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Which is better for baldness due to alopecial: minoxidil or clobetasol propionate?

Which is better for baldness due to alopecial: minoxidil or clobetasol propionate?

Depends on the cause: If its normal male or female pattern hair loss, then Minoxidil is better. But if the hairloss is coming from an inflammatory condition like lupus or lichen planopilaris, then clobetasol is better. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Biotin or minoxidil, which is prefered?

Biotin or minoxidil, which is prefered?

Depends: Minoxdil(topical) has been proven by clinical trial. Biotin(oral, high dose) is based on some (dermatologists) personal experience. ...Read more

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Is propecia (finasteride) more effective or minoxidil? In other terms, which of the two is more effective in combating against DHT for hair loss?

Propecia (finasteride): Propecia lowers Dht by blocking the conversion of testosterone into Dht in the bloodstream. Minoxidil does not affect Dht levels. It works topically as a vasodilator. For the best results, you should use both of them together, but if you had to pick one, i would go with propecia. There is a much more powerful Dht blocking medication called avodart, (dutasteride) but it's use for hair loss is off-label. ...Read more

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Which is better for alopecia --vitamins, essential oils or minoxidyl?

Minoxidil.: This one's a no-brainer. Oils make hair loss worse, and vitamins are of no help (except for biotin and, possibly, iron). Minoxidil is the only topical treatment thus far that has been clinically shown to grow hair - or at least keep you from losing any more. ...Read more

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Capixyl gel and minoxidill 5% combination is more effective then capixyl gel only for androgenitic alopecia?

Capixyl gel and minoxidill 5% combination is more effective then capixyl gel only for androgenitic alopecia?

Backwards: Minoxidil has been studied and found to slow hair loss. Capixyl has not appeared in any serious dermatology journals. I wonder why the hucksters selling this latest "amazing" product are afraid to submit it for an honest evaluation? You can guess that it will take its place with hundreds of previous miracle snake oils. Will addition of Capixyl improve minoxidil? I doubt it. ...Read more

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Which is better for hair growth, biotion or kelp?

Which is better for hair growth, biotion or kelp?

Biotin: I have had tremendous success in my practice incorporating at least 3000mcg of biotin per day in the treatment regimen for my patients. In addition, it is crucial to be sure there is no inflammation in the scalp and to have bloodwork checked to exclude an underlying medical problem. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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

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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Is their any safe treatments for frontal hair loss other than using rogaine (minoxidil)?

Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) can be very helpful for frontal hair loss. A review of other medications (interactions) plus bloodwork should be done prior to starting it. Less than 1% can have sexual side effects (decr libido). ...Read more

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Is there any hair inhibitor cream or lotion exits that actually works? Like kalo, hair away?

Grooming: Unfortunately the doctors here on health tap do not endorse or promote any products. And, second, one does not go to the doctor to learn how to groom. Maybe your girlfriends will have some opinions on this. But, medicine will remain neutral on your question. ...Read more

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Which is better spironolactone or flutamide and why?

Which is better spironolactone or flutamide and why?

Better/worse: I suppose you could get many opinions on this. Spironolactone has been around forever, very inexpensive and safe; Flutamide is newer, somewhat more effective, and expensive. For women wanting or at-risk to get pregnant neither is good, but spironolactone may be safer if you conceicve unexpectedly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use rogaine (minoxidil) hair treatment?

For women your age: only the female strength rogaine (minoxidil) is safe. But i would see dermatologist first to see why you are losing your hair at your young age ...Read more

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Is it true that Ketoconazole and Caffeine inhibit DHT in hair? There's only one non-prescription Ketoconazole shampoo, might try with caffeine shampoo

Is it true that Ketoconazole and Caffeine inhibit DHT in hair? There's only one non-prescription Ketoconazole shampoo, might try with caffeine shampoo

No.: Lots of internet nonsense about this. Ketoconazole shampoos kill yeast organisms in the scalp, which reduces seborrhea ("dandruff"), but has no effect on hair growth. There is no credible evidence that topical caffeine will grow your hair. Oral finasteride will decrease DHT (and hair loss), but you'll need a prescription for that, and there are potential side effects that you should know about. ...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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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