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Have hair loss. Using Tugain gel. Hair is too dry. Is Tugain effective? 24 n i am having problem with hair loss hair has become very thin n now even my scalp is showing in the centre .? i saw a doctor n she has given me tugain gel.. its been ten days only i hav been applying it once daily. but the problem is because of that i cant apply oil n hair is too dry. also is tugain effective
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi, thanks for posting your query
You seem to have androgenic alopecia
Tugain contains minoxidil which is effective as long as you continue using it and it takes about 4-6 months to show visible results.
It may cause dryness of hair for which you need to use a mild shampoo like triclenz and a conditioner like tirflow every alternate day.

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Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Kalpana Pathak's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

It seems you are having androgenetic alopecia. For the same tugain is effective provided it is applied twice daily at least for four to six months. Also the results depend upon the severity of hair fall. Tugain should not be applied in oiled hair but you can apply oil after some gap of tugain application. You can also apply oil prior to washing hair and then apply tugain once hair is dry. To wash hair use a mild shampoo followed by conditioner to keep hair soft
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Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Rahul Kumar's  Response
yes tugain (minoxidil) is effective
I can suggest you additional supportive treatment for hair fall.
Vitamins are required for normal growth of hair. Specially vit B 12 that is cobalamine is very important.
1.You can take cobalamine tablet. one tablet daily.
2. please apply minoxidil gel twice daily.
This will improve your hair and also there will be regrowth.
Only thing is that it will take some time to show its effect.
Thank you
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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