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Hello I have some serious concerns with my hair. It has been the same length for 2 years now, won't grow, getting shorter, thinning and falling out. : (?

Hello I have some serious concerns with my hair. It has been the same length for 2 years now, won't grow, getting shorter, thinning and falling out. : (?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted. You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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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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Hair falls when I have short hair. Does not fall when I have neck long hair. How? Why? I am 23 male

Hair falls when I have short hair. Does not fall when I have neck long hair. How? Why? I am 23 male

Hair loss: The rate of hair loss is not related to the length of the hair. You can have increased loss with trauma, stress or thyroid abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have hair falling out for the past two years. It is broken hairs, short and curly, with the white bulbs on ends. Now look like boy. What is the problem?

I have hair falling out for the past two years. It is broken hairs, short and curly, with the white bulbs on ends. Now look like boy. What is the problem?

Different ones: We'd definitely need more information to begin with to be able to tell what might be going on, but more so a good look at your hair is needed to arrive to a more or less correct diagnosis. Common issues are fungus, thyroid disorder, mineral and vitamin deficiency, hormonal imbalance, and autoimmune disorders. Certain medications may be the culprit as well. Chemicals such as shampoo, sprays! ...Read more

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I was getting a hair cut and a lot of hair was falling out I got some in my mouth but it's short hair what if I ate some?

I was getting a hair cut and a lot of hair was falling out I got some in my mouth but it's short hair what if I ate some?

No problem: Don't worry. It will pass through your GI tract and come out in the feces. Humans don't usually have worry about hair balls in their stomach like cats. You would have to eat a lot of hair to have a oroblem. ...Read more

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2nd dose of chemo thursday. I have red bumps on my scalp hair falling out and hair cut short. The bumps itch & painful. What can I put on scalp?

You need to contact: Your oncologist should be informed about what you have noted and you should go and show it to the person who gave you chemotherapy. I doubt if this is anything serious but communication with your own oncologist is more important than asking for help from others. ...Read more

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Hair thinning for many years. New hairs coming in but falling off easily around 2 inches/eye lash length. Scalp shows but I can see new short hairs?

Hair thinning for many years. New hairs coming in but falling off easily around 2 inches/eye lash length. Scalp shows but I can see new short hairs?

If hairs are: Coming back in it is a good thing. It shows health. Be sure you do not have a brush that pulls hairs out as it sounds like that may be the cause of the problem, hairs breaking off at the root or being pulled out. Brush gently with a gentle brush!! ...Read more

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Hair falling out getting shorter 2 mos now. But thick @ roots still. Taking biotin multi vitamins tramadol ER & hydroxyzine. Glutton free diet help!

Hair falling out getting shorter 2 mos now. But thick @ roots still. Taking biotin multi vitamins tramadol ER & hydroxyzine. Glutton free diet help!

Telogen Effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. B12 shots once a month helps. ...Read more

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Having sharp short pains on my head, not like pins and needles when something "falls asleep" but like I just got poked with a small sewing needle.?

Having sharp short pains on my head, not like pins and needles when something "falls asleep" but like I just got poked with a small sewing needle.?

Need more info: I really need more information to answer this question. What location of your head does occur? Do you get any associated symptoms with the stabbing headaches? Blurry vision, double vision, fluid leakage from ears or nasal passages, headaches worsened in light, weakness of arms and /or legs, neck pain? Any history of closed head injury? First I would start with a brain mri. ...Read more

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Hii. My age is 26 and my hairs falls regularly wht I do?

Hii. My age is 26 and my hairs falls regularly wht I do?

Hair loss: I would see your doctor to find out if there are any issues causing your hair loss such as an under active thyroid gland, skin infection or excessive stress. Everyone has a different rate of hair loss though, and this just may be your pattern at this age. ...Read more

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How to know that hairs are falling down or breaking down.

How to know that hairs are falling down or breaking down.

U R 2 young 2 post: Please refer to your pediatrician. You can post questions when you are 17 years old. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can stop falling of my corner hairs?

Can you tell me how I can stop falling of my corner hairs?

Can't stop it, man!: All men lose the hair on their temples between age 18 and 22. Look around you. If you're headed for baldness (which is likely if you're blessed with a lot of chest hair) it will continue backwards and over the crown of your head, otherwise it will stop or be very slow. You can treat this (medications, surgery) or embrace your masculinity and genetics. ...Read more

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Day by day my hairs r falling. I m too scared is der any measures to be taken.

