A 54-year-old member asked:
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Could i test rogaine (minoxidil) on a portion of my head to see if it will really grow new hair? Are there risks involved?

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Dr. Armando Russo
42 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure: Rogaine (minoxidil) is generally safe. Rread and follow the package insert.
Answered on Jul 19, 2013

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