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Hair 4U 5% Spray

Hair 4U 5% Spray

Manufacturer: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Aminexil, Minoxidil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Hair 4U 5% Spray is used in the treatment of hair loss, effectively promoting hair growth for those having the condition of alopecia. It increases the circulation of blood to hair follicles which triggers an increase in hair growth and also prevents the hardening of hair shaft and the buildup of collagen around it. It can be used by both men and women dealing with hereditary hair loss or androgenic alopecia.

Surprising as it may seem, but Hair 4U 5% Spray has no reported side effects. However, it is not advisable to use hair cream products during the treatment period. It has also been found that Hair 4U 5% Spray may provide best results for those at the early stages of hair loss, while those at the later stages may see absolutely no results.

This medicine is often used with minoxidil but in some cases it can be used separately. Ideally only two treatments in a year are adequate, with each treatment taking place over a period of 6 weeks. Hair 4U 5% Spray is available in vials of 6ml that is to be applied once every day, on dry hair, for six consecutive weeks.

In addition to its intended effect, Hair 4U 5% Spray may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache
Edema
Abnormal hair growth on a women face and body.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Zeropecia solution may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Zeropecia solution is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no interaction between liver impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Hair 4U 5% Spray, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Wockhardt Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

Extreme hair fall in the lumps from root of hair, combing hair means losing my hair for me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Extreme hair fall in the lumps from root of hair, combing hair means losing my hair for me.
Hello, scalp visibility with reduced hair density is caused due to stress & anxiety obstructing  growth of hairs affecting hair follicles & sebaceous glands resulting in hair loss, hence, you need to  regulate your life style, first. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish hair follicles to check hair loss. Take, plenty of water  to moisten your  scalp to check dandruff, in order to condition hair follicles to check hair loss. Gastric disorder, triggers hair loss, hence, take,  easily digestible diet on time to check gastric disorder. Avoid, junk food, Alcohol & nicotine, scorching Sun & dust. Take, homoeopathic medicine:@ Acid phos 1000-6 pills, weekly. @ Jabornady Q-20 drops with olive oil,  apply on scalp. You may opt hair loss package to ascertain a better result Take care.
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I am facing hair fall from last 1 year. Can I take follihair tablet? Isn't it harmful? Or can you suggest me any medicine for hair fall?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am facing hair fall from last 1 year. Can I take follihair tablet? Isn't it harmful? Or can you suggest me any medi...
Hello, Reduced hair density is caused due to stress & anxiety obstructing  growth of hairs affecting hair follicles & sebaceous glands resulting in hairloss, hence, you need to  regulate your life style, first. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish hair follicles to check hairloss. Tk, plenty of water  to moisten your  scalp to check dandruff, inorder to condition hair follicles to check hairloss. Gastric disorder, triggers hair loss, hence, tk,  easily digestible diet on time to check gastric disorder. Avoid, junkfood,  alcohol & nicotine, scorching Sun & dust. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Acid phos 1000-6 pills, wkly. @ Jabornady Q-20 drops with olive oil,  apply on scalp. You may opt 'hair loss package 'to ascertain a better result Tk, care.
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I am going through lot of hair fall and I am having allot of dandruff (scales in my head)

