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What Is The Best Treatment For Fine Hair
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
Hair loss: First one must find out why they are losing hair-get the correct diagnosis: male-pattern, female-pattern, alopecia areata, telogen efluvium, medication-induced, etc. Male pattern hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil) prescription: propecia surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more
Here are some...: Sorry to hear you've bothered by annoying dandruff, which is related with personal constitutional character but changing and evolving over aging, and there is no cure so try and see the available but no "over-expensive" from big brands' products; to get good control you have to wash hair and use the product as advised gingerly once every 1-3 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eczema: Hydration is key for treatment and prevention. Your child should have a daily bath, and a good moisturizer, such as cerave, should be applied immediately after the bath. To treat eczema flare ups, normally, a topical steroid preperation is used. Depending on the severity of the flare up, oral antibiotics and/or oral steroids maybe needed. Prevention is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trichotillomania: Tx is based on age. At preschool age, tx is conservative since most will outgrow it. For young adults, behavior modification (habit reversal training, cognitive behavior therapy, biofeedback, hypnosis) & treating the associated disorders such as anxiety/depression/ptsd/ocd. Some medications used with moderate success are Anafranil & prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more
Variable treatment: There are 2 kinds, Alpha and beta thalassemias. Severe thalassemias require blood transfusions or stem cell transplant. Thalassemia trait has mild anemia and doesn't need treatment. In between this, occasional blood transfusions may be needed. Iron overload from blood transfusions can be a problem. Check out this website for good information: www.Thalassemia.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You are on it: The best medicine for this are the retinoids as I see you are already on. Other than that, using facial products that are non "comedogenic" and they will usually be marketed as such. Stay away from oil based makeup and use moisturizer to avoid drying out your skin. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: First you want to better categorize why you are losing hair. The causes are far ranging from stress, nutritional, hormonal, genetic, autoimmune/inflammatory, even related to how you chemically treat or braid your hair. Only once you have a better sense of the underlying cause or causes can you better determine a treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the type: There are many different types of alopecia. Male pattern baldness is called androgenic alopecia and can been treated with minoxidil, hair transplants, or propecia (finasteride). Alopecia areata or alopecia due to various other medical conditions are treated differently. ...Read more
Eczema: There is no one best treatment that universally works for everyone. Eczema in infants, for example, may be transient, triggered by dryness, foods such as eggs, milk protein, soaps or detergent. So avoid the triggers and moisturize the skin. You would have to try and see which moisturizer works best. Try topical steroid starting with otc Hydrocortisone 0.5-1.0% and/or oral antihistamine if severe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Male Pattern Balding: The best treatment for androgenic alopecia or male pattern balding is transplantation of hair from the back of the head to the area of hair loss. The hair from the back region of the head are genetically designed to remain in place despite hormonal changes. Transplant can be completed by strip harvest of by [fue] follicular unit extraction. Transplant is completed most naturally as single hairs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick at them! A dermatologist should be able to help you, but be sure to report your current pregnancy. ...Read more
Laser hair treatment: The laser will only treat pigmented hair. The darker the hair and the lighter the persons skin is, the better the laser will work. If the fine hair is not pigmented the laser will not work. With the appropriate candidate you can get a 85% permanent fair reduction after 3 treatments spaced 2 to 3 months apart. ...Read more
Fine tooth comb: Most otc products come with a fine toothed comb used to remove the nits from the hair.Some find that soaking the hair in vinegar will loosen the nits & make them easier to separate. ...Read more
Receding Hairline: If you have the answer you will be richer then bill gates or warren buffet. First make sure your thyroid is normal. This can be checked with blood work. If that is the case and there are no medical issues then i would make sure that my diet contains at least 1-2 grams of protein per body pound. Short of that I do not think there is a natural therapy to delay a receding hairline or thin hair. ...Read more
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, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
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My hair on the temples looks much thinner, with quite a lot of short fine hair left over. I'm 18, is this natural shedding or is it worrying?
Start treatment now: for what is probably early onset male pattern baldness. You should still be evaluated by an MD since some forms of hair loss are not MPB. However if it is MPB, you will have much better results by starting treatment now, including minoxidil and dutasteride. Hair loss at an early age can be devastating to your self-esteem, and the longer you wait the harder it is to gain the lost hair back. ...Read more
23 yrs old, blonde baby fine hair..Since july '12 left side will get to my shoulders & stop very noticeable one side longer than other why is this?
Probably: This probably has to do with the way you were made but i would see a dermatologist to have this evaluated. ...Read more
If you are using an: Otc pediculicide you may wish to see a dermatologist for prescription meds (ie lindane or malathion). Work carefully through your hair to remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits ; remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd tx may be needed. Using a pediculicide that is strongly ovicidal can help. ...Read more
I noticed hair growing on my 5 month old daughter pubic area. It iis fine hair and not much. Is this normal or should I be concerned?
Possibly: Discuss with a reputable provider, .Get a more detailed answer ›
When i take one of my hair, i see rough-like, uneven thick hair.When stretch it gently, it turns to soft fine hair.What type is it, how can I deal with it?
Not easy: I would recommend you to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Better too: It would be better for you to see a dermatologist to have this evaluated and treated. ...Read more
Hello, im 18 years old and im wondering whether balding is an issue for me due to my recession. i have a widows peak style, with thin/fine hair.
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