Hair fall issue
Can I use natural remedies like onion juice, essential oil, eggs, apply them topically, while using minoxidil? I apply minoxidil 5% twice daily for 4 hours and take Finpecia tablets. It seems lot of people have been benefitted by onion juice. How many times should I use them in a week?
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Doctor Answers (1) on Hair fall issue
Thanks for the query. Male pattern baldness (MPB) is an increasing problem in today's society. Hair care is a daily ritual shaped by age, gender, socioeconomic status and internal health. With increasing affordability people are more aware of the cosmetic appearance and hair fall forms a major part of the complaints. It is more difficult to manage if there is a family member with similar hair fall, it indicates genetics and we know that the person is destined to lose hair if not intervened and corrective measures are not taken. The treatment typically consists of usage of oral medication (Finasteride) and topical lotion (Minoxidil in 5% strength). One needs to be patient with the treatment protocol as it takes months to see initial improvement. Minoxidil is recommended by US-FDA for indefinite usage. Certain dermatologists supplement biotin, hair serum and advice procedures like PRP therapy which may accelerate the rate of hair growth. PRP needs multiple sessions (4-6) roughly at 6 weeks intervals. PRP therapy is increasingly being accepted by dermatologists all over the world. Apart from active pharmaceutical medicines, a healthy diet and lifestyle is mandatory to achieve results. Further information is in the following weblink https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/hair-and-scalp-problems/hair-loss Remember to shampoo daily or the Monoxidil will just float on the scalp and will be wasted. Use a mild medicated shampoo for daily usage.
Your dermatologist will decide a treatment plan for you after a consultation.
All the best. Avoid self-medications. Onion juice has been reported to be beneficial in certain types of alopecias- especially alopecia areata,
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