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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXX
Doctor :   Please post your query
User :   hi
User :   i am XXX
Doctor :   Hi
User :   staying in XXX,i am aged 25 yrs,i have a tremendous hair fall problem,my hair is going thinner day by day please help me
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it sudden
Doctor :   or was it there before
Doctor :   did you have any sudden lifestyle change
User :   no gradually it is happening
Doctor :   ok
User :   basically i am from XXX,recently i have come down to XXX
Doctor :   is it more from the forehead
Doctor :   are you working in XXX?
User :   i dont know boss nothng much change in life style
Doctor :   ok fine
User :   no overall it is happening
Doctor :   it is normal to loss 60-100 hairs a day
User :   ok but replacement is not coming
Doctor :   did you take good proteinaceous diet
Doctor :   A number of things can cause excessive hair loss
Doctor :   For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.
Doctor :   Hormonal problems may cause hair loss. If your thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, your hair may fall out
User :   yes i normally take home food onlu
User :   no major illness is there
User :   my skin is oily
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am not using any oil for my head for a long time
User :   i used to have very good hair
User :   and good quality hair
User :   i also have a receeding hair line problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   please boss help me out
Doctor :   in approximately 50% of patients, hair will regrow within a year without any treatment.
Doctor :   A variety of treatments can be tried. Steroid injections, creams, and shampoosfor the scalp have been used for many years.
Doctor :   ## Minoxidil (Rogaine, Loniten): A medication you rub directly onto your scalp. This medication enlarges hairs and makes them grow for a longer period.
Doctor :   you can try minoxidil shampoo
Doctor :   for some time
User :   amount of hairs are becoming less day by day,that is the main problem
Doctor :   but for some the hair loss returns when the shampoo is stopped
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Patients with less than 40 follicular units/cm2 in their donor areas are poor candidates for the procedure. Scalp reduction has been attempted to decrease the size of the scalp to be covered by transplanted hair.
Doctor :   Hair weaving techniques are available, and, together with hairpieces, they offer the patient a prosthetic method of coverage
Doctor :   Surgical treatment of androgenetic alopecia has been successfully performed for the past 4 decades
Doctor :   Although the cosmetic results are often satisfactory, the main problem is covering the bald area with donor plugs (or follicles) sufficient in number to be effective.
Doctor :   Micrografting produces a more natural appearance than the old technique of transplanting plugs.
Doctor :   Hair weaving and hair bonding techniques can be tried also
User :   i want to first solve it through medicine only
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then try using minoxidil shampoo
User :   direction for use
User :   ?
Doctor :   Regrowth is more pronounced at the vertex than in the frontal areas and is not noted for at least 4 months
Doctor :   apply it to hair 10- 15 min before bath
Doctor :   and wash it
User :   everyday?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you may seek an examination from a dermatologist too
Doctor :   or else you try this dosing
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
User :   where should i go ...please suggest some name.........and tell me where will i get this shampoo,ordinary medical store
Doctor :   yes from medical shop
Doctor :   It should be spread evenly over the affected areas, and then the hands should be washed with warm water (
User :   for how many days
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 :   Minoxidil must be continued in order to maintain or increase the hair growth achieved.
Doctor :   Adverse reactions include irritation of the skin, itching, contact dermatitis, and dryness of the scalp or flaking.
Doctor :   But i would request you to get examined before using the shampoo
User :   are yaar,you are always govong me lots and lots of option,i am confused
Doctor :   since the hair loss can be
Doctor :   estimated
User :   tell me where to get examined
User :   and i am 25 yrs only
Doctor :   Meet an dermatologist
Doctor :   or skin specialist
User :   suggest me some names
User :   in XXX
User :   or XXX
Doctor :   ok wait a min
User :   ok
Doctor :   wwwwww
Doctor :   you can also try some home remedies
User :   like
Doctor :   Rub the bald area with onions Then apply honey on the bald area. It is very effective natural cure for baldness
Doctor :   Make a mixture of honey with egg yolk. Properly massage on the scalp and hairs. Leave for a 1/2 hour, then wash
Doctor :   Prepare a home made shampoo by adding 5 tbsp of curd, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 2 tbsp of gram raw (chholia) powder. Apply it on the head for an hour and then wash
Doctor :   Apply fresh leaf juice of amaranth to the hair. It will help the growth of the hair and keep it soft.
Doctor :   Boil one cup mustard oil with four tablespoon heena (mehendi) leaves. Filter it and keep it in a bottle. Message it on the bald patches regularly. It is very effective natural remedy for baldness.
Doctor :   Try some of these also
Doctor :   it will surely help you
Doctor :   Dont worry at all
Doctor :   since what you have is a common problem
Doctor :   which can be easily controlled
Doctor :   by simple treatments
Doctor :   Hope you understood?
User :   yes, i understand this,any diet restrictions?
Doctor :   Include plenty of protein and iron in your diet
Doctor :   Take mineral supplements like calcium, magnesium, and zinc
Doctor :   which is available in all green leafy vegatables
Doctor :   Do not use hair dryers
Doctor :   Do meditation to reduce stress and tension
Doctor :   Eat green and leafy vegetables
Doctor :   for protein take eggs
Doctor :   That will do for you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting..........
User :   can i make an appointment with you
Doctor :   we provide online consulting only...
Doctor :   you can meet any local doctor
Doctor :   since it is a very simple problem
Doctor :   that can be easily treated
Doctor :   so dont worry at all
User :   it can be simple for you,not at all simple for me
Doctor :   ok
User :   please try to understand my problem
Doctor :   i understand your concerns
Doctor :   Try these home remedies too
Doctor :   you will be alright soon
Doctor :   i had 100's of similar cases
Doctor :   all are fine and happy now
Doctor :   so be positive
Doctor :   and bold
User :   sud i buy the shampoo or first sud i consult a dermatologist then only bur shampoo
Doctor :   since there are lots of treatment
Doctor :   yes you may meet an local dr if possible
Doctor :   or else you can try the shampoo
Doctor :   do look for allergy
Doctor :   like minor itching etc'
User :   ok thanks a lot XXX.......i hope it will be fine
Doctor :   Thanks... a lot....
Doctor :   bye for now...
Doctor :   TAKE CARE..
Doctor :   GOODNIGHT....
User :   ya u too
Doctor :   THANKYOU......
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