Minoxidil

Minoxidil is a vasodilator, which is used to treat male pattern baldness. It is used for androgenic alopecia and hereditary hair loss but is not helpful in sudden or patchy hair loss or hair loss after pregnancy. The side effects include burning, stinging, and redness on the site of application.

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Please suggest treatment for itchy, sore and painful scalp with hair loss.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. I am having an itchy, red sore, painful scalp with hair loss. Doctor prescribed me Minoxidil, Multivitamins, and shampoo. I am not using minoxidil because of its side effects. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attached photograph. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I hope the following suggestions are able to help you: 1) As of now do not restart Minoxidil as it may end up irritating the scalp further. Of course, you may restart it once th...  Read Full »

Will Minoxidil 5% be useful in treating androgenetic alopecia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) for the past 25 years. Now I started Minoxidil 5 %, but there is no regrowth. Can this be reversed by combining Minoxidil and hair laser? Is there any cure for this type of hair loss? Please give suggestion.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Female pattern androgenetic alopecia is tough to improve. However, the regular use of Minoxidil does help to make it better. You have to use Minoxidil 5% 1 ml twice daily for at least three to six months to expect a response. Hair growth is a slow process, and the i...  Read Full »

I am having hairfall even after using Minoxidil. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old, I am having hair fall since my puberty started. But it was less then. Since a year it became worse. I shed 50 hairs per day. Have a receding hairline. Consulted a dermatologist seven months ago. I am on Hairmax forte solution (kind of Minoxidil) in night and Renocia...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For me, first should run scalp skin scrapping examination to rule out possible fungal infection or other pathologies. Next, hormonal and hereditary patterns should be considered. Plus, should check your blood for anemia (complete blood count), folic acid, vitamin B1...  Read Full »

Is there any way to reverse hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old girl. It had been quite noticeable for some time that I have had excessive hair loss, especially in my hairline. I am a ballet dancer and have been putting my hair in buns ever since I was little. Two years ago, I started training a full time course which meant I need...  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it seems like it is traction alopecia that occurs due to excessive pressure on hair roots due to hair bun, etc. First thing is to make sure to relieve pressure from your hair roots. Use Minoxidil spray BD over the frontal area. Take biotin supp...  Read Full »

I have genetic hair loss, is there something I can do to grow more hair?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 36 years old. I have genetic hair loss, is there something I can do to grow more hair? I use Minoxidil, but it is not working.  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, but there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest you the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. I need to see it to help you further.  Read Full »

I have been using Minoxidil, but hair fall persists. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been using Minoxidil for about a year now and continue to shed. I now have balding patches where it was not an issue before. Ironically the thinning I had started using it for filled in. Wondering if I need to stop the use or if it is normal to experience shedding still? I use it...  Read Full »


Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please upload a few pictures if possible, to advice proper treatment.  Read Full »

Why do I have hair fall even after taking a nutrient-rich diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. For the last one month my hair has been falling out a lot. My diet is vegan. I am eating a wide variety of foods, getting all my nutrients and not lagging in anything. I have got new hair growth on the top of my head and I am not losing it in patches. The loss is all o...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer the following questions for more information. Is there any recent stress either mental or physical? Are hairs falling from whole scalp or sparing any area like only in occipital area? Please send the photographs of scalp. Are you on any medication?  Read Full »

My eyebrow hair root is very weak. Please suggest me treatment for a firm eyebrow root.

Query: Hello doctor, My eyebrow hair root is very weak. After washing my face with water, and after wiping it with cotton cloth, I find 5 to 10 eyebrows are falling daily. Please suggest me treatment (medicine or capsules or oil) for firm eyebrow root.  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Hara Sudhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that your problem could be disconcerting and it can be resolved. Do you have dandruff or any other issues over the scalp or your eyebrows? If so, treatment should be directed at that. Also, please attach a photo of the same taken in bright light and shar...  Read Full »

Initially Minoxidil helped me in growing hair, but not now. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am using Minoxidil for nine months now for the bald patches on my head. A little progress was seen between 3 to 4 months but no progress recorded afterwards. Can you suggest me what is wrong or if I should change my prescription?  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. You can use Minoxidil for androgenetic alopecia and it takes times in a few people to gain full results. Sometimes there can be shedding of hair in between but you will recover from it if you keep using it. So stick to it. 2. You can also add tablet Finasteride 1 m...  Read Full »

How can I stop hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I started losing hair a year ago. Probably after starting my job. Mainly hairs on my temples and side hairs on the front part of my head. I was using Nutrafol tablets and have used it for about four months now and have not seen any results. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from androgenic alopecia. Use Minoxidil 5% lotion 1 ml twice daily and tablet Finasteride 1 mg once daily.   Read Full »

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