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Having hair fall problem. have taken medicines but problem persists. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Jun-2013
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User:this is XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i have hair fall prob past 1 yr
User:used lots of prod refer by dr's no use
User:i was takin tablets for the hair
User:not no use
User:past 1 nd half months there is an lots of hair fall like any thin
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:May I know approximately how many hair strands you lose in a day?
User:more than 100
Doctor:Do you have any other medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure or thyroid problems?
User:at present i'm usin an Parachute Advanced Ayurvedic Hair Oil and shampoo is pantene
User:but i have maigrain head arch
Doctor:Have you seen a dermatologist for your hair issues?
User:s i did but few days its was fine again it started to fall like hell so i stopped
User:tat one
User:but i'm contiuenin the tablets
User:its an keraglo XXXXXXX
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Hair falls are associated with multiple causes.
Doctor:Though many a times the exact cause is unknown, sometimes it can be related to dandruff issues, increased stress, menstrual changes, being over weight, thyroid problems and localised scalp / hair problems - infections/autoimmune conditions.
Doctor:Therefore your next step would be to identify if any of these conditions are contributing to your hair fall problems.
Doctor:In some cases, the sudden hair fall crisis is explained by a condition known as telogen effluvium.
Doctor:This is a self limiting condition which will improve in the next 6 months.
Doctor:Therefore I would request you to plan a visit to a dermatologist. In the meantime, there are a few treatment options I suggest - you can try them.
Doctor:1. Continue your current oiling therapy.
Doctor:2. Use antifungal shampoo such as Nizoral or ketoconazole or 8x shampoo instead of pantene.
Doctor:you need to massage your scalp and not your hair while shampooing.
User:i do tat
Doctor:Shampoo your hair regular - perhaps you should do it twice or thrice a week.
Doctor:3. Avoid combing wet hair.
Doctor:you should also restrict using a towel while your hair is wet. Instead air dry.
Doctor:4. As nutrition is very important, do not fast. Eat regular meals. The medications given to you are nutritional supplements. I prescribe Biotin Forte to my patients. If the current supplement is not of much use, you can try biotin forte.
Doctor:5. Eat plenty of root vegetables - carrot, radish, potatoes and so on. They contain micronutrients and minerals essential for hair growth.
Doctor:6. Manage your stress levels adequately. Proper sleep and early morning exercise are good stress relievers.
Doctor:7. There are topical solutions such as Minoxidil which increase blood supply to the hair and improve hair growth.
Doctor:I prescribe 5% solutions to my patients. Such preparations can be used for few months only after discussing with your current doctor.
Doctor:8. It is essential that you rule out thyroid and anemia with tests. Polycystic ovarian disease which is a frequently noted in women should also be considered if your periods are irregular.
User:can u plz suggest me an dermatologist so i can met them
Doctor:When you XXXXXXX a qualified dermatologist discuss about these condition and plan test to exclude them.
Doctor:May I know your location?
User:H.A.L old airport road
User:and sum times i get eachin on heads
User:y its is like that i don't even have dandurff
Doctor:I do not know much about doctors in that part of Bangalore. Manipal should have few good ones. Dr. XXXXXXX Shamsher is another name which comes up on internet.
Doctor:You can google this doctor and know his credential/contact details.
Doctor:Perhaps you can continue consulting him.
Doctor:Head aches is a different entity altogether and not related to hair fall problems.
Doctor:The pain could just be related to stress, migraines and other life style factors.
Doctor:Without an opportunity to examine you, I would not be able to comment further about the causes of headache.
Doctor:Hope you understand.
Doctor:Do you have other questions?
User:no thank u so much
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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