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Losing hair due to dandruff problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Dec-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor
User:i have a small
Doctor:Okay, please go ahead
User:I have lot of dandruff
Doctor:since how long?
User:and i m loosing hair
User:its been from a very long time
Doctor:Have you consulted any skin specialist for your problem?
User:not really
Doctor:I would suggest you do consult a skin specialist once
Doctor:dandruff has many reasons
Doctor:and we need to find out if it is due to infection
Doctor:or excess of oiliness of the skin
Doctor:or something else
Doctor:so, once we find that out by looking at your scalp
Doctor:we will be able to help you
Doctor:for the time being however
User:uh huh
Doctor:I suggest you start using a medicated shampoo
Doctor:that is easily available in any medical shop
Doctor:over the counter
User:i tried nizoral
User:but that was not helpful
Doctor:oh, for how many days did you use nizoral?
User:it worked for sometime but it later the dandruff started back
User:i ll tell you in detail
User:i started having dandruff ever since i came to hyderabad
User:been 7 years now
User:i used Head and shoulders shampoo all the time
User:and the dandruff used to be controlled but i have to shower my head everyday
User:one day i leave it, the dandruff comes up rapidly
User:it went for years
User:until three months back
User:someone told me try nizoral
User:i tried nizoral
User:and i gave me instant relief
User:my dandruff went away
User:i started growing my hair
User:i used Nizoral from thrice a week to once in two weeks
User:dandruff never came back
User:my hair grew good
User:and then one famous hair stylists suggested me a shampoo and conditioner which costed me 4000
User:i took that Loreal Shampoo and Masque and tried that
User:every since i started that i started to loose hair
User:so I immediately stopped that and changed my shampoo to Dove
User:Dove was very light and the dandruff grew back
User:i tried later all the dandruff shampoos like head and shoulders, Biotique and other
User:but still my dandruff is very bad
User:and i m lossing har like crazy now
User:recently when i went to saloon
Doctor:I can understand your frustration
User:that guy applied some lotion
User:or something like that
User:but that one also didnt work
User:there is itchy sensation and also i m loosing big time hair
User:atleast 20-50 everytime i bath
User:and also around my pillow some hundreds
User:btw i m 27 year old
User:it mostly happens from the back
User:i guess the hair is breaking as i see mostly small pieces of hair
Doctor:okay, I still want you to consult a skin specialist
Doctor:stop all shampoos for now
Doctor:and get yourself examined by a skin specialist to check if you are having any allergy
Doctor:The skin specialist will prescribe the appropriate medicines after looking at your scalp
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:sure thing, i ll try to setup an appointment with a dermatologist
User:i have another question
User:how do you know when your liver is in trouble
Doctor:by getting yourself examined
Doctor:and some blood tests
User:ok, the reason i m asking you is, whenever i drink alchohol, my stools gets irregular for couple of days
User:is that normal
User:or is it something XXXXXXX
Doctor:yes it can happen
User:like even for a beer it happens
User:but the stool color kinda changes
User:to dark brown or something
Doctor:drinking alcohol is XXXXXXX for liver
Doctor:and dark brown stools is because of gastric bleeding
Doctor:that is also because of drinking
User:so i didnt get this
User:it can be because of gastric bleeding or because of drinking
User:or just because of drinking, the gastric is bleeding
User:so how can i confirm
Doctor:bleeding can happen because of drinking
User:is that XXXXXXX
Doctor:yes, it can become XXXXXXX
User:am i now in a critical condition
User:but i dont get any pain or anything
Doctor:you are not in critical condition right now
User:but how do we confirm that we have gastric bleeding than its just a diet change
User:for example if i eat a lot of meat, is my stool color gonna remain the same
Doctor:you need to get your stool examined to confirm the bleeding
User:if there is bleeding god forbid
User:what are the things i should be doing
User:to avoid it
Doctor:eating meat might change the color
Doctor:you should stop drinking
User:thats it
Doctor:and you should eat healthy food
User:but is my stomach damaged now
User:should i do anything to make it recover
Doctor:You need to see an Internal medicine specialist first
User:and doctor, i dont drink much, just one beer in a month or so
Doctor:get yourself examined to find out if there is any active problem in your stomach
Doctor:and then the doctor may ask for some blood tests, stool tests
User:what kinda blood tests
Doctor:and maybe an ultrasound scan of the abdomen
User:i did a ultrasound scan
Doctor:complete blood counts, liver function tests
User:does liver have a role in this gastric bleeding
Doctor:after seeing the reports the doctor will give medicines if he suspects any gastric erosion or gastritis
Doctor:liver plays a major role in controlling bleeding from anywhere
Doctor:not only stomach
Doctor:so, please see the doctors and get yourself examined
Doctor:I would like to add that
Doctor:there is nothing to be worried about right now
Doctor:but you need to stop drinking
Doctor:and see the doctors to make sure everything is okay
Doctor:that's all
User:ok i would see a doctor
User:and get some tests done
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:nothing doctor
User:thank you so much
User:im about to leave
User:i would consult a doctor
User:Good night
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