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Is There Any Home Remedies That Can Be Used To Regrow Hair
No, but...: If you have hereditary male or female pattern hair loss, there is an over-the-counter topical medication called rogaine (aka minoxidil) that you can buy without a prescription. This is the only topical preparation that has been shown to help grow hair in controlled clinical studies. Everything else is snake oil. Otherwise save your money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plenty: If you can find it, there are several checklists on HT for acne. Try vitamins A, E,D, and mineral zinc supplements. Non abrasive skin cleanser (but avoid superfatted ones like Dove), and follow with a little benzoyl peroxide if not allergic. Get some sun. In the tropics, girls apply cut garlic to acne lesions! ...Read more
Best to discuss w/Dr: Home remedies are not always the best solution for hair removal, if you have sensitive skin, you may break out, have localized inflammatory response & depends where the hair is that you want removed.That will determine the best treatment.Face?Underarms?Legs? Bikini line? Need more info.There are creams, waxing, threading, electrolysis, laser options. Depends on thickness, budget, outcome desired. ...Read more
Do any of the home laser hair removers actually remove hair permanently and if so which ones can be used on a man's face?
What can I use for hair growth? Is there any pills ot shampoos that can be used? My hair seems to grow quite slow. Please help
Rogaine, (minoxidil) propecia: A history should be done to determine the type of hair loss, i.e. All over or just on top of the scalp. Chemicals and straighten products can damage and break hair keeping it from growing. Family hx of hair loss in men or women. Medications. If is is a male pattern type of loss, rogaine (minoxidil) could slow the hair loss. Propecia is used mostly in men but has had some success in women. Spironolacton. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on duration and the status of the hair follicles. Once transformed to a terminal hair (like eyebrow hair), it is very difficult to resolve without destructive techniques like electrolysis or laser. These techniques will permanently remove the hair. If hormone problem not fixed will return. ...Read more
Oligospermia: I am not aware of publications specifically studying homeopathic treatment of oligospermia. However, it's been successfully used for male infertility -- the quality and movement of sperm which are present, has improved. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12322866 there are some herbal (not homeopathic) medicines which might help: maca, tongkat ali, tribulus, ashwagandha, & mucuna pruriens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to help rebuild the gum line alternatively to gum grafts. I heard that oil pulling can do this.. is it true? are there other methods?
My skin is sensitive for waxing. Can laser treatment will be helpful for removing hair? Will there be any sideeffect of that?
There are many: But their efficacy is questionable, there are many products available at the local drug store and there are two new topical prescriptions due out this year. ...Read more
Only as adjunct: The oral medications for acne that are actually effective are some of the antibiotics (famously tetracycline) and a vitamin a derivative (isotretinoin). You are welcome to explore different herbal remedies, but don't let this get in the way of treating this serious, chronic, potentially devastating illness. Best wishes. ...Read more
Are there any pills that can reverse hair loss? Has any kind of pill-form, over-the-counter drug been found effectively to treat hair loss yet?
No cure: There is no cure, just on going management. Be sure and wash your hair daily with a good dandruff shampoo such as head and shoulders or t-gel. If those products don't help, there is a prescription shampoo called Nizoral (ketoconazole) that may work better. You will need to see your doctor and discuss other options. ...Read more
Is there any home remedies to help with polycystic ovaries. Or is they only route all the fertility drugs?
Not really : A modest amount of weight loss, 10 - 15lbs can have a significant improvement on ovulation, especially if you're bmi is above 25. Exercise also helps. But beyond that, there are no over-the-counter or home remedies that i recommend. You should probably seen your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lost hair be regained.? Also is there any medicine which can reactivate dead hair folliciles?
Depends: It depends on what is causing the hair loss. Telogen effluvium is hair loss due to illness, severe trauma, pregnancy/ other and it will grow back. Alopecia areata will grow back most of time. Male pattern baldness so far after if falls out there is no known way to make the hair follicles regrow. I know of no medication that will reactivate dead hair follicles. Propecia (finasteride) used to slow thinning. ...Read more
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