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Meds For Alopecia
PILLS FOR HAIR LOSS: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Size matters: The size of hair loss patches can determine treatment. Small patches are often treated with injections of cortisone into the skin of the affected area. Widespread hair loss or very large or numerous patches may be treated with internal cortisone (steroids) either by mouth or given as a shot in the muscle. Sometimes chemicals are used on the surface to cause an allergic reaction and inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, ask your doc...: Yes, it may be used for testosterone-related hair loss. For the details on finasteride and dutasteride, go to https://www.bernsteinmedical.com/research/dutasteride-vs-finasteride/. You may use "dutasteride or finasteride for hair loss" as keywords to search for the related answers. But, remember the effect from their use may widely vary among men reflecting genetic factor besides hormone-related. ...Read more
Hair Restoration: I agree with dr. Pollard -- but there has been success with Minoxidil topically as well as with finasteride. Hair transplants can work well. We are working on a variety of hair restoration topical sprays and techniques that have shown promise as well....But the official answer for now is: minoxidil, finasteride, and hair transplants. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Thyroid hormone: Hi. The most commonly prescribed and most widely recommended by endocrinologists is l-thyroxine. Some people prefer desiccated pig thyroid extract, and some people prefer l-thyroxine with a little T3 (liothyronine) thrown in. We can manage anyone with whatever regimen the prefer, but l-thyroxine monotherapy is cheapest and easiest for the patient. Good luck! ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is treated by taking thyroxine to get your thyroid levels up to speed. Most likely your doctor will start you on a fairly low dose and monitor your health and lab studies until the right dose is satisfactory. Good luck with your thyroid and plan another 47 years. ...Read more
It can: But nothing works as well as it should until your thyroid levels are returned to normal with an appropriate dose of brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Hi, I am suffering from androgenetic alopecia (severe). Prescribed medication finasteride1, capixl gel, kerawash shampoo. Will there be any side effects?
Propecia (finasteride) is not: given to women of child bearing age. There are so many new things on the horizon. I have good success with supplement like Viviscal, Hair growth lasers, cortisone injections in the scalp and other topical agents similar to propecia (finasteride) in chemistry without the oral side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
14 years girl. gradual hair thinning for several years. several experts checked all. no alopecia areata. uses minoxil 5. helps but not stopping.Ideas?
Multiple causes: When someone has diffuse gradual thinning, I like to order some tests to look at their thyroid function, iron level, vitamin D level, hormone levels, and their risk for autoimmune disease. If there is no answer, then sometimes a biopsy is helpful. In addition to minoxidil, supplements by Viviscal as well as topical caffeine products can be helpful depending on the pattern of hair loss. ...Read more
NSAIDs vs Tylenol (acetaminophen): Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory that can be used to reduce pain and inflammation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen is a anti-pyretic medication used to reduce pain and fever, however tylenol (acetaminophen) does not reduce inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?
Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer