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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 skin has become dry from last few days and scalp is full of dandruff. Otherwise I've a oily skin. Is it a symptom of thyroid?

My skin has become dry from last few days and scalp is full of dandruff. Otherwise I've a oily skin. Is it a symptom of thyroid?

NO: Thyroid symptoms depend on whether it is too high or too low. You are not describing either. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try a dandruff shampoo. ...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?

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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How do I know if I have dandruff? #nqlu why do I scratch my arms, and wrists, and shoulders/neck? #nqlu how do I know if I have dandruff? #nqlu why do I scratch my arms, and wrists, and shoulders/neck? #nqlu

How do I know if I have dandruff? #nqlu why do I scratch my arms, and wrists, and shoulders/neck? #nqlu how do I know if I have dandruff? #nqlu why do I scratch my arms, and wrists, and shoulders/neck? #nqlu

Hello.: Hello. I answered your earlier question about itchiness. I don't know if you have dandruff. Dandruff can be a symptom of seborrheic dermatitis and causes flakiness of the scalp. However, really dry skin can also cause flaking. Seborrheic dermatitis can affect other areas of your body. Recommend that you consider a dermatology evaluation or based on input in your previous question, consider allergy testing. ...Read more

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I've had dandruff for about 3-4 years, but now I have a big red patch on my scalp, and small ones on my neck, and it's really itchy. What is this?

I've had dandruff for about 3-4 years, but now I have a big red patch on my scalp, and small ones on my neck, and it's really itchy. What is this?

Need to be examined: Can't really tell by your description, more history and physical examination required, kindly see a dermatologist, you can start with your doctor who may refer you, good luck ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 24 yrs old girl, having severe hair fall & extreme hair dryness problem. Thyroid & insulin are normal. Wat could be the cause for my problem.

Hi, I'm 24 yrs old girl, having severe hair fall & extreme hair dryness problem. Thyroid & insulin are normal. Wat could be the cause for my problem.

Hair dryness: Your dryness may be due to strickly mechanical reasons such as too hot curling iron, dyes, frequent shampooing, bleaching, etc. ...Read more

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What can I do to rid discoloration on my neck, back, and chest that looks like tinea versicolor besides dandruff shampoo? I have discoloration that has spread over the past year on my neck, upper back, and some on my stomach. It has changed in color from

What can I do to rid discoloration on my neck, back, and chest that looks like tinea versicolor besides dandruff shampoo? I have discoloration that has spread over the past year on my neck, upper back, and some on my stomach. It has changed in color from

This: This is something that should be evaluated by a dermatologist. You could be dealing with vitiligo, psoriasis, dermatits, etc. It is hard to make an assessment solely based on your post. I definitely think you should schedule an appointment.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

Scalp Hygiene: You should see a dermatologist, in the meantime applied a shampoo
which will be useful for fungal and bacterial infections.
It also will be useful, if you could have your hair cut Short.

As you have lymph nodes in your neck is quite possible that you have
an ongoing infection, you will require culture and sensitivity of the organism
and started on antibiotics ...Read more

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Itchy scalp (esp near ear and neck), dandruff if I don't take head bath every alternate day, and small itchy bumps on scalp near ear and neck under the hair which sometimes turn into pimple and burst open. What could be the reason.

Itchy scalp (esp near ear and neck), dandruff if I don't take head bath every alternate day, and small itchy bumps on scalp near ear and neck under the hair which sometimes turn into pimple and burst open. What could be the reason.

Scalp Dermatitis: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, aggravated by applying grease, pomades, or other occlusive agents. Using a shampoo that has tar for five minutes at least every five days should control it. If the condition persists, consult with a dermatologist. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition. ...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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From the last 3 months I have severe dandruff problem or dry scalp, which I am not sure of. I have flakes on my scalp.

From the last 3 months I have severe dandruff problem or dry scalp, which I am not sure of. I have flakes on my scalp.

Dandruff: This is very likely dandruff. We call this seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. Sometimes this is associated with a rash around the eyebrows / sides of the nose or chin. Best treated with selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione shampoos. Please ask your pharmacist for one of these and use as directed - see someone if not improving after a month or two. ...Read more

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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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I am male, 20yrs, student. I have severe hair fall and dandruff problem. My scalp gets oily and itchy everyday. I had habit of masturbation. I stopped it.?

I am male, 20yrs, student. I have severe hair fall and dandruff problem. My scalp gets oily and itchy everyday. I had habit of masturbation. I stopped it.?

Several concerns: You have a diagnosis of bad seborrhea which is probably why your hair is falling out, but you're not being treated appropriately for it. You're only on Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil) which are for male pattern baldness which isn't the problem at your age unless you're ultra-hairy. And enjoying your sexuality by yourself isn't the cause -- it's healthy. Man up and get to a competent specialist. ...Read more

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Can you explain why aren't thyroid levels checked like insulin levels?

Can you explain why aren't thyroid levels checked like insulin levels?

Thyroid checks: Thyroid levels should be checked more frequently. Hypo or hyperthyroidism can creep up on someone and people can be sick for years before it becomes apparent.
On the other hand, I almost never measure Insulin levels. For obesity/insulin resistance, it tells you nothing that you don't already know, and will not affect treatment. ...Read more

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A1c 5.4% Average Glucose is 108 and fasting insulin 19.9 uIU/mL in 19 year old male with Hashimoto's. Are these levels common with thyroid issue?

A1c 5.4% Average Glucose is 108 and fasting insulin 19.9 uIU/mL in 19 year old male with Hashimoto's. Are these levels common with thyroid issue?

Insulin level: NicholasM210 ~ those levels are all normal regardless.

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/2089224-overview ...Read more

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I eat clean, extremely active, burn way more cals than I consume, 165cm & 68kg, been to dietician, not hormones, thyroid or insulin, y can't I lose weight?

I eat clean, extremely active, burn way more cals than I consume, 165cm & 68kg, been to dietician, not hormones, thyroid or insulin, y can't I lose weight?

Recalculate: You're probably miscalculating either your intake or expenditure of calories. Walking a mile only burns off 100 calories, and it takes 3500 calories burned off to lose a pound. Try eating less, see a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

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Thyroid removed high TSH low blood sugar high insulin major weight gain, extream fatigue heart takes off really fast I feel faint. What's going on?

Thyroid removed high TSH low blood sugar high insulin major weight gain, extream fatigue heart takes off really fast I feel faint. What's going on?

Surgical hypothyroid: Surgical hypothyroidism requires thyroid replacement....Talk to an endocrinologist so you can get treated & feel better. ...Read more

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I use nuvaring which is causing hair loss, acne, and cravings. My thyroid levels are normal. I have pcos, insulin resistance, and abnormal uterin bleeding. Whatshould I do?

I use nuvaring which is causing hair loss, acne, and cravings. My thyroid levels are normal. I have pcos, insulin resistance, and abnormal uterin bleeding. Whatshould I do?

PCOS more likely: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a more likely cause of the hair loss and acne since this condition causes hormonal imbalances favoring more androgens which can cause hair loss and acne. Sometimes hormonal birth control will be used to help. You may do better on a different hormonal birth control pill that has a better estrogen effect. ...Read more

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I have dandruff. How can I solve dis problem n my hair is so dry. Any oil u can suggest?

Dandruff, dry hair: Pharmacologic treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis include antifungal preparations (selenium sulfide, pyrithione zinc, azole agents, sodium sulfacetamide and topical terbinafine) that decrease colonization by lipophilic yeast and anti-inflammatory agents (topical steroids). Kerastace bain satin is good for dry hair. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

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Insulin (Definition)

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