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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I have got problem of greying of hair
Doctor :  
Ok
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What is your age?
User :   I am 23
Doctor :  
When did it start?
User :   It started during my college, 2-3 years back
Doctor :  
Is it increasing or still?
User :   it is increasing
Doctor :  
Is it seen particularly at some area or all over?
User :   it is more concentrated near my forehead, however there are some grey hairs on top of my head and at back
Doctor :   Do you have any other skin problems?

User :   No
Doctor :  
Do you have problem of nails?
User :   no, they are fine
Doctor :  
Do you have dandruff?
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Do you itching in the scalp?
User :   yes, but dandruff happens during winter only
User :   yes, little itching but not always
Doctor :   Did you see a Doctor?

User :   not yet
User :   I use to have lot of cold during weather change and I have also got sinusitis problem
Doctor :   What medicines did you use?

User :   whenever i get sneezing i take anti-allergy (Zyrtec)
Doctor :  
Any other medical conditions?
User :   no
User :   rest is ok
User :   hello?
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
Do you have graying of hair in your family?
Doctor :  
like before 40 yrs of age
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok let me tell you graying of hair is normal as we age
Doctor :  
It is called premature graying of hair if half of the hair is gray before 40 yrs of age
Doctor :  
The usual causes of hair graying is Thyroid problem, Vitiligo ( whitening of skin)
Doctor :  
Vitamin B deficiency and Anemia
Doctor :   So you have to get some tests done to know if you have any one or some of them

Doctor :  
Usually the graying is said to be genetic in nature and not dangerous at all
User :   can you tell me the test which are to be done?
Doctor :  
In most people the cause is not known even after thorough test done
Doctor :  
Most top dermatologists do try to evaluate the cause of the graying and finally recommend semi permanent hair dyes
User :   is there any chance that greying of hair is caused by tension?
Doctor :  
Since it is only cosmetically in different to the person
Doctor :  
Not really
User :   in my college, i lived in hostel and now i am living in another state, so is there any chance that it happens due to change in water quality?
Doctor :   These can happen but then the color change is not permanent

User :   is there any cure other than hair dyes?
Doctor :  
Not now which is readily available
Doctor :   there have been attempts to stimulate color production.

Doctor :  
sometimes successuful
User :   you said it is due to vit B deficiency, should i take vit-B medicines?
User :   will it help?
Doctor :  
It helps if there is a deficiecy it helps
User :   so is it advisable to take B complex medicines? i mean there might be some side-effects
Doctor :  
No
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They are generally safe
Doctor :  
You can take BECOSULES
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I tablet
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once a day
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1 month
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after lunch
User :   ok
Doctor :  
You can start giving touch up with a dye , use a better dye which is ph balanced
Doctor :   like L'OREAL
User :   i am afraid of using hair dye because i think my hair will get addicted or damaged. is this a misconception?
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
You can use better dyes than the ones available in market
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L'OREAL is an example
User :   does yoga help in this case as my parents always advise to do yoga
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
Very much
Doctor :   You can start as soon
User :   like pranayam?
Doctor :  
yes
User :   i have started paranayam few months back but i didn't see any improvement, so i stopped doing it
Doctor :  
You would not find if you stop
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and most often people stop just before seeing the results
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More over it has other benefits too
Doctor :  
like destressing. detoxification
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and better breathing
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and longevity
User :   does oiling of hair has anything to do with greying of hair?
Doctor :  
no
User :   ok
User :   i have got one more problem that sometimes i burp a lot when i get stressed or tensed
Doctor :  
Take a ARISTOZYME syrup, 2 Tsp before food
Doctor :  
Do not eat to the full of the stomach

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