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Scalp Fungus Hair Loss
Treat the infection: 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, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...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
Had skin contact w/ person who had ringworm. No symptoms but hair loss and flaky green stuff on hairs. Can i have a scalp fungus now from the contact?
Rapidly losing hair on middle front scalp due to antipsychotic usage and antidepressant usage. Would application of micronazole fix it? is it fungus?
Hair loss from telogen effluvium. Stopped washing it cuz i hate seeing it fall out. Does not washing hair cause any fungus? It does feel softer
Flaky/fuzzy green things in hair brush. No itch, not red, no patches, just hair loss. Derm said nothing--but can't they culture 4 fungus to be sure?
Nothing?????: Really? Derm. must have said SOMETHING!!! You do not give enough information. The exam by the DR is the important thing. If the person is older than puberty scalp fungus is not likely. If there no scabs, scales, hairless spots, etc., culture is not indicated. A culture is usually of interest after it is already determined that there is infection, just to identify which fungus. ...Read more
NO: If you have a hair-loss problem, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
Generally no: Transgender (male to female) patients on long term estrogen therapy, especially when started while in youth, may experience less male-pattern baldness than they would have otherwise. But generally no, it is not an accepted or effective therapy for male pattern hair loss. Adverse effects also greatly limit use. Minoxidil (Rogain) when used as directed works quite well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair loss: You should consult your doctor and or a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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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