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Minoxidil Causing Hair Loss
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
I am a 32 yrs old female with dandruff and severe hair loss. I was prescribed flucinonide .05% soln, minoxidil 5% foam. Will it cause more hair loss?
I am using minoxidil 5%, 1 ml daily. Can it cause hair loss to my wife from the traces she pick up from me by physical contact or from pillows?
No: Minoxidil's use to help hair growth was accidentally discovered. It was initially only used as an anti-hypertensive but then was discovered that patient's also had increased hair growth. It is thought that it dilates the vessels in the skin and increases the nutrient delivery to the hair follicles to help hair growth. It should not cause hair loss for you wife. ...Read more
Hair loss - caused by over masturbation
can the damaged follicle be healed at all or does minoxidil and finasteride help with that?
Depends: For hair loss in women....See your doctor. There is testing that needs to be done to determine the cause...Is it female pattern, hormonal, or even related to an underlying condition like thyroid disease or anemia. The treatments vary based on the cause. To answer your specific question though...Yes for certain types of hair loss rogaine (minoxidil) can help women. ...Read more
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