Hello lovely people on this forum, I have been using minoxidil 5% foam (Kirkland) once a day for a whole month now and I've been having some major irritations to this product. It started out with a bad rash that developed along my hairline that spread to my ears and back of my neck 3 weeks into using this product. I countered this with some steroid cream and cutting down the duration I leave minoxidil on for strictly 4 hours and they are currently controlled. I then started developing the same rash all over my arms and legs and I figured that it was caused by my shampoo running down my body in the shower. I now wash my hair bending over and am waiting for this super itchy rash to resolve. Above it all, my scalp where I apply minoxidil continues to be itchy, inflamed, and flaky. My current regimen does not include propylene glycol, and I'm using the foam version which is supposed to be the least irritating. I therefore post my questions to you lovely ladies - 1) Did any experience a similar scalp irritation, and did it subside over time with continued use of the minoxidil? 2) If not - what were the measures you took to mitigate these side effects? I am in the middle of a horrible dread shed, and while I know this is part of the side effects of minoxidil and I just have to tide it out, I am concerned that my scalp irritation is contributing to the unnecessary hair loss, and I will fail to see improvements with continued use as promised because my scalp has become just so damn irritated that it is no longer a good environment for hair growth. Please help PS: even though I know the shed is to be expected, it is SO demoralising to see that I am now much worse off than I started.