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Nystatin Hair Loss
Im 31m begining to show first signs of hair loss s@ back of my scalp. Does rogain or minoxidil really workk?
Yes, they may: Although, they may work for you, i'd recommend to rule out other possible causes of hair loss such as thyroid disease and/or anemia. If there is none of those, and you exhibit male baldness pattern, you may try rogaine (minoxidil). I'd not go for Minoxidil (oral) as it does have a higher incidence of side effects. ...Read more
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
I am on spironolactone 100 mg for androgenic hair loss, would maca root interfere witht spironolactone or decrease it`s antiandrogenic effect.. ?
Im in my early 20's, male, have patchy hair loss and a painful lump that has formed in my left breast. What could this be?
Several things: Hair looks like alopecia areata which is an autoimmune condition. It is important to get blood work done to rule out thyroid, anemia problems. See a dermatologist for treatment which could be topical steroid as well as injection steroid. Breast needs to be seen by pcp asap. ...Read more
Name given to blood test for possible Pancreas Damage? Been using Saw Palmetto for Hair loss have read on Medicine Plus Website possible Pancreas S/E
Not your job: It is not your job to order blood tests. If you have a concern then you address it with your family doctor. They will know exactly what tests should be ordered and how to interpret them. ...Read more
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
Many causes: Men can have an inherited form of hair loss that is caused by male hormones. When older women stop having periods, they too can develop this male hormone type or hair loss.Both men and woman can have hair loss from thyroid disease, anemia, drugs like chemotherapy drugs, and stress and illness. There are treatments for many kinds of hair loss that a dermatologist can provide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer