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Body Hair (Definition)

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


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Will Accutane acne pills inhibit or reduce body hair?

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 more

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Can Accutane reduce body hair at all when taking it for acne?

Can Accutane reduce body hair at all when taking it for acne?

Probably not: Accutane works on acne. There is little to suggest that you would get any significant long term results unless you got an unusual side effect. Accutane does not affect hormones to fix the acne, so it probably will do nothing to treat other hormone related problems. ...Read more

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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'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?

Slower hair: Growth. This MAY be related to hormone levels. Please see your doc to make sure all is well. Sometimes hair color is changing, i.e., getting gray and it looks like slower growth. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I decrease my body hair?

It depends: If you are female with a hormone problem such as pcos, then medical treatment may help. Otherwise, laser hair removal, intense pulsed light, shaving and waxing all work. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

Possible: Most, but definitely not all, women w/pcos are overweight = but up to 30% of women are estimated to have some degree of pcos, so there are some of normal weight. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Do the birth control pills that improve girls' acne also help decrease their body hair?

Do the birth control pills that improve girls' acne also help decrease their body hair?

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 more

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What is the best way to deal with unwanted male body hair?

What is the best way to deal with unwanted male body hair?

Many choices: Some women prefer a smooth man, others like abundant body hair. For now, a good electric razor is your answer, or ask your barber about other possibilities including waxing. When it's clear you're going to be with your wife for the duration of your life, and she agrees that some of your body hair can go, electrolysis is easy and effective. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for your body hair to grow?

Here's the Hair: Many sites on the body grow at different rates. Hair can grow 1 cm per month on the scalp and yet barely is even detectable growth in a month on the eyebrows. There are several stages of hair growth, and when you talk about actual growing hairs, that is the anagen phase. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of sudden loss of facial and body hair on women?

Alopecia Areata: The most common cause of sudden hair loss is called alopecia areata. This condition is unknown cause, but it is thought to be a temporary immune reaction against one's own hair follicles. Often seen in children in the spotty variant is known as alopecia areata. If the spots are everywhere it is known as alopecia totals. It is necessary to see a dermatologist for this diagnosis to be made correctly. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with male body hair when there are lots of it?

What is the best way to deal with male body hair when there are lots of it?

Enjoy or remove it: Many men (and I suspect many women) like abundant body hair, while others prefer a smooth man. I hope you like whatever your genes gave you, but if you / she prefer less, an electric shaver, your barber's advice on hair removal / wax, or (if you're sure it's right for you and your wife) electrolysis / laser treatment. ...Read more

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Body hair won't stop growing? Shouldn't body hair stop after a certain length?

Body hair won't stop growing?  Shouldn't body hair stop after a certain length?

No: There is no "magic" length where hair stops growing. As long as it is not plucked, cut, burnt or otherwise maimed, the hair follicle can continue to lengthen the hair indefinitely as long as it has sources of dietary protein. ...Read more

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Can it be said that men in the younger generation have lost most of their body hair?

Can it be said that men in the younger generation have lost most of their body hair?

No: They're shaving it, as fashions change. The 'pop' / 'green' claim that we're being unmasculinized by whatever real or imaginary pollutant isn't holdling up. Forty years in medicine doing physical exams simply doesn't support -- in my experience -- the idea that the distribution of body hair is changing. ...Read more

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Should guys wax body hair?

Grooming: This is not a question for the doctor. Medicine is to remain silent on these personal choice issues. You get to choose your personal hygiene. ...Read more

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Does exercise reduce body hair?

Does exercise reduce body hair?

No: No. Unless your treadmill has a laser hair removal system attached to it. ...Read more

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How to reduce my body hair growth?

How to reduce my body hair growth?

Why do you ask?: If you're male, many women like a hairy guy and most other men are at least a little jealous. Even if you prefer smooth, you can shave for now (or get "manscaped") and wait until you're in a stable marriage and let her decide whether to opt for electrolysis / laser. If you're a woman, your physician can advise whether there's a hormonal issue and about treatment if you desire it. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop body hair growth?

Body Hair: There is no way to stop the growth of body hair, unless laser hair removal is used repeatedly for dark hairs. ...Read more

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Does masturbating more increase body hair?

No: Not even on your palms! Lots of myths about masturbation are completely false. ...Read more

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How come menopausal woman lose body hair?

How come menopausal woman lose body hair?

Menopausal Hair Loss: 75 percent of menopausal women suffer from female pattern hair loss. Menopausal women with this condition often see extensive hair loss from the top of their head. They also might notice that individual strands of hair become smaller in diameter, which increases the appearance of excessive hair loss. ...Read more

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How does one deal with excessive body hair?

How does one deal with excessive body hair?

Several ways: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What ethnic groups have a lot of body hair?

All: Family history is most important in determining this. ...Read more

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Why does body hair grow before facial hair?

Why does body hair grow before facial hair?

Hair: This is not always the case. Your hair is controlled by your genetic make up. You should see your dermatologist to make sure you are not having skin disease. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop my body hair growth?

What should I do to stop my body hair growth?

Your options: If you have hair someplace that you are sure you don't want it, electrolysis is your best option. Especially if you're a man, you may want to wait until you're married and find out what she prefers. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could body hair signal the end of height growth?

Not necessarily: Increasing body hair is derived from hormonal influences of the adrenal glands. It may precede the onset of puberty by a year or more in some kids. As puberty progresses, the amount of body continues to increase. Since its onset and expression is so variable, I find it a poor indicator of when or if further growth will occur. ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more