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How to get rid off dandruff & hair problem ?

Hello doctor am suffering from severe hair problems including dandruff all over the head region which is causing loss of hair.. fed up of trying many natural methods too to stop this problem but failed. I need ur help pls...
Asked On : Tue, 23 Feb 2010
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Hi!Shilpa gowda,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum,
In females the most common cause of hair loss is –iron deficiency, hormonal imbalance, thyroid problem, stress, lack of sleep, familial ,or use of chemical on scalp ,procedures like perming or straightening etc. Other rare causes are zn & copper def. One has to find the exact cause of hair loss and treat. In females there are various patterns of hair loss,which can be judged clinically by a dermatologist. If only the frontal area is getting involved that would mean a hormonal patter of hair loss. You should get your hormonal level checked along with an ultra sound if necessary to rule out PCOD.This usually seen in obese patient with irregular periods. Other simple test which we do are hair pull test and trichogram to diagnose which type of hair loss is there. After proper diagnosis you can start with topical preparations like Minoxidil 2%-5% applied twice daily on scalp along with tab biotin one daily.Other hormonal medicines are also available if needed.You can also take tab biotin once daily. Improve your diet with green leafy veg, fresh fruits, plenty of water, sprouts ,pulses, high protein diet, avoid items with high sugar content like sweets & chocolates, less of Chinese foods, less of pizza & burgers ,more of milk & ghee, dry fruits . Good sleep also has a important role to play .For dandruff you can use any ketoconazole 2% shampoo twice a wk .
Take care,
Answered: Mon, 28 Feb 2011
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Loss of hair is also a complication with this. Natural methods are good but along with that you should use antifungal medications as well. Both should go hand in hand for now and once it is off, then just natural methods would be good enough.

Answered: Tue, 23 Feb 2010
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