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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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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 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 »

Can water cause hair to turn white?

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 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 »

I am a 23-year-old man with premature greying of hair. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male with 134.48 pounds of weight and 5.74 feet of height. I have an issue with increasing white hair on my head. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, welcomes you. I understand your concern and will try my best to give you all the answers in a very easy and clear manner. There are several reasons for the premature greying of hair, but it may be genetically inherited also. However I suggest you follow these instructions to he...  Read Full »

I have nerve pain and white hair on the nose. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had nerve pain in my hands, fingers, and feet. In the last two months, the tip of my nose, hair, and several of my face hairs have gone white. Certain regions of my skin have become sensitive when I touch them. I have a history of gastritis, which flares up. I am getting anx...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Do you have a history of HIV? Have you got your vitamin D3 and B12 levels checked? I recommend that you begin by taking vitamin A tablets. I hope this helps. Thank you.   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 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 »

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 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 »

I am 38 years old and my beard on the chin area is turning white. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38-year-old and I have a white beard only on the chin area but the other sides of the beard are black. Also, I have black hair. The beard in the chin area is turning white for the last three years and it is gradually increasing. I have a white beard only on the chin. I am not on a...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would suggest you to check for serum ferritin levels, if they are low. Answer the questions for more details and further suggestions. How often do you use razors and which razor do you use? Is the chin part under chronic friction? Are you under any kind of str...  Read Full »

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 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 (M...  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 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 or ...  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 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 »

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