Yes, this is a vaginal cream for people with a fungal infection in that area but some people have been using it for their hair!!!
What is the active ingredient in this?
What is miconazole nitrate designed for?
It has anti-fungal properties and is used to treat a variety of yeast infections including:
How does monistat help with hair growth?
The hypothesis of Dr. Mohsin Mir, a medical dermatologist at Baylor College of Medicine is that miconazole nitrate might reduce the number of “hair loss” receptors, and this in turn reduces hair breakage leading to faster hair growth and better length retention.
According to WiseGeek.com, it might work by dilating the blood vessels and increasing the supply of oxygen to the scalp.
Are there any side effects?
Yes! Reported side effects include:
Should you try it?
I can see how it might be tempting but I would say, NO! It's a chemical that hasn't been approved for scalp use so why would you want to go there? If you want to grow your hair go for more natural methods like those discussed in What Type of Scalps Grow Long Hair?!
If you do use it read the usage and dosage instructions carefully. Importantly, note that it doesn't actually work on everyone!
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WebMD. Drugs & Medications - miconazole nitrate
WiseGeek. How Effective Is Miconazole for Hair Growth?
BaylorClinic. Moshin Mir, MD
24/10/2015 11:08:42 am
I just want to tell you that any antifungal is stronger than most of us realize. Today women all over the world are complaining about the burning that comes with using it. If you remember nothing else, remember this, "My sister says, It is a PESTICIDE in a pill or in a cream."
5/6/2013 05:25:13 am
A former coworker of mine was told by her hairstylist that it's good for your scalp if you have a scalp fungus. She used it to help clear it up. It seemed to work for her.
5/6/2013 06:37:35 am
This is scary. The side-effects are a definite no-no! I want my hair to grow, but not like this!
1/7/2013 10:50:30 pm
I have thin edges on one side that is very noticeable and does not look good. What could I use to grow it back naturally.
Heather @ Neno Natural
1/7/2013 11:31:17 pm
Neno Natural's Hair Growth Stimulator is a good all-natural solution plus more tips here: http://www.nenonatural.com/3/post/2012/12/5-easy-solutions-for-hair-thats-breaking-or-thinning-around-the-edges.html
13/8/2013 09:56:38 pm
works good if you mix it with your favorite hair grease.
21/10/2013 06:06:45 am
Heather @ Neno Natural
21/10/2013 07:52:15 pm
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22/10/2013 02:07:58 pm
I totally agree with this. I was so frustrated with the slow growth of my hair, I decided to use this as it was seeming to be a popular trend of other youtube users who suffer from edge breakage. While it did start to 'work' as soon as i stopped using it I lost all the 'growth' that was achieved. It was very disconcerting :( so no i don't advice using monistat at all.
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