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Is It The Right Prescription If Prescribed Tugain 5,finpecia 1 Mg , Parachute Coconut Oil And Johnson Baby Shampoo For Hairloss?

Hi ..I am 28 years old and I have hair loss problem . I have visited Dermatologist and Doctor suggested me to use Tugain 5,finpecia 1 mg , Parachute coconut oil and Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo. So shall i continue with same shampoo and oil for hair loss prevention? Does hair loss depend on shampoo which contains high PH value? I can observe that hair loss reduced little bit and when can i expect the hair regrowth? Can i use Tugain 5 lotion for few more months to stop the hair loss? Thanks in advance
Wed, 11 Feb 2015
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Hello. Thank you for writing to us at healthcaremagic

You seem to have androgenetic alopecia. You have been asked to use topical minoxidil and oral finasteride.
Both, minoxidil and finasteride are approved remedies for androgenetic alopecia.
Minoxidil should be applied on absolutely clean scalp. Therefore, you may use coconut oil for just 2 hours before shampoo.
It is important to shampoo daily while you are treating for androgenetic alopecia.
Johnsons baby shampoo is fine. It is gentle and quite good for regular use. Ideally a shampoo should have pH value equivalent to skin i.e neutral or slightly acidic. High pH shampoo are harsh and can cause dryness.
Treatment for androgenetic alopecia is long term and results vary from individual to individual.
Results are usually noticeable after 3-6 months. The goal of treatment is to arrest and slow down progression of hair loss.
New hair growth can be expected if the condition is not a long standing one.
I suggest you to continue with the treatment and follow up with your treating doctor every 3 months.

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Is It The Right Prescription If Prescribed Tugain 5,finpecia 1 Mg , Parachute Coconut Oil And Johnson Baby Shampoo For Hairloss?

Hello. Thank you for writing to us at healthcaremagic You seem to have androgenetic alopecia. You have been asked to use topical minoxidil and oral finasteride. Both, minoxidil and finasteride are approved remedies for androgenetic alopecia. Minoxidil should be applied on absolutely clean scalp. Therefore, you may use coconut oil for just 2 hours before shampoo. It is important to shampoo daily while you are treating for androgenetic alopecia. Johnsons baby shampoo is fine. It is gentle and quite good for regular use. Ideally a shampoo should have pH value equivalent to skin i.e neutral or slightly acidic. High pH shampoo are harsh and can cause dryness. Treatment for androgenetic alopecia is long term and results vary from individual to individual. Results are usually noticeable after 3-6 months. The goal of treatment is to arrest and slow down progression of hair loss. New hair growth can be expected if the condition is not a long standing one. I suggest you to continue with the treatment and follow up with your treating doctor every 3 months. Regards