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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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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

Dr. Stevan Cordas
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. Foster Carr
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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


Dr. Steven Hubert
Board Certified, Dermatology
23 years in practice
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Could an overly oily scalp cause hair loss and thinning?

Dr. Steven Hubert
Board Certified, Dermatology
23 years in practice
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NO: Oil production and hair growth are not related. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Steven Hubert
Board Certified, Dermatology
23 years in practice
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Burning scalp, oily hair, causing me hair loss. Dermatologists can't find the reason for it. Its been over 10 years now. I m desperate.Help?

Dr. Steven Hubert
Board Certified, Dermatology
23 years in practice
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Unclear.: Have you had a biopsy yet. If not, you should seek evaluation and treatment from a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Heavy headgear damage the underlying of the scalp cause hair loss and pain what can I do?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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What is the number one ways to combat oily scalp and hair loss ?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Dermatology
42 years in practice
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Any remedy for severe hair loss? I have a family history of hair loss. And also I have oily scalp.

Dr. Arthur Balin
Board Certified, Dermatology
42 years in practice
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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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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Board Certified, General Practice
46 years in practice
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My scalp is very itchy and I have severe hair loss I recently heard of tgel if I use it will it cause more hair loss?

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Board Certified, General Practice
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My scalp is very itchy and I have severe hair loss I recently heard of tgel if I use it will it cause more hair loss?

Fungal infection: of the scalp is probably the cause. Use t/gel dandruff shampoo. If it does not help see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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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. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Does applying shampoo directly to scalp cause hair loss??

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Does applying shampoo directly to scalp cause hair loss??

No: Shampoo should not cause hair loss.

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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. Emily Altman
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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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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more


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