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17 year old, have noticed hair thinning. Advised minoxidil. What should be done?

Hello im 17 years old i have very good thick hair but my dermatologist said that i have to use minoxidil to thicken my hair a little bit im using it for 3 months and it had very good effects but now that im only using it after second day as my dermatologist said i noticed hair thinning what i should do? I really appreciate if you reply for free because its my first time im from greece and you know how is the things here
Asked On : Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi ,

Thanks for writing in.
The hair thinning suggests androgenetic alopecia.
Minoxidil causes increase blood supply to hair root and causes growth of hair and thickening of hair.
Few oral supplements of biotin can help a lot.
Consult a trichologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Hope this helps.

Dr Sudarshan
MD dermatologist
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Thinning and thickening of hairs..,
depend on genetic predisposition..,
So there is no relation between thickening and Minoxidil..,
Minoxidil will stimulate only growth of hairs ..,
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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