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Does Accutane Also Decrease Body Hair Over Time
Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a ...Read more
Who knows???: Accutane has been associated with both hair loss and unwanted hair growth. There are actually a number of things like this in medicine, which i always find fascinating. Non-stertoidals (nsaids), such as ibuprofen, for instance can be associated with constipation or diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 35 y/o male and for some time now I have noticed that my facial and body hair growth has significantly slow down. Is this part of aging?
I have tingling and see movement under my skin at times I could see my body hair moving with no explanation... this happens in all of my body.
Talk to your doctor: Not an emergency, but you should see a doctor for evaluation of your symptoms. ...Read more
Unlikely that: There is therapy for this, but discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Prickly itchy rash shows raised bumps, when scratch swell into raised strips. Lasts few mins. Affects diff area of body/hair & diff time. No reason.
Dermatographism: If your rash is a flat one and scratching it causing raised strip, you have dermatographism meaning that your skin is oversensitive. If it is bothersome, taking an otc antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine) will likely control it. Else it is not a major health issue. As always, mention this to your doctor when you see him/her next time. ...Read more
23 yr.Not overweight(115lbs, 5"3'). Get periods 10-11 times a year. They are always late but they usually come. Excessive body hair. Could I have pcod?
But...: Medical therapy to prevent new hair growth will not eliminate hair that is already present. Depending on the color and thickness of the hair these can be removed using lasers or electrolysis. There is also a prescription cream called vaniqa that can slow the rate of hair growth but does not actually remove it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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