60 Comments

  1. angela
    August 4, 2009 @ 6:24 am

    From the way that you have presented homeopathy it is clear that you dont know much about it. I work in a homeopathic clinic in Dubai, not as a homeopath although I have studied it, and I know that we get many cures with homeopathy. Many of the cases that we see are from people who are fed up with taking allopathic medicines that do not cure. To ask can homeopathy cure hairloss is too simplistic, better to ask can it cure the reason behind the hairloss, whether emotional, hormonal, or environmental is more to the point. With a good classical homeopath the potential is there and as long as the information that they are given is correct so prognosis is good. The difficulty may be in finding a good homeopath.

  2. Bill - Managing Publisher
    August 4, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

    Angela,

    Without knowing too much about homeopathy myself, I do want to respond to your misconceptions about hair loss. Hair loss is not environmental and only in extremely rare instances such as traumatic stress, can it be emotional. The diffuse alopecia (telogen effluvium) caused by traumatic stress is usually temporary and reversed in time once the stressor is reduced. Genetic baldness is the most common type of hair loss. If you have hard evidence that homeopathy can slow down, stop, or reverse genetic or any other type of hair loss, we’d love to see it.

    All the Best,

    Bill Seemiller
    Associate Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q&A Blog

  3. arshad ali saeed
    March 22, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

    i am suffering from baldness in front(forehead) so plz presribe homeopathic treatment.thanks

  4. Bill - Managing Publisher
    March 23, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    arshad,

    We do not provide homeopathic treatments.

    Honestly, I’ve seen no evidence to suggest homepathic treatments can stop hair loss or regrow hair. In my opinon, consider Propecia (men only) and Rogaine, the only FDA approved medications for pattern baldness.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  5. akbar
    January 17, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    i am 30 year old male.i suffer from hair fall. my hair has become thin in front. in my family my dad,grand father all are bald head. is this heridatery problem? i want to go for hair transplant or homeopathy please guide me.

  6. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    January 18, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

    Akbar,

    Hair loss is definitely a genetic issue, and the fact that your father and grand father both suffer from the condition means there’s a good chance it runs in your family.

    As far as treating the hair loss, I highly suggest first scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist for a full examination of the scalp and a confirmation that the baldness is caused by genetics and not by something else. Next, I would look into preventive medications like finasteride/Propecia (https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=PROF) and minoxidil/Rogaine (https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?search=action&category=ROGA). Finally, I would begin investigating surgical hair restoration (hair transplant surgery) and consider consulting with a reviewed, proven hair restoration surgeon (http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors.asp).

    I hope this helps! Good luck.

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  7. Rohan
    June 23, 2011 @ 5:39 am

    I’m a 22 year old male and have a hairline receding from the front. My dermatologist prescribed me minoxidil (5%) topical solution and Nuhair serum (both external). I have got good results with minoxidil 5% top after 6 months.

    I have a query – Since minoxidil topical solution has stabilized my hair loss, and i’ll need to continue taking it for years, I’m concerned about the long term effects of this. I mean if i use this substance for ~10-15 years or so is there any significant long term effect(s) ? So far i have felt no side effect at all.
    Please advise me on this. The reason i asked is that i recently talked to a homeopath who scared me by saying that there are long term effects of using minoxidil top. When I asked my dermatologist if homeopathic treatment could detrimentally affect my minoxidil treatment, he replied that I could homeopathic meds externally to my skin/scalp but should not consume any internal medicine.

  8. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    June 24, 2011 @ 5:13 am

    Rohan,

    Rogaine (minoxidil) has been approved for use as topical hair loss treatment since 1988. Thus, there are more than two decades of data regarding its efficacy and safety.

    The most common side effects are typically mild and may include scalp itching and irritation. In some cases patients may experience more severe side effects such as rapid heartbeat, swelling in the face, dizziness and more. These side effects are temporary and should subside upon discontinuation of application.

    For men suffering from androgenic alopecia (genetic balding), the best course of action is to combine the daily application of topical minoxidil with the oral medication Propecia (finasteride).

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  9. Lalitha Akella
    August 8, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    I have loosing my hair like anything.. i used so many hair oil including brand power’s hair loss oil of Rs.600/-
    But of no use.

