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Topic Title: Lotrisone cream
Topic Summary: Possible side effects include "excessive hair growth"
Created On: 01/10/2012 07:53 AM
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 01/10/2012 07:53 AM
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MrMister
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I got some Lotrisone cream yesterday for eczema. One of the side effects is excessive hair growth.

Lotrisone is a combination steroid (betamethasone) and anti-fungal (clotrimazole). I don't recall these specific drugs being mentioned here before, but topical steroids and -azoles are brought up frequently as potential MPB fighters.

The tube I got is small, but I'm tempted to try a little bit on my hairline for a while to see if I experience any of that dreaded side effect.

Anyone else ever tried this stuff on the scalp?
 01/10/2012 09:58 AM
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Side Show Bob
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Batamethasone is a medium strength cortisteroid and hair growth is a side effect.

I've experimented with it, combining it with Miconazole, Margarite tinted zinc
cream and an arginine cream. I mix them together and apply a thin layer.

I have gotten some regrowth from that on my hairline, but it's slow going and
nothing spectacular...but my hairline has thickened up some.

Clobetasol will have the same effect, perhaps more so, as it's stronger.

A guy in the Experimental section of this site used Betamethasone and dmso
together and achieved good regrowth. But he posted once and disapeared.

I think its like most meds. Some people will respond well. Some will not.

Oh. And by the way. I've experienced no side effects, skin thinning, etc. I needle
and believe me, I've experienced no thinnng of the scalp.

 01/11/2012 04:55 AM
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strataeast
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Side Show Bob, would this be beneficial for actual MPB hairloss? I am miniaturising at the front/temples and often wondered if steroids might slow it down. what would be the best stuff to get that's easily available? and also what's the difference between steroids and corticosteroids?
 01/11/2012 08:41 AM
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Side Show Bob
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If I recall correctly, cortisteroids are a class of man made drugs that are similar

to cortisol, which is made in the adrenal glands. Steroids is an all inclusive term

that includes all steriod drugs. I'm sure you can find more info by searching

Google. You DEFINATELY want to research this thoroughly before using this stuff.

I'm not recommending this to anyone. I'm simply reporting my results from

trying it. I really recommend anyone first try the Big Three before moving on to

other treatments. Some people are good responders and don't have to look

further for answers.
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