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A 49-year-old member asked:

Why does minoxidil make my head itch only when i apply it? it only happens right after i get out of the hot shower too.

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 34 years experience
Damp not wet: Apply after your warm shower. If you towel dry your hair to remove all free standing water and then apply to a warm damp scalp with occlusion (shower cap) you will have optimized absorption. However you may experience adverse symptoms and should stop if you feel your heart racing, lightheaded, or dizzy. BTW package instructions are to apply to a dry scalp. If so blow dry to warm scalp

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