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 suffer from scalp psoriasis and male pattern baldness grade 3A. 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 must to use Minoxidil 5... 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 »
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 many c... 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 »
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 --> http... Read Full »
Why has my hair become thinner after using Tazret?
Query: Hi doctor, I have asked to apply Tazret 0.05% on the bald area for regrowth. I have applied on hairline too, but it made my hair further thin and loss. Please advise to cure my problem. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know whether you have patchy loss of hair or male pattern hair loss. Was it prescribed to you? Since how long are you using it?Tazret (Tazarotene) 0.05% is topical retinoid. The mechanism of action is increasing the anagen phase of hair and inhibits regres... 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 »
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, C... Read Full »
How can clubbed fingers be treated?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Is it safe to completely shave the head when there is severe hair fall?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. For more information consult a dermatologist online... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Why is my head shedding excess hair these days?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been shedding excess hair in the past few weeks. It was just a few in the beginning, but now when I comb my hand through my head, 10 to 15 strands of hair come out in my hand. I do not know what is causing this. I have tried to find the reason online, but there are many online ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly attach an image to know the severity of your problem. It is usually normal to lose 80 to 100 hairs per day. But yes, if you have never had a hair fall and are suddenly witnessing it, it might be due to some underlying etiology. As you mentioned ab... Read Full »
How can dark skin patches in my underarms and groin area be treated?
Query: Hello doctor, My height is 182 cm and my weight is 87 kg. I am a fair-skinned person. I have dark skin patches on my elbows, neck, underarms, groin area, and on the buttocks. I have been aware of this condition for the last six years. I was thinking there was nothing serious. I also have dark circle... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is that of pseudoacanthosis nigricans. This may be due to any of the following reasons: Hereditary. Obesity. Hypothyroidism. Insulin resistance. Psychiatric medications. Asthma or steroid medication. Idiopathic conditions. There is nothin... Read Full »