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Rogaine (minoxidil) for women: do u really have to use it 2x a day everyday to get any results? Can u use it 1x a day?

Rogaine (minoxidil) for women: do u really have to use it 2x a day everyday to get any results? Can u use it 1x a day?

Probably: Rogaine (minoxidil) for women's use can have varied responses. For best response, probably use it twice a day, but once a day is likely better than not using it at all. ...Read more

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Are there side effects from using Rogaine (minoxidil) foam (womens)? Can you where a shower cap to bed so you don't get it anywhere on your face? Thank you

Are there side effects from using Rogaine (minoxidil) foam (womens)? Can you where a shower cap to bed so you don't get it anywhere on your face? Thank you

Hardly ever: Apply to scalp. Measured amount. No need for shower cap. A few people get local reaction, but I have never seen it. Helps some women keep more hair if used religiously twice a day for years. Generic 2% minoxidil is about as good as any other form and costs $4 a month. ...Read more

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Could I use Rogaine for woman if I have diabetes type 2?

Not problem: Not aware of any interaction. Even if they do, the amount of Rogaine absorbed will not amount to much. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) for women really work? I'm 19 and my hair is kind of growing slowly

Does rogaine (minoxidil) for women really work? I'm 19 and my hair is kind of growing slowly

Yes: Hair grows 1 cm per month. Nothing makes it grow faster. If you use Minoxidil religously twice a day for the next 60 years you will have a little more scalp hair than if you do not use it. ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more

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Can rogaine (minoxidil) be used for hair growth on scalp hair as well for women how is it used? Is it good for women?

Can rogaine (minoxidil) be used for hair growth on scalp hair as well for women how is it used? Is it good for women?

Rogaine (minoxidil): For women and men, use rogaine (minoxidil) for men because it is 5% and is the strongest. Rogaine (minoxidil) is applied twice a day but one you start using rogaine (minoxidil) you will have to use it the rest of your life otherwise the hair will stop growing and will fall out. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) really works on women hair loss?

Does rogaine (minoxidil) really works on women hair loss?

Depends: For hair loss in women....See your doctor. There is testing that needs to be done to determine the cause...Is it female pattern, hormonal, or even related to an underlying condition like thyroid disease or anemia.
The treatments vary based on the cause.
To answer your specific question though...Yes for certain types of hair loss rogaine (minoxidil) can help women. ...Read more

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If I start rogaine, (minoxidil) do I need it forever? (50yo woman with parents with thin hair)

If I start rogaine, (minoxidil) do I need it forever? (50yo woman with parents with thin hair)

Define "forever.": If you stop using it, your hair will go back to the way it was before you started using it - but that doesn't mean you're stuck with it "forever." it means you need to keep using it until a better, more permanent hair loss treatment is invented. That could be next week or 10 years from now, but not "forever.". ...Read more

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Can laser therapy help female-pattern alopecia? (crown, sides, and overall thinning) anything besides rogaine (minoxidil)? (child-bearing years)

Can laser therapy help female-pattern alopecia? (crown, sides, and overall thinning) anything besides rogaine (minoxidil)? (child-bearing years)

Female hairloss: See a dermatologist for a clear diagnosis as many conditions can mimic female pattern hair loss. You may need additional tests. Unfortunately oral meds are out for women. Topically the most cost effective is rogaine (minoxidil).
Latisse might work as well but is cost prohibitive. New topicals are coming. Led lights and laser are not proven to be effective. ...Read more

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Does dermatologist recommended men's rogaine (minoxidil) foam-5% work for women with hair thinning happening for 5-6 years? Do I need to apply it twice like men?

Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% in Women: Most dermatologists that treat female pattern hair loss use rogaine (minoxidil) 5%. Speakers at medical meetings recommend 5% rogaine (minoxidil) for hair loss in women. ...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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Any hair specialist- What is the efficacy and what are the risks of using Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% for men? I am a woman (50) with non genetic general hair thinning

Any hair specialist- What is the efficacy and what are the risks of using Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% for men? I am a woman (50) with non genetic general hair thinning

Hair thining: I would recommend that you first see your hairstylist for advice. If you don't go to a hair stylist, or you are not satisfied with the response I would suggest you see a dermatologist on referral from your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I am a 44 yr old female with rapid hair loss, my mother experienced the same thing. I have tried eating more greens, rogaine (minoxidil) biotin 10k?

I am a 44 yr old female with rapid hair loss, my mother experienced the same thing. I have tried eating more greens, rogaine (minoxidil) biotin 10k?

Ok: Minoxidil or rogaine (minoxidil) for women is a good start. However hair loss can be attribute to hormone, thyroid issues, vitamin issues, lupus to name a few. It's best to see your doctor for complete history and physical ...Read more

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Female hair loss. Bloodwork gr8. BAD rogaine (minoxidil) reaction. Hair specialist said it'll get worse, non-surgical hair restoration only option. Cant afford! Help!

