November 27 2007, 9:32 am PT | Posted in: Hair Products
I have a question about coal tar shampoo (neutrogena t/gel) and hair loss. I have used t/gel extra strength twice a week for years for my scalp condition (either seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis, i don’t know) because it is the only one that completely rids the scales. I never responded well to Nizoral or other prescription anti-fungals. Recently, I came across a lawsuit online where a woman was suing Neutrogena for hair loss allegedly caused by T/gel. This hair loss was accompanied by a severe allergic reaction. Knowing that I am not allergic to the shampoo, do you think it is ok to use it without causing more hair loss? By the way, I am aware that they used T/gel in the Propecia trials, so Merck must not be too concerned about its potential to cause hair loss. Thanks for your help!
What are you asking me? It seems you already know the answer, by the way you posed the question. If T-Gel works for you, great! If you don’t have an allergic reaction, even better!
If you are losing hair, you should see a doctor for a diagnosis including a miniaturization study. If you have psoriasis, then a dermatologist will be the best referral for you.