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Hair Joy Foam

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

Hair Joy Foam 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 Joy Foam 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 Joy Foam 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 Joy Foam 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 Joy Foam 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.
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 Joy Foam, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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

Hey I am 19 years old. I am loosing a lot of hairs. I have vit. D deficiency problem also. I have done smoothening one and half years ago. My hairs not growing anymore. Natural texture totally changed, please suggest me something how can I make my hairs healthy and growable.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hey I am 19 years old. I am loosing a lot of hairs. I have vit. D deficiency problem also. I have done smoothening on...
Hello, Reduced hair density is caused due to stress & anxiety obstructing  growth of hairs affecting hair follicles and sebaceous glands ,hence you need to  regulate your life style, first. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish hair follicles. Tk, plenty of water  to moisten your  scalp to check dandruff, inorder to condition hair follicles. 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:@ Jabornady Q-20 drops with olive oil,  apply on scalp. You may opt 'hair loss package 'to ascertain a better result Tk, care.

I am suffering from hair loss from a long time and there is also pain at backbone from long time when I wake up in the morning I feel very tired I don't want to wake up now from some days I am feeling very tired and body pain and sometimes dizziness and at any time some blackness come to my eyes and mind and head starts paining please do tell me is this a disease or what?

Homeopath, Delhi
I am suffering from hair loss from a long time and there is also pain at backbone from long time
when I wake up in th...
You need to see a physician for proper check up. Possibly you are not giving adequate rest to your body and mind. Start with regular excercise or just 20-30 mins walk, balanced diet which includes fresh fruits veggies and nuts, plenty of water/liquids, sleep of 7-8 hours. If your complaints continues then visit physician or consult me for homeopathic management. In hair fall too Homeopathy works wonderfully.

Can you please suggest me medicine to treat scabies. This is second time I am suffering from scabies I have little pimples in my penis and stomach area but the problem is they come back after treatment. Is this not curable? Can scabies affect my head also I am feeling some itching in my hairs also.

General Physician, Kolkata
Tab ivermectin 6 mg 1 tab once & 14 days later Zyscab 0.1 % lotion apply locally thrice daily Ointment mupiricin apply locally thrice daily Scap 1% soap use daily Maintain hygiene Wash all the garments & bed sheet, pillow cover at a time.

Hi. Im 27 years. Im getting white hairs and full hair fall. What should I do to get rid of this problem. Please suggest me. As im yet to get marriage.

Dermatologist, Chennai
Hi. Im 27 years. Im getting white hairs and full hair fall. What should I do to get rid of this problem. Please sugge...
Use capixyl lotion twice daily, along with the following medicine. You are suffering from hormonal changes causing Androgenetic alopecia causing hair fall. It's completely stoppable even regrowth of hair is possible with certain medications without any side effects. Treatment depends on the grade of hair loss. So, it's a must for diagnosing which grade, you are in for an effective treatment. Please meet me in my clinic or do direct personal online consultation by sending photos for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.

Hello doctor, I have a problem of excessive hair fall and I have tried so many shampoos and oils but there is no improvement. After oiling my hairfall more and my hairoots are also very weak and my hairs are very very thin and rough also and my hair growth is also very slow and less. Please prescribe me something.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Hello doctor, I have a problem of excessive hair fall and I have tried so many shampoos and oils but there is no impr...
There are many reasons for hair fall or thinning of hair on scalp. So first and foremost we have to find the cause with the help of detailed history and examination. Some of the common causes are nutritional deficiency, hormonal causes like androgenic alopecia or patterned baldness, hypothyroidism, telogen effluvium etc. Unless we find and treat the cause there is no point in giving non specific treatment. Oils or shampoos do not have any effect on hair growth as they are not absorbed in the skin. Moreover, you should never self treat with anything. Please call me or send photographs using online consult option for proper diagnosis and detailed prescription.

Popular Health Tips

Hair Detox

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Hair Detox

One way to ensure your hair grows long and healthy is to go a step further than shampooing by doing a scalp detox treatment. At times we forget that our scalp is living and breathing, and the hair strands are dead. We spend so much time, energy, and products on the hair on our head and neglect the reason why we have it in the first place; it grows from the scalp.

How to detox your scalp:

A scalp detox treatment includes massaging in a mask to exfoliate the scalp, which unclogs your pores of dead skin and removes toxins from the hair follicles, roots, and oil glands.

For a simple at home DIY scalp mask recipe, you will need:

1. 1 teaspoon of baking soda

2. 2 tablespoons of olive oil

3. 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder

To prevent dry hair and scalp, this mask treatment is for a deep clarifying cleanse and should not be used more than once a month.

