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Frail, dry, scarce hair. Hair transplant, severe seborrheic dermatitis. Salicylic acid, coal tar treatment. Advise?

I have gone through a hair transplant 10 months ago(FUE) . Had a moderate results, but had sever seborrheic dermatitis. After the successful treatment by salicylic acid and coal tar(and some other medicines) now I have even lesser density of the planted hairs and the hairs are frail and dry. What I should do now, do I stand a chance to get better hairs??
(PS: I'm having some dietary supplements(inc. finasteride ) along with 5% minoxidil sol. )
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The reason for getting moderate results with hair transplant is the fact that you had severe seborrheic dermatitis, which affects the hair follicles and reduces the survival of the transplanted hairs.
Because of this, you were not able to appreciate better results of hair transplant.

The symptoms & case history mentioned in your post suggest that you might be having Androgenetic alopecia.
Also known as Male pattern baldness, it usually follows a pattern of receding hairline & is related to genetic makeup and male sex hormones.

Management includes:
1. Minoxidil preparation to be applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles.
2. Finasteride preparations that interferes with the production of male hormone linked to baldness.
But these medications have to be used regularly under the guidance of a hair loss tends to return on stoppage of these medications.

There is no need to worry, as the seborrheic dermatitis has been successfully treated and you are taking the dietary supplements & medications as advised. So, your hairs will grow back again.

Wishing you a good health.
Thanks & take care.
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Answered: Sat, 25 May 2013
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