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Regaine/Rogaine causing blepharitis?! - Hairloss Medications - Hairloss Medications and Non Surgical Hair Restoration - Hairloss Experiences Hair Loss Forum  Rate Topic 
 Posted: Sun Aug 6th, 2017 12:00 pm
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Hi all,
New member but thought I would post as my suspicions are running riot in my mind. I've been progressively losing my hair since early 20's and for the past few years I had been using liquid Regaine.
Coincidentally perhaps in the past couple of years I developed signs of what my optician described as a pretty extreme case of blepharitis which prevented me from being able to use contact lenses. Every morning I would wake up with a burning sensation in my eyes (very dry) and when looking at my eyelids I could see these were rather red the majority of the time.
Around 2 month ago I decided to stop taking Regaine and again perhaps coincidentally, the symptoms of blepharitis have completely disappeared! I am going to schedule an appointment with my optician to reaffirm.
Whilst I washed my hand regularly and thoroughly after applying Regaine it's hard to say if I had rubbed my eyes at work perhaps during the day after touching my hair which may have caused this.. My question now - has anyone else had such symptoms or experiences with Regaine/Rogaine?

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 Posted: Sun Aug 6th, 2017 09:36 pm
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I've not heard of this as a side effect but it could be. Once you've been to your optician for his diagnosis of your eyesight it would be good to hear if he thinks it could be linked.
I suppose the only way to know for sure would be getting the all clear, then going back on it to see if the problem returns.
Maybe you could try the foam, it's not as harsh and dries fairly quickly.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 2nd, 2017 12:27 am
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Just a thought but could it be your pillow that's rubbing on your face and eye area whilst your asleep if your applying it at night? Maybe try applying on a morning?*nl

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