  10. nisar ahmad
    November 13, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    hi,
    i am under problem of hair falling and my hair falling day by day ,
    is there any solution to grow hair and vanish rare area while i have taken treatment in homeopathy till 3 years,
    but no result
    i am effected of dandruff,,

  11. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    November 15, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    nisar,

    As you have already discovered, homeopathic treatments are not effective for hair loss. I recommend that you first consult a dermatologist to determine the nature of your balding. You may benefit from Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride). These are the only two clinically proven medical hair loss treatments currently available for male pattern balding and they are quite inexpensive in generic form.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  12. Namit
    January 13, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    I am a 27 year old male, and suffering from hair loss starting from forehead since last 5 years, I guess. I used some homeopathic medications 2 years back and got the results too but due to frequent change of location it was discontinued. But now I feel very shy among my colleagues, in my family nobody ever suffered from baldness. Please suggest me the required. What I should do.?

    thanks,
    Namit

  13. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    January 18, 2012 @ 3:54 am

    Namit,

    I suggest you consult with a dermatologist and discuss Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride). These two drugs are the only clinically proven medical hair loss treatments currently available. When used in combination they offer the best solution for the treatment of thinning hair.

    However, these drugs are typically not effective for restoring hair in the frontal third of the balding scalp. In order to restore a balding hairline, you may want to consider hair transplant surgery.

    If you’d like to research your medical and surgical options I suggest you begin by joining our Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network.

    All the best,
    David

  14. Ram Yadav
    January 23, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    Hi, I have hair loss problem and since last 3 years I am doing homeopathy treatment from Dr. Batra’s clinic. As per me there is no improvement or control in my hair loss. Every day @50-60 hair fall and whenever I consult this problem with Dr Batra they say that it is a normal hair fall, there won’t be any problem. Last week they change my medicine and now I am facing gastric and bleeding like piles problem. Is it a side effect of dr Batra medicine? Should I continue with homeopathy ? Is there any side effect of taking long term treatment by homeopathy for 10-12 yrs? In my family no one having hair fall problem.

  15. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    January 25, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    Ram,

    As your own experience has shown, homeopathy is not likely to effectively treat your hair loss. You’ve been trying it for three years now with no improvement. During this time, you have lost precious hair that may have been saved had you been using effective medical hair loss treatments.

    My recommendation is to talk to your physician or a dermatologist about Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride). Finasteride and minoxidil are the only two clinically proven and FDA approved non-surgical treatments for male pattern balding.

    David

  16. Ramya
    February 13, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    Hi
    I’ve been suffering with sever hair loss for past 1 1/2 years. I have been consulting my Primary care physcian. I was told my Iron (Ferritin) was less and to take Iron supplement (Ferrous Sulphate). I also had hyperThroid (Over secretion) for just 2 months. I didn’t take any medicine, my throid levels went to normal. I’m still continuing to take Iron supplements + Vitamin D + B-complex + Multivitamin tablets for the past 1 months. My hair fall has reduced now from 150 to 70 strands a day. But still I don’t see any hair growth. I’m not sure if it’s going to grow or I’m going to keep losing hair.

    Please advice.

  17. Mohan
    February 28, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    Dear all, i am not proponent of any one school of medicine. I am a 28 year old with male pattern baldness and have tried Ayurveda and Allopathic treatments for the same. Was interested in homoeopathy, but the reviews all over the web stopped me from taking a step in that direction. I have used the so-called ayurvedic hair products by Forest Essentials and Biotique but no avail.

    For long i tried using Minoxidil along with Finasteride and other vitamin supplements as per the recommendations of a dermatologist in Bangalore and a Cosmetologist in New Delhi. Initially it did stop hair loss but there was no hair regrowth at any point in time. I stopped after a year as my other medico friends warned me against continuing with a steroid like Finasteride. I have lost significant hair in the front and only the shortest haircut can currently hide it.

    I am contemplating hair transplant but the cost as well as the other risks involved in it (if the surgery is not done proper, it may look very artificial) kinda make wary of it.

