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Dr. David Sneid
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Would it be good to put castor oil on areas of hair loss due to seb dermatitis to re-grow the hair?

Dr. David Sneid
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Would it be good to put castor oil on areas of hair loss due to seb dermatitis to re-grow the hair?

Only if: You like the wet greasy look from the 1950's. It won't help in any way. ...Read more

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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more


Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Dr. David Sneid
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Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
38M people helped
Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

No: It won't help in any way. You didn't really believe this, did you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Is castor oil the answer to bald men?

Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Is castor oil the answer to bald men?

No.: Despite what you may have read on the internet, there is no credible evidence that castor oil has any significant effect on baldness. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Can using castor oil help for female pattern baldness?

Dr. David Sneid
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Can using castor oil help for female pattern baldness?

No: Sorry, it won't help.

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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How to use castor oil on my hair for hair thickness?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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Castor oils: This is not medically proven or tested that I know of, but it has been used for thousands of years and there are many blogs and posts of people who swear by it. You can go on-line and find many sites I am sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I have lost all my hair, can you please tell me what can I use to make it grow really fast other than castor oil please i need your help?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Are you: Are you completely bald? You need to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I used castor oil on my eyebrows and a part on my hair , i put it at night and leave it 2days , now i feel like my hair and eyebrows is falling , why?

Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Hair loss: Can't tell based on the very limited information you provided but I would start by suggesting you stop putting "castor oil" on your brows and scalp the reason for which remains a mystery. ...Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Castor oil thickens hair....does it thicken beard too?

Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Unlikely: I don't believe castor thickens hair anywhere on the body. Castor oil adheres to hair strands giving the illusion of increased thickness but there is no change in hair strand diameter. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Does castor oil help people with hair growth? I've seen many people use it and show before and after pictures. And it works.

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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Castor oil for hair: Castor oil has not been shown to cause hair growth. There are some medications that may help but you have to be seen by your doctor to get these prescriptions. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more


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