Hair Removal Related Diseases & Conditions

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  • Head Lice Head lice infection is called pediculosis. Lice are parasites that feed on blood and can be found on the scalp and hair of...learn more »
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    Head Lice Article
    • Head lice facts
    • What are head lice?
    • How common is head lice infestation?
    • Who is at risk for getting head lice?
    • How in the world does a child get head lice?
    • What do head lice look like?
    • Where are head lice most commonly found?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of head lice infestation?
    • How is a head lice infestation diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a head lice infestation (pediculosis)?
    • My child has head lice. I don't. Should I treat myself to prevent being infested?
    • Should my pets be treated for head lice?
    • My child is under 2 years of age and has been diagnosed with head lice. Can I treat my child with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs?
    • What OTC medications are available to treat head lice?
    • What is the prescription drug used to treat head lice?
    • Are any home remedies effective at getting rid of head lice?
    • Which head lice medicine is best for me?
    • What are the rules with head lice medicines?
    • How can I prevent head lice?
    • Should household sprays be used to kill adult lice?
    • Should I have a pest-control company spray my house?
    • What is the prognosis of a head lice infestation?
  • Folliculitis Folliculitis is a skin condition that causes small red bumps to form around the hair follicles. Skin bacteria such as...learn more »
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    Folliculitis Article
    • Folliculitis facts
    • What is folliculitis? What are folliculitis symptoms and signs? What does folliculitis look like?
    • Who develops folliculitis?
    • What are the causes of folliculitis?
    • How is folliculitis diagnosed?
    • What else could folliculitis look like?
    • What are common types of folliculitis?
    • What is hot tub folliculitis or Jacuzzi folliculitis?
    • What is razor burn folliculitis?
    • What is pseudofolliculitis barbae?
    • Is folliculitis curable? Is folliculitis contagious?
    • What are possible complications of folliculitis?
    • How is folliculitis treated?
    • What is the prognosis (outlook) with folliculitis?
    • How do I prevent folliculitis?
  • Hair Loss There are many causes of scalp hair loss. This featured article covers the common ones such as patchy hair loss (alopecia areata,...learn more »
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    Hair Loss Article
    • Hair loss facts
    • What are causes of hair loss?
    • How do physicians classify hair loss?
    • What is alopecia areata?
    • What is traction alopecia?
    • What is trichotillomania?
    • What is tinea capitis?
    • What is generalized (diffuse) hair loss?
    • What is telogen effluvium?
    • What is androgenetic or androgenic alopecia ("male-pattern baldness," "female-pattern baldness")?
    • What treatment is there for hair loss in men?
    • What other options do people have for hair loss?
    • Is hair loss in women different than men?
    • What about pregnancy hair loss?
    • What specific treatments are there for hair loss in women?
    • What vitamins are good for hair loss?
    • Can itchy scalp cause hair loss?
    • How do people prevent hair loss?
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), also known by the name Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is a hormonal problem that causes women to...learn more »
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    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Article
    • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) facts
    • What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
    • What are the symptoms of PCOS?
    • What causes PCOS?
    • How is PCOS diagnosed?
    • What conditions or complications can be associated with PCOS?
    • What treatments are available for PCOS?
  • Burns (First Aid) Burns are categorized by severity as first, second, or third degree. First degree burns are similar to a painful sunburn. The...learn more »
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    Burns (First Aid) Article
    • Introduction to burns
    • How are burns classified?
    • What is the significance of the amount of body area burned?
    • How important is the location of a burn?
    • What about electrical burns?
    • What about chemical burns?
    • First aid for burns
  • Scars Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process after injury. The depth and size of the wound incision and the location...learn more »
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    Scars Article
    • Scars facts
    • What is a scar?
    • What are the different types of scars?
    • What causes a scar?
    • What are symptoms and signs of a scar?
    • How are scars diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a scar?
    • Are there any home remedies to reduce scarring?
    • What is the prognosis of a scar?
    • Can scarring be prevented?
    • Does insurance coverage apply to scar treatments?

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