Dermatology Q&A: Low haemoglobin level can trigger hairfall

Dr. Jaishree, Medical Director of Skinfiniti Aesthetic Skin and Laser Clinic, answers readers’ questions on skin care. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.
This week’s answers:

I am 25 years old. I am experiencing lot of hair fall recent days. I don’t know how it happens. Every time I take my bath i see around 10 hairs falling in my floor and while combing also some 3-4 hair sticks to the comb. Kindly give me a solution. Request some good food for preventing hair fall

Adharsh

Low haemoglobin, stress, dieting, any illness, thyroid disorders are all causes of hair fall. Do not go for any starvation diets in order to lose weight or remain slim. Your diet should be rich in proteins. Whole wheat, cereals, sprouts, egg white, lean meat, milk, soya are rich in proteins. You must include them in your diet. Take a vitamin supplement which has biotin every day. Check your haemoglobin.
If it is low, you will need an iron supplement. You must also do your thyroid tests i.e. T3,T4, TSH. If these levels are abnormal, consultant endocrinologist

2. I am having hair fall and dull looking hair. I want it thick again n black. And often its getting dirty and can I apply oil n go out

Rachel

Indulge and pamper your hair – A hot coconut oil massage works wonders as a conditioner and provides the necessary nourishment & moisture to your scalp and hair. It is recommended to oil your hair at least 2 hours before you wash your hair (at least thrice a week) to regain the moisture.

3. I am having hair fall problem from 1 month earlier I was having so long hair but now a day’s hair directly falling from roots. Please suggest me something.

Bhawna
Low haemoglobin, stress, dieting, any illness, thyroid disorders are all causes of hair fall. Do not go for any starvation diets in order to lose weight or remain slim. Your diet should be rich in proteins. Whole wheat, cereals, sprouts, egg white, lean meat, milk, soya are rich in proteins. You must include them in your diet. Take a vitamin supplement which has biotin every day. Check your haemoglobin.
If it is low, you will need an iron supplement. You must also do your thyroid tests i.e. T3,T4, TSH. If these levels are abnormal, consultant endocrinologist

4. I had a very smooth and soft skin (Normal). Right now am in Chennai where it has a temperature of 45deg. Because of it am getting heat rashes on my skin which turned rough, dark, full spots and pimples. Give me a best solution for making the skin normal. Also suggest me a good soap, cleanser, sun screen lotion, creams etc.

V Ramya

Apply a moisturiser with cooling, hydrating and sun protecting factors for e.g. parachute advanced summer fresh body lotion. Avoid using scrubs and going out in the sun between 10am to 4pm. Wear full sleeved clothing, use umbrellas and hats.

You could use any soap with neutral pH and no fragrance.

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