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Why does ear wax turn black?

Why does ear wax turn black?

Oxidation ?: Long standing cerumen in the ear canal can turn black by oxidation. Not to worry except to make sure it is not a blood clot. ...Read more

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3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

Oculocutaneous: Albinism is a group of 4 conditions, each caused by a specific gene mutation inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. When both parents carry the gene mutation, each of their children has a 25% chance of having oca. See his pediatrician ; a pediatric ophthalmologist for diagnosis ; referral to a geneticist if he has it. Lack of melanin in the retina causes vision problems, so you need to know. ...Read more

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My hair is turning gray, dermatologist prescribed PABA tablet does using this tablet also darken my skin color?

My hair is turning gray, dermatologist prescribed PABA tablet does using this tablet also darken my skin color?

While this: product is used in sunscreen to block UV light and found in folic acid, It's ability to darken hair or treat vitiligo has mixed reviews. While I don't believe it will hurt you I am not sure how much it will help. And no it should not darken your skin unless you have areas of lost pigment, and there the results again are mixed. ...Read more

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Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Spreading rash: The location and quality of rash sounds like you have an extensive case of psoriasis. You need tobeunderthe care of a dermatologist, prefably one affiliated with a teaching institution. ...Read more

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Sensitive scalp! Little bumps&dandruff&thinning hair in front/mid.So I want to go from darkbrown2blonde w/out coloring roots. Should I??

Sensitive scalp! Little bumps&dandruff&thinning hair in front/mid.So I want to go from darkbrown2blonde w/out coloring roots. Should I??

No contraindication: Medically, there is not contraindication, but it is possible the dye will cause discomfort on your sensitive skin. The decision is based on your cosmetic needs and willingness to experience discomfort. Consult with a dermatologist to understand why your scalp is sensitive. ...Read more

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Treated seborheic derm.itching alot where Rogaine (minoxidil) is applied . When can I color roots of my hair? Hair is very fine. Safe , if keep color off scalp?

Treated seborheic derm.itching alot where Rogaine (minoxidil) is applied . When can I  color roots of my hair? Hair is very fine. Safe , if keep color off scalp?

Confusing: Are you reacting to minoxidil (Rogaine) as a few people do? Or do you have seborrheic dermatitis? These are 2 different things. Do you have sores or badly inflamed skin? Sounds like you need a dermatology consult more than you need hair color. ...Read more

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Ringing in ear after ENT removed hair from ear drum w/noyes forecps.Hurt bad jumped off table.Now he wants hearing aids?

Ringing in ear after ENT removed hair from ear drum w/noyes forecps.Hurt bad jumped off table.Now he wants hearing aids?

Really.......: In my opinion you need a second opinion...... Not disrespectful to the ENT but, seems like a large jump if you had no hearing problems before. The ent's are the best at evaluating and treating ear drum problems. ...Read more

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Does this sound like impacted ear wax-ringing&'bubbling' fluid sound in ears, reduced hearing, brown discharge; habit of sticking cotton buds down deep?

Does this sound like impacted ear wax-ringing&'bubbling' fluid sound in ears, reduced hearing, brown discharge; habit of sticking cotton buds down deep?

Yes it does: But other more serious conditions such as infection is likely. You should go see a doctor to make sure that this just is simple cerumen impaction. ...Read more

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Can the liquid wax paraffinum liquidum be topical applied to hair without blocking vitamin absorption? It's in a hair styling product I have. Thanks

Can the liquid wax  paraffinum liquidum be topical applied to hair without blocking vitamin absorption? It's in a hair styling product I have. Thanks

Paraffinum: liquidum is a form of mineral oil. It is a common ingredient in cosmetics including hair products. It has been regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and in the amounts found in common hair products can be considered safe. I doubt it would measurably affect vitamin absorption. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I'vedone ndyag test for shoulder telangectasia then skin turned dark red&used antiinfl.Cream, crust's formed&when detached, there's a light brown discol

I'vedone ndyag test for shoulder telangectasia then skin turned dark red&used antiinfl.Cream, crust's formed&when detached, there's a light brown discol

See your doc: Not knowing the exact appearance make it difficult to answer. However, if you are having a problem after a laser procedure you should return to the person who did the procedure. Laser treated blood vessels can turn brownish but you should see your doc to be sure. ...Read more

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Derm said didnt see seb.dermatitis scalp now.Losing hair , she said use pill and/or Rogaine (minoxidil). I think the shampoos damaged my hair why lose hair still?

Derm said didnt see seb.dermatitis scalp now.Losing hair , she said use pill and/or Rogaine (minoxidil). I think the shampoos damaged my hair why lose hair still?

Derm=low-tech; body=: Hi-Tech & most such issues remain well beyond current knowledge/understanding. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures sending >1,000,000 orders/sec brain?body with similar feedback, this is the real Hi-Tech. Medicine=Low-Tech attempting to play catchup. Control of blood supply to hair follicle (Rogain=vasodilator), hormonal issues (dihydrotestosterone, etc) & genes are some of the issues. ...Read more

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Was born with mole on head.Will bleaching hair cause mole to turn into melanoma?Is it safe to bleach my hair?Bleach will be on scalp. Not dye, bleach.

Was born with mole on head.Will bleaching hair cause mole to turn into melanoma?Is it safe to bleach my hair?Bleach will be on scalp. Not dye, bleach.

Moles and Melanoma: Moles should be checked periodically for changes. Moles greater than 1 cm in diameter have a slightly higher risk of cancer, and are often removed to be certain they are ok. Chronic skin irritation is associated with cancer, but occasional bleaching is not. Sun exposure is, so hats and sunscreen are helpful. ...Read more

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Does murine earigate work on cloggged ear wax?

Does murine earigate work on cloggged ear wax?

It can: In general I am not a fan of home remedies to remove wax. In almost all cases your trying to remove wax will make your ears worse. If your ears are clogged and your hearing impaired you can try irrigating with murine. If they get worse you need to see an ENT to get them cleared out with suction. ...Read more

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Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?

Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?

Ear dermatitis /numb: Is it just dermatitis (eczema) or psoriasis? and though not the usual rash make sure with numbness it is not lyme disease. Sometimes get scalp dermatitis from food allergies , so may do elimination diet off dairy x 14 days then off gluten x 14 and see if a difference. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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I have brown hair brown eyes , husband has blue eyes blonde hair fair skin, will baby most likely have brown eyes and brown hair?

I have brown hair brown eyes , husband has blue eyes blonde hair fair skin, will baby most likely have brown eyes and brown hair?

Difficult to say: The genetics of human eye and hair color are very complex--you can pin the odds down better the more genetic history of eye and hair color you can obtain--siblings, parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, great-aunts and uncles. There are odds tables based on this information. ...Read more