Baldness (Eng.); Pangangalbo (Fil.)
Hair loss (Alopecia) is the loss of hair on the head or in any other part of the body.
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
- Minoxidil may prevent further hair loss and increase hair growth when applied directly to the scalp twice a day
- Finasteride works by blocking the effects of male hormones on the hair follicles and is taken by mouth daily. Contraindication: Finasteride is not used for women with hair loss.
- Corticosteroids (Triamcinolone acetonide, triamcinolone hexacetonide, hydrocortisone acetate) suppress the T-cell-mediated immune attack on the hair follicle