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Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment. Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress….
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Can minoxidil causes stuffy nose

Question:-  I have been using minoxidil for one month. Since it’s used I’m facing the problem of the continuous running nose. What should I do?



We definitely understand your concern.

Minoxidil does work in hair loss in female as well as in male. Actually, the discovery of the use of minoxidil is very accidental. This drug was under clinical trial for blood pressure but researchers came to know that its actually helping hairs to regrow. Minoxidil works for hair loss. but how? It actually helps by increasing the blood flow acting as a vasodilator at hair capillaries and strengthen them increasing the follicular size and shaft diameter.

How does Minoxidil work in hair regrowth


In some cases, it has shown results that some patients get running nose(very rare case), tiredness, drowsiness etc.i can say you to meet up your doctor and check if the dosage needs to be changed or not. It is also seen if the dosage is reduced then running nose is stopped. So don’t worry about it, I recommend you to meet your doctor once again to know the reason behind. Using USA FDA approved medications are good to use.


Few tips to remember for minoxidil application:

  • The usage of your medicine differs from person to person.
  • Don’t overdose your medicine, if missed any single dose.
  • Your hair and scalp should be completely dry before applying for medicine.
  • Make sure you don’t wash you’re for 4 hrs after applying for the medicine.
  • Don’t use blow drier to dry your hair as it can be less effective.
  • Don’t apply any other skin products where you have applied minoxidil.

If you see the serious difficulty, then you can change the medication also, with your doctor’s guidance only. I hope this will help you in understanding. Keep in touch.

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Male Hair Loss

There are many reasons for hair loss in male ranging from genetics or family history of hair loss, daily or work life stress etc. Hair loss may be genetic or non-genetic. The following section briefs you about few top causes of hair loss and treatment for it.

The most important type of hair loss in males is male pattern baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia. Almost 70% to 80 % of males suffer from male pattern baldness. The main causes of hair loss in men are usually changing in eating habits or crash dieting, change in environment or stress induced due to work or personal reasons. HairMD- hair loss clinic in Pune, provides our patients with proven hair loss treatment which are based on 28+ years of successful clinical experience Dr Dhananjay Chavan, MBBS, DDV & proven medical research. The mainstay of treatment for male pattern hair loss is finasteride and minoxidil. Finasteride blocks the hormones i.e. 5 alpha reductase in the body which are responsible for hair loss. Minoxidil increases blood flow to the scalp and promotes hair growth in bald patches or spots. Apart from finasteride and minoxidil various procedures like platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), mesotherapy, micro-needling (derma roller), low-level laser light therapy (LLLT) are some of the ways to treat hair loss.

In PRP for hair loss, concentrated growth factors are extracted from the blood of the patient and then transferred back to the scalp of the patient. In micro-needling (derma roller for hair loss treatment) thousands of micro punctures are created in patient’s scalp with the help of derma roller. These micro punctures result in the release of intrinsic growth factors at that site stimulate hair growth.

In low-level laser light therapy (LLLT), light from a cold laser (red laser waves) is delivered to the hair, this laser light stimulates the hair follicles for faster growth. This treatment is US FDA approved for hair loss problem. In mesotherapy growth peptides, plane stem cell extract and various other growth factors are delivered locally to our hair. All these treatment procedures along with medicine are responsible for the great results. We are able to give to our patients suffering from hair loss.

You can see our hair loss treatment results here or on Don’t worry, if you are experiencing sudden hair loss or severe long-term hair loss, take hair loss consultation with our dermatologist or hair loss doctors. Also, please visit our page for more hair loss treatment result.