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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi doc
User :   i have severe hair loss problem
User :   i m loosing at a very fast pace
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this information
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   i am 30 years old. working as an automotive designer at general motors
User :   i am still single
Doctor :   ok
User :  
Doctor :   How long have you had this problem?
User :   its was there for last one year almost
Doctor :   Do you have any dandruff problem/ scalp problems?
User :   but now i am really worried
User :   yes i do
User :   dandruff problem
Doctor :   Is any part of your head particularly affected by the hair fall?
User :   no, overall. but i guess its the top mid section
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? any allergies?
User :   yes
User :   my skin is very rough and allergic to dust and cobwebs
Doctor :   Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits?
If yes how much/how often?
User :   i have some pimples on the back
User :   i smoke regularly, 5-6 cigarettes a day
User :   i dont drink
Doctor :   ok- how long have you had these pimples/ any pimples o your face?
User :   sometimes on the fore head or on the jaw line
Doctor :   Have you tried any medication so far for your hair fall?
User :   but normal. not much
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes, i visited a doctor, and he gave me some ointment as well. but i am single and alone, cant apply on the back
Doctor :   ok; for the hair fall?
User :   my skin around my ankle and calf is also in bad condition. they are scaly
User :   and dry
Doctor :   any itching? flakes falling off?
Doctor :   what colour is the skin?
User :   no, flakes, but the area which i cant take care of, are in bad condition, like my back and the ankle calf area
User :   dark wheatish
Doctor :   any itching?
User :   i have been taking evion 400 for hair fall.
User :   yes, itching is there ocassionally
User :   if it is too dry
Doctor :   ok- have you tried any shampoo?
Doctor :   for the dandruff
User :   yes, i tried, head and shoulders and the medicated shampoos also. that has been pescribed
User :   but comes back after a week or so
Doctor :   have you tried selsun 2.5% ?
User :   and the hair fall doesn't stop
User :   no , not yet
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   form what you have told me- the dryness and scaliness may be due to you having dry skin-
Doctor :   which is worsened in winter
Doctor :   what soap are you using?
User :   banglore winters and summers are same and humidity is less
User :   dove
User :   should i use soap everyday,
Doctor :   try oiling your legs and hands before having a bath
User :   okay, olive oil is fine
Doctor :   yes it is
Doctor :  
for your hair fall and dandruff problem - you can try using the selsun 2.5% shampoo twice a week
Doctor :   for 2-4 weeks and then once a week to prevent recurrence
Doctor :   if your hair fall does not stop once the dandruff is cured/ the dandruff persisits
Doctor :   you will need to see a dermatologist/ trichologist for further investigation/treatment
User :   okay. is there anything to that i should apply after bath. and should i use soap every day.
Doctor :   avoid washing your hair daily- you can use your dove soap- use warm water for bath and not hot water
User :   one more thing. i dont have any family history of baldness
Doctor :   after bath you can use a moisturizer
User :   okay
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   i guess, that will be all. i will disturb you again if i have to, during this week . hope this is okay with you.
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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