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Tips For Treating Children With Traction Alopecia Hair Loss

Children are just as susceptible to traction alopecia as adults are. The causes of traction alopecia in children are similar to grown ups. Hairstyles such as pigtails, cornrows and braiding can cause hair loss in kids. When a child’s hair is repeatedly styled tightly, over a period of time hair follicles become damaged and incapable of producing healthy hairs. The hair follicle may become so damaged that it stops producing hairs altogether. Hair loss occurs in the areas of the scalp that are pulled the most, usually at the front hair line, the nape of the neck and crown.

Traction alopecia in children can be treated in a similar fashion to the way it is treated in adults. In fact children have a much better chance of regrowing hair from damaged hair follicles if treated correctly. It is worth bearing in mind that children have more sensitive skin than adults and certain rules should be followed in order not to cause more damage to their delicate scalps.

Tip number one – avoid tight hairstyles

Avoid hairstyles that cause any sort of pulling whatsoever on hair follicles. Don’t use rubberbands, headbands, clips or any accessories that may cause tension on the scalp. If possible let the child wear their hair down.

Rule number two – do not use harsh chemicals

It is not uncommon for people that have children with unmanageable hair to be tempted to apply some sort of texturizing treatment to tame their wild unruly hair. Texturizers and relaxers contain powerful ingredients to chemically restructure the hair and can damage the scalp of an adult, talk less of that of a child. Although some of these products are made with gentler formulae and aimed at children, it is best to stay clear of any products that might interfere with the health of the child’s hair follicles.

Rule number three – maintain a clean scalp

A dirty scalp is an ideal place for fungus to grow which results in conditions such as dandruff. Ensure the scalp is kept clean by washing it several times a week. A clean scalp will also help remove any dirt and sebum blocking the hair follicles. Most shampoos, even those designed and made for children contain sodium laureth sulfate, a cheap detergent that is also an irritant. It’s a cheap foaming agent that “cleans” the hair by stripping away grease and your hair’s natural oils. Aim for a shampoo that is sulfate free and if you can afford it organic or plant based.

Rule number 4 – apply a hair promoting topical treatment

Hair loss treatments can be applied directly to the scalp to stimulate hair follicles into producing new hairs. While products like minoxidil are suitable for both adult men and women, it should not be used on a child. Instead other hair promoting topical natural treatments can be used. Bhringaraj has been used for centuries in India to promote hair growth and can be safely used on a child. It is a plant and can be applied on a child’s scalp without fear of any adverse effects. Bhringaraj is popularly sold in both its powder form and as an oil. Simply add some water to a teaspoon of powder and mix it into a smooth paste which can be applied to the areas where hair loss has occurred.

Rule number 5 – regular scalp massages

A regular scalp massage will increase circulation and also stimulate damaged hair follicles. Getting into the habit of gently massaging the child’s scalp will speed up their hair regrowth. It is best to use a lubricating agent such as oil to eliminate any friction which may cause further damage to the scalp or hair follicles. Bhringaraj oil or virgin coconut oil make excellent massage oils for the scalp and can also double up as deep conditioning hair treatments.

Following these rules will ensure more hair doesn’t fall out because of the excessive force applied to the hair follicles and that further harm isn’t caused to the follicles by the use of unsuitable hair products. Stick with gentle products and stimulate hair growth by increasing scalp circulation through regular massages to give the hair follicles a chance to heal themselves and start producing healthy new hairs.

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How to Increase Hair Growth – 6 Natural Ways to Increase Hair Growth

When you're battling hair loss, a really good way to fight it is to increase the speed of your hair growth. But instead of heading over to your favorite drug store, we're going to go over a few simple ways to help speed up your hair growth without having to spend so much money.

Here are 6 Natural Ways To Increase Hair Growth
1. Do Scalp Shifting
Using the pads on your fingers, firmly place them all over your scalp and move your skin in a circular way, do this for about 5 minutes.

2. Put Red Bell Pepper On Your Head
The spiciness of this fresh herb will speed hair growth by over 50%. Put a few slices in boiling water for about 10 minutes, then let cool for 15 minutes. Then apply it on your scalp for 30 minutes, then rinse away.

