In Early Hair Loss Is Scalp Tingling Related To Hair Thinning?

April 28th, 2012

In this audio clip, Dr. Bernstein answers a frequently asked question. Can tingling on the scalp be an indication of genetic hair loss?

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In Early Hair Loss Is Scalp Tingling Related To Hair Thinning?


Here is the transcript of this audio clip:

We never thought that male pattern hair loss, or genetic hair loss, was an inflammatory process, but it actually is. Patients, on occasion, will have this sensation of a tingling, or very sensitive feeling in their scalp. And this is often a very early indicator of genetic hair loss. What’s interesting is when patients start to use therapy with either finasteride — the brand name is Propecia — or minoxidil — commonly called Rogaine, these symptoms will go away.

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on April 28th, 2012 at 9:53 am




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