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Rogaine Does Not Work
Minoxidil Works, but: Minoxidil promotes improved hair growth from weak follicles. Twice a day, everyday until further notice, is the recommended dosage. Get a HairCheck measurement if you want to track your progress in 90 days, otherwise you'll have to wait 6-12 months to judge. OTC minox (rogaine) is weak & messy. Formula 82M compounded minoxidil goes on dry & is much more powerful. Stop the minox? Lose the result! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, unlikely to help: Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion to thicken hair, grow hair, or prevent hair loss. Biotin is safe to take in the usual amounts, but not in the huge doses that some websites are suggesting. ...Read more
Two ways: Minoxidil makes hair follicles wider so your hair is thicker. It also increases the growth phase of your hair so that you grow longer hair and more strands of hair. Unfortunately, this isn't a permanent one time only treatment. You need to continue using Minoxidil to maintain your hair growth. ...Read more
According to them: "the exact mechanism of action of rogaine (minoxidil) is uncertain. However, researchers believe that rogaine (minoxidil) works in part by partially enlarging the hair follicles and reversing the miniaturization process. By enlarging miniaturized follicles, the growth phase of the hair cycle is prolonged, allowing the hair to become longer and thicker looking and with more follicles in the growth phase at the same time.". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yeast infections: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. ...Read more
Vehicle: Unfortunately, the medication has to be dissolved in a vehicle that can penetrate the scalp and act on the hair follicle. The original vehicle contains propylene glycol, ethyl alcohol, and water. The new foam rogaine (minoxidil) is supposed to dissolve more rapidly and leave less residue, but neither formulation are particularly good for styling hair. ...Read more
Finasteride: It works by preventing testosterone from being converted into Dht (dihydrotestosterone). In order to understand why inhibiting the production of Dht prevents hair loss and allows new hair to grow, one must first know why male pattern baldness occurs. You would take a 1/4 of a pill a day of finasteride. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PROSCAR (finasteride): Yes, but it is a higher dose of the same medication. ...Read more
Don't know: What they advertise, but it certainly makes them a lot of money. However, there have never been any scientific studies or proof that he helps you in any way. If any of the prostate formulations in the store really worked, there wouldn't be a need to have several hundred available. Remember, the ads say it's not designed to treat any disease -- like prostate enlargement perhaps? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It helps, not sure : If you have the so-called polycystic ovarian syndrome and Insulin resistance problem with lower chance of fertility, the use of metformin can help, but no one really knows how truly effective it is or how long it takes. You could be pregnant tomorrow, next month, in 6 months, a year, or even never. It is frustrating, but hang in there. Wt loss can help. Consult doc regularly and good luck to you. ...Read more
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