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What condition could cause my hair to fall out, my eye to twitch, and my brain to hurt?

What condition could cause my hair to fall out, my eye to twitch, and my brain to hurt?

Stress: Your brain interprets pain but it itself has no pain self-receptors. Eye twitches commonly occur from caffeine, sleep deprivation & stress. Falling hair is a common result of excessive stress. Headaches are exceedingly commonly due to stress. ...Read more

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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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Does regaine really help in reducing hair loss and does it cause any harm to the brain?

Does regaine really help in reducing hair loss and does it cause any harm to the brain?

Minoxidil Works: Minoxidil, the active ingredient in the over-the-counter hair growth medicine Regaine/Rogaine is a potent hair growth stimulator. Hereditary hair loss is due to a gradual miniaturization of hair follicles producing thinner/weaker hair. Minoxidil initiates/prolongs the Anagen/Growth Phase of the follicles, which then produce longer, thicker hair. Must be used 2x/day indefinitely. No brain side f/x. ...Read more

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I have been using cosopt for glaucoma in one eye for 1 month. So far no side effects. How likely is it for cosopt to cause hair loss?

I have been using cosopt for glaucoma in one eye for 1 month. So far no side effects. How likely is it for cosopt to cause hair loss?

Unlikely: I do not think I have seen any cases of this. Cosopt is s good drug and it is generic. Sounds like it is working, so stay with it. I'm surprised someone did laser first for early disease. ...Read more

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Can the eye drop cosopt used for glaucoma cause hair loss? If yes, will it grow back if the drop is discontinued & some other drop used.

Can the eye drop cosopt used for glaucoma cause hair loss? If yes, will it grow back if the drop is discontinued & some other drop used.

Doubt it is cause: All medications have side effects including Cosopt. But loss of hair is not listed or known. That said, you could be the first to lose hair from this, but I would suspect first another cause. Check with your family doctor and see if he can evaluate you for an alternate cause. ...Read more

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Taken 50mcg. Synthroid (thyroxine) 6yrs. New dr. Says blood tests show normal range. Stopped taking 3wks ago. Hair loss, sudden eye floaters, flashes. Cause?

Taken 50mcg. Synthroid (thyroxine) 6yrs. New dr. Says blood tests show normal range. Stopped taking 3wks ago. Hair loss, sudden eye floaters, flashes. Cause?

ALOPECIA TX: RESTART SYNTHROID (thyroxine) Alopecia or hair loss : You need 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 and Propecia may be helpful. ALSO MASON-PEARSON BOARS HEAD HAIR BRUSH. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. ...Read more

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Can a head tic were you twitch cause any complications like forgetfulness, bumps on head and occasional headaches and fatigue or is this brain cancer.

Can a head tic were you twitch cause any complications like forgetfulness, bumps on head and occasional headaches and fatigue or is this brain cancer.

No.: Forget cancer, much too rare. Examine possible side effects of any medications you are on--particularly antidepressants and sedating antihistamines. They also may cause fatigue and fuzzy memory. Ask if there is a family history of tics. If you are taking a phenothiazine antihistamine, get off it, as this side effect can become permanent. ...Read more

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Could a hit on the head cause hair loss/damage? And if it could cause hair loss, would it be a spot or marbling (spread out, like in a steak.)

Could a hit on the head cause hair loss/damage? And if it could cause hair loss, would it be a spot or marbling (spread out, like in a steak.)

Head bump hair loss: F from US asks if a hit on head can cause hair loss/damage? And if it so, would it be a spot or marbling (spread out like a streak). ANS: if you bled and have scar answer is yes. Otherwise show t your health care team and ask them. ...Read more

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Can head lice cause hair loss?

Can head lice cause hair loss?

Typically not: But in an attempt to get rid of the lice, you can pull a lot of hair out by accident. I like using companies like hair fairies to help get rid of lice quicker ...Read more

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Could impact to the head cause hair loss/damage via shock? If so, would it be a bald spot or marbled throughout the scalp?

