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do you lose facial hair during chemo

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Lose facial hair.: M from portugal asks: Can I lose facial hair because of hot water in shower? ANS: if scalding yes. This how they loosen hair from animals when they ar ... Read More
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
No: This is not a likely cause of loss of hair, no.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Permanent laser hair: Reduction is the most time and cost effective way to "lose" facial hair. The hair needs to be pigmented, ie brown, black, and not blond or gray.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Irritation: It sounds like irritation exacerbated by meds received for chemo/ chemo prep/ specifically steroids. Monitor for resolution, if persists have your onc ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Radiation: If the radiation has affected the follicles, hair loss may be permanent.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Not unusual: The change in hormones during pregnancy can certainly affect facial hair. If you think it is really problematic, mention it to your OB at your next vi ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Obesity in woman is associated with something called androgenization which means that estrogen is converted in to a male hormone. That causes the faci ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
9 years experience General Surgery
Okay to wax: Yes, it is okay to wax the very fine hair on your face. It will not cause any damage but may cause redness and short-term irritation. Just plan ahead ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Avoid skin chemicals: Skin is is not a barrier and absorbs chemicals. It is a good idea in pregnancy to avoid chemicals. Hormones may change skin a great deal such that the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Raucher
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Some males may loose facial hair, but in general that is not a common feature of hypogonadism.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not related: The hysterectomy that long ago wouldn't cause or contribute to the new facial hair, and hair loss. Which could be due hormonal issues, nutrient defic ... Read More

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