SCALP DERMATOLOGY

Dr. DONOVAN'S RECENT ARTICLES 

 

There are a variety of scalp conditions and reasons for hair loss.  Interested readers will find links to recent articles written on these topics

 

A. Recent Articles about General Hair Loss Topics

May 16, 2018 - Hair Loss and Irregular Periods: What tests are needed?

May 9, 2018 - The 5 "S's" of Diagnosing Hair Loss

Apr 27, 2018 - Hair loss in kidney transplant patients

Apr 16, 2018 - Recognizing Hair Regrowth

Apr 6, 2018 - The Basics of Morgellons Disease

Apr 4, 2018 - Can pumpkins make you lose hair?

Apr 4, 2018 - Why is my scalp so tender?

Mar 31, 2018 - Vitamin D Deficiency: Do we correct it enough?

Mar 29, 2018 - The Use of Apple Cider Vinegar

Mar 28, 2018 - Blood tests: Necessary but often normal

Mar 27, 2018 - What information is important from patients?

Mar 23, 2018 - Stress and Hair Loss

Mar 2, 2018 - The "Smelly Hair Syndrome"

Mar 1, 2018 - French Fries and Hair Growth: A Look at DMPS

Feb 25, 2018 - Hair Loss and Normal Blood Tests: Possible?

Feb 22, 2018 - In defence of the scalp biopsy

Feb 13, 2018 - Permanent chemotherapy induced alopecia

Feb 13, 2018 - Scalp pustules: What are the causes?

Feb 7, 2018 - Scalp Burning: What are the causes?

Feb 6,  2018 - Hair Loss, McDonald's French Fries and DMPS

Jan 27, 2018 - Hair Loss is Never A Guessing Game.

Jan 24, 2018 - Does elevated "ESR" cause hair loss?

Jan 23, 2018 - Psoriasis like reactions with Anti-TNF Drugs

Jan 18, 2018 - What to do when nothing seems to help: Tackling challenging cases

Jan 18, 2018 - The Effect of Hydrogen Peroxide Inside Hair Follicles

Jan 18, 2018 - Does hydrogen peroxide affect hair growth?

Jan 7, 2018 - Hair Research 2017 in Review: 20 Papers that Made a Difference

Dec 22, 2017 - Do women with hair loss really need blood tests?

Dec 18, 2017 - Differentiating between 1 cm hairs on trichoscopy

Dec 17, 2017 - Inflammation in alopecia areata causes production of abnormal hairs

Dec 15, 2017 - Miniaturization and Anisotrichosis: Important Terms when Diagnosing AGA

Dec 15, 2017 - Can breast implants cause hair loss? A closer look at breast implant illness 

Dec 14, 2017 - Sun damage in patients with hair loss

Dec 13, 2017 - Alopecia areata and bullying in children

Dec 10, 2017 - What blood tests are really needed?

Dec 5, 2017 - Hair Loss Without Shedding: Where did the hair go?

Nov 30, 2017 - The Card Test for Darker Hair Colors

Nov 30, 2017 - The Card Test for Lighter Hair Colors

Nov 23, 2017 - What causes seborrheic dermatitis?

Nov 16, 2017 - Female Pattern Hair Loss: Options for Women Over 60

Nov 12, 2017 - Age 50: An Important Cut Off for Hair Loss

Nov 12, 2017 - Can you diagnose hair loss from a photo?

Nov 12, 2017 - Side Effects from Hair Loss Medications

Nov 8, 2017 - New Treatments in the World of Hair Loss (Video)

Nov 8, 2017 - Hair Loss in the Nape

Oct 25, 2017 - What's around the corner in new hair loss treatments?

Aug 28, 2017 - One out of 25 Scalp Hairs are Vellus Hairs

Aug 25, 2017  - What causes hair to change texture?

Aug 23, 2017 - The Trichogram

Jul 31, 2017 - Should I see an endocrinologist for my hair loss?