3. Eat More Protein
Hair is made out of protein, therefore, by taking in more protein you are promoting rapid hair growth. Foods such as fish, chicken, cottage cheese, whey, peanut butter, and steak are high in protein.

4. Take A Biotin Supplement
Biotin works great for your skin, nails, and especially for your hair. There are currently no toxicity levels known for Biotin so it's best to take the high potency supplement of 5,000 mcg per day.

5. Take A Magnesium Supplement
Just like Biotin, Magnesium is hair food. This helps with nerve stimulation and also relaxes your muscles.

6. Drink 6-8 Glasses of Water Daily
Did you know that your body takes in new impurities every day? A good way to flush your system of these impurities to take in a sufficient amount of water every day. Water is the element which gives life, and it also keeps your body pure. Sometimes your body will hold on to substances that harm your hair's natural balance, so it's best to clean out your system every night, simply drink 1-2 glasses of water before bed should be enough.

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How to Tell If Your Hair is Thinning

I often have readers with TE (telogen effluvium), CTE (chronic telogen effluvium), and AGA (androgenic alopecia or genetic thinning) who write in and ask me how to tell if this shedding or hair loss is thinning their hair (or if it is growing in thinner.) After all, often quick, healthy regrowth ensures that you retain a nice, thick head of hair, despite the loss. So, in the following article, I'll tell you three ways to help you determine if your hair is really thinning or if it is growing back in correctly, with no real net loss.

The Ponytail Method: One quick and easy way to determine how much thinning has taken place is take inventory of your ponytail. Many women know how many times they have to turn the ponytail holder or band to secure it. If you're having to turn it one or more times, then obviously, there is less mass there. Now, some readers will write and say, "well, isn't the regrowth too short to get in the ponytail?" Yes, it is, but often the healthy regrowth will cause bulk that will allow a similar sized tail. I can tell you that in the worst times of my shedding, my ponytail went from the size of a quarter, to the size of a nickel, to the size of a dime, but I was regrowing hair all the time. Unfortunately, there was not enough regrowth and what was there came in thin and fine.

The Hair Pull Test: A dermatologist will often do this test in their office, but you can do it at home. Do not wash your hair for a day before this. Take a small amount of hair in between your fingers and count how many hairs are there. Write the number down and then gently pull. Then, determine the percentage of hairs that came out. A healthy head of hair will only have 10% of loss of the hair pulled out. Anything over 25% is a cause for concern. This means that you are shedding enough to cause over all thinning and a loss of volume. You'll need to be aggressive with your regrowth regimen if this is your result.

The Hair Density / Quality Comparison: One way to see how well your regrowth is coming in is to identify a long, course, thick healthy hair. Tweeze it out and set it aside. Then, find a few regrowth hairs that are at least 2 1/2 to 4 inches in length, pluck these two hairs and then compare them to the thick healthy hair. Are they as thick and dense? They should be somewhat comparable. (Hair can become thicker as it gets longer, so a slight variation can be normal.) The pulled / tweezed hairs should have a darker sheath or bulb that is rounded and large. This shows that they are being properly nourished within your scalp.

If the regrowth hairs are thin, sickly, flyaway or lighter in color, then you may want to suspect that something (DHT, inflammation, bacteria or yeast) is compromising and miniaturizing your regrowth.) It is extremely hard, if not impossible, to get your volume back unless your regrowth is of a good quality.

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The Power in Lemon and Honey

LEMON

Lemons have virtually no proteins or fats about 8. 23% carbohydrates. Vitamin C stands out in lemon composition. Lemon stands out in their healing power because of their accompanying substance called phytochemicals, these are substances that lack any calories, and they are neither vitamin nor mineral salts. They also contain some organic acids such as citric and malic acid. Also present are flavonoids which are found in the peel and pulp of lemon. Lemon are recommended in the following areas: –

1. Anemia Treatment: – Lemon should form a regular part of the diet of anyone suffering from anemia. Although its iron contain is very low, It is a very potent anti-anemic since it increase the absorption of iron supplied in other plant based foods. Anemia patient can not use the lemon treatment but can use one lemon at intervals.

