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Cure for hairfall, male pattern baldness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
I am suffering from male pattern baldness. what treatment options do i have?          
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   male pattern baldness is usually hereditary
User :   I have been shedding hair from around 4-5 years now
User :   okay
Doctor :   do you have anyone else in family suffering from this?
User :   yes... My dad
Doctor :   so it is hereditary for you..
User :   yes
Doctor :   you need to get this confirmed by getting Insulin factor 3 test done
Doctor :   and go ahead with hair transplant to correct the baldness
User :   i got a test done by a trichology institue called richfeel. and they confirmed that i have male pattern baldness
Doctor :   to reduce hair fall these following steps would be helpful
Doctor :   ok
User :   Is there medications available?
Doctor :   1) avoid vigorous oiling or shampooing.
User :   okay
Doctor :   2) incorporate 3 fruit and 3 veg servings in diet per day.
Doctor :   3) oil hair with warm oil, a combination of sesame, almond and coconut oil in 1:1:! ratio.
Doctor :   4) avoid harsh sun, keep hair covered
User :   okay
User :   I have been using minoxidil (mintop forte) and it seems to reduce hair fall
Doctor :   5) do not let dirt, sweat accumulate, they tend o suffocate hair follicles making them weak
Doctor :   yes, continue to use it
Doctor :   6) take Tab Biotin forte 1 tablet after lunch daily for 2-3 months.
User :   should i use finasteride?
Doctor :   7) use mild shampoo, dont go for hash ones.
Doctor :   if it has been prescribed to you, you can use it. do not self medicate yourself
Doctor :   8) take high protein diet in form of milk, pulses, non veg (if you take)
Doctor :   these measures will help in reducing hairfall
User :   can you suggest some good dermatologist in zzz for consultation about finasteride?
Doctor :   permanent cure is hair transplant
Doctor :   you can approach dermatology dept in Fortis hospital
User :   okay
User :   any specific doctor?
Doctor :   you can approach our CRM team for this, and to fix your appointment'
User :   Hair transplant is a very expensive proposition for me... and right now, i don;t have a completely bald spot on my scalp... would you still suggest hair transplant?
Doctor :   I am based in aaa so I would not be able to give personal referance
User :   do you think finasteride is effective?
Doctor :   it is a permanent cure, not a 'must o do' suggestion
User :   my age is 25
Doctor :   it can be effective, a dermatologist would be better to take advice from
User :   okay
User :   Max hospital is near to me... and i have heard about Dr xxx and Dr yyy there
User :   should i fix an appointement with them?
Doctor :   yes, you can
User :   can you suggest some mild shampoos?
User :   and what should be the frequency of shampooing?
Doctor :   frequency can vary from alternate to 3 days, it depends on how much dirt/sweat accumulates per day
Doctor :   if it is more, then even daily wash is fine
User :   i have a very sweaty skin
User :   please suggest some shampoos
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