Stress Alopecia

Hair fall due to severe mental stress is called stress alopecia. The types of hair fall due to stress are telogen effluvium, trichotillomania, and alopecia areata. Hair fall due to stress is generally not permanent. Once the stress is under control, hair usually grows back.

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What is the cause of my sudden hair thinning?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. For a couple of years, I have been experiencing thinning of my hair across my entire scalp. There is no pattern. My hair is very brittle, sheds quite a lot, and will come out at the slightest touch. This change in my hair started very abruptly but did not impr...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The causes can be hormonal imbalance, insufficient protein intake, iron deficiency, certain drugs, hairstyles, hair procedures, rough handling, coloring, tablet Effluvium (Silicon-choline, Iron, vitamin E, essential nutrients, Arginine, Chelated Copper, Zinc), and certa...  Read Full »

Is my DHT level causing mild hair fall and flaky scalp?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. For the past three months, I have mild hair fall. I lose around 2 to 10 hair after every shower. I have never had hair fall in the past. I also did a background check with my family history; none had any baldness even in the 70s. I fear this would be the result of mas...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Flaky scalp not responding to Noskurf (combination of Climbazole, Piroctone Olamine, Aminodermine, and almond oil) lotion may be scalp psoriasis and need steroid plus Salicylic acid 6 % combination lotion. The pain is due to hair root inflammation, which is commonly...  Read Full »

Is scalp psoriasis curable?

Query: Hi doctor, I have psoriasis and would like to ask you whether I can apply castor oil to my head where I have psoriasis. I have severe hair loss. Can I use baby shampoo for my hair? And I also have another question: Despite eating a lot, how some girls are still thin? I hope I will get an answer s...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Scalp psoriasis is a very complicated disease. It needs multiple and extended duration therapy. Castor oil may work as a moisturizer, but it is not a treatment. There are a few shampoos containing Salicylic acid which could work better than regular shampoo. There are o...  Read Full »

Can Roaccutane result in anxiety and weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24 years old male. I am obese and have gray hair, top scalp hair loss, tiredness, anxiety, physical weakness, sleep paralysis, and dark-colored sweat. About three months ago, I knew that I am a vitamin D deficient. My vitamin D level was 5.1 ng/mL. I started taking vitamin D3 sup...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting a query. I read your query word by word. It is clear to me that you are suffering from obesity, depression, and high cholesterol level. 1. Although Roaccunate (Isotretinoin) is known to be responsible for causing anxiety and depressive symptoms, this...  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

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 »

Can hair fall be caused by stress?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend is 20 years old. She recently started losing her hair. Now, within two and a half months you can see her scalp near the front of her head and the very back of her head. It happened suddenly. And now she is pulling her hair out in clumps throughout the day. I have also notice...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me explain everything about hair fall. 100-150 hair fall every day is very normal. So, it should be considered as hair loss only if the number of hair falls more than this. Generalized hair fall in female is mostly due to stress, poor sleep, poor nutrition ...  Read Full »

How can feeling of guilt and fear be managed?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling very stressed for some issues. I am having a feeling of guilt and fear. How to cope with it?  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have reported feeling stressed for the past 5 days due to some issues. Were you completely normal before 5 days? It is common to feel stressed when faced with difficult life circumstances. You can follow these strategies to manage stress till you get better. 1...  Read Full »

Can excessive use of laptop cause hairfall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a student. Due to extensive use of the laptop for thesis writing and book readings, I am suffering from hair loss and hair whiteness, both problems are increasing day by day. Some people say that it might be due to the extensive use of laptop. Kindly suggest me some multivitamins...  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no link of hair loss and hair whitening and laptop usage, however, it can be due to stress which a student has. There is as such no treatment for reversing the hair whiteness. However, to stop that take Biotin supplements and use Vitamin-rich shampoo.  Read Full »

Shall I try some natural supplement to prevent hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I was blessed with a thick, dark and long hair. For a year or so, I have started experiencing deterioration in the quality of my hair. I am experiencing thinning, loss of luster, split ends and hair fall with alarming rate. I was stressed during my board exams, but i...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can try DasGro supplements. I also suggest Proanagen tablets. Rather than Tricogro hair serum, use Minoxidil 2% lotion twice daily on dry hair for three to six months. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the treatment with consent. ...  Read Full »

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