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What can I do about hair loss?

What can I do about hair loss?

Find cause: This may be hypothyroidism, malnutrition, a fungus, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, inappropriate androgenization (I see you are a female). Don't settle for less than a rigorous diagnosis; get seen by a physician who knows how to manage this. I also see you have helicobacter and 'can't take any kind of antibiotic'; you may conisder a bismuth preparation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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 I do to stop hair loss?

What can I do to stop hair loss?

See your doctor: If your symptoms are that intesnse, you need to see your doctor. Only he/she can make a correct diagnosis based on a physical examination. ...Read more

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What to do about hair loss?

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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Hey what to do about the massive hair loss when i shampoo?

Hey what to do about the massive hair loss when i shampoo?

Hair loss: Hair follicles are very sensitive to changes in the body. Factors such as changes in sex steroids, cortisol and thyroid hormones can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop female hair loss?

What can I do to stop female hair loss?

Go see your doctor: You need to go and see your doctor to diagnose why you are losing your hair. You need to figure that out first and then you may be able to formulate a strategy to address the hair loss. For example, if your thyroid is not working well or you are vitamin deficient, you would simply treat the thryoid disease or replace the deficient vitamin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can i do to prevent hair loss??

What can i do to prevent hair loss??

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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What can I do for excessive body hair?

What can I do for excessive body hair?

Depends on the cause: You need workup with blood work to check hormones and other blood, to make sure you do not have anything strange causing the excessive hair, there are many various txments including laser hair removal. ...Read more

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What can I do about hair loss after pregnancy ?

What can I do about hair loss after pregnancy ?

Wait: It is extremely common to lose your hair with pregnancy. The fancy name is Telogen Effluvium. The good news is that this is usually temporary. Enjoy your time with your baby and your hair should slowly return to it's normal growth. Do not worry as many times it may take up to a year to fully grow back. ...Read more

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What can I do about my kinky hair?

What can I do about my kinky hair?

Lots of options: Find a really good hair stylist with experience working with kinky hair. He/she can teach you tricks to keep your hair "tamed" and doing what you want it to do. Ask friends or family whose hair styles you like and speak to their stylist before you get anything done. Good luck! ...Read more

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I need to know about hair how i can sofy hair?

I need to know about hair how i can sofy hair?

Hair stylist: I am not sure about your question. If you want to soften your hair, use conditioner. To know exactly what product to use for your specific type of hair, consult with your hair specialist or stylist. ...Read more

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What can I do for thining hair?

What can I do for thining hair?

Lots of things: I would suggest seeing you dr to discuss causes.Endocrine, psychologic, and physiologic things may be in play.Treatments include topical (apply to scalp) like rogaine, (minoxidil) oral meds like Propecia and ultimately hair transplants.All work to some degree. ...Read more

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What can I do about dandruff?

What can I  do about dandruff?

Several ways: Scalp would use dandruff shampoos, rotating with nizeral/headnshoulders/tgel/tsal. Leave on 10-15 min before entering shower. Once controlled usa as reg shampoo. Should that not work see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Please I seem to be losing my front hair and don't know why. What can I do to regain lost front hair. Thanks?

Please I seem to be losing my front hair and don't know why. What can I do to regain lost front hair. Thanks?

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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What do I do to prevent hair loss?

What do I do to prevent hair loss?

Consult Specialist: This is not my specialty area but I actually grew tonnes of my hair back after it was lost so I will give a non-expert answer here. Of course consult with a medical doctor. 1. Get platelet rich plasma therapy for head 2. Get a Laser Cap for laser hair therapy 3. take Propecia and Rogaine (minoxidil) 4. get a special shampoo to treat hair loss 5. take supplement for Omega 5 and 7 (rare omegas) ...Read more

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What can I do for permanent hair loss on accutane?

What can I do for permanent hair loss on accutane?

A rare side effect: Hello...it is unclear to me if you are the patient on isotretinoin or if you are referring to someone else. When did this occur, how long after starting or ending therapy did it occur, have treatments (Rogaine, spironolactone, topical steroids) been tried? Some additional history would help, as it is not common for someone your age to be on this medication. ...Read more

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What can I use to stop losing hair?

What can I use to stop losing hair?

Depends on cause: For most common kind, androgenetic alopecia, can try over the counter product called rogaine, (minoxidil) or a prescription rx called propecia, each of which can be partly helpful, but are unlikely to result in full restoration of hair. There are cosmetic procedures (ex. Hair transplant) that you could talk with a dermatologist about. Wigs & hats are an option. Or you could just "go with it". C ur doc 4 eval. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop hair fall?

What can I do to stop hair fall?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Many causes for hair loss. ...Read more

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I am facing a severe hair loss. What can I do to reduce this?

I am facing a severe hair loss. What can I do to reduce this?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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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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