I have severe hair fall. And when the hair falls, I can see a white color substance at the root of the hair. Can I know what is that? Is it dandruff?
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I have noted your concerns, and this most likely seems to be due to telogen effluvium or hair fall. In this condition, three is loss of scalp hairs in their entire length from all areas of the scalp. The whitish bulb-like substance that you see at the root of the strands is a shrunken hair root which is in good health active and thicker but shrinks when the hairs are falling.
There are several ways in which patients of this condition are helped. These are
1. Do not brush the hairs when they are wet.
2. Avoid massaging and use of harsh chemicals.
3. Biotin, a vitamin taken orally helps in the majority of patients.
4. Correct your anemia and dietary habits.
Finally, have patience as that this disorder takes several weeks or months to clear up. In general, it responds well to measures.
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