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I had been using procapil since 3 months for my androgenic alopecia. Even after such extensive usage, I saw no hair growth or cessation of my hair loss. I stopped using procapil for a week and now my hair is falling in chunks. What should I do?

Dr.Rushali Angchekar 95% (81383ratings)
Homeopathy Doctor, Sindhudurg
I had been using procapil since 3 months for my androgenic alopecia. Even after such extensive usage, I saw no hair g...
Hello. There are many causes of hairfall. Its curable by homeopathy completely. There are many medicines in homeopathy which are effective for hairfall. Most suitable homoeopathic medicine is given after detailed case history, it treats root cause of disease. You can consult me online for homeopathic treatment and guidance. No side effects, no recurrence.
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Hello doctor my daughter has small alopecia areata what I have to use? Is keranel benzoic acid + hydrocortisone + salicylic acid good for here?

Dr.Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 96% (65065ratings)
Dermatologist, Chennai
Hello doctor my daughter has small alopecia areata what I have to use?
Is keranel benzoic acid + hydrocortisone + sal...
no... treatment depends on the severity... for detailed prescription do direct online consultation with photos
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Is it harmful to use (topical clindamycin solution) daily for all of your life? I use it on my scalp, I have folliculitis decalvans.

Dr.Shaurya Rohatgi 96% (6817ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Is it harmful to use (topical clindamycin solution) daily for all of your life? I use it on my scalp, I have follicul...
folliculitis decalvans cannot be treated with this cream alone. please consult online for proper treatment
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Sir, how can I use fungicide lotion for alopecia and huge hair loss. Pls suggest me.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 96% (106504ratings)
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Sir, how can I use fungicide lotion for alopecia and huge hair loss. Pls suggest me.
Do you have dandruff problem also. Regularly wash your hair with mild shampoo. 1. Vitamin for hair loss.(a, b and c) 2. Enrich diet with protein. 3. Do warm coconut oil massage. Take coconut oil and heat it up so that it is warm, but not too hot. Massage your scalp with this hot oil for a few minutes. 4. Avoid brushing wet hair. 5. Keep yourself hydrated. 6. Put on a shower cap for an hour then shampoo your hair. It helps to stop hair loss and promote hair growth. 7. Avoid hairstyles that pull on the hairline. 8. Ditch hair tools that use high heat. 9. Be wary of chemical processing. 10. Drink water to hydrate your body. U can mix arnica q and jaborandi q equal quantity. Apply on scalp with the help of cotton. Wash hair next day. Do it twice a week homeopathy is a very effective for this problem n has very encouraging results. You can contact me for a detailed consultation.
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I have an alopecia and has been prescribed for zempred 8 mg and dicaris and two local ointment prepared by Dr. himself. After reading zamppred on internet I have a doubt. I have a young stroke (brain) and regularly taking thinning of blood. Can zempred be taken as I can not skip ecosprin 150.

Manas Chopra 88% (328ratings)
MBBS, MSc in Clinical Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
I have an alopecia and has been prescribed for zempred 8 mg and dicaris and two local ointment prepared by Dr. himsel...
Dear lybrate-user alopecia can be autoimmune or drug induced, which seems to be the underlying cause in your case, given your medical history while the treatment prescribed to you by your doctor is ok, I suggest that you check with your physician and see if any culprit drug can be withdrawn for some time. As for alopecia, you can get prp treatment at very competitive prices at our facility along with other medications.
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Hi, I am 27 year old, I have hypomalenia, ringworm and alopecia problems. Pls suggest what is the treatment and which treatment should I take for permanent solution. Pls.

General Physician, Karimganj
1) fungicros cream /amorolfine cream 3 times daily over skin for 1 month 2) cap nixitral 100 /itraconazole 100 bdpc for 1 month 3) hairzone solution (himalaya) over scalp for 3 month with any ppi /lanzoprazole 30 mg :1odac for some days. .definitely you will get excellent result.
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Alopecia Treatment In Homeopathy!

Dr.Rizwan Khan 89% (158ratings)
Homeopathy Doctor, Gwalior
Alopecia Treatment In Homeopathy!

One of the biggest worries that can be caused by a seemingly harmless thing is that caused by falling of hair or hair loss as it immediately throws up a stark image of a bald pate, which no one wants to have. The very thought of hair fall tends to lower your confidence about your looks. It may even make you a target of jokes. A commonly heard joke in our part of the world is that if one is losing hair, it is an indication that he is becoming rich. In reality, the opposite is more likely to be true. A person with falling hair ends up losing or spending a fortune trying to stop the hair from falling and preserving one’s crowning glory. Moreover, there is no dearth of enterprising people out to fleece such patients who are already hassled.

Causes of Hairfall or Baldness-
The causes of excessive hairfall can vary from person to person as there are various possible reasons for this phenomenon.

