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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My hair is falling out in clumps due to severe stress. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37 year old female. I have been experiencing hair fall in clumps since the last two weeks, so much so that, I have lost half of my hair. The last one month, I have been under stress because of my father's death. I have consulted a dermatologist and have got some tests done as su...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For urticaria, you should take only antihistamine. Steroids are advised if there is no relief with an antihistamine for even eight weeks. Secondly, a major cause for Telogen effluvium hair loss can be low hemoglobin levels. You are on the right medicati...  Read Full »

My hair loss is back after a trip to a tropical country. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months after I had my second child, I suffered hair loss. It all grew back six to seven months postpartum. Then, I went on a trip about two and a half months ago to a tropical climate and when I got back I am getting the same type of hair loss again. I believe the name for it is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have hair fall. Now, there could be many reasons. Postpartum: one-year post delivery of a child and a possible lactation might cause nutritional deficiencies in a woman...  Read Full »

I am facing severe hairfall along with puffy eyes and a dull face. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing severe hair fall, and the hair is growing very slowly. Please suggest a treatment for speeding up hair growth. Also, please suggest a good facial serum and cream for puffy eyes and face.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Hair fall may occur due to multiple factors, including genetic susceptibility, wherein there is a similar condition that runs within the family and gets transmitted genetically. Hair fall may also occur due to h...  Read Full »

Is it safe to completely shave the head when there is severe hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I suffered from typhoid. I stopped taking medications one month back. But, after my recovery, I am facing heavy hair fall with burning on the top of the head. If I run my hand through my scalp, every time, there are at least 10 to 20 hair strands in my palm. They do not conta...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. From your description, it seems you are having telogen effluvium. You can use tablet Xtraglo (Vitamins, Minerals and Amino acids) once daily for six months after consulting your GP. For more information consult a dermatologist online...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from extreme hair fall for the past nine months. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from extreme hair fall for the past nine months, and it has not stopped. Currently, I am using the lotion given by my physician, but there is no improvement seen. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Hair loss is caused by multiple factors, most commonly due to genetic factors; if any of your parents and their blood relatives have FPHL (female pattern hair loss), it is most likely to be genetically transmitted...  Read Full »

Kindly help me analyze the tests taken for hair fall.

Query: Hello doctor, I have undergone a few tests like CBC, ferritin, Vitamin D 25 OH, and thyroid function test for hair loss. Kindly help me analyze it.  Read Full »

Dr. Sunil Sekhri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and find that your hemoglobin and iron stores are slightly low as well as low Vitamin D3 levels. I would like you to write your symptoms again in detail and send me an HD picture of the...  Read Full »

I have hair fall of 10 to 20 strands a day. Is there anything to worry?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 14 years old. My problem is that when I brush my hair, I found my hair on it. My hair fall is 10 to 20 hairs a day. Is there anything to worry?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hair is one the fastest growing cells in the body. Hair has different growth cycles like anagen (growing phase), telogen (resting phase), and catagen. Losing 50 to 100 hairs per day is considered normal. Old hairs are replaced by new hairs. If you are losing hairs on the ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing extreme hair fall and dandruff with an itchy scalp. How do I overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing extreme hair fall due to an itchy and hairy scalp for the past 45 days. Dandruff flakes keep on coming within a day or two after shampooing my hair.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hair fall is a natural phenomenon. Losing up to 100 hairs per day is normal. Old hair has to fall because hair is one of the fastest-growing cells in our body. Hair fall becomes concerning, 1. When it crosses 100 hairs per day. 2. When there is hair loss at a localiz...  Read Full »

Am I experiencing hair fall due to the ayurvedic oil, hormonal changes, or my health issues?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 23 years old and have been facing hair fall problems for the past seven months. Before that, I never used to have hair fall. However, when I used an ayurvedic oil, I started having hair fall. Is it because of hormonal changes or health issues? Despite taking a lot of healthy food, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are many causes of hair loss. For example, telogen effluvium and stress-induced hair fall settle after three months. It can also occur due to thyroid disorders. You need a detailed evaluation of the cause and pattern of hair loss to make the diagnosis and start...  Read Full »

How can roots of my hairs get strong?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I am a fit and healthy man, but I have a hair fall problem. Actually, I can see that my hair is very thin and it is very weak. The root of my hair is not deeply penetrated as compared to others as I can see and feel it by comparing it with my brothers' and sist...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can make out that you are fit and healthy by looking at your BMI (body mass index) and that is very nice. Kindly keep your BMI within 25 because being overweight has an indirect role in hair fall. Now coming to your problem, it is quite difficult to make a diagno...  Read Full »

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