this Elocon lotion is supposed to be massaged on the scalp topically in order to fight seb derm (a few drops per application, once a day for a few days)
Is it safe to use it on
a ) transplanted hair
b ) healthy non transplanted hair
Is there a hair loss risk , and if so , permanent or temporary ?
Thank you in advance
Elocon (mometasone) is a topical steroid and there is plenty of information on the Drugs.com site. It specifically states that Elocon can cause “swollen hair follicles”. Does this mean that you may lose hair? Well, the term swollen hair follicles is not one I am familiar with. Steroids applied to an area of hair loss can accelerate hair loss.
If I can provide some help it is that healthy non-transplanted hair is equal to transplanted hair. It is YOUR hair! I mean, that is one reason people get hair transplants and not wigs! So if a drug can harm your healthy hair, it can also harm your transplanted hair.
In the end, Elocon is a medication that needs to be prescribed by a physician. The use of topical steroids can be dangerous when not controlled by a doctor, so you need to discuss with your physician the risks and benefits of using such medication. Please do not read this as my trying to brush you off or not address your issues. My role here is limited and I give general opinions.