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Having severe hairfall after being treated for dengue fever. Applied scalp otion, no help. Solution?

hello..good day..i had a stage 2 dengue fever last july 24 and in the beginning of october my hair starts to fall out as alot..i am shedding for like 7 weeks long will it last because iam really stress about it i cant even sleep at night because iam thinking my hair i dont want to be bald but some of the area on the top of my head you can see my scalp easily...i went to a dermatologists and she gave me a scalp lotion and finasteride but it didnt work so i stop using it...plsss help me
Asked On : Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

This condition is called telogen effluvium
It is quite frequent post treatment for any infection like typhoid or dengue. there are other causes too for this condition.
You can take a course of biotin based multivitamin.
It will take a few months for your hair cycle to restore to normal
Once the cycle returns to normal you will see your problem getting resolved automatically
Till then you have to have patience. things will normalize in a few months
Dr amit
Answered: Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Sudarshan's  Response
Thanks for writing in.

The condition you are suffering is Telogen effluvium or androgenetic alopecia.
It occurs due to hormonal imbalance.

It is progressive condition, meaning if not treated it leads to bald patches.

Treatment of this condition is minoxidil and finasteride.these are effective topically.Combination of the two drugs in lotion form is very safe and effective.
Morr F lotion is one such lotion.It has to be applied on scalp 1ml twice daily.
It has good effect should be continued for atleast 6 months for visible effects.

A visit to qualified dermatologist would be required for starting few prescription medicines.

Also few procedures like mesotherapy and dermaroller can help a lot.These procedures are available at dermatology clinics.

with proper tablets and procedures hair loss can be stopped and new hair growth can be achieved.

Till the time you can start tablet keraglo men one per day.
Keep good diet .Eat fruits and green leafy vegetables daily.
Avoid direct sun and wind exposure to hair.
Avoid combing when wet.
Avoid harsh dyes /gels/oils /colors/shampoos.
You can use trigaine shampoo.

hope this helps.


Dr Sudarshan
MD dermatologist
Answered: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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