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Recently one medicine was in news, discovered for androgenic alopecia, what is the name of the medicine? Can I use this now for baldness treatment ?

Recently one medicine was in news, discovered for androgenic alopecia, what is the name of the medicine? Can I use this now for baldness treatment ?

Been around.: Finasteride propecia It is a blocker of male hormones. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9777765 "Recent postmarking studies have found that [this drug] has been associated with sexual and non-sexual adverse events" http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1904925 I am not recommending you use it. More info can be found by inbox consultation with me, board certified clinical pharm. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


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Any treatment for baldness?

Any treatment for baldness?

Family practice : You may go to a hair specialist. Determine what treatment is best for you. Rogaine (minoxidil) , Proscar , lazer or even hair transplant are different options. ...Read more

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Do any of baldness treatments actually work?

Do any of baldness treatments actually work?

Yes: Yes, there are two fda approved drugs for hair loss: rogain and propecia (finasteride). Like all drugs, they might not work in every individual and may have side effects. But they also work for many people and have had no side effects. Consult your dermatologist if you're sufferring from thinning hair to determine if either drug would be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Is there any natural home made,alopathic, homeopathic treatment for teenage baldness?

Is there any natural home made,alopathic, homeopathic treatment for teenage baldness?

See a dermatologist.: Begin with a diagnosis. Not all hair loss is the same. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. You can probably be helped. Forget "natural". It has no meaning. Forget "homemade". It will get you nowhere. Forget "homeopathic". No homeopathic remedy is anything but placebo. Don't be a sucker for any of these con games. ...Read more

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Male 40 facing problem of complete baldness also on eyebrow. have used mindoxil 10% with finasterid 1mg but not working pls suggest the best treatment?

Male 40 facing problem of complete baldness also on eyebrow. have used mindoxil 10% with finasterid 1mg but not working pls suggest the best treatment?

Get evaluated: I'm betting you've got alopecia areata. I've got a doctor friend who has it and loves being totally smooth. The treatments (glucocorticoids, cyclosporine) are worse than the disease, by far. Hit the fitness circuit, remember that 95% of your looks is how fit you are and this is completely under your control, and remember how many men who are sex-symbols shave everything. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of baldness ? not finasteride any other

Transplantation: Many patients have had good success with hair transplantation for male-pattern baldness. Finasteride is helpful in slowing hair loss, but will generally not regrow hair that has already been lost. Best. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for baldness genetic and what is the best treatment ؟؟?

Is there a cure for baldness genetic and what is the best treatment ؟؟?

Hair already gone?: If your hair is already gone there is no cure for baldness. If your hair is just sending you can use topical Minoxidil and also consider propecia (finasteride). ...Read more

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Any good treatments for receeding hair line in women whose male ancestors had baldness?

Any good treatments for receeding hair line in women whose male ancestors had baldness?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Is helpful to prevent future hair loss. Some people get substantial improvements in hair density, but even if you don't gain hair, it is effective at preventing or slowing future hair loss. Follow the directions on the package. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more