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I'm taking cellcept and i asked my Rheumi if i could take biotin and she said no. I'm experiencing a lot of hair loss and it's depressing. ?

I'm taking cellcept and i asked my Rheumi if i could take biotin and she said no. I'm experiencing a lot of hair loss and it's  depressing. ?

Biotin: isn't the treatment to your hair loss, and your treating rheumatologist has a logic behind advising against using it. Hair loss can be due to your original disease or another problem, cellcept isn't known for this side effect, kindly ask to be seen by a dermatologist for evaluation, best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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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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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

PREVENTING HAIR LOSS: AH! THAT WOULD BE BILLION DOLLAR PRODUCT . . . NO WAY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS. I REMEMBER A WAG* ONCE SAYING, "THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS IS TO CASTRATE YOUR GRANDPARENTS." KEEP YOU HAIR CLEAN; SHAMPOO OFTEN; EAT A HEALTHFUL DIET; AND STAY HAPPY . . . *A WAG IS A WITTY AMUSING PERSON WHO MAKES JOKES . . . ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

Hair loss: If you are a male the most important cause is genetic male pattern baldness. Some important preventable causes of hair loss are iron deficiency anemia and hypothyroidism (lazy thyroid). ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

Good Hair care: Avoid Chemicals and hair spray/Color for the hairs. Sometime it is hereditary especially in males after certain age. Good Nutrition and treating some scalp conditions like Dandruff, Psoriasis Eczema etc. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent hair loss?

Please see: Many causes so see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss. I'm 21?

How to prevent hair loss. I'm 21?

Hair Loss Prevention: Because there are numerous medical and genetic factors involved, preventing hair loss at ANY age requires a medical consultation with a ABHRS board-certified, full-time, experienced hair restoration physician specialist. Today, this is done long-distance via email, phone or skype. Good news, effective treatments are available to help keep your hair growing strong. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss for teenagers?

How to prevent hair loss for teenagers?

Why: The best way to prevent hair loss is to find out why hair is falling out. Some reasons include fungal infection, pcos, thyroid disease and some autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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How can you prevent total hair loss during chemotherapy?

How can you prevent total hair loss during chemotherapy?

Not possible: It is really not possible. But in most patients hair grows back after a while, after the chemotherapy is stopped ...Read more

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Are there any foods or natural suplements to prevent hair loss?

Hair loss: Although, many claims have been and are being made regarding such, none has been proven to stand the test of success. ...Read more

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What can doctors do to prevent hereditary hair loss before it happens?

They can't: So far there are no good, reliable methods from preventing hair loss. ...Read more

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Is hair loss common during menopause, and are there any ways to prevent it?

Is hair loss common during menopause, and are there any ways to prevent it?

Female baldness: Remember that baldness is genetic and affects both men and women. It could be that you have inherited a gene for baldness and are just now seeing it. Rogaine (minoxidil) is the treatment of choice for both men and women if this is indeed female pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Hi, sir my hair loss is more is there any natural prevention tips to prevent it?

Hair loss: If I read things correctly you are losing hair at an early age. The best advice is to see a dermatologist who can determine what the problem is and help get it under control. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take to prevent thining hair and hair loss. Im a 49 year old male white?

Is there anything I can take to prevent thining hair and hair loss. Im a 49 year old male white?

Propecia (finasteride): Finasteride 1 mg will slow and reverse hair loss in most men. It takes two or more months to start seeing effect. The laser comb also claims to slow hair loss. ...Read more

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I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

Maybe (seborrhea): 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

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How to prevent dandruff problem and hair loss which is bcmg very worse in winter.Food to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent dandruff problem and hair loss which is bcmg very worse in winter.Food to prevent hair loss?

What I find helpful: What i find helpful, which isnt food is baby oil, I have very bad dandruff especially in the winter time is baby oil, ( we also use this method in the nursing home for the elderly patients and it works well!) 1) wet your hair, 2) apply and rub in baby oil in hair, 3) rinse out and use regular shampoo to get the baby oil smell out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Changed to hard water and experiencing hair loss, how long does it take to regrow and what can i do to prevent more loss?

Most Hair: loss in woman is due to some kind of stressor that causes more hair follicles than normal to go inactive. Some of our hair follicles are inactive at anytime. This stress was usually 4-6 months before the hair loss and they see it everywhere not in just one spot or patches. If it's not like that see dermatology. Otherwise use biotin and it will come back in 4-6 months. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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