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What causes excessive hair fall, visible balding, and winter dandruff?


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Published At April 13, 2024
Reviewed AtApril 13, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My hair is falling excessively, leading to visible balding or hair thinning. Despite being only 17 years old, with a height of 5 feet 5 inches and a weight of around 150 pounds, my hair fall has worsened recently. I am losing 30 to 40 hairs after a single hair combing session. Additionally, I have noticed some dandruff, particularly in this winter season. Please help.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

After reviewing the information and image you provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I understand your concern regarding severe hair fall. Multiple factors, such as genetic history, stress, irregular sleep patterns, dietary changes (especially insufficient protein intake), and vitamin deficiencies (specifically vitamin D3 and B13 deficiencies), as well as the presence of dandruff, can contribute to extreme hair fall.

To address this, I suggest the following:

  1. Anaboom anti-hair fall serum: Apply 1 ml of the serum at night on the entire scalp, focusing on areas with visible hair loss. Leave it overnight and wash it off in the morning. Continue usage for at least one year for significant results.

  2. Kz plus lotion (Ketoconazole 2% w/v and Zinc pyrithione 1% w/v): Use three to four drops of the lotion on a wet scalp, massage for 2 minutes, leave it for 5 minutes, and then wash it off. Use once every three days to eliminate dandruff. Continue for eight months to one year.

  3. Tablet Perfecti (vitamin E, vitamin C, folic acid, biotin, magnesium, iron, zinc and selenium, Grape Seed extract, and L-Cysteine)l: Take one tablet after dinner daily for three months. Consult your doctor and take the medicines accordingly.

  4. Ensure adequate protein intake: Consume enough proteins daily through sources like egg whites, sprouted moong dal, soya chunks, etc.

  5. Regular scalp oil treatment: Oil your scalp once a week using a combination of three parts coconut oil, two parts castor oil, and one part vitamin E capsule oil. Apply, massage for five minutes, leave it for one hour, and then use a shampoo or Kz Plus lotion to wash it off.

  6. Consider PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) Injections: PRP injections, administered by a doctor at their hair clinic, can be considered. This involves using one's blood on the scalp to enhance growth factors and stimulate hair growth.

  7. Blood tests: Conduct thyroid profile, serum Ferritin, serum vitamin D3, and B12 tests to check for deficiencies.

It is essential to rule out other medical conditions, such as PCOD (polycystic ovary syndrome), which can be done by consulting a gynecologist. Dandruff and hair fall may fluctuate. Managing these issues with the prescribed medications, dietary adjustments, stress management, and prioritizing adequate sleep is crucial.

I hope this helps.

Please revert in case of further queries.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty
Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty


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