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Possible reasons for premature grey hair, hair fall. Any cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:Hi Doc.. Good evening..
User:How you doing today?
Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:I am fine. And how are you?
User:I am facing issues with grey hair and hairfall
User:Same is the case for my wife.
User:What should i do?
Doctor:The usual reason for premature greying and hairfall is either nutritional or environmental.
User:I suppose it's environmental.
Doctor:Other reasons could be hormonal changes.
Doctor:Stress etc.
User:Cuz there are no major changes in Diet..
User:No work stress too..
Doctor:As you know, it is not possible to change the environment unless everyone start taking care of it.
Doctor:Environment includes air, water and radiation damages.
User:Yep! I understand that.. but can i do something to help myself?
Doctor:The air is polluted in cities. And water has additives in it.
Doctor:Only thing what we can do is by trying to slow down the greying. And cover the greying whatever is there at present.
User:That would be?
Doctor:Slowing can be done by using Biotin supplements.
Doctor:Biotin is present naturally in peanuts and green leay vegetables.
Doctor:It is also available in pharmacies as supplements.
Doctor:They are known to help in improving health of the hair.
User:Hmm.. Sure thank you Doc.
Doctor:You can get them in formulation of 'Biotin' 500 micrograms.
Doctor:Also avoid having daily hair showers.
Doctor:Wash your hair only on alternate days.
Doctor:In case you are washing your hair daily, make sure you are washing it with a mug rather than directly from the shower.
Doctor:Also apply oil for at least half an hour before shower, regularly.
User:i apply oil everyday..
User:that too after shower..
Doctor:These steps would help in improving the nutrition and strength for your hair.
User:I also have issues with my scalp.
Doctor:Amla oil is known to be more healthy for hair than other oils.
Doctor:Are you having dandruff?
User:i think it's ringworm.
Doctor:In that case, it needs to be examined by a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Doctor:Avoid using soap or shampoo on the scalp for the time being.
Doctor:Along with biotin, you will also need Vitamin C and Vitamin E supplements.
User:let me get an appointment for that..
Doctor:Do you require any help from our side to find a dermatologist?
User:that would be great if you can suggest someone..
Doctor:Ok. Can you please confirm your mobile number?
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User:Thank you so much!
User:Much Appriciated!!
Doctor:You are welcome. Is there anything else I could help you with?
User:Not right now thank you so much!
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a nice evening!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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