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What to do if hair loss and zinc supplements?

What to do if hair loss and zinc supplements?

Hair Loss: If you are not deficient in zinc then taking more will not help this. You need to make sure you are not doing thinks to harm your hair and get an organic product without SLS. If this is pattern baldness, get in and see a professional. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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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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Will a zinc supplement benefit my childs hair loss?

Will a zinc supplement benefit my childs hair loss?

Is her zinc low?: Your are correct, zinc supplementation can be beneficial for hair or skin problems--however, that is only applicable when the zinc level in the body is inadequate. Giving more zinc than necessary to a child that is not deficient is not going to help however. Please have your child examined by a board-certified pediatrician or dermatologist. A blood test for zinc may prove useful, which she can do. ...Read more

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What is the best shampoo for hair loss? Without side effect

What is the best shampoo for hair loss? Without side effect

No such thing: If you are a young male with family history, think of Finasteride or dutasteride, both quite effective in humans, i domt know about leopards. ...Read more

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I think taking zinc stimulated my sex hormones and caused hair loss what should I do to reverse the damage caused to my hair please help?

I think taking zinc stimulated my sex hormones and caused hair loss what should I do to reverse the damage caused to my hair please help?

Hair Loss: Hair loss can be caused by many different things, including infections, medication, radiation, mechanical injury, inflammatory conditions, and autoimmune disease. Examination by a physician is required to make the diagnosis and determine the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hey what to do about the massive hair loss when i shampoo?

Hey what to do about the massive hair loss when i shampoo?

Hair loss: Hair follicles are very sensitive to changes in the body. Factors such as changes in sex steroids, cortisol and thyroid hormones can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can shampoo make a difference in treating hair loss?

Help plz! Can shampoo make a difference in treating hair loss?

Hair loss: There are a numbers of causes and treatments for hair loss, but before you go on-line I would strongly recommend a consult with a dermatologist. They are experts for your needs. You may need a referral from your doctor. ...Read more

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I've used the shampoo 3 times in 14 days..I am experiencing hair loss..Is this reversible?

I've used the shampoo 3 times in 14 days..I am experiencing hair loss..Is this reversible?

Probably: There are a number of different types of hair loss, from alopecia areata, to telogen effluvium, to scarring conditions like discoid lupus and lichen planopilaris. A dermatologist will help you get the correct diagnosis and find a treatment plan to get you back on track. Most of the time hair loss is reversible, especially if caught early. ...Read more

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I am 17 male, I have hair loss problem since 6 months.Day by day more hair losing. Before i used shampoo everyday but nowadays twice a week.

I am 17 male, I have hair loss problem since 6 months.Day by day more hair losing. Before i used shampoo everyday but nowadays twice a week.

Dermatologist: Can help you. You may have alopecia, an auto-immune disorder that manifests itself in hair loss. It is treatable. Please go or ask you folks or a friend to help you get to your family doc or a dermatologist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could some shampoos be irritating and cause clogged follicles/hair loss?

Could some shampoos be irritating and cause clogged follicles/hair loss?

Clogged Follicles: As a hair transplant surgeon, i can tell you that is nearly impossible to for a hair follicle to become 'clogged.' while it is true that after hair growth ceases at the follicle, it does fill with sebum, however, this is not the cause of the hair loss, it is merely the result of the follicle not producing hair anymore. Certain shampoos can cause irritation, which diminishes hair growth, however. ...Read more

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If i took too much zinc over a month and experienced hair loss, should I supplement iron ?

If i took too much zinc over a month and experienced hair loss, should I supplement iron ?

If iron is low...: It is possible that excess zinc can cause low iron which can cause hair loss. In the best of worlds you should have your iron levels checked; if it is low then iron is likely to help. The reason for caution is that iron is a pro-oxidant which can increase risk of heart disease and cancer so you don't want to take it unless you need it! see http://bit.Ly/1a76u8f you can also eat iron-rich foods. ...Read more

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Please help I have excesive dandruf. Hair loss too. Right nw cnt prevent hairloss bt dis dandruf is iritating. Any medicine any shampoo? Plz help

Please help I have excesive dandruf. Hair loss too. Right nw cnt prevent hairloss bt dis dandruf is iritating. Any medicine any shampoo? Plz help

Dandruff: Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis), not shampooing often enough, psoriasis, eczema, sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis), or even a yeast-like fungus (malassezia). When regular shampoos fail, otc dandruff shampoos may succeed. But dandruff shampoos aren't all alike, and you may need to experiment until you find one that works for you. ...Read more

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What can you do for hair loss? My mom is 50 and is now suffering from hair loss but not major but noticeable. How can I help her? Shampoo change? Ty!

What can you do for hair loss? My mom is 50 and is now suffering from hair loss but not major but noticeable. How can I help her? Shampoo change? Ty!

Tough one: This is a more than " million- dollar question", unfortunately. Relatively recently there was an interest in biotin, one of the vitamins which deficiency can manifest in alopecia (hair loss). It is available over the counter, yet i wouldn't raise hopes too high though. ...Read more

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Can too much zinc cause hair loss or thinning ?

Yes: I've already answered this same question with detailed info twice, and at least one other doc has answered you as well. Why do you keep asking the same question? ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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