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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 more
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.
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 more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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