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Hair loss on head and beard, white follicules in roots, sensitive skin with flakes. Recommendation?

Hi Mr Prasad,

Hope you're fine
I have been losing my hair and beard on a daily basis. I Also see white follicules in the roots.
Sometimes there are 2-3 hairs in one root that either fall by itelf or when i touch my hair. Could this be due to a fungal disease? there is also quite a bit of flake in my skin. And it is quite sensitive. What do you think.

Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post suggest that you might be having Seborrheic dermatitis, which can present as white follicles in the hair roots, flaking of skin & is also an important causative agent of hair fall.

Other causes of hair fall include:
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

And before initiation of these medications, the problem of Seborrheic dermatitis should be addressed.
It can be treated with shampoos or lotion containing salicylic acid, coal tar, ketoconazole, or selenium.

But these medications have to be used regularly under the guidance of a Dermatologist, to avoid any unwanted side effects.

There is no need to worry.
Your hairs will grow back again.

Wishing you a Good Health.
Thanks & take care.
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Answered: Fri, 24 May 2013
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