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Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Does oily scalp causes hair loss?Is it true if oil stays on scalp does it cause hair to fall out.Plz answer thankxx

Does oily scalp causes hair loss?Is it true if oil stays on scalp does it cause hair to fall out.Plz answer thankxx

Oily hair and loss: Not really. Occasionally greasy hair can be seen with b complex deficiencies but does not cause hair loss per se. Some people can have both as hair loss can have genetic, nutritional or metabolic-toxic reasons. ...Read more

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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more


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Heavy headgear damage the underlying of the scalp cause hair loss and pain what can I do?

Heavy headgear damage the underlying of the scalp cause hair loss and pain what can I do?

What type of: headgear? It is unlikely that your headgear is the cause of hair loss. Sikhs wear turbans all day and that is not associated with hair loss. ...Read more

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What is the number one ways to combat oily scalp and hair loss ?

What is the number one ways to combat oily scalp and hair loss ?

Scalp hyzine: Vitamin and protein supplement, treat scalp oiliness with apropriate sampoo, avoid excess testosteron.... If taking. Breading and coloring damages hair in long term. See pmd. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Any remedy for severe hair loss? I have a family history of hair loss. And also I have oily scalp.

Any remedy for severe hair loss? I have a family history of hair loss. And also I have oily scalp.

Hair loss: Finasteride pills can effectively delay male pattern hair loss. They must be prescribed and monitored by your doctor. They will hold your hair in for many years, likely for as long as you are taking them. However if you stop them your hair will fall out in a relatively short time to where it would have been if you had never been on them. Daily shampoo for oily scalp. ...Read more

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Is tolnaftate safe to use on the scalp? If not, why not? Would it possibly cause hair loss?

Is tolnaftate safe to use on the scalp?  If not, why not?  Would it possibly cause hair loss?

Yes: Tolnaftate is a synthetic thiocarbamate used as an anti-fungal agent sold without prescription as a cream, powder, spray, and liquid aerosol. Tolnaftate is used to treat fungal conditions such as jock itch, athlete's foot and ringworm, and can be used on the scalp without the likelihood of damaging the hair. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
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What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

Trauma: Psoriasis is a genetic or inherited disorder. Any type of trauma to the skin can trigger a psoriasis lesion to occur at that site. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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