  18. bhupal bhattacharya
    March 8, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    Dear Sir,

    i am 30 yeras old male, have a problem of losing hair from past 7-8 years. my nales also turned to a peculiar shape.in my family no other member has such kind of problems in nale and also in losing hair, but my grand pa in paternal and maternal side was bald. recently i visited to allopathy doctor who has prescribed me Hair 4 u solution and Foliglo medicine. but after using it for 1 month i am not getting any result. i am a firm believer of homeopathy but all homeo doctors whom i have visited has not given me any medicine, stating that for all males its very natural.

    please suggest me some medicines which are cheap and positively suggest me a substitute of Foliglo medicine whcih is for nutritional food supplement, promotes hair and nail .

    please reply me positively in my mail id
    bhupalbhattacharya@gmail.com

  19. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    March 9, 2012 @ 3:50 am

    bhupa,

    Hair 4 U contains minoxidil. This is the same active ingredient in Rogaine. However, you are not going to see results after only a month of use. Any credible hair loss treatment must be used as directed for a minimum of 6 months before assessing your results. This gives the miniaturized hairs time to shed and begin a new growth cycle.

    I also recommend that you discuss Propecia (finasteride) with your doctor. Rogaine and Propecia are the only two clinically proven and FDA approved medical hair loss treatments currently available.

    Natural supplements such as those contained in products like Foliglo are unlikely to halt hair loss or regrow hair but may impact overall hair quality.

    David

  20. Mak
    April 5, 2012 @ 3:27 am

    I have been using mintop forte 5 % and rootz lotion .

    i am now facing a lot of head sweat.its very dissapointing. please help me.

  21. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    April 7, 2012 @ 3:21 am

    Mak,

    You haven’t specified which Rootz lotion you are using. They have a number of products. One of these contains 5% minoxidil.

    If you are using two liquid or cream based minoxidil products, I suggest switching to Rogaine Foam. The non-greasy and light foam should help reduce the oily feeling on your scalp.

    I also suggest discussing your concerns with your physician.

    David

  22. Mak
    April 9, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Thnks for your Reply..
    it was 5 % … but my question is .. Is this the side effect that i am having so much of sweat now… even if its not too hot.. 🙁

  23. Bill - Managing Publisher
    April 10, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    Mak,

    I honestly never heard of minoxidil causing excessive scalp sweat. However, if you feel the minoxidil is responsible for this, you could always stop for a week to see if it stops and then make a decision as to whether or not you want to continue treatment.

    Best wishes,

    Bill

    P.S. For discounts on Rogaine and minoxidil products, visit our hair loss treatment shop.

  24. GT
    May 1, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Can homeopathy cure alopecia barbae?

  25. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    May 1, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    GT,

    Alopecia barbae, or hair loss in the beard, is usually due to a fungal infection. While homeopathy can be a useful adjunct in a variety of patients, I highly recommend an evaluation with a traditional (MD or DO) physician.

    I hope this helps.

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  26. Para
    June 3, 2012 @ 1:59 am

    I don’t know why you attack homeopathy, I’m not a doctor but I’ve dabbled in it and have cured many people, including restoring to normal two paralyzed person, restoring the hearing in a deaf person and fixing two persons with hugely swollen legs (not sure of the disease since there are a few causes) with one dose of Apis, which is a really great medicine for reducing swelling. I can’t say about balding but I had a lot of hair fall long back and I cured it with one dose of Mercury Sol 30 and one of borax 30 (homeopathic.) I think Homeopathy doesn’t work as well in the modern age because it’s very sensitive to heavy scents, and is completely antidoted by camphor. All a person has to do to ruin the medicine is to brush their teeth, wear perfume or deodorant. (I use homepathic toothpaste to avoid the chemicals.) Oh, and as for using virtually microscopic doses of viral diseases etc, please remember it’s put into an alcohol base so it can’t spread disease anyway. I don’t see why people doubt the basic idea of homeopathy, that “like cures like” – when cowpox has virtually rid the world of small pox. It works on the same priniciple, and yes, homeoathy works. I depend on it because I live in India where it’s easy to pick up a bad stomach or a cold. One dose and wala! Fifteen minutes later all symptoms are gone. But do remember, if you do go to a homeopath be careful he’s a real doctor. In third world countries there are frauds who pose as doctors, and some of them have fake documentation to make them look real. Such people give a bad name to a great science. Too bad there are so many biased people who won’t even give it a chance.

  27. Manav
    June 26, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    Hi, Since last two months I have been noticing a slight change in the frontal sideline of my hairs. Initially, I noticed the right side being a little bigger than the left side, but recently I noticed the left part growing visible slowly. I am not sure if that is temporary, can you suggest clear do’s and don’ts tips other than medication.

  28. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    June 28, 2012 @ 4:45 am

    Manav,

    I’m afraid that for most balding men and women, effective hair loss treatment will involve medical and/or surgical intervention.

