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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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 does my hair come out after showering?

Why does my hair come out after showering?

Hair loss: Many notice hair that comes out in shower due and this is more obvious due to it being wet, heavier, coming out when we rinse and shampoo the hair. Some is.normal, but if you have noticed a sudden increase in the amount, you may want to have the thyroid checked. ...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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My. Scalp is itchy, and hair falling out in strands even when I rub my hands through my hai I'll see it,hair doesn't sseem to be growing that much.hht?

Maybe infectious: or maybe hormonal. Abnormal hair loss may be related to a scalp infection (fungal or alopecia or dry scalp seborrheic keratosis) or hormonal effect (high thyroid, low sex hormones, etc.). Please get yourself to a physician or healthcare professional to diagnose and treat properly. I doubt this problem will go away nor will it improve on its own. ...Read more

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Anything I can do to keep my eyebrow hair from falling out ? I keep my dermatitis under control but the hair still falls out they're weak

Anything I can do to keep my eyebrow hair from falling out ? I keep my dermatitis under control but the hair still falls out they're weak

How are you controll: How are you controlling your dermatitis? If you are using steroid cream, that should actually help with the growth of the eyebrows. But to help the eyebrow follicles to be stronger, I suggest to use Latisse (bimatoprost). You can use this product over your eyebrow, if you don't have any allergies to any Prostoglandins. ...Read more

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Should my hair be falling out easy even when I rub my fingers through my hair .strands seem to come out in my hands also itchy scalp .

Should my hair be falling out easy even when I rub my fingers through my hair .strands seem to come out in my hands also itchy scalp .

Hair Care Specialist: 28 y/o Male asks Should my hair be falling out easy... Yes, it can happen if one is developing Male Baldness at your current age. If one is under Severe Stress or if one has Dry Skin/Scalp, Seborrhea as you might with "itchy scalp" Best to see Dermatologist or a good Hair Care Specialist for proper shampoos and treatment. ...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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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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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

Dr. Alan Bauman
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