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Hair disorders

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Hair Loss After Cancer Treatment - Information & Support - CanTeen

Some chemotherapy drugs and local radiotherapy treatments stop hair being produced across the body. Learn more about diagnosis and treatments with CanTeen.

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Lichen planopilaris - ACD

Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a rare inflammatory scalp disorder characterised by scarring alopecia (permanent hair loss) with several different patterns.

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Follicular mucinosis - ACD

Follicular mucinosis is a rare disorder affecting hair-bearing skin, most commonly on the scalp, head and neck.

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Hair loss overview - myDr.com.au

Hair loss (alopecia) iscommon andcan cause significant worry and anxiety. But there are several ways of treating and managing hair loss. Treatment depends on the type of hair loss.

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Hair dye, pregnancy and breastfeeding: mum's checklist for safe use of hair treatments

Hair dye and pregnancy can go together, as can breastfeeding and hair treatments but new and expecting mums need to take special precautions when using dyes or other hair treatments. Minimising skin contact with hair dye and ensuring the area used is well ventilated are important measures. Use this checklist to ensure youve done what you can to minimise the risk of hair dye use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Hair loss self-care - myDr.com.au

Hair loss can be normal (hereditary hair loss), or abnormal, which is usually temporary. Hair loss can affect men, women and children. Find out what products are available for hair loss.

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Male pattern hair loss or baldness

Male pattern hair loss is inherited and typically startsfrom about age 30. Treatments are available for men who wish to slow down hair loss, stimulate hair regrowth or disguise hair loss.

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Video: Pilonidal disease - Dr Naseem - myDr.com.au

Pilonidal disease is a skin disorder of the natal cleft (the dimple or crease between the buttock cheeks). It usually starts with an abscess which after draining leaves a pilonidal sinus.

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Trichotillomania | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

There are many causes of patchy hair loss (alopecia)

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Beauty treatments and breastfeeding | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Hair treatmentsHair treatments include hair colouring, hair curling (perms), hair bleaching and hair straightening (relaxers) agents.

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