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Why Does My Hair Fall 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possibly: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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?
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
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??
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
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
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
I've recently lost 30 pounds and my hair is falling out. How long will it fall out for and is there anything I can do to stop it?
Be seen: It sounds like you have a thyroid problem. Be seen for labwork, exam, and a diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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