Q. I am suffering from severe hairfall for past three months. Will my hair grow back?

Answered by
Dr. Chaitra Prakash
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 02, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have severe hair fall from three months. I am using medicines for one month. There is no improvement. I can see a white color substance at the root of my hair from three months. What should I do? Will my hair grow back?



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Hair undergoes a cycle of falling and regrowing. Since you are having hair fall for the last three months, it is likely to be telogen effluvium. In this condition, hair fall continues for three to four months due to a past illness or stress. It will revert to normal growth in the next four to five months. To hasten this process, medicines are given.

I am not aware of the medications you are taking. However, even if you have not noticed any improvement in one month, it is likely to effect in the coming months do not worry. The white substance at the hair root could be seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, which is sometimes associated with the hair solutions like Minoxidil. You could use Nizral 2 % (Ketoconazole) shampoo twice a week to treat this.

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