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Hair loss in patches, dandruff. Taking minoxidil oil, keraglo tablet. Treatment?

Hi. I am aged 43 years residing in South India. for the past 3 years i am suffering severe hair loss that too in patches.. Now i got 4 patches one on each sie, one is at front and another is at the middle of the head. Remaining portion is having thin hair. At the back of the head, i have thick hair. Now i started using minoxidil 5% oil and keraglo men tabs for the past 15 days. I am also suffering with dandruff, when i have done clean shave of the head, i noticed that.
kindly suggest me a good treatment plan to get hair atleast in the patches. it is very awkward to see my head.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

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Hair loss in well defined round patches is usually alopecia areata. But your distribution of patchy loss is consistent with male pattern baldness. For male pattern baldness the treatment you have started now is perfect. Minoxidil 5% solution is an US FDA approved medicine. But it takes time to act. Give atleast 3months time for it to act. As male pattern baldness is genetic you need to continue minoxidil for life. Finasteride 1 mg tablet daily also gives very good result along with minoxidil.Keraglo tablet is basically vitamin supplements and antioxidants for your hair and you can take it for 3 months.

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Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mukesh Tilgam's  Response
According to your symptom i think you are suffering from Tinea Capitis
It is a type of fungal infection skin disease .
yuo should go for topical antifungal treatment
and you should consult to a dermatologist.
you can avoid applying general soap and oils.
as it is a fungal infection it takes more and long time to be cured .
so you should take planned and regular treatment
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