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How Can I Stop Myself From Pulling Out My Hair
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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