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Dr. Janice Alexander
5 Doctors shared insights

Underarm Hair Loss (Overview)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Underarm hair loss occurs when axillary hairs lessen.


Dr. Janice Alexander
5 Doctors shared insights

Underarm Hair Loss (Overview)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Underarm hair loss occurs when axillary hairs lessen.


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What is the definition or description of: Underarm hair loss?

What is the definition or description of: Underarm hair loss?

Underarm hair loss: Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Underarm hair loss occurs when axillary hairs lessen. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
Once
Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
Weekly
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I've got hair loss from my head, legs, underarms & all over my body. I'm not anemic, my THS is normal, & I'm not stressed. What is the likely cause?

I've got hair loss from my head, legs, underarms & all over my body. I'm not anemic, my THS is normal, & I'm not stressed. What is the likely cause?

Think about biopsy: You may have alopecia areata. Especially nowadays, when many male fitness exemplars shave their entire bodies and many women profess to dislike men's body hair, this can be a HUGE plus. Stay super-fit and you'll look and feel better than 95% of other guys, regardless of where you do or don't have hair. ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

Scrub commonly affected areas with a loofah
Daily
Allow hair to grow out in areas you shave
Once
Wear clothing that does not cause irritation
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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...Read more

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Can I reverse hair loss?

Can I reverse hair loss?

Depends on the cause: Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) can be reversed with rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia if it's started soon enough. To maintain the results they have to be used on an ongoing basis. Hair loss due to pregnancy, trauma or shock will grow back with time. Hair loss due to underlying medical problems (ie: anemia) can be reversed if the medical problem is treated. ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a Durable Power of Attorney for your health and finances
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Write down important phone numbers and post them in more than one place
Once
Give your Durable Power of Attorney a list of your medications and doctors' names
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What can cause hair loss?

What can cause hair loss?

Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
once
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How do I stop my hair loss?

How do I stop my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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What to do about hair loss?

Female Hair Loss: The only product that has been scientifically shown to help female hair loss is rogaine (minoxidil) for men used twice a day. ...Read more

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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
Yearly
Get an audiogram
Yearly
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How can I treat my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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How can I postpone hair loss?

It's mostly: Genetic, but you could try Minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). ...Read more

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What can I do for hair loss?

What can I do for hair loss?

Alopecia: In men Finasteride can be of benefit orally or topical rogaine (minoxidil) or both. ...Read more

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How do you control hair loss?

How do you control hair loss?

Hair loss? Cause: There are many causes for hair loss one needs to determine the cause before specific treatment is possible. ...Read more

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Is hair loss a result of aging?

Is hair loss a result of aging?

Sometimes: Aging related hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. This is due to gradual minaturization of the follicles over time. Over-the-counter rogaine (generic=minoxidil) stops this process for as long as you use it. However, if you stop, the minaturization process begins again and hair loss restarts as though you've never used it before. So, for rogaine to work, you must use it for life. ...Read more

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How to grow hair and stop hair loss?

Stop hair loss: You can stop hair loss by using topical Minoxidil also known as rogaine (minoxidil). If you want to grow hair you will have to see a dermatologist for a prescription medicine. ...Read more

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Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Ionic hair dryer: Only if it is not used carefully.
Read all the instructions.
Better still go online and look up all you can about "Ionic Hair Dryer" and then "Potential side effects of ionic hair dryer".

Do the wrong think and you won't like the outcome. ...Read more

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Can ionic hairdryers cause hair loss?

Any trauma: To the hair can damage the hair protein and cause the hair to break off. These include heat, chemicals, physical trauma etc. The ionic hairdryer is no more or less a trauma than regular hairdryers. It's the heat that causes the damage. ...Read more

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What could be causing sudden hair loss?

What could be causing sudden hair loss?

Stress, hormones.: Acute, severe stressors (e.g. Divorce, death of a family member, being fired from your job) and/or endocrine disorders (thyroid or adrenal diseases in particular) can lead to profound and noticeable hair loss. Sometimes this is at least partly reversible. Seek medical advice as soon as possible to avoid more serious complications! ...Read more

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Could hair not growing indicate hair loss?

Could hair not growing indicate hair loss?

Potentially yes: If hair no longer grows where hair was previously present - this may well represent hair loss. ...Read more

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What could be causing hair loss in my wife?

Many things: It could be many things: hormonal imbalances, thyroid disease, electrolytes abnormalities, mineral deficiency due to rapid weight loss, malnutrition, iron deficiency, infection, genetics...She needs to see her doctor for individualized evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a severe hair loss what should I do?

I have a severe hair loss what should I do?

Evaluation: You will need an evaluation to make sure you are not deficient in certain key hormones and nutrients. Also, you should be checked for autoimmune diseases. It could also be stress or postpregnancy related. Finally, it could be related to other skin problems or a reaction to something you are using. Do go in for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you advise me please with my hair loss?

Hair loss: If you are a male hair loss is common -even at your age - and doesn't mean you a have a bad condition.
If you are a woman with increasing hair loss I would advise you to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
1,427 Doctors shared insights

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


Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more