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I Accidentally Pulled Out My Eyelashes
I've hit my head accidentally a few times have a vp shunt and worried I might harm it or pull it out will it be ok?
Habit, Anxiety: Often, people pull their eyelashes out of habit. For some people it is related to anxiety, and this behavior is a way of bringing comfort. It can become a compulsive action in which people feel "driven" or "compelled" to puck their eyelashes or eyebrows.
Usually: When pulled out the lash root remains which is the living nest of cells that makes hair. It will continue to function and make a new eyelash unless there is underlying disease of the lid.
Not correct.: An eyelash usually lasts for 3 to 6 months and is replaced.
Trichotillomania: Constant pulling of the eyebrows can lead to permanent loss if there is damage to the follicles. This habit, trichotillomania, may need counseling to help break the pattern in some people. There may be an underlying stress that needs to be brought to the open.See 1 more doctor answer
Cosmetic pain/Habit?: Are you using tweezers to thin your eyelashes for cosmetic reasons? Or are you pulling them out as a compulsive habit when you are anxious or depressed? If the former, see a cosmetologist who may be able to help you groom them with less pain. If you are in the second group, this is a behavioral disorder called trichotillomania. You could get help from a psychologist trained in CBT therapy.
Eyelashes?: Hello ~ actually a good question. I don't know. I will guess about 4- 6 months, depending on how long you want them to be when grown. I also would imagine that pulling eyelashes out by the roots would inhibit their growth and and that if you did that regularly they may not grow back! You should ask an cosmetician. Thanks
I have pulled my eyelashes out since I was 9 years old, I never had help for it and I was wondering I what can be done?
Councilling: You have a psychiatric condition called trichtillomania. A psychiatrist or psychologist can help you with this.See 1 more doctor answer
I pull my eyelashes all the time. I try to stop. I just couldn't. I also like its feeling. It's been over a year and I still pull them. How can I stop?
= trichotillomania,: Just a term for the behavior, a form of self-attack, shifting attention from ideas/feeling which are more difficult for person to admit/recognize & solve yet which offers recurring perceived partial relief (thus repetitive) from unpleasant feelings involved. Research & seek help worthy of your trust for this mental/emotional behavior which is not solving problems, indeed adding new ones.See 1 more doctor answer
It's been 3-4 weeks and my eyelashes haven't grew back. I pull them out because they start to irritate me what do I do about them not going back yet??
I pull eyelashes. Have for about four years. Stopped in the summer. My eyelashes growing in bad some go sideways etc. Have I perminently damaged them?
Doubtful: Eyelashes grow out of "preset" areas on the lid. You can't move these. Chronic inflammation can cause the eyelashes to grow out of the glands (little sweat ducts called meibomian glands) around your eye. This is called distichiasis. Your manipulation of your eyelids may be making this worse and causing the eyelash to grow normal. Go to your eye doctor.
Try this...: Could be due to irritation of the hair follicles, blepharitis, small hordeolums. I wouldn't plug them. In the shower under warm water start scrubbing the lids with the eyes closed. You can even use a mild soap such as baby shampoo, that will stop the irritation.
I have trichotilimania I've pulled eyelashes out many times. Will they ever be the same. How do I make them heal better. Please help?
Hair pulling: Trichotilimania is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder. A dermatologist can examine you and let you know about the probability of your eyelashes growing back. I see that you take meds for your ocd and encourage you to get psychotherapy (behavior therapy if possible) in addition. That combo works the best. Peace and good health.See 1 more doctor answer
I pulled my eyelashes out, but haven't for 2 days since then and don't plan on it. Is that trich or is it just a nervous habit of sorts?
Likely nervous habit: Would consider seeking counseling if you have any serious worries or anxieties. Good luck.
I am trichotilimania. I've pulled my eyelashes out many times. Now many r growing in the wrong directions. How do I fix this? Please help.
Oculoplastic surgeon: Misdirected eyelashes (trichiasis) can be treated by an oculoplastic surgeon. Options include epilation (pulling the lashes out), cryotherapy (freezing and killing the lash follicle), electrolysis (burning the lash follicle) or surgery. You should also work on ways to control the need to pull out your lashes as this problem will continue to recur. Good luck!
I have trichotilimania. I have pulled my eyelashes out many times. Now they grow in funny directions. How do I fix this? Will it fix it's self?
Trichitillomania: This may be very difficult for you, but you need to stop pulling your lashes out. If this continues, more of your lashes will grow in the wrong direction, often rubbing up against your eyes and become a chronic irritation to your eyes. In addition, many of your lashes could stop growing as well.See 1 more doctor answer
I have pulled my eyelashes and eyebrows out since I was 9 and now im 21 and still doing it, I pull and eat them I've never had help should i?
Yes: Trichotillomania is the medical term for your condition. There are some tips we can give you but you need to see your family md & see if a referral to psychiatry is needed. Tips: 1.Stress reduction. 2. Rub some vasoline on your eyebrows & on tip of eyelashes without getting it into your eye when you are prone to doing it. 3. Disrupt the behavior by going into a crowd since loneliness is a trigger.
I accidentally trimmed my eyelashes off with my eyelash curler - how long will they take to go back to normal length?
Months: Unfortunately eyelashes grow very slowly! Suggest of not growing back see a Dermatologist! Good luck Hope this helps Dr ZSee 1 more doctor answer
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