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Are over-the-counter treatments available for hair disorders?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Over-the-counter medications are available for hair disorders. However, most of these medications will not cure, but rather manage, your hair disorder. Minoxidil is available, over the counter, for treatment of baldness. Waxes and depilatories work well to manage excessive hair growth. Bleaches can disguise unwanted hair to make it look less visible.

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