Could impact to the head cause hair loss/damage via shock? If so, would it be a bald spot or marbled throughout the scalp?

Hair: Local contusion can cause a local area of hair loss but shock is unlikely to cause marbling although alopecia may occur due to stress ...Read more

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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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Does masturbating once a day cause hair loss? I have a full head of hair but I hear it raises DHT and testosterone which cause hair loss. Please help

Does masturbating once a day cause hair loss? I have a full head of hair but I hear it raises DHT and testosterone which cause hair loss. Please help

It's safe: That particular story was made up to frighten young men who belong to a particular cult. It looks authentic but is totally fabricated. Enjoy yourself, and maybe think about something nice -- even that one special person in your future -- rather than internet trash. ...Read more

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I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

Separate problems.: The real name for "dandruff" is seborrheic dermatitis. Effective otc shampoos all contain either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, or a combination of them, so look for those ingredients. Dandruff does not cause hair loss, so that is a separate issue, with many possible causes. Your dermatologist will have to run some tests to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Will the ointment cause hair loss if used on the head.?

Will the ointment cause hair loss if used on the head.?

Maybe: There are many ointments. I don't know which ointment you're referring to. So I can't answer your question without additional information. ...Read more

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Could a hit on the head cause hair loss/damage, and if so, would it be one spot or spread around?

Could a hit on the head cause hair loss/damage, and if so, would it be one spot or spread around?

Hair loss: An injury to the head per se will not cause hair loss unless the hair follicles are damaged such as through a cut or a "rip" of the scalp. In those cases, it would be at the site of injury. If you have significant hair loss, I recommend seeing a dermatologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does masturbation cause permananet hair loss on the head? If so or if not what is the reason it does or does not?

Does masturbation cause permananet hair loss on the head? If so or if not what is the reason it does or does not?

No, . ..: Masturbation will not lead to baldness, which is more known to be related with genetic factors and testosterone "imbalance" of still unclear fashion. So, you don't have to worry about the connection of both. But, still remember that overindulgence & obsession in any aspect of life will inflict significant negative impact onto our life. More? To http://www. Energy-ability. Blogspot. Com/. ...Read more

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What could cause sore spots on head and hair loss? I'm losing hair in large amounts and I wake up with tender spots on my head, very sore to the touch.

What could cause sore spots on head and hair loss? I'm losing hair in large amounts and I wake up with tender spots on my head, very sore to the touch.

Fungal infection: It sounds like you may have a fungal infection of the scalp called tinea capitis. This requires an exam and evaluation by a doctor to make this diagnosis and to recommend treatment. ...Read more

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What types of injections help with nerve pain and do they cause hair loss? Nerve pain in head and back of neck.

Steroids can do that: You need to discuss this possibility w/ the doctor who'd do the procedures. Sometimes you need to make difficult choices and weighing the pros and cons of treatments is one. If the pain can be managed in other ways - hypnosis, meditation, acupuncture, etc. Or just tolerated is up to you. Not everyone has hair loss and it's not always permanent. ...Read more

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Head lice 6 mos. Ago. Got rid w/metal nit comb/conditioner every 3 days, 2 weeks. Did all the combing induce some hair loss I now see 6 mos later?

Head lice 6 mos. Ago. Got rid w/metal nit comb/conditioner every 3 days, 2 weeks. Did all the combing induce some hair loss I now see 6 mos later?

Not really: There are several really good chemical "cures" for head lice. Many are readily available OTC. There is a normal degree of hair loss as one gets older. You can speak to a dermatologist about your degree of hair loss if it really disturbs you enough. ...Read more

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I have a full head of hair but was wondering if having sex 2-3 times a day will cause permanent hair loss due to an increase of testosterone and dht?

I have a full head of hair but was wondering if having sex 2-3 times a day will cause permanent hair loss due to an increase of testosterone and dht?

