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Query about hair fall and greying of hair - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good morning.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Very Good Morning
User :   I am having hair loss day by day. what is the prevention and cure for this?
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   around 26.5
Doctor :   Approximately how many hair are you losing per day?
Doctor :   *How many hairs are you losing per day?
User :   when I use shampoo about 20-25
User :   and whenever I oil massage then 30-35
Doctor :   Ok
User :   when I just pull the hairs one or two hairs come out
Doctor :   Do you feel that your hair line is receding or you notice bald patches appearing in your scalp?
User :   I am haivng small gap middle in scalp
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any medical illness such as diabetes, thyroid problems?
Doctor :   Are you on any pills?
Doctor :   Do you have dandruff problems?
User :   I had Dengue fever in November for about 10 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   NO, there is no dradruff proble,
User :   problem*
Doctor :   Since when are you facing this hair fall problems?
User :   just after dengue fever was over
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall explain to you.
Doctor :   Let me put across this first to you.
User :   and also my hairs are goin to gray
User :   going*
Doctor :   Loosing less than 100 hair due to hair fall is completely normal.
Doctor :   Afterall as the skin exfoliates and new skin appears, the same applies to hair.
Doctor :   So you need not be concerned if your hair fall is less than 100 hair per day.
Doctor :   So you are absolutely normal.
Doctor :   There are few factors, that may have triggered this short duration hair fall.
User :   when I see the root of hair its dead
Doctor :   Those factor include, a recent infection(which you had), increase stress and reduced nutrition.
User :   or even when I just slowly pull the hairs 2-3 hairs come out but it was not before
User :   okay
User :   so what I need to do
Doctor :   As you had sufferred an infection recently, that may have triggered this problem.
User :   so will this be ended
Doctor :   Yes. You need not worry, with few modifications, you can prevent hair.
User :   my hairs are also growing very less
Doctor :   Now let me suggest the measure that you need to adopt to prevent hair fall.
User :   okY
Doctor :   1. Primary and most important is you need to manage the stressors.
Doctor :   This is best achieved by regular and timely sleep.
Doctor :   Practice them as regularly as possible, sleep adequately for atleast 8 hours a day.
User :   okay
Doctor :   Apart from this relaxation techniques such as slow breathing exercises, physical exercise, yoga and mediation can add to stress managemet.
User :   one thing is that I feel itching in head and mild pain
Doctor :   I shall come to that.
User :   okay
Doctor :   2. The second commonest cause for hair fall is lack of proper nutrition.
Doctor :   Good nutrition in the form of good oral diet consisting of plenty of fruits and vegetables is essential.
Doctor :   If you are unable to cope up with this form of diet regularly,
Doctor :   you can use multivitamin supplements.
Doctor :   Use multivitamin pills one pill a day for 1-2 months.
Doctor :   3. Itching can be a sign of dandruff or a mild infection.
User :   what is the name of that medicines?
Doctor :   You can treat them using good antidandruff shampoo.
Doctor :   The best way to treat them is by using ketaconazole shampoo's
Doctor :   A brand of shampoo available in the name of NIZARAL contains the same.
Doctor :   You can use them twice or thrice a week.
User :   okay
User :   is this easily available in market?
Doctor :   Use them as it given in the instructions.
Doctor :   4. Regular oiling will be an additional nutritional supplementation to the hair.
Doctor :   5. There are few factors that can increase the chances of hair fall.
Doctor :   some examples are
Doctor :   a. Wiping a dry hair with a towel.
User :   which type of oils should I use?
Doctor :   b. certain chemical shampoos that can affect hair, thus increasing hair falls.
Doctor :   Avoid any of those factors that is likely to increase hair fall.
User :   I stopped using them...
Doctor :   After a bath, try drying hair using a fan or hair dryer, instead of wiping with a towel.
Doctor :   This will reduce the chances of hair fall.
User :   okay
Doctor :   6. An episode of infection can trigger further hair falls, hence keeping yourself healthy by healthier habits, physical exercise, proper weight management is going to be important.
Doctor :   These few modifications will help in preventing hair falls.
Doctor :   Before I conclude, I would again stress on the point that you don't need to be alarmed.
User :   okay I will keep that in mind
Doctor :   The current problem that you face are probably due to the infection that you had.
Doctor :   and less than 100 hairs falling is absolutely normal.
Doctor :   Consult a dermatologist, if you find that these measures aren't helping you, or
Doctor :   if you find more than 100 hairs falling inspite of the above measures.
User :   k
User :   You were talking about multivitamin medicines what are those?
Doctor :   If you have followed with this,
Doctor :   I shall move on to the hair graying that you reported??
User :   okay
Doctor :   Any multivitamins supplement will do.
Doctor :   If you are looking for best, without cost factor involvements, then you can use Nutrilite products.
User :   What are those products?
Doctor :   Alternatively Cap Becousules or Neurobion forte one capsule can be taken instead.
User :   okay
Doctor :   Nutrilite is a brand that specialise in nutritional supplements.
User :   till when?
Doctor :   You can order then online.
Doctor :   You can use them as long as you want.
User :   any sideeffects?
Doctor :   For the current problem, you can use it for a period of 1-3 months.
Doctor :   No, there are no side effects of vitamin supplements as they are just simple nutrition supplements.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   I did not
Doctor :   Vitamins are essential components of human diet.

Doctor :   Rich source of vitamins are fruits and vegetables.
User :   Can I get those caps from medical stores?
User :   k
Doctor :   If your diet contains good, plenty of vegetables and fruits every day,
Doctor :   then use of multivitamin pills are not really required.
User :   k
Doctor :   But if that can't be followed, then you can supplement these vitamins by using pills.
User :   okay
Doctor :   The best known vitamin supplement (with respect to the quality) are available in Nutrilite products.
User :   okay
Doctor :   Due to cost factors, most often they are not available at pharmacy.
Doctor :   You can check with your local pharmacy/chemist, if they are available.
Doctor :   If not, you can order them online or use an alternative brand.
User :   Nutrilite products?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   k
Doctor :   Alternatively, you can use Cap Becousules or Neurobion forte instead.
Doctor :   They are almost as similar as the former and can be easily obtained from any local pharmacy.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear now.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any query with regards to your first problem?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   As far as greying of hair is concerned,
Doctor :   medical science are yet to find out a proper cause for this problem.
Doctor :   They have suggested that the cause could be genes, lack of proper nutrition, age factors and so on.
Doctor :   Hence, if you are ask me, what the cause is, I would n'
User :   my younger brother has all hairs turned into grey
User :   okay
Doctor :   wouldn't be able to tell you clearly.
Doctor :   It could be in your genes.
Doctor :   Since gene factors cannot be modified,
User :   but in my family history no one gone through this gry hair problem
User :   yes I know
Doctor :   other common factors responsible such as nutritional factor, and stress management has to be used.
User :   okay
Doctor :   If grey hairs are significant, you can treat them with the use of hair dyes.
Doctor :   Modify your diet as suggested for your previous problem.
Doctor :   and proper stress management can prevent the greying to some extent.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   okay I will follow your instructions
User :   no
User :   Thanks for your all great help
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   bye
Doctor :   This is Dr XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Have a great day!!
User :   thanks
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