2. Treatment of Kidney Stone: – Lemon treatment is very effective in helping dissolve kidney stone, especially when it is caused by uric acid.

3. Eliminate Uric Acid: – Uric acid are produced in the body when we consume animal product. Lemon is very effective in eliminating uric acid which is a waste product in the body and must be eliminated in the urine. It is when these uric acid are deposited in the joint that causes arthritis and rheumatic pain.

4The Flavoniods content of lemon strengthens the capillary walls, improves the elasticity of the arteries, therefore improves blood flow and prevent blood clotting.

5. Treatment of Cancer: – A substance called Terpenes found in the peel of lemon has been shown capable of neutralizing certain carcinogens.

6. Treatment of infection: – Lemon is appropriate for all types of infectious disease, whether viral or bacterial because of its vitamin C content. It also boost the body immune system.

LEMON THERAPY: – This lemon treatment is conducted over a two week period. The first day one drinks the juice of one lemon diluted in water one and half hour before breakfast. On consequent days one lemon is added everyday up to seven lemons. From that point the order is reversed back down to one lemon on the last day. The peel of lemon can be included by grating it into the water and juice then sieve before drinking.

Note: – Children, the elderly, those with low calcium, renal failure or anemia should not use this lemon treatment. Large amounts of lemon are not recommended in these conditions.

HONEY

Honey could be defined as the natural sweet substance produced by honey bees. Honeys is the only food source which is know to contain the 22 nutrient required for a balanced nutrition. It is easily assimilated into the blood stream for instant energy production. It cures and prevents the following.

1. Honey enhance clear sight: – Honey can cure cataract and other eye problems if diluted with clean water and applied directly to the eye, over a long periods of time. The clean water should be put in small clean eye drop container and mixed with about 5-6 drops of honey.

2. Restores loss of appetite: – Grapefruit juice mixed with honey is a valuable remedy for restoring of appetite.

3. Honey cures asthma: – A tablespoonful of honey with half glass of warm water should be taken thrice daily, until the patient is relieved.

4. Honey cures cough: – Grind some bitter cola about 5 pieces and mix the powder with 35cl of natural honey to form a syrup. 3 tablespoonful three times daily for adult and 1 table spoonful three times daily for children.

5. Honey enhance proper erection in men: – Honey contain zinc, the sexual mineral, a table spoonful of honey dissolved with a half glassful of hot water taken an hour before sex, is a good remedy for weak erection.

6. Honey mixed with olive oil, when messaged on the scalp and left on the hair for 30 minutes before shampooing is a good treatment for hair loss.

7. Honey cures stomach ulcer: – A mixture of two table spoonfuls of honey in warm water could be taken few minutes be fore each meal. The bacterium is eliminated from the stomach by honey.

8. Honey take with some water before going to bed enhances sound sleep.

9. Honey cures sore throat: – Add the juice of one lemon to a cup of hot water sweeten with two tablespoonful of honey and drink.

10. Cures dry skin when mixed with body cream

11. Supplied energy and body stamina.

12. Aids proper functioning of the liver due to fructose content which enhances glycogen secretion in the liver.

13. Heals burns and prevent scars & kaloid when applied directly to the affected skin. It should be applied from day one of the burnt for effectiveness.

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Can Psoriasis Cause Hair Loss?

Yesterday, I received a question on my blog where I was asked if psoriasis can be the cause of hair loss, thinning, or shedding. The reader did not often find this condition listed as one that caused hair loss, but felt that the timing between the two was too coincidental to ignore. I'll tell you what I told her in the following article.

Psoriasis Is An Autoimmune Condition: Many people mistakenly think that psoriasis is very similar to dandruff or other conditions that involve excess sebum or androgens. In fact, this is an autoimmune condition in which excess skin production causes scaly patches that sometimes take on a silvery white appearance. You'll often see areas like the elbows and knees affected, but the scalp is not at all off limits.

It's pretty well known that there are many autoimmune conditions that cause hair loss including alopecia areata, lupus, and Hashimoto thyroiditis. Many doctors are reluctant to place psoriasis in this category, but I personally think that you can make this argument as the timing between the two will often suggest a connection. The treatment for these conditions vary. But in terms of hair loss, there is a European study that has shown promise using and rotating specific essential oils rubbed into the scalp.

