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Using mouth wash to treat oily hair , does it work ? And what other options I can use safely since I have thin hair and hair loss problems ?

Using mouth wash to treat oily hair , does it work ? And what other options I can use safely since I have thin hair and hair loss problems ?

NO: Mouthwash is for use in the mouth, not on your hair. Would you use shampoo to rinse your mouth? Try shampooing daily. If that doesn't work, see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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What can I eat and use ON my hair to make it thicker? Also what are the best oils and vitamin supplements for hair?

What can I eat and use ON my hair to make it thicker? Also what are the best oils and vitamin supplements for hair?

Increase hair growth: Best way to maintain hair growth is to eat a balanced diet with fruits and vegetables at every meal and dry to wash and condition your hair every 5-7 days. Avoid chemicals and heat to your hair. There is some evidence that Biotin can help hair growth. Rogaine (minoxidil) works for some people. ...Read more

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Help me with remedy for excessive hairfall and grey hair caused due to coloring?Hair are totally damaged and become very dry and dull.

Help me with remedy for excessive hairfall and grey hair  caused due to coloring?Hair are totally damaged and become very dry and dull.

Feed your head!: Hair requires adequate protein intake for strong growth. Consume about 35% of your body weight in pounds as grams of protein daily. If you weigh 100 lbs eat at least 35 grams of protein daily. Orthosilicic acid is a nutritional supplement that has been shown to support hair growth. Also b vitamins and general multivitamin/mineral will help. ...Read more

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How could i reduce. My hair fall problems due to dandruff and others?

How could i reduce. My hair fall problems due to dandruff and others?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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My doctor said using conditioner causes thinning of hair & lead to hair loss. Should i refrain from using conditioner for dry hair

My doctor said using conditioner causes thinning of hair & lead to hair loss. Should i refrain from using conditioner for dry hair

Hair Loss: Some prescriptions may have thinning hair as one of their side effects. These include amphetamines, lithium, anti-depressants, some diet pills and chemotherapy drugs. Other causes included: genetics, sickness, hormones, thyroid disease, lupus, crash diets and others. Conditioners do not cause hair loss. ...Read more

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I'm dealing with facial hair and green skin due to the shaving device i used. How may i stop hair growth and get rid of the green skin from shaving?

I'm dealing with facial hair and green skin due to the shaving device i used. How may i stop hair growth and get rid of the green skin from shaving?

Unwanted hair: There are other options you can try, such as waxes and nair like products. Products like the nono that appear to work well for facial hair removal as well. The green colored skin may have been an allergic reaction to what ever you used before and should go away with ceasing its use. A dermatologist could always help if the color does not improve. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have dry scalp and hair breakage causing thinning of hair. What would be treatments for this?

I have dry scalp and hair breakage causing thinning of hair. What would be treatments for this?

Depends on Diagnosis: For example, seb dermatitis of the scalp may cause this and medicated shampoos may benefit and improve your condition, but a proper diagnosis should be made first before any treatment. good luck. ...Read more

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My hair loss in starting stage and it's on further head so what's best medicine and food to stop hair loss and increase hair.?

See your doctor: Unfortunately there are no foods to stop genetically driven hair loss. There are medications that may help, but you should consult your doctor first. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001177.htm. ...Read more

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I lost lots of hair due to alcohol hair spray , and also dying. Can I use non alcoholspray? Is it safe? My hair is very thin.What you recommend?Thanks

I lost lots of hair due to alcohol hair spray , and also dying. Can I use non alcoholspray? Is it safe? My hair is very thin.What you recommend?Thanks

See a dermatologist.: Yes to safety of non-alcohol hair spray, even on thinning hair. A better question is whether the hairspray you have been using, and the dying of the hair, actually the true cause of the thinning and hair loss. There can be many causes for hair loss. Seeing a derm can direct you better as to what type of hair loss you are suffering from, and what is the next best course of treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having hair falls, dry and damage thyroid function is fine.Always confuse with shampoos. Any medicated shampoo or vitamins recommends??

I'm having hair falls, dry and damage  thyroid function is fine.Always confuse with shampoos. Any medicated shampoo or vitamins recommends??

Get your thyroid : checked soon. Best to reverse engineer and find the actual cause. Then, treat the cause, so that the symptoms will disappear. Don't do the converse. There are no medicated shampoos for hair loss. Best you can do is see your doctor, and be placed on get you thyroid function treated soon. ...Read more

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What is a good shampoo or product to stop hair fall and help hair regrow? i start to see my hair falling off. i also have some dandruff.

What is a good shampoo or product to stop hair fall and help hair regrow? i start to see my hair falling off.  i also have some dandruff.

There are: no shampoos that will stop hair loss or regrow hair except for Rogaine, (minoxidil) but at your age you need to see a good dermatologist for an evaluation of your scalp and your pcp for a general medical evaluation to determine the cause. The less trauma (heat, chemicals, etc) to your hair the better for now. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

Separate problems.: The real name for "dandruff" is seborrheic dermatitis. Effective otc shampoos all contain either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, or a combination of them, so look for those ingredients. Dandruff does not cause hair loss, so that is a separate issue, with many possible causes. Your dermatologist will have to run some tests to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have hair fall problem. I should shampoo my hair daily due to dandruff problem. Due to which my hair becomes dry. How control hair fall.

I have hair fall problem. I should shampoo my hair daily due to dandruff problem. Due to which my hair becomes dry. How control hair fall.

Consult a deramtolog: There are number of different factors that produce hair loss..From hereditary to hormonal to environmental etc.. Probably your best bet is to consult with a dermatologist that has a special interest in hair loss. He or She will examine your hair/scalp and provide you with a good indication what is the root problem of your hairloss.. ...Read more

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Taking alot of meds. Hair is damaged - dry/brittle/oily(need to wash daily/dandruff. Does this cause skin allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 mths

Taking alot of meds. Hair is damaged - dry/brittle/oily(need to wash daily/dandruff. Does this cause skin allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 mths

See dermatologist: First consider changing the shampoo or conditioner which may be too irritating for your scalp. Iron deficiency can cause hair loss as well. Since the names of medications are not given, you need to look for potential side effects from the medications also. It'd be a good idea for you to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can the synthroid levothryoxine cause hair loss as a side effect? I have Hashimoto's and I'm afraid to take the medication for fear of losing my hair

Can the synthroid levothryoxine cause hair loss as a side effect? I have Hashimoto's and I'm afraid to take the medication for fear of losing my hair

Take medication: You are more likely to lose hair from hypothyroidism than from taking thyroxine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hyper and hypothyroidism? I can't gain weight without losing it quickly. I have dry hair and skin. Tired all the time.

Try to asnwer brief: Simplified explanation-hyperthyoidism:overactive thyroid pumping out too much thyroid hormone. Hypothyroid: underactive, too little thyroid. That being said, your diagnosis cannot be done on that alone. You can have other issues like autoimmune or neoplastic that can be a mixed picture over time. Best to discuss with your physician +workup. ...Read more

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Hairfall. Dry and thin hair. Split ends. Dry weather. How to get healthy soft hair?. Any special shampoo name? Really tensed.

Hairfall. Dry and thin hair. Split ends. Dry weather. How to get healthy soft hair?. Any special shampoo name? Really tensed.

Keep trying!: There really is not a specific shampoo to recommend but look for these ingredients which seem to be healthier for hair: glycerin, protective barrier to hair follicles; nut & seed oils (jojoba, shea); acidic ingredients (sodium citrate/citric acid) helps keep right pH; panthenol, a form of vitamin B helps retain moisture. Avoid these: sulfates, isopropyl alcohol, formaldehyde, propylene glycol. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more