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Doctor insights on: What Causes Babies To Have A Head Full Of Hair At Birth

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How do you know if your baby will have a head full of hair at birth andcan you tell by ultrasound pucs?

How do you know if your baby will have a head full of hair at birth andcan you tell by ultrasound pucs?

Hair ==>Cute images: Let me start with this: looking for hair is not a reason to do or prolong an ultrasound. However, as someone who has done countless ultrasound studies, I have seen fetuses with hair on their heads floating in the fluid. We can sometimes estimate whether there is a full head or only ring-like "monk hair" toward the end of pregnancy. The fetal pictures are cute, but the newborn ones are even cuter! ...Read more

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Density of my hair has significantly reduced over the years especially from the front of my head, also my hair are very thin since birth. Please help.

Density of my hair has significantly reduced over the years especially from the front of my head, also my hair are very thin since birth. Please help.

Male pattern...: ...baldness is the most common cause of what you are describing. There are some rarer conditions that can cause hair loss. For most people a complete physical and work up with their primary care physician is advised. For male pattern baldness, propecia (finasteride) can stop hair loss in many cases but has some risks, and hair transplantation has benefited many people. ...Read more

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White hair on head by birth will they turn in black or be same for life?

White hair on head by birth will they turn in black or be same for life?

White hair: Some people are born with hairs that stay white. I have not heard of the color changing over time. Sort of like a mole. ...Read more

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How to completely remove dandruff? I use heads and shoulders shampoo. And don't use any type of jell for hairs. Its from my birth and increasing.

How to completely remove dandruff? I use heads and shoulders shampoo. And don't use any type of jell for hairs. Its from my birth and increasing.

Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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Possible for loestrin birth control to make hair finer? My hair is not falling out but seems to be a finer texture/ thickness? is it all in my head ?

Possible for loestrin birth control to make hair finer? My hair is not falling out but seems to be a finer texture/ thickness? is it all in my head ?

Hair Changes Tricky: Hair can change due to a number of factors. Stress, lack of sleep, new medications, changes in nutrition, scalp infections, changes in shampoos, etc. Hair changes typically happen a few months after the causing event, so if the hair changed a few months after starting the pills, then it may be related, although that is not a common complaint from my patients on OC's. ...Read more

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I have a birth mark on the back of my head, but my hair covers it. If I were to get it removed, will I have a bald spot?

I have a birth mark on the back of my head, but my hair covers it. If I were to get it removed, will I have a bald spot?

Yes, a small one...: about the width of the scar. When a lesion is removed, the surgery approximates the skin margins together so that it heals promptly, but the scar itself will not have hair follicles. Usually hair around it grows and covers the scar, so it is not noticeable unless one's head is shaved. If there is a concern about the birth mark and skin cancer, your life is most important. ...Read more

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I experience constant fatigue, sudden facial hair growth. Hair on my head is shedding/breaking. Skin-overactive withacne. I'm on the low birth control?

I experience constant fatigue, sudden facial hair growth. Hair on my head is shedding/breaking. Skin-overactive withacne. I'm on the low birth control?

Your symptoms/signs: could be from hormonal imbalance or a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome. It could also be caused by thyroid dysfunction.This would need to be evaluated by a doctor in an office with an exam and blood work to be checked. ...Read more

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I quit birth control a few months ago and my hair has been coming out.I have one bald spot in my head.I think my hormones are out of whack.What should?

I quit birth control a few months ago and my hair has been coming out.I have one bald spot in my head.I think my hormones are out of whack.What should?

Hair loss : Hair loss in a 25 year old is not likely to be related to female hormone levels. Alopecia areata is the most likely. Hypothyroidism is another common cause. If you are overweight elevated testosterone is another. ...Read more

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Is a 7 month old babies soft spot on top of their head noticeable when their hair is wet?

Is a 7 month old babies soft spot on top of their head noticeable when their hair is wet?

Anterior fontanelle: Should be easy to feel by gently touching with the soft part of the fingertips whether wet or dry. It usually closes at around a year of age, but the timing is quite variable. ...Read more