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Hair loss, hair thinning. Prescribed folifast medicinal hair tinture. Safe to use?

hello doctor i am age 24. i have been suffering from hair loss for about 2yrs nw. today i visited a doctor and he on inquiring said that i dont have anything to be scared of and im just affected by hair thinning which can be reverted, though i have lost conciderable amount of hair. the doctor prescribed me with a lotion called FOLIFAST MEDICINAL HAIR TINTURE on googling this product i didnt come across any post abt this product. i would like to know abt this product. thankyou
Asked On : Wed, 5 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello Ribu,

Causes of hair loss/thinning of hair are:
1. Environmental factors
2. Stress
3. Deficiency of certain minerals, vitamins & amino acids in diet. e.g. Iron, zinc, Vit B complex, lysine.
4. Hormonal factors. e.g. Thyroxine
5. Any incidence of surgery, shock, etc.

Management includes:
1. Treating the underlying cause
2. Avoidance of stress
3. Dietary modifications
4. Minoxidil solution to be applied locally to stimulate the hair follicles
5. Multivitamin & multi mineral supplementation

But these medications have to be used regularly under the guidance of a Dermatologist, as hair loss tends to return on stoppage of these medications.

So, it will be better to consult a Dermatologist to find out the underlying cause & start treatment accordingly.
Those cases which do not respond to medical therapy, are managed by hair transplantation.

FOLIFAST MEDICINAL HAIR TINTURE consists of Benzyl Nicotinate, Vitamin K & Salicylic Acid which are used as conditioning agents.
Please continue it as advised.

It is believed that it is normal to shed 100 hairs each day, which is based on the assumption that the average scalp has 100,000 hairs, and 10% of these are in the resting phase.

So, there is no need to worry.
Your hairs will grow back again.

Wishing you a Good Health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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