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  1. Hair Analysis

    Hair analysis uses samples of hair for DNA analysis or to detect illegal drug use (such as the use of cocaine). Hair samples are tested using various chemicals and analyzed under a microscope.

  2. Hair Loss - Topic Overview

    Is hair loss normal? Get the facts.

  3. Hair Loss - Home Treatment

    Home treatment for hair loss includes hair care and hairstyling techniques that may help you cover thinning or bald spots on the scalp. This may be easier for women.

  4. Contact Immunotherapy for Hair Loss - Topic Overview

    Alopecia areata is hair loss caused when the immune system attacks hair follicles,where hair growth begins. Contact immunotherapy is an experimental therapy that may be the most effective treatment for severe alopecia areata. 1 A common medicine used is diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP). DPCP,a liquid,is "painted" on the scalp once a week. The concentration of the solution is increased at ...

  5. Alopecia Areata - Topic Overview

    What is alopecia areata?Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where hair growth begins. Experts do not know why the immune system attacks the follicles. Alopecia areata is most common in people younger than 20, but children and adults of any age may be affected. What happens in alopecia areata?Alopecia areata usually

  6. Hair Loss - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if your hair loss is sudden, rather than gradual.

  7. Hair Loss - Prevention

    Hair loss that is caused by medications, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented.

  8. Telogen Effluvium

    TE appears as a diffuse thinning of hair on the scalp, which may not be even all over. It can be a bit more severe in some areas of the scalp than others.

  9. Female Pattern Baldness

    Mistakenly thought to be a strictly male disease, women make up a significant percentage of American hair loss sufferers. Forty percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

  10. Alopecia Areata

    Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where hair growth begins. The damage to the follicle is usually not permanent.

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