I am a 20 year old male. I had moderate acne during my late teens and tried several cosmetic solutions to no avail. Last year, I visited a derm who prescribed topical Clindamycin gel and Aquasol vitamin A tablets. Now, since January '13 I have noticed a marked increase in hair loss. The condition progressively worsened. I visited the derm again who just suggested me to keep my hair clean and short. Finally, about 2 months ago I was prescribed B complex with Zinc capsules and Xtraglo tablets. I noticed no change. About a fortnight ago, I came across an article stating the effects of overdosing Vitamin A. Since then I have stopped taking my Vit A supplements. So is it the excess Vit A that caused the hair loss? Is it reversible? If so, how? Kindly help me as this has been a huge mental tension for the past 10 months or so.View Thread
Thanks for your reply Whimpect. I'd like to mention that early baldness is not common in my family, my grandpa still has considerable hair left, so I hope that the genetic aspect is not contributing to my hair loss. Also, it has been about 20 days since I discontinued my Vit. A tabs and I am noticing reduction in hair fall although it could be a placebo. Perhaps I should go for a hormonal test to see if all this is due to some imbalance.
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