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Ingrown Hair Skin Condition
Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more
Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. However they can form in areas that are rarely sun-exposed such as the palms, fingernail/toenail beds, and even the genitals. Not all skin changes are due to skin cancer. A physician can check any skin changes that worry you and make suggestions. ...Read more
Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more
Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?
I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp. Can the heat from hair dryers affect hair growth or seborrheic dermatitis?
No: Several shampoos are effective and widely available. OK to shampoo every day. ...Read more
Scaly skin, sparse pubic hair, patchy mustache, and underarm hair loss, generalized diffuse hair loss on scalp, slow hair growth, and normal tsh? How?
YES!: Yes, the products you use on your hair can cause breakout on your forehead especially if they are oily products. Discontinue using these products. ...Read more
Shaving hair: NO, shaving does not "cause" hair growth. The old wives tale that shaving hastens hair growth in adolescence APPEARS to be true because adolescents are at the age when hair growth begins! Also, when you shave hair it becomes prickly, and more noticeable to the touch. The hair follicle beneath the skin does not know whether the hair above it has been cut long, short or completely shaved. ...Read more
It may: There are 2 different reactions that you may have to a cream that causes darkening. First, you may be allergic to the cream and the darkening is a response. Second, may be whats called post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. This is a response to either an allergic reaction or to the chemical reaction that is used to remove your hair. Usually stopping the cream will lead to lightening your skin. ...Read more
It is unknown: These products have not been compared in a double blinded study to determine which is best. ...Read more
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