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Thyroid Eyebrow Hair Loss
I need to know if a dermatologist can help with my eyebrow hair loss. If they can prescribe me something to grow them back?
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
I don't have enough money to make an app with a dermatologist here. And I really need to talk to one about my eyebrow hair loss : (?
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Hair loss & thyroid: Those symptoms might suggest a thyroid problem, and further evaluation is necessary. If you have not already seen one, an endocrinologist should be your next stop. ...Read more
Scalp burning with hair loss on sides of head. Had baby 12mths ago & thyroid normal. Is this normal?
Iron Deficiency: Check your blood for CBC, hemoglobin and iron level. Your symptoms could be due to iron deficiency anemia which is more common during ; after pregnancy than thyroidal disorders especially if had no thyroid disorder in the past and you were not taking any medication that could have affected your thyroid function. ...Read more
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
While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?
Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more
I'm symptomatic of hypothyroid (hair loss, fatigue, cold, fuzzy head...) TSH=3.73 and T4=14. My Dr has said it can't be Thyroid. Is this correct?
I have hyperthyroidism. Could my head tremors and hair loss be from my thyroid issues. Should my dr. Be checking t3, (liothyronine) T4 more?
Yes it may be:
Hyperthyroidism can trigger a condition called telogeneffuvium that result in hair loss
and it also causes tremors.
You did not mention what meds you are taking and what your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) T4 levels are
you need to get proper tratment and bring your levels within normal. ...Read more
My doctor says my thyroid levels are fine but I still have brittle breaking nails, hair loss [eye brows] and hair not growing (body hair), and inner?
Other causes: Agree with dr. Villaplana. You might have to live with normal thyroid level for awhile to see the effects. However, if the symptoms are still there despite normal thyroid hormone level, then it's probably something else that is causing the symptoms and not the low thyroid anymore. ...Read more
What types of injections help with nerve pain and do they cause hair loss? Nerve pain in head and back of neck.
Steroids can do that: You need to discuss this possibility w/ the doctor who'd do the procedures. Sometimes you need to make difficult choices and weighing the pros and cons of treatments is one. If the pain can be managed in other ways - hypnosis, meditation, acupuncture, etc. Or just tolerated is up to you. Not everyone has hair loss and it's not always permanent. ...Read more
Large painful, throbbing lump in back of head and neck, hair loss in same spot, and migraines everyday in the exact location.
It may be a cyst: In the skin of your scalp. If you have a mass there got checked out by your primary doctor, it could be as simple as a skin cyst that can be quickly removed. ...Read more
Fat pads around neck, swollen face, depression, anxiety, mood swings, weight gain cant lose weight, hair loss on head, is it cushing's disease?
Cushing's vs thyroid: You need to see your doctor and have a workup. You could have Cushing's or possibly thyroid disease. See your doctor. ...Read more
I've been losing hair on my head and gaining enormous hair on other body parts (face, neck, shoulders and even on ears) all started 2 years ago, help!
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options or endocrinologist or both. This way you can find out. ...Read more
Hair and eyebrows have been thinning for months after beginning college. Clear thyroid tests (TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4, Ferritin I think) and other bloodwork. Not sure what other possibilities? Once had thick pretty hair, scared I will go bald?
Is hair loss expected when newly diagnosed with tjyroidism my level was 10.7and number os supposed to be 4.6?
What do you suggest if my eyebrows are really thinning out and I take 'norimin' birth control, do they cause hair loss?
Dermovate: Is a glucocorticoid (steroid) used in the topical management of corticosteroid sensitive dermatoses such as psoriasis, lichen planus, discoid lupus erythematosus, and other conditions which do not respond satisfactorily to less-active steroids. Placing it on your eyebrows may cause inadvertent movement to the ocular surface which could prove to be harmful to the ocular surface. ...Read more
What could be the cause of eyebrows hair loss? My aunt doesn't have a single hair on her eyebrows. Blood analysis revealed nothing.
This condition is an autoimmune reaction that causes the hair to fall out in patches.
It is not contagious or dangerous. Aa can localize to the eyebrows and may regrowth spontaneously. Shots of a dilute kenalog (triamcinolone) solution may be useful.
Aa can rarely be associated with thyroid problems, pernicious anemia, diabetes and vitiligo. ...Read more
I want to knw if u have scalp hair loss eyebrows and eyelashes due to alopecia, your hair continue to grow while u r still losing it. Thx dr?
Alopecia: Areata or totalis alopecia can be spotty and yes hair will grow totalis is loss of all hair on body see a dermatologist ...Read more
Do birth control pills have any effect on hair? I.e. haircolor change, hair texture change, hair loss, etc? How about eyebrows?
Birth control: I suspect that happens in a very few patients but ordinarily it has no effect. That does not stop you from seeing a dermatologist to get some advice or perhaps discussing with your hair stylist. ...Read more
Steady gradual DIFFUSE hair loss scalp, eyebrows, arm, pubic etc. Over 2 years. Hair grows back but at LEAST 50% less dense. Shedding continues. Why?
See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
And not your head hair?
If you are losing hair on many body parts you must see your primary doctor for complete evaluation - history, physical exam, and labs.
If that does not answer your concerns your doctor will refer you to a specialist - most likely a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Can any of the medications my aunt is on cause total hair loss (even eyebrows)? Please see attached medication list.
No: I am not aware of these as side effects. She may have been exposed or taken something else to cause these problems. She also could have developed an undetected thyroid condition. This is easily tested for occurance. ...Read more
Have hair loss which derm thinks telogen effluvium, so then why is hair on my legs, eyebrows, under arms, etc. Not falling out and still growing?
Unknown: There is little or no research money for telogen effluvium. It is quite variable and often is patchy on the scalp. In severe cases it can effect body hair, axillary hair, pubic hair, eyelash and eyebrow hair. No-one knows how to explain the differences. Does the Dr speculate about the reason for your case? You left out all the interesting details. ...Read more
Beau's lines BAD on toenails, flakey ugly finger nails, BAD diffuse scalp, eyebrow and ALL over body hair loss. 1 year worsening. Possible causes?
Beaus lines: Recommend 2nd opinion with me. You can send pictures and we can figure this out. ...Read more