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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Trichotillomania: If it is a chronic behavior than it may be a variant of trichotillomania . Recommend getting assistance from a psychologist or pyschiatrist if you su ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pulling out hair: Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Pulling out hair occurs when hairs are plucked out. Trichotillomania is ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Trichotillomania: This can be a serious chronic condition which is difficult to solve on your own. Check out trich.Org for many resources and tips, but often you need p ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
54 years experience Psychiatry
Trichotillomania: Is the name for a disorder where hair is compulsively pulled out or cut to the point it is destructive and conscious effort to limit it isn't successf ... Read More
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Dr. Madan Uprety
23 years experience Psychiatry
A form of OCD: It is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, therefore, Luvox (fluvoxamine) can be helpful if medication from Prozac class fails to control symptoms ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
No: waxing and other means of hair removal do not cause long-term medical problems that we know of. There is no evidence of an increased risk of cancer fr ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid Problem: The symptoms you describe could be a problem with your thyroid gland. Visit with your healthcare provider and simple blood test would be helpful.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical or psychiatric causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist with expertise in hair ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Stop!: Stop pulling them! you might try puting a sign on the mirror where you pull them to remind you. As well you might lock up all tweezers or devices yo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Madarosis: Pulling out eyelases, generally always pathologic, is termed madarosis. It is a nervous tic in young people and reflects psychological conditions goi ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
62 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Many women -and some men-do so at times for cosmetic purposes.
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