Hair loss can occur just on the scalp or the entire body as well. The cause may be due to hormonal changes, specific medical conditions and medications or may be hereditary. Hair loss can affect anyone, however, it is far more prevalent in the male sex. You should always consult with a pharmacist and doctor regarding your hair loss symptoms and treatment solutions. The following are examples of hair loss symptoms you may experience:
- Patchy Bald Spots: Some individuals may find coin-sized, smooth bald patches on their scalp or body. In some scenarios, the skin itself may become itchy and irritated before the hair falls out.
- Hair thinning on the scalp: Hair loss can occur gradually by beginning with the hair receding from the forehead in a line in the shape of an M in men, and on women, hair may retain on the hairline forehead but have a separating part in the center.
Treatments for hair loss can include medications or reverse hair loss surgery to slow the hair loss process and promote regrowth. Some of the hair loss medication treatments may include:
- Rogaine (Minoxidil): An OTC medication, this treatment can be used by both men and women. It comes in a liquid form or a foam that is applied to the scalp daily. It needs to be applied daily for at least six months for hair regrowth.
- Propecia (Finasteride): A prescription drug that is prescribed only to men, this pill is taken daily and meant to slow the process of hair loss and promote hair growth.