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    hello fellow members,

    I have a few red pimple-like bumps on my scalp in various places...

    I'm not using any topicals but my scalp does itch...

    have any of you experienced this? do you think this is a sign of inflammation and a part of my hairloss?

    thanks, FTL

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    Interesting. I've had the same thing on-and-off. The reason I even noticed is I'd comb my hair and strike one (they're quite sensitive). I never had that issue prior to hair loss either.

    Maybe we have oily scalps? I have no idea what to do about it.

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    I have had these every now and again and thought it was the topical i was using i tried using ramatroban with a syringe and injected some ram into these spots on top of scalp some spots were where hair follicles are and next day they were gone so the ramatroban must calm this inflamation down.

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    I had these and I figured it was because I was using Nizoral too often, after I stopped it they went away. I am now just using it once a week, so it could be to do with inflammation.

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    I was thinking about maybe trying adenosine, or maybe CB for this...I guarantee it's an inflammation problem...

    I don't want to stop using nizoral every 3 days because my scalp is oily.

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    I've had these lately as well. I just started Propecia 4 months ago. I've been using nizoral 2% once a week for the last 2 months.

    Im not sure if I had these spots before propecia. If I did, they were considerably smaller.

    I'm not sure propecia is working for me...and I heard an oily scalp, accelerated hair loss, and red bumps were a sign of reflex hyperandrogenicity.

    Is there any truth to that? Considering if I should discontinue propecia for a while.

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    This is what it looks like. Itchy+hair falls out in the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cs2257 View Post
    I've had these lately as well. I just started Propecia 4 months ago. I've been using nizoral 2% once a week for the last 2 months.

    Im not sure if I had these spots before propecia. If I did, they were considerably smaller.

    I'm not sure propecia is working for me...and I heard an oily scalp, accelerated hair loss, and red bumps were a sign of reflex hyperandrogenicity.

    Is there any truth to that? Considering if I should discontinue propecia for a while.
    I have had the same type of experience actually. I decided to continue propecia because I know what's going to happen to me if I get off.

    I would not judge propecia on shedding, take baseline and regular pics. These "androgenic" side effects seem to be much rarer than the sexual sides people get.

    Reflex hyperandrogenicity happens with antiandrogens, but not supposed to happen with 5ARi's, and your follicles are going to be protected by finasteride even if T bumps up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KO1 View Post
    I have had the same type of experience actually. I decided to continue propecia because I know what's going to happen to me if I get off.

    I would not judge propecia on shedding, take baseline and regular pics. These "androgenic" side effects seem to be much rarer than the sexual sides people get.

    Reflex hyperandrogenicity happens with antiandrogens, but not supposed to happen with 5ARi's, and your follicles are going to be protected by finasteride even if T bumps up.
    Thanks for your response.

    Is there any tests to determine if I have 'reflex hyperandrogenicity'. Should I get my T levels checked?

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    Should I try lowering my dose? Or will these symptoms likely disappear over time.

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