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Are hair disorders serious?

Hair diseases are not serious by themselves. However, a hair disorder can be serious if there is an underlying condition that is causing the problem. Hair disorders can seem serious to the person afflicted with it as it might be life altering, thereby causing emotional grief.

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Contending With Unwanted Hair Growth
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Uncombable Hair Syndrome—It’s a Real Thing
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Do hair disorders affect children differently than adults?
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One form of hair loss, commonly found in children, called trichotillomania is due to a constant pull...
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What is the rate of incidence for hair disorders?
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Because hair disorders are so various the rate of incidence is variable. It depends on the form of t...
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