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Why do the top of my head itch so bad and i lose my hair in that spot?

Why do the top of my head itch so bad and i lose my hair in that spot?

Hair loss and Itch: This sounds like a fungal infection. This common situation is different that basic dermatitis or dandruff. The fungal infection may be a circular spot and the hair loss is in that same pattern. If anti-fungals over the counter do not work there are prescription strength pills that may work well. ...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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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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I would like to know why my hair is thinning in the back of my head . What should I do to grow it back?

I would like to know why my hair is thinning in the back of my head . What should I do to grow it back?

Hair thinning: There are multiple different causes of hair loss like you describe in someone so young, and no simple answer here. I suggest you see a dermatologist, who may need to biopsy an area of your scalp before giving you recommendations. ...Read more

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Why do I have demodex linfestation in my hair in my nosterls /eyelashes private parts hair not growing back the way it use to and falling out easy, ?

Why do I have demodex linfestation    in my hair in my nosterls /eyelashes private parts hair not growing back the way it use to and falling out easy, ?

Mites: They are more commont than you think. Spread from person to person. Live in hair follicles, eyelash eyebrow and nostrils . If problematic see ophthalmologist for tea tree oil and Pilocarpine . Together I have had very good success. ...Read more

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I have flakes in my hair so i started using (iselsun blue medicated shampoo). After a week my hair smells real bad. What can I do to get rid of.

I have flakes in my hair so i started using (iselsun blue medicated shampoo).  After a week my hair smells real bad.  What can I do to get rid of.

Change shampoo: If you do not like the smell of selsun, there are numerous other dandruff shampoos. Try head and shoulders, nizoral, (ketoconazole) dhs, t-sal. You fail to indicate if selsun cleared the flakes. If otc shampoo does not clear it, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I get bumps in my hair and hairline?

Why do I get bumps in my hair and hairline?

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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Why do I sweat from my armpits so much? Even in the cool air. Its so embarrassing & I wash my body everyday & I always put deodarant on. What can I do to make it stop?

Why do I sweat from my armpits so much? Even in the cool air. Its so embarrassing & I wash my body everyday & I always put deodarant on. What can I do to make it stop?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, is a common problems. There are many options including various over the counter or prescription topicals, oral medicines, medical devices and therapies such as botox. The most recent advance includes a microwave laser-like device. Consult with your dermatologist to insure you have routine hyperhidrosis and find the treatment best for you. ...Read more

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A lot of my hair is falling out, when i wash my hair. What do that means?

A lot of my hair is falling out, when i wash my hair. What do that means?

Hair loss: Make sure your thyroid is checked and functioning well if you have type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do I get sore spots on my head when I have had my hair in a ponytail? My elastic band is lose and isn't always the same spot. They come and go

Why do I get sore spots on my head when I have had my hair in a ponytail? My elastic band is lose and isn't always the same spot. They come and go

Tension : The hair is being pulled back by the hairstyle causing low grade constant tension. This can lead to pain from the hair being pulled or from the muscles of the scalp spasming in response to the irritation. ...Read more

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My hairs are falling very much.Everytime i put my hand in my hair, hairs fall out or come in my hand.Also, recently i got to know I have dandruff too?

My hairs are falling very much.Everytime i put my hand in my hair, hairs fall out or come in my hand.Also, recently i got to know I have dandruff too?

Testing: If you havent seen a doctor in a while, you should see them. Low thyroid and other issues may cause this problem, but you need evaluation to see what is the cause and what can be done. ...Read more

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I don't always wash my body just my hair because im lazy. But sometimes I do wash my body just not every time im in the shower. Is that bad?or gross?

Gross: People need to clean off the dirt they accumulate during the day. If not it leads to skin infections as well as potentially internal infections from all the bad germs that collect. If you get in the shower you need to wash completely ...Read more

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I'm a girl. Why do I have hair on my back that goes all the way to my butt, along with hair on my chest? What can I do about it?

I'm a girl. Why do I have hair on my back that goes all the way to my butt, along with hair on my chest? What can I do about it?

Hair: i suggest you make sure you do not have hormonal issues. you need to consult with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I feel that my hair losses when I wash it. And I have to wash my hair everyday unless my head will be itchy. What should I do?

I feel that my hair losses when I wash it. And I have to wash my hair everyday unless my head will be itchy. What should I do?

Hair loss is normal: It is normal to lose 100 hairs per day. Daily washing does not increase hair loss. If the areas is thinning you can start a trial of rogain to arrest the hair loss. If you are a women you amy need blood tests to look for underlying issues such as iron deficiency, low thyroid. Or hormonal abnormalities. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my hair fall? I lost my thickness and also my hair starts thinning what do I do?

Minoxidil: Minoxidil aka rogaine (minoxidil) is available in over the counter preparations and may help to slow the hair fall. However there may be medical causes for the condition and. You may want to be checked out by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Help, my hair falls out in large amounts in the shower. What can I do?

Help, my hair falls out in large amounts in the shower. What can I do?

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

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Hello I bleached my facial hair now I want to know when will the colour of these hair reapperar??

Hello I bleached my facial hair now I want to know when will the colour of these hair reapperar??

Will be visible: The color started reappearing the day after you bleached. Check the base of the hair and you will see the natural color. Depending on the rate of growth of your hair and how long you keep your facial hair the time for full return to original color may take weeks to months. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more