The GP should be able to tell you what’s causing your hair loss by looking at your hair. Tell them if your hair loss is affecting your wellbeing, and ask what treatments are available.
What kind of doctor helps with hair loss?
It’s best to make an appointment to see a dermatologist. Dermatologists are the experts in diagnosing and treating hair loss. A dermatologist can tell you whether it’s FPHR or something else that is causing your hair loss. Other causes of hair loss can look like FPHL, so it’s important to rule out these causes.
How do I tell my doctor I lost my hair?
Talk to your doctor
“Give your doctor a full hair history — when the thinning began, where and how extensive the thinning is, and any relevant symptoms,” she says. “It’s the best way to determine if hair loss is from shedding or breakage, which helps determine treatment.”
Does Covid 19 make your hair fall out?
Temporary hair loss is normal after a fever or illness
Fever is a common symptom of COVID-19. A few months after having a high fever or recovering from an illness, many people see noticeable hair loss. While many people think of this as hair loss, it’s actually hair shedding.
At what age does women’s hair start thinning?
In women, hereditary hair loss usually starts after the age of 40. Roughly 40% of women have detectable hair loss by the age of 50. And less than half of women get through life with a full head of hair. Hereditary hair loss looks a little different in women than it does in men.
When should I worry about hair loss?
When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you’re concerned about how much hair you are losing every day. A gradual thinning on the top of your head, the appearance of patchy or bald spots on your scalp, and full-body hair loss are signs that there may be an underlying health condition.