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Will side effects disappear if I stopped minoxidil ?
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Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology
In brief: Yes
Most people who develop side effects from Minoxidil are usually describing itching, scaling and/or redness from the propylene glycol in the liquid formulation.
Topical otc scalpicin can help this resolve and switch to the rogaine foam 5% once daily for women and twice daily for men. Now, if you have extra facial hair from using minoxidil, this will resolve and use less with more focal applicatio.

In brief: Yes
Most people who develop side effects from Minoxidil are usually describing itching, scaling and/or redness from the propylene glycol in the liquid formulation.
Topical otc scalpicin can help this resolve and switch to the rogaine foam 5% once daily for women and twice daily for men. Now, if you have extra facial hair from using minoxidil, this will resolve and use less with more focal applicatio.
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dr. Jennifer Haley
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
In brief: Few days
Sidedays side effects are not common and should resolve within a few days to a week.
If it persists the side effects may require short term treatment such as topical medications.

In brief: Few days
Sidedays side effects are not common and should resolve within a few days to a week.
If it persists the side effects may require short term treatment such as topical medications.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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