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
I am going through lot of hair fall and I am having allot of dandruff (scales in my head)
HELLO, CAUSES OF your HAIR FALL OR LOSS/DANDRUFF.- 1.Nutritional deficiencies - Specially Biotin, Vit B Complex, iron,folate, calcium,vit d deficiency. 2.Harmonal imbalances-Androgens Thyroid stress harmones etc 3.Infections-Scalp skin infections. 4.Autoimmunity and other systemic diseases. 5.Psychological- stress anxiety etc. 6.Diet.Ireegular unhealthy bfood habits excess salt sodium. 7.High fluorides Bore well water. 8.Improper sleep paterns. 9.Concentrated drugs dyes shampoos and chemicals. 10. Dehydration and increased body temperature. TREATMENT DEPENDS UOPN UNDERLINING CAUSE. TIPS TO AVOID HAIR FALL- 1.Nutritional Diet rich in vitamins proteins minerals. Fruits dry fruits and green leafy vegitables. 2.Suppliments with Biotin rich multivitamin multiminerals. 3.Mild herbal antifungal shampoos to counter infections. 4.Huygein care. Head baths twice at least in a week. 5.Identifications hormonal status and correcting harmones. 6.Autoimmune diseases management, 7.Managing stress anxiety good night sleep. 8.Low salt sodium diet. Avoiding fast and junk foods. 9.Avoidingstrongs drugs and hair dyes and creams. 10. Yoga sheershasan. HOME REMEDIES 1.Sweetcoconut burfi, amla candy intake. 2.Hibiscus oil, til oil, almond oil, amla oil application. 3.Amalaki aloevera Juice intake. 4.Drinking 4 liters of water per day. 5.Regular oil head massage. 6.Taking fruits dry fruits per day. Dates apicrots almonds etc. AYURVEDIC OILS- 1.Mahabhrigaraj oil. 2.Neelibhrugyadi oil. SHAMPOO Vatika. FOR HAIR REGROWTH 1.Cap.Bhringraj 2.Cap.Punarnava. I need your detailed history investigations and previous medication details to understand what is the cause and solution for your problems. I HAVE VERY GOOD TREATMENT FOR AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HAIR FALL/LOSS. NO SIDE EFFECTS. U Can consult me for this problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosporous life ahead?. GOD BLESS U. REGARDS .
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I am suffering From dandruff from 1 year. In the head the dandruff is coming as liters. Can you please tell me perfect remedy.

MD MEDICINE
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering From dandruff from 1 year. In the head the dandruff is coming as liters. Can you please tell me perfec...
Good evening lybrate-user ,dandruff is a fungal infection of scalp and its severity depends on your immunity and skin conditions. You could take ketaconazole 2% shampoo for hair wash on every alternate day. You could privetly consult for further help.
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I am a runner. Ran couple of half marathons last year. Used to run 50 km per week. I am having hair fall issue and had dandruff. Doctor suggested me ketoconazole and fluconazole. I am looking for permanent remedy and hair growth. I am on insulin since last 13 year. My blood sugar level if fine. Having prescribed medicine gave me little relief but still issues are there.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am a runner. Ran couple of half marathons last year. Used to run 50 km per week. I am having hair fall issue and ha...
Hello, Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body & scalp. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish your body & hair follicles. Your diet be easily digestible on time to check gastric disorder that triggers loss of hair. Tk homoeopathic medicine:@ Acid phos 1000-5 drops, wkly. @ Jabornady Q-20. Drops mixed with olive oil apply on scalp. Tk, care.
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Appendectomy - Long Term Complications Associated With It!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery), FMAS (Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Appendectomy - Long Term Complications Associated With It!

What is an Appendectomy?

An appendectomy (which is sometimes referred to ‘appendicectomy’) is the surgical elimination of the organ known as the appendix. Appendectomy is mostly performed as an emergency surgical procedure, when patients suffer from appendicitis.

How is Appendectomy Performed?

Appendectomy can be performed both as an open operation as well as laparoscopically. An appendectomy is most often performed laparoscopically, if the diagnosis is in doubt, or if the patients feel that they need to hide their telltale surgical scars near their umbilicus or in the pubic hair line.

However, although laparoscopic appendectomy has its cosmetic advantages, and its recovery time is a little quicker, this procedure is more expensive than conventional open surgery.

Conventional Open Appendectomy

In the conventional open surgery, the surgeon makes an incision which is less than 3 inches in length in the lower right section of the abdomen. Once the infected appendix is identified, the surgeon separates the infected appendix from its surrounding tissues and removes it surgically from the cecum (an intraperitoneal pouch that forms the junction of the small and large intestine). After that, the cecum is closed and is returned back into the abdomen. In the end, the muscle layers and the skin are sewn together and the incision is closed.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy (LA)

While performing appendectomy laparoscopically, which is also known as LA, four incisions of 1 inch in length are made in the abdomen. One incision is made near the umbilicus, while another one is made in an appropriate region between the umbilicus and the pubis. The other two incisions, which are even smaller in size, are made in the right side of the lower abdomen. The surgeon then passes the camera and special laparoscopy instruments through these openings and after identifying, frees the appendix from its surrounding tissues. Next, the appendix is removed from the cecum and the site of its former attachment is sewed. The infected appendix is removed from the body of the patient through any one of the two 1 inch incisions. In the end, the laparoscopic instruments are removed and the incisions are sutured and closed. During this whole procedure, the intraperitoneal space is filled with medical grade carbon dioxide gas, to inflate the abdomen, which is released after the surgery.