Jul 31, 2017 - Is there a plan B to treating hair loss?

Jul 26, 2017 - What is meant by a clinical diagnosis?

Jul 14, 2017 - The early greying of hair: What needs to be considered?

Jun 20, 2017 - Are newly growing hairs thinner than older ones?

Jun 15, 2017 - How does a hair get its shape?

May 26, 2017 - What causes eyebrow loss?

May 8, 2017 - Measuring cortisol in hair

April 25, 2017  - Dilated blood vessels and scalp symptoms: What's the link?

April 23, 2017 - The Scalp Dysthesesias

Mar 27, 2017 - Alcohol and Hair Loss: Is there are link?

Mar 23, 2017 - Minoxidil vs Latisse: Which is better?

Mar 14, 2017 - Am I losing hair or not?

Mar 14, 2017 - Red hair and Parkinson disease - Is there a link?

Feb 9, 2017 - What causes hair loss at the sides of the scalp?

Jan 26, 2017 - Can you have hair loss when blood tests are all normal?

Jan 24, 2017 - The 'No Poo" Movement

Jan 15, 2017 - Top 10 Questions for Women Visiting a Hair Loss Physician

Dec 13, 2016 - Do grey hairs grow faster?

Dec 13, 2016 - Monitoring Hair Growth Changes

Dec 13, 2016 - The Scalp "Eccrine" Glands

Dec 5, 2016 - The Dermal Papilla as the Key Control Centre

Dec 4, 2016 - My hair won't grow long: A look at the reasons

Nov 28, 2016 - What is normal hair loss?

Nov 13, 2016 - So what causes scalp burning anyways?

Nov 13, 2016 - The fascinating history of the barber pole

Nov 13, 2016 - Non stop hair loss. What to do when you don't know what to do?

Oct 26, 2016 - Stopping biotin before your thyroid test

Aug 13, 2016 - Is my hair breaking off or is this new growth?

Aug 6, 2016 - What causes a red itchy bleeding scalp?

Aug 5, 2016 - Does scalp psoriasis cause hair loss?

Jul 31, 2016 - What causes hair to grey early?

Jul 12, 2016 - The anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin

Mar 30, 2016 - Does shaving affect scalp hair growth?

Mar 8, 2016 - Do I need blood tests for my hair loss?

Jan 25, 2016 - What are the causes sudden hair loss in women?

Jan 24, 2016 - Choosing the Appropriate Oral Contraceptive in Women

Jan 20, 2016 - Understanding the H.A.I.R. Principle

Jan 7, 2016 - Bald spots in the beard: What conditions might be causing this?

Dec 30, 2015 - Do I have to use my hair loss treatment forever?

Dec 19, 2015 - What causes a red scalp?

Dec 18, 2015 - Do I have new growth or breakage?

Dec 14, 2015 - Starting two treatments at the same time: Good idea or bad?

Dec 10, 2015 - Lasers for Hair Loss: Is it really all about blood flow?

Nov 17, 2015 - Hair loss before 20 in Women: What are the causes?

Nov 17, 2015 - Hair loss after 75: What are the causes?

Oct 24, 2015 - Facial hair growth in men

Oct 22, 2015 - Scalp itching: What are the causes ?

Aug 1, 2015 - The 4S's of Hair Shedding

Jul 27, 2015 - Scalp Trichodynia

Jun 21, 2015 - Hair Loss with Normal Blood Test Results

Mar 21, 2015 - A Closer Look at the No Poo Movement

Jan 5, 2015 - The 1 cm Rule: A Powerful Test to Determine if a Treatment is Helping

Dec 15, 2014 - Eyelash Changes with Age

Mar 4, 2014 - The "Phototrichogram"

Feb 2, 2013 - Quantifying Hair Loss: How much has occurred?

Dec 30, 2012 - Hair loss in Women: Often more than One Cause!

