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Severe hair fall, itchy scalp. Prescribed Xgain, ZPTO lotion, minscalp gel, a-fertile tablets. Family history of baldness. Treatment?

sir…iam having severe hair loss…iam 26…and my father is bald….i went to doctor and he prescribed….Xgain shampoo,..ZPTO lotion, MINSCALP GEL 2%, a-ferite tabs, finasteride tabs IP 1mg,…..iam really confused whether to use or not…iam really stressed...and my scalp is itchy...plz plz reply…ur feedback is very important
Asked On : Tue, 10 Jul 2012
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From the medicines provided you seem to be having androgenetic alopecia. It is hereditary as well as hormonal. Now what seems to be compounding your fail is dandruff. The treatment prescribed by your doctor seems fine to me and its use is recommended. Minscalp is minoxidil. The US FDA approved potency of minoxidil is 5 percent in males and 2 percent in females. So if you are a male use 5% instead of using 2% twice in a day.
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Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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