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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Is stress the cause of my hair loss problem?

Query: I have hair loss problems at age 17 this first started late last year. I didn’t really notice it at first till I shaved my head. I used to use minoxidil for about 4 weeks then stopped and just oils till now. I had gone through a breakup 2 months prior so I don’t know if it’s linked...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Don't worry I will help you with your concern. Your history suggests you have telogen effluvium. It is a condition in which sudden excessive hair fall occurs due to any stress or any illness or any medicine. As you went through stress that might have caused telogen effluvium. But since you...  Read Full »

Does rheumatoid arthritis along with thyroid play a role in excess hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an itchy scalp, visible amount of hair loss from top of the head, and a lot of dandruff. My existing condition is rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid. I am consuming Sazo DS, Nucoxia, and Thyronorm. I visited a dermatologist and attaching the prescription which he gives me. I do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. I will help you with your concerns. I read your history and went through your photos and prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your photo, it suggests that you have androgenetic alopecia (AGA) that too higher grade. Now, a...  Read Full »

Will altered levels of Vitamin B12 and D contribute in excessive hairfall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am witnessing excessive hair loss. I do not have any thyroid issues. In the past two to three months, the hair loss has exponentially multiplied. I do not feel like keeping my hair open as they keep falling everywhere. I am taking Vitamin B12, Vitamin B, and D3 tablets. My Vitamin...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. I will help you with your concern. I understand that hair fall can be really stressful. Now there are multiple causes of hair fall in females. But the most common causes are female pattern hair loss (FPHL) and telogen effluvium. Now I need to ask ...  Read Full »

Are there any medicines to regrow hair?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from hair loss. Now I am 50% bald. Some of my friends have regained their hair. My baldness is hereditary. I am also an alcoholic. I need some effective medication for hair regrowth.  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and do understand your concern. Is the hair lost from the temple and vertex of the scalp? Is it diffuse hair fall? As you have said it is genetic, I am assuming it is male pattern baldness. But, photographic evaluation of the extent and typ...  Read Full »

Will changing shampoo while using Minoxidil cause hairfall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using Minoxidil for the past one year. Suddenly in the last three weeks, I am seeing that lots of hair are shedding. I think this because of my shampoo change. Now I have gone back to my original shampoo what I was using earlier, but my still hair shedding is more even after regular ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern about hair fall. Please be aware that any hair fall less than 100 strands per day is normal and you should not be worried as it might just be related to temporary hormonal imbalance, stress, any recent fever, dietary habits, and lifestyle....  Read Full »

How to control thinning of hair in the frontal area?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have frontal hair loss and I can see my hair thinning at temples. I am using Minoxidil 5% at present. Can I know how to control hair thinning?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Increase protein intake in your diet like nuts, milk, almonds, pulses, lentils, eggs, and dates. Take tablet H.Vit forte once in a day for 30 days. Continue using Minoxidil 5 percent lotion 1 ml at night for 30 days. Avoid stress, rough handling of hairs, hairstyles...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest solution to stop hairfall and dandruff.

Query: Hello doctor, I am losing over 120 hairs a day while combing. This has been happening for the last three to four months. I am currently on Zinc supplements, Vitamin E, and C supplements.   Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Increase protein intake in your diet like nuts, milk, almonds, pulses, lentils, eggs, and dates. Tablet H.Vit forte once in a day for 30 days. Avoid stress. Eat healthy and nutritious food. Stay hydrated. Sleep well. Exercise regularly. Is there diffuse hair loss? ...  Read Full »

Why do I get thinning of hair and excess hairfall even in the age of 17?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old male. Since I started to grow my hair, I began to realize how thin it is naturally. Is there any way to thicken it up? But the main concern is that since I have grown it, I started to experience excessive shedding. By only passing my hand on my head I would get on av...  Read Full »


Dr. Bincy Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the information given it seems you are experiencing the early signs of male pattern hair loss. This is a very common condition and there are many factors responsible, one of them being genetic. If you have other family members with similar patterned hair loss the c...  Read Full »

Please suggest the right medication for hair thinning problem.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I have thinning hair and was planning of preventing through medication. I was planning on taking Finasteride.  Read Full »


Dr. Bincy Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the information given it seems you are experiencing the early signs of male pattern hair loss. This is a very common condition and there are many factors responsible, one of them being genetic. Due to the effect of the male hormone on the hair cycle, over a perio...  Read Full »

Why has my hair become thinner after using Tazret?

Query: Hi doctor, I have asked to apply Tazret 0.05% on the bald area for regrowth. I have applied on hairline too, but it made my hair further thin and loss. Please advise to cure my problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know whether you have patchy loss of hair or male pattern hair loss. Was it prescribed to you? Since how long are you using it? Tazret (Tazarotene) 0.05% is topical retinoid. The mechanism of action is increasing the anagen phase of hair and inhibits re...  Read Full »

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