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Alopecia and Hair Disorders

Also known as Hair Loss and Disorders, Hirsutism, Male Pattern Baldness, Telogen Effluvium, Trichotillomania

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  • Topiramate and severe hair loss

    i am 18 years old and have been taking topiramate since last year for my bulimia. I started with 25 mg a day, moved to 50mg a day and stayed like that for a while. I have no problems with eating disorders anymore . Around winter holidays this year my psychiatrist told me to take 100mg a day.  For...

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  • I've been losing a lot of hair! I'm only a 16 guy

    Hello! I'm a 16 years old boy and I've been losing a lot of hair the past two years. I've been through things such as crash dieting, anorexia and emotional trauma. There are no signs of androgenic hair loss in my family, but I'm not totally closed to that possibility. I'll add some...

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  • Female with Extreme hair loss for over 6 months!

    I'm 19 years of age, female, and I've been losing so much hair since about July-August.  My hairs thinned out so much, my ponytail is also very thin now. I thinned on the top, sides, even my side burns. I keep noticing premature hairs fall out as well, idk what to call them but small fuzzy...

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  • HELP PLEASE

    Does using shampoo everyday cause badlness (alopecia)? I am losing hair but no one in my family (both sides) is bald..

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  • Acitretin and Hair Loss

    A few months ago I took acitretin for lichen planaus.  It made the condition worse but my dermatologist said to keep taking it.  I finally stopped after two months.  My hair began to fall out it the end of the two hasn't stopped now for 3 months.  I was wondering if anyone knows...

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  • Experiencing hair loss since 2 years. Its depressing! Please help

    I am 27 year old female. I always had hair people envy. Long , lustrous, lots and lots of hair. But since i gave birth to my baby, she is 2 now, i have been experiencing hair fall. My doctor told me it's normal to experience hair fall for a few months after delivery. But it never stopped! I am losing...

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  • AA for 10/11 years. new ideas?

    I was first diagnosed with AA when I was in year 5 and had it for a year, it completely came back. It then reared its ugly head again when I was 12/13 and starting high school. Im now 23 and still suffering from it. I was referred to a dermatologist at my local hospital and underwent about 4/5 years...

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  • Hair loss. Not sure of the cause. PLEASE read!

    Please read everything; Long story short. My hairs been both, falling out as well as breaking severely for a few months now.  I'm 19, female. Hairloss does NOT run within my family although my mom lost about 85-90% of her hair at the age of 51 she was severely stressed and was in a bad state...

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  • Scalp inflammation

    Hello I’m a 47 yr female probably going thru peri menopause. For the past 2 weeks I have this itching, pain on my top of the scalp of my head .  I had this before last year and the dermatologist gave me meds orally and some type of steroids to put directly on my scalp now is happening again with...

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  • Hair loss and birth control?

    I stopped my pill and within 3 weeks I noticed a lot of hair loss, mainly when I wash my hair I notice a lot in the plug hole and in my hair brush. But also a few Days ago ,I put a leave in conditioner in my hair when it was dry and my hands were full of hair? I'm not sure what is going on I...

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  • Massive hair loss at the age of 19. Please read!!

    Thank you for reading.  The past year I've been dealing with quite a lot of stress, not too extreme but it was there and in July, something happened (no need for detail) to me that suddenly left me in complete shock and I actually developed depression and anxiety. I've always had really...

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  • MPB Mystery

    I am 25 and experiencing hair loss at an alarming rate lately. I grew up with great hair and bangs that could cover my whole face. Around when I was 21 it started taking longer to grow out up top and my doctor told me it was just male pattern baldness. I went to a dermatologist, (which took several months...

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  • No Afib problem for two years

    I have been taking a calcium beta blocker for two years with no incident of Afib which was diagnosed coming out of anathesia and being dehydrated. I am thinking of stopping my medication.

