White Hair

The human body has numerous hair follicles lining the skin. It produces melanin. On aging, hair follicles lose their pigment and result in white hair. The causes of having white hair at a young age are genetics, stress, autoimmune disorder, thyroid disease, vitamin B12 deficiency, and smoking. It is stopped by taking an increased amount of vitamin B12 supplements, vitamin B5 supplements, antioxidants, and protecting hair from ultraviolet radiation.

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I have recurrent gray hair despite taking medication. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I have grey hair. I went to a dermatologist. Under his prescription, I took Biotin and P-amino benzoic acid tablets for eight months. After that, he asked me to pull out all the white hairs. I pulled most of it. Also, I did not feel any pain while pulling white hair,...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The oral supplement which you have taken is supposed to work also a topical Altris 5 solution. There are no other alternative medications other than these. You should continue the application of Altris 5 lotion on...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicine to turn white hair to black.

Query: Hello doctor, Most of my hair has turned white. I also have a white beard and white hairs in my mustache. Please prescribe best medicines to make all my hair totally black. I do not want to dye them as dye contains peroxide which will cause hair loss. So, please prescribe the best medicine to turn m...  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Grey hairs are resistant to any kind of treatment and it might be due to either genetic or micronutrient deficiency. If it is due to micronutrient deficiency it can be controlled with the help of the following medication. Tablet Curlzvit (a combination of Biotin, C...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old with severe dandruff and white hair. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old, suffering from severe dandruff and white hair. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You have dandruff and premature graying of hairs. Dandruff can range from 0 to 10, from no trace of scaling to massive scaling. In your case, since you have dandruff, it may be the cause of hair fall. Therefore, I...  Read Full »

I have hair loss, and my body weight is low for my height. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am not particularly strong, concerning my height and body. And feels exhausted after an hour of hard work. As a result, I fell asleep quickly. My hair is also falling out and turning white. What should I do to gain weight and strength to compete with people my age? And what should be don...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is difficult to gain weight if your metabolic rate is high. Your calorie intake should exceed your calorie expenditure. Take a multivitamin to help your body adjust to more stress. Eat well, and eating smaller meals is easier to digest ...  Read Full »

What can cause one white hair in the eyebrows, and white spots on the neck and face?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some white spots on my neck and face. Even, I have some white hair on my eyebrows also. I have white hair in my head for a long time. I have PCOD. Before two months, I had a C-section delivery. After this, I started to have these spots. Kindly go through my attached pictures.   Read Full »

Dr. Priya B. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures and descriptions (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are suffering from a benign condition called pityriasis Versicolor. It is a superficial fungal infection that occurs commonly in the summer months. Drink lots of wate...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution to stop graying of hair at young age.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I have some white hairs when I saw in the mirror and I feel sad about this. If I plug the white hairs then more white hairs will be produced. Is it true? Please clarify my doubt and suggest a solution. I hate myself because of this.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I can understand that you are troubled with premature greying of hair. To rule out other causes, I needed you to answer a few of my queries related to the history of the presentation. Approximately, how many hairs are greyed? Is there any ulcer o...  Read Full »

I am getting white hair, and it's been increasing gradually. Is this the effect of water?

Query: Hi, I am getting white hair from last 3 years, and the number has increased in the last 3 months. Is this the effect of water.¬†Kindly suggest the medicine for this problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Water has no effect on graying of hair though hard water can cause dryness of hair. If your parents also had premature graying of hair then yours is hereditary (genetically inherited). You can start tablet PABA 100mg once a day for 2 months. This will prevent further...  Read Full »

Is there any way to reverse greying of hair?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old and having hairfall problem from the past 2 to 3 years and I used Minoxidil for a year but no use and slowly it looks like my male pattern baldness is increasing. The thing is last week I had hair tonsure. I noticed a lot of grey hair has come which makes me concern...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumaresan Muthuvel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your hairfall- Does anybody in your family suffer from baldness or premature greying? What is the percentage of Minoxidil you have been using all these days? Did you consult a dermatologist till now? Hair dye never increase the chance of greying. You can use t...  Read Full »

Is Mometasone furoate cream used for acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am seriously facing acne pimples problem. Sometimes they occur on my face when I masturbate. If I use Mometasone, it gives a good result. Is it okay to continue this?  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is a universal issue in the age group of 15 to 25 years due to hormonal changes in adolescents. However, there are multiple effective treatment options depending on the grade and severity of the problem. Mometasone is a topical steroid and is to be avoided strictl...  Read Full »

I have lots of pimple, acne scars, dark circles and increasing white hair. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 22, and I have lots of pimple, acne scars, and dark circles. I am trying to get rid of them since last year. And I have white hair which are increasing. My nails are very week, and my foot nails become dead after some time. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly send images of your lesions to help you better.   Read Full »

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