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hair loss by Dr. ManishaBindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut

Since time immemorial hair is of significant importance for humanwhether men or women both want great hair. Apart from drugs there are so many new treatment options to prevent hair loss.

What are the causes of hair loss? Chair loss can be because of many reasons:
iron deficiency
crash dieting
prolonged illness
some medicines
thyroid dysfunction
chemical and extreme temperature treatments like straightening, perming, haircolouring etc
frequent blow drying, tight pony tail,
hormonal imbalance or sensitivity
patterned hair loss :male pattern hair loss
female pattern hair loss

Dr. Manisha Bindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut explains what are common causes of hair loss in females?
In females hair loss can be because ofIron deficiency, thyroid dysfunction, crash dieting, stress or because of  hormonal  imbalanceLike males ,females can also have patterned hair loss in which they see widening of their partition line and high hair line,this is because of more sensitivity to normal hormone,it can be genetic alsoafter delivery also there is hair loss which can be seen after 1-3 months of delivery and this loss can be restored in 6-9months with treatment.Harsh hair styling n salon treatments can also lead to hair loss

Dr. ManishaBindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut What are the common causes of hair loss in males?
Most common cause of hair loss in males is male pattern and rgeneticalopecia,it is because of more sensitivity of hair root to male hormones,it can be genetic or non genetic. It can even start in teen age.Others can be secondary to some skin disease like lichen palus, alopeciaareata

Dr. ManishaBindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut What should we eat/diet for healthy hair?
Complete and balanced diet:
rich in proteins : milk, curd, paneer, soyabeen, dal, eggs
rich in fats:  walnuts, almonds,chiaseeds, wheat sprouts
carbohydrates: from unprocessed food, whole grains
food rich in vitamin b12:whole grains, cauliflower, milk, beans, green leafyvegetables
biotin: vegetables, milk, nuts, Fresh fruits and vegetables.
What should be our daily haircare routine?
Shampooing:2-3 times per wk or according to your exposure to dust and your scalpoil secretion
Oiling: coconut oil should be used 2hrs prior to hair wash
Drying: normal air drying or low blow drying should be done
Combing: wet hair should not be combed as it can cause hair damageshould becombed after drying and 2-3 times a day is sufficient
Styling :dry hair can be styled in simple way without much pull ortractionregular use of hair styling products like gel,spray,mouse should be avoided,can be done once a month.
High speed blow drying, Ironing or pressing, curling or highlighting/colouring should be avoided, can be done 1-2 times a year

What treatment is available for hair loss?
After proper assessment by Dr. ManishaBindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut,treatment is started,
it can be through medicines :
usually two or three oral pills are given and one or two lotions which are to be applied on scalp daily for approximately 3-6months,it takes 1-2 months for hair fall control andthereafter new growth starts in form of very fine hair,which in another 3-4 months thickens, lengthensand becomes dark in colour or

if need be

PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy is done:
In PRP patients own blood is takenaround 10-12ml of blood is taken which is then rotated at a fixed speed in a machine.This separates blood in different components, the component or part rich in platelets is taken in fine needles and then injected into patients scalp,This needs no hospitalization .This prp contains more than 30 growth factors which stimulates hair growth.The entire process takes 45min to 1hr. It is done at an interval of 1-2 months and 4-6sittings are done, results can be seen after 3 sittings. Its safe and very effective treatment option.

If all treatment fails hair transplant can be done.
For how long treatment is done?
usually treatment is done for 3 months to 1 yeardepending upon cause may varry
what can be side effects of treatment?
usually there are no side effectsproper work-up is done before starting treatment.
what are the chances of hair growth?
70%-80%of the patients get hair growth after medicines orPRP.those who don't can go for hair transplant
is there any treatment for rough/frizzy hair?
yes, there are silicon based serums/conditioners are available which can take care of rough n frizzy hair.
To know more, please contact Dr. ManishaBindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut.

Dr. ManishaBindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut who is a renowned skin doctor in Meerut. She is a pioneer in this field having experience of several years with a constant up gradation of technology as well as knowledge provides best hair problem's treatment at her clinic. One of the major problems of hair is 'white hair' or 'premature greying of hair' which has become almost everyone's hair related issue in this techno world.

It is normal for hair color to change, as people age. But white hair can appear at almost any time in life. Even teenagers and people in their 20s may notice strands of white hair.

The human body has millions of hair follicles or small sacs lining the skin. The follicles generate hair and color or pigment cells that contain melanin. Over time, hair follicles lose pigment cells, resulting in white hair color.

If genetics or aging is the cause, nothing can prevent or reverse the process. However, treating greying hair could allow color pigmentation to return if the loss is due to a medical condition.

When diet and vitamin deficiencies are the cause of prematurely white hair, correcting these may reverse the problem or stop it from worsening.

With the right diagnosis and treatments, white hair progression can be stopped and reversed in some instances. At Bindal's clinic this hair disease is treated with best solutions using the latest techniques by Dr. ManishaBindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut.