Oct 8, 2012 - What are the best screening tests for celiac disease?

Aug 13, 2012 - Hair loss and lupus: Could my hair loss be a sign of lupus?

Jul 6, 2012 - Do physicians really understand the impact of hair loss on their patients?

May 13, 2012 - Is this new hair growth or is it hair breakage?

Jan 25, 2012  - Hair Lessons from Rapunzel

Dec 26, 2011 - Hair greying and the 50-50-50 Rule

Sept 8, 2011 - Beyond Scarring Alopecia: What are the causes of scalp redness?

Sept 1, 2011 - The "Trichologic Emergency" in Patients with Scarring Alopecia

Aug 24, 2011 - Trichoscopic Appearance of the Normal Scalp

Aug 22, 2011 - Hair Loss After Pregnancy

Aug 10, 2011 - Elevated 'ferritin' levels in hair loss: What does it mean?

Jul 27, 2011 - Stem Cells: What's new in our understanding of androgenetic alopecia?

Jul 19, 2011 - Scalp Pustules

Jul 14, 2011 - Do androgens cause hair loss?

Jun 24, 2011 - Hair Mathematics

Jun 21, 2011 - "Hair Cloing" Who, What, When and How?

Jun 20, 2011 - Miniaturization as a clue to diagnosing androgenetic alopecia

Jul 5, 2011 - How many hairs come out of each pore?

 

 

B. Recent Articles on Chemotherapy, Cancer and Hair Loss

Mar 29, 2018 - Taxotere Induced Alopecia

Jan 26, 2018 - Permanent hair loss after chemotherapy

Jun 2, 2017 - Skin cancers and the scalp

April 26, 2017 - Cold caps to prevent hair loss from chemotherapy

April 16, 2017 - Scalp melanomas are often overlooked

Oct 15, 2016 - Coping with Hair Loss After Chemotherapy: Impact of Diabetes

Oct 15, 2016 - The first Approved Cold Caps for Preventing Hair loss After Chemotherapy

Oct 15, 2016 - Do aromatase inhibitors cause hair loss?

Oct 15, 2016 - Scalp itching and pain after chemotherapy

Oct 15, 2016 - Minoxidil to prevent hair loss from chemo

Aug 15, 2014 - Breast cancer, aromatase inhibitors and hair loss

Jan 13, 2014 - Preventing Hair Loss from Chemotherapy

Jul 20, 2011 - Does hair always grow back after chemotherapy?

Jun 23, 2011 - How common is hair loss?

Jun 13, 2011 - Do I have 'alopecia'?

 

C. Hair Loss in Children

Apr 27, 2018 - Trichotillomania in Children: More than hair loss

Dec 13, 2017 - Bullying of Children with Alopecia Areata

Aug 4, 2017: Hair Loss in Children - Always on the Lookout for Trichotillomania.

Jun 25, 2017 - The Topical JAK inhibitors for Children  

Jun 11, 2017 - Methotrexate Dosing in Children

April 11, 2017 - Modifying the criteria for TTM

Dec 8, 2016 - Options for Treating AA in Children

Dec 7, 2016 - Tofacitinib (Xeljanz) for Children and Teens  

Nov 14, 2016 - Tofacitinib for AA in Children: How young is 'too young'? 

Aug 2, 2014 - Can we prevent hair loss from chemotherapy?

Aug 8, 2012 - Can genetic hair loss affect young children?

Oct 31, 2011 - Hair Loss in Babies: Does sleeping position matter?

 

D. Recent Articles on Seborrheic dermatitis

Apr 2, 2018 - Altitude as a Risk Factor for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Feb 10, 2018 - How common is Seborrheic dermatitis?

Dec 17, 2017 - Seborrheic dermatitis of the frontal hairline.

Nov 24, 2017 - Can drugs worsen seborrheic dermatitis?

Nov 23, 2017 - What causes seborrheic dermatitis?

