I had no hair loss before using minoxidil. Could I be allergic to it?
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Minoxidil for thickening
I hear this too often but minoxidil has no role for those with normal hair. It does not thicken normal hair density to even thicken hair density. Minoxidil is FDA approved for those with androgenetic hair loss.
There is nothing at all in the information provided to suggest allergy, but of course I would need all your information from A to Z to definitively determine that.
There are many unknowns in your story and I would advise your see your dermatologist for frequent follow up. Some people who use minoxidil when they have normal hair density develop shedding for many months and this shedding in turn precipitates early genetic hair loss. These individuals never regain back what they once had. Other people can stop suddently without any problems. See your dermatologist in follow up to decide what is best for your specific case. A return to full density may or may not happen.
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