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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Is hair transplant beneficial for baldness?

Query: Hello doctor,I would like to go for hair transplantation. So, kindly advice me about which is the best option.  Read Full »

Dr. Vikram Kumar Raja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can see that you have grade 7 baldness with limited donor hair. But, you have also got small, thinned-out hair in the hair loss area. So my suggestion is as follows. Hair transplant can give you a go...  Read Full »

I am suffering from severe hair fall with only thirty percent hair growth after using Rogaine. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old, and I have been suffering from severe hair fall for the past two to three months. First, my hair was perfectly fine; then, I used Rogaine after my dermatologist suggested it. It has been a year now, and from that time, I have noticed that only thirty percent of my sc...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suspect you have androgenetic alopecia. It is essential to continue with the medications to save the hair. Once you stop the treatment, the hair fall starts again. Rogaine (Minoxidil) is a good treatment. But I suggest Minoxidil 5 % with Finasteride 0.1 % topical sol...  Read Full »

What can be done for severe hair loss due to hair straightening?

Query: Hello doctor,I had got my hair straightened twice this year. Now, I face severe hair loss. Even my scalp is visible on one side. What should I do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Take a nutritious and protein-rich diet that includes pulses, milk products, and eggs. The routine application of gels and frequent blow drying of your hair causes hair problems and damage. So, kindly avoid that. Use Xgain shampoo (Vitamin E acetate, Soy Protein, and J...  Read Full »

Is my rapid weight gain and hair fall linked to each other?

Query: Hi doctor,I suffered from typhoid two to three months back and after the recovery I have gained a lot of weight, about 17 kg.I am also experiencing hair fall and severe dandruff in winter. Please tell me what can I do to lose weight and stop hair fall.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out. Weight gain and hair loss are typical symptoms of hypothyroidism. I would suggest you get your thyroid profile done. I am advising you of the medications temporarily to cure your symptoms. Take t...  Read Full »

My 6-year-old has too much hair fall all of a sudden. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is six years old. All of a sudden, there is too much hair fall. There are no lice or eggs. Her hair is clean. But for the past ten days, she has had a severe cold with a cough and running nose. What could be the cause? Suggest some remedies to overcome this hair fall probl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This kind of hair fall occurs post-illness, even with an episode of viral fever. Your daughter is just six years old. I advise to avoid medications for her hair problem at this age. You can consider a syrup containing multivitamins and zinc, but please do not give ...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

How do I control hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male. My problem is regular hair fall. How to control hair loss? Also, I want to regrow it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Before I can help you, please answer the following questions so I can be sure it is male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia. The average number of hair that fall for you in a day. Are you taking any medication? Have you fallen sick in the past one year? Doe...  Read Full »

I have a skin disease with itching in hands and legs with hair fall problem. Give me advice and details related to the disease.

Query: Dear Doctor, I have skin disease with itching in hands and legs along with heavy hair fall problem. I have attached my medical report and prescription (attachment removed to protect privacy). Give me advice and details related to the disease. Also I need more details about the prescription.  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your biopsy shows hansen's disease or leprosy in common language. To help you better, I need a few photos of the lesion and few more details. Also kindly answer the following questions: Do you have any dry hypopigmented patch anywhere on the body? Do you have any tingling...  Read Full »

My problem is hair loss. The doctor gave medication of minoxidil and finax

Query: Hi doctor, I am having hair loss problem and now it is in starting stage. I have consulted a doctor for this. He suggested Minoxidil and Finax. I would like to get a second opinion from you.  Read Full »

Dr. Devendra Ashok Jadhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am need of few important details regarding your hair fall. What is your age? Do you have any dandruff? If you are young and having hair loss without any dandruff then the prescribed treatment is very correct for you. Minoxidil is a vasodilator which increases blood s...  Read Full »

I developed a circular rash on my forehead after using hair loss medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male. For the past four years, I have been experiencing hair loss. About two and a half years ago, I started using Finasteride once a week along with a Ketoconazole shampoo 1 % and Lipogaine, which is similar to Rogaine. I would use this only at night usually using a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, I would say you have a male pattern hair loss also called as androgenetic alopecia. If you are comfortable using Rogaine solution, you can continue with it or consider Minoqilib 5% (Minoxidil) solution 1 ml at bed time over the scalp. ...  Read Full »

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