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how much biotin to take for hair loss

A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Does not matter: Taking biotin is not likely to help your hair loss. So take what you feel like but do not expect any useful results.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Suggest you see : your pediatrician, and have them Reglan (metoclopramide) hwork up your thyroid gland. You can take 2000 to 5000 µg a day of biotin no problem for hai ... Read More
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Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: if the 15 yr old is over 100# in wt, then she could take an adult dose of 5000 mcg (5 mg) of Biotin) for treating hair. If she is on the small side, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Biotin: This is a huge dose of biotin and is not safe. Perhaps the recommendation was for 15000 micrograms instead of mg. A mg = 1000 micrograms. Get anoth ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
See a Dermatologist: Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hair loss: Please have your doctor refer you to a Dermatologist. If he/she says no please have your parents find the right Dermatologist for you!
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
I recommend 300: micrograms a day
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But you dhould see an endocrinologist. You are too young to lose hair.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: But make sure the thyroid is treated adequately also.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
That seems really : excessive, studies show 300micrograms a day seems adequate
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Safe: The dose is not relevant. No dose is effective for anything whatsoever. Save your money. You have enough problems with the parkinson's. If hair loss i ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Biotin: isn't the treatment to your hair loss, and your treating rheumatologist has a logic behind advising against using it. Hair loss can be due to your or ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doubt it: Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg ... Read More
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