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Taking minoxidil orally may be more effective than using it topically—but it comes with some cautions

Minoxidil applied directly to the scalp is FDA-approved to treat hair loss, but a fair number of people discontinue the topical after trying it. It can cause itching. It sometimes irritates the scalp. You have to apply it twice a day, and that can be a pain because you have to get past the hair […]
  • April 8, 2022
    Hair-Loss Drugs for Men: A Head-to-Head Analysis

    For men with androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern baldness), a new analysis in JAMA Dermatology suggests that dutasteride…

  • September 1, 2020
    Handfuls of Hair?

    My hair seems to be coming out by the handful these days. What might be causing that? Could it be stress? This…

  • January 15, 2020
    Hair: The Long and The Short of It

    A strand of hair is a complex nonliving structure, containing about 95 percent protein (called keratin, also the…