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    What do itching and breaking of skin while on Minoxidil indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi
I am using minoxidil 5% solution for last 20 days. My skin is breaking. it's itching as well. I am using Anti dandruff shampoo on alternate days.
please suggest what I should do

Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Regarding side effect from minoxidil solution

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us.

I am dr. kakkar (dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.
Perhaps you have developed an irritant dermatitis to minoxidil. Minoxidil solution is drying as well as it has an alcohol base.
I suggest you to use Elocon lotion or Momate lotion, twice daily for a week.
Thereafter you may use a different formulation of minoxidil e.g MNX 5% solution. It has a propylene glycol base and is not drying unlike other minoxidil preparations.

Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 4 minutes later
Thanks for reply
just a follow up question- after how many hours of applying minoxidil, I can apply elocon lotion
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Regarding side effect to minoxidil application

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

You may apply Elocon after 2-3 hours.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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