What can cause hair loss?

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).
Several causes. . . There are many types of hair loss. For age-related baldness, a doctor may use rogaine (minoxidil) or propecia. For other causes, hair may grow back after the disorder is resolved: over-brushing, hormonal imbalances, stress, chemotherapy, autoimmune disorders, infection, etc... A doctor can evaluate for these other causes of hair loss. Normal people may lose 50-100 hairs/day, which are replaced by "new" hairs.

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What can cause hair loss in infants?

How old. It depends on the age. This could be normal hair loss. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation of this problem. Read more...

What can cause hair loss in a 20 year old male?

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"what can cause hair loss with a 9 year old healthy well nourished active girl? What can be done? "

Hair loss in 9 y.o. Conditions that most commonly cause hair loss in a 9 year old child include alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (due to interruption of hair growth cycle by illness, surgery, stress, meds, etc), tinea capitis (fungal infection of the scalp). There are also much more rare conditions as well. Whether something can be done depends on the cause. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation. Read more...

What can cause hair loss and muscle ache and itchy skin and produce rash?

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What can be causing my hair loss? My doctor says my thyroid is normal at 1.75 is that true? There is no hair loss in my family. Evenly falling out.

Multiple causes. It is reasonable to check an iron level as well. You may be describing telogen effluvium a disorder in which the hair follicles get reset so they all rest at the same time. It is distressing but benign. Read more...

What can cause sudden patches of hair loss & thinning?

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