Step 1: Mix all ingredients in a small container

Step 2: Part your hair in small sections and apply the mask down each part on the scalp

Step 3: Massage the mask into the scalp in a gentle circular motion

Step 4: Cover your hair and scalp with a shower cap for 10 -15 minutes

Step 5: Shampoo and conditioner your hair as normal.

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Fighting Penis Odor: Simple Strategies

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Fighting Penis Odor: Simple Strategies

Ah, the senses! These five friends play a huge role in every person's life, including the state of their sex lives. Unfortunately, so many men tend to focus on how they affect one particular sense - for instance, sight, or how their physical presence registers with a potential or existing partner -that they often neglect the impact a man can have on the other four senses. But in fact, the other senses can play a big role in how a man is perceived by another. For example, a man who has a noticeable penis odor is going to be a turn-off no matter how physically imposing he may be. That's why a man needs to develop and maintain penis care strategies that address the problem of unwanted penis odor.

The penis odor problem

It's true that not every aroma that emanates from a manly penis is a problem. A certain amount of manly muskiness can have an intoxicatingly erotic effect on partners and can actually be a benefit. But when that aroma becomes an actual stench, some serious strategies are called for to fight it.

And it's natural that penis odor should be a problem. After all, the sweat glands in the area are those that produce an acrid odor (rather than the more neutral-smelling sweat glands found on arms and legs). And the heat generated by a thick thatch of pubic hair, plus two layers of clothing, means that odor is guaranteed.


So what are some strategies to keep penis odor at bay?

- Wash it off. Number one and very basic - be sure to wash the area regularly. And not just with a quick water rinse. Use a gentle but effective cleanser to really clean it off. Do not use soap with strong chemicals or scents; this can irritate delicate penis skin, and the pseudo-scents from the soap can actually worsen the odor. Also, be sure to wash the penis after sex - whether with a partner or after solo play.

- Dry it off. Putting clothes on a wet penis is inviting a fungal infection to develop - and that will simply worsen the penis odor problem.

- Wash the clothes. Sure, when he was a schoolboy, a guy could get away with wearing his underwear for a couple of days running or with donning the same pair of jeans day after day. Now that he's a man, those days are over. A clean pair of underwear every day is a must, and if trousers must be worn two or three days before being washed, at least space it out so that those days are not consecutive.

- Air it out. Assuming a guy has access to some privacy, he should air his penis out every day. Sleeping in the nude is an easy way to accomplish this.

- Change the bedclothes. Putting fresh linen on the bed at least once a week is crucial; otherwise, the penis will absorb odors that accumulate in the sheets rather quickly.

- Use care when selecting clothes. Clothes that are too tight make the penis sweat more, as do trousers that are too heavy. Lightweight pants that give the penis a little room can help cut down on persistent odor situations. Artificial fabrics, like rayon, don't allow the skin to breathe; natural fibers like cotton are much better.

- Manscape. Either keeping the pubic hair neatly trimmed or shaving it down to the skin can help cut down on the heat quotient in the area, and thus on the sweat and aroma.

- One of the most important strategies to fight penis odor is to daily apply a high quality penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) to the member. The crème must contain vitamin A, as this vitamin has anti-bacterial properties that combat the bacteria that causes unruly penis odor. It also pays to use a crème with alpha lipoic acid, as that antioxidant will strengthen penis skin by fighting excess free radicals.

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Irrfan Khan - Battle Against Neuroendocrine Tumour!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Certification In Diabetes
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Irrfan Khan - Battle Against Neuroendocrine Tumour!

Irrfan Khan's saddening revelation about his health and diagnosis of Neuroendocrine tumour (NET) has undoubtedly created a rage amongst his fans, which is now being followed by good wishes for speedy recovery from his supporters all across social media.  

The actor shared in an emotional Twitter post that he’s been diagnosed with NET, a rare tumour that develops from cells of the neuroendocrine system and grows predominantly in the digestive or respiratory tract - lungs, appendix, small intestine, rectum, and pancreas - it can occur in any part of the body.

Here is more on Irrfan’s disease:

What is NET?

A neuroendocrine tumor is characterized by a rapid and abnormal growth that happens in the nerve cells which produce hormones. Hormones control how different organs in the body work.

It is a condition wherein, endocrine cells, the hormone-producing cells of the body, develop a tumor in any part of the body - while it can can grow in lungs or the thymus, or more rarely, in the ovaries, kidneys, or testicles - the most common is lung, intestines, and pancreas.

What causes NET?

A neuroendocrine tumour is quite a rare disease, occurs in less than one per million cases. The exact cause is not known.

The Symptoms-

It can cause a myriad of symptoms, depending on where in the body the NET is.

