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Witch Hazel Hair Loss
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
Witch hazel ? I have irritated hair follicles or herpes but I have been using witch hazel to dry up the sores but they never stay dry is that normal ?
Yes if herpes: Herpes will have persistent intensely itchy/painful sores that start as blisters, then form ulcers(=sores), which typically last about 10 days or so, then fade away, only to reappear again in same place sometime later. Folliculitis is should disappear with topical astringents (eg. Witch hazel ) and local cleanliness, but may also need antibiotics to eradicate. Not shaving helps too! ...Read more
What is the best thing to use on bumps on neck and hair line cold are hot is witch hazel ok to use painful and sore?
Need eval: condition such as you describe really need to be seen and felt by provider in order to give you a proper diagnosis. Best to see your doctor soon as possible. ...Read more
Had ingrown hair on edge of areola. Plucked it out and applied witch hazel to help it heal, but now that part of my areola is brown & kinda itchy.
Do products that contains salicylic acid, glycolic acid, witch hazel, aloe clear hair bumps up on my private area right away!?
Ingredient: Check for other ingredients for which you may be allergic. ...Read more
Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is beginning to experience hair loss and is only 25, what can she do to reverse this process?
Hair loss: The most common type of hair loss is a condition called androgenetic alopecia . This type of hair loss can affect both men and women. Other terms for androgenetic alopecia include “male pattern balding” and “female pattern hair loss.” treatments to discuss with her doctor include estrogen containing birth control pills, minoxydil, propecia, spironolactone etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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