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Reason for excessive hair fall? How to cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How are you?
Doctor:Good afternoon
User:Am good, TY, and you ?
Doctor:I am good thanks
Doctor:How can I help
User:have been suffering with hair fall issues offlate
Doctor:has there been any change in the shampoo or conditioner?
User:well, i have been experimenting with off the shelf products
Doctor:what about the stress levels and the dietary issues
User:but nothing medicated
Doctor:have they suddenly gone haywire
User:to a certain extent yes
Doctor:you need to control your lifestyle
Doctor:have a proper and nutritious diet
Doctor:regulate your stress levels
Doctor:is there any dandruff or scaling or itching on the scalp?
User:yes, that too
Doctor:what is the issue exactly?
Doctor:are you there?
User:well, i had dandruff problems in the past, but now it has reduced. I know due to dandruff, it causes itching. Though this issue has reduced, i cant say i'm fully rid of this. I've noticed in the past 6 months, i've lost a lot of hair
User:so hairfall is the main issue to me now
Doctor:then its unlikely that the hairfall is due to dandruff
Doctor:did you father or brother start losing hair at the same age?
Doctor:I would suggest this
Doctor:take care of your lifestyle and stress for 4-6 weeks
Doctor:if it does not improve
User:no. my father who is 65 still has a good amount of hair
Doctor:you can apply Mintop 2% lotion on the scalp twice daily
Doctor:and see a dermatologist as well
Doctor:That would be a reasonable approach
Doctor:make sure you have plenty of protein and fresh fruits and vegetables
Doctor:also get enough sleep
User:allright. do i need to keep this lotion on or wash it off after applying ?
Doctor:keep it
User:hopefully i get to keep my hair as well :)
Doctor:you will
Doctor:just take care of your lifestyle first
User:fingers crossed
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:have a good day ahead
User:you too
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