Contact dermatitis due to minoxidil
J S Pasricha
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Pasricha J S, Nanda A, Bajaj N. Contact dermatitis due to minoxidil. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1991;57:235-236
AbstractA 25-year old girl having androgenetic alopecia developed itching and erythema on the scalp one month after she started applying a commercial preparation containing 2% minoxidil. The dermatitis disappeared on discontinuing minoxidil but recurred when she applied minoxidil again after a gap of 1 month. Patch tests revealed a papulo-vesicular reaction with the commercial minoxidil lotion and also with a minoxidil tablet powdered and made into a paste with distilled water. Patch tests with ethyl alcohol were negative.