Hairfall

Hair fall is a problem when the rate of hair loss is more than the rate of hair regrowth. The signs of hair fall are losing hair in patches or clumps, thinning of hair, and hair becoming brittle and fragile. Many conditions like thyroid disease, PCOS, cancer, extreme weight loss, and scalp infection can result in hair fall.

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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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

My hair remains thin. What causes it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 35 year old girl, and my hair has been thinning for years. Now, it looks like male pattern baldness. It is so embarrassing. I need to find out what is going on. It is not genetic and I am overweight. I do not know what is causing it.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are obese, please undergo a thyroid profile. Thyroid problem is one of the important cause of hair fall. Also, you undergo CBC (complete blood count) to look for hemoglobin level. For now, I suggest you apply Hair 4U lotion (Minoxidil) 5% over the bald area and ...  Read Full »

I want to grow hair to cover my forehead. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old, and I have very thin and short hair. I want to grow hair to cover my forehead. I am not able to make any hairstyle because of less hair. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Short and thin hair might have many reasons, some common causes are the nutritional deficiency, hormonal disturbance, stress, unhealthy lifestyle, and hereditary. Try the following things for hair growth. Add foods like dates, raisins, fig, curry leaves, spinach, and f...  Read Full »

Why do I have a constant headache with hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor,For the past five months, I have had a constant sore head that causes hair fall. Also, by the same time, my eyebrows and eyelashes started falling out. For a few months, it was a very painful headache, and was losing like 10 eyebrows a day on a bad day. The hair often has the white skin fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are having a headache problem regularly, then it may be due to your low hemoglobin level which leads to a headache as well as hair fall. Do not regularly change your shampoo and conditioner. Do not use many cosmetic devices on hairs like curling and straightene...  Read Full »

Do my test results correlate with my hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I have substantial focal hair loss. Three blood tests have been taken, and the results are high in SHBG, but normal levels of testosterone. I am not on the contraceptive pill or any other medicine aside from DHEA, which was recently prescribed. DHEA low and proteins are also low. Is there...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have normal DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and estrogen levels? I am asking this since you have elevated SBG (sex hormone-binding globulin). You can have hair loss with excess DHT or estrogen. Revert with the details to an internal medicine physician online --> h...  Read Full »

Can stopping Accutane cause hair sideefall?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing hair loss since I stopped Accutane 4 months ago. I feel my hair has reduced in thickness significantly. Will my hair grow back, or is it irreversible.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hairfall and hair thinning are two different issues. If you see more than 100 hairs falling per day, then it requires treatment, and this kind of fall is usually reversible. With the right treatment, hair will regrow. The causes for this could be nutritional deficien...  Read Full »

How do I know if I have tinea capitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male who is 5.11 inches by height and 76 kgs by weight. There are itchy small violet areas on my scalp. I think it started when my hair grew long, but I could not take care of it properly. It started getting itchy at certain parts, and violet spots started appearing...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history you provided and the images you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is not dandruff but Tinea capitis. Tinea capitis is a form of fungal infection that affects the scalp leading to itchiness and patches. It grows in ...  Read Full »

How to control thinning and hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a lot of hair fall and thinning of hair, especially in the front. I was breastfeeding my 2.5-year-old and stopped a few months back. My thyroid is also normal. Kindly suggest a remedy.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, hair fall is seen due to vitamin differences or specifically, PCOD (polycystic ovary disease) is the most common cause for hair fall. So you have to treat it accordingly. First of all, we have to rule out PCOD. If you get irregular periods, then there can be P...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe hair fall, irregular periods, and brown discoloration?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic hives. Also, I have heavy hair fall, irregular periods, brown discoloration and rough texture on my legs. Dermatologists said it is eczema. After applying the cream he suggested, eczema has improved, but still, the discoloration is there. In thyroid function test, the t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, all of your symptoms, such as hair fall, irregular periods, and acne, are associated with PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease), which is very common in females, and it can be treated accordingly or sometimes heal on its own. Another reason for your symptoms ...  Read Full »

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