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Topic Title: First Post! Minoxidil face redness
Topic Summary: Looking for advice about an issue I can't find an answer to on the forum. Thanks in advance!
Created On: 06/06/2016 02:51 AM
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 06/06/2016 02:51 AM
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I'm 17 years old. I have telogen effluvium, and have been using Minoxidil foam twice a day for about a month. I have had some hair regrowth.

My face turns red no matter what I do.

When I wash my hair in the shower in the morning, it runs off onto my face and makes it red.
When I wash my hair separately in the morning directly after having a shower, it comes off in my hands when I moisturise my face. Red face.
When I wash my hair separately the night before, then wash my body in the morning, then moisturise my face, it still comes off in my hands when I wash my face.
When I do the previous thing, and change all the soap, towels, bedsheets, and pillow cases that I use, it still comes off in my face when I moisturise.
When I put on the Minoxidil only once a day and long before washing my hair, it still comes off in my face when I moisturise.

My face is always very dry, so I have to use moisturiser. I looked at tablets, but, having looked at the symptoms, I'd really rather not.

What do I do? How do I get Minoxidil off my hands?

Thanks in advance! Alex.

Edited: 06/06/2016 at 03:53 AM by BAC_Mono
 08/16/2016 02:41 AM
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Hi BAC_Mono,

Have you tried moisturizing before putting Minoxidil in your hair?

It is very greasy so I can understand how it sticks... So no wonder your face gets red when you rub it on.

Also look at maybe washing your hands with industrial strength twice after using it before touching your face.


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Hello bac mono. are you balding at 17 years old? wow... i am sorry but i really need a clearance here. I don't even understand how it is possible. anyway, if that's true... maybe minoxidil concentration is too strong and you would need to make it a little bit less concentrated by mixing it with a bit of water?

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