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Does ciclopirox olamine cream help in hair growth?

Can I use ciclopirox olamine cream to help grow hair on my beard? I have very small bald spots would it still work? I don t have money for a prescription, so I borrowed this cream from a friend. Is there an over the counter cream that would work if this one doesn t?
Fri, 27 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Ciclopirox olamine is an antifungal medication. It will not help you in growing your beard. For bald spots, you can use Minoxidil 2% solution once daily on bald spots. In case of any allergic reactions after initiating minoxidil, do consult your family physician/dermatologist.

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