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Dr. Sherif

Dermatologist, Chennai

Dr. Sherif Dermatologist, Chennai
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Hair Loss in Men and Women

B.Sc, BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
Hair Loss in Men and Women

When a new baby is born, he or she has soft, fine and downy hair called lanugo that disappears shortly after the birth. Normally hair on the scalp and other parts of body becomes thicker and coarser. In middle age, hair growth can be seen on the ears of men and women develop the same on face at the time of menopause. This is due to change in endocrine pattern. 

Stages of Hair Growth: 

  1. ANAGEN HAIR (Period of Active Growth): The stage when the growing is in process, the hair is called 'Anagen' hair. Anagen hair keeps on growing from two to five years. In Anagen hair, the cells of follicle grow, divide and are keratinized in order to make hair grow. Having keratin means that the base of the hair shaft is moist and soft and the rest of hair shaft above hair bulb is dark pigmented. 
  2. CATAGEN HAIR (Period of Transition or Breakdown and Change): When the hair is under transition stage, which is from root to end, the hair is called 'catagen' hair. Catagen hair, begin transitional, live for about 7 to 15 days. During this transition phase, the growth activity of the hair stops. Growth of hair is not a continuous affair as some people think. Hair growing takes a resting phase during which no growth takes place and the roots of the resting hair become club-shaped. It is this condition that is called club hairs. 
  3. TELOGEN HAIR (Resting Stage before Resumption Of Growth): Catagen hair live for some time and when they are in the state of rest without any change, they are called 'Telogen' hair. Telogen hair are also called club hair. They are in the state of rest for three to four months before they grow or are pushed from follicle due to growth of another hair or due to some harsh combing/ brushing or hard massaging/continuous drying of hair by hot hair-blower or in fight etc. 

All these are mechanical reasons. 

Factors that Influence the Hair Growth Age: 

Growth of hair is fastest from the age of fifteen to late twenties. The hair grows faster and the rate of growth slows down when he hair have grown to its maximum. There is no limit to maximum but some doctors are of the opinion that this limit is three feel and when the hair are over three feet long, the growth rate drops to half the former growth rate. 

  1. Nervous and circulatory system: The hair is affected by the state of the nervous system and circulatory system. This means that hair have a direct relation with functioning of the entire human organism, mind, sentiments, emotions and the body. Any such stimulation in the body by grief, emotions, etc. makes impact over the opulence of the nerve and blood supply to the head. If grief or emotions continue for some days, it affects the growth of hair. 
  2. Chemicals & Drugs: Chemical and drug reactions also affect the growth of hair. The coloring of hair and dyeing of hair are virtually exposure to chemical reactions and many persons who dye or color their hair have retarded hair growth or encounter falling of hair. 
  3. Heredity: The heredity/genes actually determine the hair density, growth and color of hair. 
  4. Hormones: Hormonal change is one of the reasons for growth of hair. Your Hair ? An Index to your Health. Our hair is not just 'dead' protein it is a pointer to what is happening deep inside our body and mind. Hair has more to it than what appears on the surface. It says a lot more about us than what the stars foretell. The health of our hair and scalp provides us with insightful cues about a host of 'latent' health disorders. In addition, our hair, like our psyche, responds to both physical and emotional stressors, including underlying health deviations, much before apparent clinical symptoms manifest. 

DRY, LIMP, THIN HAIR: 

This may be a 'cursor' for hypothyroidism. In some cases, the 'tell-tale' sign is hair loss on the eyebrows, especially in the outer third of the eyebrow. 

SCALY OR CRUSTY PATCHES ON THE SCALP:
This indicates psoriasis, a common skin disorder. It occurs when the skin for a toss, sending out flawed signals that accelerate the turnover and growth of skin cells. The detection of psoriasis can help us prevent and treat more serious condition- especially psoriatic arthritis, or painful swelling of the joints with scaly psoriatic distress. 

OVERALL THINNING:
It's customary to shed about 50-100 hairs a day. But, when hair appears to be coming out in 'clumps' it's time for action. A job loss can cause such hair loss. Likewise, about of flu or fever, illnesses like jaundice, typhoid and malaria can cause hair loss. Most importantly, diabetes and hypertension can also cause such hair loss, much before they may be clinically diagnosed. 

DRY, BRITTLE HAIR BREAKS EASILY:
This kind of hair loss can be a sign of autoimmune disorders, early onset diabetes and thyroid disease. 

