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Minoxidil to treat hairfall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i hv a qwery regarding my hair
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.xxxx
Doctor :   Yes please
User :   i am suffering frm acute hair loss
User :   wht to do?
Doctor :   May i know your age?
Doctor :   Do you have any recent lifestyle change?
User :   26 yrs
Doctor :   Do you have any other disease?
User :   nthng as such but hv a little cholesterol
Doctor :   Since when you have this?
User :   last 2 mnths
Doctor :   ok
User :   had gone for a hair spa
Doctor :   A hair loss of 60-100 is normal for all
User :   thn it wa fine
Doctor :   Is it from the forehead you lose more
User :   no no
User :   its ovrall
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the other common cause are
Doctor :   Lack of vitamins (specially vitamin B6 and folic acid) in diet
Doctor :   Inadequate nutrition and improper diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   Stress, worry, anxiety, and sudden shock
Doctor :   Prolonged Illness (like typhoid, syphilis, chronic cold, influenza, and anaemia)
User :   stress is there
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you take lots of fresh green leafy veg and fruits?
User :   ya frm the forehead it looses more
Doctor :   Do you take good protein like eggs ,beans carrot etc
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then probably it can be due to hormonal imbalance
Doctor :   Include plenty of protein and iron in your diet
Doctor :   Do not use hair dryers
Doctor :   Do meditation to reduce stress and tension
User :   ok but do you suggest any special medicated shampoo?
Doctor :   Mix aloe Vera with herbal powder triphala and apply it to the hairs. Continue this for three to six months. New hairs will start growing.
Doctor :   watch for allergy to any medicinal products a
Doctor :   The common medicated shampoo
Doctor :   contains minoxidil
Doctor :   which if used can improve the hair loss in some
Doctor :   but the adverse effect is that once you stop that you
Doctor :   may lose the hair again
User :   ok
User :   so i should change my diet
Doctor :   yes as i said
User :   and include grren vegetables and lots of fruits
Doctor :   Minoxidil should be applied as 1 ml of solution or half a capful of foam to dry hair and scalp once in the morning and again in the evening.
Doctor :   It should be spread evenly over the affected areas, and then the hands should be washed with warm wate
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   Minoxidil must be applied on the scalp at least twice daily and for at least four months to see results.
Doctor :   Minoxidil works less well in patients that are older, have larger areas of baldness, and have been bald for longer periods of time.
Doctor :   Minoxidil should be applied to a dry scalp only, and left in place for at least four hours.
Doctor :   Massage the scalp and hair with coconut milk or Aloe Vera gel. Leave it for ½ hour, and then rinse with warm water. Do this thrice a week
User :   ok thanks a lot for your suggestion
User :   bye
Doctor :   THanks for consultation...
Doctor :   Bye for now..
Doctor :   TAKE CARE....
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