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A 41-year-old female asked:

I have been losing hair on the sides of my head kinda of like streaks one doctor said to use 10 percent minoxidil and the other said use a multi vitamin. the minoxidil seems to help on the front of my head. have not used it any where else on my head ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Both may be right.: Minoxidil can address hair re-growth. Vitamins may address any nutritional deficiencies that are effecting hair loss.
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Dr. Louise Andrew
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you can use Minoxidil on your entire head. Put it directly on the "streaks" and "scratch it in" using a toothpick or a cocktail stick. BTW 10% is the male strength for Minoxidil, cheaper to buy in this concentration. Generic is the same/cheaperDilute it 50:50 with saline or another product such as RE:NU because you don't want to use a too strong solution and potentially grow hair on your face..
Sep 19, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
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Thanks for this great info Dr Andrew.
Sep 19, 2017
Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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