    While hair loss can result from a number of non-genetic conditions, it is most often the result of androgenic alopecia. Your first step should be to consult with a dermatologist in order to determine the cause of your thinning hair. Your physician may recommend hair growth drugs like Propecia (finasteride) or Rogaine (minoxidil) in order to slow the progress of hair loss and regrow hair.

    I know that some men and women are not comfortable with the idea of using hair loss drugs and are hoping for an easier solution like diet and exercise to restore lost locks. Though it’s always best to eat healthy and stay active, these habits are highly unlikely to result in new hair growth.

    For balding men and women that simply cannot or will not use hair loss drugs, there are a select few credible natural hair loss treatments like those available at our Online Hair Loss Treatments Shop. However, it is important to note that only Rogaine and Propecia are clinically proven and FDA approved for treating hair loss.

  29. Waqar
    July 25, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    i am 20 years old guy , had healthy black hair , but i used to blow dry my hair on daily basis and continued it for one year because of that i have lost the color , strength of my hair as well i have lost so much here now my hair are too much thin brownish and i can see my scalp thru my hair , My father is 51 years old and full healthy black hair , i consulted with the dermatologist he just saw the condition of my head and suggested me Minoxin PLUS spray 5% (Minoxodil). along with Genesis (finasteride 1mg) and Cutigen (dietry suppliment for hair , skin & nails ) .
    the thing is m using it from 3 days now and i have read many side effects of minoxidil like weight , acne , hair shedding and after reading these reviews everywhere on internet i m so worried and by using it 3 days the side effect of acne i am facing and i am worried about the weight gain one , should i continue using the medicine ? any other remedy ?

  30. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    July 26, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    Waqar,

    Most experts believe you should use hair loss medications for 6-12 months before determining whether or not they work well with your physiology. Obviously, if you’re experiencing side effects, this isn’t realistic for your situation. Three days seems quick for seeing any sort of side effects, and if you haven’t seen any yet, but are worried about adverse effects, it could be useful to wait and see if anything occurs.

    However, if you’re concerned, I highly recommend immediately meeting with the original dermatologist, discussing the situation, and determining (together) whether or not you’d like to continue the medications.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  31. Abhijeet
    July 27, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    Hi,
    I have been having male pattern baldness and i had a hair transplant six months back. I have been advised by my doctor to take minoxidil 5% along with Finasteride 5mg tablets and multivitamin tablets. After six months, I had a Liver Function Test done, and found that my Total, indirect and direct Bilirubin and S.G.O.T. and S.G.P.T. are higher than normal levels. Thus, my doctor discontinued the Finasteride tablet, and suggests me Foliglo tablet, while continuing minoxidil 5%. My concern is, if I stop taking Finasteride, will my newly grown hair fall with time? Because I am experiencing a hair fall after I stopped taking Finasteride.
    Another concern, does Finasteride affect Liver or other vital organs anyhow in the long run??? Please advise me.

  32. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    July 31, 2012 @ 4:24 am

    Foliglo may be an excellent nutritional supplement (see ingredients list below) that may also help to improve overall hair quality. However, it will not likely slow the progression of hair loss nor will it regrow hair.

    Unfortunately, as you correctly suspected, stopping Propecia (finasteride) will result in the eventual loss of any new hair growth resulting from the drug.

    FOLIGLO cap: niacin 20 mg, vitamin E 10 IU, pantothenic acid 5 mg, vitamin B2 1.7 mg, vitamin B6 1.5 mg, biotin 300 mcg, folic acid 300 mcg, zinc 15 mg, selenium 50 mcg, betacarotene 6 mg.

    Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Bill Rassman provides a very detailed discussion on Propecia and liver disease here.

    David

  33. Roman
    August 6, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    sir i m 22 year old man and suffering from hair lost since 2 to 3 year.. i tried all medicine. now my treatment is processing in homopethic clinic since 8 month. i dont knw but doctor told that wait 3 or 4 month and u will find the result..i find out some tiny hair in my scalp . so can i continue with homophetic?

  34. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    August 8, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    Roman,

    If you feel that your homeopathic hair loss treatment is working for you then there is certainly no harm is continuing it. However, I do not recommend that hair loss sufferers choose unproven treatments in place of the clinically proven and FDA approved drugs Propecia (finasteride)and Rogaine (minoxidil). There is simply better treatment for male pattern balding than these two drugs used in combination.

