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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi,

I have hair fall and itchy scalp problem. I use nizoral shampoo, but it doesnt help. For Hair loss issue i have been taking finasteride for last 2 months as prescribed by a doctor in USA. It hasnt helped me much till now. My hair fall has reduced a bit but it is still thinning on the top. I am not in USA right now, so i want to consult with an Indian doctor and seek solution for my hair fall and scalp problem.
Thanks in advance..
User :   Hi How are you?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
let me read it.
User :   ok sure
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is the hair loss diffuse or patchy?
Doctor :  
has the hair line receded?
User :   its on the top mosty
User :   little from sides
Doctor :  
ok
User :   my hairline is also receding
Doctor :  
is anyone in family having such type of hairloss?
User :   my fater has MPB
Doctor :  
the hairline receding suggest typical 'male pattern baldness',and it is genetic in nature, with you having it due to heridity
User :   yes i guess so and the doctor in USA said so
Doctor :  
you can consult a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon to see for possibilities of hair transplant if the conservative treatment fails to work.
User :   ok but i shoud try for the medicines first right?
User :   I am 28 now
Doctor :  
yes, always the medicine approach should be tried first, and then the other options should be looked for
User :   ok
User :   any suggestion for my itchy scalp, its very bad now and its in patches on the top
User :   i use nizoral shampoo, but it doesnt help
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is there dandruff on scalp?
User :   yes a lot of them
Doctor :  
in case Nizoral is not working, you might also need to take oral antifungals to help it go.
User :   and there are large flakes comeout of it too
User :   do suggest any oral anti fungal?
Doctor :  
so meet the dermatologist, get a trichoanalysis done and the scalp examined, and he wil prescribe you the necessary medications apart from the topical treatment
User :   ok
Doctor :  
depending on his examination findings
User :   ok
Doctor :  
since i am not examining you personally i would not be able to prescribe you the prescription antifungals
Doctor :  
WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :  
you can visit this link to locate dermatologist in bangalore.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   thank u
User :   i wil contact some dormatologist
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