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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I have fungal infection of scalp, dandruff, and hairfall with rheumatoid arthritis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have fungal infection on the scalp, a lot of dandruff, and hair loss at the top of the head. I have existing rheumatoid arthritis and consuming Sazo DS and Nucoxia 120 for it. I recently lost weight by dieting.  Read Full »


Dr. Bincy Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like you have male pattern hair loss (MPHL). You also complain of dandruff and fungal infection of the scalp. I will need more pictures and detailed history to comment on tha...  Read Full »

I used hair straightener for a longtime and experiencing hairfall of about 100 strands per day. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I was using a hair straightener for a long and did not frequently oil my hair too. This has led to excessive hair fall for the last two months and I am losing not less than 100 hair strands a day. I need proper guidance. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I understand that your concern is hair loss going on for two months. Any hair loss of less than 100 hairs per day is normal for an individual. Since yours is approximately 100 hairs per day, please answer a few queries so that I may be able to ...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to improve serum iron levels.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I have been experiencing a rigorous hair fall. I am also feeling tired and dizzy. My skin and hair has become very rough and dry. Also the blood loss during periods is excessive. I got my blood tests done six months back and my serum iron was 36. My doctor had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Serum iron has improved and is almost near normal. The body is using up iron to prepare RBC (red blood cell) and in other activities. Hence, improvement of serum i...  Read Full »

Why has my hair become thinner after using Tazret?

Query: Hi doctor, I have asked to apply Tazret 0.05% on the bald area for regrowth. I have applied on hairline too, but it made my hair further thin and loss. Please advise to cure my problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know whether you have patchy loss of hair or male pattern hair loss. Was it prescribed to you? Since how long are you using it? Tazret (Tazarotene) 0.05% is topical retinoid. The mechanism of action is increasing the anagen phase of hair and inhibits re...  Read Full »

Is there any natural way to stop hairfall in scalp?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been using Minoxidil 5% topical solution twice a day on my beard for well over three months to fix some patchy spots under the lip and cheek region. After the first month, I had hair fall in my scalp. This hair fall is increasing in numbers and I am losing more than 100 hair fol...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can apply but according to our science oil does not act on the roots. They will grow automatically nothing more you have to do. It can extend up to 6 months. Hair fall has nothing to do with the hair shaft. Minoxidil increases the blood flow of hair follicl...  Read Full »

Why do I have hair fall after surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Last year, I noticed hair fall. Then, I had a surgery for appendix and post surgery my hair fall increased severely. I have checked vitamin D, B12 and ferritin levels. Everything is normal. Since, I am a vegetarian my doctor put me on some multivitamin tablets. I am also taking biotin tab...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from acute telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium is a self-limiting disorder and is very common after any surgical procedure. Keep taking the multivitamins and there is no need for Minoxidil because it is mainly for androgenic alopecia. If you applied it...  Read Full »

Is baldness really hereditary?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. My hair is getting thin. As my father is bald,  I fear that I will also get bald. Also, I want to improve my skin texture. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Raman Kaushik

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is well known that baldness or alopecia have a strong genetic connection. Hair fall and losing hair texture is also very common after the age of adolescent due to androgen (androgenic alopecia). Hair fall is also triggered by unhealthy and stressful lifestyle. Conside...  Read Full »

Can I use Finasteride for hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am losing my hair day by day. Can I use Finasteride? I have hydrocele. Is it related to my testosterone?  Read Full »


Dr. Annie Flora G

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not go to Finasteride straight away. First, the cause and the pattern of your hair loss have to be assessed. It could vary from seborrheic dermatitis to androgenic alopecia to any other skin disorders too. Then, treatment can be planned. Have a consultat...  Read Full »

How to control hair fall and dandruff problem to prevent baldness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I am losing like 15-20 hair strands on a daily basis now. For the last nine months, I am facing this problem. I never had this type of hair fall or any hair fall before. Where I stay, there was hard water, so I started using drinking water for bathing. A few m...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvina Attavar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hair fall can mainly be divided into two types, you can have increased shedding or thinning of hair. Increased shedding means seeing more than 50-100 hairs falling per day. Less than that is a normal hair fall cycle and usually grows back. Increased shedding can happen ...  Read Full »

How to control extreme hairfall with boils and dandruff?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from extreme hair fall and boils on my scalp. Hair is falling from the root for the last couple of years. These boils come with pus and they settle down, become dry and turn into dandruff. It is quite painful when the boils are in full swing as if someone is pulling ...  Read Full »


Dr. B. T. Priya

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through all your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), investigation, and detailed history. Recurrent boils on the scalp can be a continuous problem for many people. It can also be pre-runner for seborrheic dermatitis. Minoxidil should not be...  Read Full »

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