Hi. I have been using rogaine for 2 months now. I only had a small bald spot on the back of my head. But after 2 months of rogaine. I have noticed my hair is thinning all over my head.Front and top. Is it normal for the hair to thin even where you don’t apply it? There was no hair loss in the front of my head. Should I keep using rogaine? Thanks
What you should be doing is get to a good doctor to meet with in person. A bald spot can mean a lot of things, but without knowing your sex, seeing your problem, and examining your scalp, I can not really provide much insight over the internet. With regard to your question about Rogaine in areas of the scalp that did not get it treated, there should be no impact to any other area other than the area where the drug was applied.
Tags: rogaine, minoxidil, hairloss, hair loss
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I’m a healthy 25 year old male who has been experiencing mild thinning for the past 3 years in the front area, nothing new there. I’ve been taking Rogaine (now the foam) at night for about 2 years. The problem is that in the past 2 weeks I’ve been experiencing scalp acne, and now my hair in the front is thinning rapidly, in the most bald spots (which are looking patchy), there are small bumps. I use Nizoral (2, but up’ed to 3 times a week) and Head & Shoulders (daily), but my scalp isn’t getting better. I can’t get a doctor’s appointment until late next week, is this serious enough to go the emergency room? Of note, in the two weeks prior I’ve done quite a bit of travel.
If you have an active infection, you need prompt medical care. I can not judge the urgency for a diagnosis by what you told me. Try to get your appointment accelerated.
Tags: acne, scalp, hairloss, hair loss
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Hi Please Doctor can you help me. I am a male 27yrs old. 2yrs ago i used a french shampoo which contained silicon. i do not wish to name the brand or company cause i dont know the legal implications. I had nothin wrong with my hair but it always used to be a bit dry after bathing so i decided to use this shampoo to try help it. I really regret using it now my hair is no longer thick and it keeps fallin out. 2yrs have passed now and i hoped it would stop but it seems to slowly be gettin worse. I know they say if something is not broke dont try to fix it and i really regret it now. Is there anything i can do to stop this and why do they let companies sell these things when they dont work and only make things worse. The shampoo said for all hair types and and no side affects please help me.
I doubt that a commercially available shampoo will cause hair loss. Instead, what you may be noticing is coincidental circumstance. Your hair loss may be due to genetic causes.
Tags: shampoo, silicone, hairloss, hair loss
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My understanding is that the Dominican Republic population that didn’t suffer from/was immune to MPH (as well as prostate cancer) was deficient in the Type II AR enzyme. Their bodies simply didn’t produce it. Are we to assume then that there was some DHT in their bodies produced via the Type I enzyme?
If that’s the case, why is there speculation that reducing the Type I enzyme (ie. through dutasteride) is considered possibly more effective at preventing hair loss (independent of the fact that dutasteride reduces more of Type II)? In otherwords, who cares about Type I if it didn’t affect the Dominicans?
Dominicans are not immune to prostate cancer. Asian countries have the lowest incidence of prostate cancer, while western countries stand on the top to the list. I think you are referring to the particular Dominican kindred that were found to have alpha reductase type 2 mutations in 1974. These patients initially were diagnosed to have problems with developing their male genitalia. DHT has an important role in development of the genital system before puberty.
Both types one and two of the enzyme alpha reductase convert testosterone to dihydroxytestosterone (DHT) and it seems that blocking both of them works better on hair loss treatment. As we said before, due to its higher rate of side effects dutasteride is not FDA approved for treatment of male pattern baldness as of yet.
Inhibition of both these enzymes is also proven to be more effective against benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
After years of loyal service I found that 1/4 a pill of proscar a day has stopped working for me & I am shedding hair again.I upped the dose to 1/2 a pill proscar a day & after 4 days of use I can get an erection but am finding that it takes a very long time for me to ejaculate & when I do,the ejaculate is signifcantly reduced.I am also suffering from brain fog & hot flashes. What should I do ?
I don’t want to stop the medication because I don’t want to go bald. Any suggestions ? Would decreasing the dose to 2mg a day make a difference ?
I am really desperate for feedback. Thanks in advance.
