My mom’s hair was thinning a little. She went to see a dermatologist. The doctor prescribed Clobetasol ointment & Clobex shampoo. She was using these for 6 months straight. Her hair was falling out in clumps & getting a lot worse. The doctor kept telling her it takes time. Everything that I read about Clobetasol states not to use it more than 2 weeks. Would Clobetasol and/or Clobex make her hair loss worse? Please help.
Heavy doses of Clobetasol (a corticosteroid) can cause hair loss, among other systemic side effects. If you are concerned about this treatment, I would ask your mother to seek another opinion by a physician you see face to face, not over the Internet. I do not know the diagnosis here, so I can not comment on the treatment plan.