question-icon

What causes itchy scalp after using Mintop Forte?

default
Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2015
Question: I am using mintop forte 5% solution for male pattern baldness.It was working fine for last two months without any problem but suddenly my scalp has started severe itching problem .I am also observing a bit of pain in my scalp.So i stoped using mintop ,since my scalp is dry a applied a bit of oil which gave me a lot of relief.Please guide me .
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (50 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Use aloevera based minoxidil

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the the query.
Itching over scalp occurs due to alcohol content in minoxidil solution.
You can use an aloe Vera based minoxidil.
Androanagen is one such solution available in market.
Method of application is similar to normal minoxidil.
Hope this helps you.
Let me know if you have any other doubts
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 hours later)
Dear sir thanku for ur esteemed guidance.I am using dr reddy's5% mintop solution.Is androagen available in solution and by which manufacturer and what % should be used? Further please advice me about its possible sideeffects.with use of mintop my hairfall has decreased since 2months.Although genetic my cousins are not losing hairs they hv wonderful volume of hairs
Please advice me what else can be done to get a good volume of hair i don't want to b bald.Further i hv 1bott mintop with me can i use it before switching to androagen.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It comes in solution form

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Yes Androanagen comes in solution form.
It is same minoxidil in non alcohol base hence causes less irritation.
It is manufactured by Curatio company.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (8 hours later)
Does androanagen solution has any possible side effects.Further itching and irritation is not ending even i hv stopped use of mintop since last 2 days.Guide me..
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Use desonide lotion

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Androanagen doesn't have side effect.
For now you must use a steroid lotion to control itch.
Desonide lotion can help you with that.
Also take an antihistamine tablet.
This should help you.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Rahul Kumar

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2010

Answered : 6318 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
What causes itchy scalp after using Mintop Forte?

Brief Answer: Use aloevera based minoxidil Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the the query. Itching over scalp occurs due to alcohol content in minoxidil solution. You can use an aloe Vera based minoxidil. Androanagen is one such solution available in market. Method of application is similar to normal minoxidil. Hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any other doubts Thank you.