Aug 14, 2017 - Tea tree oil for treating Seborrheic Dermatitis: What is the evidence?

Jun 21, 2017 - How often should I use my anti-dandruff shampoo if I have seborrheic dermatitis?

May 23, 2017 - Does seborrheic dermatitis cause hair loss?

May 11, 2017 - Seborrheic Dermatitis

April 3, 2017 - Hair casts in Seborrheic dermatitis

Oct 18, 2017 - Shampoos for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Nov 11, 2016 - Can seborrheic dermatitis cause a scarring alopecia?

Oct 27, 2016 - Seborrheic dermatitis and Biotin

Aug 4, 2016 - What is pityriasis amiantacea?

Feb 20, 2016 - The No Poo Movement and Seborrheic Dermatitis

Dec 20, 2015 - Does seborrheic dermatitis get worse in winter?

Aug 10, 2014 - Scalp dandruff

Jan 27, 2014 - Treating Seborrheic Dermatitis in Patients with Balding

 

E. Recent Articles on Scalp Psoriasis

May 11, 2018 - Hair casts in psoriasis

Apr 26, 2018 - Topical turmeric for scalp psoriasis

Apr 26, 2018 - Scalp psoriasis: Many variations

Feb 22, 2018 - Scalp psoriasis as the initial site of psoriasis

April 24, 2017 - What are the options for thick scale in psoriasis?

Dec 5, 2016 - Scalp Psoriasis in Children

Aug 5, 2016 Does psoriasis cause hair loss?

 

F. Recent articles on Scalp Fungal Infections

May 15, 2017 - Overview of Scalp Fungi

May 12, 2017 - Tinea capitis in Thai monks

May 10, 2017 - Tinea capitis from dogs

May 9, 2017 - How does one get a scalp fungal infection?

 

G. Recent Articles on Scalp Camouflaging Agents & Techniques

Dec 13, 2016 - Scalp Camouflaging agents

Dec 9, 2016 - Scalp micropigmentation

Jul 25, 2016 SMP Techniques to Camouflage Hair Loss

Aug 18, 2012 - Options for Camouflaging Hair Loss

 

H. Articles on Hair Loss, Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

May 6, 2018 - Pregnancy and Female Pattern Hair Loss

Mar 1, 2017 The Safety of Hair Loss medications in Pregnancy

May 19, 2012 - Which medications are safe during breastfeeding?

 

I. Articles on Trichotillomania

Apr 27, 2018 - Trichotillomania in Children

Mar 26, 2018 - Trichotillomania: Addressing both scalp heath and emotional health

Jan 19, 2018 - Tulip Hairs in Trichotillomania

Aug 4, 2017: Hair Loss in Children - Always on the Lookout for Trichotillomania.

April 11, 2017 - Modifying the criteria for TTM

Apr 3, 2016 - Is the hair loss permanent in trichotillomania?

Jul 14, 2012 - Can a patient with trichotillomania have a hair transplant?

Nov 17, 2011 - What is "trichotillomania"?

 

J. Articles on The Close Connection Between Hair and Nails

May 26, 2017 - Nail changes in patients with hair loss

May 25, 2017 - Nail changes in the hair loss patient (lichen planus)

Jan 11, 2016 - Nail alopecia areata helped by tofacitinib

Nov 30, 2012 - Nail Pitting in AA

Jul 6, 2011 - Nails: Why nail examination must never be missed

 

K. Recent Articles on the Eyebrow

Nov 27, 2017 - Things to Consider When Latisse Doesn't Work

May 26, 2017 - Eyebrow Hair Loss: What should be Considered?

Oct 12, 2016 - What are the options for eyebrow scars?

Dec 16, 2016 - Losing eyebrows? Diagnosis is the first step

Nov 29, 2015 - How long does it take for Latisse to show results?

Aug 15, 2015 - Minoxidil for the Eyebrows

Jul 12, 2015 - What are the causes of eyebrow loss?

