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trichotillomania hair grow back

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes and yes.: Anyone can have trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling), and the hair will grow back if you stop doing it before you scar the hair follicles beyond ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hair pulling: is a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. You need to be treated for this by someone who specializes in OCD. Anti-depressant medications can be he ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Trichotilomania: Your hair should grow back on its own. How long ago did you stop pulling it out? Best wishes to you.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Trichotilamania: The pain is most likely from irritation of the skin on the scalp. Do you know why you pull your hair? Sometimes there is a delusional component or per ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: Alopecia totalis is the most severe type of a skin condition that is thought to be autoimmune. The prognosis is guarded.
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Telogen effluvium: Because acute telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Alopecia areata: Up to 50 percent of patients who present with patchy alopecia areata experience spontaneous hair regrowth within one year. However, most will relapse. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis doesn't usually result in loss of hair. It just leads to itching and flaking of the skin on the face and in the scalp. I suppos ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Yes: If the hair itself is burnt , new hair will grow in it's place unless the burn was deep enough to cause damage to the underlying hair root.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Do not try it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience General Practice
No: Waxing will not affect hair character. If you nejoy the discomfort - go for it. I would suggest consideration for permanent laser hair reduction by so ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually not: as the hair shaft, follicle has it's own direction. You can change the way it appears to grow if you like with pomade, and other essential oils, moist ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair resto ... Read More
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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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Should: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out if it will truly grow back.
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Usually: Same as hair on head. Everyone has different phases or time in which their hair grows.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Both: It can do both.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
If no follicle scar: If the follicles is not scarred, it is very likely that the hair will grow back. However, if scar develops, the hair may stop growing.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Usually Yes: Once the cause of the traction alopecia is removed the hair will usually grow back as long as it has not been going on for too long. Unfortunately, c ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moji Ariyo
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Trichotillomania: Seek Psychological help for the triggers that make you pull out your hair. No point in treating if you are going to pull out your hair again. Psychoth ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
10 years experience Family Medicine
No.: Shaving often will not affect the rate at which hair grows back.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: That depends on the cause of the alopecia. Dermatologists can evaluated to determine cause. There are specific treatments for different problems.

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