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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: You may have a genetic predisposition. It's not a sign of a significant medical problem.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Unclear: I do not have a good explanation for that. Maybe, your dermatologist could shed some light on this problem.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Close to 100% eventually.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience in Dermatology
No: No, sorry. The only way to do it is to color is.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: The age and hormonal changes that cause head, armpit and chest hair to get grey, also causes pubic hair to turn grey as well.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
We don't yet know: According to scientific american, "scientists are beginning to gather clues that stress can hasten the graying process, but there is no scientific evi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Usuually does: However it may be hard to tell frequent hair coloring.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Varies: Some is hereditary. Wermer's is very well-known but rare. The 1% or so of healthy people who carry ataxia-telangiectasia may go gray fast. Stress c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has e ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Not necessarily.: It's pretty common for beards to gray faster than scalp hair, but early graying of the beard is not a reliable predictor of early graying of scalp hai ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James White
30 years experience in Cosmetic Surgery
Early Balding: A mature hair line can show signs of thining hair in a diffuse pattern as thining hair over the entire scalp. Male pattern baldness, as the name desc ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience in Dermatology
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
No.: None prevent graying. However hair health is promoted by biotin 5000mcg per day (no regualr vitamin has 100%), and your other b-vitamins. Folic acid ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Hair loss: Your hair loss may also be hormone related. See your doctor about getting some blood work done.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Gray hairs...: ...Last longer than pigmented hairs; possibly on this nevus only the gray ones are left. This is not a universal rule for all birthmarks.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Early onset in some: Hair greyness is a bell shaped curve distribution and some are on the early side of this curve and get grey hair at a young age. It is not due to diet ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience in Dermatology
No: Seborrhea causes itchiness. Shampoo daily with a dandruff shampoo.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Melanin: Hair turns gray due because melanin is no longer being produced.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Perhaps: Topical liposomal catalase may help. It is often found in combination with superoxide dismutase.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Varies: It may be the last to turn--many in their 70's have only a few.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
No: It won't help in any way. You didn't really believe this, did you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Gray hair: I doubt that it will work save your money.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
45 years experience in Pain Management
Yes, it often does.: Yes, it often does. Make sure that you do not have an unrelated (acquired) disease that is causing it! common cause of "male pattern" hair thinning i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Head lice: If you use rid or another over the counter treament, you only use it once, rinse and comb out hair. Some repeat in a week. I have not seen it change t ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Some things: There are a few reported readily reversible causes like B12 deficiency and thyroid disease that can be readily tested for. There are some other less ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
One sure way is to : Go bald or shave your head, but there is no medical treatment for stopping grey hair. Cosmetologists and stylists own this industry.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
28 years experience in Ophthalmology
Normally, yes: Usually, they are good indicators of natural hair color.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Not known assoc: There is no known association of gray hair and eczema or atopic dermatitis.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Check genes: Look at mom/dad, grandparents, siblings, etc. If they gray early, likely you will as well. No preventive medication or supplement, only hair dye.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Many a times: Alopecia Barbae = Bald spots in bearded areas. See Dermatologist. (Many a times the hair grows back - not all of them. The treatments that help som ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
No.: If you mean hair dye, no -- it will make no difference, one way or the other, in your rate of hair loss. The hair will usually grow back once your thy ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Dandruff: This responds well to Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Topical steroid solution might help with itching. See your physician to prescribe that.
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