No: The stuff on the internet about sex (by yourself or with a partner) making men bald is all fake, especially the talk about "testosterone and DHT". It's mostly the product of one of the cults, intended to frighten teenaged males. Ignore it, and be angry that you've been lied to by people who want to manipulate you. And 2-3x/day? Good for you. Enjoy being young. ...Read more

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There is an empty circle area on the back of my head, its hair loss. What can cause this?

There is an empty circle area on the back of my head, its hair loss. What can cause this?

Empty circle: Quite uncommon at your age unless it is common in your family.

I would have you see your doctor for starters and, depending what is found out, you are likely to be referred to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of dandruff? I barely had any, but now the number of dandruff in my head is intolerable. I'm also suffering so much hair loss.

What is the main cause of dandruff? I barely had any, but now the number of dandruff in my head is intolerable. I'm also suffering so much hair loss.

Dry skin: Dandruff is flakes of skin, so dry skin on the scalp causes dandruff. Measures to keep your skin in good health, and conditioner on your hair can help. See a dermatologist for specific advice. ...Read more

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Hereditary hair loss, if DHT is produced in all men even in men with a full head of hair, then how is it genetic and the main cause of baldness?

Hereditary hair loss, if DHT is produced in all men even in men with a full head of hair, then how is it genetic and the main cause of baldness?

Good question: A good, but tough question. If you are genetically predisposed to the early loss of hair then your hair follicles may not be responding to the Dht that is present. Without seeing you it is always possible that your pattern of hair loss is not genetic. Seeing a dermatologist would be your best option to clarify this and if there would be any treatment necessary. ...Read more

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Does scratching an itch on your head cause permanent hair damage to the follicle there for causing permanent hair loss?

Does scratching an itch on your head cause permanent hair damage to the follicle there for causing permanent hair loss?

Everybody scratches: Long-term compulsive excoriation of an area of the scalp will cause permanent, scarring hair loss in that area. Ordinary scratching will not do this. ...Read more

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While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more

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On the top part of my head (halfdollar size) I get a horrible/painful pressure that makes my right eye twitch uncontrollably. Could it be a brain tumor?

On the top part of my head (halfdollar size) I get a horrible/painful pressure that makes my right eye twitch uncontrollably. Could it be a brain tumor?

Unlikely!: The typical pain associated wih brain tumors is generalized, worse in the morning and with all maneuvers that increasing pressure in the brain such as bearing down, coughing or sneezing. However, most tumors do not follow this typical description. Your pain is non-specific and should be checked out to make sure it is not something serious.. ...Read more

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Which supplement should I take for hair loss and better brain function.

Which supplement should I take for hair loss and better brain function.

Doctor Visit Needed: Ginkgo biloba is the most commonly referred to as a memory enhancer. If you are referring to male hair loss, this is due to the effect of dihydrotestosterone on hormonally sensitive hair follicles. Testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone which has an adverse effect on hair follicles in some men. For an over-the-counter medicine Minoxidil (rogaine) other options require a prescription. ...Read more

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When someone has a headache and it feels like your head is pounding, what's happening to the brain? Is it actually twitching inside the skull?

When someone has a headache and it feels like your head is pounding, what's happening to the brain? Is it actually twitching inside the skull?

Hello From Ventura!: That's quite an image...but no, it's not the brain moving around--it's the inflamed blood vessels pounding away--but not by much. It only takes the normal expansion of an inflamed vessel (or area right next to it) to give you entrance to the House of Pain. Lying down, bending over or coughing might make it worse. If you have a high fever or neck pain or nausea/vomiting, go see a doctor... ...Read more

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Could the use of 50 lasers, that are 655nm by 5mw, (for many years to slow hair loss) be dangerous for health in general, mainly for the brain?

No: It's not going to damage your brain. I would also be extremely surprised if it had any effect whatever on your hair loss. You're only 21, correct? You're at the age when all men get temporal recession but too young for real male pattern baldness. Do you have something else? Alopecia areata? Telogen effluvium? Just a nasty fungus? Get a few physician consults. ...Read more