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Female severe facial hair?

Female severe facial hair?

See a DR: Do you have normal menstrual periods? Normal scalp hair? Acne? Obese? Diabetic? On any meds or birth control? Abnormal body hair? Facial hair since what age? Family with same thing? First check if your hormones are normal. Shaving, waxing, laser, plucking are all useful. Removing hair does not make it grow any thicker. Removing hair does not make it grow faster. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Can sebbhoric dermatitis cause sudden severe diffuse hair fall?

Can sebbhoric dermatitis cause sudden severe diffuse hair fall?

No: Independent disorders. Ask your dad when he started losing his hair. Most of this is under genetic control. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause sudden severe hair fall?

Can lupus cause sudden severe hair fall?

Not usually: Hair loss in lupus is usually due to the discoid lesions on the scalp. Sudden, widespread hair loss with a normal-looking scalp is usually telogen effluvium and recovery is usual. ...Read more

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Can systemetic lupus cause sudden severe hair fall?

Can systemetic lupus cause sudden severe hair fall?

A Hairy Problem: Yes. A lupus diagnosis often involves many physical changes, including hair loss, which is a common side effect of lupus & the medications used to treat it. Recent severe illness, a thyroid problem,certain nutritional deficiencies, your genetic makeup & other specific skin diseases of the scalp can also cause hair loss. It's important to work with your doctor to figure out how to minimize it. ...Read more

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Can sebopsoriasis cause mild scaling n greasiness nd severe hair fall?

Can sebopsoriasis cause mild scaling n greasiness nd severe hair fall?

SeboPsoriasis: Sebopsoriasis usually shows up as dry scaly areas on the scalp and occasionally in the eyebrows or around the nose or even in the ears. It is not typically associated with hair loss. ...Read more

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Can hair recover from severe traction alopecia?

Can hair recover  from severe traction alopecia?

Usually Yes: Once the cause of the traction alopecia is removed the hair will usually grow back as long as it has not been going on for too long. Unfortunately, chronic traction alopecia can result in permanent hairloss in the area. Traction alopecia is not one of the conditions of hairloss that spreads unless the source of traction is spreading to other areas of the scalp. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause sudden diffuse hair fall?

Can pcos cause sudden diffuse hair fall?

Not sudden: PCOS can definitely be linked to hair loss but it is usually chronic and slow. If you had sudden hair loss then it could be from something else. A dermatologist is probably the best doctor to see for this. Have your thyroid checked too ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata cause severe diffuse hair fall? My biopsy says I hv no telegon effluivm.

Can alopecia areata cause severe diffuse hair fall? My biopsy says I hv no telegon effluivm.

ALOPECIA W/U: YES : Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full lab work up especially Thyroid studies b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Also MASON-PEARSON brush spreads sebum and improves blood flow. & Rogaine (minoxidil) may help If there is no improvement you beed dermatology consult for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. ...Read more

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Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

No: Seborrheic dermatitis does not cause hair loss, but there are other skin conditions that can do that. Hair loss can also be caused by underlying medical problems, like a thyroid disorder, or can be caused by medications. You should see a dermatologist to have this checked out. ...Read more

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Can severe anxiety cause slught hair loss?

Can severe anxiety cause slught hair loss?

Yes, but...: Yes, in theory, but that does not mean it should be ignored. You should see your doctor for exam and consideration of testing for medical cause (like low thyroid or peri-menopause among others), and possibly referral to a therapist for stress / anxiety help. ...Read more

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Could infant malnutrition cause permanent scalp hair loss ?

Could infant malnutrition cause permanent scalp hair loss ?

Its'difficult to say: You are providing a very scant information. What kind of malnutrition and why? Any underlying conditions, bowel surgery? I guess if malnutrition would be corrected, then it shouldn't be a problem. Check with your pediatrician, he/she might know better your child history. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can laser therapy help female-pattern alopecia? (crown, sides, and overall thinning) anything besides rogaine (minoxidil)? (child-bearing years)

Can laser therapy help female-pattern alopecia? (crown, sides, and overall thinning) anything besides rogaine (minoxidil)? (child-bearing years)

Female hairloss: See a dermatologist for a clear diagnosis as many conditions can mimic female pattern hair loss. You may need additional tests. Unfortunately oral meds are out for women. Topically the most cost effective is rogaine (minoxidil). Latisse might work as well but is cost prohibitive. New topicals are coming. Led lights and laser are not proven to be effective. ...Read more

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Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Hair loss: There are treatments for female hair loss depending on the cause of the hair loss. For female patterned hair loss, there are medications, such as minoxidil, that could be tried. See your doctor for complete evaluation and medication recommendations. ...Read more

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Does telogen effluvium and mild alopecia areata affect the hairline permanently?

Does telogen effluvium and mild alopecia areata affect the hairline permanently?

Telogen effluvium: Because acute telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected.Alopecia areata can be controlled with intralesional scalp cortisone injections. Your thyroid also needs to be checked. ...Read more

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Have women used rogaine (minoxidil) for frontal scalp hair loss with good results?

Have women used rogaine (minoxidil) for frontal scalp hair loss with good results?

Yes.: I know the package insert says it "has only been proven to work" on the vertex (crown) of the scalp - because clinical trials were conducted on that area, so the fda says the manufacturer cannot claim that it works anywhere else. However, in the real world, it works the same way on the frontal scalp as it does on the crown. ...Read more

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I suffer from hairfall, androgenic alopecia! best treatment?

I suffer from hairfall, androgenic alopecia! best treatment?

Rogaine (minoxidil): If you have been diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia by a physician, then i would suggest you use rogaine (minoxidil) foam for men twice a day. I also advise patients to take vitamins such as biotin, not because it increases hair production but because it makes hair thicker and shinier and thus gives the appearance of more hair. Also, i would suggest talking to your physician about taking finesteride. ...Read more

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