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Alopecia is a disease that affects the hair and causes hair loss. It can happen to anyone, but males are more prone to alopecia. it causes hair loss from the scalp, face, and other body parts. It occurs due to Hormonal imbalance, medical treatment, or heredity.

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I have been experiencing pattern hair loss. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been noticing significant hair loss lately. It is affecting my confidence and I am eager to understand more about this condition and potential treatment options. Can you provide insights into pattern hair loss, including its causes, progression, and available treatments? I am ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Hair loss occurs due to a variety of causes but the most common cause is telogen effluvium which occurs three months after an illness or stress. The other cause is androgenetic alopecia which is genetic and occurs in a pattern like frontal...  Read Full »

The patches of beard I lost are not growing back. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had lost patches of hair in my beard. It has been one month. And I am not getting any hair in that place. I want a solution to that issue. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the history provided from your end and have also viewed the image (attachment removed for the protection of patient identity) that has been provided. It appears to be alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is a coin-shaped loss of hair that can appear on ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from pattern hair loss. Kindly guide.

Query: Hello doctor,I have noticed signs of pattern hair loss and am interested in its possible origins. Please share how lifestyle elements, such as dietary preferences or beverage consumption, might contribute to pattern hair loss. Furthermore, are there particular suggestions or factors related to drink...  Read Full »

Dr. Bisma Khalid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for reaching out, and I understand your concern. Male pattern hair loss (MPHL) is a common condition primarily driven by genetic and hormonal factors. It typically begins after puberty when androgen hormone production increases. MPHL is heritable, as evidenced...  Read Full »

I am a middle-aged woman with severe hair loss. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a middle-aged woman experiencing excessive hair loss due to dandruff and postpartum issues. It is affecting my self-esteem, and I am worried I will not be able to grow it back. Can you shed some light on why this is happening and suggest any treatments that might help? Kindly he...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the details provided from your end, and I do understand your concern. Hair fall can be due to multiple reasons, and as you have rightly mentioned, the two main reasons that result in hair fall include the presence of dandruff and postpartum hair fal...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Tacrolimus?

Query: Hello doctor, For the last six to seven weeks, I have had severe hair fall where strands of hair are falling out. As a result, I see hair everywhere, and when I rinse them, they are all over the sink (up to 40 to 50 strands). As a result, I have developed bald patches on my head. I saw a dermatologi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. With your description, it looks like it is alopecia areata, which is an autoimmune disorder. There are a few types of alopecia areata, like alopecia totalis, alopecia universalis, ophiasis, sisaipho, and diffuse alopecia areata, for which the ...  Read Full »

I suffer from persistent hair fall issues. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male, weighing 150 pounds with a height of 5 feet 9 inches, and experiencing persistent hair fall issues that began three years ago after contracting typhoid fever. Despite trying various remedies like Genogro 5 percent, H N F formula capsule, onion juice, and differ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It is considered normal for 75 to 100 hairs to fall daily. Hair loss should only be a concern if the number exceeds this range. Procedures like straightening can weaken the hair roots. Conditions such as fever, typhoid (a...  Read Full »

I have noticed a slight recession in my hairline. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 years old, and I have noticed a slight recession in my hairline, forming a gentle V shape. I do not have a significant history of hair loss; it seems to be within the normal range. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. S. Renjana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There is definitely some receding. It is Norwood stage 1 now. Please do not worry, you can start using Minoxidil 5% solution on the scalp. There may be a bit of hair loss afterwards but continue using it. I hope this helps you. Thank you...  Read Full »

I have female pattern baldness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female, and I am currently taking Tetracycline tablets 500 mg, twice a day for my adult acne. I have been taking them since last year. Previous to this, and sometimes still, I use Duac 10 mg or 50 mg topically. I used this on my back and face for about a year before ...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to have been on Tetracycline for quite a long time. There are other options also like you said oral Isotretinoin, which gives very good result in patients with acne. But if the patient is on this medication, then it is advised to avoid pregnancy. At least there should be ...  Read Full »

I noticed a receding hairline, especially on the sides. I also experienced itching on the scalp. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I noticed a receding hairline, especially on the sides, to a large extent, and on those days, I also experienced itching in the scalp. What do you suggest for my case? I have a positive family history of the same condition that happened with my mother in a more severe form. Please help.Tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have developed bitemporal recession may be female pattern hair loss. 75 to 100 hair falls every day is very normal. So, hair loss should be considered only if the number of hair falls more than this. Generalized hair falls in females are ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from hair loss. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old woman, and I have been noticing increased hair loss over the past five months. Although I have experienced mild hair loss for about two to three years, the amount of hair I am losing has become quite concerning. I have regular menstrual cycles, and I am not taking any m...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details provided from your end and understand your concern. Hair fall or hair loss may occur due to multiple reasons, including : 1. Genetic susceptibility where any of your ancestors have a premature hair loss pattern or in case of genetic susc...  Read Full »

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