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  • losing hair and i don't know why

    i am 24 and in the last 3 years i have thin hair on the top of my head and especialy in the front side. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UlppV-TTULzYCv6tajnuHC7llAA-NUfQ but i am not sure if its male-pattern hair loss cause of several reasons like the fact that i am not losing hair above the temple...

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  • Do all alopecia types start with round bald patches ?

    If you're going to answer, please give me details as to why you answered what you said. Does alopecia universalis, alopecia totalis and alopecia areata all start with round bald patches? I understand with universalis body hair is lost as well and with totalis, it's complete baldness on the scalp...

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  • I am 26 years old and developed Alopecia Areata in Novem...

    I am 26 years old and developed Alopecia Areata in November 2004. It started with just one well defined patch and pitting of the nails, and a few weeks later I got a further 2. I started using Dermovate and the patches began to recover, but my hair started thinning in general. My hair is now very thin...

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  • Feeling down

    Hello, im 19 and had alopecia for a year now, very random never experienced it before anyway, it was after my first car accident and i twinged my back during this then hurt it again playing rugby and about 3 months later i noticed a bold patch on side of my head 2 really small 5p spots and i thought...

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  • Telogen effluvium at the age of 19? Female

    So I'm a 19 year old girl. The past year I've been dealing with quite a lot of stress, not too extreme but it was there and in July, something happened (no need for detail) to me that suddenly left me in complete shock, insane amount of psychological stress. I didn't eat right for days, even...

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  • 17 Genius Curly Hair Tips and Tricks

    Anybody with wavy hair has heard no less than one individual with straight strands regret, “Your hair is so lovely, I wish I had wavy hair!” It’s intended to be a compliment, however having a decent wavy hair day is harder than it looks. Uplifting news is you’re in the ideal place to get your least demanding,...

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  • Losing hair at 14

    So my hair line is getting worse as i s ee my brother got super thin hair they are 28 i saw on the albums that thier hairline was like mine when they was like 17 or 16 a friend told me that i got such a redecing hairline can you please help me what should i do 😭😭

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  • I had a recent attack of diverticulitis around April 1st...

    I had a recent attack of diverticulitis around April 1st. I was prescribed two very strong antibiotics. One was called Flagulant and the other called Cifro. (neither I think are spelled correctly). Immediately upon taking these antibiotics, I noticed three white patches of hair and then three bald...

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  • Hair baldy patches and colouring product.

    I have a small bald patch that has appeared in the last year and I have just had a biopsy done on it. The doctor suspects Lichen Planus. In the meantime my roots are growing out bigtime! I have just turned 60 and have been blonde all my life thanks to Clairol so wonder if continuing to be so will do...

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  • so sad

    :cry: i'm writing for my daughter (my little boo) she's 7yrs old she has lovley long red hair, but she has got alopetia a severe case. n the nhs ha sent me to a wig shop, as i dont have a large income, (but i do work). n they told me they dont make childrens wigs and gave me an adult one. and...

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  • Hair thinning? Need advice...

    Ok to cut a long story short I'm female and I have naturally fine thin hair, but over the past 8-12 months I have noticed my hair has felt/looked more pathetic than usual. I don't have alot of hair anyway and being blonde it looks more obvious now I feel I have less of it. It did feel like...

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  • distressing hair loss

    I have been diagnosed with frontal fibrosing alopecia  does anyone else suffer from this condition and can you offer any advice.

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  • I am a male aged fifty, I have had alopecia areata on an...

    I am a male aged fifty, I have had alopecia areata on and off for most of my adult life with just the occasional coin sized patches, which have always been easy to cover by growing my hair a little longer or by using thickening sprays. But over the last four years i have lost eighty percent of my scalp...

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  • Mysterious hairloss

    I have a question In regards to some strange hair loss I hope some people can help out with. I started back in January when I had gotten my long hair cut and noticed my hair was generally a lot more thinned out. I had noticed some scalp showing here and there prior, but didn't think anything of it...

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