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How To Keep Hair In The Anagen Phase
How long does it take a scalp hair to regrow if it is pulled out in the anagen phase? This is related to trichotillomania.
Months: It will take months for it to grow back. Hair grows about 1/4 to 1/2 inch per month. ...Read more
Good question: Here is the key: in any area of hair bearing skin there are thousands of hair follicles. However, only a few hundred of those are actively growing at one time. So some of those non-growing hair follicles are in their resting phase. ...Read more
I went thru a transgender phase for some years, had facial hair removed with laser. Smooth face. BUT now I'm man again, want facial hair! Any options?
Here are some. ..: Clinical scenario confirmed you're in M-to-F life for some years and now you wish to reverse back to a man again. Such a back & forth life is a one-way street of consuming your limited resources of life like energy, ability, time, money, anguish, etc. So, this time, before pursuing further, see experts in psychology, urology, etc. For detailed counseling to explore medical necessity & possibility. ...Read more
My 14 year old son has had small black hairs above his penis for almost a year when will the other stages of puberty follow and what is the next phase?
I have a 13 m old daughter, just wondering if this is a phase. She's always smacking herself with her hands or anything she picks up in her head hard.
Yes: Probably a silly habit she has developed. Keep an eye to be sure she doesn't develop any thing else along with the head smacking, but sounds normal to me. Run it by your pediatrician at the next well visit. ...Read more
I suffer from the delayed sleep phase disorder any shift in time schedule causes a migraine attack and pressure in the head any help to save me pain?
You obv need a strict sleep sched. Any disturb= migraines? If ur job req changes hours...Find a "9-5". Watch your diet... Sodium may a trigger
the days w migraines, do you wake w tenderness in ur facial muscles, esp cheek and temples? If so, you will need an nti migraine guard.
Proper exercise and diet will help, but night guard, good sleep are best.
Seek out dentist for nti. ...Read more
Healthy hair: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts) & vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: A woman who's developing hirsutism needs an endocrine evaluation -- there's a tumor or risk of serious endocrine troubles until proved otherwise. A man who's hairy and would rather be smooth does best to shave rather than seek laser or electrolysis removal -- there may be someone special in your future who likes it. "Manscaping" is a huge business here in the US. Enjoy yourself & best wishes. ...Read more
You may have: A common condition called "pseudo-folliculitis". There are some products that can help with this. Best to see a local dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Ask your oncologist:
Your oncologist is well informed about the issue of Hair loss with some of the chemotherapy drugs (not all of them cause this problem).
There is no fail safe method to save your hair. Cooling the head (scalp) with a special cold cap is something worth getting hold of, although it is still not widely used and its efficacy is somewhat debated. ...Read more
There is no medication that can do that in several days.
That is next to impossible. Provided you take it by mouth. ...Read more
Why? We can not say: We don't know what you really mean the long hairs coming out of your bum. Are they coming out of your anus or you mean another part of your bum. If it is of concern then get it checked by your doctor or a dermatologist ...Read more
What do you suggest if I use x out twice a day and I try my best to keep my hair away from my face. It's just not working?
Benzoyl peroxide: The active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide which can be obtained for $5 OTC in any pharmacy. This can be useful for mild teen age acne. A 49 yr old woman has a different kind of acne not usually responsive to this agent. Hair in your face is not relevant. Prescription spironolactone orally, usually 100mg once a day, costing $5 a month is usually very effective. It is very safe. Results seen in 3 mo ...Read more
What products are recommended to stop ingrown hairs? I have ingrown hairs, what should I try to keep them from developing?
It depends: The locations and how bad you need to keep it off. ...Read more
Keep getting pricking pain at the back of my head where the part in my hair is. I wear my hair up quite a bit. Also get the pains other spots on head?
The main thing: To differentiate here is whether this is coming from a skin condition such a dryness/seborrheic dermatitis or from a nerve problem such as a superficially compressed nerve near your neck. If there is no rash or skin signs, I would suspect the latter. Getting the prickling/pain in multiple spots makes evaluation even more necessary. This is something you should see your doctor about. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I started shaving the area between my eyebrows a year ago, now I have a dark dry patch there and have to keep shaving it as hair now grows there help!
Consultation: With your local beautician may be helpful. She or he can examine your hair and recommend appropriate products specific to your needs. Take care. ...Read more
Formication or bugs?: Formication is the sense that something is crawling on your skin. It has many possible causes: menopause, Morgellon's Disease, allergies, skin cancer, syphilis, diabetic neuropathy, Lyme Disease, Herpes Zoster, pesticide exposure, mercury poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, medication /drug use such as: amphetamines, cocaine, Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more
More Info Needed: Are you taking any medicines, especially for chronic pain, like Oxycontin or oxycodone? Those cause diaphoresis in many patients. There are other medications as well, some normal things cause diaphoresis, like caffeine, so think about how much coffee, tea, sodas you may consume. Lastly, there are hormonal disorders and systemic diseases that may be causing your symptoms. See your pcp if unsure. ...Read more