Recovery Time For Appendectomy

The recovery time for appendectomy depends on and varies with the type of procedure and anesthesia used during the surgery. While laparoscopic appendectomy can be done on an outpatient basis so that the patients can recover back at home, an open surgical procedure will require an overnight or even longer hospital stay.

Normally patients after appendectomy can resume their normal daily activities within a few days. However, for full recovery, it may take four to six weeks. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities during this period of time.

Risk and Long Term Consequences of Removing the Appendix-

While wound infections are the most common complications of this surgery, formation of an abscess in the area of the surgical incision and also in the area close to the removed appendix has also been noticed as an aftermath of appendectomy.

Other rare complications may include lack of intestinal peristalsis (ileus), gangrene of the bowel, injuries to the internal organs and infections in the peritoneal cavity (peritonitis).

Major long-term consequences of appendectomy include increased risks of bowel obstruction, stump appendicitis (infection in the retained portion of the appendix still stuck with the cecum) and development of incisional hernia at the site of the scar.

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Penis Rash Prevention Tips

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Rash Prevention Tips

Considering all the hard work it does, it's surprising that the penis has skin that is so delicate and sensitive. Of course, part of the reason for that sensitivity is that it increases the pleasure a man feels when the penis is engaged in sexual activity. But it also makes the skin more likely to develop a penis rash, a very common penis health concern. Since a penis rash can be an annoyance - and can in some cases result in a need to abstain from sexual activity - it's good to practice rash prevention whenever possible. With that in mind, this article offers a number of penis rash prevention tips.

- Use protection. Most often (fortunately), a penis rash is a result of fairly benign circumstances, such as too much bacteria or friction. But in some cases it results from a sexually-transmitted infection (STI), which can be much more serious. In order to lessen the chances of contracting an STI, men should be sure to wear condoms when engaging in partner-based sex.

- Avoid too much heat. A penis rash often results from sweating, which in turn is often due to excess heat. The penis tends to be somewhat hot in the first place, due to being encased in two layers of clothing, surrounded by insulating pubic hair, etc. So taking steps to avoid more heat generation can help. For example, exercising outside on a really hot day could be replaced with exercising in an air conditioned gym setting. Similarly, wearing lighter, looser clothing can help reduce sweating and bacteria as well.

- Avoid drying out. Rashing also occurs when penis skin becomes too dry - which, ironically, also often occurs when there is too much sweat. That may seem contradictory, but when a person sweats, the body releases not just water but also some oils. These oils are what help to keep the skin moist, so excess sweating can also result in dryness. One way to help with this problem is to keep the body hydrated and drink plenty of water every day - and especially during times of high heat. Dry air can also cause the penis skin to dry out; this can occur in the summer if a room is too air conditioned or in cooler months when there is less humidity in the air. Finally, taking showers that are too long or too hot can also sap the skin of moisturizing oils.

- Use gentle cleansers. Both when washing the penis and washing clothing, be sure to use gentle cleansers. Often soaps or detergents include harsh chemicals or fragrances that can actively irritate sensitive penis skin. For most men, the milder the better.

- Know your triggers. Every person's body reacts to various things in different ways. Some things are more likely to create a penis rash for one man than for another. For example, often stress can play a role in rashing; if this is the case, a man should take steps to avoid stress and find ways to relax and de-stress when stressful situations are unavoidable. Similarly, some foods may cause a "break out." Knowing what these are and controlling intake of them is another penis rash prevention strategy.

- Replenish with a reliable penis health crème. One other penis rash prevention idea is to daily apply a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). This works best when the selected crème contains both a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). These two ingredients can create a moisture seal which helps lock in the oils the skin needs. It also helps if the crème contains vitamin D, which is called a miracle vitamin by some for the health benefits that it bestows on skin and cells.

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Does The Headphones Damage Your Hearing Irreversibly?

