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Treatment for hairfall and scalp itch - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   well i am having a severe hairfall problem along with too much of itching
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   plz provide your age, gender
User :   28
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs. If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   i only drink alcohol occasionally
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how much?
User :   well 2 bottles of beer in a month
Doctor :   And since how long have you been having alcohol?
User :   its been 10yrs perhaps
Doctor :   Since you are having hair-fall problem, I will safely assume that you are male
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many hairs fall per day?
Doctor :   approximately?
User :   bet 50 to 100
Doctor :   since when are you having hair fall problem and problem of Itchy scalp?
Doctor :   ok
User :   itz been a month now
Doctor :   do you have problem of dandruff also?
User :   yes at times
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition?
Doctor :   are you taking any medications?
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   did you see my question?
User :   well i am also undergoing some medication for headache
User :   from a neurologist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it migraine?
User :   i had a severe manangitis problem 4yrs back
Doctor :   do you remember the name of medication, as some medications may cause hair loss?
User :   yes i am taking betacap,eliwel,desval er500
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any region over your head which can be considered as bald spot over your head?
User :   as of no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   As per your description your problem seems to be due to itchy scalp
Doctor :   I will prescribe you medicine and antidandruff shampoo
User :   also i forgot to inform you that the water that we get here is little salty aswell
Doctor :   are you currently using any shampoo?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes i am using garnier shampoo...but itz not anti dandruff
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Following are the tips to prevent hair fall
Doctor :   take plenty of green leafy vegetables along with fruits
Doctor :   take atleast 3-4 liters of water per day
Doctor :   for you i will recommend
Doctor :   SELSUN Shampoo
User :   will that be available at all medical shops
Doctor :   and take Tab. Biotin Forte 2 daily for atleast 1 month
Doctor :   yes it is available in medical shops
Doctor :   did you follow?
User :   yes
User :   Thank you ver much
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   May i ask you few more questions if you don't mind
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
Doctor :   yes plz continue
User :   well mother is having some bone density problem since she use to take some antibiotics since her childhood for asthama
User :   she has reduced a lot of weight recently
Doctor :   ok
User :   she has undergone allopathy as well as ayurvedic treatment but its not helping her much...any suggestions
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   plz provide her age?
User :   60
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any treatment that she is taking?
User :   yes
Doctor :   plz provide details
User :   she is right now undergoing some allopethic treatment
Doctor :   is she taking any allopathic treatment?
Doctor :   is she taking any hormonal treatment?
User :   1sec i will tell you the medicines that she is taking
Doctor :   ok
User :   etova 400,dompan forte,gemcal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many gemcal per day and in what stength?
User :   she is also using some forair 250 and flixonase (2 times both)
User :   the above 3 tablets once daily
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the dose of gemcal?
Doctor :   i mean how many mg?
User :   once daily
User :   1 tablet daily
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ask her to take two tablets instead of one per day
Doctor :   of gemcal
User :   ok
Doctor :   this is a common problem in the old age
Doctor :   she will need to take care
User :   right doc
Doctor :   as this condition may result in spontaneous fractures due to trivial trauma
User :   what is trivial trauma
Doctor :   i mean minor trauma
User :   ok
User :   is there any serious prblem as such doc
Doctor :   no nothing serious it is a age related changes
User :   ok
Doctor :   she should take atleast 1300 mg of calcium per day
Doctor :   either in form of tablets or diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   milk and milk products like yoghurt and cheese are rich sources of calcium
User :   ok
Doctor :   she can also take orange juices and soy milk
Doctor :   if non veg than white fish
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thank you very much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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