Other Theories On Hair Loss, Hair Thinning, Or Shedding Along With Psoriasis: Many doctors will tell you that when this condition occurs on the scalp, the plaque and scales can choke out the hair follicles and keep healthy hair from growing (only while there is a flare in place.) Often, this doesn't not occur over the entire scalp. There will more often be patches that you can clearly see being affected and that is where you'll see the hair being compromised or thinning. (This process is pretty hard to miss and is pretty obvious upon close inspection.) However, typically when the area heals, the hair will become normal again.

The other possibility is that a flare has placed stress upon the body. The body in turn will often shut down some functions to conserve. One of these function is the hair growth cycle and what you will get as the result is a condition called TE (or telogen effluvium.) This happens when a large number of hairs move from the growth cycle to the rest cycle. This is followed by a shedding of the hair. What you'll see is a lot of hair falling out at one time all of a sudden. This is the same thing that happens to women after they give birth. Typically, the shedding will stop in a few weeks or months and as long as their are not scales or patches on the scalp, regrowth should be fine.

Stopping Hair Loss Related To This Condition: Obviously the best course of action to stop the loss is to effectively treat the condition. Often this happens with trial and error with your doctor. Some doctors use medications and some use a laser or alternative therapies. However, some folks find that treating the symptoms isn't doing anything for the hair. In these cases, you may want to look at lessening the inflammation on and in stimulating your scalp to produce healthy regrowth. Sometimes, you will have diffuse thinning that doesn't really present like TE shedding and / or doesn't occur in the effected areas. In these cases, you may want to look at other possibilities. It's not inconceivable that the hair situation does not relate to the psoriasis in some cases.

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Preventing Ingrown Hairs With the No!No! Permanent Hair Removal System

For a great deal of time now ingrown hair has plagued many people. This problem can appear anywhere there is hair including legs, underarms and your bikini line. Ingrown hairs are caused by the hair becoming trapped under your skin and continuing to grow. This can cause a great deal of discomfort and pain. Although this is not a serious skin care problem due to the irritation it can cause it may result in inflammation of the skin and look incredibly unsightly. This is a problem that affects people of all ages at one time or another. Although there are many different remedies you can try to resolve your problem.

A great natural solution to ingrown hair is using a salt solution. Try adding one cup of water and around 2 tea spoons of salt. Then take a cotton swab and apply to the area. You must then allow the solution to dry naturally without washing it off. This will cleanse the skin and exfoliate the area.

Another home treatment for ingrown hairs is to use one cup of cane sugar and half a cup of olive oil. Another great tip is to add some of your favourite essential oils. This will make it smell great and is really good for your skin. You must make sure you do this regularly. I recommend once a day for around a week.

There is another solution to the problem though. As permanent hair removal technology improves other options become available to you. It is possible to avoid ingrown hairs by using the No!No hair removal system. This is a completely painless permanent hair removal system available to you that using innovative new technology that is completely different from all hair removal treatments currently available. This permanent hair removal system does not use any primitive razors. It works by producing pulses of heat to remove the hair from the surface. After repeated use this will reduce new hair growth and make the newer hair thinner and more manageable. From recent studies that have been taken on the No!No they have show up to a 94% reduction in new hair. This can easily been achieved by using the No!No twice a week for 6 to 12 weeks. So stop using your razor now and try the new innovative No!No permanent hair removal solution.

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3 Essential Steps to Choosing the Right Hair Loss Clinic

Millions of people around the world experience hair thinning or loss. While there are several causes of hair loss including genetics, deficiencies in the body's auto-immune system, ill-health and medical treatment, it's worth being aware that certain types of loss are irreversible. The problem can strike any one at any age, regardless of lifestyle factors. Many people with hair loss are unconcerned about the issue – for instance, in men, male pattern baldness is commonplace and socially acceptable. However, some individuals prefer their natural appearance with a full head of hair. As a result, they may seek a way to restore their hair and natural appearance via some form of treatment. If you're happier with a fuller head of hair, and you'd like to begin a treatment program, it is always recommended that you speak to your GP in the first instance. Thereafter, you should visit a reputable hair clinic.

