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What causes your hair to fall out after surgery and what can I do to make it stop.?

What causes your hair to fall out after surgery and what can I do to make it stop.?

Depends on chemo: Some forms of chemotherapy attack the systems in a cell that cause it to divide and grow. This is a good way to fight cancer but it also targets things that grow quickly like hair, the lining of your mouth and intestines. Some cancers have specific targets for which there are drugs - these do not attack your hair. Depending on the cancer there may or may not be a more selective type of chemo. ...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 to do for hair falls?

What to do for hair falls?

Depends: It depends on the cause. There are many causes including infection, malnutrition, and certain diseases. See a qualified, high-quality doctor for a full evaluation. Then the proper treatment can be determined. ...Read more

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What if your thumb is out of the socket what do you do to get it back in?

What if your thumb is out of the socket what do you do to get it back in?

It is very hard to: Explain to you how it could be done, because there are so many type of thumb dislocations. ...Read more

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What to do if my hair fallen out using topiramate?

What to do if my hair fallen out using topiramate?

Discuss with doctor: Depending upon the condition you are treating and your response to other treatments, the medication can simply be discontinued and an alternative medicine prescribed. I would consult with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What to do if my hair is falling out 40 or 50 at a time?

What to do if my hair is falling out 40 or 50 at a time?

Hair falling out.: I should be so lucky. I would start with your next visit to a hair stylist whether you are a woman or a man. If that does not work out well please see a Dermatologist near you. ...Read more

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What can I do if my hair is falling out?

What can I do if my hair is falling out?

See doctor: Or see dermatologist. Treatment depends on the cause. There are many possible conditons: due to male pattern balness, chemotherapy, after pregnancy , stress, autoimmune conditions, chemical on hair, fungal infection, syphillis etc...... ...Read more

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My hair is falling out. What can be done to prevent this?

My hair is falling out. What can be done to prevent this?

Hormonal Issues: If you are a woman, you should look at your thyroid levels and and your estrogen levels. If they are low, then replacing them would help with your hair growth. If you are a man, then also look at thyroid levels but also Dht levels that might be causing hair loss. Treatment of these two problems will correct the hair loss. You need nutrients for hair growth. There are supplements & gelatin. ...Read more

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Is there any validity to hair analysis to see which vitmins/minerals your body is low on? If so, what kind of Dr do you seek out to do it?

Is there any validity to hair analysis to see which vitmins/minerals your body is low on? If so, what kind of Dr do you seek out to do it?

No validity: Hair mineral content has no relationship to the overall health of the body. See http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/hair.html Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hair is falling out is it because of my weight loss I'm only 18..please help?

What do you suggest if my hair is falling out is it because of my weight loss I'm only 18..please help?

Eat normally.: Weight loss also reduces vital proteins, zinc,iron, Vitamins need be taken and Iron supplement. GAIN WEIGHT ...Read more

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My hair is falling, what doctor do I need to see ?

My hair is falling, what doctor do I need to see ?

Dermatologist: Bring all your meds, vitamins, supplements, herbs, etc. Bring any reports of blood tests. Meanwhile, you can start otc Minoxidil twice a day to your scalp. Do not expect rapid improvement. There are several possible causes of hair loss and several types of remedies. ...Read more

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How to keep your hair not frizzy if it is really curly?

How to keep your hair not frizzy if it is really curly?

Consultation: with your local beautician may be helpful. She or he can examine your hair and recommend appropriate products specific to your needs. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes you to have to take pins out of your hair before an x-ray?

What causes you to have to take pins out of your hair before an x-ray?

Yes: If your pins is made of metal, the answer is yes. All metals such as earings, pins, tong rings will show opaque white on the xray and may also show xray scattering (a ghost white image) and causes the xray to be less readable. Removed them if possible. If the pins are plastic, you do not need to. ...Read more

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Need advice as i keep picking out my hair and is to ashamed to tell any body i don't know how to stop?

Need advice as i keep picking out my hair and is to ashamed to tell any body i don't know how to stop?

Get seen: There are physicians who can treat trichotillomania and other compulsions. Other folks won't understand but for these people, it's familiar and fairly manageable. Your primary care physician has heard for worse and your secret's safe and a referral is in line. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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If you can please help me asap "ok I have what apears to be an ingrone hair on my penis but when i try to find the hair to get it out it seems like the muscle comes out and there is a rather big hole"

If you can please help me asap "ok I have what apears to be an ingrone hair on my penis but when i try to find the hair to get it out it seems like the muscle comes out and there is a rather big hole"

You : You need to be seen for this. Please call your doctor (a family practice doctor will be fine) and be evaluated so that this doesn't get infected. Signs of infection would include redness, swelling, discharge or fever. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out, what can I do to prevent this?

My hair is falling out, what can I do to prevent this?

Propecia (finasteride) & minoxidil: Propecia (finasteride) and Minoxidil are two medications that can be used to help you prevent further hair loss. As with most medicines, these do have potential side effects so weigh the risks and benefits with your pmd carefully. ...Read more

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What to do if hair is falling out fast and receding without any family history of balding?

What to do if hair is falling out fast and receding without any family history of balding?

Hormonal Imbalance: Hair loss can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Thyroid hormone disorders are notorious for causing hair loss. Imbalance in sex hormones can also be implicated. Certain medications can also cause hair loss. Poor nutrition can also cause hair loss. You get the picture. It is important to see a doctor to help you figure out what might be causing your hair loss. Take care. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my foreskin is attached to the head?

What do you suggest if my foreskin is attached to the head?

Foreskin: First you need to be seen by a urologist. Questions include pain swelling discomfort with daily functions such as urinating erections and intercourse. Can be treated with medicine or even surgery ...Read more