Make an appointment:
Specialty
(i.e. Dermatologists)
Location

Hi my hair is falling out, should I take biotin?

It's thinning too someone said to take biotin. i dont know whats the correct dose to take.Thanks
Thank you for your interesting question. In order to provide an accurate recommendation regarding your hair loss, a doctor would need to review your entire medical record and also perform a thorough physical exam. In addition, you may require blood testing as part of your workup. After collecting this information, a doctor would then be able to discuss possible causes and make recommendations regarding treatment. Therefore, I encourage you to schedule an appointment with a primary care physician. There are many different causes of hair loss. Certain hormonal disorders, such as hyper- and hypothyroidism, can affect hair appearance and growth, and you may require blood testing to evaluate thyroid function. Some autoimmune disorders can cause destruction of hair follicles or the underlying skin and lead to hair loss. A common condition called telogen effluvium can cause all the hairs on your head to sync with regard to their normal turnover cycles, thus leading to appreciable hair loss. If you are male, then this hair loss may be androgen-related and may be normal. There are some drugs and cosmetic procedures they may help with loss. In general, however, it is important to determine the medical cause of your hair loss before pursuing vitamin supplementation as a treatment. Therefore, I strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with a primary care doctor.
This answer is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. Medical professionals who provide responses to health-related questions are intended third party beneficiaries with certain rights under Zocdoc’s Terms of Service.

Nearby Doctors

  • Dr. Sitha Miller
    Dr. Sitha Miller MD
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    9390 E Central Ave
    Wichita, KS 67206

Other Doctors

  • Dr. Ramin Samadi
    Dr. Ramin Samadi MD
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    5900 Overton Ridge Blvd
    Fort Worth, TX 76132
  • Dr. Gladys Martinez
    Dr. Gladys Martinez DO
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    1001 NW 13th Street
    Boca Raton, FL 33486
  • Dr. Julie Norley
    Dr. Julie Norley DO
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    7534 E 2nd Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251