Tuesday, November 3, 2015

How Much Hair Loss Is Normal?

About 50 to 100 hairs a day. And that number fluctuates throughout the year—it's higher in the autumn and lower in the summer. But if you notice a coin-shaped bald area (or areas) on your scalp, run to your dermatologist since that could be a signal of alopecia areata, a medical condition in which the immune system attacks hair follicles.

You should also see your doc if you're especially itchy or if your scalp is red, tender, bumpy, or flaking, since these signs could point to a scalp problem or an allergy. And if you suddenly notice a massive increase in the amount of hair falling out each day, and it doesn't slow down after a month, schedule an office visit.

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