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Hairloss and dandruff, with associated female baldness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello
Doctor :  
Yes
User :  
I want to talk about hair problems I am having.
Doctor :  
you can proceed with your query
User :   May I know whom I am consulting?
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
User :  
ok.
User :  
I used to have hevay volume hairs in my school times
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
them after joing college, I started having frequent headaches and I started loossing hairs
Doctor :   Ok
User :  
that time doctors said I am having migraine
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How frequent are the headaches?
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
very frequent, I was almost on sleeping pills
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
It was in 1996
Doctor :  
Have you been prescribed sleeping pills?
User :  
I used to sleep alot after having those medicines. But I do not remember the medicine name
Doctor :  
Ok
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Do you get headache everday?
User :   now I don't

Doctor :  
ok
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Thats good
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So you are free from headaches now
User :  
I have completely recovered from that pain
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Ok
User :  
But I have lost my hairs
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Is it topical
User :  
Its a kind of female baldness now
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or have you lost hair as a whole?
User :  
in the middle front
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Ok
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Have you consulted a doctor for the same?
User :   yes. many doctors

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Ok
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Were you prescribed any medications?
User :   3 years back I started Dr Batra medicines
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Ok
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Have you seen improvement?
User :   continued it for 2 years and there was improvment in hair condition, volume and hair fall. But hair regrowth was not there
Doctor :   Ok
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You can consult a dermatologist for the same
User :  
finally I had to stop that medicines. as soon as I stopped intake of those medicines, I came back to same condition
Doctor :   Also be careful in choosing your soap, shampoo, comb and hair oil
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Even allergic reaction to these can result in hairfall
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If you can see a dermatologist, minoxidil will be usually prescribed
User :   currently i am using Garnier antidandruff shampoo daily.
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which has to be applied topically to the affected areas to improve hair growth
User :  
I have very very oily scalp
Doctor :  
It also decreases hair fall
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Ok
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If you have dandruff you may use Nizoral shampoo
User :  
can it be used on regular basis.
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which has very good results
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You can take head baths on an alternate day basis
User :  
I have itching on my scalp and usually get pimple kind of thing on scalp very often
Doctor :  
if you are not having much of dandruff problems right now
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Also dry your hair very gently
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Do not use hair driers
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specially that blow hot air
User :  
ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   I want little more inpits on this
Doctor :   Sure
User :   I am 8th month pregnant
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and I am worried if I loose more hairs after delivery
Doctor :   ok
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i will help you in this
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after delivery, some ladies are known to loose more hair, but it is not necessary that all will have this problem
Doctor :  
if proper care is taken on a daily basis, you can avoid loosing a lot of hair.
User :   But If I loose even 5% of more hairs will be completely bald

Doctor :  
there are a few tips i can give you to help you in hairloss problem
User :   ok
Doctor :  
how much of hair are you loosing per day on a an average?
User :   now I am not loosing much hairs, may be because of pregnancy

Doctor :  
ok
User :  
before I concieved I used to get 10-12 hairs on my pillow
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
and same amount during wash and combing
Doctor :  
ok
User :   one can easily notice the bald area on my sclap now

Doctor :  
see loosing about 50-100 strands per day is considered normal by many dermatologists.
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however you can follow these steps to reduce them
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and also promote hair growth
Doctor :  
shall we go ahead with the tips. they are easy and simple.
User :   yeah sure. Also I would like to know about hair transplant after these tips

Doctor :  
ok. i will help you in that too
User :   please proceed.

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1.Avoid unwanted pull on your hair
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like pull from tight hair clips and bands, or from combing.
User :  
ok
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as they cause strain on the hair follicles and make them weak.
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and the damage will make it unable to grow back.
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2.
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2. avoid excess rubbing of hair when drying them
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use soft towel and pat them dry gently.
User :   ok

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as it takes out extra moisture from them and also makes them weak.
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3.
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3. Avoid using helmets and tight wearing/coerving your head, as the scalp needs to breathe
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and not allowing enough air to reach them, will make follicles to kind of suffocate.
User :   ok

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4. choose the right shampoo for youself, a moisturizing shampooo that also adds bulk to hair will be good
Doctor :  
there are products in "biotique" that you can try, they give a cooling effect, remove dandruff and promote hairgrowth with minimal harm to the hair.
User :   can u suggest one for me? Someone suggested loreal volume density shamppo

Doctor :   yes loreal has good products, you can try them that are rich in moisturizer. Even Dove is good, esppecially the "hairfall" therapy.
User :   ok

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5. avoid coloring and perming hair
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these weaken the hair follicles
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and damage them such that further growth is not supported
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have you followed what i said till now? shall we proceed?
User :  
ok. Can I use Heena as I have 3-4 white hairs which diesnot look nice
Doctor :  
yes, use of natural methods is always better. avoid using chemical stuff. once i finish with these tips in general, i will also provide you with simple home remedies that you can try.
User :   ok.

