Hair Loss

Hair loss is also known as alopecia or baldness. The severity of hair loss can vary from a small area to the entire body. 

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For female pattern baldness, it is important to first screen patients for any underlying causes which may be contributing to the hair loss. This can be done by doing blood tests to check for anaemia, iron deficiency, thyroid abnormalities or other... Read Full Answer
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Oily scalp, like oily facial skin, is due to the overly active oil glands of the skin, which is genetically predisposed and hormonally mediated. Therefore, shampoos per se can do and help to a certain small extent in controlling the sca... Read Full Answer
Regaine or Rogaine is also known as minoxidil, is used as a topical medication for treating hair loss. Minoxidil is not taken as an oral medication, but as an application for your hair and scalp for the treatment of hair loss. Topic... Read Full Answer
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Hi, If the keloids are on the scalp and treated with intralesional steroids, potential side effects include localized atrophy over the site of injection and infection. These side effects may be minimized by administering the appropriate amount an... Read Full Answer
Male pattern hair loss is often diagnosed clinically.  Patients with male pattern hair loss often notice progressive thinning of the hair. The onset often starts in the 20s, though it can start at an earlier or later age. The hair thinning ... Read Full Answer
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Hi, There are many causes of hair loss that needs to be considered. A proper evaluation by your doctor is critical to determine the exact cause as treatment differs depending on the cause of the hair loss. The most common cause of hair loss in t... Read Full Answer
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Hi, All Health Sciences Authority (HSA) - approved generics should work well and are generally non-inferior to the originals. Stick to propecia if it has worked well for you and you are willing to accept the premium price over generic finasterid... Read Full Answer
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Hi, A majority of premature hair greying lies in the inability to make or transfer pigment from the skin cells to the hair shaft. Genetics play a major role. Stress, smoking and vitamin deficiencies have also been implicated as aggravating factor... Read Full Answer