    David

  35. sovit
    August 8, 2012 @ 3:53 am

    i am 26 year old male.i suffer from hair fall for last 2 year. My hair has become thin in front. in my family my dad, and all ae blood relation menâ??s are bald head. Is this hereditary problem? I want to go for hair Treatment homeopathy please guide me which homeopathy medicine to get on my hair fall.

  36. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    August 9, 2012 @ 3:17 am

    Sovit,

    In more than 90% of cases, hair loss is genetic.

    We do not advocate homeopathic hair loss treatment. If you are serious about retaining and regrowing hair you should talk to a dermatologist about Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride). These drugs are both clinically proven and FDA approved for the treatment of genetic hair loss.

    David

  37. shiva
    August 23, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    i m suffering from hair fall from last 4 years.. my hairfall starts at the age of 16year. only once my hairfall stopped for a month.. then again it starts falling.. i always feel vry sad and worried about it.. what to do???? plzzz help

  38. KP
    August 25, 2012 @ 3:31 am

    My question is about combating frontal hair loss due to male patterned baldness using hair transplant(s) and minoxidil, as these are the only proven and effective ways of ameliorating male pattern balding (as Finasteride is not meant to be used for a long time according to my dermatologist).

    As I understand it, only the hair on the back rim of the head is genetically resistant to premature balding and can be transplanted to replace the receding frontal hairline if needed. My question is if someone has been suffering from frontally receding hairline from a fairly young age (like a 20 years old):-

    1)Since only the hair on the back rim of the head are resistant to genetic balding, are there enough hair to be transplanted and replace the rest of the hair on the head which will inevitably fall as balding continues?

    2) Topical Minoxidil (in my experience – 2% foam) will not stop balding but merely slow it down considerably. So if I go for a hair transplant now to replace as much hair that has been lost from the frontal hairline as presently, I will still have to use topical minoxidil to slow down the hair fall from the rest of the head. But as I said minoxidil will only slow it down (and Finasteride is not feasible at all), and so after say a decade the rest of the hair will fall out and I would need more hair transplants to replace those. I doubt if there is enough balding resistant hair on the back rim of the head to replace ALL of the rest of the balding affected hair to form a relatively decent hairline (please correct me if I’m wrong).

    3) Afaik, transplant will leave a small scar on the back of the head. So does that mean that the scar(s) will be visible on the completely bald head in the future. If so I am doubtful if it’s worth it.

    4) Overall, is hair transplant surgery considered a relatively safe procedure if done properly, with no future trauma or side effects ?

    5) I tried a homeopathic treatment and it had absolutely no effect and I regret spending on it.

    Looking forward to your advice.
    Thanks,
    KP
    India

  39. Rag
    October 10, 2012 @ 1:39 am

    Hi David,

    I am suffering with hair loss daily from years(FYI : I have dandruff & my dad has baldness)
    Can i use Rogaine & PropecialFinasteride as you suggested for others? How many times i should take this course daily & how to use these both & how long it will take for hair fall control?

    Can u also suggest the best medicine/any for hair growth?

    Thanks in advance!!

    Regards,
    Rag

  40. Dr. Gaur
    October 13, 2012 @ 5:24 am

    Gentleman, homeopathy starts treatment where other pathies reach their end. You can’t find any treatment of snoring,hemorrhagic tendency of body, eczema, asthma etc. in other pathies. Homeopathic medicine can treat these in single dose. Mind it ,SINGLE DOSE. Better font post any thing on Internet if you don’t know ABCD of any thing. Thank you in advance.

  41. salman
    November 27, 2012 @ 3:47 am

    Hey Doctor,
    I am 20 years old.I am experiencing hair fall from september 2011..specially from middle of my scalp.my father is also bald from middle of his scalp…i consulted a doctor, he adviced me minoxidil 5% topical solution(3-4 days a week), biotin tablets(7days a week), fintek (finasteride) tablets (once in every 2 days).
    I used these medicines and experienced less hair fall and hair growth within 3-4 months.
    But, when i tried to search the side effects of these medicines i got tensed, and i decided not to use these as it might cause impotency,if used in long run. So i stopped using the same.
    NOW, i experienced the same hairfall in the middle portion of my scalp..n i have lost nearly 40% of my hairs in that portion.

    i wish to have ayurvedic or homeopathic treatment for the same.
    i experience hair fall even when i apply coconut oil to my scalp.
    please suggest some treatment (medicine + diet ) for my hair .
    Also, can i use minoxidil solution (5%) and biotin tablets and not finesteride tablets..will it work…??
    i will be really thankful to you..
    please reply asap..
    Regards

  42. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    November 28, 2012 @ 4:18 am

    Salman,

    While minoxidil and finasteride are associated with certain side effects, they are also proven hair loss treatments. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for homeopathic treatments.

