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Heavy hair fall, dandruff and dull hair - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
User :   This is XXXXXXXX XXX from XXX
Doctor :   Hi..
User :   This is regarding my wife..i have a query
Doctor :   Please proceed with you query.
User :   Her hair is falling ...and also she is having dandruff small amount tough..also some irritation in the head..and her hair has no life
Doctor :   Since how long she is having this problem
User :   past 2 weeks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   All she requiresd is Treatment for dandruff
Doctor :   Is she having a lot of stresss
User :   yeah...
Doctor :   Have you tried using any antidandruff shampoos
User :   Head and Shoulders occassionaly
Doctor :   Firstly she should overcome stress and make up with healthy lifestyle and regular diet and most importantly proper slle
User :   but she has not used any anti dandruff right now
Doctor :   * sleep
Doctor :   Ok i will suggest some
Doctor :   Dandruff along with stress will increase hair fall
Doctor :   1. selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue) or Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
Doctor :   For a week will help her
User :   is this a shampoo or a medicine ?
Doctor :   Its a solution for topical application
Doctor :   And an OTC drug ( over the counter)
Doctor :   Incase she has associted itching and redness she then will also require Cortisone cream 0.5%
User :   yeah she have
User :   how many times she should use this is a day..the Cortisone cream ?
Doctor :   The cream is once application in night before sleep for 1 week
Doctor :   And the final treatment if the above are not responding is ANTIFUNGAL CREAMS
User :   and the Selenium sulfide ? how many to take in a day ?
Doctor :   Clotrimazole cream or Miconazole cream 2% Applied two times a day for 5 daays
Doctor :   Its a solution to be applied once a day for a week
Doctor :   Before shampoo
Doctor :   And left for ten minutes to soak and then shampooed
User :   what shampoo she should use ?
Doctor :   Head and shoulders or All clear.
Doctor :   Any antidandruff prepartions
User :   ok
User :   also she should avoid oil ?
Doctor :   No Just minimize
Doctor :   Make it once in two days
User :   any specific oil ?
Doctor :   Cocunut oil will do or else can prefer herbal prepartions
User :   Also how her Hair can be brought back to normal and could be make shinny ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Is there any way that can help to grow hair as because she has lost hair mostly in the front part of her head rather than the back portion of her head
Doctor :   Her age?
User :   30
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then she will need more of healthy diet with more protein supplements
Doctor :   And Tab TRICOVIT for 3 months once daily
User :   Can you please specific a diet for her so that can follow that ..that will be much of a help
Doctor :   Add more of vegetables and fibre rich diet
Doctor :   Avoid Junk foods and always follw with salad after food
Doctor :   Add more of beans/ dry fruits / nuts/ pulses to meals
User :   ok ..will follow your suggestions and medicine and will give you feedback...
Doctor :   And healthy lifestyle/ regular diet/ proper sleep plays a major role
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   Wsihing her a speedy recovery
User :   Can you please let me your name so that in future i can get in touch with you
Doctor :   Dr XXX
User :   how can i get in touch with you
User :   ?
Doctor :   Come online if i am presnt they will guide you
Doctor :   And by the way the doctor attending will go through your chat history
Doctor :   So they can also help you
User :   ok you..thanks a lot for all your help
Doctor :   Its was my pleasure helping you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   My pleasure
User :   Bye
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