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Minoxidil Side Effect

The side effects of Minoxidil (used in hair growth treatment) can occur in some people, that include skin rashes, itching, and acne at the applied site. Some of the lesser seen side effects include a burning sensation on the scalp, redness of the skin, swelling of the face, and facial hair growth.

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Can I continue using Minoxidil for hair loss without any side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Minoxidil for a while to combat pattern hair loss, and I am curious about its long-term effects. Are there any concerns or considerations I should be aware of regarding extended use? Additionally, are there alternative methods or supplementary treatments I could explo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Before providing the details of the medications are procedures that can be done for hair loss treatment, I would like to give you an insight regarding the reasons for hair loss. Hair loss can occur due to multiple reasons which include ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing hair loss after discontinuing the use of Minoxidil. Can my lost hair regrow?

Query: Hi doctor, I had healthy hair and started using Minoxidil without knowing what it was. I recently stopped after 20 days and have experienced a significant amount of hair loss during the shedding phase. Will my previously healthy hair regrow, or is it permanently lost?  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Minoxidil promotes hair growth. During the shedding phase, it may appear that you are losing more hair than usual. This shedding is often temporary and is typically followed by the regrowth of new, healthi...  Read Full »

Can Minoxidil use cause dark eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am using Minoxidil and noticing dark eyes and wrinkles. Is there a way to keep using Minoxidil but counter the side effects?  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Minoxidil has nothing to do with dark eye circles or wrinkles. It can lead to dryness, a bit of headache, and facial bloating. Apply it in the prescribed amount only. Not more than half a teaspoon at a time and wash your hands afterwards. Apply 5 mm inside your fron...  Read Full »

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