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Does fluocinodine promote hair growth in alopecia sufferers? Will hair stop growing/shed after use has stopped?

Does fluocinodine promote hair growth in alopecia sufferers? Will hair stop growing/shed after use has stopped?

Alopecia, steroids: Topical steroids such as this will help in certain cases of alopecia, such as alopecia areata or if inflammation of the scalp is present. In many cases however they will not induce regrowth. The cause of the alopecia must be established first by a dermatologist, as then any treatment advise can be specific. ...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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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Is follihair good to combat hair loss n promote hair growth?

Is follihair good to combat hair loss n promote hair growth?

Not best choice: Some better choices...
Rogaine, propecia, (finasteride) biotin and fish oil have all been shown to promote healthy hair growth and in some cases regrowth. ...Read more

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I'm losing my hairs just on both sides of my head. What can I do/use to prevent hair loss and promote new hair growth? I'm 26yr..

I'm losing my hairs just on both sides of my head. What can I do/use to prevent hair loss and promote new hair growth? I'm 26yr..

Rogaine (minoxidil): I usually prescribe rogaine, (minoxidil) but it depends on the severity. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so they can make a proper diagnosis and give you more suggestions that best suit you. ...Read more

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Why does Accutane cause hair loss if it is rich in vitamin a which promotes hair growth?

Why does Accutane cause hair loss if it is rich in vitamin a which promotes hair growth?

Accutane: Firstly, vitamin a does not promote hair growth. Accutane can cause minor temporary hair loss as one of its side effects. ...Read more

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IIf I use minoxidil along with iron tabs to speed up the process, is it ok to stop minox after hair growth (iron deficiency)??

IIf I use minoxidil along with iron tabs to speed up the process, is it ok to stop minox after hair growth (iron deficiency)??

Yes.: If you have hair thinning or hair that is brittle, from iron deficiency, then taking iron and correcting the deficiency should return you to normal. I may take a number of weeks for the hair to come back to normal, given the rate at which hair grows, but in the end, it should be normal. Any benefit that Minoxidil adds should pale in comparison to what iron will do, and can be stopped w/o concern ...Read more

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Hii I have hair fall down problem. Everyday my hair fall down slowely slowely and also my hair growth reduce day by day. How can I regrowth my hair????

Hii I have hair fall down problem. Everyday my hair fall down slowely slowely and also my hair growth reduce day by day. How can I regrowth my hair????

Determine cause: Hair loss is a common problem. First thing to do is determine the cause of the hair loss which can be from stress, poor nutrition, low iron, and thyroid issues to name a few. I have done research on the supplement viviscal and if you are not allergic to shellfish or shark, its a great supplement high in deep sea fish protein. but see your doctor to determine the cause ...Read more

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My hair fall heavily and not growth again. I became bald. What can I do? Please May you help me or give me advices to help my hair growth again?

My hair fall heavily and not growth again. I became bald. What can I do? Please May you help me or give me advices to help my hair growth again?

A/W Dr Friedlander: Heredity is the major cause of hair loss/ balding. Female-pattern baldness occurs as hair thins. Male-pattern baldness leads to bald spots & receding hairline. Other causes: Alopecia, Ringworm infection, scarring alopecia (from conditions like Lichen planus, Lupus & Sarcoidosis), hormonal changes (menopause, pregnancy, childbirth), thyroid imbalance, excess Vit. A intake, certain medications, > ...Read more

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Sudden oily scalp n severe hair fall on normal looking scalp with less hair growth on body. It had started 2yrs ago. No telogen eff. Then what is it?

Sudden oily scalp n severe hair fall on normal looking scalp with less hair growth on body. It had started 2yrs ago. No telogen eff. Then what is it?

Ans: Many possibilities but need more history like do you color your hair? Family history. How is it falling out? In a pattern, breaking? You may need lab work for endocrine problems. See you doctor ...Read more

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Is green tea good for hair growth? Does it control DHT and stop alopecia? What are other effects of green tea?

Will not help hair: Grow or stop alopecia. Studies show that green tea can have antioxidant & anti-carcinogenic effects as well as V’ing risk for heart disease. It can be used as a plant based alternative for glycemic control. ...Read more

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How does rogaine (minoxidil) work on hair growth?

How does rogaine (minoxidil) work on hair growth?

