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Melasma: Melasma is caused by hormones in women usually associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy, etc. It can appear brown, gray, or brown-black. Other causes of gray discoloration are sun damage, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, reaction to medications (ie: minocycline). ...Read more
30 year old woman have lots of gray hairs in hair and now noticing some on arms and in eyebrows and it's depressing me. I'm very stressed what do I do?
Gray hair: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role in early graying- we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc, Vit B or other nutritional deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty ...Read more
I am a natural red head and I'm 26 years old but has a god portion of grey highligts already what is the cause?
Grey hair: Early graying of hair tends to run along family lines. Genetics are the most likely cause. ...Read more
I am 22 and right now I have around 15-20 grey hairs on my head. What should I do now to sto them from growing more in number?
Dye: The only thing you can do is to dye the hair. ...Read more
My son is 3 years old and I see gray and white strands of hair on his head. What should I do? I have noticed that the hair on his head is turning white and gray. Should I be worried? What should I do?
The: The best thing would be to take him to your pediatrician and see if he has a possible nutritional deficiency or hormonal imbalance. They can perform tests to be sure there is no obvious cause of this, and as that is quite a rare problem in a 3 year old he will need a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Finding small grey stones in my bed that are flat and easily broken. No fluid on them; dry. They are under my back or around my head area. What is I?
Strange but: Before you go to bed tonight, change your sheets and covers, wash you hair thoroughly in the shower and brush it out before you go to bed and see what happens ...Read more
Hi I have gray hair on my head and it is constantly increasing what should I do to stop it. My age is 22 and I am a boy.
Not much you can do: You can except it as part of your uniqueness or dye your hair. The best prediction of how soon your hair will gray, and how much grey hair you will have in at a given age is your parents' hair. Although largely determined by hereditary although environmental factors do contribute to graying hair. Because stress is a proposed contributor, try relaxation techniques and stress reduction. ...Read more
Really greying?: Sometimes melanin pigment deposits can give appearance of graying. This is normal. In older age grey plaque in sclera are normal. If your sclera is progressively getting grey it may be thinning due to "collagen vascular diseases', although rare but since you are only 34 you must see an ophthalmologist that then will refer you to a rheumatologist for more workup & diagnosis if necessary. ...Read more
Arcus senilis: Arcus senilis is a blue gray ; white arc or ring that forms around the cornea of the eye. It is very common in older adults. It can be associated with a higher than normal blood cholesterol level (so check that out) but can be a genetic variation also; it does not cause problems with vision and does not need treatment. ...Read more
Great eye dots: Your description is most likely consistent with gray spots corresponding the deep vessels in the sclera (white of eye). It has probably been present for quite some time and you just did not notice it. Other issues can cause this appearance so if this is a new finding or if it is changing, you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more
Blue sclera: What you are most likely noticing is something called blue sclera, in areas where the tough white connective tissue covering the eye (sclera) is thin enough to show the underlying vascular layer (choroid). This oftentimes can occur alone with no other issues, but it can also be found in certain rare connective tissue diseases. It's probably fine, but I would have a pediatrician take a look at it. ...Read more
Hi m south indian. Why doesn't shaving my head restore my grey hairs with black ones? The black hair cell died?
Gray Hair: Hair turns gray because of age and genetics, in that genes regulate the exhaustion of the pigmentary potential of each individual hair follicle. This occurs at different rates in different hair follicles. For some people it occurs rapidly, while in others it occurs slowly over several decades. Once the pigment is depleted, the hair will be gray or white and will never have pigment again. ...Read more
I am from south india and I am a 28 year old male. Does the turning of some of my hairs on my head into grey color has got something to do with my ocd?
Depends: Having ocd won't turn your hair grey, but u certainly could become obsessed with greying hair. If part of your ocd is hair pulling, this is a different question. Repeated plucking of hair from the same follicle can change the hair that follicle grows, including loss of pigmentation, which is what causes greying. In addition to anafrinil, are you in therapy? Exposure therapy works well for this. ...Read more
Finding some (20-40) grey hairs on my head. I'm on my second course of accutane. Could it be caused by Accutane? I'm 27 and have never seen this befor
Hello sir, I have got grey hair in my beard not much in my hair on the head, would like to know the cause & solution for the same or some dye that i?
None: If I can tell u a reason I will get noble prize! Of course there are so many dyes. Be careful for allergies. ...Read more
Is it possible to change your eye color? I am perfecty happy with my eyes but I was just interested. Is is possible to go from say a grey eye to a green eye? And can they make different patterns?
No: No real permanent ways to do this that are safe. Colored contact lenses are really the only good way to do this. ...Read more
Several possible: Reasons, ranging from normal variant to serious problem of the sclera. See eye md if you have any pain blurring or were born with brittle bones (extremely rare, you probably don't have that). ...Read more
Probably not serious: But there are several possible causes. If you have pain/discomfort then get it checked out. Meanwhile take a picture of it so that you can track it for any changes. ...Read more
Probably nothing: But you may want to get your carotids checked out. You need a good physical exam. ...Read more
Genes?: Do or did any of your family members have greying at your age or earlier? It could possibly be just genetics. Stress plays a huge factor as we'll. If you can diminish your stress level, that will be a first step. Secondly malnutrition can cause greying, meaning not eating nutritional meals. Thirdly defieciency in zinc has been shown to cause early greying. ...Read more
Definitely get exam: This could be anything from a visual migraine to a tia. The fact that the gray area is in a quadrant does suggest a possible cerebral problem (visual pathways in the brain rather than from the eye itself), but a direct problem in the eye is still possible. An eye exam by an ophthalmologist and possibly a visual field test will help to determine the cause. ...Read more
My son has a small round gray speck on the pupil of his eye. He can feel it, almost like a grain of sand.
Needs evaluation: If it is as you say this could be an embedded piece of metal or other dust that needs to be removed or it could distort a larger area on the eye. HAve him see his doc and s/he can decide if an eye doc should be consulted. I have removed these occasionally with techniques I learned during training. ...Read more
I had a gray out. Lost all vision in one eye temporarily while working online and getting stressful email. What was that?
Get checked: May have been an ocular migraine, but another possibility is amaurosis fugax, related to impairment of blood supply and possibly associated with increased risk of stroke. You should have a dilated eye exam, screening for blood pressure/cholesterol and possibly additional testing such as an ultrasound of your carotid arteries. ...Read more
I accidently looked into a bright lightbuld it hurt ny eye, next day a lil grey dot appeared on top center vision. Should I be concerened?
What's wrong with me? Occasionally I will get a head-rush sensation, then my left eye will lose sight. Turn grey and last for couple minutes
My son is 14 and has moles on his back with pinkish white circles around them and a couple on his head with grey hair growing out of them. Serious?
Halo nevus: At times there is a whitish halo that surrounds a mole. A so called halo nevus it is impossible to know for sure unless a dermatologist evaluates the area. The key is determining whether the mole is abnormal or not. See your dermatologist. ...Read more
I'm just 16 years old, but I have some gray hair on the temples of my head. I've read on some rus, german sites that I can cure gray hair at this age.
Gray hair: I doubt that it will work save your money. ...Read more
I have brown eyes and I have gray blue green rings outside out the eye twice change pure hazel and once blue then I notice golden dark brown greenish?
Lovely. Pigmentation changes. It isn't usually a sign of disease BUT if it were it would be a mineral pigment disease such as
WILSON's DISEASE (copper, ring is copper colored)
or hemosiderosis (iron, ring is iron colored. But skin is steel colored... grey, more noticeable than eye). ...Read more