Hair Fall

Hair fall is known as hair loss from the scalp or other parts of the body. The causes are heredity, age, alopecia areata, cancer treatment, illness, and hormonal imbalance. Hair fall gets controlled by taking an enriched diet with proteins and vitamins, scalp massage using essential oils, keeping the body hydrated, and washing the hair using a mild shampoo.

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Kindly help in improving my wife's hair fall and general health.

Query: Hello doctor, My 65-year-old wife has underwent balloon mitral valvuloplasty five years ago. And she is currently taking Acitrom, Lanoxin for her heart health and tablet Eltroxin for her thyroid issues. Recently she is suffering from hair fall and general health deterioration. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read her thyroid report, and it says significantly suppressed levels of TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), but you have not mentioned the values for T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine). I am sure that they will be on the higher side. Though it is dif...  Read Full »

What do irregular periods with hair loss indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having irregular Periods. For every two months, I will get my periods. Last time, the flow was heavy, so I consulted the doctor and took pills. Till last month I was taking medication, and I stopped it as per the doctor's advice. Now, I am facing huge hair loss. Please suggest some ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Kindly share the details of the medicine and dosage. Hair loss can be due to several reasons, including medications like what you are experiencing. Also, since you have irregular periods, it may be due to PCOS ...  Read Full »

How to reduce increased hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. I want to know the reason behind my excessive hair fall. I have this issue for five years and now, it has become worse. Previously, I consulted a dermatologist before few days and he advised me to do a blood test. It was normal and so he did not give any medica...  Read Full »


Dr. John Bocachica

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a broad question and a broad topic to be discussed. I will try to answer it without knowing some details of your particular case. A wide range of conditions causes hair loss. The most common causes are pregnancy, thyroid disorders, and anemia. Other causes a...  Read Full »

Why am I getting severe hair fall after pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have great hair fall as I am breastfeeding my four months old baby.   Read Full »


Dr. Sunita Kothari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking insufficient vitamins and minerals can exacerbate hair loss. Eat healthy foods and stay hydrated in addition to your regular calorie intake. You need to take food in extra calories for nursing. You need to take extra calories of around 650 calories to produce...  Read Full »

Will Methotrexate cause more hair fall when used for alopecia areata?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 31-year-old female. Currently, I have alopecia areata. It got flared up due to my current stress situation. I am looking for a medication to cure it. I heard about Dexamethasone and Methotrexate for treating it. My dermatologist advised me to take Methotrexate. I am concerned about ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Alopecia areata is a chronic recurrent condition that occurs due to a genetic component. Due to its genetic component, it has a tendency to recur again and again. Both Dexamethasone and Methotrexate are good options. Taking Methotrexate is better as it causes fewer ...  Read Full »

Can seborrheic dermatitis result in hair fall and itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a white bump present on my hair root. Due to it, I have itching on my hair. I have lots of hair fall even when I touch them. I am using Ketoscalp shampoo. But still, there is no recovery. I do not know whether it is seborrheic dermatitis.   Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Please mention whether you have consulted a dermatologist for this issue. Please mention whether you got a diagnosis of seborrheic dermatitis. I do not understand about white bumps. Please mention whether it is pustules or hard white bumps or fluid-filled lesions or dry ski...  Read Full »

How to treat inherited hair fall problem?

Query: Hi doctor,I am facing a hair fall issue for a long time. I am attaching my picture. Kindly suggest. It seems to be inherited from my father and maternal uncles.   Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have lost a lot of hair. This condition is known as androgenetic alopecia. It runs in family. Androgenetic alopecia is a condition where males develop patterned baldness...  Read Full »

Why am I having excessive hair loss and hair breakage from the roots?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female with a weight of 48 kilograms. I am having excessive hair loss and breakage occurs from the roots. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, you are suffering from hair loss. Having a hair fall less than 100 strands per day is considered normal and anything above it requires treatment. Hair fall can occur due to multiple reasons. It occurs due to dry scalp with a history of dandruff and dr...  Read Full »

Can straightening make hair dry and result in hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, I straightened my hair three times. After that, my hair became dry and curly. I have a lot of hair fall while shampooing. Please help me.   Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hairs are basically made of keratins. Hair follicles are present inside the scalp and so hair grows from it. When you straighten them or when you bleach them or when you do styling, some part of them gets damaged and so it cannot be repaired by itself. The only new hair...  Read Full »

Why am I having so much hair fall at 21 years of age?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I am facing hair loss for 3 years. I went to one dermatologist. He prescribed Menabol tablets, Zydip lotion, Vits hair Minoxidil solution, and seboclear shampoo and asked me to go on diet eggs and cheese. I started to get good. But again, after some time, it was the sa...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is androgenetic alopecia. It occurs due to the sensitivity of the hair follicle to androgens and is constitutional. You cannot do much about it. It is progressive with age and varies from person to person. Most of the time, it is familial and more inheritan...  Read Full »

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