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Contraception, Hair fall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   I would like to know what is he best method of contraception if I am not ok with using a condom..
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have heard about levonorgestol but also about its side effects..
Doctor :   i will help you in this
Doctor :   plz provide your age, gender
User :   I am 27 male and my wife is 25 years old..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   condom is the cheapest, safest and best method as it has no side effects
Doctor :   all other medications will have side effects
Doctor :   if taken by the women they can even alter the fertility for few months
Doctor :   few spermicidal creams are also available that you can use but they may cause allergy in some cases and also they donot offer good protection from the pregnancy
User :   ok the scenario is that my wife is still studying and is staying in a different state..I meet her once in a while and both of us do not like the idea of condoms..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there is something called the safe periods if you know?
Doctor :   do you have an idea ?

User :   yes i have heard about it but its kinda scary
User :   she cannot concieve until she finishes her study
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then the other option available is the pills
User :   so is taking ipill or any other tablet once maybe in a month cause issues?
Doctor :   i pill has few side effects but you can use it once in a month but not more than that

Doctor :   still she may face few side effects
User :   so which is the best pill in the market..
Doctor :   there are many pills and all of them have side effects
Doctor :   no pill is without side effects
Doctor :   all the drugs have side effects
User :   oh i guess condoms are the safest option as you said...but if at all once in a while i choose an ipill then how can we plan it? I usually go on a weekend is it like once she has it she will not concieve for the whole month?
Doctor :   condoms are the safest method
Doctor :   you can take an idea from the safe periods
Doctor :   and even if she concieves then dont worry she will have to take pills only 2-3 i believe and she will be aborted medically
Doctor :   this also has the same side effects as with other pills
Doctor :   did you follow?
User :   ok understood but if she wants to have an ipill then how should we plan it...for example if we have intercourse on friday and she takes a pill on saturday does she have to take a pill on sunday again if we have it on saturday?
User :   are u getting my question?
Doctor :   yes

Doctor :   you can go for the intercourse on friday, and saturday
Doctor :   and then take the pill on the sunday morning
Doctor :   even then it is fine
Doctor :   it needs to be taken after intercourse
Doctor :   but it has many side effects
Doctor :   it is better to take a regular pill instead
User :   ok doc got the point...i have one last question...i have heard about something called as today pill...i think its a vaginal good is that?
Doctor :   i told you that there are some spermicidal creams and pills which will kill the sperms
Doctor :   but they dont provide a very effective protection against pregnancy
Doctor :   and few persons may feel allergic to them
Doctor :   but it is good to alternate between other contraception and todya
Doctor :   *today
Doctor :   so as to reduce the risk of side effects
Doctor :   like in one month you can try condom, in second month pills and in third month spermicidal creams
Doctor :   or tablets
Doctor :   i mean vaginal tablets
Doctor :   did you follow?
User :   yes i have got it...thank you doc..
Doctor :   plz fill the feedback form
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   have you filled the feedback form?
User :   done that...i have some questions related to hairfall whom do I speak to?
Doctor :   tell me
Doctor :   how many hairs fall per day
Doctor :   approximately?
User :   actually the hairfall happening is less now as i underwent homeopathic treatment...but i have got m shaped baldness
Doctor :   is there any itchy scalp or dandruff?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you want the regrowth of the hairs?
User :   no dandruff but yes sometimes it itches
Doctor :   ok
User :   if possible yes...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   see first thing to be done is that to recover from the itchy scalp
Doctor :   I will advice you to use SELSUN shampoo
User :   ok
Doctor :   twice a week
User :   ok making note of that..
Doctor :   for atleast 3 months
Doctor :   so that if there is any infection that will be treated
Doctor :   there are very few medical options for the hair growth and they too are not very sucessful
Doctor :   I will advice you to take Tab. BIOTIN FORTE one daily for atleast 3 months
Doctor :   did you follow
Doctor :   ?
User :   ok made note of that
User :   any oil or solution?
Doctor :   these remedies will eliminate the infection if any and also will eliminate if there id some mineral, vitamin or micronutrient deficiency
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   after that you will need to apply the COVER IT lotion over the bald area only
Doctor :   take care to apply it to the bald area only

Doctor :   never apply it to the area which already has hairs
Doctor :   also continue the Tab. Biotin forte while applying it
User :   ok i will make note of that
Doctor :   it can be applied a maximum of 6 months
Doctor :   if there will be hair growth then it is your good luck
Doctor :   in some cases no hair growth occurs
Doctor :   hair growth can occur in spurt
Doctor :   but dont stop applying it till the 6 months finishes
User :   oh ok..
Doctor :   after that never apply it again in life
Doctor :   as it will not act
User :   oh ok so for 6 months only
User :   ok
Doctor :   even it is possible that when you stop the application some of the newly grown hairs may fall again
Doctor :   but dont worry for that
Doctor :   and dont start applying again
User :   ok thanks for the headsup...i will keep it in mind
Doctor :   also our chat transcript
Doctor :   is saved under the settings in your account
Doctor :   after the chat finishes you can retrieve it
User :   oh ok for future reference...thats great
Doctor :   also you can email it to yourself
User :   thanks for all the help..
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no not at all...thaks a lot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure..thank you..
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