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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   DR.XXX here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   I had a query regarding hair loss.. Would you be able to advise me on that?
Doctor :   yes, please proceed. I will help you with my expertise, if needed I recommend you specialist.
User :   I am 29 years old and am having a lot of hair loss over the last month. There has been no sudden change in my lifestyle, eating habits or any other factor. I exercise regularly and am not taking any medication either. There has also been no change in my work pressure and work related stress/tension is minimal.
User :   Are you there?
Doctor :   yes, I was waiting for your response
Doctor :   let me read what you ahve typed
Doctor :   *have
Doctor :   how many hairs do you lose per day approximately?
Doctor :   have you changed any hair care products?
User :   50 approx whereas earlier it was 8-10
Doctor :   is the hairloss gone worse in this last one month? or has it started since last one month?
User :   started since last one mont and gotten worse over last one week
Doctor :   ok. losing about 50-100 strands per day is considered to be normal, it usually happens with weather changes
Doctor :   do you have dandruff or any scalp infection?
Doctor :   is the hair loss diffuse or patchy in nature?
User :   it appears to be defuse
User :   diffuse*
User :   I had started using satinique shampoo from amway but switched back to my regular shampoo (heads & shoulders) over last week as I thought that might be the reason for hair loss but it hasn''t had any impact
User :   I get dandruff but if I shampoo regularly (head and shoulders or clinic plus) than it stays under control
Doctor :   if dandruff is a problem, then hair loss can be attributed to it. if the regular shampoos are not keeping it under control and you are having recurrences, then
Doctor :   you will need medicated shampoos and oral treatment for eradicating it
Doctor :   dandruff is usually caused by fungal infection of scalp.
User :   okay
User :   which shampoo would u recommend?
Doctor :   Nizral shampoo can be used every alternate day for 4-6 weeks
Doctor :   if it fails, then oral treatment with antifungals would be necessary
User :   I will try that
User :   would you advise anything else?
Doctor :   if it is more, then the shampoo needs to be combined with oral medication use for complete and better effect.
Doctor :   I would recommend you to get scalp examined by dermatologist
Doctor :   to know the extent of the problem
User :   okay
User :   Are there any particular food/vegetables that would help in this?
Doctor :   having increase in fruits and vegetables in form of salads with use of olive oil is known to help a little
User :   does higher vitamin c intake help?
Doctor :   to some extent. Take Tab Biotin forte 1 tab daily after lunch, it prevents hairloss and premature greying too
User :   Thanks for your time. I will try Nizral shampoo and Biotin tab for aa few weeks and will consult a specialist if that doesn't have the desired effect.
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   No.. Thank for your time.
User :   Bye
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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