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Experiencing hair fall and have dandruff in scalp. Looking for cure

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I am having dandruff in my scalp, is NOSkurf lotion a good option, i am also experiencing hairfall.

Posted Mon, 29 Apr 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Bharat Chawda 18 hours later

Thank you for posting your query,

Noskurf lotion contains cyclopiroxiolamine ,which is a good anti-fungal lotion and thus a good antidandruff lotion too .You can use it at-least twice a week on your scalp as a shampoo.

You can even try ketoconazole 2% shampoo if required (as other option).Potent topical steroid lotion can also be used if dandruff is very sever.

As far as hair loss is concerned , it is important to understand what kind of hair loss you have i.e. is it Andro-genetic (AGA) or is it diffuse hair loss.In AGA one looses hair especially from the front and crown of scalp.There is gradual recession of frontal hair line .Hair from the sides and back are not involved in this .I would like to share with you that in AGA, if your family members also have the same patter of hair loss (esp your father) then ,there is very high chance that you would also get the same pattern.With proper medication ,diet & life style management you can delay the process of baldness may be by few years.So AGA is familial.This depends on your genes and hormones .

While in Diffuse hair loss ,one looses hair from all sides and there is gradual thinning of hair from the entire scalp(whole scalp).

Other causes are hair loss is lack of sleep,stress,iron deficiency ,hormonal reasons ,thyroid problem ,use of chemical on scalp etc.

You can consult a dermatologist at your place to know the exact cause of hair loss,though the most common cause is AGA .

After proper diagnosis you can start with topical preparations like Minoxidil 5% applied twice daily on scalp along with tab biotin one daily.Other hormonal medicines like fenestride (1mg) are also available if needed.These can only be prescribed by a dermatologist after proper consultation. Apart from this there are lasers for hair growth (FDA APPROVED) which needs to be taken for initial 2 months .It has amazing results. Then there is MESO-THERAPY which are tiny injections which are directly given on the scalp for growth.

You can consult your dermatologist for proper prescription.

Hope I've answered your query.

Should you have additional concern regarding the same ,I would be happy to address it.

Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.

Dr.Bharat chawda XXXXXXX specialist, Dermato
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