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: 1 am 21 yrs old. I am facing hairloss since 3 yrs. 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 some good. But again after sometime it was same. I am losing ...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: hi this is androgenetic alopecia. it occurs due to sensitivity of the hair follicle to androgens. and is Constitutional you can't do much about it is progressive with age and vary from person to person . most of the time it's familial and more inheritance is from the maternal side. permanent tre...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello, I am a 36 year old female, weight 110, height 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 in October of 2017, and my hair stopped growing. It stayed exactly sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: hi sad to hear about your psychiatry problems but infact any stressful mental or physical condition of the body lead to to alteration in hair growth and thus hair thinning and hair fall so it is very important that first to treat your psychiatry condition do healthy exercises eat a balanced diet a...  Read Full »

Apart from dandruff, what are the other cause of hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old woman and have been losing my hair for about six years. All tests came back negative. My GP prescribed a shampoo as she thought I had dandruff, but I have never had dandruff. I am taking Fexofenadine for urticaria and Naproxen for costochondritis. Also, I have a Mirena ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your descriptions it seems that you are suffering from female pattern hair loss. If you can send picture of your scalp it will be better to diagnose. You did not comment on test reports. Are you a diabetic? Are you suffering from hypothyroidism? Since y...  Read Full »

I experience hair loss only in a particular area. What kind of hair loss is this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I experience hair loss in a particular area. The rest of the hair is fine and fairly thick. I just want to know, what type of hair loss is this considered to be? What stage is it at? If untreated, how bad can it get, what can we expect it to look like or b...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is frontal hair loss. It will be of great help if you can send me a picture taking from above. This kind of hair loss is commonly due to pollution, dust exposure and wrong combing met...  Read Full »

What causes severe hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 5'2" and she weighs 55 kg. She is suffering from severe hair loss. She had ferritin test and the level is 29.10. Her hemoglobin level is normal. Please give me suggestion about this doctor.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that hair loss can be very problematic. If you are more worried about any particular part then send me a picture of it.  In general, female lose hair and experience of a reduction in density but the headline is intact. There can be a lo...  Read Full »

When will one get black papule that itches along with hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old doctor. I have a black papule on my forehead since 1.5 years and that is associated with itching. It got subsided four to six months after using Mometasone and multivitamins, but has reappeared then. It first appeared just below hairline and spread to contiguous areas ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). You are having lichen planus. It is a chronic disease of the skin due to immune dysfunction. I would recommend you to apply Mometasone furoate cream on the affected areas...  Read Full »

How to control severe hair loss and itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from severe hair loss for nearly two years. Hair loss is severe when accompanied by itching. Itching at times is terrible. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I will need an image of your scalp to assess your hair loss and help accordingly.  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for itchy, sore and painful scalp with hair loss.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. I am having an itchy, red sore, painful scalp with hair loss. Doctor prescribed me Minoxidil, Multivitamins, and shampoo. I am not using minoxidil because of its side effects. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attached photograph. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I hope the following suggestions are able to help you: 1) As of now do not restart Minoxidil as it may end up irritating the scalp further. Of course, you may restart it once th...  Read Full »

Can ginger be used for hair fall control?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a few doubts regarding the herbal remedies of hair. What are the benefits of ginger for hair that has gotten thinner? What exactly in ginger can help boost hair growth and how does it work? What are the advantages of mixing olive oil with ginger for thinning hair? Is there anythi...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ginger is known to contain a few circulatory agents, which stimulate blood circulation to the scalp lead to hair growth and improve the thickness of hair. Fresh ginger roots are rich sources of certain minerals like magnesium, phosphorous, vitamins and potassium....  Read Full »

Can I use Hair4U for hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am suffering from hair loss for the past three to four years. I can see my hairline slowly receding from the forehead. I have been suggested Hair4U 10 % lotion and Biotin tablets. Do these drugs have any side effects on the body? Can I take Finasteride for h...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment started by your doctor is fine. The only thing is that the treatment for hair loss has to be followed for a long time and you need to be regular with your follow up visits. Regarding side effects, both these medications (Hair4U and Biotin tablets) are pre...  Read Full »

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