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How is minoxin 5% plus to treat hair loss ?

hello doctor i am 20 years old female. i am excessively losing my hair . i started applying minoxin 5% plus. initially it stopped my hair fall for atleast a month. and i can even see my small hair grow. but its been 3 months now my hair have started shedding again. i read it on net that minoxin initially causes your hair to shedd. i just wanted to confirm is it normal. i am really worried. i actually feel like crying when i see loads of hair every morning on my floor. and for how long this shedding will continue as a result of minoxin.
Asked On : Thu, 9 Jun 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Yes, Manufacturers of Minoxidil claim that hair 'shedding' is common as an early side effect but that is only because those hair and weak and now when they fall of the new strong hair will develop. As soon as you stop taking Minoxidil, the hair fall could start again. Please talk with your Dermatologist in this regard regarding the side effects of Minoxidil and to help you find a more long-term solution.
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
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There are lot of things you have to understand here regarding hair loss and use of minoxidil sol.
1) females should not use 5% minoxidil for long .It can lead to side effects.
2) You can start with 5% ,but then switch over to 2% .
3) with use of minoxidil ,you would see the response only after 2 and a half months only and not before that.
4) initially you may show some hair loss.
5) minoxidil alone may not help in all the case ,so one has to find the exact cause of hair loss in your case and treat.
6) you may need other supplements too.
7) minoxidil has good response ,only if used for long.
There are lot of causes of hair loss in females ,so consult a dermatologist first find out the cause and treat accordingly.

Dr.Bharat chawda
Answered: Fri, 10 Jun 2011
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