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How To Treat Inflamed Hair Follice
Healthy hair: Get deep conditioner. Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be tough: Sometimes cutting hair with a scissors rather than shaving can help. Avoiding a really close shave may help - shaving with the grain instead of against it, and not repeatedly going over the same area with a razor. A topical antibiotic, like prescription 1% Clindamycin might also help. ...Read more
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
ASLONG ASRX EFFECTIV: As long as the the rash clears and hair will start growing again once the inflammation and sebum production is over.The hair loss is due to excessive secretion of sebum which makes fungus growth, which along with bacteria causes inflammation.Thats why it is treated with antifungal and corticosteroid therapy.Once the inflammation is gone hair will start growing. ...Read more
Smelly scalp syndrom: Smelly scalp occurs when there is increase in bacterial growth in the scalp.The bacteria thrive on oil in the hair and scalp and they give odor which smells, it is not a hygiene problem like not taking bath or shower.It can also be due to hormonal balance and/or bad nutrition.A dermatologist can help like sulphur shampoos, and change your towel, hair brush and pillow case. ...Read more
Shaving issues...: Shaving might cause problems in some people which include ingrown hairs, inflammation, infections. My recommendation is to probably use alternative ways to get rid of the hair if the problem is recurrent. You might need to see a Dermatologist and consider permanent hair removal treatment. ...Read more
Plucking risks: I am not a dermatologist, but as far as I know, if you pluck a hair, you can reasonably expect that hair follicle to either be removed with the hair itself or to be damaged such that it will not grow another hair in that area. Do not pluck hairs you want to grow back again - best to just trim them. If you have hairs you want absolutely gone to never grow back, then plucking would be the way to go. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Head and Shoulders: Head and shoulders makes a shampoo for oily scalp/hair. ...Read more
Few options: Topical antibiotics may be of help with infected hair follicles (folliculitis). If there is an ingrown hair problem, try not tweezing or pulling the hairs out and don't shave too close to the skin. Also, avoid pressure or traumatizing the area of concern. Laser hair removal is also very effective in that it eliminates the hair follicle and prevents the inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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In puberty i was treated with test to help me grow. Now I have hair all over, several hairs growing from each follicle. Non in my family has the same?
It is normal to have almost non visible hair along the shaft of the penis ? If so is there anyway to treat this because italso come with follicle bump
Hair: Hair on your penis is normal. There is no medical condition or problem here. ...Read more
Is it normal for a boil caused by an inflamed hair follicle to look like a bruise? This started after hot compress was applied and it softened.
Went to urgent care for small inflamed pimple. They looked at it, infected hair follicle prescribed cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t. Preferred this over mupirocin. .. Ok?
Multiple hairs growing out of the same follicle but only in pubic area? They're really thick but not painful
Anomaly: This anomaly doesn't appear to be anything to be concerned about unless there are signs of inflammation such as redness, tenderness,swelling or drainage from the area. Cutting the hair to lessen its bulk periodically may be an option. You could consult your physician or dermatologist for evaluation, however. ...Read more
Does pulling hair cause damage to the *current* hair's connection to the follicle? As in, would the hair be easier to pull out if it was tugged?
May be genetic: Ingrown hair are usually familiar more. Common with black races. Often resulting in razor bumps a few days after shaving as new hair coils back into the skin causing skin irritation and inflammation.This resolves if hair is allowed to grow longer or frequent shaving or use certain depilatory cream or powder. ...Read more
I have 2-3 hairs in my some body parts from each follicle. Why is that? What can I do to decrease this? Thank you!
Not rare; ↓follicles: by repeatedly pulling selected hairs (eventually the follicles tends to quit regrowing the hair shafts), or if impatient you can spend a lot more money for various hair removal products or laser treatments (an expensive way to apply heat to the follicles to degrade/kill the follicle. Laser works best on dark hair in light skin, requires lots of treatments/patience to not burn the skin. ...Read more
Rx Meds & Laser Tx's: To improve hair follicle function we typically recommend reducing hair loss risk factors (stress, diet, bad meds, illness) & add treatments like topical Formula 82M minox, LaserCap Laser Therapy, Vampire PRP Hair Growth, good nutritionals, etc. We track improvement w/ HairCam photos, scientific HairCheck trichometry to monitor improvements hair growth over time so we know what's working & where. ...Read more
You are unique: You are a unique genetic individual. Don't worry about it ...Read more
Yes, don't use drugs: (duh, sorry). No, as even folks who attempt to evade test by shaving (as in everywhere and everything), still get nabbed for eyebrows / stubble / something, and the obvious attempt to "throw" the test is duly noted by the examiner, which depending on why being done can equate to a fail. Sorry, but sounds like you need to address your social situation and get treatment. ...Read more
Hirsutism of PCOS: Excess facial hair (hirsutism) in female is often caused by androgen (male-hormone) excess, commonly from polycystic-ovarian-syndrome (pcos). Adequate treatment of pcos, which is difficult, often improves facial hair, but takes time. Some med such as spironolactone can help, but again takes many months. Laser or electrolysis are probably most effective and fastest. Consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you pull a hair out and you see blood on the root sheath, does that mean you destroyed the follicle?
No: You simply pierced the wall and hit a capillary. ...Read more
What can cause the hair shaft and follicle to SUDDENLY thin and fall out by the root? (29 female, Filipino descent)
When hair is tugged, will the strength of the hair to the follicle weaken or will it re-strengthen, meaning will it fall out faster?
It'll grow back: Hair that has tension frequently falls out because of the pure stress on the hair bulb within the follicle. That hair may fall out, but the follicle itself isn't damaged. When a new hair grows in the same follicle it will not be any weaker than if it had never been under tension. If the hair does not grow back or continues to thin there may be another issue and it should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
When hair is pulled/tugged, does the link between the hair and the follicle become weak? And if so, does the link become strong again?
Traction alopecia.: A good example of what you're describing is something called "traction alopecia", wherein people who keep their hair in a tight ponytail start to lose hairs above the forehead. The tight ponytail causes inflammation in the hairline above the forehead, so we tend to pull those hairs out and the inflammation prevents further hair growth. As inflammation subsides, hair can eventually grow back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is just a curious question. Is it normal to have more than one hair strand in a hair follicle? Or is that now a condition to go get checked?
A normal variation:
Having more than one hair in a follicle is not a disease.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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