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Question: loosing hairs..hormonal or skin manifestation ?

 medmorpheus - Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:17 pm

how to differentiate between male pattern (hormonal) and scalp infection baldness .... i have lots of dandruff..i need to wash hairs daily or else it itches like hell. i m 26 yrs do i know whether i m loosing hairs bcoz of androgens or some scalp infection? .. is dandruff in anyway related to alopecia?
 Dr. Russell M - Tue Feb 10, 2004 11:46 am

User avatar Hi!

What is your age and gender? Have you consulted with a doctor yet, and have you had a lab workup? Have you tried shampooing with selenium sulfide for your dandruff?

- Bill
 Lily84 - Wed May 27, 2009 3:16 pm


My Husband had cut his own head on April 30th.
And some how he now has 5 patches on the back of his head since that day he cut it.
We are getting concerned because it's going on a month and it never grew back. It's not like when he tugs on the remaing hair near the patch the hair don't fall off. It's those five areas that's a concern. It's wierd because the patch is a smooth bald spot nothing but skin no bumps just baby smooth baldness. My husbad is only 24, and a healthy man. We are very concern with his sudden patch.
Please help with some advice or anything please.

- Lily84
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:06 am

User avatar These areas of hair loss without scaling is typical of alopecia areata,supposed to have an autoimmune basis.In quite a few there will be spontaneous hair growth.Some may need steroid cremes,and in a few, injections of steroid in to the area.

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