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Lot of hair fall, grey hairs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hello doctor
User :   i'm 26 yrs old and i'm a male
User :   may hair falling a lot
User :   and i also have a lot of grey hair
User :   when i was small my hair used to be so thick ,cant even comb properly
User :   but now its becoming scanty
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i get dandruff too
Doctor :        How long have you had this problem?
User :   for the past sfive years
User :   what i did was
User :   last month onwards i cut my hair very short
User :   and i started to apply olive oil and massage it for a day and then take bath on the following day
User :   so you tell me what to do
Doctor :   Is there any particular area of the scalp that is affected? Or is it uniform thinning?
User :   affected in the sense ?
User :   oh i got it
User :   it more at the centre and at the top
User :   doctor i would say its uniform thining
Doctor :   Does anyone else in your family have a similar problem of hair loss?
User :   i think my dad..........but my dad has always got thin hair
User :   but my mom had very thick hair when she was young and bcoz she didnot take proper care...she too had the same problem
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--

Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   26 yrs....working in a call centre
User :   single
Doctor :  
Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits?

If yes how much/how often?

User :   i drink and smoke together once ina blue moon and now i stopped ..and its been a year
Doctor :   How frequently do you wash your hair?
User :   every three or four days
User :   does water affect the hair
Doctor :   Do you have oily scalp
User :   yes
Doctor :   No water does not affect the scalp at all
User :   ok
Doctor :   If you have an oily scalp, there could be thinning of hair and hair fall. Vitamin A supplements on diet and 5000 I.U per day is done good.

User :   oh
Doctor :   Dandruff can be the cause of hair fall.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Wash yoiur hair daily with cold water and use nizoral shampoo on alternate days
User :   whats nizoral shampoo
Doctor :   U can use a good hair moisturiser after teh shampooing
User :   bcoz i'm using a herbal powder
Doctor :   Nizoral is a medicatied one called Ketoconazole
User :   do i get it in medical shops
Doctor :   yes
User :   do i have to just ask for nizoral shampoo
Doctor :   Avoiding pulling your hair Thu\is can sometimes cause hair loss due to pressure on the follicles.
User :   ok

Doctor :   DIet is also important

User :   ok
Doctor :   Foods that are good for hair nutrition are dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruits (dates and raisins), eggs, wheat germ, tofu and soy milk, fish, beans, yogurt.
Doctor :   Vit C rich foods (amla/green chilies), sea weed, avocados, nuts and seeds, brown rice and root vegetables.
User :   ok
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User :   doctor could you also suggest me a good hair moisturer
Doctor :   anything commercial is good like DOVE, GARNIER
User :   one more thing doctor...let me confirm this
User :   can i also use dove shan\mpoo
User :   or is it nizoral shampoo
Doctor :   Nizoral
Doctor :   but the moisturizer is different
Doctor :   from the shampoo
User :   is it a conditioner
Doctor :   Nizoral is a shampoo
User :   ok
Doctor :   after hair wash with shampoo , you can use the moisturiser
Doctor :   to make the hair smooth
User :   ok and then

Doctor :   Please do it for atleast 2 months
Doctor :   to find
Doctor :   the result
Doctor :   if not you need to see the dermatologist
Doctor :   for the medicine
Doctor :   OK
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please refer your friends with a click of the button and importing the contacts. You can import from Gmail, Yahoo by click of a button. You can do that once I close the button.

Doctor :   hi
User :   doctor i was busy sending the referrals
Doctor :   ok
User :   doctor right now i'm appyling olive oil
User :   will that help as well
Doctor :   not documented

User :   sorry

User :   i didn't get......i thought we are continuing with what we were chatting before
Doctor :   the results of olive oil are not documented in the alopathy medicine'
User :   ok

User :   docotr i think thats about it and di u have anything else for the treatment
User :   but does applying oil make any changes generally
Doctor :   hair weaving is the long term and last resort
User :   whats hair weaving

User :   how to do it
Doctor :   dontknow much about that
User :   about hair weaving
Doctor :   they take portions of hair from where its dense and implant it were its sparce
User :   oh
User :   doctor onelast thing i do have lots of grey hair
Doctor :   well cosmetics will cause more damage than good so stay away from dyeing
User :   oh yes bcoz of black hair i do color

Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thank you so much was a nice time chatting with you

Doctor :   there is also a cause of hair fall
User :   what

Doctor :   the dyeingh that you use
User :   i'm using garnier hair dye
Doctor :   make sure it suits you since the skin is very sensitive

User :   yes i'm very carefull about that
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   then you can go on
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   pl s fill this form
User :   am i chatting with the same doctor every time
Doctor :   yes you are
User :   ok
User :   please give me the form to fill
Doctor :   pls fill this form
User :   i filled it
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no not at this time
Doctor :   ok
User :   again thank you so much bye

Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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