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Have hair loss. Used Hair4u, Xtraglo, Biomane and BigtrinF. Not working. Help?

Hi Doctor, I am 23 year old male, suffering from hair loss for last 3 years. I have a family history of hair fall starting early 20s... right from my father to my elder brother...I used Mx5, Morrf 5 and Hair4u 5% for a period of 1 month each.. with Hair4u being the latest...However, my hairfall aggravated with the use of Hair4u.. the literature supplied with hair4u mentioned that this was temporary increase in hair fall and should stop within 2 weeks. unfortunately hairfall didn t stop. I consulted my dermatologist and he recommended using Mintop10 once a day. Using it for the last 5 days... I still don t see any decrease in my hair fall.. I have also used Xtraglo, Biomane and BigtrinF with the later being used these days. I am very much worried.. PLEASE HELP. :(
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
From the above presentation and treatment i assume the diagnosis made is of Androgenetic pattern hair loss.Two medications are approved to treat male pattern baldness:
1)Minoxidil: is a solution that you apply directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles. It slows hair loss for many men, and some men grow new hair. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine.
2)Finasteride: is a pill that interferes with the production of a certain male hormone linked to baldness. It slows hair loss. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine.
So you are definitely in the correct path.However what you have to understand that a genetic pattern hair-loss will never have a complete cure.The results are unfortunately very slow to come. the correct way of maintaining treatments is to do a follow-up with your dermatologist every 3 months to ensure safety and efficacy of therapy.There are a number of other therapies available too, however none of them have been proved to be effective or are FDA approved.
U can add on Ketoconazole shampoo 2% thrice weekly to shampoo your hair.This keeps you dandruff free. Ketoconazole shampoo is frequently used as an adjunct to other hair loss treatments. It is a mild anti-androgen that may possibly block DHT (the hormone that causes hair loss) at the scalp. The shampoo itself also helps maintain a healthy scalp, which is important when treating hair loss.
Hope this helps..Take care!
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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