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Oily hair, hair fall. Remedy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi..This is XXXXXXX
User:I have a query regarding my hair
Doctor:Yes, XXXXXXX. Proceed with your query.
User:my hair becomes very oily.I take headbath everyday
User:If I miss a day taking headbath my hair becomes oily within a day
User:i do have little hairfall and my hair looks very weak..i mean so thin and silky
User:how can i get rid of my oily hair and hair loss
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Since when are you losing hair?
User:i am 25
Doctor:And approximately how many strands of hair do you lose in a day?
User:some times i loose more and some times very less..I observe when i take bath ..may be around 10
Doctor:Oily secretions are basically secretions secreted by a special glands.
Doctor:The reason why these secretions occur in large quantities when compared to others is not clearly known.
Doctor:It is theorized to be due to genetic factors
User:ok but is there something to avoid keping oily hair?
Doctor:As this is usually a life time / long standing problem,
Doctor:the management is usually prolonged.
Doctor:The best way of treating it is by use of regular shampoo which has good oil control formulas.
Doctor:Pantene Pro V has good oil controlling formulas that can be tried.
Doctor:In addition, some patients have benefited by use of nutritional supplements like palmetto extracts.
Doctor:such as shampoo, conditioner / shampoo containing eucalyptus oil, berries, XXXXXXX and so on can be useful.
User:so can u suggest any
Doctor:The condition can be best managed by means of regular shampoo's.
Doctor:dietary modifications or medication may not play any significant role in treating the problem.
Doctor:There are various shampoo's - brands of garnier, panteen, sunsilk and so on which has these contents.
Doctor:You can try any of it.
Doctor:Pantene Pro V is one such products.
Doctor:You can try which ever is suitable to your hair.
Doctor:Regarding hair loss,
Doctor:As a hair is lost, another hair is formed.
Doctor:This cycle continues to keep the scalp covered with hair.
Doctor:however if there is more than 100 strands of hair lost every day
Doctor:then this needs to be addressed.
Doctor:Currently, as the hair loss doesn't seem significant do not worry.
Doctor:However you could take good nutrition - plenty of fruits and vegetables,
User:but as compared to last year or before my hair has become thin
Doctor:proteins and vitamins supplements to help you.
User:atleast few parts i clearly see the difference
Doctor:In addition regular sleep, physical exercise will help to get healthy hair and prevent hair loss.
Doctor:If these measures fail to reduce your problem,
Doctor:we can then try some medicated formulas such as minoxidil which can be obtained with a prescription from a dermatologist.
Doctor:All these measures will keep your hair healthy.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
User:yes I am following you
User:would you suggest me taking minoxidil?
Doctor:Minoxidil is associated with some side effects.
Doctor:I do not suggest you to use them straight away.
Doctor:Most often hair problem as I have seen in many of my patients is caused by
Doctor:stress / worries, improper sleep,
Doctor:lack of proper nutrition.
Doctor:Many of my patients have improved after we correct the diet, proper sleep and stop worrying.
Doctor:If there is no improvement with these dietary and lifestyle modification,
Doctor:we might try these formulas for a few weeks under guidance of a physician
Doctor:to monitor for side effects.
Doctor:As you say your hair fall is not more than 100,
Doctor:I do not fore see a major problem.
Doctor:You should be fine with strict diet and lifestyle modification.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:ok..fine will do that definitely and see
User:if there any problem taking headbath daily?
Doctor:you hair will improve soon.
Doctor:Don't worry.
User:ok thank you :)
Doctor:Headbath daily will not affect you much if your nutrition and sleep is properly maintained.
Doctor:I would suggest you not to worry.
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:no thank you so much and thanks for your time
User:nice talking to you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a nice day!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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