    Because of this, I do not personally know of any proven homeopathic treatments, and recommend seeking the counsel of a physician with experience in homeopathic remedies.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  43. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    November 28, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    Salman,

    First, I have to state that I am not a doctor my comments should not be taken as medical advice.

    As you have observed, hair loss is a progressive condition and you will probably continue to lose hair if you do not medically stabilize it.

    Currently, the finest medical treatment available for androgenic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) is a combination of Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil). These drugs are both clinically proven and FDA approved for the treatment of hair loss.

    Fewer than 2% of men experience sexual side effects from finasteride. However, choosing to use finasteride is a personal choice that only you can make. If you decide that you prefer not to take finasteride for hair loss, the next best option is minoxidil on its own. Biotin may improve hair quality but it cannot slow the progression of genetic balding. Likewise, forgoing medical treatments altogether in favor of ayurvedic or homeopathic treatment will likely result in further balding. Starting medical treatments early provides the best opportunity to save existing hair and potentially regrow hair that has already been lost.

    There is one final option. You can try some of the credible natural/herbal treatments available. We carry the most effective of these on our Online Hair Loss Treatments Shop. However, will stress that these treatments are unlikely to be as effective as Propecia and Rogaine.

    Best of luck!
    David

  44. salman
    December 10, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    sir, thanks for your advice, i want to ask further, if i can use minoxidil 5% solution with homeopathic or ayurvedic medical treatment or not..??
    and further my doctor told me that hair transplant is done to compensate the hair loss from the front of the scalp and not for the middle area..so is there any other treatment available for the same…??
    and what can be estimate cost for hair transplant..??

  45. salman
    December 10, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    and do we need to use the same medicines after getting hair transplant..???

  46. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    December 12, 2012 @ 2:55 am

    Salman,

    It’s perfectly safe to use 5% minoxidil along with homeopathic or ayurvedic hair loss treatments. However, I have to stress that I do not believe that homeopathic or ayurvedic hair loss treatments are likely to benefit you.

    Hair transplant surgery can restore hair to any balding area of the scalp. However, what your doctor may mean is that, for those with extensive crown balding, it may not be possible to restore the appearance of a full head of hair.

    In many cases, crown loss can be managed through the use of minoxidil and finasteride. Patients can then concentrate on restoring their hairlines surgically.

    The best way to find out what your options are is to consult with a quality hair transplant surgeon like those recommended by the Hair Transplant Network.

    It is highly recommended that hair transplant patients continue to medically stabilize their hair loss after surgery. Remember, for most men, hair loss is progressive. Balding will likely continue after surgery in the non-transplanted areas of the scalp.

    Best of luck!
    David

  47. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    December 12, 2012 @ 3:19 am

    salman,

    The cost of hair transplant surgery varies widely from region to region and from clinic to clinic. On average, the per graft cost for follicular unit hair transplantation in the United States is between $4 and $6. Some clinics use a sliding scale offering discounts beyond a set number.

    You may need 2500 or more grafts, resulting in a total cost of about $10,000 but, without knowing your degree of hair loss, I cannot give a reasonable estimate.

    Consulting with a number of skilled and experienced physicians in your area is the best way to get an idea of what your procedure will cost.

    David

  48. salman
    December 22, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    hey doctor,
    i have consulted another doctor, he prescribed me DEXLOR-MD 5MG (DESLORATADINE) instead of finestride tablets…i dont have much information about this tablet..please tell if this is useful in my case..??

  49. Para
    December 23, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    I just wanted to mention that my brother-in-law had bald spots on his head and beard, so I suggested he try garlic juice on it (I heard of it somewhere, but I don’t remember where.) My sister told me it was hard to squeeze juice from garlic, but it worked. I don’t think it would do any good for genetic balding, but if it’s from fungus or something, garlic might work. As I said I’m not a doctor, but I do want to share my experiences since someone may benefit from it.

