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Doctor insights on: Biotin Dose For Postpartum Hairfall

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Biotin for hair growth, and if so at what dosage?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Biotin for hair growth, and if so at what dosage?

Is Not Proven Safe: Post-preg hair loss is poorly understood, many note fuller hair while pregnant; possibly due to hormonal fluctuations. After delivery, not known if simply a return to pre-preg hair volume. Hair loss is affected by several factors; insufficient evidence that vitamins including Biotin (if not deficient, also very rare) can restore hair. No breastfeeding studies done; safety unknown so avoid taking. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Is it safe to take biotin daily for hair loss? What is the daily recommended dose?

Is it safe to take biotin daily for hair loss? What is the daily recommended dose?

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 is really important to you, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Had major surgery & want to minimize hair loss if it happens. Dr. said take 10 mcg biotin. Is this right dose & does biotin really help with hair loss?

Had major surgery & want to minimize hair loss if it happens. Dr. said take 10 mcg biotin. Is this right dose & does biotin really help with hair loss?

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 whites. There is no good evidence that this easily available, over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion to grow hair or prevent hair loss. Biotin is safe to take at normal recommended doses (the Mayo Clinic website recommends 30-100 mcg a day). ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism. 2500 mcg biotin daily. I just started taking dobble dose. Reason hair loss. Is that too much?! thanks in advance

Hypothyroidism. 2500 mcg biotin daily. I just started taking dobble dose. Reason hair loss. Is that too much?! thanks in advance

Biotin: Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, so excess amounts in your blood get filtered out by the kidneys and don't accumulate, so there is low risk of toxicity. Biotin is unproven in improving hair loss, so increasing doses above standard supplements is unlikely to provide any additional benefit. Biotin occurs naturally in leafy green vegetables, particularly swiss chard, and peanuts. ...Read more

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I have severe acne & hairfall. I'm taking orofer, acutret and biotin tablets. Am I likely to see positive results?

I have severe acne & hairfall. I'm taking orofer, acutret and biotin tablets. Am I likely to see positive results?

Endocrine workup: You describe yourself as a young woman. With hair loss and severe acne, my first concern is whether you have for some reason too many man hormones on board. This needs to be addressed, if it has not been already. Isotretinoin will work in a few weeks; the others won't really help acne but you pobably have had them rx'd for a reason. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is biotin a good supplement to stop extreme hair fall? Plus suggest any good supplements to stop extreme hairfall.

Is biotin a good supplement to stop extreme hair fall? Plus suggest any good supplements to stop extreme hairfall.

See Doc to check: While biotin may help hair grow faster, it's unlikely to reverse extreme hair loss. I advise seeing a doctor to find the cause. Common causes include hypothyroidism & pcos, both associated with obesity. Neodipar and other medicines can cause hair loss as a side effect, as can iron deficiency anemia. See
http://abcnews. Go.Com/health/womenshealth/reasons-losing-hair/story? Id=13320129#.Uznq-ii-5dh. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm suffering from rapid hairfall since 3 years. I'm applying minoxidil5% since 2 years. Bit no visible effect. I'm using biotin tablets.

Hi. I'm suffering from rapid hairfall since 3 years. I'm applying minoxidil5% since 2 years. Bit no visible effect. I'm using biotin tablets.

Further evaluation: Biotin is equivocal in efficacy. Get tested make sure autoimmune, thyroid, and other deficiencies aren't apart of the issue. I think this deserves a work up if not done already ...Read more

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My age is 20.I have hairfall since month. I m taking. Biotin tablet for one month. My grandfather was bald and my father wasn't bald.?

My age is 20.I have hairfall since month. I m taking. Biotin tablet for one month. My grandfather was bald and my father wasn't bald.?

Doctor can evaluate: There are no vitamins, herbs, supplements, nor foods that are proven to slow hair loss (male pattern baldness in men). Maintaining a balanced diet of healthy foods, and taking one multivitamin + minerals tablet each day, should keep a person in normal, good nutritional status. . . So his scalp and hair should be as healthy as they can be. Hair loss at a young age should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Biotin or selenium for hair loss?

Biotin or selenium for hair loss?

Biotin has been reco: Biotin has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners. As it is shown that biotin deficiency can cause hair loss.It can be tried with a dose of 2to 10 mgm per day, to stop the shortage and prevent hair loss
selenium in excess can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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I wanted to know if biotin helps in stopping hair loss?

I wanted to know if biotin helps in stopping hair loss?

Hair loss and biotin: If you are low in this vitamin it will help but you need to know the cause of your hair loss. There are multiple cause and finding the cause is the first step to treatment. ...Read more

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Sir how will reduce the hair loss. Biotin is usefull one?

Sir how will reduce the hair loss. Biotin is usefull one?

Male hair loss: It is usually genetic. Minoxidil 5% twice a day is the treatment of choice. Takes 4-5 months to be effective. Once started, must be continued, if stopped, hair loss will start again.
Biotin may help.
Shampoos for hair loss & regrowth, once started, must be continued.
Fenasteride 5 Mg 1/4 tab daily works by blocking DHE. (Dihydrotestosterone)
May cause Temp reduction in Libido. ...Read more

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I was told to take 15000 mg of biotin for hair loss. Is that to much should I get a nother oppinon?

