A 46-year-old female asked:
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i've been using rogaine (minoxidil) for men and clobetasol to treat traction alopecia for 3mos. i've experienced a lot of facial hair growth. what's causing this?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Hirsutism: Excess facial hair in women is considered hirsutism. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hirsutism/ds00858 for more info. Hirsutism may be genetic/familial (check out your mom, sisters & aunts). Or it could be due to excess testosterone & dihydrotestosterone (ask your doc to check via blood tests). Sometimes, medications can upset hormone balance. But rogaine (minoxidil) shouldn't cause thi.
Answered on May 12, 2015
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