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Causes For Hair Fall

Hair fall is a common problem nowadays, and it is very challenging to treat. Some of the common causes of hair fall are hereditary, hormonal changes, side effects of certain medicines, radiation therapy, and indiscriminate use of chemical hair care products and styling machines.

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I am experiencing hair fall. Why is this happening, and should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from heavy hair fall. I cannot figure out the reason for the hair loss. Please suggest what I can do.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. I will explain everything about hair loss in a point-wise manner: It is very normal to have 100 to 150 hairs fall out every day. You should only consider it as hair fall if the number of hairs is mor...  Read Full »

I am suffering from severe hair loss recently. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25-year-old female. I have been suffering from severe hair loss recently and it has become a cause for concern and distress for me. I want to know the potential causes and contributing factors of my hair loss. I would like to receive recommendations on available treatment options fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With passion, commitment, and experience, I hope I will be able to provide you with top-class medical opinion. Causes of severe hair loss could be physical illness, stressful episodes, mental stress, lack of proper nutrition, poor sleep, insufficient protein intake, sy...  Read Full »

Does washing my hair daily cause excessive dryness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have oily dandruff, dry hairs, and hair fall. So what should I do if I wash hairs every day so they will become more dry and thin too?  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Many people with dandruff have oily skin and the latest research shows that the real culprit is probably a tiny fungus called Malassezia globosa that needs oil to grow. It only becomes a problem when the fungus grows too rapidly, and our natural renewal of cells is dis...  Read Full »

How to treat my 6-year-old daughter's sudden hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is six years old. All of a sudden, there is too much hair fall. There are no lice or eggs. Her hair is clean. But for the past ten days, she has had a severe cold with a cough and running nose. What could be the cause? Suggest some remedies to overcome this hair fall probl...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This kind of hair fall occurs post-illness, even with an episode of viral fever. Your daughter is just six years old. I advise to avoid medications for her hair problem at this age. You can consider a syrup containing multivitamins and zinc, but please do not give ...  Read Full »

Can dandruff and hair fall be caused by chemical dermatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from hair fall and more dandruff. I am using Ketostar shampoo for the past four months. Dandruff is very irritating. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ketostar shampoo contains Ketoconazole which acts when dandruff is due to fungal infection. But dandruff can be due to many other causes like chemical dermatitis (sometimes due to retained shampoo), dry scalp (regularly using too warm water on the scalp), etc. Some of...  Read Full »

I have severe hair loss. Can I regrow my hair with diet?

Query: Hello mam, I am 22 years old and I am experiencing hair loss for more than eight years. Every time, I shampoo my hair, I would lose 50 to 100 strands of hair. I have an oily, itchy scalp and to some point, my scalp is visible (not completely bald) and my hair density has also reduced. I wash my hai...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should take Minoxidil at least for six months. If there is dandruff, it should be treated with antifungal shampoo. The normal shedding per day is 35 to 45 hairs. Of course, hair can grow again but healthy diet alone will not be enough. Send me a photo or visi...  Read Full »

I am 20 years old and have suffered from severe hair fall for the past year. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and I have suffered from severe hair fall for the past year. How can I stop my hair fall? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Hair fall or hair thinning may be due to multiple factors, including hormonal fluctuations, dietary changes, climate changes, genetic reasons, especially from the maternal side of the family, infections, dandruff, ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from hair fall. Please suggest any medicine, oil, shampoo, or other remedies.

Query: Hi doctor, I am female, and my age is 24 years. One year ago, I came to a different country and started facing hair fall. My hair fall is increasing daily, and I do not know how to prevent hair fall. It would be beneficial if you could suggest any medicine, oil, shampoo, or other remedies to me. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. First, I need to know if there is any history of chronic medical illness as it increases hair fall. 1. History of pregnancies. 2. Get your CBC (complete blood count) done. 3. Any thyroid disorders. Get T3 (triiodothyronine), T4 (thyroxine)...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing hair loss since starting a new diet, and I notice excessive shedding when I rub my head. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on a diet for the past five months. During the first three months of dieting, I cut my leg and it bled profusely. The doctor gave me antibiotics for it. Now, I am experiencing hair loss, and when I pull my hair, it does not come back, but when I rub my head, it sheds a lot. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I understand your concern. Sudden weight loss, along with other factors such as a cut that led to bleeding and subsequent antibiotic use, may contribute to hair shedding or hai...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing a hair fall problem for the past month, and it is worsening. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor,I am facing hair fall issues from the past month, and the situation is worsening. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through all your details and appreciate your concern. Hair fall can occur due to various reasons, including genetic susceptibility, prior infections (such as chickenpox, COVID, dengue), minor o...  Read Full »

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