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Hair loss, was down with typhoid and malaria - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   just had one query
User :   I have started losing a lot of hair recently
Doctor :   yes , please
Doctor :   Since when is this happening ?
User :   i was down with typhoid and malaria in November
User :   and since then
Doctor :   ok, about how much hair do you loose per day ?
User :   is it a side effect?
Doctor :   Not the side effect , but could be due to lack of proper nutrition
User :   so what can i do to reduce it
Doctor :   Its simple that you have to improve your diet with fruits ( specially ones eaten with peel )
Doctor :   and take protein supplements ( containing keratin)
Doctor :   and shal i advice you a medical remedy for the same
User :   please
Doctor :   MINOXIDIL 5% solution massaged to the scalp is the best and safe treatment
User :   ok. Apply it everyday?
Doctor :   do apply it alternate days and for 1 month you will surely see the difference
User :   ok..
User :   thanks alot
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
User :   BYe
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