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Why is my hair falling out so much?

Why is my hair falling out so much?

Telogen Effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists.Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. ...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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My hair is falling too much. What should I do to stop my hair fall?

My hair is falling too much. What should I do to stop my hair fall?

Hair loss: Hard to answer that in a 25 year old. At the very least you should see your doctor and you may need a referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why does my hair fall out?

Why does my hair fall out?

Many reasons: Multiple reasons can cause hair loss such as weight loss, low iron levels, post-partum, thyroid problems. See your internist, dermatologist or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Why does my hair fall out?

Why does my hair fall out?

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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Why does so much hair fall out? What treatment should I take?

Why does so much hair fall out? What treatment should I take?

Hair loss: It is normal to loss100-200 haisr per day. Do hair count for a week. Hair falling is more noticeable in patient with long hair. Avoid hair trauma like scratching head, using hair products, braiding, cornrows, tight ponytails, and hair extensions. The most important rule in treating hair loss is obtaining the correct diagnosis then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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How to stop hair fall as my hair is really weak?

Hair Fall: Hair fall can be caused by: medications, hormones, infections, anemia, genetics, stress, systemic diseases, and others. Once the cause of your hair fall is determined and stopped, your hair fall should stop. ...Read more

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When my hair is short it doesn't fall out. But when I grow it out it seems like it thins. Hairs just fall out. What could this mean?

When my hair is short it doesn't fall out. But when I grow it out it seems like it thins. Hairs just fall out. What could this mean?

Hair loss: It may appear to you that none or less hair falls out when it's shorter because it is shorter. Either way what shampoo do you use? Perhaps change it. Any family history of baldness? Have you had any scalp itchiness or increased dandruff? ...Read more

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Can my hair fall out if I bleach it all?

Can my hair fall out if I bleach it all?

Bleach hair: I would start with a visit to a hair stylist who will bleach it well and educate you about keeping it intact. The first visit may be expensive but better to do it now than wait for your hair to fall out. Many hair salons would sell you the better bleaches without bleaching your hair at their facility. ...Read more

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I notice my eyebrow hair is getting very weak . Some hairs are about to fall out what can I put on it so they can stay??

I notice my eyebrow hair is getting very weak . Some hairs are about to fall out what can I put on it so they can stay??

Use Latisse (bimatoprost): You can try Latisse (bimatoprost) that is used for the eye lashes. It helps to grow fuller and longer lashes which also help with your eye brow. Just apply a thin brush of the solution on your eye brow every day. It may take 2-3 weeks for the change. ...Read more

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My hair is still falling out after chemotherapy, how do I get it to stop?

My hair is still falling out after chemotherapy, how do I get it to stop?

Be patient: Many chemo regimens affect the rapidly dividing cells in the body ie bone marrow, lining of the gut, and the skin/hair. It will improve after the chemo is complete. ...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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Why do my eyelashes fall out easily?

Why do my eyelashes fall out easily?

Eyelash loss: Trauma, psychiatric issues (trichotillomania), hypothyroidism, malnutrition, blepharitis or other lid disease, lid neoplasms, inflammatory diseases, and many other causes. ...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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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 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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What could be causing the skin on my scalp to flake? I loose so much skin it snows when i shake my head and it does not matter how much i was my hair.

What could be causing the skin on my scalp to flake? I loose so much skin it snows when i shake my head and it does not matter how much i was my hair.

Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...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

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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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Dr. Alan Bauman
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