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Hairs are getting white. What could be the reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jul-2013
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User:i am 28 year old my hairs are getting white
User:i am 28 year old my hairs are getting white
Doctor: XXXXXXX you seem to have given a satisfactory feed back following the previous chat?
Doctor:Before we proceed further, I would like to know if you had any problems or queries with your last discussion?
User:i just want to click good but by mistake it clicked satisfactory
User:i m quite satisfied with ur answers but it was just my mistake
Doctor:Ok; so if there are no questions, please proceed with your new question.
User:i am 28 year old my hairs are getting white
Doctor:Since when have you noticed this?
Doctor:Do you have hair fall issues too?
User:yes from last 1 years
Doctor:Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes, thyroid problem?
Doctor:Do you notice whitening/greying of other body hairs - beard, arm pit, body hair, etc.?
User:i m female.not facing any other problems
Doctor:I apologize.
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:ok no problem
Doctor:The blackish color of the hair is imparted due to a pigment called melanin. They are located in different proportions in each hair. Gradually as a process of aging, the amount of melanin gets reduced resulting in whitening/greying.
Doctor:However either due to genetic factors or due to some biochemical changes
Doctor:we occasionally find premature greying of hairs.
Doctor:If any body else in your family has similar problem, the condition could be related to genetic factors which cannot be treated completely.
User:what should we need to do means care regarding nutrition or something else?
Doctor:Whatever the cause is, the solution are:
Doctor:1. Using hair dying / coloring to take care of cosmetic concern.
Doctor:2. Avoiding too much chemicals/cosmetic products.
Doctor:Prefer to use natural products.
Doctor:3. Managing your stress levels with proper sleep, regular meals, physical exercises, yoga, meditation, etc.
Doctor:4. Improving your nutrition. Vitamins and minerals are essential for hair health.
Doctor:And root vegetables are good source of these.
Doctor:Some examples of root vegetables are carrot, radish, ginger, potato, beet root, etc.
Doctor:*in simple words, those vegetables which grow under the soil are good for your hairs.
Doctor:5. In addition some evidence suggest proper hair oiling can also prevent premature greying.
Doctor:Continue oiling your hairs with natural oils.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
User:dandruff may be the reason of it
Doctor:Dandruff does affect hair health. It predominantly causes hair to shed and fall early.
Doctor:If you suffer from dandruff, you might be losing plenty of hair and early.
Doctor:it is not closely linked to premature greying though.
User:how do we protect our scalp from dandruff
User:how do we protect our scalp from dandruff
Doctor:Dandruff is caused by a fungus. We have many antidandruff shampoos. My personal recommendations are Nizoral shampoo, ketaconazole shampoo or 8X shampoo.
Doctor:You will be able to get any of these shampoo from your nearest pharmacy.
Doctor:Try shampooing with any of these thrice a day for 3-4 weeks to see changes.
Doctor:Read the instructions given carefully and follow accordingly.
Doctor:*Apply the shampoo on your scalp and not merely rub your hair is the most important instruction you might read.
Doctor:This should take care of dandruff.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:one more query i also have sun allergy do you recommend any sunscreen still i m using suncreen suncross lotion
Doctor:Sun allergy is an entity where there are itchy rashes developing due to sun exposure.
User:which oil should we use ?
Doctor:Sun screens are useful in preventing allergy.
Doctor:However active rashes/itching are managed by topical creams such as claritine / caladryl.
Doctor:For skin, you may use aloe vera containing moisturizer, vaseline or petroleum jelly.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:which hair oil should we use ?
Doctor:I suggest coconut hair oil or dabur amla oils.
Doctor:you may use any of your brands if they are natural oils.
User:ok thanks
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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