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Female Chin Hair
29 yo female start having hairs chin, (TSH, Testos, FSH, LH, DHEA, hba1c 5.2, fgp 4,6) normal, Low hdl, irreg periods, no FHX DM or hirsutism, 80kg-17?
Depends on age: It is normal for girls to have fine (vellus) hair on the face. At puberty, some girls will develop a few dark (terminal) hairs as circulating hormones (estrogen, testosterone) increase. Heredity is a strong predictor of facial hair and it is common for women in certain ethnic groups. Heavy facial hair (hirsutism) is abnormal especially if accompanied by voice change, irregular periods and balding. ...Read more
Im a female,27 if I shave my head would it grow back?my hair is so damaged all the way from root to tip I don't see any other options
Various ways: Laser works best for dark hairs since it targets the dark pigment in the root of the hair. Lighter hair is more difficult to remove but with multiple laser sessions is sometimes effective. Often you need to use electrolysis to permanently remove them - find someone with experience, you can also use vaniqua which slows hair growth while it is used regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 year old lady and has fast hair growth on chin and other areas. Need home remedies.Please help!
Hair Removal: The best and easiest way to remove unwanted chin hair is plucking or tweezing. If there are only a couple of hairs on the chin it may be best to get rid of them with a pair of tweezers. This method might be slightly painful but gives you the desired results immediately. Some people even use hair removal creams to eliminate chin hair. ...Read more
Hi I'm a 26 year old female and my hair has been falling out a lot lately. How can I make my scalp & head of hair stronger as I'm afraid of thinning?
Real or not?: Often hair loss is a subjective experience. However if in fact you are loosing hair at an increased rate, there can by many possible causes. Some of the more common causes are stress, hormones, thyroid abnormalities and autoimmune conditions. Often the hair will grow back after a stressor; look for new hair growth along the hairline, if it is there that is a good sign. See a doctor for more. ...Read more
I am a 30 year old female & over the past 6 months have noticed my hair noticeably thinning & my head sweats excessively. Can this be a tyroid issue?
I am a 37 yesr old female who has hair growing on my chin and underneath. It started in my mid 20's & is getting worse now; 3-6 hairs every few days.?
Hairy women: Increased hair growth is called hirsuitism.N it is a reaction of certain hair follicle to more circulating androgens in your body either from the ovaries, testosterone. Or from the adrenal glands dhea-s. Or both androstenedione. The most common cause is poly cystic ovarian syndrome. There are many other serious causes, best to see your physician who can work your condition up. ...Read more
Hair growth is increasing slowly on my body. I have to trim monthly.Othrwise they grow much.head hair falling speedily.im 31 years old unmaried female?
Hirsutism + alopecia: Hyperandrogenism may be leading to what sounds like hirsutism (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hirsutism/basics/definition/con-20028919) & male pattern baldness (yes, I know you're female: http://goo.gl/RrYj7U). Maybe I jumped to conclusion & it's hair loss (alopecia) due to excess thyroid hormone or stress or infection or immune system issue. Bottom line, go see Family Doc for eval ...Read more
Could be PCOS ...: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is the #1 cause of unwanted hair. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular/no periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Adrenal gland problems can also cause xs hair. See an OB or rei / fertility md. ...Read more
I'm female and I seem to be growing a beard. I have thick dark hairs growing on my chin and down my neck. What can I do?
Hirsutism: You should see your GP to be evaluated for endocrine problems. Ovarian or adrenal dysfunction can cause hair growth you describe, or it could be normal. If no problem is found you can consider having the hair removed by cosmetic means. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Are there natural products to use for hair thinning? Also, I believe my head is shrinking. 44 yr old female..I'm concerned...especially about my hair
Well I doubt your: head is shrinking, but if you are losing hair, it may appear smaller because of less hair on your head. There are a lot of natural supplements out there. I have only done research on the Viviscal supplement with great results. Hope that helps. But i would certainly see dermatologist to make sure you are not losing your hair due to thyroid disease or iron deficiency ...Read more
Lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer