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Doctor insights on: Traction Alopecia Symptoms

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How to know if I am developing traction alopecia?

How to know if I am  developing  traction alopecia?

Thin hairline: Breakage and thinning hairline which is thin from too tight a hair style. Change hair style immediately. ...Read more

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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


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How can I repair damage from traction alopecia?

How can I repair damage from  traction alopecia?

Tarction alopecia: First thing you do is leave your hair open or tie very loosely. If your hair follicles have not been damaged permanently, your hair will eventually grow back. ...Read more

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What is traction alopecia?

Traction alopecia: Loss of hair due to traction tension on the hair bearing area. ...Read more

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How do I know if have traction alopecia?

How do I know if  have traction alopecia?

See a dermatologist: Traction alopecia can be easily diagnosed by a dermatologist. The diagnosis is usually made by taking a thorough history of the problem and performing an in-depth scalp examination to look for clues. I would see a dermatologist to find help. ...Read more

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I have traction alopecia. When would it be too late to reverse it?

I have traction alopecia. When would it be too late to reverse it?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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I have had traction alopecia for a while now, is it too late to reverse it?

Traction: Some of the damage from traction on hair follicles can be permenant.Remaining undamaged follicles can have close to normal hair growth. ...Read more

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I stopped the traction but what can I do now to fix traction alopecia?

I stopped the traction but what can I do now to fix traction alopecia?

Minoxidl and steroid: Topical minoxidl may stimulate regrowth. Also dermatologist can inject dilute cortisone shots once a month and regrow some or most of hair. Expect 3 to 6 months to see regrowth. ...Read more

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I have traction alopecia, when is it too late to reverse it?

Traction alopecia: Tractional alopecia is an inflammatory hair loss that ultimately results in scarring of follicles after repeated damage. Whether it is reversible or not depends on how many hair follicles have already completed the scarring process. It is certainly worth a try to save as many follicles as possible by absolutely stopping any traction and by treating the inflammation. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the cure for traction alopecia?

What is the cure for traction alopecia?

Alopecia: Before doing anything else about traction alopecia I would recommend that you see your hairstylist to help you through this. If that isn't possible or doesn't work out, the next choice would be to see a dermatologist. It would not be unreasonable to see that doctor first. ...Read more

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Could wearing hat for long time cause traction alopecia or faster progress of mpb?

Alopecia: Yes, wearing a hat long time can speed up hair loss, but at your age there may be other causes. No hurry, but you should see your at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

Traction (Definition)

Traction is the use of a pulling force to treat muscle and skeleton disorders. Compliments of the ...Read more


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