Control Hair Loss

Hair loss problem affects both men and women worldwide. To prevent and control hair loss, wash your hair with a mild shampoo twice or thrice a week, keep your scalp clean, consume a diet rich in protein, do not comb your hair when wet, and massage your scalp with essential oils.

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I have been suffering from severe hair fall due to dieting. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from severe hair fall. Earlier my hair was very thick and long, but now my scalp has started showing these changes due to dieting. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It is important to understand that hair fall once started may take up to six months to one year for recovery. So, I suggest you avoid stress and anxiety. I also suggest you take a multivitamin tablet for three t...  Read Full »

I have hair thinning on the front, sides, and center of my head which started after I lost a lot of weight in the gym. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I started gym to lose weight. After 10 months I lost around 12 kgs and after 6 months into the gym, my hair started shedding vigorously. Also, I had a lot of dandruff. After 10 months I took some diet pills to lose the last few pounds. I also underwent a stressf...  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydip Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You are suffering from androgenic alopecia and telogen effluvium. Hair loss from telogen effluvium will stop and regrow within six months (average time) but androgenic alopecia requires treatment with Minoxidil 2 % ...  Read Full »

I have thin hair, baldness, and hair loss after my leukemia treatment which was completed two months ago. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a leukemia patient. My treatment is completed and it ended two months ago. I wanted to ask you about my hair. They are thin and bald from the between (crown side) and I want to know whether it is a permanent loss. My hemoglobin level is 14 grams per deciliter, TLC-4700 per microl...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In the majority of people hair regrowth gradually starts to develop. Using 2 % Minoxidil spray can help further. You can consult a specialist doctor and start using the medication with their consent. But in a few people hair regrowth does not occur and a wig can be w...  Read Full »

I am suffering from hair loss problem, and my hair has stopped growing. Please help?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old woman with a height of 5'4" and a weight of approximately 56 kg. I am suffering from a hair loss problem for three years and my hair does not grow more than my neck level. I have tried almost every remedy and even consulted with a doctor in my area, but that did not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. I have gone through the details provided from your end. Kindly provide the following details for better diagnosis: 1. Any family history of hair loss? 2. Any underlying medical conditions you may be having an...  Read Full »

I experience lot of hair fall. Am I suffering from androgenic alopecia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old, 5.5 height with 70 kg weight. My hair has always been thin with oily dandruff-prone scalp. However, last year, due to some mental stress and trauma, I experienced a lot of hair fall. My hair fall stabilized from March this year. At present, there are a lot of new hairs...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In your photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is certainly hair loss at a particular area but rest of the scalp has good density of hair. You can have androgenic alopecia although it is not common in females. I would suggest you get a blood chec...  Read Full »

I am using Minoxidil 5 % for androgenetic alopecia. Can I take Finasteride 1 mg?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from androgenetic alopecia and also have a family history of male pattern baldness. I am currently using Minoxidil 5 %. Can I take Finasteride 1 mg?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to MPHL or male pattern hair loss may occur due to multiple reasons, including genetic susceptibility, where hair loss may be transmitted genetically from the family, especially from the maternal end of your family, due to hormonal imbalances due to an increase in the le...  Read Full »

I have asymmetrical hair loss on my my scalp, with no familial history. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a query on asymmetrical hair loss on my head. My family has no history of hair loss, and this seems highly unusual.I urgently need a feedback.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The report and image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) appears to be unpatterned hair loss or androgenetic alopecia, which may also lead to asymmetrical hair loss on one side of the scalp initially and may cause ...  Read Full »

My 15-year-old son has been facing hair fall issues for two weeks now. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 15-year-old boy, and about two weeks ago, I noticed my hair falling out. Every day, I wake up with two to three hairs on my pillow; on my bed, there are about ten hairs. Every time I run my hand through my hair, about five to seven hair strands fall out. Every time I shake my he...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. There are many causes for hair loss, and treatment depends on the cause. The most common causes encountered by men are male pattern baldness, thyroid disorders, anemia, certain drugs, fevers like typhoid and mal...  Read Full »

I have had severe hair fall and some scalp problems. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had severe hair fall and some scalp problems, for which I am taking Folron and Meclobic capsules daily, with Ketoconazole shampoo and Candid B lotion. So I wanted to know about these tablets, how to apply this lotion, and how often I should shampoo my hair. Also, what water temper...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would suggest the following: Take Capsule Folron (Cyanocobalamin, Ferrous Fumarate, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride Ip, and Zinc Sulphate) once daily after breakfast. Capsule Meclobic (Mecobalamin and Alpha lipoic acid) once dail...  Read Full »

I am a 25-year-old female suffering from extreme hair fall, scalp itching, and dandruff. Which medications can I take?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25-year-old female suffering from extreme hair fall for the last three or four years. I have lost most of the hair volume these years, and hair falls in 100 to 200 strands whenever I comb them. My hair texture is frizzy and dry, and I also suffer from scalp itching and dandruff. I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. 75 to 100 hair fall every day is very normal. So, hair loss should be considered only if the number of hair falls more than this. 2. Generalized hair fall in females is mostly due to stress, poor sleep, poor nutrition, and excessive blood...  Read Full »

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