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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my question is how can hairfall be controlled and how long will it last
Doctor :   Hair fall is a chronic conditions which can last for a long time.
Doctor :   there are many factors which affect the hair fall problem.
User :   yes i do agree
User :   what can be the tenure like?
User :   if hairfall is detected early can it be controlled fastly
Doctor :   The basic idea or principle behind treating hair fall is trying to identify the cause of hair fall and try to treat the condition causing it.
User :   for a person who has hairfall because of depression and sleep
User :   how can it be treated
Doctor :   Yes, depression and sleep are one of the factors responsible for hair fall.
User :   can you please how it can be treated because of these reasons
User :   what are the medicines to be taken and how care should be taken?
Doctor :   Hair fall problem is most often part of the symptoms associated with depression.
Doctor :   Lack of sleep can be affecting it.
Doctor :   hence you need to treat depression, if you are looking for a complete cure from hair fall issues.
Doctor :   Apart from this, temporary solution to hair fall
Doctor :   can be achieved by use of topical solutions such as Minoxidil ( a prescription medications that can be obtained after consulting a dermatologist)
Doctor :   and diet and lifestyle modifications.
Doctor :   Few diet and lifestyle modifications that are essential are
Doctor :   1. Proper sleep - regular sleep of atleast 6-8 hours
Doctor :   2. Improved diet containing plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Doctor :  
3. Multivitamin pills one pill a day.
Doctor :   4. Antidandruff shampoo's such as Nizaral shampoo and so on.
User :   is head and shoulders antidandruff and antihairfall is good to use along with castrol oil?
Doctor :   Head and shoulder is known to be effective in treating dandruff and hair fall.
Doctor :   But no written proof for the same is available among doctors.
Doctor :   Dermatologist and hair experts recommend practising at clinic recommend the use of NIZARAL shampoo regularly for treating dandruff.
Doctor :   They inturn help in reducing hair fall.
Doctor :   You may have to use these shampoo regularly.
Doctor :   Mineral hair oils such as castrol oils or coconut hair oil help in nourishing the hair roots.
Doctor :   The same is done with the use of proper nutrition and vitamin supplements.
Doctor :   Use them in your diet also.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Apart from these few tips to prevent hair fall are
Doctor :   1. Avoid wiping or combing hair when it is wet.
Doctor :   I mean avoid wiping hair when it is wet
Doctor :   Instead drying the hair under fan or hair dryer is advisable.
Doctor :   2. Avoid stress and anxiety.
Doctor :   They can increase hair falls.
Doctor :   3. Watch out for any products such as hair creams/sprays or any other cosmetic products that can increasing your hair fall.
Doctor :   You could be allergic to those products
Doctor :   Hence hair fall can get worsened with those products.
Doctor :   If these measures are not helping you, you can consult a dermatologist
User :   Yes these are not helping me
Doctor :   who will then prescribe you with
Doctor :   the topical solutions that I mentioned to you earlier.
Doctor :   They are medical solutions which help in controlling hair fall significantly.
User :   Even i used one of the topical soultions but couldnt control my hairfall
Doctor :   The last option for treating hair fall when all the measures fail are hair transplantations.
Doctor :   May I know which solution did you use.
User :   i dont remember exactly
User :   its been over five months
Doctor :   The solution that I mentioned are medically proved to help hair fall problem.
Doctor :   You may not find improvement instantly, however its effect are expected in 2-3 months of regular use.
Doctor :   Since I cannot suggest you prescription medications online, I recommend you to consult a dermatologist and avail a prescription to obtain them.
Doctor :   Having said these, the important treatment lies in treating the depression.
User :   i have consulted a phyciatrist
User :   but i feel good only when i use the medicines
User :   rest of the time i am depressed
User :   i cant find a permanent solution for these things
Doctor :   Hair fall and depression are most often inter related.
User :   yeah i do agree
Doctor :   Adjusting the depression medications
Doctor :   with behavioral therapy as well as regular counselling
Doctor :   may be needed.
User :   ok
Doctor :   These measures and the antihair fall measures that I suggested to you will definitely help you.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
User :   yes i do
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   i will consult a dermatologist asap
User :   no
User :   thanx for your time
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Wish you good health .
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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