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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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What good hair vitamins I can use for thin hair and to stop its falling, I don't prefer using minoxidil?!

What good hair vitamins I can use for thin hair and to stop its falling, I don't prefer using minoxidil?!

Consider evaluation: Besides using appropriate shampoo and vitamins, consider checking for hormonal abnormalities such as hypothyroidism which can present with thinning hair or alopecia. Also certain infection of the scalp can also cause alopecia. Have your doctor examine your head and hair and consider lab work. ...Read more

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I am a female, 24 yrs old with thin hair. Can I use minoxidil topical solution USP 5% chymotra to my scalp? Or it should be used only by men?

I am a female, 24 yrs old with thin hair. Can I use minoxidil topical solution USP 5% chymotra to my scalp? Or it should be used only by men?

It's safe: Despite the labeling in the opinion of most derms it's safer and most effective, in fact the foam is likely the most effective for both men and women. ...Read more

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I have been using minoxidil 10% almost 4 weeks, I started with 5%, I see thin hair growing in bald area but are thin, should I go for derma roller?

I have been using minoxidil 10% almost 4 weeks, I started with 5%, I see thin hair growing in bald area but are thin, should I go for derma roller?

See a dermatologist: At age 22, you may be experiencing hair loss due to genetics, or anabolic steroid abuse. A more complete approach to your hair loss problem, irregardless of the cause, would be Minoxidil 2.5 mg orally daily, and Proscar 5 mg tablets. You need to quarter the Proscar tablets via a pill cutter from your local pharmacy, and this will equal 1.25 mg of finasteride, i.e. Propecia. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) really work? Hair dresser left bleach on 2 Lon 4mo ago & hair fell out/thinned out. It's grown out & thicker. One area is thinned out tho

Does rogaine (minoxidil) really work? Hair dresser left bleach on 2 Lon 4mo ago & hair fell out/thinned out. It's grown out & thicker. One area is thinned out tho

Rogaine (minoxidil) does work: Rogaine (minoxidil) does work. It was originally thought to help with high blood pressure but wasn't very good. The side effect was hair growth. However your problem is not hair loss. You have hair damage and in time your hair should grow back. Make sure to aleays discuss your wants with the hair dresser and stay in the moment. If you are texting and so are they then who's watching your hair? ...Read more

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Can psoriasis make my hair thin?

Can psoriasis make my hair thin?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis should not affect the growth of your hair except when there is extreme involvement of the scalp when hair can fall out temporarily. ...Read more

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Is there any association between hair recession and hair thin / thickness?

Is there any association between hair recession and hair thin / thickness?

Yes: Yes, as men experience development of male pattern baldness (alopecia), the affected hairs may become minaturized before they fall out. This combination of thinning of the caliber of the hair and the loss of existing hairs causes the combination of thinning and recession of the hairline. ...Read more

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Can prednisone make your hair thin?

Can prednisone make your hair thin?

Yes: Yes! Prednisone - short term, no! High dose or long term- yes! In rheumatology use, always side effects! Prednisone is an animal model for aging: thin skin, thin hair, a belly, muscle loss, etc. Mimcs metabolic syndrome! ...Read more

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If gabapentin made my hair thin, is pregablin going to do the same?

If gabapentin made my hair thin, is pregablin going to do the same?

Hair loss: Lyrica (Pregabalin) has less than one percent chance of hair loss. I have seen a patient of mine whose hair did turn kinky and wavy with pregabalin, but she did not have any significant hair loss. So the answer is yes but it is rare. ...Read more

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Hi should I take a copper supplement if I was taking a zinc supplement and it made my hair thin?

Hi should I take a copper supplement if I was taking a zinc supplement and it made my hair thin?

Talk with your MD: I would discuss your plans with your doctor first to make sure you are not missing something although copper deficiency is sometimes seen with zinc supplementation. Make sure you review some of the normal dosage ranges and do not engage in megadose supplementation unless there is supporting blood work. You may benefit from having some laboratory studies ordered by your physician. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can low iron make my hair thin?

Can low iron make my hair thin?

Not by itself: Low iron, unless severe is unlikely, to cause hair loss. However, if associated with other conditions such as anemia, malabsorption, or malnutrition, it may contribute to hair loss or semi shed growth. ...Read more

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I'm on 5mg of isotretinoin is it possible that it made my hair thin out!?? If so will it fill out again when I'm off it??

I'm on 5mg of isotretinoin is it possible that it made my hair thin out!?? If so will it fill out again when I'm off it??

