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Rogaine Causes 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?
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
I am 24 year old guy suffering from hair loss. I've been on biotin and rogaine medication for about 2 years, haven't seen noticeable difference. Help!
Often fails: Biotin isn't going to help. If you have alopecia areata, nothing will help. This is probably too long for telogen effluvium. Especially if you're naturally blessed with a lot of great body hair and a thick beard, rogaine may not slow male pattern baldness. Shave your head, grow some great facial hair, hit the gym, and embrace your full masculinity. Nothing looks better than a buffed, balding man. ...Read more
What helps with hair loss ive been trying everything for months been thinking about trying rogaine (minoxidil) but im nervous i just want my hair back?
First question is : cause, you need to see dermatologist to determine what is causing your hair loss (thyroid, iron deficiency, stress, hormones...). Once you have some answers there are many treatment options. Rogaine (minoxidil) is certainly one of them, as is Viviscal, Laser Hair growth, injections, topicals. The sooner you get some answers, the sooner you can get some improvement. ...Read more
My hair line has been receding more aggressively as I've been using Rogaine (minoxidil) Foam. Could the foam be facilitating this hair loss? Should I stop using?
23 yr old male. Never had hair loss until I used Rogaine (minoxidil). Used it off and on 2-3 weeks on front hair to grow longer but quit. Will my shed hair grow?
Losing hair my boyfriend is 47 years old. He's very sensitive about his hair loss. He says that his hair loss is from wearing hats. Can that happen? Is there a way to get that hair back?
He was thinking about trying rogaine. Do you think that would
Not From Hats!: Male pattern hair loss is a progressive condition that is inherited. Hormones trigger progressive miniaturization of hair follicles until they die. Medical treatments (minoxidil, finasteride, laser therapy, PRP) help prevent hair loss, but do not revive "dead" follicles. However, NeoGraft FUE hair transplants are minimally-invasive, comfortable, natural, permanent way to restore hair to the area. ...Read more
Thyroid: Hair change due to low thyroid is treated with thyroid replacement. Rogaine [minoxidil] will contribute very little. Treat whatever thyroid disease is present. Note that there might also be a separate reason for hair change. Age? Menstrual and pregnancy status? Meds and supplements? Birth control? Illness, injuries, fevers in last 6 months? Severe weight change? Family history? Exact details of ty ...Read more
What are effective options to preventing hair loss/thinning without using rogaine (minoxidil) or oral medications?
Limited: All men have remodeling of their hairline over the temples around age 20. How fast this progresses to male pattern baldness correlates closely with how hairy your chest is. This is genetic. Forget "pop" cures. You can slow it down some with the available medications, or get baldness surgery. Or you can embrace your genetic masculine heritage, get really fit and look fantastic, like photo guy. ...Read more
What can I do to prevent hair loss? Rogaine (minoxidil) is 1 option, but it doesn't protect the front area. Is there nothing better than rogaine (minoxidil) in 2012?!
Am using rogaine (minoxidil) for hair loss since few months. I have frizzy hair and am living in humid environment. Does rogaine (minoxidil) makes hair more frizzy,dry, dull?
Rogaine (minoxidil) for hairloss: Hair dryness and scalp itching can be caused by some formulations containing minixodil (Rogaine). If you are using the liquid dropper version, you might try using the foam version, which seems to have fewer scalp effects. Remember, avoid getting it ON your hair, because that can cause the dryness you describe. Apply it ONLY to the scalp, and allow it to dry completely before styling your hair. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can use both products together to slow down the process of hairloss. ...Read more
Hair loss in front, receding. A few White dying hairs. Best remedy or therapy? Rogaine, minoxidil, natural options?
Hair loss: Rogaine is a brand name for minoxidil. The chemical is identical. It seems to stimulate hair growth but as soon as you stop taking it the new hair will fall out. So you would have to take it for 50 years. Other options are hair transplants from the nape of your neck. Look at pictures of your Dad at your age. Get and read "The Serenity Prayer" by Reinhold Neihbuhr. Women think bald is sexier! ...Read more
Yes.: I know the package insert says it "has only been proven to work" on the vertex (crown) of the scalp - because clinical trials were conducted on that area, so the fda says the manufacturer cannot claim that it works anywhere else. However, in the real world, it works the same way on the frontal scalp as it does on the crown. ...Read more