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Are hair vitamins useful for hair growth during chemo?

Are hair vitamins useful for hair growth during chemo?

Will not help: Loss of hair during chemotherapy is temporary , most of the time hair will grow back with in 3 months after completion of treatments , vitamins , hair tonics will not stop this process. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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During reduced chemo dosages can I take hair vitamins for faster hair growth?

Controversial but...: Most docs advise avoiding vitamins during chemotherapy out of theoretical concern that it will reduce the benefits. However, a large body of research shows that those who combine vitamins with chemo not only have less side effects but have improved survival! see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17283738 that said, some vitamins may interfere with specific meds so use caution.Please see comment:. ...Read more

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Finished breast cancer chemo 1 yr ago. Hair grew back at an expected rate at first. Now, I have had no hair growth for over 4 months. A concern?

Finished breast cancer chemo 1 yr ago.  Hair grew back at an expected rate at first.  Now, I have had no hair growth for over 4 months.  A concern?

No, not really!: It has no specific meaning. I would give it some more time as the breast cancer does not affect hair growth. It is only chemotherapy and sometimes hormonal therapy which could slow down the hair growth. Ask your oncologist to give you some reasonable explanation as to why you might have this problem. ...Read more

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Hair growth problem?

Hair growth problem?

See Derm: A dermatologist can provide you with some remedies for increasing your hair growth, or decreasing it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ways to enhance hair growth?

Minoxidil/propecia: These are currently two of the most popular options available bt there are many other suggested treatments including surgical options. ...Read more

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How to stimulate Hair growth in face?

How to stimulate Hair growth in face?

Different ancestors: Be grateful you are not burdened by an itchy bush on your face. Enjoy who you are. The amount and type of facial hair is largely determined by genetics. Nothing you can do about it. But why would you want to??? ...Read more

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Does dhea help in hair growth?

Does dhea help in hair growth?

Hormone Replacement: Dhea is primarily used to enhance memory, however it has other usages. It helps boost the immune system and it is the precursor hormone for testosterone and estrogen. Therefore, through its precursor status, indirectly, it aids in hair growth through the sex hormones. Slow hair growth may actually be due to thyroid hormone deficiency. This is frequently the problem. ...Read more

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Does biotin increase hair growth?

Does biotin increase hair growth?

Yes: Biotin is good – a water-soluble b vitamin. Increases hair and nail growth. Also helps with acne, slow healing skin and stronger hair. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus stop hair growth?

Do hydrocephalus stop hair growth?

Usually not: In general, there is no direct correlation of hydrocephalus and hair growth impairment. However, if the hydrocephalus is associated with hormonal changes due to problems with the hypothalamus or pituitary gland, hair growth could be affected. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus stunt hair growth?

No: Usually medications or dermatological factors affect hair growth. ...Read more