Accutane s/e's: Hello Teresa, here is a link to a site that lists all the side effects of Accutane and hair loss is not listed. Why not get a TSH (thyroid test) done and go and see your Dr about this but you can read about it here:

http://www. Rxlist. Com/accutane-side-effects-drug-center. Htm

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Hi I was taking 50mg zinc gluconate for about a month and I started seeing my hair thin, is this because my iron and copper is low now? Please help

Hi I was taking 50mg zinc gluconate for about a month and I started seeing my hair thin, is this because my iron and copper is low now? Please help

Maybe from zinc: You are taking a high dose of zinc, even more than is needed to treat a zinc deficiency. You may be experiencing side effects of the zinc itself, rather than from a copper deficiency due to the zinc supplement. However, you can get your blood zinc and copper levels checked. ...Read more

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I use to have thick hair and I start losing hair (thin out) is this cause by my weight loss (eating only dinner) and how can I get my thick hair back?

I use to have thick hair and I start losing hair (thin out) is this cause by my weight loss (eating only dinner) and how can I get my thick hair back?

Hair: Hair problems can be due to a thyroid disorder or dermatological conditions. If you are in good health, visit a skilled beautician who will evaluate you and advise you about your hair and its care. Genetics also play an important role in hair characteristics. ...Read more

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What makes your hair thin out? What are the signs? I'm 19 yrs old & I can kind of see my scalp like a lining. Is it possible to regrow hair there? Idk if my hair is thinning out or not but I see lines of my scalp

What makes your hair thin out? What are the signs? I'm 19 yrs old & I can kind of see my scalp like a lining. Is it possible to regrow hair there? Idk if my hair is thinning out or not but I see lines of my scalp

See your doctor: Thinning hair can be normal, or the sign of other illnesses. See your doctor to get proper evaluation & testing if necessary. Your thyroid, pituitary & adrenal glands need to be checked. Most often it's seborrhea or normal. Straightening or ironing your hair can also thin it out. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between DHT crystals and hardened sebum. Rapid hair thin/loss in two months. Shrugged off as dandruff/telogen effluvium.

How do I tell the difference between DHT crystals and hardened sebum. Rapid hair thin/loss in two months. Shrugged off as dandruff/telogen effluvium.

You can't??: DHT (dihydrotestosterone) seems to play a significant role in the development of androgenic alopecia, but it would be very difficult to identify it, or to separate it from sebum, a surface skin layer of dead skin cells & debris. DHT is probably mixed in with the sebum. Oral medications such as finasteride can inhibit DHT/only approved for males. Topicals/shampoos benefit unsubstantiated. ...Read more

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Got pcos. High prolactin 991 mIU/L n low FSH 0.3, LH 1.3. Hirustism and acne on face and back, hair thin. Taking Diane 35. how to fix it- med n diet?

Got pcos. High prolactin 991 mIU/L n low FSH 0.3, LH 1.3. Hirustism and acne on face and back, hair thin. Taking Diane 35. how to fix it- med n diet?

Make sure no tumor: Hi. Did you get an MRI of the pituitary gland to see if you have a pituitary adenoma?
Go to an Endocrinologist for a full workup. There are many treatment options beyond birth control pills.
Good luck! ...Read more

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31 w/ hot flash, night sweats, lump in throat feeling, hair thin, joint pain, headaches, long cycle. Norm fsh/lh, 3.5 tsh. On 25 mcg lev. Other causes?

31 w/ hot flash, night sweats, lump in throat feeling, hair thin, joint pain, headaches, long cycle. Norm fsh/lh, 3.5 tsh. On 25 mcg lev. Other causes?

See a doctor: There is no way that anyone could make an accurate diagnosis from the info you have provided. Go and see a good general practitioner and be professionally evaluated. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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How good is rogaine (minoxidil) at regrowing new hair?

How good is rogaine (minoxidil) at regrowing new hair?

Good for some: It has been successful in younger that 45 year olds. It will only cause the maturation of vellus hairs to terminal hairs so you need soft vellus hairs to still be present. ...Read more

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Can I use minoxidil solustion USP 5%to regrowth my hair..

Can I use minoxidil solustion USP 5%to regrowth my hair..

Minoxidil: Minoxidil 5% can be used by men to stimulate hair growth. A lower strength formulation is available for women. It can be purchased over the counter. Please read the package insert before using. ...Read more

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Is Neoxidil (minoxidil 2%) good for hair? My hair is thinning a lot

Is Neoxidil (minoxidil 2%) good for hair? My hair is thinning a lot

Minoxidil can help: Minoxidil does help to grow hair. It is sold under the name of "Rogaine for women" and is not the one for men. At your age, your hair should not be thinning a lot. You should see a doctor and be checked for a possible underlying medical problem such as thyroid dysfunction, hormone imbalance, or an autoimmune process where the body attacks itself. Check with a doctor first before Minoxidil use. ...Read more

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