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Cures For Balding
What are the possibilities of minoxidil giving positive results? Is it actually can be a cure for balding? Works best on receding hairlines or crown?
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
Minoxidil: Minoxidil is a topical solution (aka rogaine). There is a female formulation that is 2% solution. This is should applied twice a day and takes about 2 months to start seeing results. No prescription is needed and it is found at most grocery stores and pharmacies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have developed a bald patch on my chin for the last four months which has not been cured despite various treatments?
Alopecia: Notvdure what treatments have been done. Likely autoimmune and won't change for long time. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Many men today shave their scalps because it makes them appear really cool. If you feel strongly about having more scalp hair, first get a diagnosis. Your dr might give a prescription for finasteride. The dose is 1mg a day, not covered by ins. You can save a lot of money if the prescription is for 5mg tabs: you then use a pill cutter to make 1 pill into 4 pieces. Meanwhile you can begin otc minoxi. ...Read more
Varies: More than 95% of hair thinning in men is male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. Male pattern baldness is characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (known as a "receding hairline") and/or a thinning crown (balding to the area known as the ‘vertex’). Both become more pronounced until they eventually meet, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair back of head. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Balding young man: 23 M from Jeddah notes I start balding. Is there any way to stop it? ANS: most likely not. Do a family tree as far back as you can and look an ask about when men and women started losing their hair. If this is a family trait about the only thing you could have done about it would be to choose different grandparents ;-). Also ask your Drs what they think.There are rare causes that can be treated. ...Read more