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Hair loss with white tips, hair thinning, white flakes on scalp. Will hair re-grow?

female 29 yrs old every time i run my hand on my hair i have lots of fallen hair with white tips. I have not dyed my hair in three months and the fallen hair does not have my root color its like a lighter shade than my natural color. I noticed it began three months ago so I stopped straightening it as well. I dont think I have dandruff but more like large flakes after I wash and it dries and drandruff shampoo has not made a difference. My main concern is the white tips on the fallen hair will that regrow? I do not have any bald spots but my hair does feel thinner and I wash every 3 days.Its stressing me out My hair is all over the house.
Asked On : Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi ,

Thanks for writing in.
The condition you are suffering is Seborrheic dermatitis.
It is a infective condition.

Treatment can be topical antifungals,steroids, minoxidil etc
Antifungals and steroids in topical form are very safe and effective.
Also oral ketoconazole for 2-3 weeks is extremely helpful.
Few scalp treatments may be required
They are available at dermatology clinics.

Also supportive oral tablets containing biotin and multivitamis can be helpful.

Hope this helps.


Answered: Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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