TLDR Minoxidil can cause skin allergy; use alternative solvents or treatments if allergic.
The article discusses allergic contact dermatitis caused by topical minoxidil solution, a treatment for hair loss. Propylene glycol, a solvent used in the preparation of minoxidil, is the most common allergen causing contact dermatitis. Patients who are allergic to propylene glycol can be given alternative solvents such as butylene glycol, glycerin, and polysorbate. However, patients who are allergic to minoxidil are no longer candidates for the topical treatment of their alopecia with minoxidil. Systemic androgen modulators provide an alternate treatment option for some of these patients.View this study on jaad.org →
Minoxidil increases hair weight and count temporarily in men with hair loss.
Minoxidil can cause pustular allergic reactions on skin.
Combination therapy improves hair growth in advanced hair loss.
Minoxidil can cause allergic reactions, but testing helps identify the cause.
A small percentage of minoxidil users may develop an allergic skin reaction.
Minoxidil can cause allergic reactions like burning, itching, and red bumps.
Patient had scalp allergy from minoxidil; test helped identify cause and suggest alternative treatments.
Minoxidil can cause skin allergy; use alternative solvents or treatments if allergic.