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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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I had telogen, now I have hair tension on top of my head (crown) and I see baby hair falling out but hair is growing. Is there anything I can do?

I had telogen, now I have hair tension on top of my head (crown) and I see baby hair falling out but hair is growing. Is there anything I can do?

Telogen effluvium: Telogen effluvium typically resolves spontaneously and treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible causes of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected. Although topical Minoxidil is not proven to promote recovery of hair in telogen, it is well tolerated and has been used. ...Read more

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Hair growth is increasing slowly on my body. I have to trim monthly. Othrwise they grow much. Head hair falling speedily. I'm 31 years old unmaried female?

Hair growth is increasing slowly on my body. I have to trim monthly. Othrwise they grow much. Head hair falling speedily. I'm 31 years old unmaried female?

Hirsutism + alopecia: Hyperandrogenism may be leading to what sounds like hirsutism (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hirsutism/basics/definition/con-20028919) & male pattern baldness (yes, I know you're female: http://goo. Gl/RrYj7U). Maybe I jumped to conclusion & it's hair loss (alopecia) due to excess thyroid hormone or stress or infection or immune system issue. Bottom line, go see Family Doc for eval ...Read more

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My dad has full thick hair. I have full thick hair. All of a sudden my hair has been falling out. The top of my head mainly. Can I be going bald?

My dad has full thick hair. I have full thick hair. All of a sudden my hair has been falling out. The top of my head mainly. Can I be going bald?

You're kind of young: All normally masculinized men lose the hair on our temples at around age 20. Men who progress early to male pattern baldness are generally those blessed with a lot of chest hair -- look around you. It's unusual to have it start on the crown at you age, and you may have telogen effluvium or one of the other causes. Ask your physician. Good looks is about fitness much more than hair. ...Read more

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Lots of hair falling off my head. Noother medical problems. Female. Lady.

Med evaluation: There can be many possible reasons for hair loss. The treatment depends on what the cause is. Encourage you to see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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If I am now a 27 year old male and starting to see more hair falling out of my head. Normal?

If I am now a 27 year old male and starting to see more hair falling out of my head. Normal?

Information: If you are healthy and without disease, the it is probably normal and related to your genetic inheritance. ...Read more

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I am 21I have hair falling problem in the middle of my head and harmonies not organized very well. What should I do?

I am 21I have hair falling problem in the middle of my head and harmonies not organized very well. What should I do?

Hair loss: You need to check your thyroid levels, blood count, and hormone level to determine the cause. Treatments would depend on those results ...Read more

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I have bald spot in the, top of my head my hair keep falling out?

I have bald spot in the, top of my head my hair keep falling out?

Multiple possibiliti: This could be something that is called alopecia areata which has treatment options or it could be androgenic. It is important to get if evaluated by a dermatologist as there can also be associations with autoimmune problems. ...Read more

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Red scaly patch and itching with white flakes in head? Hair falling out I had sarcoidosis that affected lungs

Red scaly patch and itching with white flakes in head? Hair falling out I had sarcoidosis that affected lungs

Lupus vs. Other: While sarcoid can affect the skin, discoid lupus or another autoimmune disease are also possible. See you doc and possibly a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?

Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist can evaluate the type of hair loss you're having. He/she may order some blood work including thyroid function tests. If no health issues are found, you may be dealing with genetic predisposition but I recommend that you then consult a hair stylist for advice about your hair care. ...Read more

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For My 7 yrs boy, sticky dry hair falling found on crown of head getting bald past 5 months and it extends its area mostly downwards back of head, it is by hair problem or any internal and who to seek medical help?

For My 7 yrs boy, sticky dry hair falling found on crown of head getting bald past 5 months and it extends its area mostly downwards back of head, it is by hair problem or any internal and who to seek medical help?

Alopecia vs fungus: Child probably is developing alopecia. It would be important also to rule out a fungal infection of the scalp. Best would be to see a dermatologist who can do a Woods light examination and a KOH prep and tell you the diagnosis and treatment right away. If it is Alopecia he will also be able to guide you properly and reassure you. If required further work up can also be initiated. ...Read more

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Pink smooth itchy bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it and another spot. Will the hair grow back?? What is this? Also I do get zits on my head

Hair loss: You may have a fungus of the scalp but you could have idiopathic alopecia. You have to be seen by your doctor to determine your problem. We can only speculate what you might have because we cant see the actual problem ...Read more

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I married since 6 months but no pregnancy. I have following symptoms: unnormal hair on my face and body, long period, head hair falling, what reason

I married since 6 months but no pregnancy. I have following symptoms: unnormal hair on my face and body, long period, head hair falling, what reason

Hormone imbalance: Especially if you are obese. You could be estrogen dominant and elevated testosterone secondary to conversion giving you hirsutism. Adding Progesterone or losing weight might help you properly ovulate making you more fertile. ...Read more

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Why won't someone tell me what's wrong with me. Help night sweats 100 fever always hair falling out sore on head. Legs heavy painful. Can't catch breath always tired. Memory going. Pain lump on shoulder?

