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My hair falling out in the shower, what to do?

My hair falling out in the shower, what to do?

There are many: possible causes, which your doctor or even a dermatologist can investigate for you. ...Read more

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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When hair falls out with little bulbs (follicles?) at the end does it mean the hair on that spot won't grow back anymore?

YES: Loss of the follicle means loss of that hair.....more hair, however will (in most cases) grow back (unless a part of male pattern baldness or alopecia (hair loosing diseases) ...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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Is it normal for hair to come out in the shower?

Is it normal for hair to come out in the shower?

Yes: Hair does fall out but it depends on how much is coming out, to be considered a medical condition. See your doctor to evaluate you. There are many causes for hair loss, including stress. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What can cause my pubic hair to fall out all the time?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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Hair is falling out in clumps? What can I do?

Hair is falling out in clumps? What can I do?

Get seen: This is probably telogen effluvium and you need a medical workup to rule out serious illness and identify possibly causes. ...Read more

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Why do I break out from my hair conditioning treatments at the salon?

Why do I break out from my hair conditioning treatments at the salon?

Exposure: You may be breaking out from the hair treatment chemicals used at the salon. You may have developed an allergy to one of the chemicals or have developed a sensitivity to one of the chemicals. Or one of the chemicals may be burning your skin. ...Read more

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

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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Hair falls out in in clumps in shower, brushing, pull up in pony tail for work Causing breakage. What can cause it? Health concerns? Treatment?

Hair falls out in in clumps in shower, brushing, pull up in pony tail for work Causing breakage. What can cause it? Health concerns? Treatment?

Tight hair vs medica: this is often due to pulling of your hair by your ponytail. This is the first thing we think of. However there can be other causes and you need to see your physician and be referred to a dermatologist to help clarify the reason for your hair loss ...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, ?

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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Is pulling back your hair in a high ponytail ok or does it tend to make hair fall out?

Is pulling back your hair in a high ponytail ok or does it tend to make hair fall out?

Traction alopecia: Traction alopecia is a form of gradual hair loss or thinning of the hair that hapĀ­pens as a result of constant pulling over time, usually as the result of particular types of hair styling. Commonly, this condition is caused by hair styles such as dread locks, braids, corn rows, weaves, clip on pieces, tight turbans and high, tight pony tails or pigtails. ...Read more

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After a night of drinking, my hair falls out much more in the shower. Why is this?

Don't worry: It has nothing to do with your hair loss . All of us lose up to 100-200 hair everyday and you particularly notice it in the shower. You also form new hair everyday the same number to keep it even. So don't worry ...Read more

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Why does my hair scalp hurt, especially after putting my hair in a pony tail then letting go of my hair afterwards? It hurts the roots too.

Why does my hair scalp hurt, especially after putting my hair in a pony tail then letting go of my hair afterwards? It hurts the roots too.

Scalp hurts: If you pull your hair tight to put it in a pony tail or if you have thick heavy hair it can actually pull on the scalp and cause pain. My guess would be that this is what is happening. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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