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What would cause a todder's eyelashes to turn grey or white?

What would cause a todder's eyelashes to turn grey or white?

Inflammation: The white lashes may be congenital or hereditary, but the child should be examined for inflammation in the eyes to rule out vkh(vogt, koynagi harada's disease). ...Read more

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My eyelashes are suddenly turning blonde, not grey. I'm in my mid 50's. What could cause this to occur?

My eyelashes are suddenly turning blonde, not grey.  I'm in my mid 50's.  What could cause this to occur?

E-l's turning blonde: It could be some chemical reaction,... have you applied any face pack or chemicals? Vitiligo is a condition that can cause skin (and hair) de-pigmentation, which could theoretically affect the eye lashes, although rare. See the Ophthalmologist for an exam, best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 31 and saw a couple of grey eyelashes. I know that eyelashes don't start going grey until 70's. Is this a serious concern. Should I see a doctor?

I'm 31 and saw a couple of grey eyelashes. I know that eyelashes don't start going grey until 70's. Is this a serious concern. Should I see a doctor?

Graying: Although Graying of lashes,brows,and all other hair usually occur with aging, it certainly can occur at a earlier age.You should not be concerned. ...Read more

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Why did obama go gray so fast?

Why did obama go gray so fast?

Hard job: To the extent that grey hair start is due to stress and the difficulty of a job, obama has the toughest job on the planet. This may have contributed to his seemingly premature or rapid onset greyness. ...Read more

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Why are my porcelain crowns light blueish/gray?

Why are my porcelain crowns light blueish/gray?

Likely PFMs: How old are they? Is the color mostly at the gums? Pfm's are porcelain fused to metal crowns so there is a layer of metal under the pocelain that can transmit light through the porcelain where it is thin. If this is the case then you could have them replaced with metal free crowns for esthetics. ...Read more

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What is the composition of eyelashes?

What is the composition of eyelashes?

Keratin: An eyelash is composed of a hair shaft (or hair fiber) which is made up of a protein called keratin. ...Read more

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Any eyelash growth products that works?

Any eyelash growth products that works?

Latisse (bimatoprost): Latisse (bimatoprost) is only drug which is fda approved for eyelash growth. Revitalash used to have the same ingredient as latisse, (bimatoprost) but this has been removed for that product. ...Read more

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What are the causes of premature graying?

What are the causes of premature graying?

Blame Genetics: When you're born, your genes are already hardwired for when and how your hair will turn gray. ...Read more

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Eyelashes don't feel sensitive, why is that?

Eyelashes don't feel sensitive, why is that?

Interesting question: This is a very rare symptom. The eyelashes are normally very sensitive to the lightest touch, but this a function of the sensitivity of the skin at the follicle. Anything causing reduced sensation of the eyelid skin could cause this. This can be from a dysfunction of the trigeminal nerve that supplies sensation to the face, a prior viral infection (herpes, shingles), or a neurological problem. ...Read more