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Doctor insights on: How To Keep Hair In The Anagen Phase

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If hair has a resting phase, why do I have to shave more than 365 times a year?

If hair has a resting phase, why do I have to shave more than 365 times a year?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

It depends: The hormonal system that makes oubic hair is totally separate from the system that causes the rest of puberty. See his pediatrician. They can tell by examining him if true puberty is on the way. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

Tough one: 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

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What can I do to keep healthy hair?

What can I do to keep healthy hair?

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

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How can I keep from losing my hair?

How can I keep from losing my hair?

Age and other factor: Work up from a medical doctor is needed to know the cause. ...Read more

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I keep finding dry blood in my hair?

I keep finding dry blood in my hair?

Blood in hair: Please see your doctor. You MAY have a skin disorder. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why is it that I keep getting ingrown hairs?

Why is it that I keep getting ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs: If you shave, wax or tweeze a hair – it may grow back into the skin (especially if curly.) ...Read more

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How to keep hair from growing on your chest?

How to keep hair from growing on your chest?

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

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Why do I keep getting small ingrown hairs all the time?

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

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How can I be on a diet but keep hair in good condition?

How can I be on a diet but keep hair in good condition?

Hair Health: Don't diet drastically and ensure that you get adequate nutrients. Consider using olive oil as a conditioner. ...Read more

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How can I keep my hair while going through chemotherapy?

How can I keep my hair while going through chemotherapy?

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

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Does antoxid hc leads to white hairs if keep taking for several days? Thx.

Does antoxid hc leads to white hairs if keep taking for several days? Thx.

???: There is no medication that can do that in several days.

That is next to impossible. Provided you take it by mouth. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting really long hairs out my bum & then it hurts afterwards?

Why do I keep getting really long hairs out my bum & then it hurts afterwards?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How to keep my hair longer?

How to keep my hair longer?

Please discuss: Please discuss with your dermatologist and cosmetologist. They both help you manage this so you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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How do I keep hair volume being thin?

How do I keep hair volume being thin?

Thyroid check: Some thinning can be due to age and genetics. However, there are some medical causes and primary care evaluation would be helpful. As an example, elevated thyroid hormone can thin hair and would be a treatable condition if caught. ...Read more

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How should I keep my hair stronger!?

How should I keep my hair stronger!?

Vitamins: There are vitamins with antioxidant for hair and nails that you can try to help your hair. ...Read more

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How to keep your hair not frizzy if it is really curly?

How to keep your hair not frizzy if it is really curly?

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

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I keep feeling there's something crawling in my hair. Is this bad?

I keep feeling there's something crawling in my hair. Is this bad?

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

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How can I slow down the sweeting I do? I sweet so much I can't keep my hair dry in the summer.

How can I slow down the sweeting I do? I sweet so much I can't keep my hair dry in the summer.

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