The dosage of Propecia was arrived at because when Merck went through the FDA the 1mg dose was found to be lowest effective dose to get the desired result based on the clinical trial program that was done. That may suggest that a higher than 1 mg dose may be more effective, but that was not studied for treating hair loss.
We do know that higher doses of finasteride will increase the known side effects. A decreased ejaculate is one of those side effects. With regard to brain fog, there is nothing that I know of that will support this as a known side effect of finasteride. Be careful that you are not setting yourself up for this and obsessing too much. If you want to play around with the dosage, wait a few weeks between changes as it takes that long to change the tissue levels of the drug.
What is you take on the idea of companies like Merck trying to suppress a “cloning cure” for balding, with all this huge amount of money being made on drugs like propecia?
Do you think that this might be preventing a cure for hairloss because in the end its all about the money.
Your question is like a set up for a ridiculous Hollywood movie “conspiracy theory”. I hope that you asked this question in jest.
Merck, like all drug companies, are entitled to make money (a return on its investment) from its research in the drug development process and they can not possibly conspire to stop progress. The rewards for cloning hair and the riches that will be derived from finding that magical cure, will be reward enough for anyone cleaver enough to solve the cloning problem. Did you know that it costs about $800 million to take a drug from development to the market? It also takes about 15 years where the money is consumed on things like tests and trials. Without a profit, they would stop creating new miracle drugs for all of us that improve our lives.
Great site. I am a long time reader, first time poster.
My question is this: Is it possible to use donor hair from a friend/family member with the same style hair your have if there not enough donor hair on a subject?
Hair could be donated from other people just like organ donation, but without drugs to suppress the immune response, it will be rejected. Patients who are receiving an organ transplant need to be matched before the surgery for antigen compatibility and stay on anti-rejection medication for the rest of their lives. If you have an identical twin, it will work because the hair has the same genetic code as you would have.
Here’s a clip from our NHI video about identical twins and hair transplantation:
Tags: hairtransplant, hair transplant, hairloss, hair loss, donor, organ
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Any comments on Dr.Batra, he claims to have cured 70,000 hairloss patients. It supposedly worlds biggest homeopathic chain of clinics. Does homeopathy have any drugs that are proven?
I’m not familiar with Dr. Batra, but homeopathic treatments have been used for years and are claimed to be effective in a variety of ways. Unfortunately, most of these claims are not supported with scientific research and third party studies that do not have a financial interest in the success of the products, are rare. This clearly applies to claims of cures for the treatment of baldness. We can recommend a procedure or treatment only if it is proven to be safe and effective.
Tags: batra, homeopathic, homeopathy, hairloss, hair loss
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My question for you, I’m a guy , 35 years old, im suffering alopecia areata (patches). I really can do nothing, Im very affected by this disease and decide to completely shave my head and i deal with it. My real problem here to resolve is the eyebrows… I’m wondering what i should do for this particular case. Im not sure about tattooing my face. I’m sure the same way you just wrote it in your article, that it will look fake on a man… Anyway, I’m asking you what’s the best avenue for my needs here?
For men tattooing the eyebrow may look “fake”, but a stippled effect with some pencil on it may be helpful. There is no real great answer. Unfortunately for patients suffering with alopecia areata there is not much hope in terms of a hair transplant procedure as long as the disease stays active for then a hair transplant will not work. When the disease burns out (become inactive) then hair transplants can work and you can get your eyebrows back. There is always a risk that the disease may return.
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I had hair transplants a month ago. My hair looks like it is caked with crud. When can I wash my hair?
A month following the surgery you may wash your hair as you normally would. You should have started to wash it after the surgery, but the ‘crud’ you are talking about reflects scabs from the surgery and skin that normally sheds. To wash it clean, apply shampoo and leave it on for 5-10 minutes, then gently with your fingers, rub off the built up ‘crud’. Repeat it until it is clean and then all you must do is wait for the new hair to grow in.