Female hair loss. Bloodwork gr8. BAD rogaine (minoxidil) reaction. Hair specialist said it'll get worse, non-surgical hair restoration only option. Cant afford! Help!

Female Hair Loss: This can be a very frustrating situation for you (and your doctors). Try taking Biotin 2500-5000 mcg day. Also try Ketoconazole 1% Shampoo. If no better in a few months, seek the advise of a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) safe for 23 y.O female? Hair is thinning at the crown. No family history. Take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) as prescribed med, otherwise healthy.

Yes.: Topical Minoxidil or rogaine (minoxidil) is completely safe for a 23 year old to use on the scalp twice daily. I recommend my patients actually use the men's formulation or 5% strength as a way to see improvement quickly. Expect 3-4 months to see desired results. ...Read more

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What mite b best procedure 4 woman w SEVERELY thinning hair, not genetic, all bloodwrk fine, BAD reaction 2 rogaine (minoxidil).Agoraphobic now! Hair transplant? Or?

Get checked: A complete history and physical with lab work to rule out hormonal, nutritional, autoimmune causes for hair thinning would be appropriate! After that it will be easier for your doctor to proceed with recommendations ...Read more

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How long to use minoxidil for woman?

1 year: I always have men and woman use rogaine (minoxidil) for 1 year. That way we can see how much improvement occurs. ...Read more

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Is kirkland minoxidil not safe for women?

Is kirkland minoxidil not safe for women?

Minoxidil for Women: While safe, over-the-counter women's topical Minoxidil is often tried with disappointing results because the traditional rogaine (minoxidil) or generic version can be messy, irritating to the skin and weak in terms of hair growth. Many patients find improved usability with compounded prescription formula 82m Minoxidil because it is stronger on the follicle and is easier to use (dries fast, less greasy, etc.). ...Read more

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Regarding Minoxidil 5% for Men can be used for women Or not?

Regarding Minoxidil 5% for Men can be used for women Or not?

Yes: Absolutely. This is the same preparation and concentration as marketed for women. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for a baby to touch minoxidil topical solution? How else it affects the baby other than itching/rashes?

Is it dangerous for a baby to touch minoxidil topical solution? How else it affects the baby other than itching/rashes?

Probably not.: It depends upon whether (topical) Minoxidil would penetrate baby's skin. 'touch', you mean by hands or body? I doubt such small amount of Minoxidil would have hypotensive effect or 'hair growing' consequence. Anyway, irritation is more likely. ...Read more

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I am a female, suffering extensive hairloss after typhoid. Is minoxidil 2% suitable for me to take? Please advice if there are some other effective med

You can certainly: Try OTC minoxidil. I would talk with a dermatologist about all the other options available, also I love the supplement viviscal for hair regrowth. ...Read more

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How do I permanently get rid of facial hair caused by minoxidil in women.

How do I permanently get rid of facial hair caused by minoxidil in women.

First it is impor-: Tant to make sure topical minoxidil is only applied to scalp. laser permanently gets rid of hair growth, but continued use of minoxidil may lead to more facial hair. I would see dermatologist for other possible treatments for hair growth. Electrolysis typically leads to some element of scarring while laser done in doctor office (where doc is fellow of american society of laser medicine and surger ...Read more

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Is minoxidil safe for female? Is it true that it increases facial and body hair growth in female?

Is minoxidil safe for female? Is it true that it increases facial and body hair growth in female?

Lower strength: Minoxidil is safe in females but is used in the half strength of the male version of the Rogaine (minoxidil). However, hair growth in unwanted areas can still occur, even at the lower strength. You may have to stop application if unwanted hair growth occurs. ...Read more

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Is there anything to take besides minoxidil for female hair loss?

Is there anything to take besides minoxidil for female hair loss?

Stronger Minoxidil: At the present time only topical Minoxidil is the only fda approved treament to deter female pattern hair loss in women. It comes in two strengths 2% & 5%. Even though the labeling on the 5% limits it to use by males, many dermatologists feel the 5% is appropriate in women as well. ...Read more

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Hello A bit of minoxidil entered my eye when I was spraying on my head. What should I do? Is it dangerous dangerous? Thank you.

Hello A bit of minoxidil entered my eye when I was spraying on my head. What should I do? Is it dangerous dangerous? Thank you.

Chemical In eyes: Wash your eyes copiously with water. Use some lubricant in the eye. If vision is blurred or if you are symptomatic then go to see your Ophthalmologist. You could also take a photo of your eye and enter it on Healthtap. ...Read more

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