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I am suffering from severe hair loss and dandruff, can it be solved if it is from heredity ?

I am a 26 year old male. My hair has been receding slowly since about the age of 20 and thinning (on the front half of my head) since about the age of 23. I have always had periodic issues with dandruff and oily skin/hair, but the last few years my scalp has been very itchy and flaky with a noticeable odor. My dermatologist prescribed Ciclopiorox Shampoo , Selenium Sulfide Shampoo, and Fluocinonide which I have used for the past year and they have helped dramatically with the dandruff and itching, however the odor still persists. My wife described the odor as an oily one and says that it seems to originate from the front half of my scalp (where I noticed my hair thinning). The odor is strong enough where I can smell it myself only hours after i shower, unless i am outdoors. What could be the cause of this odor? Is this (along with the hairloss) a symptom of something other than genetic balding? If not, how can I at the very least neutralize it?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Mar 2011
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Welcome to Healthcaremagic Forum

Odour is observed in people who sweat a lot/ oily scalp with dandruff/ scalp eczema (atopic dermatitis).

You can try homeopathy safely for hair loss .

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Answered: Sun, 20 Mar 2011
Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
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You need a good anti bacterial and anti fungal shampoo ...use any ketoconazole shampoo twice a wk and also a BETADINE -AD shampoo twice a wk...this should take care of the smell.As far as hair loss is concerned its androgenetic alopecia.You can first try minoxidil sol 5% topically directly applied to scalp.Along with this there are medicines like finestride 1 mg & biotin which are help ful .Before taking this you should be under a regular guidance of a dermatologist .These are very effective medicine but has to be taken for long time.In case you have already lost hair and are suffering from baldness then you can go for hair transplantation. You can get details in my website ( ) .Improve your diet with green leafy veg, fresh fruits, plenty of water, pulses, high protein diet, avoid items with high sugar content like sweets & chocolates, less of Chinese foods, less of pizza & burgers ,more of milk & ghee, dry fruits . Good sleep also has a important role to play .
Take care,
Dr.Bharat Chawda
Answered: Mon, 21 Mar 2011
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