I am only 17 years old and I am losing 50 hairs a day since the age of 14 after I had typhoid. My father began to go bald at the age of 35. Now, for the past week I am massaging my hair daily with olive oil but there are no visible results! My hair is not thinning out but every time I brush my finger through them I find my hairs coming out with a white bud at their root. So what should I do now?
It is perfectly normal to lose up to 100 hairs per day. If you are not experiencing thinning hair then you may have nothing to worry about. However, it never hurts to consult with a dermatologist or experienced hair restoration physician for an evaluation.
Rubbing oils in your scalp will likely do nothing to combat genetic balding and regrow hair. At your age, you are too young for Propecia (finasteride) but you can use Rogaine (minoxidil) if your doctor thinks it’s necessary. These are the only two hair loss drugs that are clinically proven and FDA approved for the treatment of male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia).
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