  1. Deficiency in one’s diet where one does not get adequate levels of the required minerals and vitamins can be one prominent cause. Micronutrients like Zinc, Selenium and Iron are important for the normal growth of hair and any deficiency in these can cause hairfall.
  2. The absence of good health or the presence of some or the other illness can also cause the hairfall to increase. 
  3. In males, the most common cause is the androgenic baldness or the male pattern baldness. This variety of baldness is present only in males and tends to run in families. It occurs due to the presence of an excess of testosterone, which results in increased hair growth all over the body but the hair on the head falls out.
  4. Fungal infections of the scalp can also cause baldness in patches. Other localised infections of the scalp can also cause hairfall.
  5. Hairfall can occur in females just after pregnancy or after delivery. This has to do with the changes in the hormones that occur during these phases.

Role of Homeopathy in Curing Hairfall-

Homeopathy is very effective in treating hair fall or baldness or alopecia. As mentioned earlier, when we say baldness, we do not mean the male pattern baldness or the androgenic baldness. In such cases, we can only reduce the hairfall. But in other cases, the homeopathic medicines for hair fall not only treat the symptoms i.e. the hairfall but also cure the systemic problems that are the root cause of the hairfall. In case the bald spots are happening due to fungal infections, the homeopathic medicines eradicate the fungus completely and the hair grow back on their own completely naturally.

Homoeopathic Medicines For Hair Fall or Baldness or Alopecia-
Homoeopathic medicines like Acid Flour, Phosphorus, Lycopodium, Thuja and Silicea have been very effective in treating hair loss. It is very important to study the patient in great detail and find the exact cause of the problem and treat the root cause. Sometimes, there may be some hidden stress in the mind of the patient which may have caused this hair fall and it also needs to be treated accordingly if we want a permanent cure to the problem. Given below are the 5 best Homeopathic medicines for hair fall or baldness-

  1. Acid Flour – best homoeopathic medicine for baldness in spots
  2. Thuja – best remedy for hair fall with dandruff
  3. Lycopodium – best medicine for hair fall after delivery
  4. Silicea – best treatment for baldness with constipation
  5. Phosphorus- best medicine for hair falling out in handfuls

These medicines are very effective in treating hair fall or baldness. The only thing is that the symptoms of the patient should be matched carefully with the right homoeopathic medicine. In a lot of cases, some different medicine might be required based on the symptoms of the patient. 

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Alopecia - How Can Homeopathy Subdue It?

Dr.Vibha Mevada 87% (19ratings)
BHMS, Certificate Course in Advance Homeopathy (CCAH), Masters Course in Advance Homeopathic (MCAH)
Homeopathy Doctor, Indore
Alopecia - How Can Homeopathy Subdue It?

Alopecia areata is a condition that makes hair fall out in patches. For the same reason, it is also known as patchy baldness. This condition occurs when an individual’s own immune system starts to attack the hair follicles. This is the reason why it can even prevent hair from coming back.

In some people though, hair may grow back again. However, there is no guarantee that they will now fall out again. The extent of hair loss and the appearance of patches varies from one person to another.

Apart from autoimmune diseases, the following are some of the reasons that trigger alopecia or patchy baldness:

  1. Abnormal levels of androgens
  2. Stress, childbirth, or any type of illness 
  3. The use of specific drugs such as chemotherapy agents, beta-blockers, blood-thinning medications, and birth control pills
  4. Cosmetic procedures such as frequent shampooing, bleaching, and perms
  5. Low-protein diet
  6. Burns and injuries
  7. Thyroid, iron deficiency, lupus, or diabetes

There is no remedy available for complete cure of patchy baldness. However, it can be managed with the help of conventional treatment modalities such as ultraviolet light treatment, immunotherapy, topical or oral steroids and steroids injections.

But there is not any surety that these treatment modalities will work effectively for all patients. Moreover, a majority of these treatment modalities may take months to show results. Homeopathic treatment, on the other hand, is considered highly effective and efficient against alopecia areata. There are a number of homeopathic medications that can help provide long-term relief and permanent cure. Moreover, these homeopathic remedies are 100 percent safe and do not cause any side effects, unlike conventional treatment options.

Following are some of the common homeopathic medications made available to the patients from the treatment of alopecia areata or patchy baldness:

  1. Silica: This proves to be highly beneficial against baldness in young people and hair fall in the forehead and frontal region. It also helps control early greying of hair.
  2. Graphites: This help control hair fall from the sides of the scalp. It also takes good care of patchy baldness and hair loss associated with menopause.
  3. Phosphorus: It is highly effective against patchy baldness and other problems related to the scalp such as the itchy and dry scalp and dandruff. It also helps treat hair fall after any haemorrhagic disorder.
  4. Fluoric acid: This is best suited for people who have a tendency to develop alopecia because of family history. It also helps control brittle hair, idiopathic hair fall, and vertex baldness.
  5. Phosphoric acid: This helps control hair fall related to grief, thinning of hair, and early graying of hair.
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Alopecia - Know Ways Of Tackling It!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Alopecia - Know Ways Of Tackling It!

