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Treatment for hair fall in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   my daughter 10 yearold is having a hair fall problem recently
User :   any remedy for this
Doctor :   how is her diet? is she eating and sleeping well?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there dandruff or scalp infection associated?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok. how many hairs she is loosing approximately per day?
Doctor :   is there any other symptoms associated? is she having any other health issues?
User :   dont know the count exaclty but it is quite a number whenver we are trying to comb or tying up her her...around 50 perday
User :   no specific health issues...we follow a vegetarian diet
Doctor :   losing 50-100 strands per day is considered normal
Doctor :   give her a high protien diet with beans, soya, paneer, milk and milk products
User :   even for a child?
Doctor :   include lots of fruits in her diet
Doctor :   yes, and make sure that dirt and grime is not left behind in hair
Doctor :   avoid excess oil in hair, wash regularly
Doctor :   give her Vitamin E supplement like Tab Evion 200 mg daily once
Doctor :   it will help in reducing it
User :   daily wash with water and weekly once with shampoo... is that ok...
Doctor :   avoid combing wet hair, and use soft bristled brush after you remove tangles with wide toothed comb
User :   she gets mouth ulcers..frequently..
Doctor :   no, use alternate day with shampoo or even daily shampoo, if she stays in dusty environment and has lot of sweating
Doctor :   mouth ulcers could suggest vitamin deficiency and stress
User :   she sweats a lot and travels by bus daily to school
Doctor :   give her Tab Supradyn 1 tablet daily after lunch, they will improve
User :   thank u very much
Doctor :   then it is important that hair is washed daily as sweat and grime can clog the pores and suffocate hair follicles, making them weak and they easily break off
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