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Varies: Some is hereditary. Wermer's is very well-known but rare. The 1% or so of healthy people who carry ataxia-telangiectasia may go gray fast. Stress can produce telogen effluvium with more rapid hair turnover and (maybe) earlier gray. Nobody knows. Live a vibrant life, enjoying others and being enjoyable yourself, and your hair color makes no difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: The prescription latisse, (bimatoprost) does have a known side effect of turning blue eyes brown.--this is rare. If you use this product, be careful and apply a small amount only to your lash line. In my opinion, however, the more commonly seen side-effect from the above product is causing the skin around your eyes to darken. ...Read more
No: Eyebrow and hair color can change as a newborn ages. ...Read more
My husband is blonde hair blue eyes. Im half Asian and white black hair brown eyes our daughter came out blonde hair blue eyes. How does that work?
Dominant traits: It appears that those traits that your daughter has are dominant and just happen to be the traits that your husband has. ...Read more
Eyebrow Loss/Growth: Eyebrow loss can be due to aging, injury, trauma or medical conditions. For most cases of eyebrow loss, an eyebrow transplant is required to restore hair follicles into the bare or bald area. A NeoGraft FUE eyebrow transplant is a comfortable outpatient procedure that takes just a few hours to complete and leaves no linear scar. Cosmetic healing requires a few days and the results are permanent. ...Read more
Alopecia: It seems like you might have alopecia areata which is a disorder where the immune system destroys the hairs. It can often be successfully treated by your dermatologist. They will also want to check to be sure that no other autoantibodies exist in your body. Go see your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have brown hair brown eyes , husband has blue eyes blonde hair fair skin, will baby most likely have brown eyes and brown hair?
Difficult to say: The genetics of human eye and hair color are very complex--you can pin the odds down better the more genetic history of eye and hair color you can obtain--siblings, parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, great-aunts and uncles. There are odds tables based on this information. ...Read more
Hair gets its color: from a pigment called melanin. Melanin-producing melanocyte cells position themselves at the skin surface above the root of the hair follicle. As the hair grows through the skin melanocytes inject their pigment/melanin into the hair. As we age, most people experience a reduction in melanin and the hair remains white/gray/uncolored. Genes are main influence on when this occurs. Stay well:) ...Read more
I am experiencing hair loss (quality: receding hairline) and thin hair.Doing Nail rubbing,experienced new hairs on bald patches but hair still fallin?
SMALL BLOND HAIRS?: NEW GROWTH? POSSIBLY. SEE IT AFTER 3 OR 4 WEEKS. GOOD LUCK. ...Read more
Circle cut near hair follicles high on my forehead scrapes skin , didn't heal normal now its a raised dark pigmented dry thick bump/scar derm apt 2mor?
Exam needed: Hard to know without exam. How long ago was the injury? Sounds like you have a derm appointment. The derm will tell you if anything needs to be done now. Normally, one would wait up to one year to decide if scar modification is needed. Consider seeing a board certified facial plastic surgeon ...Read more
Scaly skin, sparse pubic hair, patchy mustache, and underarm hair loss, generalized diffuse hair loss on scalp, slow hair growth, and normal tsh? How?
Genetics: is the most likely reason.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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