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

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Dr. Gaurang Gupta
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 11, 2018

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 on my crown, but I see quite a lot of them falling as well. Also, my hairs do not seem to grow longer than my waist. My mom has thyroid-induced alopecia. My thyroid is fine. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with PCOS-like symptoms without cysts. My condition is better now. I am worried if I am suffering from androgenic alopecia.



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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 check up to know hemoglobin because less hemoglobin is the most common cause of hair loss in females.

I also suggest a few medicines. I shall review your case after 20 days.

  1. Tablet Follihair (Biotin and Amino acids) once in a day.
  2. Tablet Finax (Finasteride) 1 mg once in a day.
  3. Hair4u 5 % (Minoxidil topical and Aminexil) - apply on the scalp once in the night.

Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent.

For more information consult a hair transplant surgeon online -->

Thank you doctor,

Is Finasteride not a DHT blocker for males? Hair4u causes hair fall for me. Also, I forgot to tell, I have been suffering from folliculitis as well, for which I have been using Salisia KT shampoo from last August or so. At present, my severe dandruff and folliculitis are under control. Was this shampoo responsible for hair fall as well?



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In androgenic alopecia either in males or females, Finasteride can be given. Hair4u does not cause hair fall. I have not seen any case complaining this. Salisia KT is for dandruff not for hair fall.

For further treatment (advanced than medicine), you can go for PRP (platelet-rich plasma). It is a procedure in which your blood growth factors will be injected into your scalp.

For more information consult a hair transplant surgeon online -->

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