Unknown: The most current thinking is that rogaine (minoxidil) directly stimulates the hair follicle to produce hair. It seems to turn on the on-off signal. ...Read more

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How does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

According to them: "the exact mechanism of action of rogaine (minoxidil) is uncertain. However, researchers believe that rogaine (minoxidil) works in part by partially enlarging the hair follicles and reversing the miniaturization process. By enlarging miniaturized follicles, the growth phase of the hair cycle is prolonged, allowing the hair to become longer and thicker looking and with more follicles in the growth phase at the same time.". ...Read more

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Exactly how does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

Exactly how does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

Two ways: Minoxidil makes hair follicles wider so your hair is thicker. It also increases the growth phase of your hair so that you grow longer hair and more strands of hair. Unfortunately, this isn't a permanent one time only treatment. You need to continue using Minoxidil to maintain your hair growth. ...Read more

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Do you have to be a certain age to use rogaine (minoxidil) for hair growth?

Do you have to be a certain age to use rogaine (minoxidil) for hair growth?

Rogaine (minoxidil) Safety: Safety and efficacy of rogaine (minoxidil) have not been established for pediatric patients up to 18 years of age. Use in infects is not recommended. ...Read more

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Is the less expensive minoxidil topical solution usp, 5% bottles have the same hair growth effect as the expensive brand rowgaine?

Is the less expensive minoxidil topical solution usp, 5% bottles have the same hair growth effect as the expensive brand rowgaine?

Should work the same: Minoxidil is the active ingredient in the brand name rogaine, (minoxidil) so the generic preparation would be expected to work as well as the brand name. ...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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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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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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Will applying minoxidil on scalp cause excessive unwanted hair growth anywhere else even if it was just applied on scalp?

Yes: It is very common, especially for women, to get extra hair growth in other areas besides only the scalp. If a woman is using it and gets facial hair, I tell her that "this is great! " it means that the Minoxidil is working. Now we just have to decrease it so we keep the growth to the scalp only. ...Read more

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Hello. Have you seen any studies that indicate the efficacy of using Retin A (tretinoin) with Minoxidil to restore hair growth?

Studies pubished: Indicate that use of the two together is equally as effective as using Minoxidil twice daily.:http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17902730 ...Read more

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I don't like how ROGAINE (minoxidil) has to be used forever to maintain new hair growth. BIOTIN really made my thinning hair grow, after yrs not growing. It works?

Hair grows in cycles: Hair grows in a cycle. There is nothing you can apply now that will maintain efficacy several cycles from now. I am a fan of biotin, and always use it as an adjunct to treatment for thinning hair. I typically recommend a dose of 3000 mcg per day to see benefit in hair growth. If you don't want to use minoxidil, I have developed a product called ReTress that also helps. Find it at sephora. Com. ...Read more

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I use topical tretinoin gel with minoxidil for hair growth. But there are accounts on the net claiming it causes hairloss. Please explain the truth.

Not really.: A comparative study published in the american journal of dermatology in 2007 showed that:
the efficacy and safety of combined 5% Minoxidil and 0.01% tretinoin once-daily therapy appear to be equivalent to those of conventional 5% Minoxidil twice-daily therapy for the treatment of androgenic alopecia.
In other words, tretinoin does not appear to improve results of Minoxidil alone. ...Read more

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Does argan oil promotes hair growth? Thanks!

Does argan oil promotes hair growth? Thanks!

Things people sell: There are people out there who will sell you lots of things to make your hair grow... so, beware! There aren't any oils that are proven to increase hair growth. ...Read more

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What supplements can I eat to promote hair growth?

What supplements can I eat to promote hair growth?

Biotin & Zinc: There are many supplements that touted to promote hair growth. However, most have not been shown to do what they are claiming. Fortunately, there are a couple supplements that do appear to make a difference. Taking biotin (a B vitamin) in doses from 3, 000 - 5, 000 mcg daily and Zinc 25 - 50mg daily can, over time, improve the growth rate, thickness and strength of your hair and nails. ...Read more

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Can you suggest foods that promotes hair growth?

Can you suggest foods that promotes hair growth?

Food for thought: Unless you are lacking in iron or B Vitamins or protein, eating particular foods will not cause hair growth. ...Read more

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How to promote hair growth naturally? My hair is thining.

No such thing: "natural" means nothing. Poison ivy is natural. So is lead and cyanide. You want to know what is effective and safe and affordable. First you need a diagnosis. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile there is no harm in a try of (generic rogaine) minoxidil. It costs $4 a month. Only after religious use twice a day for 3 months can you see a result. If you like the result, continue forever to continue the. ...Read more

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Minoxidil (Definition)

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