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Hair loss treatment: Applying crude honey could promote hair growth, says study

Hair loss is sometimes a symptom of a wider problem, such as poor hair health. For example, seborrheic dermatitis – a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp – can lead to excessive itching that subsequently causes hair loss. Taking a more holistic approach to hair health can therefore help to reverse hair loss.

The patients were followed daily for itching, scaling, hair loss and the lesions were examined. Treatment was continued for four weeks.

Half patients were treated with the topical honey once weekly and the other half served as control.

All the patients responded markedly with application of honey. Itching was relieved and scaling disappeared within one week.

Skin lesions were healed and disappeared completely within two weeks.

“Minoxidil can also be used to treat female pattern baldness. Women should not use finasteride,” warns the NHS.

According to the health body, minoxidil can also be used to treat female pattern baldness but women should not use finasteride.

Some wigs are available on the NHS, but you may have to pay unless you qualify for financial help.

Other hair loss treatments include:

  • Steroid injections – injections given into bald patches
  • Steroid creams – cream applied to bald patches
  • Immunotherapy – chemical applied to bald patches
  • Light treatment – shining ultraviolet light on bald patches
  • Tattooing – tattoo used to look like short hair and eyebrows
  • Hair transplant – hair is removed from the back of the head and moved to thinning patches
  • Scalp reduction surgery – sections of scalp with hair are stretched and stitched together
  • Artificial hair transplant – surgery to implant artificial hairs.



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