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Severe hair loss, temporary sign of improvement with treatment. What should be done?

Hello doctor, I am shubham goel. I am 22 years old. I have hair loss problem. I consulted a dermatologist n after 2 months of treatment I could see the improvement. But after next 2 months, suddenly shedding of hair started again and density is also reduced. what should I do ? Currenlty I am applying Minoxidil and Amenexil solution twice a day along wid Fincover finerstirde tablet and also Keraglow men vitamin supplement as directed by doctor
Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Hello Shubham,

The symptoms & case history mentioned in your post suggest that you might be having Androgenetic alopecia.
Also known as Male pattern baldness, it usually follows a pattern of receding hairline & is related to genetic makeup and male sex hormones.

Management includes:
1. Minoxidil preparation to be applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles.
2. Finasteride preparations that interferes with the production of male hormone linked to baldness.
3. Multivitamin & multi mineral supplementation.
But these medications have to be used regularly under the guidance of a Dermatologist...as hair loss tends to return on stoppage of these medications.

Those cases which do not respond to medical therapy, are managed by hair transplantation.

So, the medications prescribed by your Dermatologist are correct.
Please continue them as advised.

It is believed that it is normal to shed 100 hairs each day, which is based on the assumption that the average scalp has 100,000 hairs, and 10% of these are in the resting phase.
So don’t worry...your hair will grow again.

Wishing you a Good Health. Let me know if I need to clarify further.
Thanks & take care.
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Severe hair loss, temporary sign of improvement with treatment. What should be done?

Hello Shubham, The symptoms & case history mentioned in your post suggest that you might be having Androgenetic alopecia. Also known as Male pattern baldness, it usually follows a pattern of receding hairline & is related to genetic makeup and male sex hormones. Management includes: 1. Minoxidil preparation to be applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles. 2. Finasteride preparations that interferes with the production of male hormone linked to baldness. 3. Multivitamin & multi mineral supplementation. But these medications have to be used regularly under the guidance of a Dermatologist...as hair loss tends to return on stoppage of these medications. Those cases which do not respond to medical therapy, are managed by hair transplantation. So, the medications prescribed by your Dermatologist are correct. Please continue them as advised. It is believed that it is normal to shed 100 hairs each day, which is based on the assumption that the average scalp has 100,000 hairs, and 10% of these are in the resting phase. So don’t worry...your hair will grow again. Wishing you a Good Health. Let me know if I need to clarify further. Thanks & take care.