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Treatment for hair fall due to dandruff - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   can i get measures for hair loss and advice on hair growth
Doctor :   sure. since when you are having this problem?
User :   since three years
Doctor :   do you have other scalp conditions associated like dandruff, or infections?
User :   i have dandruff but no infections
Doctor :   ok. is the hairloss worse after dandruff?
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   is the hairloss patchy in distribution or diffuse?
User :   diffuse
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   has the hairline receded?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok. is there anyone else in family with same pattern of hairloss?
User :   my father also has similar hairloss
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, height, weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any.
User :   34, male, 5 feet 8 inches, 68 kgs (no medical illness)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since it is present in your father also, the receding hairline suggests probability of genetic factors involved
Doctor :   the dandruff has to be controlled first by using medicated shampoo like Nizoral every alternate day for next 4 weeks
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   are you following what I said?
User :   yes sir, was looking for advice for hair growth is it possible
Doctor :   keep your diet simple along with taking good amounts of fruits and veg servings daily.
Doctor :   drink plenty of water
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the dandruff is not controlled in 4 weeks then you might need scalp examination to rule out fungal infections
User :   once visited a doctor he said the same
User :   he told as the fungus reaches roots of hair the hairs fall
Doctor :   yes, these affect circulation and cause suffocation of hair follicles
Doctor :   so it is important that it is controlled first
User :   is there any remedy to control this fungal actions on hair
Doctor :   yes, regular washing of hair, avoiding oil and dirt on scalp and using good diet helps with improving the condition to some extent
Doctor :   but if the condition is due to heriditary factors, then nothing much can be done to stop it, it only can be delayed
User :   ok sir, i was told by the doctor that once these follicles are covered then there cannot be hair growth
User :   that is why i wanted to take any advice on hair growth, now got some advice from you
Doctor :   these can be acheived with good nutrition and supplements
User :   thank you sir
Doctor :   take Tab Biotin forte 10 mg 1 tablet once daily
Doctor :   it helps with hair growth and reducing hairfall
User :   one more thing can you advice any remedy to get rid of indigestion
Doctor :   along with this follow the above suggested steps
Doctor :   yes, eating food on time, avoiding spicy and oily foods and not leaving stomach empty for more than 3 hours helps
Doctor :   along with this take Tab Prilosec once a day on empty stomach for 1 week
Doctor :   you should start feeling better
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   for how long (Biotin forte 10 mg 1 tablet once daily)
Doctor :   this can be taken for upto 3 months
User :   thank you very much sir
Doctor :   or untill you start seeing results
User :   thanks a lot for your time
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thats it thanks a lot sir
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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