A 66-year-old female asked:
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i have telogen effluvium. does womens rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or only grow it. if it stops hair loss how long does it take?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Both : It will both stabilize the loss and encourage new growth. It may take 6 months to see results.
Answered on Nov 9, 2014
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