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Losing underarm hair stress related?

Losing underarm hair stress related?

No: Most likely physical. Menopause, diabetes, thyroid disease, alopecia, psoriasis and malnutrition are some of the causes i was able to find. Check with your family doctor or a dermatologist.Good luck to you. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Help! could stress cause tender spot on scalp ?

Help! could stress cause tender spot on scalp ?

I don't know about: Having one specific tender spot. However, I have seen some people who have such severe tension headaches that their scalp muscles are sore to the touch. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety. Cause oily skin ?

Can stress and anxiety. Cause oily skin ?

Yes: Indirectly through increased perspiration and sebaceous gland secretion. ...Read more

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Can stress trigger dermatitis?

Can stress trigger dermatitis?

Yes: The skin can react to stress in various ways: inflammation, itching, redness, outbreaks of eczema or psoriasis, etc. In fact, there is a condition called neurodermatitis where stress can cause itching, which then causes a rash, which in turn leads to more itching and scratching. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/neurodermatitis/ds00712. ...Read more

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Can amytriptyline help stress related hair loss?

Can amytriptyline help stress related hair loss?

Probably not: Some time on this classic, great antidepressant may help in other ways. Telogen effluvium (stress-related hair loss) is difficult to manage. If you're under a lot of stress, this may be a great time to examine ways in which you can change your situation, your ways of thinking / feeling, and work to be a happier person. Your physician can help here. Be brave & proacative & good luck. ...Read more

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Can scalp nerve endings cause scalp itch?

Can scalp nerve endings cause scalp itch?

Scalp nerve: Scalp nerve endings do NOT cause itchiness. Any itchy stimuli may activate the scalp nerve ending and be perceived as itch. ...Read more

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Can minoxidil 5% aggravate scalp psoriasis ?

Can minoxidil 5% aggravate scalp psoriasis ?

No !: A recent study examining the side-effects of minoxidil reveal a minuscule number that actually have psoriasis. There seems to be little or no effect of minoxidil on preexisting psoriasis or causing psoriasis to appear... ...Read more

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Does scales on scalp from scalp psoriasis reduce after taking headbath?

Does scales on scalp from scalp psoriasis reduce after taking headbath?

Psoriasis: Scaling on scalp from psoriasis will be reduced after washing your hair, but will return in a few hours. Shampoos containing 2 or 4% coal tar can help reduce the inflammation that causes the condition. There are many topical treatments for scalp psoriasis. Please see your local doctor to discuss them. ...Read more

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Can stress cause hair thinning ?

Can stress cause hair thinning ?

Yes. Three ways: In alopecia areata, white blood cells attack hair follicles, stopping hair growth ; making hair fall out. Telogen effluvium is a condition, where stress pushes large numbers of growing hairs into a resting phase. Within a few months, the affected hairs may fall out. And trichotillomania where you pick at or pull out hairs. Often these are reversible when stress is lowered. Or, it could be medical. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause scalp rash & hair lost?

Can thyroid cause scalp rash & hair lost?

Thyroid: A thyroid condition may give rise to a scalp rash, namely seborrheo which can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Stress and thyroid cause hair loss. What else?

Stress and thyroid cause hair loss. What else?

Many things: Any acute illness or surgery, psoriasis or other skin disease if it affects the scalp, some meds, genetics, age... ...Read more

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Can scalp psoraisis nd scalp seborreic dermatitis occur at the same time?

Can scalp psoraisis nd scalp seborreic dermatitis occur at the same time?

Yes...SeboPsoriasis: This is quite common and we give it the name, "SeboPsoriasis" Treatment involves addressing both the psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis components. See a dermatologist and they can help you tremendously. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can stress cause baldness?

Can stress cause baldness?

Yes: Psychological stress can result in various physical conditions, including hair loss. Practicing thought dropping, meditation exercises, and various relaxation exercises can help. However, it's best to get a medical evaluation, since there are many medical conditions, such as thyroid problems, that can be the cause. ...Read more

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Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Hair loss: infections can cause hair loss Effective treatment will resolve it. See a dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more

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Can scalp psoriasis lead to a receding hairline and thinning hair?

Can scalp psoriasis lead to a receding hairline and thinning hair?

Maybe..: But it's more likely that the thinning and receding is genetic and will happen regardless. The psoriasis (which stresses the skin that supports hair growth) may cause patchy hair loss and make the genetic thinning worse, but usually doesn't cause a receding hairline by itself. ...Read more

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Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes

Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes

See below: You may try home treatment as given in the link below: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-dandruff-treatment If home treatment is not effective, it would be prudent to see a dermatologist to rule out other disorders, e.g., psoriasis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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