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Heavy hair fall and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   hello
User :   this is XXXXXXXX here
User :   age- 26
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   i needed to consult on my hairfall problem
User :   off late.. there is huge hair fall
User :   i have very little dandruff
Doctor :   ok. how many strands of hair are you loosing per day approximately?
User :   my hair texture is normal to dry
Doctor :   is there any other scalp related problem associated?
User :   maybe about 150 to 200
User :   not sure though
User :   but yes.. its more than normal
Doctor :   ok. do you oil your hair?
User :   yes.
User :   once a week
Doctor :   have you changed your diet in recent time?
Doctor :   is there stress associated?
Doctor :   do you tend to comb while hair is wet?
User :   i have changed my diet
User :   as in good sense
User :   i have included fruits and vegetables in my diet
Doctor :   what changes have you made in diet? please elaborate on it.
User :   n have cut doen on junk foods
Doctor :   have you reduced protien intake in diet? loss of protien in diet can also lead to increased hairfall, as hair follicles become weak.
User :   i do comb my hair when it is wet.. but with a broad teeth comb
User :   not sure.
Doctor :   is there excessive sweating associated in scalp? do you stay outdoors for long time?
User :   but i try to have a glass of milk regularly
User :   i m a vegetarian
User :   no. not much sweating. i work indoors, in Air conditioned rooms
User :   that could be a reason for dryness
User :   i use Dove Daily Theraph shampoo
User :   and conditioner
User :   whenver i apply oil. there is huge hairfal
User :   even during shampooing and applying conditioner
Doctor :   you need to gently massage the oil inside, and massage in gentle circular motion over scalp
User :   i use a mixture of coconut oil and almond oil to oil my hair with a few drops of castor oil
Doctor :   not rub vigorously either while putting oil or while drying hair
Doctor :   good, continue to use that mixture, but use it in 1:1:1 ratio
Doctor :   and follow these further steps
Doctor :   1) oil hair about twice a week
Doctor :   2) you can shampoo daily using the product you are using now
Doctor :   3) avoid vigorous rubbing of hair anytime and especially when wet. wetness causes hair follicles to be loose and get broken easily
Doctor :   4) avoid blow dryers on hair, if using sue with mild heat
Doctor :   5) use hairpack once a week with AAAAAAA curd and methi seed powder, mix it is 4:1:1 ratio, and soak it for 1/2 hour, then apply on hair, let it get dry, wash with luke warm water
Doctor :   6) use olive oil 1 teaspoon with your vegetable salads.
Doctor :   7) increase milk intake to 2 glasses per day, and
Doctor :   8) take sprouts once a day
Doctor :   9) avoid direct sunlight and very cold AC blow on hair.
Doctor :   cover with soft cotton cloth
Doctor :   avoid sleeping with oil in hair
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said uptil now?
User :   i have a couple of queries
Doctor :   get the dandruff treated by using Nizoral shampoo, every alternateday for 2 weeks.
Doctor :   if the dandruff still persists, then you need to visit a dermatologist for scalp analysis and tricho analysis
Doctor :   to look for growing and new hair follicles
Doctor :   and get oral antifungal treatment to eradicate dandruff completely
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
Doctor :   if having doubts, please get back to me
User :   first.. wudnt using more of castor oil become difficult while shampooing since it is very sticky and does not get out of hair easily
User :   second.. wudnt using XXXXXXXX cause dryness in the hair?
Doctor :   no, since you are using with mixyure of other oils which are not sticky, it will not be very cumbersome
Doctor :   plus castor oil stimulates new hair follicle growth
Doctor :   no, you are to use it with curd, do dryness is out of question, and you are using just once a week
User :   third.. i usualy apply hot oil in the night and let is soak overnight. but u have said avoid sleeping with oil in hair.
Doctor :   yes, you should avoid sleeping with oil in hair, as it gets easily tangles in the cloth (pillow covers) making it more easily breakable
Doctor :   best would be to put oil in evening, if after work, leave for about an hour or so , and wash it of
Doctor :   do not apply very hot oil, it shoul dbe luke warm
Doctor :   and should be rubbed gently into hair
User :   Sorry. i meant luke warm
Doctor :   ok
User :   how about using curd alone on hair before washing
Doctor :   no, it will be too cold, you might have cold and running nose after use
Doctor :   plus it will not give you the conditioning effect
Doctor :   that XXXXXXXX gives
User :   shud i continue using the conditioner?
Doctor :   yes on the days you use shampoo, you can use it
Doctor :   or soak ritha in water , and use that water for conditioning
User :   ok. how about olive oil. can i use it in the mixture of oils that i mentioned before
Doctor :   above all maintain good diet and drink plenty of water
Doctor :   almond oil has Vit-E already, so you need not use olive oil again
Doctor :   olive oil again will make the mixture more sticky
User :   ok. thanks doctor. i m just doubtful on the XXXXXXXX part since it has made my XXXXXXXX dry in the past
Doctor :   how were you using XXXXXXXX in past? were you using it alone or with combination in mixture?
User :   i was using it with curd and tea decoction
User :   off late i m using curd and methi powder on my scalp and hair
Doctor :   ok. use it in correct mixing ratio, you will not have dryness issues
User :   correct mising ratio as in 4:1:1
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes, or if dryness persists, then use it is 2:1:1 ratio
User :   ok. thanks Doctor.. anything else i need to do to stop the harifall?
Doctor :   no, follow these steps as suggested. first would be to eradicate the dandruff
Doctor :   and proceed with further steps
User :   ok. thanks Doctor
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   Can i continue using only Curd and methi powder?
Doctor :   you can use, it, but the danruff problem may not completely resolve if XXXXXXXX is avoided
Doctor :   it has curing properties too
User :   ok. thanks doctor
User :   Have a good day!
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no. thanks doctor
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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