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22 years with dandruff and hair loss. Not responding to treatment. Need help

i am a girl of 22 yrs.i suffer from severe dandruff and hair loss .i have tried many treatments and none of them worked effectively.i am really fed up.please find me an effective treatment.i cant use any of the hair oils as it increases my hair loss.i also suffer from split ends and thinning of hair is not thick height is 5.3,48 kg weight
Asked On : Sun, 9 Dec 2012
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Jun 2015
Hello Aparna,

Causes of hair loss/thinning of hair are:

1. Environmental factors

2. Stress

3. Deficiency of certain minerals, vitamins & amino acids in diet. e.g. Iron, zinc, Vit B complex, lysine.

4. Hormonal factors. e.g. Thyroxine

5. Any incidence of surgery, shock, etc.

Management includes:

1. Treating the underlying cause

2. Avoidance of stress

3. Dietary modifications

4. Minoxidil solution to be applied locally to stimulate the hair follicles

5. Multivitamin & multi mineral supplementation

But these medications have to be used regularly under the guidance of a hair loss tends to return on stoppage of these medications.

And before initiation of these medications, the problem of dandruff should be addressed.

Dandruff is basically Seborrheic dermatitis & can be treated with shampoos or lotion containing salicylic acid, coal tar, ketoconazole, or selenium. will be better to consult a Dermatologist to find out the underlying cause & start treatment accordingly.

There is nothing to worry.

Wishing you a Good Health. Let me know if I need to clarify further.

Thanks & take care.
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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