i am a 13 year old female with pretty bad hair loss. last week, my mom brought me to a dermatologist and she said that i had a dry scalp with dandruff and telogen effluvium. do people go bald or have bad hair thinning when they have telogen affluvium? how long does it last? it has been happening to me for about a month and 7 days or so. i take vitamins and am very healthy. should i be nervous and scared to get my hair wet or to brush it? what can i do? please help. thanks. goodbye
First let me start off by saying this is a great site. Now to the question: Is the similarity of body hair between father and son determinative of the likelihood of MPB? Basically, no one on my mother’s side has ever balded, going from cousins to grandfather. However, my father has 4 brothers, of which him and one of them are bald, while the other 2 have a full head of hair. I’m curious as to which genes I’ve been given. I’m 26 with no signs of balding, although my father claims he didn’t visibly start until his early 30s. Anyway, me and him have totally different body hair. He has very little body hair, while I have a lot. Also, he has a full beard, while I don’t. My beard is extremely patchy. Is there any correlation in the genetics between body hair and scalp hair?
It has been said that you inherit the male pattern hair loss gene more so from your mother’s side (about 51%). However, the genes that are responsible for hair loss have not been clearly identified and we know very little about the specific inheritance pattern for balding (male and female). This may be due to multiple genes that are responsible for hair loss. The same probably applies to body hair growth/loss as well. There is no direct correlation with the hair loss gene from the scalp and body hair genetics.
Finally, does it really matter whose genes you have received? If you are going to bald, you will. There is also no connection between body hair and the absence of head hair (many people think that bald men always have hairy bodies and hairy body men always have hair).
The key to managing balding is to be proactive with early diagnosis and as I have said before many, many times on this site, mapping out your hair for miniaturization does address early diagnosis if you are going to develop balding.
Tags: genes, genetics, hairloss, hair loss
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Can I just say that you have a great site! I’m a regular reader, and think that I have a question for you that may be interesting. I’ve searched through your archives and haven’t found a similar question, but if I have missed it, please accept my apologies.
Recently I have had a look through the FDA trial reports on finasteride, but cannot find any information on the body sizes and characteristics of the patients used in the study. Are such data available? (Histograms, Mean/median, SD, etc).
Whilst I am assuming that the effective dose of finasteride for treating MPB is related to body size, and that the occurrence of side effects increases with relative dose, could there be a case for smaller dosages being suitable for people smaller than the people used in the FDA study – Asians and orientals for example? As this blog is international, I feel that we “vertically challenged” of the rest of the world need to know! :)
I passed your question to Merck and I just got an answer. Essentially, the only thing that was studied was the average dose that is effective and it was not related to a person’s weight. Body size was not studied.
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This press release shows us the difficulty to bring a “hair loss cure” to market. Much hope had gone into the possibilities that this new treatment for hair loss could bring, but ultimately, it did not meet safety requirements for Procter & Gamble, who collaborated on this product with Curis.
From the press release:
Procter & Gamble has notified Curis that it has decided to terminate the collaboration agreement with Curis because the Hedgehog agonist compounds under development pursuant to the collaboration did not demonstrate an acceptable safety profile. Pursuant to the collaboration agreement, the agreement will terminate in six months.
February of 2006 I was hospitalized for 12 days. I had double pneumonia and I was also diagnosed with TB and was put on medication. The medication ended in May of 2006 because numerous tests began saying that the TB was negative.
There was a small lesion in my upper right chest that created bad burning and hurting sensation which that feeling has spread throughout my entire chest.
I use to have full “a head of hair” and now I have barely any left. Since February of last year, I can barely brush my hair without the pain being almost unbearable. On a breezy day, my hair rips right out of my head. It is now April of 2007. I have several bumps at the top/back of my head in addition to weird looking brown marks on my scalp. I can’t scratch my head because more hair falls out.
I was using Nioxin since last 2006 and changed to Bee Propolus and now using Arbon organic products. Nothing is bringing my hair back. My head continues to hurt ALL OVER and my chest hurts and burns still. All of this is WORSE than last month.
Do you know what this is? The doctors in southern California appear to NOT know what to do in my situation.
Can you PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help me?
There is not substitute for a good doctor’s analysis who knows about hair loss. If you lost most of your hair, you probably have some medical condition causing it. I can not diagnose you over the internet. What you are describing sounds complex, at the least.
Tags: female, women, woman, hairloss, hair loss
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