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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I suffer from scalp psoriasis and male pattern baldness grade 3A. Can I go for PRP treatment for hair fall control?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from scalp psoriasis and male pattern baldness grade 3A. Can I go for PRP treatment for hair fall control? I am presently using Finasteride, multivitamin and Minscalp F 5 % solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. Yes, you can go for PRP therapy (platelet-rich plasma). It is a good therapy for hair fall with excellent results. It basically activates platelet-derived growth factors, which are the key factors for hair growth. It is must to use Minoxidil 5...  Read Full »

Can I try hair transplant for hair loss on temples?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hair loss on my temples from wearing tight braids. The hair loss has been there for about 10 years and it has not gotten worse or anything. Is there a treatment or prescription I can try before going the hair transplant route? I am on Nuva ring for birth control. I tried Rogaine f...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is traction alopecia. It is a type of alopecia due to tight braids and hairstyles that put pressure over the roots. Unfortunately due to pressure effects scarring occur and there is no such topical cream or lotion available for regrowth of hair. You have told that...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing severe hair fall for the past ten years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My hair started falling since ten years. I started my exam preparation with a lot of stress, which resulted in a lot of hair loss. There was a lot of hair on the bed and around the room. I simply ran my hands through my hair with wet hands and at least 15 hair stands came out. My hair fal...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, Please follow the below guidlines and stick to it. Try to Increase protein intake in your diet. I suggest you eat healthy and nutritious food because nutrition is the key to healthy hair. Try to avoid stress. Apply Minoxidil 2.5 perce...  Read Full »

How to regain my hair density with hair fall problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing hair loss problem for the past three years. I am a male, 25 years old, 5.4 inches height and 71 kg weight. My hair volume becomes very less. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Md Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you? Hope your physical condition is good. I have read your problem carefully. Your history is incomplete, and so I have a few queries. What is the pattern of hair loss (a picture will help)? Do you have a dandruff problem? Is there any family history of early ...  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. Thakare Sampada Avinash

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 regres...  Read Full »

There is continuous abnormal hair loss in a female patient. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife aged 38 has been suffering from abnormal hair loss for the last few years. Hair continuously falls the whole day. It is so severe that we have to clean the rooms every few minutes. Even without any touch on the head, it falls continuously. We have a daughter aged 10. We consu...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your wife's concern. Has she done a blood test recently for thyroid profile, hemoglobin level, serum ferritin levels? Could you please attach the prescription and revert back? Also, send the image of her scalp. I would like to see if it is generalized ...  Read Full »

I do not have any hair at the front of my head, and I have tried growing it, but with no results. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not have any hair at the front of my head, and I have tried growing it, but there have been no results. I do not know what else to do. Kindly suggest a treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. From your descriptions, it seems you have female pattern hair loss. 75 to 100 hair falls every day is very normal. So, hair loss should be considered only if the number of hair falls more than this. Generalized ha...  Read Full »

My hair loss is back after a trip to a tropical country. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months after I had my second child, I suffered hair loss. It all grew back six to seven months postpartum. Then, I went on a trip about two and a half months ago to a tropical climate and when I got back I am getting the same type of hair loss again. I believe the name for it is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have hair fall. Now, there could be many reasons. Postpartum: one-year post delivery of a child and a possible lactation might cause nutritional deficiencies in a woman and also the normali...  Read Full »

My hair fall has increased after using Minoxidil for two months. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 36-year-old woman with very thin hair. I have started using Minoxidil 5 percent for severe hair fall in the last two weeks.During two weeks of using, my hair has increased and become thinner. Is it normal? Should I stop using it? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The thinning of hair could be female pattern hair loss, and the definite treatment for this is Minoxidil topical solution to be used for at least four to five months. Initial hair fall after using Minoxidil is common, so the lotion will st...  Read Full »

Will the Minoxidil solution help me overcome the problem of male pattern baldness?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-year-old male. In the last three to four months, I have noticed that my hair fall has increased drastically. I have consulted a doctor nearby, and she said that I am suffering from male pattern baldness, and the only way to reverse this is to start a topical application of Min...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Male pattern baldness is mostly a genetically transmitted trait from the maternal side, including from the mother's siblings, uncles, relatives, and so on, rather than from the paternal end. It starts as hair loss, most often from both sides of the temple, caused by ...  Read Full »

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