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What causes severe hair loss after a C-section?

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Posted on Tue, 17 May 2016
Question: Hello Doctor,
My hair suddenly started to fall out more from last month,it got thin,I have a one year baby and I had c section,I stopped breast feeding in XXXXXXX and facing excessive hair loss from Feb,my dermatologist suggested flagyl 400 and revilus tablet.can you pls let me know why hair suddenly started to fall and wether these tablets will control hair fall and helps in regrowth,feeling very depressed because of this hair fall,kindly suggest
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hair fall can happen after childbirth.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Hair loss is seen in many conditions like Systemic diseases, after childbirth, Poor Nutritional Status, Scalp infections like bacterial or fungal, Poor Care of Hair, Hormonal changes etc.
The medicines given to you will help in decreasing the infection and will supply proper nutrition for hair growth.
You can follow some simple measures to stop the hair loss and help your hair grow better -
1. Take a high protein diet. You can also apply raw egg on your hairs one hour before washing them for good luster and to cover the damaged parts.
2. Take Iron and zinc supplements.
3. Avoid exposure to direct sun for long durations.
4. Keep your hairs covered outdoors to avoid damage from dust, etc.
5. Take supplements of vitamin B6 and folic acid.
6. Avoid stress and anxiety.
7. Scalp massage- A vigorous rubbing of the scalp with fingers is one of the most effective method for the prevention and treatment of hair loss. The scalp should be rubbed vigorously till it starts to tingle with the heat. It will activate the sebaceous glands and energize the circulation of blood in the affected area, making the hair grow healthy.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal (27 hours later)
Hello Doctor,

Thanks for your reply and suggestions,I don't have any damaged parts in particular,I am loosing hair am over the scalp evenly,I am loosing 200 to 250 strands every day,will it lead to baldness,will my hair regrow for sure,
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
The lost hair will grow back.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Your hair will grow back once the stress of childbearing is over. Do concentrate on proper nutrition, restful sleep and regular massage.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes severe hair loss after a C-section?

Brief Answer: Hair fall can happen after childbirth. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. Hair loss is seen in many conditions like Systemic diseases, after childbirth, Poor Nutritional Status, Scalp infections like bacterial or fungal, Poor Care of Hair, Hormonal changes etc. The medicines given to you will help in decreasing the infection and will supply proper nutrition for hair growth. You can follow some simple measures to stop the hair loss and help your hair grow better - 1. Take a high protein diet. You can also apply raw egg on your hairs one hour before washing them for good luster and to cover the damaged parts. 2. Take Iron and zinc supplements. 3. Avoid exposure to direct sun for long durations. 4. Keep your hairs covered outdoors to avoid damage from dust, etc. 5. Take supplements of vitamin B6 and folic acid. 6. Avoid stress and anxiety. 7. Scalp massage- A vigorous rubbing of the scalp with fingers is one of the most effective method for the prevention and treatment of hair loss. The scalp should be rubbed vigorously till it starts to tingle with the heat. It will activate the sebaceous glands and energize the circulation of blood in the affected area, making the hair grow healthy. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal