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I am a dog groomer and I have severe hair splinters in both hands and infections. I have permanent holes from them. What can I do. My hands hurt!

I am a dog groomer and I have severe hair splinters in both hands and infections.  I have permanent holes from them. What can I do. My hands hurt!

Family practice : You'll have to stop hair grooming for awhile unless you can wear gloves. Being a diabetic you are more prone to infections you need to have your wounds checked out treat with antibiotics. Make sure your tetanus booster is utd. ...Read more

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I got an splinter today,a small piece of hair got under my skin,tried to bite it off,it went inside and I got a blister,can it go into my bloodstream?

I got an splinter today,a small piece of hair got under my skin,tried to bite it off,it went inside and I got a blister,can it go into my bloodstream?

No but: it can cause an infection and THAT can go into your bloodstream. You have to monitor that hair splinter closely, if it swells up, gets purulent (pus coming out), hurts, gets hot, etc. signs of abscess then you need to get medical attention right away. Hope this helps and thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

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How does hair grow?

Hair growth: Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Each phase has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. All three phases occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another is in the telogen phase. ...Read more

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How do i regain my hair?

How was it lost?: You need to help us out with more details. Perhaps a formal consult? ...Read more

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What causes hair to shed?

What causes hair to shed?

Stress is number one: Normal hair loss is about 100 hair/day ... Stress, lack of adequate nutritional support, anemia, thyroid issues, dandruff are some additional common causes. ...Read more

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I want my hair long back?

I want my hair long back?

Stay healthy: The best way to grow hair naturally is to stay healthy: regular exercises and eating a well-balanced diet to provide your body with the necessary nutrients for it support growth and repair. If u recently had a baby or went off the pills, hair loss can occur, but will get them back. Stimulate/massage your scalp regularly to keep a good blood supply. There isn't much else you can do. Good luck. ...Read more