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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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 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 »

What are the causes of hair fall in a 19-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 19 years old. I am experiencing hair fall for the past two to three months. I took Creatine monohydrate for bodybuilding for two months. My hair is falling from the root. Most of the time, I have a white bulb at the end.   Read Full »

Dr. Suvina Attavar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are multiple causes to have hair loss and it depends on your pattern. Increased shedding of hair with more than 50 per day occurs due to stress, water change, nutritional deficiencies, high fever like dengue or malaria or typhoid, certain medications, harsh sh...  Read Full »

Can hair stop growing and start thinning because of psychotic breakdowns?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old female. My weight is 110, and my height is 5'4. I have been diagnosed with GAD and agoraphobia. My symptoms are severe. I am writing to receive medical advice regarding my hair. I suffered a severe psychotic breakdown a few years back, and my hair stopped growing. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is sad to hear about your psychiatry problems, but in fact, any stressful mental or physical condition of the body leads to the alteration in hair growth, and thus hair thinning and hair fall can happen. So it is very important that you first treat your psychiatry co...  Read Full »

Even after the blood reports being normal why do I experience mood swings and heavy periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just received the results of blood work on my thyroid, hormones, and testosterone. I am having extreme mood swings, extreme anxiety, heavy periods, miserable ovulation, extreme fatigue, hair loss, etc. I have been to an obstetrics and gynecologist and a naturopathic doctor, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) are well in range, and I will suggest you get your magnesium levels and an ultrasound abdomen done to look at the uterus and adnexa. Take some Magnesium supplements 250 mg once a day for two weeks. ...  Read Full »

How to prevent hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from scalp psoriasis. I have yellow flakes appearing predominantly on the frontal and middle portion of the scalp. After shampooing, it is accompanied by hair loss. What can I do to prevent flaking and to reduce my hair fall? I am using Ketocare shampoo with Topisol 6 % lo...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would recommend you use Salytor shampoo (Coal tar with Salicylic acid) twice weekly and continue with Topisol 6 % lotion (Clobetasol with Salicylic acid). If it is associated with it...  Read Full »

I suffer from extensive hair loss. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 21 years old and having an extensive hair loss. The middle part of my head is almost bald. I am losing a lot of hair on the left. Currently, I have taken no medical help. I am also having black spots all over my legs and arms. Also, I have these little eruptions on my head and it is i...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pattern of your hair loss is suggestive of hormonal etiology. Kindly mention if there is any family history of baldness in females. Mention if you are suffering from any thyroid disorders, have been on any crash diets, leading a stressful life or any other he...  Read Full »

Is my DHT level causing mild hair fall and flaky scalp?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. For the past three months, I have mild hair fall. I lose around 2 to 10 hair after every shower. I have never had hair fall in the past. I also did a background check with my family history; none had any baldness even in the 70s. I fear this would be the result of mas...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Flaky scalp not responding to Noskurf (combination of Climbazole, Piroctone Olamine, Aminodermine, and almond oil) lotion may be scalp psoriasis and need steroid plus Salicylic acid 6 % combination lotion. The pain is due to hair root inflammation, which is commonly...  Read Full »

How to control hair loss presenting for a long period of time?

Query: In the past week, I have been having severe hair fall. Whenever I tug my hand into the hair I"ll get about 10-20 strands of hair. Hair loss during combing and showering is even too severe. My hair growth is very slow. I used to have significant hair fall for a long period of time. My hair has bec...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, Hair loss can occur due to nutritional deficiency, acute illness, stress& anxiety, thyroid disorders, anemia, hereditary or hormonal problems. So eat a healthy diet rich in vitamin b7 like nuts, seed, green vegetables, eggs, sweet potato. If you have any other medical c...  Read Full »

What could cause a yellowish-white film on skin with hair loss and infected nails?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a yellowish-white film growing all over the skin, and sometimes it has black spots in it. It made me lose my hair, and all of my nails look infected. When I peel it off, it is almost like my hair comes out of it? It is very weird. My children have it too. Any idea what it could...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After going through your history, I want to get some details from you. Did you get this infection from your kids or the other way around? Was there any red itchy sore before the yellow crust? After looking at your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identit...  Read Full »

What are the probable causes of my reactive hypoglycemia and hair loss in the body?

Query: Hello doctor, I get reactive hypoglycemia and dark spots on the side of my face. Now all of a sudden, I have at least 50% full body hair loss. I possibly thought it is Addison's. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to know more about past illnesses, stress levels, medication history, and gut health. Are any labs done in the recent past? Is there itching also over the area of hair loss to rule out a fungal infection? I will suggest some tests like complete blood count, t...  Read Full »

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