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Will Biotin Make My Hair Thicker
I am 25, My hair is falling and I feel it's not thick anymore, I googled for help, they offered a vitamin called biotin, is it a good vitamin?
Biotin: That vitamin is OK but you will still need to see a doctor about your hair falling out. You are likely to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more
Eating biotin my hair get thinning I've seb der on scalp but under control eating b complex vitamin my hair get thick which of b vitamin is helping??
None of them: There is no magic vitamin for hair. The con men hope to scam some of your money. Now you know the truth, you need not be a sucker. If you have an issue with your hair a dermatologist will help you. It is not the same for everybody. Ideal nutrition comes with food, not pills. ...Read more
Hair falling out getting shorter 2 mos now. But thick @ roots still. Taking biotin multi vitamins tramadol ER & hydroxyzine. Glutton free diet help!
Telogen Effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. B12 shots once a month helps. ...Read more
I am 19yr 6ft 70kg vegetarian, lost 40kg in a year recently had hair loss due to dandruff, half of my hairs are thin/thick I am taking biotin, fish oil?
Linked: It can help but there is natural biotin in most of the foods we eat. If it pertains to hair loss, there is some preliminary evidence that hair loss can be reduced when biotin is taken by mouth in combination with zinc while a cream containing the chemical compound Clobetasol Propionate (olux, temovate) is applied to the skin. ...Read more
No, unlikely to help: 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 over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion to thicken hair, grow hair, or prevent hair loss. Biotin is safe to take in the usual amounts, but not in the huge doses that some websites are suggesting. ...Read more
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Hair loss: Biotin deficiency is rare, taking biotin supplements for hair loss is not scientifically proven to reverse hair loss. Some people develop gastrointestinal side effects and have to stop the supplement. See your doctor for a full evaluation of your hair loss to determine potential reversible causes. I am not aware of weight gain on biotin. ...Read more
I have 24 years in the last years I lost hair in the front, the hair has become thin and lost volume. How much biotin should I take?
Enough comes in food: 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
My hair hasn't grown at all in 3 years. I tried biotin and it didn't work and made me break out. How do I make my hair grow? And fast
Dermatologist: Visit a dermatologist who will evaluate your hair situation and order any advisable tests such as thyroid function. If no medical problems are uncovered and no specific treatment is needed, see a skilled hairdresser who will advise you about your current hair situation and its proper care. ...Read more
I want to take biotin to make my hair grow faster. How likely is it to make you gain weight? I've taken it before and I think that's why I gained.
Sir i, m avneesh I have face a problum since 2 month my hair is broken and falls I have taken biotin which is compolsary for hair but no result?
It's not too much: The recommended dose is generally up to 5000 mcg, but 10, 000 shouldn't be a problem. Remember, not everyone responds to Biotin. If that fails after 6 months or so, Consumers Reports recommends an alternate proprietary product sold by Whole Body Research. No product can guarantee results. Good luck ...Read more
As per webmd.... There is insufficient evidence that biotin helps hair loss. There is some preliminary evidence that hair loss can be reduced when biotin is taken by mouth in combination with zinc while a cream containing the chemical compound Clobetasol Propionate (olux, temovate) is applied to the skin.
Symptoms of biotin def. Include thinning of the hair (often with loss of hair color), & rash. ...Read more
Maybe!: There is many observations in that regard. However, there is no strong scientific evidence and studies to prove or refute its efficacy. ...Read more
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it is known that biotin deficiency can cause loss of hair. But there is no evidence that high doses of biotin will make hair grow, but it has been recommended by some dermatologists and doctors of alternative medicine
it definitely will not help hair growth in male pattern hair loss/baldness. ...Read more
Hair Loss: If the problem is male pattern hair loss: sadly biotin fails to help many patients, but at least is harmless. I would try topical Minoxidil if you desire something OTC (without prescription). The most likely medicine to help you would be Propecia, (finasteride)which your family doc could prescribe. Check with your doctor if diagnosis is uncertain. ...Read more
Biotin and Hair!: Take between 2000-5000mcg per day. This is a small amount when you consider it is 2mg to 5mg/day. I do not know why, but virtually all mulivitamins (check) contain less than 20% of the minimum daily requirement. ...Read more
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