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Fungus infection on scalp what can I do to stop hair loss.

Fungus infection on scalp what can I do to stop 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

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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Rapidly losing hair on middle front scalp due to antipsychotic usage and antidepressant usage. Would application of micronazole fix it? is it fungus?

Rapidly losing hair on middle front scalp due to antipsychotic usage and antidepressant usage. Would application of micronazole fix it? is it fungus?

First: talk To your doctor about other causes. To my knowledge hair loss would be a rare side effect only with antidepressants and antipsychotics. Please explore a more common cause first which will dictate a different approach to treatment. ...Read more

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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

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

No: Scalp fungus is extremely unusual as you mature from adolescence on. You will not get scalp fungus. What is the precise cause for your problem? How bad is it? What has the Dr told you? ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can scaling of the scalp lead to permanent hair loss?

Can scaling of the scalp lead to permanent hair loss?

Not likely.: Usually the rash of "cradle cap" as it is commonly called can lead to some hair loss. This is temporary, however, and should not cause any great alarm. ...Read more

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Do estradot patches helps to reduce scalp hair loss in men?

Do estradot patches helps to reduce scalp hair loss in men?

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 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

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


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