Hair Loss

Thinning of hair due to genetic, hormonal changes, medicines, radiotherapy, or stress is called hair loss. The symptoms of hair loss are receding hairline, hair on the top of the head gets thin, body hair loss, and patches of baldness.

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How to treat male pattern hair loss in women due to side effects of medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Hashimoto's, taking Levo. My hair started to receding with that sickness. Sometimes it just came back fully then receding as a male pattern. I am a woman. My hair came back four times in eight years by taking Iron or add extra Levo. but it is not staying and started receding again...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to reference to your photo and medical history (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I suggest the application of Minoxidil 10% solution to the scalp daily would be of great help to you, but it needs to be applied for several months. Initially, there ma...  Read Full »

Which birth control pill can I take without getting side effects like hair fall or blood clot?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed to have Levonorgestrel and it does not suit me. Therefore, Diane-35 was recommended. But, it has a high risk of blood clot. I would like to know a birth control pill that will not cause hair loss and is low on blood clot risk.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are allergic to Levonorgestrel, which is a progesterone, then in that case if the risk of blood clot is to be avoided then pills are not recommended for you. You should opt for a copper-T insertion as an IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device). This is a non-ho...  Read Full »

Can I use a laser comb to correct my hair loss problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing hair loss problem. I have read somewhere that laser comb helps regrow hair on the scalp. Is it worth buying the laser comb? Do they actually work?  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. There are laser combs, which claim hair regrowth. They claim to be effective in treating hair loss problem. These are low-intensity laser devices that claim to stimulate the growth of the hair follicle. There are only tw...  Read Full »

Why is my hair falling out after COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 57-year-old woman and recently started to have a lot of hair fall. Usually, when I comb or wash my hair, a lot of hair fall happens. But lately, the amount of hair I am losing due to hair wash is worrying me. It seems like I am losing the hair from the root. I underwent surgery to...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It would have been better if you attached a few clinical pictures of your scalp. The most common causes of hair loss in females are pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium. Sudden diffuse hair loss primarily indicates telogen effluviu...  Read Full »

I do not have a white half-moon on my nails. Can I have a thyroid issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not have a white half moon on my nails. Is there any thyroid issue? If yes, please suggest some treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The absence of the white half moon also called as lunula, is not uncommon and may be a normal variant, and there is no need to worry about it. I guess rest of your nail is normal. However, it can be associated with low hemoglobin and inadequate diet. Treatment is not n...  Read Full »

Is the drug Finasteride linked with high-grade prostate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to take Finasteride for my hair loss. My father had high-grade prostate cancer. Some older studies showed that Finasteride is linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer, but the newer studies indicate no link between Finasteride and prostate cancer. So I wanted to ask a doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The family history of prostate cancer is proved if two of your relatives develop prostate cancer below 50 years. So if your father had prostate cancer, it does not mean that you are at risk of prostate cancer. Recent studies found that Finasteride or Dutasteride doe...  Read Full »

Will eczema cause dry brown patches that spread to genitals?

Query: Hello doctor, For a few months now, I have had brown and very dry patches that have appeared all over my body. And this causes repeated irritations and boils. This leaves me with constantly irritated skin. I have also noticed that it is starting to affect my genitals in the pubic area. What can I d...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your complaints and seen the image of the medicines (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), but the pictures of the affected areas are not getting downloaded. According to your complaints, it seems a case of eczema. I recommend y...  Read Full »

Does stress due to COVID cause hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old with a weight of 72 kilograms and a height of five feet nine inches. I do not have any other health issues. Sometimes, I become stressed due to COVID as my work gets affected. Stress anxiety causes more hair fall and hair loss. No one in my family has baldness. How to...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hair loss can occur due to stress, nutritional deficiency, anemia, thyroid disorder, or genetics. You should eat foods rich in vitamin B7 such as nuts, seeds, green vegetables, eggs, sweet potato, and avocado. Meditation helps in achieving mental peace and reduces anxie...  Read Full »

How effective is Dutasteride in treating hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from hair loss. I am taking Dutasteride (Avodart) 0.5 mg but want a stronger dosage but cannot find it available anywhere. Can I take one 0.5 mg tablet in the morning and one at night every day to raise my dosage, or is this dangerous? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from hair loss. Avodart contains Dutasteride, which is mainly used for prostatic enlargement. FDA has not approved this drug for the treatment of hair loss, but s...  Read Full »

Why do I have extremely pigmented underarms and thinning hair?

Query: Hello doctor, Why do I have extremely pigmented underarms? I use lime juice to whiten my underarm. Is it good? How to get rid of it? And, my hair is thinning on top of my head. Please help. I have never been to a dermatologist.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzzaif U Mansuri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Never use lime juice on any part of your body, as lime apart from having natural vitamin also contains other things which can worsen the skin condition. Hair thinning in the crown requires special treatment in the form of lotion and special medicated shampoo. It can be c...  Read Full »

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