U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Bakersfield, CA
A 27-year-old female asked:

I've been losing a lot of hair everyday. what is the best otc i should take?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Biotin: Avoid over-washing your hair. Don't apply shampoo directly to the roots. Distribute conditioner evenly through your hair. Avoid using hot tools (hair dryer, flat iron) every day. Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Do not comb or twist wet hair. Massage in warm olive oil or coconut oil and leave for 30-40 minutes before washing. Always use lukewarm (not hot) to wash your hair.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Some people.....: ....Shed a lot of hair. Is your hair visibly thinning? If so, you may have a variety of immune conditions, a fungal infection, or a nutritional deficiency. None of these is going to be treated otc until you see your doctor and find the cause. If your hair is not thinning and there's just a lot of it stuck in your hairbrush and the shower drain, then there's probably nothing wrong with you.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

Last updated May 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.