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Suggest remedy for hair thinning in a teenager

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Posted on Tue, 8 Dec 2015
Question: What can be done to help a 17 year old boy whose hair is thinning?
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Dandruff?, Mintop 2% solution, tablet biotin

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HCM
I have gone through your query.
When did this problem started?

I would like to know is there any problem of dandruff, which might be responsible for hairfall/ thinning.

If so, I would like to know have you used any anti dandruff shampoo in the past.

Presently I would suggest you to use 2% Mintop ( Minoxidil) solution, available as over the counter medication. Apply it the area where there is maximum thining twice daily. It need to be used regularly, and for at least 3 month, to observe visible effect.
Take biotin tablet daily. Biotin causes hair growth. It is one of the component of hair building unit. It also promotes utilization of proteins by hair.

Use minoxidil along with biotin.This combination should help you.

Apart from mintop and You can try trichup hair fall control shampoo ( if available at your place) for regular use, which has found to be effective in many of my patients. Along with that you can also use gel of the same brand after shower. To produce it's effect it need to be used for at least 3 to 4 month regularly.

Hope this helps.
I'll be glad to address your further queries.
Take care.




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Brief Answer: Dandruff?, Mintop 2% solution, tablet biotin Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to HCM I have gone through your query. When did this problem started? I would like to know is there any problem of dandruff, which might be responsible for hairfall/ thinning. If so, I would like to know have you used any anti dandruff shampoo in the past. Presently I would suggest you to use 2% Mintop ( Minoxidil) solution, available as over the counter medication. Apply it the area where there is maximum thining twice daily. It need to be used regularly, and for at least 3 month, to observe visible effect. Take biotin tablet daily. Biotin causes hair growth. It is one of the component of hair building unit. It also promotes utilization of proteins by hair. Use minoxidil along with biotin.This combination should help you. Apart from mintop and You can try trichup hair fall control shampoo ( if available at your place) for regular use, which has found to be effective in many of my patients. Along with that you can also use gel of the same brand after shower. To produce it's effect it need to be used for at least 3 to 4 month regularly. Hope this helps. I'll be glad to address your further queries. Take care.