Minoxidil induced hair loss I permanent or not? And whether it can work on bald scalp?

Hair Growth. Minoxidil induces hair growth, not loss. Not everyone will grow hair, and it is less likely to help if you are completely bald. The increase in hair only occurs while you are using minoxidil. When you stop, the hair returns to "normal.".
Minoxidil effects. Minoxidil may cause hair shedding during the first month or sit does work on a bald scalp. If you are using otc Minoxidil and it doesn't have any effect after 4 months, see your doctor. Higher doses of Minoxidil and other prescription hair loss treatments are available and may be more effective.

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I have a dry scalp which itches severe after washing hair. I have hair loss too. I'm planning to use 5% Minoxidil. Can I use Tgel and minox together?

Can use both . T-gel can be used once to twice per week. While Minoxidil must be used twice per day. I can't say if you will have any problems with using them both using that schedule. Of course washing off the Minoxidil every day soon after applying you will not benefit from it even if you are only a washing with water. . Read more...

I have extreme hair loss/painful/itchy scalp. I now see my scalp. What can I do other than rogaine (minoxidil) that is affective. Can this be serious how can I tell?

Physician exam. Loss of hair with a painful, itchy scalp could be associated with multiple problems. Physician review is a must. Hold on the rogaine (minoxidil) until you have an accurate diagnosis for your hair loss. Rogaine (minoxidil) may even cause itchy skin irritation. Consider review by a dermatologist or hair transplant surgeon. International society of hair transplant surgery. Read more...

I am 22 and loosing hair and has black spots randomly along his scalp. Spots are new hair loss is not. Mom thinks it's from using rogaine (minoxidil)?

Doubt it. I doubt very much that either the black spots or the hair loss are due to rogaine (minoxidil) -- but i'm not sure what you mean by "black spots". Are they little black dots, about the width of a hair shaft? If so, you could have a fungus infection. Is the hair loss uniform or patchy? In short, you should see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis and proper treatment. Read more...

Black spots the size of a #2 pencil eraser, on scalp not from rogaine (minoxidil)? What's it from? Hair loss also toward the back of the scalp. What can it be?

Fungal infection. There is a form of fungal infection known as black dot tinea due to the fact that the broken hair at the site of the skin reveals a "black dot". Additionally fungal infection can definitely cause hair loss and progress rapidly if left untreated. Start using an over the counter shampoo containing selenium sulfide, but get to an md to evaluate your scalp and possibly perform a scraping for fungus. Read more...

My father and brother have lost hair on scalp. I have not yet suffered from hair loss. Should I start taking something as a precaution. Pills. Rogaine.?

Maybe. If you are to be bald it would be evident by age 23. You may not need any thing, but the sooner you start the better the result. The pills are more effective but require prescription. Some people use both. If you do something the benefit goes only to those who use it religeously for many years. Read more...