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Witch Hazel Hair Loss
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
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.
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
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
I bumped my head hard yesterday, iced it after 20 minutes for 1 hour then left a witch-hazel soaked cotton ball overnight. The bump is still there :(?
Bump: Bruise to the head will stay and be tender for awhile before it resolves. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) can be reversed with rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia if it's started soon enough. To maintain the results they have to be used on an ongoing basis. Hair loss due to pregnancy, trauma or shock will grow back with time. Hair loss due to underlying medical problems (ie: anemia) can be reversed if the medical problem is treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
Sometimes: Aging related hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. This is due to gradual minaturization of the follicles over time. Over-the-counter rogaine (generic=minoxidil) stops this process for as long as you use it. However, if you stop, the minaturization process begins again and hair loss restarts as though you've never used it before. So, for rogaine to work, you must use it for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer