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Having premature grey hair. How to avoid this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor
User:I had query regarding premature grey hair problem
User:i am getting many grey hairs
Doctor:Proceed with your query.
User:please tell me how do i avoid this
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
User:i am 29 and female
Doctor:Do you have any other medical problems like diabetes, hypertension or thyroid disturbances?
User:i just got all my tests done
User:everytthing is normal
Doctor:Let me explain to you.
Doctor:Premature greying of hair is caused by unknown factors related to genes, hormones, vitamins and autoimmune factors.
Doctor:I see you have ruled thyroid disturbances.
Doctor:however we need to know if any other known factor such as vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency or autoimmune factors are causing it.
Doctor:if a cause is found we need to treat the cause to prevent the greying.
Doctor:Studying the hair under a microscope and simple blood test will rule these conditions.
User:i hva egot done master health check up in apollo..everything is normal
Doctor:And did the test include serum vitamin B12 test too?
User:not sure about this test
Doctor:If all the test including B12 levels are normal, then the next step is to XXXXXXX a trichologist for hair and scalp studies.
Doctor:If all the test including the next hair studies are normal, then the only available option of treatment is either embrace the problem or treat them with hair coloring.
User:ok i will undergo the vitamin B12 test adnalso check if my master health check up included Vitamin B12
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:no the report is at home
User:I need to check in the evening
Doctor:Please confirm your reports;
Doctor:if the test is not done / reveals something abnormal, then like I said the next step towards managing this problem is consulting a trichologist / hair specialist / dermatologist.
User:i have dandfruff
Doctor:Dandruff is usually not related to premature hair greying.
Doctor:It is caused by a minor fungal infection which can easily be treated with antidandruff shampoo.
User:what shampoo do i have to use for dandruff and which normal shampoo do I have to use
Doctor:The best antidandruff shampoo marketed are Nizoral or sebamed.
Doctor:you may try any one of the products.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:no i used Himalaya anti dandruff shampoo
User:I havent used Nizoral
Doctor:If your current shampoo is not treating dandruff effectively you can try any one of the above shampoo.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:how often I should use Nizoral shampoo
Doctor:Twice or thrice in a week.
Doctor:Follow the instruction mentioned in the shampoo while applying it.
Doctor:That will fetch you better results.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no i dont have any other queries
User:thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:i wil get vit b12 tests done and then will get back
User:thank you
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