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Doctor insights on: Severe Dandruff And Thyroid Insulin Problems

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I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

Separate problems.: The real name for "dandruff" is seborrheic dermatitis. Effective otc shampoos all contain either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, or a combination of them, so look for those ingredients. Dandruff does not cause hair loss, so that is a separate issue, with many possible causes. Your dermatologist will have to run some tests to determine the cause. ...Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


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My son 2yr old n his hair falling alot no dandruff or wring worm but he's itching not to much his blood work came out nothing wrong with his thyroid ?

My son 2yr old n his hair falling alot no dandruff or wring worm but he's itching not to much his blood work came out nothing wrong with his thyroid 
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Reassuring: The fact his thyroid and blood work are normal is good. The itching is still suspicious for either infection or allergic reaction. Some ring worm infections can be trickier to see and it might be time for a dermatologist to look at the hairs to see if they can find the problem. Diet issues can also cause hair loss as can stress. Let your doctor know you are still worried. Here is some more info- http://www.hairlosstalk.com/hair-loss-children/ ...Read more

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I have more hair fall for last 5 months even i don't have dandruff , fever, iron deficiency, thyroid, tension job , please suggest me ?

I have more hair fall for last 5 months  even i don't have dandruff , fever, iron deficiency, thyroid, tension job , please  suggest me ?

Few common ones: Severe and prolonged illness, chemo, medication/withdrawal of such (i.E ocps), and following pregnancy are few common examples of causes of hair loss(falling-out). These will grow back in time. U lose about 150 hair per day, but those with longer hair and braid/tie their hair see fall-out more during showering because the fallen hair are still held in tie until release/shower/brushing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mom was insulin diabetic but no known thyroid issues. Is there a chance my 2 sisters could have thyroid problems or my 3 daughters like me? Genetic ?

Mom was insulin diabetic but no known thyroid issues. Is there a chance my 2 sisters could have thyroid problems or my 3 daughters like me? Genetic ?

Diabetes & thyroid: Unfortunately diabetes & thyroid disease can be genetic & one person can havE both coditions, the best way is to have you sisters & daughters go for annual physical exam & have them checked for both, unless they develop any symptoms , they should see their doctor ASAP. Good luck ...Read more

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Hi, i'm having healthy eating habit with normal iron, thyroid & insulin levels. Facing extreme hair dryness &hairfall problem. Kindly suggest cause.

Hi, i'm having healthy eating habit with normal iron, thyroid & insulin levels. Facing extreme hair dryness &hairfall problem. Kindly suggest cause.

Healthy hair: There are many possible causes for hair loss. The dermatologist can work you up to determine cause. That way, treatment can be targeted to correct the problem. Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty > ...Read more

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My nephew has a severe dandruff problem. Treatment?

My nephew has a severe dandruff problem. Treatment?

Seb derm & dandruff: Mild seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff can essentially appear the same, but seb derm is often associated with redness, scaling, and crusting. Seborrhea also can affect other parts of the body, including the face, chest and upper back. Many over the counter shampoos are available for both conditions, and your pharmacist can help. ...Read more

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My 2 year- old daughter has severe dandruff (big and flaky). Washing her hair twice a week is not keeping the problem under control. What can I do?

My 2 year- old daughter has severe dandruff (big and flaky). Washing her hair twice a week is not keeping the problem under control. What can I do?

See the Pediatrician: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, or selenium are sold in many stores. Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A pediatrician or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections, histiocytosis, etc..., because 2 years is very young (there may be some unusual skin disorder). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my nephew has a severe dandruff problem and needs help asap?

What do you suggest if my nephew has a severe dandruff problem and needs help asap?

Shampoo: Anti dandruff shampoo with antifungal action like ketoconazole or selenium sulfide. If it is severe and not responding to treatment, it might not be dandruff. Eczema and psoriasis are among the possibilities. ...Read more

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Will flucinonide .05%soln help medium to severe dandruff problem?Does it help stop hair loss due to dandruff?How long does it take for it work?

Will flucinonide .05%soln help medium to severe dandruff problem?Does it help stop hair loss due to dandruff?How long does it take for it work?

Steroid for dandruff: Dandruff is flaking scalp skin cells, and is caused by either seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. It is not dry scalp. Both conditions may occur on the face and elsewhere. If hairloss occurs it iis temporary., shampoos are often helpful, like those that contain coal tar, or antifungals, as are topical steroids, like Fluocinonide solution 0.05%, when used regularly. ...Read more

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