Day by day my hairs r falling. I m too scared is der any measures to be taken.

See below: Normal hair. Loss is aboit 50-100 strands per day. If you are experiencing more than this average number or you notice thinned spots, pls see your doctor. Certain tests can be done to see possible cause like thyroid problems, iron levels, to name a few. ...Read more

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My hairs r very long. But now adays they r falling in large numbers. How can I reduce it or stop it.

My hairs r very long. But now adays they r falling in large numbers. How can I reduce it or stop it.

Hair Loss: Is premature hair loss in the family? New onset of alopecia can be hereditary or may signal a red flag such as certain systemic disorders such a s lupus or scleroderma. Assuming your state of nutrition is healthy, I would consult your doctor to rule out lupus and related disorders, certain dermatologic conditions, and assess your general state of health to be sure. Treatments are available. ...Read more

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My hair is falling and im only 17, why?

A dermatologic: Evaluation may help to determine the reason for your hair loss. ...Read more

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Hair falling for solutions?

Hair falling for solutions?

Alopecia: This is difficult to answer, there are many causes of hair loss, many of these are self limited and will resolve with time. If the hair loss is in patches it could be due to fungal infection. Other causes may include thyroid problems. Male pattern baldness is normal phenomenon for many men. You need to be evaluated by a medical provider. ...Read more

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What are causes of falling hair?

What are causes of falling hair?

Hair Loss: Scarring hair loss means that the hair follicle is being damaged and hair can no longer grow. Non-scarring means that you have hair loss but it does grow back. Hair loss can be attributed to a variety of different issues including heredity, illness and medications. When you are losing larger than average amounts of hair, and you don't know the reason, get a check-up that includes blood work. ...Read more

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What would cause my hair to be falling out?

What would cause my hair to be falling out?

Multifactorial: Thanks for your question! This is one of the most common questions I see in clinical practice. Essentially it could be iron deficiency, thyroid issues, or androgenetic alopecia. There may be other more rare causes too. In short, I would go to your doc and get some iron and thyroid checked! ...Read more

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My hair goes falling off,,,, What to do Sir?

See doctor: You need to go to your doctor for a thorough exam and history. Start there ...Read more

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I am suffering from falling of my hair?

I am suffering from falling of my hair?

See doctor: You may have a problem with your thyroid gland, or be deficient in b vitamins, esp biotin. Magnesium deficiency and zinc deficiency can also cause hair loss. If you have patchy hair loss, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I prevent falling of my corner hairs?

How can I prevent falling of my corner hairs?

See doc.: First step is to make sure there is no treatable condition causing hair loss, like thyroid disease. So see your doc. Get checked and then discuss options for treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do if my hair is always falling???

What should I do if my hair is always falling???

Many things: Many things can cause this-diet, stress, thyroid and other hormone problems, and certain skin diseases. If it is bad enough to make your hair pattern, you should get an exam. ...Read more

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My hair has been falling out very bad. Why is this?

My hair has been falling out very bad. Why is this?

Multiple reasons: There are a variety of reasons hair falls out. These include poor diet, stress and improper chemical treatments to your hair. Internal abnormalities can also affect hair growth including thyroid disorders, iron deficiency, low B12 and other hormone disorders. The best thing to do is have a complete workup by a board dermatologist who will help you identify the problem. ...Read more

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Will hair start falling if we wash them twice a day?

Will hair start falling if we wash them twice a day?

Probably not: But this depends on what you are washing it with and why. Professional swimmers have their hair wet almost continually and do not lose their hair. If you are using particularly harsh soaps this may damage hair. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat thinning or falling out hair?

What is the best way to treat thinning or falling out hair?

Falling or thinning: Nutritiona deficiency, hypothyroidism using harsh shampoos or hair car products are some common cause. Also, some mediciations can make you lose hair. Any stressors can make u lose hair. Removing or treating the cause is the best answer. Hard water cna make you loose hair as well. Biotin whcih is availabel over the counter soemtiems helps. Talk to your doctor though for finding the root cause. ...Read more

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My sister's hair kept falling. Why is this so? She is only 25

My sister's hair kept falling. Why is this so? She is only 25

Needs to be checked: A check of thyroid function is in order. A physician can diagnose alopecia areata (not really treatable) and telogen effluvium (look for underlying cause). Some folks pull their hair compulsively and this is only semi-treatable. If she's having normal periods it's not male pattern baldness. If there's a fungus infection, it's easy to treat. ...Read more