I was told to take 15000 mg of biotin for hair loss. Is that to much should I get a nother oppinon?

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 whites. There is no good evidence that this easily available, over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion to grow hair or prevent hair loss. Biotin is safe to take, but 15000 mcg per day is over 100 times the usual dose, so is not advisable. ...Read more

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I've been taking 5, 000mcg of Biotin once a day for about 8-9 months for hair loss and haven't seen any significant changes. What should I do? I'm 16.

Worthless: I am sorry you have not had your hair loss evaluated, but were given a "pop" remedy that seldom helps. Get a proper evaluation. If it is hypothyroidism, your life depends on proper treatment. If it is telegen effluvium, perhaps a cause can be found. If it is alopecia areata, Rx will likely fail and you can adapt. ...Read more

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Hairfall is my concern. Doctor suggested meto use minoxidil 10% (tugain solution) and bionit plus tablets! Does biotin tablets helps? What to do? : (

Hairfall is my concern. Doctor suggested meto use minoxidil 10% (tugain solution) and bionit plus tablets! Does biotin tablets helps? What to do? : (

Somewhat: I prefer rogain foam not solution, 90% of my patients experience burning with the solution but not the foam. Biotin supplements work better for nails, they make hair shaft stronger but the supplement doesn't increase hair growth. Its a common misconception. ...Read more

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I have tyroid condition how can I take biotin for hair loss?

Yes: But make sure the thyroid is treated adequately also. ...Read more

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I'm taking cellcept and I asked my Rheumi if I could take biotin and she said no. I'm experiencing a lot of hair loss and it's depressing.?

I'm taking cellcept and I asked my Rheumi if I could take biotin and she said no. I'm experiencing a lot of hair loss and it's depressing.?

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 original disease or another problem, cellcept isn't known for this side effect, kindly ask to be seen by a dermatologist for evaluation, best wishes ...Read more

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My age is 24 years now. I am facing heavy hair loss problem. Have family history of hair loss. Some suggested me to use biotin btn 5mg tablets.

My age is 24 years now. I am facing heavy hair loss problem. Have family history of hair loss. Some suggested me to use biotin btn 5mg tablets.

Get evaluated: If you're a man with early onset of male pattern baldness, either embrace it or ask your physician about medications and surgery. Otherwise, get evaluated so you'll know whether it's telogen effluvium, seborrhea, alopecia areata, hypothyroidism. or one of the others. Biotin's not the key, and treatment may be easy or impossible depending on the cause. ...Read more

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16 year old female. Hair loss problem for almost 2 years. My Dr. Told me to take 5, 000mcg of Biotin. I haven't seen much difference. What can I do?

16 year old female. Hair loss problem for almost 2 years. My Dr. Told me to take 5, 000mcg of Biotin. I haven't seen much difference. What can I do?

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! ...Read more

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I have been using minox & fin along with biotin (5mg) for my hair loss. Can long term biotin use cause hepatitis? (i came across sources claiming that)

I have been using minox & fin along with biotin (5mg) for my hair loss. Can long term biotin use cause hepatitis? (i came across sources claiming that)

Unlikely: Vitamin b7 is well-tolerated when taken as prescribed. There are no reported cases of adverse drug reactions or toxicity. Biotin is water-soluble and can be flushed out in the urine. Though a vitamin b7 overdose is rare and is quite unlikely to cause serious complications, side effects could be seen in people who have been overdosing on biotin for a long time, but do not include hepatitis. ...Read more

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Would taking biotin supplements help with hair loss?

Would taking biotin supplements help with hair loss?

No: Save your money. If it concerns you see a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can begin otc minoxadil (generic rogain) which actually helps a little bit. Biotin is useless. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old guy suffering from hair loss. I've been on biotin and rogaine medication for about 2 years, haven't seen noticeable difference. Help!

I am 24 year old guy suffering from hair loss. I've been on biotin and rogaine medication for about 2 years, haven't seen noticeable difference. Help!

Often fails: Biotin isn't going to help. If you have alopecia areata, nothing will help. This is probably too long for telogen effluvium. Especially if you're naturally blessed with a lot of great body hair and a thick beard, rogaine may not slow male pattern baldness. Shave your head, grow some great facial hair, hit the gym, and embrace your full masculinity. Nothing looks better than a buffed, balding man. ...Read more

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Does biotin help reverse thyroid hair loss?

Does biotin help reverse thyroid hair loss?

No: Correct the thyroid dysfunction, and the hair may regrow. Biotin has no effect on thyroid hair loss. ...Read more

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Can I take iron vitamina c and Biotin at the same time to prevent hair loss?

Can I take iron vitamina c and Biotin at the same time to prevent hair loss?

Sure: I will be pleasantly surprised if it does any good. If you have diffuse hair loss that is not telogen effluvium, the most important treatable cause is hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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