MS ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Noida
Does The Headphones Damage Your Hearing Irreversibly?

Did you know your earphones are making you deaf? Here's how.

Fact: Roughly 1.1 billion people worldwide within the age group of 12-35 have been found to be at an increased risk of developing hearing problems.

Listening to loud music on handheld devices using earphones has become a common trend among youngsters these days. You might find it very relaxing to plug in your earphones and escape into your own world of music, but you need to know that this can cause serious damage to your ears. The worst part: you won't realise your ears are being damaged until it's too late.

So, exactly how is loud music damaging your ears?

Continuous exposure to loud music from earphones or other sources results in a medical condition known as Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), which can be associated with irreversible damage to the ears resulting in deafness.

When you hear loud music for a considerable amount of time every day it affects your hair cells (nerve cells responsible for sending sound signals to the brain) negatively, so that their ability to respond to sound decreases. If this keeps on happening for many months, eventually the hair cells are damaged beyond repair. These cells cannot be regenerated, making you permanently deaf.

How loud is too loud?

If your ears are exposed to sounds at 95, 100, 105, 110 and 115 dB (decibel, the unit used for measuring sound) for 4 hours, 2 hours, 1 hour, 30 minutes and 15 minutes each day respectively, your ears are at risk of getting severely damaged. Also, playing music at 120 dB or above can damage your ears instantly. You can have a realistic idea about the relation between decibels and sounds you commonly hear by referring to this list:

  1. 30 dB: soft whisper
  2. 75 dB: busy traffic
  3. 90 dB: noise of a motorcycle at 25 feet
  4. 100 dB: noise of a farm tractor
  5. 140 dB: jet plane taking off

Moreover, if you experience the following symptoms regularly, there's a high chance that you need to get your ears treated soon:

  1. A ringing sound in your ears when you are at a quiet place, which vanishes after a few minutes
  2. You need to raise the volume of TV or music to the fullest to hear it properly
  3. You have difficulty in hearing people talking at a distance of just 3 feet

Tips For Safer Listening

  1. Use earplugs: The louder the noise and the longer you're exposed to it, the greater the chance of damaging your hearing. Protect your ears with ear protectors – earplugs or earmuffs – and get away from the noise as quickly or as often as you can. 
  2. Turn down the music: Don't listen to your personal music player at very high volumes and never to drown out background noise. If the music is uncomfortable for you to listen to, or you can’t hear external sounds when you’ve got your headphones on, then it's too loud. It's also too loud if the person next to you can hear the music from your headphones.
  3. Use the 60:60 rule: To enjoy music from your MP3 player safely, listen to your music at 60% of the maximum volume for no more than 60 minutes a day. 
  4. Wear headphones: When listening to your personal music player, choose noise-cancelling headphones, or go retro with older muff-type headphones. Ear-bud style headphones and in-the-ear headphones are less effective at drowning out background noise. 
  5. Turn down the dial: Turn down the volume on your TV, radio or hi-fi a notch. Even a small reduction in volume can make a big difference to the risk of damage to your hearing. 
  6. Use earplugs when you’re listening to live music: They can reduce average sound levels by between 15 and 35 decibels. They’re widely available at many live music venues and shouldn’t spoil your enjoyment of the music.
  7. Don't put up with work noise: If you’re experiencing noise at work, talk to your human resources (HR) department or your manager and ask for advice on reducing the noise and getting hearing protection.
  8. Wear ear protectors: Wear ear protectors (earplugs or earmuffs) if you are using noisy equipment such as power drills, saws, sanders or lawn mowers.
  9. Be careful in the car: Listening to music in a confined space increases the risk of hearing damage. Don’t listen to music too loud for too long.
  10. Have a hearing detox: Give your ears time to recover after they’ve been exposed to loud noise. According to Action on Hearing Loss, you need at least 16 hours of rest for your ears to recover after spending around two hours in 100dB sound, for example in a club. Reducing this recovery time increases the risk of permanent deafness. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Hair Loss: Is Alopecia Areata the Cause?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Hair Loss: Is Alopecia Areata the Cause?

