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Caution against steroid skin creams, seek regulation of sale

The number of patients suffering from side effects following excessive use of these creams has rose phenomenally in the last few years," said dermatologist Narendra Patwardhan, former national vice-president of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists (IADVL). It is prescribed for some skin problem - either by a dermatologist or a general practitioner since many skin disorders responds to steroids. As long as it is used for a short period and as per advice of the doctor there is usually no harm.[...]

Why are men, in their early 30s, losing hair?

After a particularly hectic Saturday morning when Dr Narendra Patwardhan checked as many as 11 patients with hair loss, he simply deferred the remaining appointments and wished he could take on a more challenging case. The number of patients with hair loss has increased over the years and out of 10 new patients at least eight are men. What is disturbing is that a sizeable number of them are in their 20s and 30s seeking hair restoration surgery, says the president of the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India. [...]

Try Medication Before Hair Transplant

Attractive advertisements offering hair transplant with an assurance of a thick crop can make any balding man believe that hair transplant is his only option. Plastic surgeons and specialists in hair transplant who were at the Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim, to conduct a two-day cadaveric wor[...]