Nail Disease explained by Dr. Manisha Bindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut

Many people do not know what is the purpose that a human body has formed a structure of dead cells called "nails". Nails play a very significant role in our body; primarily, it is the shield for our fingertips and makes our grip stronger secondary the condition of nails even indicate the state of our health. Nail diseases are a systemic disease, therefore taking care of nails is very important. You have to be very cautious for your nails and for your Fungal fingernail infection treatment or foot nail function treatment because for some people it is very difficult to their fungus disease and the Fungal finger nail infection treatment or foot nail function treatment is sometimes quite expensive and time taking.
Now, it's very important to have the right information about nail disease, its prevention and cure.

What are Nail diseases?
Some common nail diseases are like Nail discolouration, Bacterial paronychia, Chronic paronychia, Traumatic changes to the nail, Onycholysis, Ingrown Nails, Nail thickening, Nail ridges, Nail splitting, etc. Among all the disease, nail Fungal disease is the most common diseases which make about 50% of Nail abnormalities. You should immediately contact Dr. Manisha Bindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut.

Reason fungal nail infection develop.
Fungal nail infection is a most found disease these days and is frequently seen amongst people. There are various reasons why this disease is increasing day by day like

● Peak growth of fungi in, under or on the nail Fungi is generally developed develop in a warm and moist environment.
● Fungi generally even present already on the body itself, which can cause nail infection.
● Contact with others who already have a fungus infection can even cause fungus infection to you.
● Fungal nails are common in tow rather than finger because toenails are generally covered in shoes and socks which moist environmental for nails
● While you visit parlours and have manicures and pedicures, be sure to ask how the staff sterilise their tools and equipment. A tool such as nail clippers, spread lots of fungal infections because many beauty parlours or salons do not clean them after use and reuse it.

What are the symptoms of Fungal nail?
Nail fungus can be there in the finger as well as on toenail. Few symptoms are explained by Dr. Manisha Bindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerutwhich shows that there can be the Nail disease and needed Fungal nail infection treatment or sometimes toe fungal infection treatment

Lines and ridges:
Senile nails
Whitish and yellowish nails
Red or black nails
Distorted in shape
Green Nails
Pitted nails
Swelling and redness of the skin and on the skin around the nail
Chronic nail trauma, etc

Fungal nail infection treatment and toe fungal infection treatment by Dr. Manisha Bindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut

Nail disease and Treatment are very common these days. Treatment of fungal infection is time taking and little expensive Treatment.

To check Fungal nail infection treatment and toe fungal infection treatment, the doctor needs to examine your nails. The doctor may collect the clippings and scrape debris of your nail for laboratories testing. There are few doctors who proper fungal nail disease treatment recommended doctor Dr. Manisha Bindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut.

Medications Treatment

1.Oral Treatment of fungal infection
It is recommended that people who already have diabetes and previous cases of cellulitis should not delay in Treatment of fungal infection on nails. Oral Treatment of fungal infection is more beneficial than others. Oral antifungal processes have a higher cure rate. The process is slow but very effective. However, it is not guaranteed that fungus won't come back. Fungal fingernail infection treatment or foot nail function treatment takes around half a year to come back in normal position. In Oral Treatment of fungal infection, drugs are often than tropical drugs examples, Penlac, Jublia, etc. Oral Treatment of fungal infection is slower in people who are above 65 years of age. Oral Treatment of fungal infection can have few side effects too, like skin rashes to liver damage. Patients are advised to take a regular blood test.
When you visit the doctor, before starting your Fungal nail infection treatment, you must tell him/her about your medical condition like heart problems or liver problems, if any.

2. Medicated nail polish
This is one of the easy medication processes for Fungal nail infection treatment is medicated nail polish or medicated nail enamel. Medicated nail paints have shown promising results. These medicated nail paints and enamels contain growth-inhibiting and antifungal ingredients amorolfine or ciclopirox. You are supposed to paint these nail paints on the affected nail and surrounding skin once a day; then you have to clean the polish or enamel or sterilized it properly and repeat the processes again.

3. Medicated nail cream
There are two types of creams which are generally prescribed by the doctor for your fungal fingernail infection treatment or foot nail function treatment those are; one is the cream containing urea to soften the nails and the other one the cream which contains bifonazole, which has an antifungal effect.
You are supposed to rub each cream over your nails and to get good results.

Another treatment of fungal infection is Surgery. Nail removal by surgical methods are better prescribed for those whose nail's cure is not easy through Fungal nail infection treatment or toe fungal infection treatment through medication. Some fungal infection treatments do not respond to medication, or if the infection is in a large area of the nail and the pain is unbearable, then it is recommended to remove the nail by Surgery. In a few cases, the only infected area is removed, whereas this process is rarely performed.

Tips and prevention of Fungal nails
Be careful around fungal spots.
A person needs to be very careful wherever you are going to experience more crowd at one place and shares the same equipment and other things like at gyms, swimming pools, etc.

Snip carefully
You should always keep your nails trimmed or shortened to help prevent nail infections, but should always cut very carefully that is you should always clean the nail cutters nicely before using it.