  1. If it is in your digestive system, it can cause pain or discomfort in the abdomen area that comes and goes. You may feel sick, nauseated, vomited, or there may be a change in how often you pass stools.
  2. If the NET is in the lung, it can cause shortness of breath, chest infections, or you can even have a cough up blood.
  3. Weight loss and loss of appetite may also be some common signs of a neuroendocrine tumour.
  4. Some NETs may overproduce a hormone-like substance called serotonin. This causes a group of symptoms called carcinoid syndrome. Symptoms include wheezing (like asthma), flushing of the skin and diarrhoea.

Who can be affected with NET?

  1. These tumours, depending on the type, are more common in certain age or sex. And few have very strong family history too.
  2. People who have a rare condition called multiple endocrine neoplasia 1 have an increased risk of developing a NET.

Did You Know?

Apple founder ‘Steve Jobs‘ died from the same disease in 2011. The tumour affected his pancreas.

Know The Different Types of NET:

Based on the organ that is affected, NET can vary a lot. When the chromaffin cells that produce adrenaline are affected, it is called Pheochromocytoma, and it is related to the stress levels of the body.

When a cell is formed abnormally under the skin and the hair follicles, it is called Merkel cell cancer. This is also called neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin and the condition can occur anywhere in the body. The commonly occurring places include lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and brain.

The status of the tumour, cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign), decides the survival rate. Often slow-growing and noncancerous, they can invade surrounding parts of the body and at times, turn cancerous and spread across the body. However, you can still choose to live a good quality life with strict modifications in diet and lifestyle. The changes are made after taking into consideration the symptoms of the tumor. The organ where the tumor is formed also matters.

How Is It Treated?

Treatment depends on the location of the tumour, its type, how severe it is and whether it has spread to other parts of the body. Usually, the first treatment choice is surgery to remove the tumour. And, if the NET cannot be removed, your will prescribed with a treatment that will not only relieve the symptoms but will also improve the quality of your life.

How can a NET be prevented?

The first thing you need to do for the prevention of NET is to curb stress. Stress affects the entire body severely.

Lifestyle modifications:

A healthy lifestyle is what you need to stick to if you want to manage its symptoms during the treatment cycle. Your doctor will prescribe you to do exercises at least 4 days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes. You can also try a walk instead of strenuous exercises.

People with carcinoid syndrome may be advised to avoid food or activities that may trigger flushing, such as eating spicy food or drinking alcohol.

Indulge yourself in therapies that help in gaining more positive energy. If you are already affected by NET, eliminate all the sources of stress and get a good night's sleep every day. Join the support groups that make you grow strong and happy. After all, the mind is devised to do miracles when it is full of life and positive thoughts.

Is Irrfan Khan's tumour curable?

Dr Saumitra Rawat, HOD, Surgical Gastroenterology & Liver Transplant, Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, said, "NeuroEndocrine Tumour is an abnormal growth of Neuroendo cells which are present in bodies. When there is an abnormal growth, then it forms a tumor - Normally seen in intestine, pancreas, lung, thyroid and other parts of the body".

On commenting on Khan's case, he said, "It depends on the location of tumour, its size, and what is its mitotic index".

"Depending on where the tumour is localized, you can take it out surgically and the chances of cure are very high", Dr Rawat explained.

Actor Irrfan, who has been diagnosed with the disease is one of the most versatile actors in India, has also made a name for himself in the west, where he has been an important part of critically-acclaimed films such as ‘The Namesake’, ‘Jurassic World’, and ‘Life of Pi’. At home, the actor has delivered remarkable performances in films such as ‘Haasil’, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, ‘Maqbool’, ‘Lunch Box’, ‘Piku’, and the most recent ‘Hindi Medium’.

Irrfan Khan is not just a disarmingly natural actor, but also an endearing human being -- honest and humble to the core. It’s time to stand together and pray for him a speedy recovery!

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Going out to have food this Weekend: Try to think healthy and tasty this time

Master in Food Science and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune

You want to eat something tasty but are scared for getting overloaded with fat. 

Don’t you worry! Some healthy tips will help you choose best n healthiest out of menu card, provided you go for menu card instead of buffet( buffet are bad option you will end up eating much more than required.

  • Just Remember to Choose Below Option while Ordering ::
  • Moderate –Fat, Calories & Sugar
  • Variety- Colorful(natural),variety of Veg, grains, fruits, Non-Veg 
  • Proportionate- Eat 1 portion at a time
  • Personalization- Personalize for yourself don’t copy from friend (Your needs are different then others) 
  • Choose Mindfully, order 30% below your capacity.
  • Activity- chill if had eaten a bit more increase activity.
  • Drinks· Water +lemon/lime , low fat milk, ice tea with sugar free , Chaass (Butter Milk) 
  • Alcohols –Choose wine, cocktails or limit to 1-2 pegs of drink
  • Starters & Soups Roasted/steamed or grilled,Tandoori Example : Veg platter/chicken grilled/fish grilled , Sweet Corn, hot& Sour , Tomato Soup are good choice
  • If you have any allergy , please clear out the ingrediants before placing order 


Main course 

Indian – Although Indian food tends to use a lot of legumes, vegetables, carbohydrates and spices, much of the food is prepared with clarified butter (ghee) or is fried. 

