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Suggest treatment for premature graying of hair in a teenager

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Question: My son is 13yrs..he got 2 grey hair..when he was 8 he had the same problem..doctor had said to start biotin forte.zincris.aloha syrup...it had worked and those grey hair had dissapered..after years same problem has come..so is it some vitamin deficeincy..plz suggest some vitamins or same can I continue..dosage should be same..I have zincovit at home..
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Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak (35 minutes later)
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Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
To treat premature canities, I personally prefer prescribing a good hair supplement esp containing PABA like PABATAB BZ along with melitane gel( altris gel). Both of these should be used once in a day. The treatment needs to be continued for three to six months depending on response.
Also make it a point that your child takes well balanced nutritious diet so that dependence on most of the supplements can be reduced. Usually pre mature greying of hair is hereditary and in young children medicines may give satisfactory response.
Hope this helped.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kalpana Pathak (4 minutes later)
Hi..thanku..cant I give biotin forte with some supplement.. like syrup...biotin worked for him last time..
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Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak (24 hours later)
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Hi XXXXXXX
PABATAB BZ has biotin in combination with all the essential vitamins and minerals meant for good hair growth. So you may just use this medicine as it would save your child from swallowing multiple pills. You may also repeat the same prescription of biotin forte GRD powder,other supplements etc if you want as it had helped your child previously. But you need to start altris gel in conjunction with these medicines.
Hope this helped
Take care

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Brief Answer: details below Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. To treat premature canities, I personally prefer prescribing a good hair supplement esp containing PABA like PABATAB BZ along with melitane gel( altris gel). Both of these should be used once in a day. The treatment needs to be continued for three to six months depending on response. Also make it a point that your child takes well balanced nutritious diet so that dependence on most of the supplements can be reduced. Usually pre mature greying of hair is hereditary and in young children medicines may give satisfactory response. Hope this helped.