I am suffering from male pattern baldness along with dandruff. Because of dandruff, I keep on itching my scalp. I consulted a doctor, and she recommended me to use Betamethasone dipropionate and Zinc sulphate lotion along with Adgain capsule and a mild medicated shampoo. I used these products for a period of three months. Initially, I was very happy with its response. As my hair seemed perfect I quit the product for six months. Once I quit the product, again I had hair fall. Now, since one month I am using Minoxidil and have same feeling that once I stop this product again I will have same problem. Now, I would like to know, is it fine to use Betamethasone dipropionate and Zinc sulphate lotion for some time to regain the lost hair and then continue with Minoxidil? Can I start using Minoxidil continuously? Please suggest me, if any other alternative is present. Thank you in advance.
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I have read your query in detail and understood your concern.
As far as Betamethasone dipropionate and Zinc sulphate lotion is concerned, it is mainly given for dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis and hair fall due to it. It has no effect on androgenetic hair loss. Since, you had dandruff this lotion would have helped to reduce hair fall because of it.
Minoxidil is approved for androgenetic alopecia. It should be used in 5% concentration.
During the initial part of therapy with Minoxidil, patients might interpret increased hair shedding. But it is temporary and it is due to new hair growth that pushes telogen hair (shedding of hair during the resting phase of hair follicle) out of hair follicle.
In addition to Minoxidil I would also suggest you to take a tablet of Finasteride 1 mg once daily.
Revert back after 2 weeks to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist
Thank you doctor,
Now, I should start with Betamethasone dipropionate lotion daily at night for 2 weeks along with tablet Finasteride 1 mg and Triatop shampoo. And stop using Minoxidil. After 2 weeks, I should start taking Minoxidil 5% continuously. My question is, for how long should I take tablet Finax? Can I oil my hair once or twice a week? Kindly suggest.
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