Tips For healthier Indian options :

  • Avoid food with gravy and greasy items , like curry as it contains large amount of Oil and Butter and adds high calorie .
  • Take Salads, Tomato Soups ..
  • You can take Tikka ( Paneer) as it has high protein .
  • Roti should be of pure wheat (aata) - No maida , which would be easily digestive.
  • If restaurant does not have aata roti take Daal and rice .. Daal is a must eat . It has too much protein and it makes you full fast. 
  • Fish should be taken instead of red meat or chicken as it has Omega 3 , which is good for your eyes, hair and metabolism
  • Red meat should be last option after fish and chicken, try to avoid. 


Main course 

Italian- Italian food is usually associated with big portions, as well as pasta, breadsticks, pizza and cannolis. All of this can fit into a healthy lifestyle with a couple of swap outs, like asking for marinara instead of Alfredo sauce. For healthier Italian options, consider: 

· Pizza margherita (tomatoes, basil and a small amount of mozzarella cheese) 
or any vegetable pizza 

· Roasted peppers, artichokes, or minestrone soup

· Whole wheat (AATA) , No Maida  pasta 

· Pasta primavera (with garden vegetables) or Capellini Pomodoro (pasta tossed with olive oil, garlic, fresh tomatoes and basil) 

· Pasta with marsala wine sauce or marinara sauce 

· Chicken marsala or piccata dishes 

· Italian ices, melon, citrus fruit or Italian coffee 

Main course 

Chinese- food is one of the ethnic cuisines that have lots of vegetables in their dishes; however, many dishes have a great amount of salt, MSG, and fat because of the cooking methods used. For a healthier Chinese option, consider: 

· Wonton or hot-and-sour soup 

· Steamed dumplings or steamed vegetables 

· Boiled, broiled, steamed, lightly stir-fried entrees with water chestnuts for some added crunch 

· Dishes with lots of vegetables like chop suey 

· Brown or steamed rice 

· Sweet and sour sauce, plum or duck sauce (be careful of the sodium content)

Try to eat slowly and chew as much as possible. Enjoy your meal don't gallop.  Drink water 10 mins after your food. 


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Anti-Drug Addiction - How To Overcome?

MBBS, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Anti-Drug Addiction - How To Overcome?

Drug addiction is one of the social menaces and in most people, what starts off as a result of peer pressure and trying to be cool ends up affecting lives significantly. It is not just social, but also affects financial, physical, emotional, and social well-being. The small periods of happiness given by the drug is followed by months and years of torment.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has identified that drug addiction causes chemical and structural changes in the brain, leading to dangerous and self-destructive behaviours. The brain’s response to stimulus like pleasure, joy, happiness, and pain are altered with constant drug abuse. For instance, the neurotransmitter called dopamine, which makes one feel good, is usually produced by the brain in small amounts. However, drugs increase this level to 2 to 10 times more, making the person feel extremely high and happy. Since the body is unable to reach the highest level of happiness on its own, the dependency on these drugs to feel good increases.

Repeated use of the drugs leads to increased dependency, wherein the brain refuses to feel good without reaching those high levels of dopamine. The issue is mostly seen in teenagers and young adults but can be seen in any age group.

October 2 is recognised as National Anti-Drug Addiction Day and nationwide campaigns and drives are done to help people overcome addiction. One of the main reasons a drive this size is required is because of the social stigma attached to the problem. Most families shun away from recognising it as a problem that can be easily treated, and so the affected person is sucked deeper into the problem.

Overcoming addiction: One of the main success factors for treating addiction is for the affected person to recognise that he or she is addicted and needs to get rid of the problem.

  1. There are national toll-free helplines that are set up, which can guide through the whole program. This way, if required, anonymity is maintained and support for overcoming addiction is increased.
  2. It involves a group effort involving the affected person, family and friends, medical and clinical personnel, and counsellors in some cases.
  3. Cognitive behavioural therapy: The person is made conscious of the change in behaviour and the way drugs affect it. Healthier patterns to be happy and joyful are discussed.
  4. In most cases, the underlying reason for reaching out to drugs needs to be addressed also to prevent relapse.
  5. Group therapies where the person makes friends who have faced similar issues and overcome the problem. This increases their accountability and commitment to getting rid of the problem.

Drug abuse is a national social menace and needs more free admittance and management.