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Help please! i don't know when will rogaine (minoxidil) foam show results for me?

Help please! i don't know when will rogaine (minoxidil) foam show results for me?

Depends!: Minoxidil protects/enhances hair follicle function. Scientific measurements done w/ HairCheck trichometry improve in about 90 days w/ visual results in 6-12 months. However, if you are using minoxidil in an area which is severely depleted of hair follicles, results will NEVER be seen. Those areas would require hair transplantation. Seek a doctor's evaluation, advice & follow-ups for best results. ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) foam work on a beard?

Hard to say: We know it works well for the scalp, but for other areas its not proven. However, rogaine (minoxidil) is no longer expensive, and if you have thin areas in your beard, or areas where your beard has lost hair, i would definitely try rogaine (minoxidil), twice daily for 6 months. ...Read more

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) foam as effective as liquid?

Is rogaine (minoxidil) foam as effective as liquid?

Yes: There have been reports that the foam is more effective than the liquid, perhaps because there is more control over application directly to the scalp rather than the hair. ...Read more

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Is the rogaine (minoxidil) foam less irritating than the liquid form?

Is the rogaine (minoxidil) foam less irritating than the liquid form?

Yes: In a study reported in the journal of the american academy of dermatology, the incidence of contact dermatitis and chronic scalp itching was significantly less in patients using the foam vehicle as compared to the standard 5% solution. The foam solution doesn't contain propylene glycol, an agent that commonly causes irritation and occasional contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) foam less irritating than rogaine (minoxidil) liquid?

Is rogaine (minoxidil) foam less irritating than rogaine (minoxidil) liquid?

Yes: The foam is generally less irritating. Apply to a dry scalp rather than a wet one as well. ...Read more

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What is better for application and results, rogaine (minoxidil) foam or liquid ?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine, also known as minoxidil, is an over-the-counter medication that helps regrow men's hair. Rogaine comes in either foam or liquid form and enlarges hair follicles that have shrunken from common male balding. If you're thinking of taking medication for your balding scalp, you'll need to decide which version works best for you. ...Read more

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Are there side effects from using Rogaine (minoxidil) foam (womens)? Can you where a shower cap to bed so you don't get it anywhere on your face? Thank you

Are there side effects from using Rogaine (minoxidil) foam (womens)? Can you where a shower cap to bed so you don't get it anywhere on your face? Thank you

Hardly ever: Apply to scalp. Measured amount. No need for shower cap. A few people get local reaction, but I have never seen it. Helps some women keep more hair if used religiously twice a day for years. Generic 2% minoxidil is about as good as any other form and costs $4 a month. ...Read more

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If I put rogaine (minoxidil) foam on my face will it help me grow a beard?

If I put rogaine (minoxidil) foam on my face will it help me grow a beard?

Unknown: As far as i know, the effects of rogaine (minoxidil) on facial hair have not been studied. However, rogaine (minoxidil) works in part by increasing blood flow to the hair follicle and could potentially help hair grow in any location. You must be very careful around the mouth, eyes and mucous membranes of the nose. Rogaine (minoxidil) is not formulated for use on the face. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Uncertain: If you noticed that a significant change occurred after using this product then stop and see if the hair loss continues. I would also look into medical reasons for hair loss such as thyroid function. ...Read more

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Using rogaine (minoxidil) foam for a month. Experiencing whiteheads on my forehead since then. I suffer from mild acne but never on forehead. Is rogaine (minoxidil) to blame?

Possibly: It may be comedonal acne related to the product's effect on this skin.
If you want to continue using rogaine (minoxidil) see your dermatologist for acne medications that will clear up the breakout and allow you to stay on the rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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I have been using rogaine (minoxidil) for about 8 months now. Hair fall is reduced but I shed about 30-40 hairs everyday when I apply the foam. Is it normal?

I have been using rogaine (minoxidil) for about 8 months now. Hair fall is reduced but I shed about 30-40 hairs everyday when I apply the foam. Is it normal?

Hair loss: I was taught that under 200 hairs a day is normal loss. I would continue with the rogaine (minoxidil) and go see your doctor since there are prescription medication that can also help like finistride ...Read more

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Hi, using kirkland minoxidil foam 5% on my face to get more facial hair can have side effects?If so what kind?

Hi, using kirkland minoxidil foam 5% on my face to get more facial hair can have side effects?If so what kind?

Local irritation: Usually no side effects. But why would you go to this expense and bother for this goal? I wish i did not need to shave. Let's celebrate our diversity. ...Read more

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Can Minoxidil 5% topical foam cause difficulty swallowing and sore throat? Seems odd I know, but happening after 1 week of starting, no other symptoms

Can Minoxidil 5% topical foam cause difficulty swallowing and sore throat? Seems odd I know, but happening after 1 week of starting, no other symptoms

Potentially this: could represent an allergic reaction to the medication. Stop using it for a few weeks and see if the symptoms resolve. Then try again and see if they return. If they do you will know. You can probably go for a few more weeks without increased hair growth. ...Read more

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