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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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Can I go for PRP treatment for hair fall control?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from scalp psoriasis and male pattern baldness grade 3A. Can I go for PRP treatment for hair fall control? I am presently using Finasteride, multivitamin and Minscalp F 5 % solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern. Yes, you can go for PRP therapy (platelet-rich plasma). It is a good therapy for hair fall with excellent results. It basically activates platelet-derived growth factors, which are the key factors for hair growth. It is a must to use Minoxidil...  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 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, C...  Read Full »

I have clubbed fingers. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male and I have clubbed fingers. During my college days, I found out that I have clubbed fingers. But, I did not take that much serious. Now I am 25 and I feel shy to be in public to show my fingers. I have checked with a doctor. I do not have any heart or lung probl...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your query and your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With your description and the given picture, it seems you have clubbed fingers. There are numerous causes for clubbing of fingers. You need to evaluate yourself by a physic...  Read Full »

Can combining Cyclosporine and Finasteride cause problems?

Query: Hello Doctor, I have less dense packed hair with slight thinning in the hairline and on the vertex. I have this condition since 2003. I am applying Minoxidil 5% since 10 years and from 2005 for every single day. My concern is I was diagnosed for Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA), an autoimmune disorder ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to Thanks for sending such an excellent description of your medical history and reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity) I would like to say that both the dermatologists have recommended the best as per available literature in medical science, which clearl...  Read Full »

I have sudden and severe hair loss. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 year old female. I am suffering from severe hair loss. Almost three-quarters of my hair I lost in 15 days. I have severe itchiness on the scalp with a sensation of something crawling on my scalp and body. But, my mother says nothing can be found on the head, except some trace...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case. A sudden hair loss may be due to many causes like severe dieting, mental or physical stress, pregnancy or any illness. Please evaluate yourself if you have suffered from any of the above recently. You need to understand that hair regrowt...  Read Full »

I am facing a burning head and hairfall after typhoid. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I suffered from typhoid. I stopped taking medications one month back. But, after my recovery, I am facing heavy hair fall with burning on the top of the head. If I run my hand through my scalp, every time, there are at least 10 to 20 hair strands in my palm. They do not conta...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. From your description, it seems you are having telogen effluvium. You can use tablet Xtraglo (Vitamins, Minerals and Amino acids) once daily for six months after consulting your GP.   Read Full »

I had a haircut last month and later there is no hair growth. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had severe hair fall for a month. I had a haircut last month and that day onwards; I have been facing this situation. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hair loss is caused by multiple factors most commonly due to genetic factors where, in case any of your parents and their blood relatives have FPHL (female pattern hair loss) it is most likely to be genetically transmitted, other reasons include vitamin deficiencies,...  Read Full »

Will Biotin supplement help with hair fall and prevent my scalp from balding?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe hair fall. I have read on the internet that biotin supplements help reduce hair fall. Can I take biotin supplements? Are there any other ways to prevent my scalp from balding? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Barve Vaibhav Saidas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you the following treatment plan. Take Capsule Follihair (Iron 8 mg, Calcium Pantothenate 50 mg, Niacinamide 50 mg, Zinc 25 mg, Dimethionine 40 mg, L-lysine 20 mg, Biotin 10 mg, Manganese 5 mg, L-Cysteine 5 mg, Copper 2 mg, and Se...  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 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.   Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for habit-tic deformity.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male. My weight is 141.09 Ibs and height is 5'5". I am having a peculiar problem, and upon a lot of research on the internet, I found out that it is a habit-tic deformity. I am having horizontal ripples on my right thumb for closely three years. I recently started ob...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have developed a longitudinal furrow of the nail plate due to habit-tic (constant stroking or picking nails). This nail deformity is also known as onychodys...  Read Full »

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