  50. s.s. rao
    December 28, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    It is not necessary to denigrate a system to extol another. I was born and brought up in a village and I have seen many cases of hair fall of different types cured by our village doctor (pundit as we call them, they are hereditarily trained doctors in Ayurveda)

  51. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    January 3, 2013 @ 1:23 am

    Salman,

    First, I did want to clarify something: the individuals answering questions on our network are non-medical hair loss experts, not physicians.

    Second, desloratadine is an allergy medication, and does not work in the same mechanism as finasteride. While some sources are beginning to see a possible correlation between reducing levels of scalp prostaglandins with allergy medications and decreasing hair loss, this theory is still unproven.

    Finasteride, on the other hand, is a tested, proven hair loss medication, and if you’re looking for this type of hair restoration, I think you should investigate a finasteride-based therapy.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  52. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    January 3, 2013 @ 1:24 am

    Para and S.S.,

    Thank you for sharing these comments.

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  53. talha.
    January 9, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    i am 15 years old(male) and am suffering alopecia areat. its been 3 years and have not found a proper cure.my hair is gone from the back but its speeed is very slow as i am stii having my front left after 3 years it stated from a small patch and now it cover 75% of my heads hair. its genetically tranmited from my father but in his case the hair came back in days.is there a cure in homeopathy.

  54. fozia
    January 29, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    Hello Dr .i m 27 years old i am taking steroids because of asthma alergy .it is cause of hair fall. will u please help me.

  55. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    January 31, 2013 @ 4:44 am

    Fozia,

    Altogether, inhaled corticosteroids are not likely to actually cause hair loss. However, if you do have a genetic pre-disposition to alopecia, then the stress your body experiences from chronic asthma may be exacerbating or accelerating the hair loss. However, it’s very likely that you were genetically determined to lose this hair either way.

    Regardless, because you are experiencing new hair loss and shedding in the presence of another chronic disease, I highly recommend reviewing the situation with a trusted physician.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  56. Nancy
    October 15, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    You have no real experience with homeopathy yet you know it doesn’t work… can be dangerous… firstly, certainly no pharmaceuticals have proven dangerous have they….?! Homeopathy works amazingly well when you get the right remedy… almost instantaneously… but getting the right remedy is the key… I’ve been studying it for 20 years and finally understand it, although over the years have seen many miracles…OCD healed, kidney stones disappear rapidly w/o passing, flu gone, on and on and on I could tell of wonderful things I’ve seen… So quit your lying… and I know you’re a liar because if you had an ounce of truth in you …you would admit that pharmaceuticals have many side effects and dangers…just listen to the TV commercials… how anyone can take them w/the long list of dangers is ridiculous when homeopathy is safe and miraculous… why don’t you try some… maybe you’ll like it

  57. kumar
    July 15, 2014 @ 4:14 pm

    sir
    i m using minoxine 5% sol for hair fall stopping but it effect reversly mean hair fall more then before .now what i do still using it or stop using it and upto how much time it wil show result.mea month or 2 ,3 or……?

  58. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    July 30, 2014 @ 1:39 am

    Kumar,

    I’m not sure if I’m following your question but, as I understand it, you began using a 5% minoxidil product with favorable result. Afterward, it appears to have stopped working and hair loss has resumed. What you have not stated is now long you’ve been using it at this time.

    It takes a minimum of 3 to 4 months for new hair growth from minoxidil to become visible. During that initial time period, it’s not uncommon to see additional shedding. For that reason, we recommend that hair loss sufferers continue to use the product for a minimum of 6 months before assessing their results.

    Remember, minoxidil is not a hair loss cure. For males, it’s best to combine minoxidil use with finasteride for the best results. These drugs used in combination offer the best opportunity to retain the hair you have and potentially regrow hair. Even then, you may experience the occasional shed.

    I suggest you continue to use minoxidil for the next 6 months and then reassess your results. You have nothing to lose.

    David

  59. seema
    November 13, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

    I m 30 year old female with alopecia areata since 2.5 years. Since the last 3 months the patch has started expanding. I was using minoxidil n topsor solution but with no result. Plz advise. All my medical tests are normal

  60. Rishabh Gaur
    January 23, 2015 @ 2:04 am

    I am rishabh gaur my age is 17
    And i am suffering from hair loss
    What should i do
    My hairs are disappearing from forehead plz suggest some ways to prevent it
    And which type of medicines should i take
    hameopathic, ayurvedic or other
    Which is best plz tellme

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