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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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Are Minoxidil and Finasteride effective in hairfall treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I was suffering from hair fall. My hair is very thin. Then I used Mintop 10, Finasteride 1 mg tablet for one month. After starting this prescription for 20 days hair is not falling. But for the last 10 days, so much hair is falling. Can I continue or stop Mintop and Finax?  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Kakani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and I saw your pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The hair problem you are having this problem is called androgenic alopecia. It is common in this age group. It is due to hormonal changes in the body especially testosterone a...  Read Full »

I have had severe hair fall and scalp problems. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had severe hair fall and some scalp problems, for which I am taking Folron and Meclobic capsules daily, with Ketoconazole shampoo and Candid B lotion. So I wanted to know about these tablets, how to apply this lotion, and how often I should shampoo my hair. Also, what water temper...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would suggest the following. Take Capsule Folron (Cyanocobalamin, Ferrous Fumarate, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride Ip, and Zinc Sulphate) once daily after breakfast. Take Capsule Meclobic (Mecobalamin and Alpha lipoic acid) once daily ...  Read Full »

I am having hair fall even after using Minoxidil. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 23 years old, I am having hair fall since my puberty started. But it was less then. For a year it became worse. I shed 50 hairs per day. Have a receding hairline. Consulted a dermatologist seven months ago. I am on Hairmax forte solution (a kind of Minoxidil) at night and Renocia i...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For me, first should run a scalp skin scrapping examination to rule out possible fungal infection or other pathologies. Next, hormonal and hereditary patterns should be considered. Plus, should check your blood for anemia (complete blood count), folic acid, vitamin B...  Read Full »

Does hair combing frequency affect hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am writing to seek your professional advice regarding the frequency of hair combing and its potential impact on hair fall.Specifically, I am wondering how many times per day it is advisable to comb my hair. Currently, I have developed a habit of combing my hair multiple times throughout...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand that you are concerned about hair loss and looking for suggestions to address it. Hair loss can have various causes, and it is important to identify and address the underlying factors contributing to the issue. Although I cannot s...  Read Full »

Can I go for PRP treatment for hair fall control?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from scalp psoriasis and male pattern baldness grade 3A. Can I go for PRP treatment for hair fall control? I am presently using Finasteride, multivitamin and Minscalp F 5 % solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern. Yes, you can go for PRP therapy (platelet-rich plasma). It is a good therapy for hair fall with excellent results. It basically activates platelet-derived growth factors, which are the key factors for hair growth. It is a must to use Minoxidil...  Read Full »

How can I overcome hair loss and an itchy scalp?

Query: Hello doctor,I have severe hair loss and irritation in my scalp. Is this related to patterned hair loss? I want to know more about it. I am in my early thirties; therefore, my hair has started to gray. Is the itching in my hair due to graying? I would like to fix my hair loss and itching issues. I s...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I can provide you with some general information on hair loss, itching, and related skin issues. I suggest you consult a dermatologist or a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to y...  Read Full »

I am concerned about losing 20-25 strands of hair daily. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old female. My major problem is hair fall, and I am losing 20 to 25 strands of hair just like that. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Priya B. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel you are suffering from Chronic Telogen Effluvium. Hair fall up to 50 to 60 hairs per day is normal. Nutritional deficiency is the commonest cause. Keep your hemoglobin level above 12g/dl. Are you taking Biotin containing hair supplements? Have dates and fresh veg...  Read Full »

I am a middle-aged woman with severe hair loss. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a middle-aged woman experiencing excessive hair loss due to dandruff and postpartum issues. It is affecting my self-esteem, and I am worried I will not be able to grow it back. Can you shed some light on why this is happening and suggest any treatments that might help? Kindly he...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the details provided from your end, and I do understand your concern. Hair fall can be due to multiple reasons, and as you have rightly mentioned, the two main reasons that result in hair fall include the presence of dandruff and postpartum hair fal...  Read Full »

I have thyroid. Can I take supplements with iodine in them?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an underactive thyroid and on 100 mg of thyroid and had a micronutrient test as hair has been breaking and falling out. The tests came back with selenium and zinc deficiency but also severe iodine deficiency (12). My nutritionist suggested multivitamins FemForte Multi which cont...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you have iodine deficiency hypothyroidism, then it should not be a problem but you need to see if you have autoimmune thyroid disease in which case you cannot take iodine supplement. Thank you and take care. Regards.   Read Full »

I have red patches on head with hair fall. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, My head has red patches for the last six years. My hairs are falling (white hair only). I also suffer from low testosterone level for the last six months. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have a condition called as scalp psoriasis. This happens due to an increase in turnover of cells at the level of skin. Stress, infections, climatic change, and consumption of eggs or red meat can cause this to increase. You can use a Clobetasol with 6% salicylic aci...  Read Full »

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