Jun 11, 2015 - What does it take to create a brand new eyebrow?

Aug 30, 2014 - Eyebrow transplants: Deceivingly Simple

Aug 19, 2014 - Eyebrow transplants: Latest Trend in Eyebrow Restoration

Jun 22, 2014 - Minoxidil for the Eyebrows

Nov 6, 2011 - Bimatoprost for Eyebrow Growth

Jun 14, 2011 - Improving Eyebrow Density: Should I choose surgery or topical medicines?

 

L. Articles on Traction alopecia

Mar 4, 2018 - Traction alopecia: How late is "too late"?

Nov 11, 2017 - Traction alopecia: Will my hair grow back?

Jul 25, 2017 - Are my hair extensions safe?

Jun 19, 2017 - If extensions are causing hair loss, do they have to be removed?

Jun 8, 2017 - Who said miniaturization happens only in AGA?

May 8, 2017 - Traction alopecia: What are the options?

April 4, 2017 - Hair casts: what are they?

Oct 23, 2016 - Is there an epidemic of hair styling burns?

Sep 29, 2015 - The 'man bun' as a cause of traction in men

Aug 17, 2015 - Traction Alopecia in Women with Afro-textured hair

Sep 28, 2014 - Traction alopecia and Greenland

Feb 2, 2014 - Traction alopecia: Should I get a transplant?

 

M. Articles on Various Topics

Dec 18, 2017 - The short 1 cm hair: What might be the causes?

Jul 4, 2017 - What is 'pityrosporum folliculitis'?

May 16, 2017- What is senescent alopecia?

Aug 18, 2016 - Nevus sebaceous

Dec 13, 2016 - CVG

Oct 6, 2014 - Pressure Alopecia

Nov 12, 2011 - Do hair follicles instruct nerves ?

Jun 12, 2011 - Hair shaft damage: the real cost of high heat

 

N. Articles on Hair Dyes, Hair Dye Allergy

Jan 18, 2018 - Does hydrogen peroxide affect hair growth? 

Oct 23, 2017 - Scarring Alopecia from Hair Dyes

Oct 3, 2017 - Does Hair Dye Allergy Mean I will React to Other Things

Nov 30, 2011 - What everyone needs to know about PPD

Jun 16 2011 - Am I allergic to my hair dye?

 

O. Articles on Scalp Biopsies  

1. The Scalp Biopsy

2. Setting up for a Scalp Biopsy

3. How is a scalp biopsy actually performed?

4. Removing the Sample from the Scalp

5. What does the sample look like?

6. How good are scalp biopsies? Are they 100 % accurate?

7. Do Scalp Biopsies leave a scar or not?

8. Are there areas on the scalp where a biopsy should not be done?

9. Are random biopsies helpful? 

10. Which hairs should be taken for a scalp biopsy?

11. Is a scalp biopsy always needed?

12. Choosing (wisely) the site for a scalp biopsy

13. What size of scalp biopsy should be done?

14. Do I need antibiotics after a scalp biopsy?

15. Are scalp biopsy sites visible?

16. Scalp Biopsies: To confirm or disprove a condition!

17. Scalp Biopsies for LPP: Wonderful when used properly

18. Punch Biopsies: How big are they?

 

P. Shampoo Allergies

 

May 12, 2018 - Shampoo Allergy: A Closer Look at Propylene Glycol

Apr 23, 2018 - Shampoo Allergy: Overview

Apr 20, 2018 - Shampoo Allergy: A Look at the Formaldehyde Releasers

Apr 19, 2018 - Shampoo Allergy: A Closer Look at MCI/MI

Apr 18, 2018 - Shampoo Allergy: A Closer Look at Cocamidylpropyl betaine (CAPB)

Apr 19, 2018 - Shampoo Allergy: A Closer Look at Fragrance

Apr 16, 2018 - Shampoo Allergy: The Importance of Looking Beyond the Scalp

 




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