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Dry hair: A condition which is characterized by a dry texture to ones hair. See detailed information below for a list of 53 causes of Dry hair, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Dry hair as a symptom.
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including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Dry hair as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dry hair may include these symptoms:
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The list below shows some of the causes of Dry hair mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dry hair. Of the 53 causes of Dry hair that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Dry hair' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Medical Conditions associated with Dry hair:
Symptoms related to Dry hair:
Brittle hair (60 causes), Coarse hair (51 causes), Thick hair, Excessive washing in harsh chemicals, Anorexia nervosa, Exposure to dry environment, Kwashiorkor, Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Menkes kinky hair syndrome
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