1. Look for breadth of experience

Some clinics may offer one miracle topical treatment by a single variety or brand. However, no hair problem is the same. So while this treatment is suitable for Client A, it unfortunately might not work for Client B. In other words, 'one size does not fit all'. In order to really understand and appreciate your problem, a good hair loss clinic will offer a breadth of services which then enables the hair consultant to ascertain which solution is best for you. An outstanding clinic should offer hair replacement services for men, custom-made hair systems for men and women, treatments for women and young people. Working with a wider client base suggests that the hair loss team is experienced and knowledgeable and has acquired a variety of hair replacement skills.

2. Assess accreditations of the registered company

A reputable hair clinic will have external links or accreditations with industry-related regulators or health related organizations. For instance, British companies that have links to the UK's NHS (National Health Service) will have undergone rigorous quality control / standard checks. Their skills will have been assessed and approved by Government regulators. Look for those companies who also work with external hair loss experts – eg hair transplant surgeons who are fully and properly qualified and members of surgeons' associations. It's a case of 'like attracts like' – so a hair clinic with links to organizations with impeccable standards should also have exceptionally high standards.

3. Explore testimonials and customer feedback

A hair clinic's customer feedback and testimonials – plus external related-forums – are worth exploring. There you should find honest appraisals and independent opinions and experiences of the customer base. A good clinic should also provide pictorial evidence of its own hair loss treatment programs – they might even watermark their 'Before & After' pictures to ensure their retain ownership of their skills and expertise.

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Pearly Penile Papules Removal – The Castor Oil Technique

Before you use castor oil on your PPP, learn a little bit about its history and see why it is a qualified organic treatment.

It is extracted from the seed of the castor oil plant with a botanical name ricinus communis. The oil has a long list and varied history of use as a healing means in folk medicine all over the world. According to a research report in an issue of the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, the 4,000-year-old castor bean seeds have been found in Egyptian tombs eherein it was discovered to have been used for eye irritations.

Meanwhile, it was used for induction of childbirth and expulsion of the placenta in India and China, for epilepsy in Persia, Africa, Greece, Rome, Southern Europe, and the Americas. In ancient Rome, the castor oil plant was known as Palma Christi which means Into Hand Of Christ.

It is a whitish yellow liquid which is anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil which has been used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Majority believe that most of the oil’s advantages are derived from its high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids. Although it has a quite unpleasant taste, castor oil is used in soaps, cosmetics, medicines, massage oils, textiles and in other numerous products.

For thousands of years, this oil has been used both internally and externally because of its benefits to one’s health. Since it can strengthen the immune system, it is considered a helpful remedy in treating these major illnesses and ailments:

Hair loss

Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Cerebral Palsy

Arthritis and Rheumatism pains

It can also help with ordinary health problems such as:

Constipation

Gastrointestinal Problems

Menstrual Disorders

Migraines

Acne

Sunburn

Athlete’s Foot

Ringworm

Yeast Infections

Skin Abrasions

Inflammation

In the meantime, scholarly studies have approved the use of it for skin infections and several skin problems such as acne, dry skin, boils, warts, stretch marks, liver or age spots, and chronic itching.

Here are rules before you apply some on your PPP:

Dip one cotton ball into Castor oil and damp it onto the bumps during the morning and at night.

Alternatively, for larger treatment areas, soak a big piece of unbleached cotton cloth in the oil and wrap the affected area overnight.

You may also want to try a Band-Aid. Drench it in Castor Oil and cover the PPP overnight.

If after two days there are still traces of pearly bumps, it is recommended to pour a small amount of Epsom Salt and let it stay for 10-15 minutes to soften and disinfect the penis’ skin before applying. This can help speed up the healing process.

For maintenance, you may also want to try this. Fold a small flannel cloth into two or three, just be sure it is thick enough and can support your penis. Pour castor oil into a warm pan and soak the cloth in the oil.

Squeeze out the cloth but still keep it wet but not sappy with the castor oil. Apply the cloth to the area which needs treatment.

