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How to prevent hair loss, shampoo or dandruff shampoo?

How to prevent hair loss, shampoo or dandruff shampoo?

Cause for Hair loss: You need to find out why you are losing hair. Hair loss can be a sign of hormonal imbalance such as thyroid or sex hormones. Certain medications can also cause hair loss. Poor nutrition can also cause hair loss. You get the picture. It is important to see a doctor to help you figure out what might be causing your hair loss Take care ...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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I am using selsun blue dandruff shampoo & i notice i have more hair loss & more oily hair. But the dandruff are controlled, should i stop using it?

I am using selsun blue dandruff shampoo & i notice i have more hair loss & more oily hair. But the dandruff are controlled, should i stop using it?

Dandruff blues: Dear KMcClure, Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, allergies, fungal infection, or irritated skin. I would recommend to alternate shampoos between an anti-dandruff shampoo and non anti-dandruff shampoo. If your dandruff is already controlled using selsun blue 2-3x a week should work. For natural anti-dandruff products look for a shampoo with tea tree oil or even an essential oil of it. ...Read more

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Please help I have excesive dandruf. Hair loss too. Right nw cnt prevent hairloss bt dis dandruf is iritating. Any medicine any shampoo? Plz help

Please help I have excesive dandruf. Hair loss too. Right nw cnt prevent hairloss bt dis dandruf is iritating. Any medicine any shampoo? Plz help

Dandruff: Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis), not shampooing often enough, psoriasis, eczema, sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis), or even a yeast-like fungus (malassezia). When regular shampoos fail, otc dandruff shampoos may succeed. But dandruff shampoos aren't all alike, and you may need to experiment until you find one that works for you. ...Read more

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My problem is hair loss and dandruff wht should I do?

My problem is hair loss and dandruff wht should I do?

Get treated: The hair loss certainly could be related to a scalp infection causing your dandruff, so it best to treat the dandruff/infection. Try head and shoulders medicated shampoo to start and see a dermatologist if the condition does not improve, as there are other causes too that may cause hair loss. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I don't have dandruff but I am suffering from hair loss . Why?

I don't have dandruff but I am suffering from hair loss . Why?

See a doctor: You need a detailed evaluation. Cannot diagnose over the internet. Most common cause of hair loss is genetic, but unusual at 18 yo. Need to see you to diagnose. ...Read more

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What is the use of flucinonide .05% soln for hair/scalp? Is it for dandruff or stop hair loss?

What is the use of flucinonide .05% soln for hair/scalp? Is it for dandruff or stop hair loss?

Steroid: Fluocinonide is a potent topical steroid and as a solution, it can be used in the scalp (avoids creams and ointments that mess up the hair). It is an anti-inflammatory drug--to reduce inflammation. So if you have red, itchy scalp or a condition that causes round patches of hair loss (alopecia areata) it can be used for that. For routine hair loss or mild dandruff, it might not be the right med. ...Read more

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Im losing my hairs and im 21 years old. I have dandruff in my hairs. Please tell me what can I do to prevent hair loss.?

Im losing my hairs and im 21 years old. I have dandruff in my hairs. Please tell me what can I do to prevent hair loss.?

Hair issues: Thinning hair or hair falling out can be caused by several conditions, including but not limited to thyroid disorders, stress, or scalp infections to name a few. Since you have dandruff, there may be an underlying scalp infection, so best to see a dr. For an evaluation and treatment. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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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


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