Dear Dr Rassman
Question about Monistat Vaginal Cream. I have read that this is helping woman to thicken there scalp hair. Is there any truth to this and if so can you tell me how it works and can it be of any help to men? Thanks
Monistat is used to treat fungal infections in the moist vagina which, in some women, has a tendency to produce yeast infections. There is no basis whatsoever in using this medication for the treatment of balding, though.
One of the ingredients (miconazole nitrate) is considered by some to be a hair growth agent, but I’ve yet to see a study that gives that theory any legs. There’s a great blog post at HairBoutique about this very issue.