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Can you use rogaine (minoxidil) for frontal scalp hair loss with good results?

Can you use rogaine (minoxidil) for frontal scalp hair loss with good results?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine. (minoxidil) this was the first hair growth drug approved by fda. now it's available without a prescription - extra strength for men and regular for women. rogaine's effectiveness is established in front and back for women but only in back (vertex) for men. ...Read more

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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Have women used rogaine (minoxidil) for frontal scalp hair loss with good results?

Yes.: I know the package insert says it "has only been proven to work" on the vertex (crown) of the scalp - because clinical trials were conducted on that area, so the fda says the manufacturer cannot claim that it works anywhere else. However, in the real world, it works the same way on the frontal scalp as it does on the crown. ...Read more

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Is their any safe treatments for frontal hair loss other than using rogaine (minoxidil)?

Is their any safe treatments for frontal hair loss other than using rogaine (minoxidil)?

Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) can be very helpful for frontal hair loss. A review of other medications (interactions) plus bloodwork should be done prior to starting it. Less than 1% can have sexual side effects (decr libido). ...Read more

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My father and brother have lost hair on scalp. I have not yet suffered from hair loss. Should I start taking something as a precaution. Pills. Rogaine.?

My father and brother have lost hair on scalp. I have not yet suffered from hair loss. Should I start taking something as a precaution. Pills. Rogaine.?

Maybe: If you are to be bald it would be evident by age 23. You may not need any thing, but the sooner you start the better the result. The pills are more effective but require prescription. Some people use both. If you do something the benefit goes only to those who use it religeously for many years. ...Read more

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I have extreme hair loss/painful/itchy scalp. I now see my scalp. What can I do other than rogaine (minoxidil) that is affective. Can this be serious how can I tell?

I have extreme hair loss/painful/itchy scalp. I now see my scalp. What can I do other than rogaine (minoxidil) that is affective. Can this be serious how can I tell?

Physician exam: Loss of hair with a painful, itchy scalp could be associated with multiple problems. Physician review is a must. Hold on the rogaine (minoxidil) until you have an accurate diagnosis for your hair loss. Rogaine (minoxidil) may even cause itchy skin irritation. Consider review by a dermatologist or hair transplant surgeon. International society of hair transplant surgery. ...Read more

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I am 22 and loosing hair and has black spots randomly along his scalp. Spots are new hair loss is not. Mom thinks it's from using rogaine (minoxidil)?

I am 22 and loosing hair and has black spots randomly along his scalp. Spots are new hair loss is not. Mom thinks it's from using rogaine (minoxidil)?

Doubt it.: I doubt very much that either the black spots or the hair loss are due to rogaine (minoxidil) -- but I'm not sure what you mean by "black spots". Are they little black dots, about the width of a hair shaft? If so, you could have a fungus infection. Is the hair loss uniform or patchy? In short, you should see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Black spots the size of a #2 pencil eraser, on scalp not from rogaine (minoxidil)? What's it from? Hair loss also toward the back of the scalp. What can it be?

Black spots the size of a #2 pencil eraser, on scalp not from rogaine (minoxidil)? What's it from? Hair loss also toward the back of the scalp. What can it be?

Fungal infection.: There is a form of fungal infection known as black dot tinea due to the fact that the broken hair at the site of the skin reveals a "black dot". Additionally fungal infection can definitely cause hair loss and progress rapidly if left untreated. Start using an over the counter shampoo containing selenium sulfide, but get to an md to evaluate your scalp and possibly perform a scraping for fungus. ...Read more

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I'm 31m begining to show first signs of hair loss s@ back of my scalp. Does rogain or minoxidil really workk?

Yes, they may: Although, they may work for you, i'd recommend to rule out other possible causes of hair loss such as thyroid disease and/or anemia. If there is none of those, and you exhibit male baldness pattern, you may try rogaine (minoxidil). I'd not go for Minoxidil (oral) as it does have a higher incidence of side effects. ...Read more

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Minoxidil induced hair loss I permanent or not? And whether it can work on bald scalp?

Minoxidil induced hair loss I permanent or not? And whether it can work on bald scalp?

Hair Growth: Minoxidil induces hair growth, not loss. Not everyone will grow hair, and it is less likely to help if you are completely bald. The increase in hair only occurs while you are using minoxidil. When you stop, the hair returns to "normal.". ...Read more

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I have a dry scalp which itches severe after washing hair. I have hair loss too. I'm planning to use 5% Minoxidil. Can I use Tgel and minox together?

