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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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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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 »

How to control thinning of hair in the frontal area?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have frontal hair loss and I can see my hair thinning at temples. I am using Minoxidil 5% at present. Can I know how to control hair thinning?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Increase protein intake in your diet like nuts, milk, almonds, pulses, lentils, eggs, and dates. Take tablet H.Vit forte once in a day for 30 days. Continue using Minoxidil 5 percent lotion 1 ml at night for 30 days. Avoid stress, rough handling of hairs, hairstyles...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest solution to stop hairfall and dandruff.

Query: Hello doctor, I am losing over 120 hairs a day while combing. This has been happening for the last three to four months. I am currently on Zinc supplements, Vitamin E, and C supplements.   Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Increase protein intake in your diet like nuts, milk, almonds, pulses, lentils, eggs, and dates. Tablet H.Vit forte once in a day for 30 days. Avoid stress. Eat healthy and nutritious food. Stay hydrated. Sleep well. Exercise regularly. Is there diffuse hair loss? ...  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 »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

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 re...  Read Full »

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

Query: I have some white spots on my neck and my face too. I even noticed a white hair in my eyebrows. I have white hair from a long time on my head. I have PCOD problem. Two months before I had a c section delivery. After the delivery these spots have come. Kindly check the pictures attached.  Read Full »


Dr. B. T. Priya

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi I went through all pictures and descriptions What you are suffering from is a benign condition called Pityriasis versicolor It's a superficial fungal infection very common in summer months Drink lot of water Keep your self hydrated Use cotton dress Twice take bath Increase in sweating will agg...  Read Full »

Apart from dandruff, what are the other cause of hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old woman and have been losing my hair for about six years. All tests came back negative. My GP prescribed a shampoo as she thought I had dandruff, but I have never had dandruff. I am taking Fexofenadine for urticaria and Naproxen for costochondritis. Also, I have a Mirena ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your descriptions it seems that you are suffering from female pattern hair loss. If you can send picture of your scalp it will be better to diagnose. You did not comment on test reports. Are you a diabetic? Are you suffering from hypothyroidism? Since y...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for habit-tic deformity.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 33 year old male. My weight is 64 kg 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 since closely three years. I recently started obse...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

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

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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 »

How do I control hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male. My problem is regular hair fall. How to control hair loss? Also, I want to regrow it. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before I can help you, please answer the following questions so I can be sure it is male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia. The average number of hair that fall for you in a day. Are you taking any medication? Have you fallen sick in the past one year? Doe...  Read Full »

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