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Temporary hairloss leading to permanent thin hairs on scalp. How to prevent ?

I started loosing hairs when I was 15-16y/o and it resulted in less hairs around the hairline. I also had a lot of dandruff then. Changing the hairline didn t help. It further resulted to wide hairline and less hairs around it. I can t comb my hair back into a pony tail because wide hairline is better than more visible scalp!! At 17, I got irregular periods. Like, it remained regular for few months and then it skipped for 2-3 months. I am 20 now and this has skipping has happened to me thrice or a bit more. Once it didn t happen for 3 months and then the doctor gave me some medicine and asked me to get thyroid test done. the reports were normal. I got my period 4-5 days after having the medicine. Note- I was under extreme stress n depression during this skipping. PRESENT SITUATION- I get regular periods but heavy flow... I became yellow within 5 days since the last two periods. before that, it did nt effect my health much. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION- I have had 3-4 course of antibiotics for malaria and typhoid since an year. Now I am okay. But my hairs are still thin...same as before. I don t have hairfall. I lose not more than 50 hairs a day. Some days its just 10-20 falls. I wanna know can I get thick hairs back.... except for hair transplant?? My father, his father and his brothers have lost hair in central part of head .. like a big round bald spot sparing frontal hairline. My father s mother and sister have good hairs. My maternal grandfather also has the same pattern but my mother probably has one of the thickest n longest hair. Also,Can I use blow dryer on a medium heat to dry my hair?? I haven t started doing it yet but during college I will get difficulty in the morning by wet hairs. Thank you!
Asked On : Tue, 20 Sep 2011
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  User's Response
hair loss of 20 - 30 / day is fine.
Telogen effluvium is a scalp disorder characterized by massive hair loss as a result of early entry of hairs into the telogen phase.Emotional or physiological stressful events may result in an alteration of the normal hair cycle. It may be due to a variety of causes, eating disorders, fever, childbirth, chronic illness, major surgery, anemia, severe emotional disorders, crash diets, hypothyroidism, and drugs.
it resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected.
consult dermatologist
and for mennorrgea consult OBG specialist
Answered: Sun, 25 Sep 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...Miss good ..

welcome to HCM......,

Gone through Ur history.........Don't bother about this.......

100 hairs per day is common for is invisibleprocess....

In your case......., History of taking medicines for Typhoid and Malaria is the key to falling of hairs.

Irregular menstrual cycle can produce Iron deficiency anemia it will disturb your Nutritional status......

Hair growing needs mainly good nutrition.., not oils,shampoo and topical treatment....,

According to ur history....., genetic involvement also there....if your mother and father are blood relatives .., it will influence on their children...,

Finally now U R good at age (15 to 16 years) ...hence don't bother about ...1 cm per month is normal growth of Hair for normal individuals If you want good hairs ...You will follow my instrucions strictly for 6 months...o.k..,

1) Don't tie your Hairs...left as it is..,

2) Alternative days go for using Ketaconazole shampoo

3) After headbath immediately dry your hairs with clean cloth ...don't use will damage your hairs

4) Use Minoxidiol and Aminexil comb.lotion 2hrs after headbath with clean hands ( only 5drops for entire scalp..,not for hairs)

5) 5 mg Biotin with vitamis ( Follihair) daily for 3 Months

6) Good nutrion contains ...eggs, milk, meat, animal liver, greenleafy vegetables and fresh fruits ...not juices

7) Hair transplantation is not necessary for is last resort ...o.k..goodluck
Answered: Sun, 30 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
thanks for query.
From your history it seems that loss of your hairs may be due to,
Iron defficiency anemia,
Some hormonal imbalance,
H/o typhoid,
In your case one or more factors are involved.
Take branded Iron capsules with multivitamin supplements.
Use selsun lotion for dandruff.
Take high nourishing food,
Avoid stress,
Do not keep your hairs wet for long period,do not use hair dryer.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sun, 25 Sep 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
welcome to health care magic
as your medical history shows irregular periods ,typhoid,it is main cause for hair loss..yes you can have thick hairs with special oils in ayurveda but it is time consuming transplant can be best for faster result...dont worry it is quite possible to have thick hair...
take care
Answered: Tue, 20 Sep 2011
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