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What is the reason for white hair? Any preventive measures and medication available?

Dear Prasad, I am Balraj, working in chennai. My native is Sethiyathope. The problem I am facing is White hair. When I go to doctors, They told like, there is no medicine for dead hair(White hair). I just want to know, any preventing measures available foa white hair. Kindly let me know the reasons and medication procedures for the same. I will meet you soon in your clinic. Thanks, Raghu.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there.

This is a public forum Balraj & am apologetic that you seem to have addressed it to a prasad but am taking the liberty of answering.

Dermatologist from time immemorial have been pulling their hair out to answer this question!

Genetic predisposition eg the white forelock of the late Mrs. Indira Gandhi is a major factor that one can allude to.

Chemical damage to the skin & hair predispose to this as does the presence of a skin disease called Vitiligo or some gentic disorders like piebaldism etc.

The treatment is the supplementation of nutrients to the hair follicles to help promote growth of hair,. Autologous stem cell injections have in some circles discussed to be beneficial.

For best results, yes do consult with a dermatologist in person.

Cheers & Good Luck!

Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India
Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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