Dandruff is the shedding of excessive amounts of dead skin flakes from the scalp. There may be a bit if itching, but no redness or scabbing. It usually gets worse during the fall and winter and improves in the summer. While it is caused by build up of dead skin, in many more severe cases a yeast-like germ aggravates it. While this germ is normally present on everyone's scalp, it can produce some irritation if it grows heavily.
Aug 11, 2004, 04:41
Chemical Hair Breakage
Chemical Hair Breakage is a condition in which chemicals used to treat the hair have caused damage to the hair.
Aug 2, 2004, 02:41
Female Pattern Hair Loss
The most common type of hair loss seen in women is androgenetic alopecia, also known as female pattern alopecia. Alopecia means baldness, but just as in men, it does not have to be complete hair loss...
Aug 1, 2004, 11:07
Hair Transplant Questions and Answers
Education is a big part of the hair replacement process. That's why we have compiled a list of common questions and answers for you to review in relation to hair loss and hair transplants...
May 25, 2004, 00:58
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition affecting millions of Americans. It shows up as flaking skin, or reddish patches. Unlike people with dry skin, the skin in people with seborrheic dermatitis is usually oily....
Mar 30, 2004, 07:47
Loss of hair at all of the scalp margins is called Traction Alopecia and is a problem to all races of people. Traction Alopecia is characterized by a gradually developing, patchy hair loss that results from the long-term affects of prolonged traction on the hair...
Jan 30, 2004, 13:09
Educate Yourself on the Proven Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatments
The decision to seek hair loss treatments does not always mean undergoing surgery. There are several non-surgical hair loss treatments (including the medications Rogaine and Propecia) that can stabilize hair loss....
Jan 10, 2004, 01:48
PSEUDOFOLLICULITIS BARBAE (SHAVING BUMPS) Treatment Protocol
PSEUDOFOLLICULITIS BARBAE (SHAVING BUMPS) Protocol with Glytone products from the Dermatology Institute of North Texas. This protocol is developed by Dr. Dan Ladd.
Jan 8, 2004, 03:01
Patchy Bald Spot: Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata is considered an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system, which is designed to protect the body from foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria, mistakenly attacks the hair follicles...In most cases, hair falls out in small, round patches about the size of a quarter...
Jul 29, 2003, 00:01
Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss
It is normal to lose up to about 100 hairs a day on one's comb, brush, in the sink or on the pillow. This is the result of the normal hair growth cycle. Hairs will grow for a few years, then rest for a few months, shed, and regrow. Telogen is the name for the resting stage of the hair growth cycle. A telogen effluvium is when some stress causes hair roots to....
Jun 8, 2003, 21:16
Hereditary-patterned baldness — or androgenetic alopecia — is the most common cause of hair loss, affecting 30 percent to 40 percent of both men and women. Hereditary-patterned baldness is not really a disease. It is a natural condition caused by some combination of genetics, hormone levels and the aging process..
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