Why won't someone tell me what's wrong with me. Help night sweats 100 fever always hair falling out sore on head. Legs heavy painful. Can't catch breath always tired. Memory going. Pain lump on shoulder?

Multiple complaints: Whenever I have a patient with nondescript symptoms I ask them to monitor and record their data. Hence, I would ask you to take your temp, photograph your hair loss and the lump, and I would objectively quantify your memory performance with cognitive testing.
Also, several of the symptoms you relate can be caused by the Lortab you take. Please speak with the prescribing physician about it. ...Read more

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Have hair loss which derm thinks telogen effluvium, so then why is hair on my legs, eyebrows, under arms, etc. Not falling out and still growing?

Have hair loss which derm thinks telogen effluvium, so then why is hair on my legs, eyebrows, under arms, etc. Not falling out and still growing?

Unknown: There is little or no research money for telogen effluvium. It is quite variable and often is patchy on the scalp. In severe cases it can effect body hair, axillary hair, pubic hair, eyelash and eyebrow hair. No-one knows how to explain the differences. Does the Dr speculate about the reason for your case? You left out all the interesting details. ...Read more

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What to do about hair regrowth over bald spot on eyebrow?

What to do about hair regrowth over bald spot on eyebrow?

Eyebrow Loss/Growth: Eyebrow loss can be due to aging, injury, trauma or medical conditions. For most cases of eyebrow loss, an eyebrow transplant is required to restore hair follicles into the bare or bald area. A NeoGraft FUE eyebrow transplant is a comfortable outpatient procedure that takes just a few hours to complete and leaves no linear scar. Cosmetic healing requires a few days and the results are permanent. ...Read more

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Patient is 2.5 yo boy who has not yet grown hair. He has eyebrows and thin eyelashes but remains bald. Could this be alopecia?

Patient is 2.5 yo boy who has not yet grown hair. He has eyebrows and thin eyelashes but remains bald. Could this be alopecia?

Genetic Cause?: There are many causes that would explain why someone does not grow hair or the hair is very sparse. If a child has not grown hair by the age of 2.5yrs, there is a good chance there is a genetic cause. The cause could be one of several types of "Ectodermal Dysplasia" or "Congenital Atrichia". There are many other causes as well. You will need have this evaluated by a dermatology & genetics. ...Read more

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I developed a bald patch on my left eyebrow after getting stitches on my eyebrow as a kid how can I regrow it without hair transplant?

I developed a bald patch on my left eyebrow after getting stitches on my eyebrow as a kid how can I regrow it without hair transplant?

You cannot: The scar that formed cannot grow hair. A plastic surgeon may be able to revise the scar to make it less noticed. ...Read more

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Hair and eyebrows have been thinning for months after beginning college. Clear thyroid tests (TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4, Ferritin I think) and other bloodwork. Not sure what other possibilities? Once had thick pretty hair, scared I will go bald?

Hair loss: I think you should see a hair specialist - have your doctor refer you. There must be a condition that is affecting your hair, and almost certainly the cause of your hair loss will be found and treated. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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I am having hair loss problem. I am using Morr f 5 % from 60 days and my hairs are falling in very small size. Like eye lashes. IS it okey.?

I am having hair loss problem. I am using Morr f 5 % from 60 days and my hairs are falling in very small size. Like eye lashes. IS it okey.?

See derm: It appears that you have a condition known as alopecia areata which is often from an autoimmune process but excessive stress can do the same thing. A dermatology consult may be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Can we regrow hairs fast on bald head?

Can we regrow hairs fast on bald head?

Hair Loss vs. Shaved: Yes, if bald from shaving the head. Regrowth is as fast as growth before shaving. No, if bald from hair loss. Pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss and is usually inherited (it's in the genes). In men, it is called male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. In women, it is called female pattern baldness. Women get some hair loss from the whole scalp, so the hair looks thinner. ...Read more

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Can one grow hair at a bald part of one's head?

Can one grow hair at a bald part of one's head?

Depends: Whether hair can be regrown depends on what caused the bald area and how long hair has been gone. For non scarring alopecia, there is a chance. ...Read more

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My brother is 26 years old n his head is almost bald what should he do to grow his hair thick and well?

My brother is 26 years old n his head is almost bald what should he do to grow his hair thick and well?

See a dermatologist: There are only two drugs that are fda approved for hair growth: rogain and propecia (finasteride). Neither one is perfect and both may have rare side effects. They also don't work in individuals who have lost their hair for a long period of time. Your brother should consult a dermatologist to see if these drugs are appropriate for him. ...Read more

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Could I have hair re growth in bald head? What can I do?

Could I have hair re growth in bald head? What can I do?

Bald spots: It is important to determine the cause of the bald spots and treat that problem first. For instance, if you have ringworm infection causing bald spots, it is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more