You may or may not clean the skin afterwards. If desired, use water and prepare it in this manner: get a ΒΌ cup of water then add two teaspoons of baking soda. Mix well and then use this to cleanse the penis, particularly the PPP affected area. Keep the flannel pack for future use. Do not discard it after one application because can still be used several times.

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The Secret Of Using Garlic for Hair Growth Is Out! It Works More Miracles on Your Hair Than In Food

Many individuals are unaware that garlic is a natural and powerful antibiotic in and of itself. It is particularly effective in combating harmful forms of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Garlic supplements for hair growth are particularly effective in preventing hair loss, because garlic prevents hair from shedding.

The beneficial compounds that are found in garlic stimulate the flow of blood to one's scalp, which removes harmful toxins that may accumulate in a person's hair follicles. It is possible for an individual to purchase an odorless garlic shampoo, or may opt to create their own by adding garlic extract to the shampoo or conditioner that they normally use.

Although garlic prevents hair from shedding, it can also add body and a glossy sheen to a person's existing hair, which can decrease the amount of hair breakage that a person has. Additionally, persons who suffer from dry hair or itchy scalps can obtain relief with an odorless garlic shampoo. The particular protein that provides hair with strength is keratin. Keratin is often found in abundance with sulfur. Garlic contains approximately four times more sulfur than other sulfur rich vegetables, like onions or broccoli. A study conducted in 2007 by scientists at the University of Medical Sciences in Iran discovered that when garlic was applied topically to the scalp with betamethasone cream, patients who suffered from alopecia encountered the successful growth of new hair.

Garlic supplements for hair growth can also be obtained in the form of garlic oil. The oil may be massaged into the scalp and left overnight in order to stimulate hair growth. Although garlic has numerous beneficial properties, if an individual is taking any sort of regular medication, then he or she should consult with their primary care physician before they start taking garlic supplements. In some instances, garlic can prohibit the body from effectively absorbing certain types of medicines. Most individuals must use an odorless garlic shampoo or other form of garlic supplement for four to six weeks before they begin to notice visible results. Because garlic prevents hair from shedding, a person should begin to enjoy a fuller head of hair within a short amount of time.

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Steroid Treatments For Your Hair Loss Problems

Hair loss is a problem that affects both men and women. The causes are varied but the number one reason is genetics. Hair loss, especially male pattern baldness is attributed to hereditary factors. Stress is also a great inducer of hair loss and so is malnutrition.

Medications containing amphetamines and lithium (used to treat bipolar disorder) can also be responsible for hair loss. Constant hairstyling and chemical treatment of your hair can result to brittle hair and eventual hair loss.

Other reasons are diseases such as trichotillomania, which is a psychological disorder compelling the person to nervously pull out his hair. Tinea capititis is a fungal infection that often results to scaling in the scalp and breakage of the hairs even before they grow out of the hair follicle.

Alopecia areata is another reason for hair loss, this is evident by the immediate loss of hair in patches in the scalp as well as the body and it can have a debilitating effect on your scalp. Although the hair follicles are not affected, it can take persons afflicted with this months or years before hair starts to grow.

Doctors recommend a lot of treatments for these diseases and one of the most effective is the use of steroids being injected directly to the scalp. However, they should only be in minimal dosages because there are known harmful side effects from going over the prescribed dose.

More importantly, this treatment is resorted only in cases of severe hair loss, such as in persons who suffer from alopecia areata, or for those who have lost approximately fifty percent of their hair.

Steroid injections are painful and since they can only be injected in small doses, they are required to be injected every four to six weeks. Oral steroids may also be taken, however they may offer a more prominent manifestation of side effects.

Topical steroids which can be massage into the scalp are also available. Steroid injections are also combined with other drugs such as minoxidil and anthralin to help speed up the hair growth process. Some of the side effects would include nausea, vomiting, headaches and scalp irritation.

If you are planning to use steroids to help treat hair loss, please consult your physician first if you qualify for such treatment. The injections would require a physician for administration and should not be experimented or done at home. Steroids are your last resort but you have to be well nourished as well and follow strict personal hygiene for you to have that thick and full hair again.

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