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Date : 12-Sep-2014
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User:hi dr.
Please proceed with your query
User:I just moved to Bahrain on 2 july 2014
User:im noticing hair fall ever since
User:i m told that the water is desalinated and it is hard. so that is the cause apart from the weather conditions and being in Airconditioned places 24/7
User:need your help to get rid of this problem before its too late
Doctor:About how many hairs fall per day?
User:well, i notice the hairfall during shower and after shower while applying oil [coconut oil]
User: XXXXXXX is while applying oil... can be anywhere between 10 to 20 strands..
Doctor:It could be due to whether and water problem.As you said water is hard i suggest boil water for 15 minutes and allow it cool then you can use water for shower
Doctor:Hair fall up to 100 is considered as normal
User:things that i notice.. 1. hairfall 2. complexion has become dark 3. acne on the forehead.
User:upto 100 strands each time? everyday?
Doctor:up to 100 in a day
Doctor:Do you dandruff over scalp?
User:not yet. rather not much.
User:hardly i notice dandruff
Doctor:I would suggest you BIOTIN FORTE tablet once a day
Doctor:Apply oil one hour before shower
Doctor:avoid dryness of hair which persist hair fall
User:Dr. request you to provide the generic name so that it is easily bought in the stores in bahrain. And hope there is no side effect for the same.
Doctor:It is biotin vitamin B7. you can take biotin alone or combination with zinc
Doctor:No it is safe medication
Doctor:Do not eat spicy .oily,junk food
User:But what should I do to prevent dry hair? my hair as such is very dry, so i keep them oiled after shower. with AC on 24/7, the hair becomes dry again...
Doctor:yea ac can increase dry XXXXXXX
User:so what is the solution to keep it wet..
Doctor:Apply lots of oil before shower and it moisturize your hair for long time
Doctor:Do not apply gel or creams
User:should i apply shampoo during shower?
Doctor:Yes you have to apply shampoo
User:or just plain water and let it dry on its own.
Doctor:better use mild shampoo like baby shampoo
User:Dr. if i apply shampoo then my hair remains dry only. currently im using sunsilk.
Doctor:Along with shampoo use conditioner also
User:does that mean i should apply lots of oil, followed by shampoo and then no oil after shower. this is to be done everyday?
Doctor:Apply oil one hour before shower. you can do thrice a week
User:ok. and on other days can i continue what im doing now which is applying oil after shower?
Doctor:If you travel after oily hair it increases dandruff and hair fall
Doctor:Oil hair can easily get affected by pollution
User:my hair is not exposed to heat or dust as much. that happens only during transits from home to car and car to office/offices during meeting. and besides this a half to 1 hr walk some times in the evening. most of the days its just twnety minutes walk in the evening
User:ok. ill cover my hair with a bandanna or cap.
Doctor:if you are not exposing to dust then you can apply oil after shower also once it dries
Doctor:Ok sure
User:ok. oil only on dry hair.
Doctor:Along with that eat healthy food
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:if you could name some which can be eaten raw...
User:fine dr. thanks. i guess ive got the responses to my queries and it was pleasure chatting with you.
Doctor:You can eat healthy vegeatable salad and all kinds of fruits
Doctor:Thank you dear
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