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Would Progesterone help prevent severe hair loss after discontinuing birth control pills at the age of 54?

my dermatologist prescribed progesterone cream topically when I presented her with the issue of my hair loss is this a typical solution? I am 54 years old and stopped taking the birth control pill in august. My hair issue have been going on well over a year.
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
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Hello,

As per your query, you have symptoms of severe hair loss which can occur due to many reasons such as compromised immunity of body, improper hygiene, fungal infection and hormonal changes.

Need not to worry. I would suggest you to take combination of Biotin and Calcium pantothenate on daily basis. Take diet rich in supplements like Vitamin A, Omega-3 and Vitamin E.

Avoid using shampoos that contain excessive chemicals. Do massage of hair scalp on daily basis. If symptoms keep on persisting, visit dermatologist once and get it examined and start treatment with antifungal medicines and shampoo.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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