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease (wherein the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy tissues rather than the malicious pathogens). There is no permanent solution for alopecia areata. However, there are some treatments available which would aid in preventing hair loss as well as stimulating growth of hair. The focus of therapies would be on strengthening the hair roots, scalp and fibre so that breakage is averted and your hair is restored to a healthy condition.

The therapies should incorporate:

  1. Deep cleansing
  2. Nourishment of hair shaft and scalp
  3. Smoothing benefits of keratin (a protein that forms the primary component of the hair) and anti-oxidants.
  4. Control of scalp ageing
  5. Improvement of blood circulation by stimulating hair roots
  6. Deeper hydration and thermal penetration to ensure root, scalp as well as hair shaft nourishment.

The therapies should aim to achieve the aforementioned objectives by utilizing phytonutrient extracts, nourishing oils, minerals, vitamins as well as plant peptides so that hair roots are energized, scalp is made healthy as well as hair fibres, are strengthened.

Strengthening of the roots of the hair is of primary importance to prevent alopecia areata as well as other hair fall conditions. The main techniques used to address this issue are:

  1. Therapy for Hair Roots: The most effective therapy is the one in which the dermatologist uses vitamins and plant extracts which are naturally injected into the roots of the hair through micro injections. This rejuvenates the hair follicles and prevents hair loss and thinning.
  2. Natural Hair Rejuvenation with PRP: This procedure focuses on utilising the blood plasma that is taken from your body. The blood plasma is platelet rich and is used to make the hair follicles healthier, thus ensuring healthy hair growth. 
  3. Hair Root Activation Laser Therapy and Low Level Laser Therapy: This treatment uses high-intensity light rays to increase blood flow and stimulate the cells in your scalp for better hair growth.
  4. Infusion of Hair with Nutrients: In this procedure, a cocktail of nutrients is prepared containing charged ions which penetrate deep inside your scalp and strengthen the cells and promote hair growth.

This condition, as mentioned above, is caused due to the immune system attacking the cells on your scalp. This condition occurs suddenly and causes balding patches but doesn’t usually lead to complete baldness or a permanent halt on hair growth. The volume of lost hair is different for different people. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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PCOD - How it Affects Your Body?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB, Fellowship in Infertility
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
PCOD - How it Affects Your Body?

PCOD or polycystic Ovary Disorder is one of the most common disorders of hormones among women in the age of reproduction. It is yet not discovered why some women become susceptible to this disease and it is believed to be a genetic disorder. The word “polycystic” refers to multiple cysts and a woman suffering from PCOD has multiple cysts in her ovary. This is due to the imbalance of hormones, which don’t allow the ovary to release eggs every month and these numerous unreleased eggs present in the ovary cause it to become polycystic.

What are the symptoms of PCOD?
The regular release of eggs from the ovaries directs a woman’s fertility and allows her to have a normal menstrual cycle. Therefore, women with PCOD face difficulty in conceiving along with irregular, low and absent periods. Some of the most common symptoms of PCOD include infertility and even miscarriage, elevated insulin levels, high blood pressure, diabetes, acne, unhealthy weight gain and obesity. It also leads to loss of hair from the scalp and excessive growth of hair on the body. This is due to over production of male hormones that lead to male pattern of growth of hair, such as on chest, cheek, chin and inner thighs. The hormonal imbalance leads to weight gain and obesity makes the hormonal imbalance even worse, turning it into a vicious cycle.

How is PCOD diagnosed and treated?
Your gynaecologist would be able to determine whether you have PCOD by checking your symptoms. Then she would recommend you to do a few blood tests along with a pelvic ultrasound scan to confirm whether you have PCOD. Though this disease is not reversible, its symptoms may be reduced or minimised. Most women can lead a trouble-free and healthy life if they take proper precautions at the right time.

It has been pointed in several studies that reduction in weight can help in the improvement of most PCOD symptoms because fat contributes to the production of certain hormones. Your doctor will prepare a treatment plan depending on the aspect from which you are suffering. For instance, if you are suffering from irregular periods, your doctor may prescribe you some contraceptives which can help in restoring normal menstrual cycle. But this treatment is definitely unsuitable for those who are trying to conceive. The infrequent and irregular ovulation can make it difficult to conceive and it can be artificially induced with the aid of medications. So, you must consult a gynaecologist to help your situation.

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