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Hair fall reduction, tips? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good afternoon.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Good Afternoon
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   Need some tips to reduce hairfall
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender (patient's)?
Doctor :   Since when is the hair fall occuring?
Doctor :   And can you also mention approximately how many hair strands fall of in a day?
User :   my age is 27, Male
Doctor :   Ok
User :   hairfall is started around few months back, for which i had visiteda doctor and he told me to put some medicine (liquid) on my hair
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but post that also hairfall is not reduced
Doctor :   Ok
User :   daily around 20-25 hair strands fall
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know what medications were prescribed to you?
Doctor :   Do you have dandruff issues?
User :   not much
Doctor :   Ok
User :   if i wash my hair every 2 days then there wont be dandruff else i would face dandruff issue
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are you on any pills?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sometimes i take ayurvedic pills
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   i.e tribhuvankirti
Doctor :   Hair fall is symptoms and not a condition.
Doctor :   This symptoms is associated with many other conditions.
Doctor :   Having said that, tests and check up for its cause is considered only if this symptoms is significant.
Doctor :   Clinicians consider, hair fall is significant and needs treatment, if there is more than 100 hair strands falling every day.
Doctor :   Since you report that less than 100 hair is falling, you do not need specific treatment for this, as the fallen hair will be replaced by new ones.
Doctor :   Are you following?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   ok
User :   i didnt get you
Doctor :   So the good news to you is that you do not have to worry that you have a major problem.
Doctor :   I will suggest to you, the measures
Doctor :   to help reduce this hair fall which is happening.
User :   ok but can you suggest me any specific food items which would help in reduced hair fall
User :   ok that would help me
Doctor :   1. You need to treat dandruff issues completely.
Doctor :   Dandruff is caused by a fungus, which will also responsible to cause hair fall.
Doctor :   Hence you need to use right type of shampoo to work on this fungus.
Doctor :   We recommend the use of Nizaral shampoo on alternative days or once in 3 days.
Doctor :   Regular usage with this will prevent hair fall as well as stop hair fall.
Doctor :   2. Hair can start falling if there is reduced nutrition.
Doctor :   Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrition to hairs.
Doctor :   Most herbal hair oil available contain these essential components.
Doctor :   So you may have to use them regularly.
Doctor :   3. Oral nutrition supplements are to be taken.
Doctor :   B complex vitamin supplements one pill a day for 1 to 2 months are better.
User :   any suggestion on which herbal hair oil would be better.
Doctor :   The best herbal hair oil are the those prepared by homeopathy doctors.
Doctor :   You could consult one and take them.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Alternatively commercially available coconut hair oils or vatika is also known to be good.
Doctor :   You may use them.
User :   i use vatika hair oil and shampoo :)
Doctor :   You may continue to use the hair oil,
Doctor :   if the shampoo is not effective against the dandruff, I suggest you to switch over to Nizaral shampoo.
User :   shampoo name is Nizaral or Nizoral ?
Doctor :   I meant Nizoral.( I am sorry for the typing error.
User :   no issues
Doctor :   4. Stress and anxiety is rooted as one of the important factor
Doctor :   that induced hair fall.
Doctor :   So we also recommend that you manage your stress properly.
User :   hmmm ok
Doctor :   I have mentioned to you in the first instance that you do not have a condition that needs serious tests, so do not worry much.
Doctor :   Sleep well, eat regularly.
Doctor :   You could practice breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, physical exercises and other relaxation techniques if stress and anxiety is an issue among you.
Doctor :   5. Avoid wiping your hair when wet with a towel.
Doctor :   They tend to increase the chances of hair fall.
Doctor :   Instead dry them under a fan or hair dryer.
User :   ok, i do the same, i will stop it from today
Doctor :   These are few tips that you need to implement.
Doctor :   Hair fall will reduced considerable.
Doctor :   Before I conclude
User :   ok thanks for your guidance
Doctor :   I would like to repeat this fact again.
User :   ok
Doctor :   " Hair fall of upto 100 strands of hair is NORMAL".
Doctor :   This does not need concern and major treatment.
Doctor :   The fallen hairs will grow back.
Doctor :   Hope this is clear to you.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   as of now no.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Have a nice day
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   thanks, you too
User :   bye
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