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Topic Title: sulfa drugs cause hair loss??
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Created On: 11/26/2004 02:09 PM
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 11/26/2004 02:09 PM
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ottopach
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greetings group,

my hair started thinning when i was mid-late 20's. I'm now 35 y.o.. i don't have the v-shape type of balding, just diffuse thinning all round, getting thinner all the time.
Anyway, I have been taking "sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim" (AKA: "Septra") for acne control for over 10 years, since about age 25.
Thing is, If i quit taking it, i start getting these really big zits, so kind of have to take it.

Q: Anyone heard of any correlation between long term sulfa drug use and hair loss? I wonder bout this, because my brothers and dad have no thinning at all, --only me!! Also the fact that it doesn't look like MPB, it just diffuse thinning everywhere and very very dry. I am thinking about doing accutane to try and get off the sulfa for good, and then go for propecia (does it only work for MPB?) after the accutane regimen completed.

Also: Q2: if har loss is genetic why doesn't my dad or brothers (or sister and mom for that matter) have any hair loss??
thanks in advance for any help! i need it! otto
 11/26/2004 03:56 PM
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johnson
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Go see a dermatologist, bro.
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