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Minoxidil Make Hair Thin
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
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
Minoxidil: might but depends on cause of your hair problem. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
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 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
45 yo male with foliculitis of the scalp for years. Using avar wash and topical antibiotic ointment. Always had thin hair. Considering using rogaine and iRestore but not sure if foliculitis treatment will be affected, or if the foliculitis thins?
Dermatologist: Input is recommended, there are several reasons for hair loss, and you are using medications that might interact with the laser of irestore, as for rogaine, it might not interact, but might not be of benefit, so better see a dermatologist, and can start with your primary doctor for initial assessment, best wishes ...Read more
I tried everything for my all over hairloss and now hair is VERY thin! How could I get some regrowth w/o minoxidil? :(
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 wasnt 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 whos watching your hair? ...Read more
Will rogaine (minoxidil) work on damaged follicles? Hair dresser left bleach on 2 long on roots mo. ago. Thinned/fell out but grew back. One area is still thin!
45 yo male who’s had thin/fine hair since early 20s. Too late to start minoxidil? I understand the growth will stop after stopping usage, but will it make the hair loss WORSE after using it? Also I’m afraid of finasteride’s side effects, thoughts?
Save Them: Minoxidil can help keep what hair is present and thicken it as well. Once it is stopped, hair loss will continue. The causes of male hairloss are varied and can be hormonal, hereditary, diet, medication, toxins, etc. There are well studied hair products that can aid in the health of the hair follicle and are not medications or prescriptions. One option: nobossbutyou.com to see results. ...Read more
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
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
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 thanks ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer