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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Will Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo regrow hair loss caused by ringworm?

Will Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo regrow hair loss caused by ringworm?

Needs oral med: Ring worm in the scalp which causes loss of hai in that area more common in children but can happen in adults, needs to be treated with oral antifungal drug like grsiofulvin or Lamisil (terbinafine) and as the infection clears completely the hair will grow back. Niozoral shampoo is also used along with oral med which will prevent the growth of fungi as well as kill the pathogen.But shampoo alone will not work. ...Read more

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Does using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo removes DHT from head?

Does using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo removes DHT from head?

DHT: Dihydrotestoterone, is a hormone, excess levels of which have been implicated in male hair loss and prostate problems. Ketoconazole may produce a decrease in testosterone making it useful for treating prostate cancer and there are studies suggesting efficacy in regrowing hair. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) for beard work?

Does rogaine (minoxidil) for beard work?

It May: Rogaine (minoxidil) is approved for application on the scalp to grow hair as an over the counter product. Trying it in other areas may work, but more likely you would benefit from a medical evaluation and other therapies (some people do hair transplant to missing beard hair areas!). ...Read more

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Does anti dandruff shampoo work?

Does anti dandruff shampoo work?

Yes: Leave on for 10- 15 mins before getting into shower, use daily and rotate shampoos, using a tar based/nizeral/headnshoulders if not helpful see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is selsun blue shampoo helpful?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo helps person suffering from alpoecia?

Using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo helps person suffering from alpoecia?

Possibly: There is data to suggest that male pattern alopecia may benefit from use of ketoconazole topically, although not approved for usage by fda. Currently only approved usage is for dandruff and seborrheic scalp dermatitis. ...Read more

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Is organic dandruff shampoo strong enuff for seb dermatitis of scalp?

Depends: It depends what is in it. If it doesn't have selenium or ketoconazole, the likelihood of it working is fairly low. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss, shampoo or dandruff shampoo?

How to prevent hair loss, shampoo or dandruff shampoo?

Cause for Hair loss: You need to find out why you are losing hair. Hair loss can be a sign of hormonal imbalance such as thyroid or sex hormones. Certain medications can also cause hair loss. Poor nutrition can also cause hair loss. You get the picture. It is important to see a doctor to help you figure out what might be causing your hair loss Take care ...Read more

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How often to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo for hair loss?

How often to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo for hair loss?

not for hair loss: Is a anti fungal antibiotic , used for fungal infections of scalp , like dandruff , if your loss of hair is due to fungal infection , causing hair loss , then is indicated , long term use is not advised speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Ketoconazole (Definition)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Nizoral (Definition)

Nizoral is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more