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How much mcg of Biotin should a 15 year old take for hair loss. I've been losing a lot of hair & a dermatologist suggested to take biotin.?

How much mcg of Biotin should a 15 year old take for hair loss. I've been losing a lot of hair & a dermatologist suggested to take biotin.?

Suggest you see: Your pediatrician, and have them Reglan (metoclopramide) hwork up your thyroid gland. You can take 2000 to 5000 µg a day of biotin no problem for hair thinning. However if you have excessive hair loss, you need to look at the cause of why this is happening, not just treat the symptoms. This could be related to stress, adrenals, or your thyroid gland. So talk to your doctor first before spending any money on biotin. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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What can cause hair loss in a 20 year old male?

What can cause hair loss in a 20 year old male?

Also control stress: Many people have reversible thinning of the hair about 3-4 months after a significant stressful experience. The time frame is related to the hair growth cycle that may very slightly from person to person. So besides good nutrition it is important to learn to handle stress too. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss (no pattern) in a 24 year old female?

What causes hair loss (no pattern) in a 24 year old female?

See a doctor: Thyroid disease is one answer. Some blood test, done by a doctor, would be a good thing to find out why. ...Read more

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"what can cause hair loss with a 9 year old healthy well nourished active girl? What can be done? "

"what can cause hair loss with a 9 year old healthy well nourished active girl? What can be done? "

Hair loss in 9 y.o.: Conditions that most commonly cause hair loss in a 9 year old child include alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (due to interruption of hair growth cycle by illness, surgery, stress, meds, etc), tinea capitis (fungal infection of the scalp). There are also much more rare conditions as well. Whether something can be done depends on the cause. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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If I am now a 19 year old vegan going bald, what deficiency causes hair loss?

If I am now a 19 year old vegan going bald, what deficiency causes hair loss?

More genes than diet: It may not be a deficiency in your diet, but rather due to your genes. However, you should get evaluated by a doctor to make sure you are not deficient in any vitamins and perhaps see a dietician to make sure your diet is balanced so you can get all of your daily nutrients. ...Read more

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I'm18 years old and I am having hair fall. Currently using Androanagen tablets. They have any side effects? Do masturbation cause hair loss

I'm18 years old and I am having hair fall. Currently using Androanagen tablets. They have any side effects? Do masturbation cause hair loss

Wrong question: Any side effects from this pill will be irrelevant because they are completely useless for anything. The only person to benefit is the person who sells this silly combination of worthless herbs. Don't be such a sucker. NO, masturbation does NOT cause hair loss or acne. It will not make you blind, either. The correct question is "should I buy androanagen tablets? " The answer is NO!!! ...Read more

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I'm 30 years old and I suffer from hair loss, would taking a supplement that increases testosterone naturally cause more DHT? I also take Propecia.

I'm 30 years old and I suffer from hair loss, would taking a supplement that increases testosterone naturally cause more DHT? I also take Propecia.

Big problems: You report several concerns!
You must discuss the information you presented to your Primary doctor. The doctor will help you feel much better when everything is under control! ...Read more

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Hello I am a 22 year old female with hair loss problems due to nerves and I wanted to know what can I put on my hair or take to help it fill in?

Hello I am a 22 year old female with hair loss problems due to nerves and I wanted to know what can I put on my hair or take to help it fill in?

Best to treat cause: First off, at least 2 of my siblings have suffered stress induced alopecia so I know how it can be related to nerves. However, not knowing you I am compelled to ask whether you've done a complete workup to discover if in fact, nothing else could be responsible such as hormones and such. If it is truly stress induced then, you MUST address that problem to definitively treat your issue. All the best ...Read more

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Iam male 16 years old. I have 100+ daily hair loss for 1 year l. I know all the explanations in the world. I just need to know the medicine please?

Iam male 16 years old. I have 100+ daily hair loss for 1 year l. I know all the explanations in the world. I just need to know the medicine please?

Health Tap: You are asking us to do what we clearly state that we do not do. We do not offer treatment here. And, as you have been graciously taught, you cannot assume what your treatment would be until the cause of your condition is diagnosed. The cause of the condition dictates the treatment. Health tap does not offer treatment or product endorsement. ...Read more

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What can I do or take for hair loss? I am a 47 year old female

What can I do or take for hair loss? I am a 47 year old female

See below: There are many causes of hairloss- need to see a dermatologist for an evaluation ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 20 year old guy find wigs for hair loss during chemotherapy?

Please tell me, could a 20 year old guy find wigs for hair loss during chemotherapy?

Hair for chemo: Most hospitals or clincs dispensing chemo, have a connection to suppliers of toupees and wigs. You are not alone in this situation. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have excessive hair loss for 2 months twice a year. Could the drug lamictal cause this.

I have excessive hair loss for 2 months twice a year. Could the drug lamictal cause this.

Unlikely: Hair loss is not a common side effect of lamotrigine (lamictal). The periodic nature (two months, twice a year) would be unusual for a drug-related side effect as well (assuming you have been taking it for a while). The hair loss is probably something else. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take to prevent thining hair and hair loss. I'm a 49 year old male white?

Is there anything I can take to prevent thining hair and hair loss. I'm a 49 year old male white?

Propecia (finasteride): Finasteride 1 mg will slow and reverse hair loss in most men. It takes two or more months to start seeing effect. The laser comb also claims to slow hair loss. ...Read more

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I'm 20 y/o male and have been losing hair for more than an year. Which blood tests should I do to find out the cause of my hair loss?

I'm 20 y/o male and have been losing hair for more than an year. Which blood tests should I do to find out the cause of my hair loss?

Consult b4 Bloodtest: As a traditionally-trained MD, I was taught to examine & talk 2 the patient before ordering any blood tests. Diagnosis can be made >85% of the time from a detailed history and physical exam & this is never more true than with hair loss. 95% of all male hair loss patients have NORMAL blood tests. Male pattern hair loss recedes the hairline w/ hair miniaturization. Seek a qualified ABHRS-cert'd M.D. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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