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When I comb my hair, a lot of them fall out. why is this happen?

When I comb my hair, a lot of them fall out. why is this happen?

Resting phase: Approximately 10% of hair follicles are in the 'resting phase' during which time the fall out to make room for new growth. Up to 100 hairs lost per day can be considered as normal. Infection, stress, nutritional deficiencies, certain diseases and hormone fluctuations can cause excessive hair loss. ...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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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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My husbands hair falls out a lot everyday. Hes only 19. No bald patches only hair falling out when you touch them. Its A LOT of hair falling out.

My husbands hair falls out a lot everyday. Hes only 19. No bald patches only hair falling out when you touch them. Its A LOT of hair falling out.

See a dermatologist: Need exam by skin specialist. Alopecia areata? Telogen effluvium? Androgenic alopecia? Poisoning or drug effect? etc etc ...Read more

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Why is my nose hair falling out all of a sudden?

Possible infection: There may be an infection in the hair follicles so try Bacitracin antibiotic ointment twice daily for a week. ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out a lot?

Why is my hair falling out a lot?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out a lot what should I do?

My hair is falling out a lot what should I do?

Seek care : Hair falling has a number of causes from autoimmune processes to thyroid dysfunction. There are of course other symptoms associated however. ...Read more

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Why did hair fall out of my skin mole? Is this bad?

Not significant : Usually hair associated with moles do not disappear spontaneously . If there are other changes with your mole such as color change, growth in diameter or height as well as sensitivity it should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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How fast does my hair fall out when I lose a bunch of weight?

How fast does my hair fall out when I lose a bunch of weight?

Weight loss/hair los: Similarly, vaccinations, crash dieting, physical trauma such as being in a car crash, and having surgery can sometimes be a shock to the system and a proportion of scalp hair follicles go into hibernation. As the environmental insult passes and the body recovers, the telogen effluvium subsides and there is new hair growth. This type of hair loss can happen two months after weight loss. ...Read more

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In the last couple years i died my hair to may times and know it falls out a lot, what's good to stop my hair from falling?

In the last couple years i died my hair to may times and know it falls out a lot, what's good to stop my hair from falling?

Stop dyeing: The chemicals from dyeing are damaging your hair and hair follicles. Stoping dyeing and allow your hair to grow naturally and heal. ...Read more

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My hair keeps falling out everyday when i brush it ... I do not have any bold patches but it just falls out a lot ?

My hair keeps falling out everyday when i brush it ... I do not have any bold patches but it just falls out a lot ?

Hair is cyclical: If you're shedding, as we all do, without any evidence of a "bald spot" then this is probably normal. There are "shocks" that occur to the body: pregnancy, post-partum and menopause which can cause large amts of hair loss as well. U didn't put ur age... Also metabolic disorders, thyroid, emotional stressors, metabolic d/o, etc. Most common is just no cause. Make sure that you're well. Take care. ...Read more

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Off of Depakote for months but my hair is still falling out. Is there anything I can do to stop my hair from falling out like this?

Off of Depakote for months but my hair is still falling out.  Is there anything I can do to stop my hair from falling out like this?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full 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 (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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My hair comes out in the shower and when I comb it. Falls out mostly on top. But also sides. My hair is coarse. Could I be going bald?

My hair comes out in the shower and when I comb it. Falls out mostly on top. But also sides. My hair is coarse. Could I be going bald?

Hair falling out: Need more information such as is your father bald? If so when did it start with him. Make a family tree and see who got bald and at what age. Some men become bald very early and this runs in family. Assuming your father is not bald and none of his make relatives are bald u are prob OK. This assumes your father is you genetic father of course. If it does not run in your family then check with Dr. ...Read more

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What is making my hair fall out and have migraines?

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What is making my hair fall out and have migraines?

Unrelated: Migraines are a common type of headache that can cause severe pain, aura or neurological disturbances, but not a hair loss. See your PCP for both unrelated problems. ...Read more

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I dont have as much hair on top of my head anymore either i dnt think i have mpb i have alot of stress but how does your hair fall out from stress?

I dont have as much hair on top of my head anymore either i dnt think i have mpb i have alot of stress but how does your hair fall out from stress?

Hair does: not "fall out" from stress!! There are "tales" about individuals loosing hair after a severe shock or life threatening event. Hair acn fall out with major illnesses but usually this kind of hair loss is reversable!! What you are describing is classic MALE PATTERN BALDNESS This is HEREDITARY and sometimes responds to ROGAINE (minoxidil) treatment. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My hair is falling out excessively afraid of combing or washing a lot falls out in chucks, also have psoriasis?

See below: It sounds like you need seek treat for this. Seeing a dermatologist is a good start. You may also need to have your thyroid checked as this can cause hair loss as well. If you are having joint pain with you psoriasis, you may want to see a rheumatologist as well to make certain that you do not have psoriatic arthritis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I wash my hair everyother day so why is my hair falling out in chunks?

