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What do I need to know about caring for someone with hair loss?

If you are caring for someone with excessive hair loss, you should be aware that the individual may feel embarrassed about the condition. Encourage the person you care for to share these feelings with you or to speak with others who have gone through similar experiences. Caution the person to investigate any alternative treatments with a doctor.

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