I have a dry scalp which itches severe after washing hair. I have hair loss too. I'm planning to use 5% Minoxidil. Can I use Tgel and minox together?

Can use both: T-gel can be used once to twice per week. While Minoxidil must be used twice per day. I can't say if you will have any problems with using them both using that schedule. Of course washing off the Minoxidil every day soon after applying you will not benefit from it even if you are only a washing with water. ...Read more

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Derm. Said I had sebhoreic dermatitis mos. Ago. Said use lotion on scalp &men's rogaine (minoxidil) 4 two mos. Now losing hair. I can't go back. What can I do? Pleez

Derm. Said I had sebhoreic dermatitis mos. Ago. Said use lotion on scalp &men's rogaine (minoxidil) 4 two mos. Now losing hair. I can't go back. What can I do? Pleez

SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS: SUGGESTION: FIRST LETS GET RID OF THE SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS, THEN WE WILL WORK ON THE HAIR LOSS.
TRY SHAMPOOING WITH AN OVER TH COUNTER TAR SHAMPOO.
IF YOU CAN, FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, SHAMPOO DAILY! YES, DAILY.
SEE IF YOUR CONDITION IS BETTER. . . ...Read more

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Derm said didn't see seb. Dermatitis scalp now. Losing hair, she said use pill and/or Rogaine (minoxidil). I think the shampoos damaged my hair why lose hair still?

Derm said didn't see seb. Dermatitis scalp now. Losing hair, she said use pill and/or Rogaine (minoxidil). I think the shampoos damaged my hair why lose hair still?

Derm=low-tech; body=: Hi-Tech & most such issues remain well beyond current knowledge/understanding. As embodied Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures sending >1, 000, 000 orders/sec brain→body with similar feedback, this is the real Hi-Tech. Medicine=Low-Tech attempting to play catchup. Control of blood supply to hair follicle (Rogain=vasodilator), hormonal issues (dihydrotestosterone, etc) & genes are some of the issues. ...Read more

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Are steriod injections in the frontal area of the scalp for hair loss safe for someone who has glaucoma.

Are steriod injections in the frontal area of the scalp for hair loss safe for someone who has glaucoma.

Eye pressure: The facts concerning whether steroid injections will help your problem should come from your dermatologist. Steroids can cause eye pressure elevation even in people who don't have glaucoma. I think it would be ok, however the pressure must be watched. The greater chance for pressure elevation is with steroid eye drops and steroid injections into the eye for varies diseases. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss is going on for an year now. I also experience pain in frontal head from where I am losing hair while massaging my scalp. What should I do?

How to prevent hair loss is going on for an year now. I also experience pain in frontal head from where I am losing hair while massaging my scalp. What should I do?

Seek Qualified Help: Genetic or Medical issue? Before you go shopping for hair growth products, treatments & services, the first most important thing to do is find a doctor qualified to diagnose, measure, treat & track your hair loss/hair growth over time. Find an ABHRS-certified Hair Restoration M.D. to evaluate your situation. You need a specialist on your side & this may NOT necessarily be your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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I used to hav good hair but due to pcos I am having severe hair loss specially from the front. I was on rogaine (minoxidil) bt stopped it as im pregnant. Wht to do?

I used to hav good hair but due to pcos I am having severe hair loss specially from the front. I was on rogaine (minoxidil) bt stopped it as im pregnant. Wht to do?

Be patient and wait.: Congratulations on getting pregnant, which can be difficult w/ PCOS! Stop minox. Pregnancy will likely improve your hair quality and quantity as more follicles shift into "Anagen" (growth) phases. If you are prone to hair loss/thinning, the time to take action is AFTER childbirth. After HairCheck trichometry measurement, you might consider restarting treatment like Formula 82M, laser therapy, etc. ...Read more

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already used regro minoxidil for 3 months but there no sign of hair fall decrease. Furthermore, hair loss has increased. Is it a good sign?

already used regro minoxidil for 3 months but there no sign of hair fall decrease. Furthermore, hair loss has increased. Is it a good sign?

Too soon: Assuming you've been properly diagnosed with male pattern loss, it's too early to give up on rogaine (minoxidil). Give it 3-4 more months. ...Read more

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29 f. Trying to conceive 18 month ago &having severe hair loss wz good lab finding, is it ok to take local minoxidil? No interference wz my hormones?

Dermatologist: Please see a dermatologist. Minoxidil only works with certain types of hair loss. The reason for severe hair loss in your case has yet to be determined. There are alopecia specialists within the field of dermatology as well. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Minoxidil (Definition)

Minoxidil is a blood pressure agent which is a ...Read more