GREY HAIR: This is no 'red signal' to be concerned that you are getting to 'look old' too early .It is a 'tell-tale' sign of stress, depression, or emotional anguish. However, diffuse grey hair at a young age may be indicative of thyroid problems and vitamin B deficiency. This problem is hereditary also.

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My forehead becoming black and on my face some pimples are there due to that some dark black spots on face I am taking codox tablet and vitamin A tablet and applying eukroma cream with climnskin on face by mixing but result is very less if I am missing tablets then pimples are increasing.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
My forehead becoming black and on my face some pimples are there due to that some dark black spots on face I am takin...
stop them and apply oxidoben gel alt night full face peanut size amount for few months and Biluma cream at other night For few months
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My hairfall problem is increase daily m try some medicine but hairfall is not stop then tell me what can I do.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
My hairfall problem is increase daily m try some medicine but hairfall is not stop then tell me what can I do.
DEAR Lybrate USER. You have to follow some basic things so that you get better results in a short period of time. …. 1) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods. 2) sleep upto 10.30 pm 3) avoid coffee and tea…. 4) avoid use of any hair oil, soap…for 15-30 days… A) take 30ml of AUDUMBARAVLEHA and 10 ml of honey early in the morning on empty stomach and at night before sleep. B) take 2-2 tablets of lakshyadi guggul with audumbaravleha…. C) take 2 tsf of FLAX SEEDS along with 2 tsf of jiggery and 2 tablets of LEELAVILAS RASA after meals…. D) apply equal quantity mixture of fresh lemon juice and aloe vera juice on the roots of hairs…. Leave it for 30-45 minutes…. After that wash hairs with ROOTZ SHAMPOO (rajah ayurveda) two times in a week……E) take 3 tsf of SHATAVARI KALPA along with 250 ml of lukewarm milk early in the morning instead of breakfast…… do all things for 30 days. These things are much more effective. Consult to me for further suggestion. THANKS.
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Hi sir, I have scabies and I consulted my city doctor and I used medicine and lotion and anti scabies soap also but when we use medicine I controls and after wards it start itching so, please tell me the perfect medicine and lotion cream and soap. Sir scabies have any course to use medicine.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
Getting cured of scabies is easy. Before that you should not share anything with others like clothes, towels, bed and bed linen, soaps,
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I had used topical steroids on my face for last 6 years for acne. I stopped in January. But since then I had on and off redness, and since may its dry crusty. Right now my face is full of dry yellow crusty scales, below which at some places its raw red. It burns a lot. I came through topical steroid withdrawal (tsw) and I almost find 90% of its symptoms in me. Doctors TLD its rosacea, but except redness. I don't have any other symptoms of it. Can anyone help me. And currently since 2 days I just wash my face with water and not apply anything. My face is full of those scales, prominent where you used to apply steroids the most. What do I have exactly.

