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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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Could an overly oily scalp cause hair loss and thinning?

NO: Oil production and hair growth are not related. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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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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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Make sure to eat plenty of healthy veggies, fruits, and protein
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Avoid excessive use of chemicals and heat
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See doc to make sure no health issues are contributing to hair loss
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Will chemo cause hair loss on scalp only.Will i lose body hair all over? Just wondering how much hair i may lose on body

Will chemo cause hair loss on scalp only.Will i lose body hair all over? Just wondering how much hair i may lose on body

Varies: Depends upon the type of chemo and your body's resistance. Hair on the head is usually first to go, and later hair around the genitals, eyebrows and lashes. There is a great unpredictability to this so discuss with your oncologist to get a better picture. Mostly, after chemo, it will grow back. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Review side effects of your medications with your doctor
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Maintain a healthy diet
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Minimize and manage stress
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See your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment
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Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

See a dermatologist: How long since delivery? Nursing? Any meds or vits not listed? Blood TSH and T4? Begin with a diagnosis by a skin specialist. Telogen effluvium is common after delivery. Skin and hair changes related to estrogen/ progesterone changes can be considered. Seborrheic dermatitis, infections, psoriasis, LE, and other diagnoses demand a skilled exam and evaluation to sort it out and begin specific thera ...Read more

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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