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Hair problems

Hair problems can range from headlice to hair loss, with many caused by an underlying condition. See the topics below to learn about different types of hair-related health conditions and issues.


Hair loss (known as alopecia) can be distressing. Before you can treat your hair loss, it's important to understand the cause. Learn more here.

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Read about dandruff — flaky skin on your scalp — including the causes, symptoms and treatments. Also find out when to see your doctor about dandruff.

Female pattern hair loss

Female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) is the most common type of hair loss and thinning in females. Learn about causes and treatments here.


Folliculitis is inflammation of the hair follicles in your skin. Learn more about the causes and treatments and how to help prevent folliculitis.

Hair transplant

Hair transplantation is a treatment option for baldness. It’s a surgery which transfers hair from where it is thicker to hairless areas of the scalp.

Removing head lice can be done using the conditioner and comb method.

Head lice

Head lice are tiny insects that feed on blood by biting skin. Here's what to do if your child's affected by lice - and how to prevent an infestation.

Ingrown hair

An ingrown hair is when a hair grows back into your skin. It can be painful and get infected. Learn all about ingrown hair causes and removal.

Itchy scalp

There are many different reasons why your head is itchy. Learn more about the causes and treatment options available.

Male pattern baldness

Learn about male pattern baldness and what treatment options are available.

Seborrhoeic dermatitis

Seborrhoeic dermatitis can occur on the scalp, face or torso or in areas that produce an oily substance known as sebum. Learn more about it here.


Trichotillomania is a mental health disorder where you feel compelled to pull out hair. It can cause embarrassment, but help is available.

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