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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Two suggestions: 1. Consult a Dermatologist who will evaluate your posblem 2. Find a Beautician/Cosmetologist (the Dermatologist may have some recommendations) in the ... Read More

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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is also known as barbers's itch. What you describe here may or may not be consistent with this pseudofolliculitis. It usua ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Warm soaks: Apply warm-water soaks 2-3 times a day, and it should resolve if you don't pick at it any more. If it doesn't, you'll have to see your doctor or a der ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ingrown hairs: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medi ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Surgical removal: Treatment of choice surgical removal.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eberbach
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hair loss: infections can cause hair loss Effective treatment will resolve it. See a dermatologist or family doc.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Shaving hair: NO, shaving does not "cause" hair growth. The old wives tale that shaving hastens hair growth in adolescence APPEARS to be true because adolescents ar ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae.
A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO: If you have a hair-loss problem, consult a dermatologist.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Many possibilities: Those are very common and nonspecific symptoms. A viral infection can do it, as can stress, various medications, and certain medical conditions. A goo ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Hair removal: Yes depending on how it is done. Laser hair removal usually has the least side effects. As the other methods usually involve physicl trauma or chemica ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
17 years experience Ophthalmology
See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Mancoll
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See : See your dermatologist for treatment. This can be treated with laser or other meds.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience 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 female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: If you are allergic to waxing it may give you hives but not eczema. Mostlikely it is irritating to your skin and you should consider laser hair remov ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
No Damage: Uncomplicated dandruff will not affect the hair shaft architecture.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience 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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
42 years experience Ophthalmology
Hair brushing/growth: Not that I am aware. Talk with your doc, if thin brows, may be genetic or due to condition such as a thyroid problem.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Hair gel: Very unlikely at your age. That said, if you do indeed have pimples and/or hair loss start with a clinic visit to your primary doctor.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
No: There are various hair products that might help with crazy hairyou could try some of those and see if they work. If they don't you might want to talk ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, a ... Read More

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