U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 22-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing thinning hair and hair fall... can biotin or any other supplement help in thinning hair??

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 53 years experience
It may help: but biotin deficiency is rare. You need to find the cause of the hair fall which could be hypothyroidism, iron deficiency anemia, genetics, stress and be treated accordingly. In the mean time try minoxadil otc which may help little.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 18-year-old female asked about a female:
Would taking biotin supplements help with hair loss?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 18-year-old female asked:
Is biotin bad for your liver or kidneys? I take it as a supplement to grow my hair.
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 32-year-old female asked:
Can i take Hair skin and nails supplements that contain biotin wheile breastfeeding?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Aug 28, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.