User :  
great
Doctor :  
have you followed what i said till now? shall we proceed?
User :  
Yes, Please proceed
Doctor :   6.when using the shampoos, you should rinse them properly, else the left over shampoo will cause more damage than good.
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may i ask you the length of your hair?
User :   little below the shoulders
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
then you can try to take some water in a wide mouthed basin, put all your hair in front for the last rinse and dip them upto the scalp into it.
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i know this will be cumbersome at the moment to do
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as you are 8 months pregnant
User :  
hmm
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however, you can try this after delivery
User :  
sure
Doctor :  
7. avoid sunburns on scalp and forehead. use alight cotton cloth to cover your hair lightlt allowing it to breath when you need to go out in the sun
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using a good umbrella also helps.
User :   ok

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8. try and avoid using hard water to wash your hair, even if you have no option, but to use, then atleast for the last rinse, you can try and use normal drinking water.
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as high chlorine content and salt in water damages hair follicles.
User :   ok

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9. use the right comb to comb hair.
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use around bodied soft to firm bristled brush to massage scalp after you have removed the tangles using the wide toothed comb.
User :   ok

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and try to comb hair when it is half dried. as combing wet hair will cause more follicles to get uprooted as the scalp is too moist and soft with water in it.
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10. last but not the least, diet matters a lot.
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including good salads once a day and a glass of milk helps a lot.
User :   ok

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regarding brushing your hair, there is one more point to remember, brush atleast twice a day gently to increase blood circulation and promote new hair growth.
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coming back to diet
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a) use a lot of salads, that contains any of these, broccoli, lettuce, beetroots, carrots and cucumber.
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tomatoes, red and yellow capsicum ect
User :   k

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you can make yourself a colorful rainbow salad as a treat to your hair.
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these will provide you with Vit A and E
User :  
k
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addding a teaspoon of olive oil will be great.
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and you can also grind few nuts and seeds and add to it
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b) avoid having a lot of fried and oily stuff.
User :   ok

Doctor :  
in general avoid food with ghee and saturated fats.
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said? shall we continue?
User :   regarding ghee and saturated fat- are you talking about refined oil or mustard oil

Doctor :  
mustard oil
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sunflower oil and others are ok to use
User :   so I should avoid mustard oil and desi ghee

Doctor :  
yes
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have a lot of fruits like banana, apple and oranges.
User :   ok

Doctor :  
you can make a fruit salad out of your choice fruits and add a small cup of milk in it. it will be nutritious for your baby too, along with being good for your hair.
User :   wow

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have this daily as a routine changing the choice of fruits at night after dinner, it will be helpful.
User :   ok

Doctor :  
shall we proceed with the simple home remedies now?
User :  
sure
Doctor :  
1. Use aloevera pulp to put on head atleast once a week. it is good to remove dandruff too.
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2. you can use AAAAAAA too.
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3. here is a simple hairpack that you can use once a week.
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
grind AAAAAAA leaves, a little methi seeds, take roasted coffee seeds and grind them too. mix them
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using curd or egg white
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leave to marinate for half an hour
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and apply to scalp and hair from root to tip
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leave till it dries and wash with lukewarm water.
User :   ok. Can I interrupt you for a small query in between?

Doctor :  
you can also collect jasmine and hibiscus flowers and dry them and mix in this mixture
Doctor :  
yes sure you can
User :   By heena leaves, do you mean the leaves or the powder available in market. is it worth using it
Doctor :  
i meant the AAAAAAA leaves. the fresh ones if possible.
Doctor :  
powders sometimes are contaminated
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so better to avoid them
User :   Yeah you are true but I am not sure how one can get heena leaves
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shall we proceed?
Doctor :  
it should be available in the locality in someones house.
User :  
hmm
User :  
please proceed
Doctor :  
else if you are left with no other option then you can use the powder.
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
3. coming to the oil for hair
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a) dry jasmine, hibiscus flowers an dkeep. take hibiscus leaves and curry leaves, boil them in cocnut oil, strain the oil
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and use it on alternate days to massage hair.
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b) use a mix of sesame oils, castor oil and almond oil in equal parts three times a week for head massage.
User :   ok

Doctor :   you can mix them and keep separately such you dont need to mix each time for use.
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4. For the last rinse of hair, you can use tea, i mean boil some tea leaves in water, and use that to rinse at last. It helps in resoring black color to hair and also avoids premature greying.
User :   ok

Doctor :  
have you followed all that i have said uptil now?
User :  
yes
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with? hope these steps will be helpful for you.
Doctor :  
to solve your hair loss problem.
User :   yes these will be very helpful. Atlast I wanted your suggestion for hair transplant. How should I go for it and whom to approach.

Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i will help you in this too
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first you will need a hair analysis done for you.
User :   I hope I am not taking much of your time today

Doctor :  
by a hair transplant surgeon.
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
yes it is ok, you can continue with your query.
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he will be able to suggest whether you need 'hair restoration' or hair transplant'.
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he will also guide you through the techniques and the procedures.
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you will also have an idea about the cost factor.
User :   can you suggest a good hair transplant doctor or clinic in Delhi

Doctor :  
ok
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we can help you out with this.
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plesae provide your e-mail id and contact number details, and the details can be sent to you.
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one of our executives will contact you with the details of doctor, speciality, purpose and address and contact number details.
User :   I had given these details while registering. My email address - induv@hcl.in

Doctor :  
ok
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is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   No. Thanks. I will wait for the contact details of doctor.

Doctor :  
sure
User :  
You have been very helpful and patient
Doctor :  
we will have someone contact you with required details.
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thank you
User :   ok

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User :   sure. Thanks

Doctor :  
ok
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bye for now.
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