Can Women Use Hair Loss Medication For Men?

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, I want to ask. 1. I experienced great loss this week, my hair fell easily even though I combed just one finger, and this is more than 100 strands / day, why is that, I do have small dandruff, but is it related? 2. Then after searching for a way to overcome them that is using the drug Minoxidil / Regrou Forte but here it is written FOR MEN before I told you to the pharmacy for my treatment (Women) is it okay if I use it specifically for men. Because unfortunately the medicine can not be exchanged again … Please answer

1 Answer:

Hello Sela,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Excessive loss (more than 100 strands per day) in women often occurs due to hormonal influences, for example when you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or around menopause. It could also be, excessive loss occurs due to excessive hair modification, infection of the scalp (often due to fungus), lack of nutrition, stress, aging, immune disorders, drug side effects, side effects of chemotherapy and / or radiotherapy, and so on. Excessive dandruff on your scalp is most often caused by fungal infections, which can also cause excessive loss. This condition can indeed feel very worrying and disturbing appearance if it occurs prolonged.


The right step you need to do if you experience excessive hair loss and dandruff is, check yourself directly to the doctor or dermatologist. That way, doctors can certainly provide treatment in accordance with the underlying cause. It is not recommended for you to use any medicine, including the medicine you mentioned (minoxidil), especially if it is not an over-the-counter class of drugs, without first consulting a doctor. Because, the use of the drug you mentioned, if not done properly, is very risky to make your complaints worse, it can even lead to new health problems, such as allergies, skin irritation, palpitations, chest pain, headaches, excessive hair growth, confusion, decreased consciousness, and so on.


In addition to seeing yourself directly to the doctor, to overcome the loss and dandruff on your scalp, here are our suggestions for you:

Don't modify excessive hair
Diligent washing hair with shampoo specially formulated to deal with kerotokan
Don't exchange headgear carelessly with other people
Protect the scalp from direct sun exposure
Increase consumption of foods rich in iron, zinc, folic acid, and other nutrients
Do not smoke
Don't stress too much
Do not carelessly take medication without a doctor's prescription

Hope this helps ...

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