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Hello i have some serious concerns with my hair. It has been the same length for 2 years now, wont 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, wont 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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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