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Hairloss, male pattern baldness,dandruff - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello sir
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   i am suffering from hair loss for the last 4 years
User :   i would like to know from u on how to approach this and what is the solution for this
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could describe the hairloss in detail ?
User :   now i am almost bald at the age of 26, and i am scarred to go for hair transplantation since it is basically a surgey,
Doctor :   is the hairloss diffuse or patchy ?
Doctor :   how many hairs do you lose approximately per day?
User :   that i am not very sure, but on my front side i have only 40-50 hairs left, else gone
Doctor :   is there anyone else in your family who has such hairloss pattern?
User :   ya , my dad
Doctor :   has the hairline receded back?
User :   means ?
Doctor :   ok, then it is mostly a case of heriditary hairloss
Doctor :   and it needs further evaluation
Doctor :   hairline receding or going back indicates a feature of male patern baldness
Doctor :   what tests have you done until now for hairloss and what did the results show?
User :   i have not done any tests
Doctor :   please provide your location, occupation, height and current weight, details of past medical illnes if any
Doctor :   do you have scalp infections like dandruff?
User :   172 cm / 65 kgs / no medical illness / previously a smoker but not now
User :   yes i have dandruff
Doctor :   dandruff causes hairloss, you need to treat that first to minimise hairloss
Doctor :   and also do these further tests
User :   ok sir, is there any non -surgical solutions for baldness ?
Doctor :   the exact cause for the hairloss has to be identified first and then treatment proceeded to get maximum benefit
Doctor :   1) get a hair nalyss or a trichoanalysis done in a dermatological alb
Doctor :   2) get a dermatologist to examine your scalp and see the extent of dandruff, get dandruff eradicated
Doctor :   3) if it is a 'alopecia areata' like picture you wil need to do blood test and special tests like Insulin resistance factor and thyroid test
Doctor :   ANA autoantibodies,
Doctor :   testosterone levels and DHEA levels
Doctor :   4) hair scrapings test - for microscopy and culture looking for and identify bacteria and fungi.
Doctor :   so once the cause is identified
User :   where are u located ?
Doctor :   the treatment options can be decided whether a surgical approach is better or whether o=non surgical approach can treat the condition
Doctor :   *non
Doctor :   we are located in
User :   can u suggest me any doctors in
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   ya
Doctor :   sure, give few moments
Doctor :
Doctor :   visit this link for locating dermatologist in your area
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