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How can I stop myself from pulling out my hair?

Several methods: There are behavioral therapies , cognitive therapies , and medication that can be used separately or in concert with each other to help with pulling out hair. ...Read more

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I can't stop pulling out my hair. What is this? Im a female.

I can't stop pulling out my hair. What is this? Im a female.

Trichotillomania: Trichotillomania is the compulsive urge to pull out your hair. It is often treatable. There are both medications that help with this compulsive disorder and therapy. Please seek medical consultation. ...Read more

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I can't stop pulling out my hair. How do I control these stron urges?

I can't stop pulling out my hair. How do I control these stron urges?

I would encourage : You to seek a mental health evaluation. Trichotillomania is a treatable condition. Sometimes psychotropic medications are used as well as behavioral modification or cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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It's been years that i can't stop pulling out my hair, i've tried stoping but i can't, what's the most usefull medication that doesn't have side affect?

It's  been years that i can't stop pulling out my hair, i've tried stoping but i can't, what's the most usefull medication that doesn't have side affect?

Trichotillomania: This is a common compulsion and is probably largely genetic; it's not a weakness or moral flaw. A physician who knows how to deal with these things can suggest medication though this isn't going to be a cure-all. There may be behavioral interventions; get a good guide here & agree on a reasonable goal. And i think a crewcut looks great on both genders. ...Read more

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My scalp is scaling and hurts I keep pulling out my hair what will help me?

My scalp is scaling and hurts I keep pulling out my hair what will help me?

Visit a skin doctor: A dermatologist should be able to figure out why a person's scalp is scaling and painful. Possible causes include a bacterial infection, a fungal infection, a poorly healing wound from excessive scratching, psoriasis, etc... The dermatologist may take samples for a culture, to see what germs are there. Sometimes, dermatologists will do a biopsy to see if there is an underlying skin disorder. ...Read more

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I find myself pulling out my hair. If i'm not doing it i get an annoying feeling in my scalp and i start pulling or messing with my eyebrows.

I find myself pulling out my hair. If i'm not doing it i get an annoying feeling in my scalp and i start pulling or messing with my eyebrows.

Psychiatrist: I recommend that you have an evaluation and treatment for this compulsive behavior called trichotillomania. A psychiatrist would be best qualified to evaluate you and treat you if that's what he/she feels is the problem. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my children are pulling out their hair, what do I do?

What do you suggest if my children are pulling out their hair, what do I do?

Usually psychiatric : It depends on the age. If it's an older child, you worry about depression, OCD or stress. i'd discuss it with the child's physician or psychologist. ...Read more

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Pulling out hair and eating it. Is this a sickness?

Pulling out hair and eating it. Is this a sickness?

Trichotillomania: If it is a chronic behavior than it may be a variant of trichotillomania . Recommend getting assistance from a psychologist or pyschiatrist if you suffer from this compulsion. There may be a pica component as well. Be aware that you could develop a bezore. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a habit of pulling out my eyebrow hairs and have a small patch where there's no hair on each side. How long will it take to grow back?

Hi, I have a habit of pulling out my eyebrow hairs and have a small patch where there's no hair on each side. How long will it take to grow back?

Could be permanent : Unfortunately if the follicle has been permanently destroyed. An off label option could be trying restasis which can restart the growth phase of the hair follicle. I have tried this in my chemotherapy patients and have seen some benefit but there are no studies to support it. ...Read more