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I have EXCESS PRODUCTION OF SEBUM IN SCALP Plus HAIR LOSS.So Which is the best product to CONTROL EXCESS SEBUM PRODUCTION available in INDIA???

I have EXCESS PRODUCTION OF SEBUM IN SCALP Plus HAIR LOSS.So Which is the best product to CONTROL EXCESS SEBUM PRODUCTION available in INDIA???

Sebum: Overproduction of sebum of the scalp may be a sign of seborrhoic dermatitis which is caused by a fungus. I believe you can get head and shoulders shampoo in India or Nizoral (ketoconazole) if available ...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 do I tell the difference between DHT crystals and hardened sebum. Rapid hair thin/loss in two months. Shrugged off as dandruff/telogen effluvium.

How do I tell the difference between DHT crystals and hardened sebum. Rapid hair thin/loss in two months. Shrugged off as dandruff/telogen effluvium.

You can't ??: DHT (dihydrotestosterone) seems to play a significant role in the development of androgenic alopecia, but it would be very difficult to identify it, or to separate it from sebum, a surface skin layer of dead skin cells & debris. DHT is probably mixed in with the sebum. Oral medications such as finasteride can inhibit DHT/only approved for males. Topicals/shampoos benefit unsubstantiated. ...Read more

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I have hardened balls of sebum on my scalp causing hair loss. I went to a dermatologist who gave me loprox (ciclopirox) shampoo. Is there any way to fix this?

I have hardened balls of sebum on my scalp causing hair loss. I went to a dermatologist who gave me loprox (ciclopirox) shampoo. Is there any way to fix this?

Scalp hair loss: Your action of seeing a dermatologist who is a specialist in this disorder , is the best way to diagnosis and get treatment for this problem. ...Read more

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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Is there "real" help for hair loss for women?  2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...Read more

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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...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


Sebum (Definition)

The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, ...Read more