Biotin

Biotin, also called vitamin H, is a type of vitamin B. Biotin is naturally available in egg yolk, nuts, organ meats, whole grains, mushrooms, etc., and the daily dietary allowance is 30 to 100 mcg per day. Biotin deficiency can cause hair fall, brittle nails, and skin rashes.

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I have hair fall issues. Can I trust Biotin or any other supplements?

Query: Hi doctor,I have severe hair fall issues. What should I do? Can I trust Biotin or any other supplements? If do what are the best supplements for stronger hair?   Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Attach the clinical picture to assess scalp hair density and type of hair loss so we can guide you accordingly. Is your hair thinning? Do you have diffuse hair loss? Do you have male pattern hair loss?   Read Full »

One of my eyebrow hair turned blond. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female and weighs 64 kg. I am not on any regular medicines. I am a healthy woman. I have one hair in eyebrows grow long to around 3 cm and changed color to blond. My natural hair color is black. Is that normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your paternal family, is there any history or case of vitiligo in which a person develop white patches or graying of hairs? Right now, I can say that you can get it trimmed for now. If there is a genetic history of vitiligo in your family, then there can be ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a constant headache with hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor,For the past five months, I have had a constant sore head that causes hair fall. Also, by the same time, my eyebrows and eyelashes started falling out. For a few months, it was a very painful headache, and was losing like 10 eyebrows a day on a bad day. The hair often has the white skin fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are having a headache problem regularly, then it may be due to your low hemoglobin level which leads to a headache as well as hair fall. Do not regularly change your shampoo and conditioner. Do not use many cosmetic devices on hairs like curling and straightene...  Read Full »

Do my test results correlate with my hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I have substantial focal hair loss. Three blood tests have been taken, and the results are high in SHBG, but normal levels of testosterone. I am not on the contraceptive pill or any other medicine aside from DHEA, which was recently prescribed. DHEA low and proteins are also low. Is there...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have normal DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and estrogen levels? I am asking this since you have elevated SBG (sex hormone-binding globulin). You can have hair loss with excess DHT or estrogen. Revert with the details to an internal medicine physician online --> h...  Read Full »

What can cause one white hair in the eyebrows, and white spots on the neck and face?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some white spots on my neck and face. Even, I have some white hair on my eyebrows also. I have white hair in my head for a long time. I have PCOD. Before two months, I had a C-section delivery. After this, I started to have these spots. Kindly go through my attached pictures.   Read Full »


Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures and descriptions (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are suffering from a benign condition called pityriasis Versicolor. It is a superficial fungal infection that occurs commonly in the summer months. Drink lots of wate...  Read Full »

Can your hair grow back if you have alopecia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently taking acne treatment. Today I went for a haircut, and I had noticed a tiny patch of my head that does not have any hair, and skin is smooth, and that patch does not have any roots. I do not know if this happened due to an acne scar or something like that, but I do not kno...  Read Full »


Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there is patchy hair loss. From the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like Alopecia areata. If it was sudden hair loss, then the hair will regrow. If any boils were there before, then hair would not grow. You can try...  Read Full »

Apart from getting injections, what treatments are available for seborrheic dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, Eight years ago, a car wreck shattered the windshield, and my head got injured with pieces of glass. They did not take the glass out, and I have also been dying my hair since I was 16. I developed fibromyalgia from the wreck, which is supposed to be relatively non-progressive, however ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diagnosis from your history would still be seborrheic dermatitis or sebopsoriasis or scalp psoriasis. This is more of a cyclical problem, it tends to curb down with 2 to 3 months of treatment, but recurring back with a change in season or lifestyle. However, it n...  Read Full »

Can I use Hair4U for hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am suffering from hair loss for the past three to four years. I can see my hairline slowly receding from the forehead. I have been suggested Hair4U 10 % lotion and Biotin tablets. Do these drugs have any side effects on the body? Can I take Finasteride for h...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment started by your doctor is fine. The only thing is that the treatment for hair loss has to be followed for a long time and you need to be regular with your follow up visits. Regarding side effects, both these medications (Hair4U and Biotin tablets) are pre...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicine to turn white hair to black.

Query: Hello doctor, Most of my hair has turned white. I also have a white beard and white hairs in my mustache. Please prescribe best medicines to make all my hair totally black. I do not want to dye them as dye contains peroxide which will cause hair loss. So, please prescribe the best medicine to turn m...  Read Full »


Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Grey hairs are resistant to any kind of treatment and it might be due to either genetic or micronutrient deficiency. If it is due to micronutrient deficiency it can be controlled with the help of the following medication. Tablet Curlzvit (a combination of Biotin, ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest solution for both thinning of hair and alopecia areata.

Query: Hello doctor, I had hair thinning before the alopecia areata started too, a couple of months before. And I am currently on no medications.  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is alopecia areata and the hair loss is telogen effluvium with possibly androgenetic alopecia. Telogen effluvium can be caused by any recent prior illness, thyroid problem, low iron Hb, nutrition related, stress, etc. For alopecia areata, you can start Mometaso...  Read Full »

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