Clean your nails
Never should you neglect your nails while taking showers, you should always scrub your nails with clean water and soaps.

Avoid barefoot in public places.
Public places are the most polluted places which produce lots of bacteria and create fungal infections.

Reduce your use of nail and nail polishes.

To know more, please contact Dr. Manisha Bindal Sr. Dermatologist at Bindal Clinics, Meerut.

Nail Infections
Nails are an essential part of the human body. The hard surface of the nails protects the tips of our fingers and toes. The nail comprises of the nail plate, nail matrix, nail bed below and the grooves all around it.

What is a nail infection?
Our delicate nails can be affected by a fungus causing infection affecting the fingernails or toenails. Fungi are usually present in and on our body with some bacteria. But when a fungus starts to overgrow, we suffer from fungal infection. They typically develop over time, so the immediate appearance of fungal infection on our nails is hard to notice.

Why does it develop?
Fungi thrive in moist, warm environments which makes this kind of habitat suitable for their overgrowth. The same fungus, which causes ringworm, athlete's foot and jock itch, may also cause nail infections. Encountering someone suffering from the nail infection can contract the virus to you too. Toenails are more likely to develop infections than fingernails as they are usually inside the shoes present in a warm, moist environment.

Who's at risk to develop nail infections?
There are various kinds of nail infections, and each one has its treatment. Although many of them are preventable, some risk factors enhance the likelihood of developing an infection. Some of the factors that may bring about the tendency to establish nail infections include:

  • Diabetes
  • Age over 65 years
  • Wearing of artificial nails
  • Suffering from a disease-causing poor blood circulation
  • Swimming in the public swimming pools
  • Having a skin injury around your nails
  • Having a nail injury
  • Weakened immune system
  • Wearing closed-toe shoes

They occur more in men than in women. Adults have more likelihood of developing than children. It is infectious, so if your family member has an infection, you can catch it too.

Symptoms\ How to recognize a nail infection?
Nail infection can be revealed by the change in the appearance of the nail, part of a nail or all nails. Common signs of a fungal nail infection comprise of:

  • A brittle or thickened nail
  • A distorted nail that may have lifted off from the nail bed of the nail
  • An odor coming out from the infected finger or toenail

Common types of nail infections
Common kinds of nail infections are as follows:

These are the most common types of nail infection which can occur in both toenails and fingernails. The outer edge of the nail gives a jagged appearance with white and\or yellow streaks across the nails.
The infection occurs inside the nail bed and underside of the nail.

It commonly affects the toenails. A fungus attacks the top layers of the nail and white spots on the nails can be seen vividly. Gradually the entire nail gets covered by white patches making them prone to become rough, soft and crumble. The white spots may turn pitted and flaky.

They are not common but can affect both fingers as well as toenails. Here, the appearance of yellow spots at the base of the nail occurs and the infection spreads upwards. It happens due to a weak immune system or minor injury to the nail.

It is caused by Candida yeast, which can invade nails previously damaged by prior infection or injury. They occur in people tending to soak their nails frequently in water. The infection starts from the cuticle around the nail resulting in a red, swollen and tender to touch nails. The nail may slightly lift off from the nail bed or fall of completely.

A doctor can confirm a nail infection by taking a scrape from the nail and examining it under a microscope for the signs of a fungus. It could be sent to a laboratory for proper identification and analysis so that appropriate treatment could be given to the patient in time. Over the counter medications won't do much help as they don't give reliable remedies. An oral antifungal like antifungal nail lacquer or topical solutions may also provide better results. They are applied like nail paint to get rid of the problems effectively.

It is always possible for a fungus infection to reoccur. But in some severe cases, there can be permanent damage to the nail, which can lead to its removal.
Main complications of a fungal infection are as follows:

  • Discoloration of the infected nail
  • Permanent removal of the infected nail
  • Reoccurrence of the nail infection
  • Spreading of the nail infection to the other parts of the body and eventually the bloodstream
  • Development of a bacterial skin infection known as cellulitis

Prevention and long-term care

  • Take good care of your nails by keeping them well trimmed and clean regularly.
  • Avoid injuring the nails or the skin around it.
  • Wear rubber gloves when you must put your hands in water for a long time.
  • Wash your hands suitably after touching the infected area of the nails.
  • Dry your feet and hands thoroughly after showering.
  • Avoid being barefoot in public places.
  • Reduce the use of artificial nails, nails extensions and nail polish.
  • Ask your nail salon staff to disinfect their tools before heading towards a manicure or pedicure session.
  • Tools like nail clippers, emery boards should be adequately sanitized at regular intervals.
  • Have a healthy lifestyle with a properly nutritious diet.

Don't panic if you are observing some infection in your nails just visit us today. If you're worried about a nail infection or need a piece of expert advice about the condition and care of your nails, contact Dr. Manisha Bindal, MBBS, DVD, a skin specialist from Bindal's Clinic at Meerut. For further queries, mail us at or Book your appointment for getting the best skin-related advice and treatment in the town. You can also call us at 8958004590 (Dev Shri Plaza) or 9756101557 (Citi Center).