Rogaine Foam is a popular product that is used by many men who are losing their hair and wish to restore it or stop the hair from falling out.
It works by trying to dilate blood vessels in the scalp which could, in some cases improves the function of hair follicles and also cause the hair to re-grow.
There are people who should not use Rogaine, however. These include people that are allergic to any of the many ingredients contained in it, women, and people with receding hairlines.
If a person has no family history of hair loss or does not know why their hair is falling out and they should not be using Rogaine. It is not used to treat sudden and patchy hair loss. If the person has problem on the scalp that cause it to be red, infected or painful, Rogaine should be avoided. It should not be mixed or combined with any other scalp medicine.
The best thing to do is to ask a doctor particularly a dermatologist, if using Rogaine is a safe idea.
Women should not use it, especially pregnant women. Also, people who are taking any other kinds of medicine or dietary supplements, people with allergies to medicines, foods or any other substances, and those with high blood pressure of cardiovascular problems, should definitely stay away.
There are many side effects that can result from the use of Rogaine, and if they are severe, then a doctor needs to be called immediately.
Severe allergic reactions are possible, especially ones such as rashes, hives, swelling in the face, chest pain, irritation, unexpected weight gain, or swelling of the extremities.
Other side effects includeS itchy eyes and hair growth on parts of the body other than the head.
There are also bodily side effects that can result from using Rogaine, outside of the normal skin irritations. Cardiovascular problems have been reported, as well as cases of edema, salt and water retention, pericardial effusion, pericarditis, tamponade, tachycardia, and angina.
People with heart disease and similar issues should avoid using Rogaine altogether. Chest pains, blood pressure changes, palpations and changes in the pulse can all result from using Rogaine.
Some nervous system problems have also been encounters, including symptoms of headaches, dizziness and light-headedness.
People have also had gastrointestinal problems after using Rogaine to help with their hair loss, such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
Many men who have used Rogaine have also complained of visual obstructions and eye problems.
Even if a person is desperate to stop hair loss and to re-stimulate hair growth in the scalp, it is the utmost importance to consult a doctor before applying Rogaine foam to the scalp, because the possible side effects are both numerous and common.