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What Could Cause Bald Spots In Facial Hair
Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more
Alopecia areata: Alopecia aerata can cause smooth bald spots on the head. This is an inflammation which cause the hair to stop growing underneath the skin. This can occur after an emotional upset and is treatable with small injections of dilute cortisone to stimulate hair growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there something i can eat/home remedy to get rid off facial hairs?What causes large/visible black facial hairs? Especially on upper lips
Home remedy: I think the remedy which is available at home is to be using commercially available material to discolor them or waxing them. Sometimes if they are prominent there might be hormonal imbalance that needs to be checked by your physician. If there is no hormonal issue, then laser therapy also is a temporary option. ...Read more
Hair transplantation: Half dollar sized bald spot top back part of scalp due to pattern baldness. What to do besides shaving head?
What could be causing hair loss in my 4 year old? There are no noticeable bald spot, just clumps of hair falling out.
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis). ...Read more
Patches of hair loss: Patches without hair on lower legs can be caused by alopecia areata, friction, low thyroid function, poor circulation and other skin conditions. The fact that they are oval suggests either alopecia areata or friction. Please have this evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more
Can hypothyroidism cause excessive ounts of what appears to be peach fuzz or fine hair on the face?
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is a condition that causes round patches of hair loss, and can lead to total hair loss. Causes, incidence, and risk factors the cause of alopecia areata is unknown. About a fifth of people with this condition have a family history of alopecia. Alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune condition. This occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys hair follicles. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Can Head and Shoulders shampoo cause hairloss? If not, can hair regrow after treating the dandruff that causes the hairloss?
Diffuse thin hair all over the scalp, lost hairs near temples, sideburns and above sideburns, what could be the possible cause?
I sometimes find these really thick hairs on my face where around my chin from my facial hair. Why do grow these "mega hair's" form my facial hair?
Hirsutism: Hi, these are the unwanted, male pattern hair, they can grow on chin, above lip, chest, nipples, abdomen, inner thighs, mots of the time no reason can be found for it and therefore it's called idiopathic Hirsutism, some treatable causes include: Polycystic Ovarian syndrome, Cushing's syndrome, Adrenal hyperplasia, some Adrenal and Ovarian tumors, you can see ur PMD for evaluation, if no cause ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Itchy bumps at back of neck near hairline losing hair what could this be? Could it be sebhorreic dermatitis?
Lower estrogen level: There can be several things but the most common in a 40 yo is lower estrogen as one approaches menopause, or the mildly elevated androgen production that one sees around menopause. However one must consider an endocrine tumor. The physician should ask other questions such as change in voice, change in periods, hair growth in other areas, medications, muscle hypertrophy, etc. ? Endocrine w/u. ...Read more
Random patches on legs & arms of 2-3 follicles that don't have hair. I shave both and get frequent ingrown hairs, could this just be follicle damage?
Hair follicles : Yes. This can be mild ingrown hairs, mild infection of hair follicles, follicular eczema, or just a bad razor. Hair follicles need to be moisturized with a creamy soap. The most important thing is that your razor is not kept in a moist area. It must be kept dry and sharp. If you keep it in the bath or shower, change it weekly. Use a different razor to shave your pubic area to avoid cross infection ...Read more
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