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What causes sudden and severe secondary hair loss?

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Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Question: I am having hair loss
I had this stuff all over my body looked like dirt and when I scrubbed it off my hair fell out
The hair on my head on the sides just came out too
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:

I would like to see the pictures of the affected areas.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

From what you describe it seems like it's localised hair loss secondary to brittle hair.

I will be able to assess the condition better if you can share the pictures of the affected area.

There is an option to upload pictures on this page. You can use it to send the pictures.

Furthermore, I wish to know since when have you noticed this problem.

Do you have any other medical symptoms/stressors associated with it? And I would also like to know if you have any known past medical illnesses / if you are on any medications?

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Prasad, General & Family Physician
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What causes sudden and severe secondary hair loss?

Brief Answer: I would like to see the pictures of the affected areas. Detailed Answer: Hi, From what you describe it seems like it's localised hair loss secondary to brittle hair. I will be able to assess the condition better if you can share the pictures of the affected area. There is an option to upload pictures on this page. You can use it to send the pictures. Furthermore, I wish to know since when have you noticed this problem. Do you have any other medical symptoms/stressors associated with it? And I would also like to know if you have any known past medical illnesses / if you are on any medications? Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Prasad, General & Family Physician