What is Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune condition that results in shedding of hair in small and random patches. Alopecia, in general, affects the scalp, but then again it can also occur in other parts of the body.
The exact reason for alopecia still remains undefined. Nevertheless, it has found that most people who have a family history of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes are the most vulnerable to this condition. The good news for you is that although this illness has no cure, there are treatments which can help your hair regrow quickly and may also, in many cases, prevent future hair loss.

How is Alopecia diagnosed?
While the doctor may be able to diagnose this disease by simply looking at the extent of hair loss, he can also examine a few strands of the hair samples under a microscope. If needed, your doctor can also perform a scalp biopsy to rule out other conditions that may have caused the hair loss, such as fungal infections like tinea capitis. While performing a biopsy, the doctor will remove a small piece of skin (no more than the nail on your little finger) on your scalp for analysis. If other autoimmune conditions are suspected, blood tests may also be done. The specific blood test that needs to be performed depends completely on the particular disorder that your doctor suspects.

How is Alopecia treated?

  1. Medical Treatment: Minoxidil helps in stimulating hair growth and also prevents further hair loss. Other commonly used therapies include corticosteroid creams and steroid injections and ointment. In certain cases, photo-chemotherapy can be used as a part of the treatment plan to promote hair growth. Photo-chemotherapy is a type of radiation therapy that combines ultraviolet radiation along with oral medications as a follow-up.
  2. Alternate Therapy
    • If you wish, you can also choose alternative therapies to treat this condition. These therapies include:
    • Acupuncture (on the scalp)
    • Aromatherapy
    • Herbal supplements
    • Vitamin supplements (like vitamin E)
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Alopecia In Men And Women - What Can Trigger It?

Dr.Chinmoy Raj 87% (10ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bhubaneswar
Alopecia In Men And Women - What Can Trigger It?

Hair fall is not a problem as long as it is within the healthy range. In fact, as part of a normal cycle of hair growth, a person loses between 50- 100 strands of hair per day. The problem arises when the daily hair fall is more than 200 with little or no hair growth. In some cases, the hair growth may be slower than usual. All these factors may trigger thinning of the scalp, a condition commonly known as Alopecia. In some cases, the situation gets so bad that it results in baldness (both in males and females).

Alopecia can be of two types:

  1. Scarring Alopecia: Here, chances of a hair regrowth is next to impossible as scarring alopecia results in complete destruction of the hair follicles.
  2. Non-Scarring Alopecia: This is less severe with a strong possibility of hair regrowth as non-scarring alopecia does not destroy the hair follicles.

What triggers severe hair fall or Alopecia in men and women?
Hair fall or Alopecia is no longer a problem associated with old age (Diffuse Alopecia). Young adults (both men and women), in their mid 20's and 30's are suffering from Alopecia. While there may be many factors responsible for alopecia, some of the common and critical triggers are

  1. Genetics and hereditary: In some people, Alopecia may be more of a genetic and hereditary problem, a condition that is medically known as Androgenic Alopecia. Androgenic Alopecia can affect all and sundry, irrespective of their age and sex. Androgenic alopecia in males is known as Male Pattern Baldness and in females as Female Pattern Baldness. While the hair fall is rapid and severe, the hair growth is slow. In some cases, the hair follicles cease to grow beyond a certain length, resulting in short hair.
  2. Pregnancy: Many women suffer from a type of alopecia called Telogen Effluvium during their pregnancy. The condition is often a reversible and temporary problem that improves with time. Hormonal changes, stress, fatigue, insomnia and related pregnancy woes may trigger the severe hair fall during pregnancy. Some women also suffer from postpartum hair fall. The trigger here can be an imbalance in the estrogen level, the use of birth control pills, or even stress.
  3. Hormonal Imbalance: Hormonal imbalance can wreak havoc, giving rise to serious health complications with alopecia being one of them. Androgen (male sex hormone) is one such hormone whose imbalance can trigger Alopecia. The elevated levels of Androgen in the hair follicles are known to inhibit the hair growth. Hair loss can also be an outcome of Estrogen (female sex hormone) deficiency. Some women who had their menopause are likely to suffer from Alopecia.
  4. Certain medical conditions such as Alopecia Areata (an Autoimmune disorder that triggers sudden and rapid hair fall with the appearance of bald patches on the scalp), Scalp infections, Dermatological problems ( Lichen Planus, Sarcoidosis), PCOS, Thyroid problems, to name a few, are often responsible for severe hair fall.
  5. Some other factors that may result in alopecia include, excessive use of hair styling products, rapid weight loss, surgery, trauma, or a person undergoing radiation therapy.
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