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How To Treat Inflamed Hair Follice
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?
That's fine: Without seeing the issue, it seems ok from this limited info. ...Read more
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
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 more
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 more
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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
That depends on: The extent of damage. I would encourage you to seek in- person consultation with a reputable hair stylist / beautician. ...Read more
?: Anecdotal reports around that attest to the validity of the macujo method. I don't know a nor can I attest or find any scientific validity it has. Why try to beat he system? The truth is better, or compliance with the rules of an employer willing to pay you. ...Read more
Ask away!: Not sure what you are asking. Hair follicles can be examined by doing a scalp biopsy. There is also a test called a "hair pull" or "trichogram" to help evaluate hair loss. A dermatologist may use either or both of these (or none) to help evaluate problems with the hair. If you have a specific question then perhaps you could submit it separately. ...Read more
Very: In comparison to a urinalysis drug test, cocaine, PCP, opiates, and methamphetamine have proven hair analysis far more effective than urine testing in identifying low-level drug use over an extended period of time since these are normally out of the bloodstream in within 3-7 days The detection of marijuana is currently less sensitive than the other drugs in identifying low level drug users, ...Read more
Yes it would: Yes, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine and would show up in drug testing. If you have a prescription for this drug you can simply show it when you go for your test. If you've been taking non-prescribed medication, you could face a different outcome. ...Read more
Avoid if possible:
At least one study says no. Note: hair always gets a little damaged when applying color, even if you're going back to your natural hue. Both permanent and semi-permanent dyes contain hydrogen peroxide, which chemically changes the color of the hair pigment.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11982643. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on how long your hair is, and how long ago you drank. Hair-testing looks for ethyl glucuronide, and every time you drink, there is a band representing ethyl glucuronide laid down in the hair follicle. Hair grows about 1/2- I inch per month, so if your hair is 8 inches long, the hair furthest from the follicle will give anywhere from 4-8 months of info. Other hair grows slower (body hair). ...Read more
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It the follicle of: The hair that is being tested - not the shaft. ...Read more
3 months or longer: Usually, consumed drugs can be found in scalp hairs for 3 - 5 months and in body hairs for 6 - 9 months. This may vary from lab to lab also. ...Read more