MD - Ayurveda, Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Yoga Instructors Certificate
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I had used topical steroids on my face for last 6 years for acne. I stopped in January. But since then I had on and o...
Hello. It seems there is rakta dusti meaning derangement in the blood and tissue locally. You can use saribadyasava syrup 15 ml twice daily diluted with equal water after food and tab gandhaka rasayana 2 tab (or 500 mg) twice daily after food and tab chandanadi vati 2 tab twice daily. If you do not find improvement in about a weeks period, you can approach an ayurveda doctor for leech therapy, which can reduce local tissue problems.
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I have black spots on my face. I used dark spot removal cream for more than 4 months but did not see any change. Sugest some ways. Thankyou.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have black spots on my face. I used dark spot removal cream for more than 4 months but did not see any change. Suge...
Homoeopathic cream ANTIMARKS CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply twice daily in circular fashion Dark spots are primarily caused by acne, blemishes and black heads. The percentage of dark spots increases as the exposure to the sun increases too. Since the rate of melanin would be decreases, it leads in turn to the darkening of the skin. So, apply sunscreen (Homoeopathic SUNCARE cream of BAKSON Company) , every time you go out and follow the recipes below in order to get relief from dark spots. Instead of using the chemical products for your skin, try using some natural home remedies. Using home remedies can work out to be much cheaper than chemical based products and they can help treat your condition without any side effects. Caring for your skin is highly important. Here are some home remedies that allow your skin to be free of dark spots, black spots or pimple marks or even acne scars on the face. 1.Take a medium sized tomato and squeeze the juice from it, add one tablespoon of lemon juice to the tomato juice and stir the mixture well. Apply on the face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse the face with warm water. 2.Take pulp from Aloe Vera leaves and let it dry in the sun for 5 minutes and then add few drops of lemon juice to the dried pulp. Apply this mixture on the face and wash it off after 15 minutes. The results are quite good. 3.Onions have anti-microbial properties and they help remove the acne related scars and spots. Take an onion and cut it into several pieces, grind them and then, separate the juice from the beaten onions. Apply this mixture on the affected areas; allow the mixture to remain on the skin for a few minutes and rinse off with water.
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Hello doctor. My lips have black color in corner. When I look into my face I feel dull due to this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Prepare a solution of equal proportion of rosewater and glycerine and apply daily night on lip for 2 months. See the change.
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I am 21 year old boy and I am having hair loss problem. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 21 year old boy and I am having hair loss problem. What should I do?
Hi. Let me you about hairfall. In layman's language, hairfall can be divided into 2 types - temporary hairfall and permanent which is called 'Hairloss' rather and leads to bald areas of smooth and shiny surface. In temporary hairfall, hair grows back again from the same hair root, but in case of permanent hairloss, because of formation of DHT (Di- Hydro -Testosterone) around hair root it gets choked up which subsequently affects the blood supply to the hair and thus hair root is lost forever. Many factors are responsible formation of this DHT or hairloss- hereditary, post-illness/ ailment, post-delivery, post- chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, hormaonal imbalance, insufficient sleep, sudden loss of weight, stress/ tensions/ excessive anger any other underlying diseases, etc. Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs, pulses, legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnut and almonds), iron-rich food like green vegetables, also take flaxseeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smooking and excessive alcohol intake. Avoid junk food and any kind of beverages (tea, coffee, aerated drinks, cold drinks, etc.) Avoid canned/ tinned food or food that contains preservatives (eat fresh ones). Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you FIT and YOUNG!! Also, take homoeopathic Rx - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200/ twice a day for 1 month and revert me back.
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I am 27 year old boy. I have been facing the problem of hair fall for the last couple of months. Bald patch has appeared on my head. Kindly suggest homeopathic treatment.

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
I am 27 year old boy. I have been  facing the problem of hair fall for the last couple of months.  Bald patch has app...
Hi, please take homeopathic medicine lyco 200, acid phos 200 5 drops in few luke water once a day and apply arnica q plus jaborandi q mix with glycerine over bald part. Apply arnica shampoo and report back after with feedback.
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I am having heavy dandruff problem and itching also on scalp and chest. Is it psoriasis. If it what is the medicine.

BHMS, Certificate course from University of Pennsylvania
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am having heavy dandruff problem and itching also on scalp and chest. Is it psoriasis. If it what is the medicine.
It may be a case of psoriasis. You have to consult with your primary care physician to diagnose it. If it is a normal case of dandruff, try to intake lots of water, fruits and apply Cochleria Q mixed with coconut oil on your scalp every bed time at night.
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I have rashes on my back. They keep appearing again and again. The rashes are initially red and few days later turn black.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have rashes on my back. They keep appearing again and again. The rashes are initially red and few days later turn b...
Hi. Tale Rhus Tox. 30 and Kali Brom. 30 - both thrice daily for a month. Use Schwabe's Refreshing Cool bathing bath only. Wear cotton clothes including inners. Avoid wearing wet clothes.
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I am 37 years old. I have a Problem of hair fall It is thinning and falling Actually it is a hereditary in my family. My dad and uncles all have gone bald. Is there any special treatment for hereditary hair fall problem.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
I am 37 years old. I have a Problem of hair fall
It is thinning and falling Actually it is a hereditary in my family....
Try keshkanti oil from ramdev at bedtime it is really effective do pranayam daily for ten minutes. Take tablet keralego men daily for six months. Avoid junk food and fried food. If still you suffer from hair fall, go for hair transplant.
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I'm very nervous and afraid because of my hair fall. I'm 19 years old and loosing my hair's so I'd like to ask you about the solution to stop the hair fall and grow some hair as well.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I'm very nervous and afraid because of my hair fall. I'm 19 years old and loosing my hair's so I'd like to ask you ab...
Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to a loss of hair from the head or body. Baldness can refer to general hair loss or male pattern hair loss. Hair loss and hypotrichosis have many causes including androgenetic alopecia, fungal infection, trauma (e. G. Due to (trichotillomania), radiotherapy, chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies (e. G. iron deficiency), and autoimmune diseases (e. G. alopecia areata. Hair loss severity occurs across a spectrum with extreme examples including alopecia totalis (total loss of hair on the head) and alopecia universalis (total loss of all hair on the head and body). The most common cause of alopecia is *Androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern or female-pattern hair loss) *Androgenetic alopecia is an androgen-dependent hereditary disorder in which dihydrotestosterone plays a major role. This form of alopecia may eventually affect up to 80% of white men by the age of 70 (male-pattern hair loss) and about half of all women (female-pattern hair loss). Other common causes of hair loss are *Drugs (including chemotherapeutic agents) *Infection (eg, tinea capitis, kerion, cellulitis of the scalp) *Systemic disorders (disorders that cause high fever, SLE, endocrine disorders, and nutritional deficiencies) *Alopecia areata Less common causes are primary hair shaft abnormalities, autoimmune diseases, heavy metal poisoning, and rare dermatologic conditions. Homoeopathy offers best and permanent solution for hair loss ,the medicine should be selected based on symptom totality and correct individualisation, some medicines such as Sulphur, Lycopodium, Merc Sol, Nitricum acidum, Calcarea carb, Graphites, acid fluoric are very effective in treating hair loss.
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Remedy for very much dry skin especially in face. Please suggest me some best cream for dry skin on face. Im not able to tolerate it.