I wash my hair everyother day so why is my hair falling out in chunks?

Not known: You need to see either a dermatologist or an endocrinologist to find out why you are losing so much hair. There might be a problem with your thyroid or your ferritin level which measures the stores off on iron in your body. ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out in such large amounts? I can run my hands through it and hair just fall out. And I'm not on meds or anything!

Thyroid check: Have your thyroid checked and if its normal, consult a good beautician for advice and recommendations about your hair texture and best treatment. ...Read more

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Iam geting lot of hair fall why?

Hair fall: Uncommon to have hair fall out at your age unless you and your hairstylist have been using different approaches to your hair care. Start by letting your stylist know your problem and if the answer doesn't help you I would have your doctor refer you to a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have got a lot of hair fall daily ,more than 100a day?

I have got a lot of hair fall daily ,more than 100a day?

You are normal: Every day hundreds of hair follicles fall out and new hairs grow back. If you are young and hairs don't grow back then see your doctor. As you age less and less hairs will grow back...this is part of the aging process and genetically determined...blame your mother's father for your hair line. ...Read more

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Suffering from hair problem . take lots of medicine but result is zero .Please suggest what to do? Hair fall too much

Suffering from hair problem . take lots of medicine but result is zero .Please suggest what to do? Hair fall too much

Have a diagnosis?: If it's telogen effluvium, it will probably self-cure and just basic self-care is your best option. If it is alopecia areata, do not expect anything to work -- focus on being physically fit, on developing excellent interpersonal skills so you are well-liked, and perhaps consider the mystique and exotic glamor of a shaved head on a fine-looking woman. ...Read more

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Having a lot of dandruff n more hair fall.

Having a lot of dandruff n more 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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My hair is thin and i suffering from hair fall , so may i know what actually is the problem for this on guess and cause for this ? Thanks a lot

Many: There are many different causes for hair thinning. Basically anything that affects the body can affect the sensitive hair follicles. Male and age 27 may be a form or early male pattern baldness which can respond to a topical medication. But it also can mean anything from thyroid disease, to anemia and vitamin deficiency. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does stress really make your hair fall out? My hair had been falling out a lot lately and i've been under a lot of stress. Could they be connected?

Stress and Hair Loss: The most common cause of hair loss in women is stress. Please see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I seem to have a lot of dandruff. Also how do I ensure that my hair stays strong, healthy, smooth and shiny?I also want to avoid breakage and hair fall.

I seem to have a lot of dandruff. Also how do I ensure that my hair stays strong, healthy, smooth and shiny?I also want to avoid breakage and hair fall.

Dandruff: If you are suffering from dandruff you need to be sure you are shampooing your hair everyday. A lot of patients do not shampoo everyday and this is a common cause of dandruff. There are wonderful over the counter shampoos that can really help your problem. Look for tar, zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide shampoos for this treatment. ...Read more

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I am 21 year old & I am having a lot of hair fall. I don't use hair styling gel etc. How can I stop my hair fall?

I am 21 year old & I am having a lot of hair fall. I don't use hair styling gel etc. How can I stop my hair fall?

See below: The problem might be a stress related. You may consider to re-evaluate your life style. But also it can be a something different as well. The best way to approach this problem is to visit your trusted Dermatologist office, who can help you to find the underlying cause. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hello.. I'm facing hair fall a lot since i was child..I'm almost 23 and i look like a bold..It's embarrassing cuz i'm a girl..Reasons and solutions plz?

Hello.. I'm facing hair fall a lot since i was child..I'm almost 23 and i look like a bold..It's embarrassing cuz i'm a girl..Reasons and solutions plz?

Alopecia????: Sounds like you are suffering form skin condition called alooecia. Now there are other things that can cause bald spots in a otherwise healthy person and most notorious is t capitus or ring worm if scalp. You need to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My hair fall out a lot lately after I have a baby. Any treatment to cure this? Product grown hair?

My hair fall out a lot lately after I have a baby. Any treatment to cure this? Product grown hair?

Drop in estrogens: Pregnancy is associated with a rise in estrogen levels that make pregnant women's hair thicker and more luscious. The downside is that after delivery the hormone levels drop, and hair falls out until pre-pregnancy levels are reached. ...Read more

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Oily head top, flakes, hair fall at the crown and temples. Lots of body hair. How do I stop the hair fall ?

Oily head top, flakes, hair fall at the crown and temples. Lots of body hair. How do I stop the hair fall ?

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 doctor my question is how i could deal with my situation in which i facing the hair fall everyday, and finally thanks a lot doctor.

Hello doctor my question is how i could deal with my situation in which i facing the hair fall everyday,  and finally thanks a lot doctor.

Hair: I would discuss this with your barber and also make an appointment to see a dermatologist. One or both will know what is best for you. ...Read more

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My hair fall a lot. Please suggest any remedy for hair loss?

Hair loss comes from: many things hypothyroidism illness medications genetics see a physician for an evaluation ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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