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Frontal Fibrosis Alopecia can you recommend any treatment?

Frontal Fibrosis Alopecia can you recommend any treatment?

Nioxin, minoxidil: The use of Nioxin or Minoxidil can sometimes help in this condition. Certain autoimmune disorders can predispose one to this condition and patients affected by this should see a rheumatologist for further evaluation ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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Im 17, Female n i have a really big patch of bald spot at my frontal. and its getting worse.what can i do? help meee!! does cutting my hair helps?

Get seen: This may be anything from telogen effluvium to alopecia areata to a local fungus infection to any of a variety of others. Don't self-diagnose or self-treat. This warrants specialist referral. ...Read more

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HELLO, is 5% minoxidil recommended for a 18yearold guy around scale 1(just start to lose some frontal hair)( btw, hisfather , grandfather are bald?

HELLO, is 5% minoxidil recommended for a 18yearold guy around scale 1(just start to lose some frontal  hair)( btw, hisfather , grandfather are bald?

Minoxidil: 5% minoxidil is only recommended if the doctor who saw you prescribed this medicine. If not, pl;ease make an appointment to see your primary doctor. You might also go to the library and read what you can about Minoxidil. ...Read more

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For frontal male pattern baldness which would be good... Grocapix gel or minoxidil10% ? M just 26y M. M using grocapix gel but m upset as it not grow

For frontal male pattern baldness which would be good... Grocapix gel or minoxidil10% ? M just 26y M. M using grocapix gel but m upset as it not grow

Minoxidil: Results will be so-so. You also know that 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness, regardless of where there is or isn't hair. You have the option of embracing your masculinity and heredity and following Mr. Statham's example (photo). ...Read more

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I am sufferring from frontal baldness and my hair are thinning.I am using onion juice & minoxidal daily and rosemary oil on alternate days.Will i work?

I am sufferring from frontal baldness and my hair are thinning.I am using onion juice & minoxidal daily and rosemary oil on alternate days.Will i work?

See a dermatologist: Decrease stress. Eat a healthy balance diet which includes protein. Have thyroid levels and iron stores checked. See a dermatologist for evaluation and work-up. Topical Minoxidil twice a day is the only proven remedy to thicken hair. However, this treatment it is not appropriate for everyone (given the warnings, precautions, and contraindications). See and discuss options with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My hair are thinning and I have frontal baldness.I also have irregular periods.The hair loss started on the onset of puberty.Which disease is this?

My hair are thinning and I have frontal baldness.I also have irregular periods.The hair loss started on the onset of puberty.Which disease is this?

PCOS: You should see an endocrinologist or your obgyn for a complete evaluation. It sounds as though you may have pcos. There are medications that can help with all of the symptoms so go get checked out. ...Read more

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Sir. I want for hair loss and regrowth. My front and center head hair are just 25 % remaining. Back hairs are ok. Frontal side hairs are gone fully.

Sir. I want for hair loss and regrowth. My front and center head hair are just 25 % remaining. Back hairs are ok. Frontal side hairs are gone fully.

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Is there any cures for frontal hair loss or anything that will slow down the process of thinning hair?

Is there any cures for frontal hair loss or anything that will slow down the process of thinning hair?

Minoxidl: For women 5 per cent romaine foam will work on the frontal hairline. For men romaine os not very effective for frontal hair loss. Propecia (finasteride) cna work on frontal hair loss in 62 per cent of men, but does not work well in the temple area. Lasers have shown some effect on the frontal area but results are variable. ...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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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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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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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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I used to feel tired in the morning .I have frontal hair loss.I started taking iron supplement.I feel great now on mornings.How long can I take it?

I used to feel tired in the morning .I have frontal hair loss.I started taking iron supplement.I feel great now on mornings.How long can I take it?

Iron supplements: Great to hear that you feel great now. The frontal hair lost MAY simply be the beginning of male pattern baldness. See your doc to get your iron level measured and you will know how long to take it or if you need it any longer. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi.I'm going through frontal hair loss after rebounding..gradually its going back...went to dermatologist.he did blood test..all well..except ferritin level its 15..although its come under the range but he said it should b 40...I'm soooo worried..n gettin

Hi.I'm going through frontal hair loss after rebounding..gradually its going back...went to dermatologist.he did blood test..all well..except ferritin level its 15..although its come under the range but he said it should b 40...I'm soooo worried..n gettin

Genetic disposition: This is a natural process that one gets hair loss as one advances in age. However frontal type baldness is mainly determined by the Genetic predisposition. Good thing all the blood work came back normal. Worrying does not bring back the hair, unfortunatly. Eat balanced meal and take Multivitamin, try commercially available hair growth medicine . ...Read more

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How to cure alopecia?

How to cure alopecia?

Start medication now: for male pattern baldness. Get evaluated by an MD since some forms of hair loss are not MPB. However if it is MPB, you will have better results by starting now with minoxidil and dutasteride. Hair loss is progressive, so the longer you wait the harder it is to gain the lost hair back. Try meds first. If they don't stop the loss, you can consider transplant. ...Read more

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Any way to treat alopecia?

Any way to treat alopecia?

Depends: Causes include, but not limited to : vitamin deficiencies, poor diet, thyroid issues, anemia, hormonal imbalances/changes, medications, genetics, tension of hair (pulling back), damage from chemical treatments/dyes, obsessive pulling (trichotillomania) - the solution is find the cause, as each cuase has different treatment. Would talk to your physician and consider labwork. ...Read more

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