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Dry hair

Dry hair: Introduction

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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Causes of Types of Dry hair:

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Dry hair: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Dry hair, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Dry hair Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Dry hair

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Stories from Users for Dry hair

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Medications or substances causing Dry hair:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of 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.

Drug interactions causing Dry hair:

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.

Dry hair: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dry hair may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Dry hair

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Misdiagnosis and Dry hair

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair/scalp conditions include more »

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Detailed list of causes of Dry hair

The list below shows some of the causes of Dry hair mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Dry hair?

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:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 52 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dry hair:

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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Classifications of Dry hair:

Medical Conditions associated with Dry hair:

Hair symptoms (838 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Scalp symptoms (639 causes)

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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Medical News summaries about Dry hair

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Dry hair

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