M.D.PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Remedy for very much dry skin especially in face. Please suggest me some best cream for dry skin on face. Im not able...
Use dove soap, nivea moisturiser cream. And drink plenty water have fresg vegies fruits regularly. Avoid junk fast foods.
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I am suffering from hair loss since 7 months. I have tried everything but nothing is working. Suggest me something which work properly.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am suffering from hair loss since 7 months. I have tried everything but nothing is working. Suggest me something wh...
The hair falls and dandruff occur due to internal functional change and external pollution. Loss of sleep. To much tension, meat diet and improper food. First you follow the above advice and use the following hair oil and shampoo, for 30 days, after that consult for correction of internal imbalance of the body by medicine B&T HAIR GROWTH OIL ARNICA SHAMPOO. B&T akne sor soap If not available locally, BUY ON LINE from Dr. Willmar schabe india.
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Meri 15 din me shadi hai muze apne face pr glow lane k liye kya krna chahiy. Aur muze dark cercle b aague hai kya kru?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kottayam
Meri 15 din me shadi hai muze apne face pr glow lane k liye kya krna chahiy. Aur muze dark cercle b aague hai kya kru?
Congratulations lybrate-user dark circle ke liya aloo paste me dahi milakar apply karo. Skin glow ke liya lime juice with honey apply karo.
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My wife labia are always swollen and some time puss is also seen there. We have consulted many doctors but gync refer to skin and skin refer to gync.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
My wife labia are always swollen and some time puss is also seen there.
We have consulted many doctors but gync refer...
You can give her rhus tox 1m / 5 drops in little water twice a day for two days only. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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I am suffering from scabies since 7 month It is repeating now days in 9-10 days any suggestion for this disease.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Udupi
If you have scabies Apply Scaboma lotion from neck to toe and take bath after 12 hrs.Give dress and bedsheets to washerman.SINGLE application.
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I want my childhood smooth fairy face, then what I do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath,
I want my childhood smooth fairy face, then what I do?
You can take berberis aq.- q / put 10 to 15 drops on cotton and apply on the affected area twice a day for two weeks. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.
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I am only 20 years old. But still I had many white hairs on head. What is the reason for this? Is this normal. What I should do to reduce or remove them?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I am only 20 years old. But still I had many white hairs on head. What is the reason for this? Is this normal. What I...
1 White hair Premature Greying of Hair: • Premature greying is when hair loses its natural pigmentation at an early age Causes: • Lack of nutrition to the scalp due to improper diet • Stress • Deficiency in vitamins like: O Iron O Copper O Iodine O Vitamin B • Not cleaning the scalp regularly • Using very hot water while washing hair • Excessive blow drying • Regular usage of hair dyes • Hereditary condition Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberries: 1. Cut, deseed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to a paste 2. Apply this paste on the scalp 3. Leave it for 15-20 min 4. Wash hair with normal water Tips: • Massage scalp regularly with warm mustard or coconut oil to prevent premature greying For treatment hair regrowth stemcell and prp theraphy and hair transplant consult privetly in purna skin hair and cosmetic clinic Gulbarga karnataka.
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