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Itchy Facial Hair
I get this rash on face when my facial hair start to grow, Is itchy and pink, What is and why happens, Is in my profile picture...
Probably folliculitis barbae (shaving rash) more commonly in people who have curly hair.
Apply hair conditioner for a few minutes before shaving.
Use a single blade razor (double blade razors cut the hairs too short, allowing them to grow in.) And shave in the direction the hair grows, do not pull the skin (or use an electric razor. Apply hydrogen peroxide after shaving. ...Read more
Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more
Mustache and upper jaw area gets irritated from the slightest facial hair, it'll get itchy and red and then when I shave dead skin peels days later.
Lower estrogen level:
There can be several things but the most common in a 40 yo is lower estrogen as one approaches menopause, or the mildly elevated androgen production that one sees around menopause. However one must consider an endocrine tumor. The physician should ask other questions such as change in voice, change in periods, hair growth in other
areas, medications, muscle hypertrophy, etc.
? Endocrine w/u. ...Read more
Alopecia Areata: This may be due to a medical condition called alopecia areata. This can cause patch like hair loss along the bearded area due to autoimmune reaction. This can be treatable by a dermatologist with low dose steroid injections. There can be other less common causes of patchy hair loss which may need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Facial hair: Hair growth is regulated by a number of things in the body but primarily hormones. The relative amounts of testosterone compared to estrogen and other hormones with determine how much hair; the location of the hair; and the time/age in which it appears. I would recommend being seen by an endocrinologist and maybe would start with her primary care doctor for some routine laboratory studies. ...Read more
Hyponidd is used for PCOS. If your facial hair is due to this condition, it could help. Know Herbal treatments do not have the studies behind them that medications have. Also, once a hair is black, it stays black. You will need laser or electrolysis to remove them.
http://allbewell.blogspot.com/2007/12/hyponidd.html ...Read more
It's genetic: How thick your beard will grow is almost entirely a function of your genes. I am going to assume you're otherwise normally masculinized, with strong erections and ejaculations. About 5% of men never get chest hair and have sparse beards. In the us, many women prefer this, and such men don't develop advanced baldness. Enjoy being who you are, and keep you body fit to look good with what you got. ...Read more
Many things...: Often it is hormonal related. For instance, overweight women store estrogen in their fat cells. This is converted to testosterone and can cause excessive hair growth. Thyroid disorders, sugar problems, menopausal hormone changes can lead to hair growth as well. The Best way to be sure as to what causes it in you is to see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Salt and Facial Hair: According to vasant lad, author of "the complete book of ayurvedic home remedies, " the turmeric and salt slows hair growth and encourages the hair to fall out. The process is slower than chemical depilatories -- taking several days -- but is also more gentle on the skin. Turmeric is a common cooking spice and is available from the spice section of most grocery stores. ...Read more
Facial Hair: If your facial hair comes in slower than you would like or if you are trying to give the appearance of more facial hair, there are a few options that are worth a try. Whether you choose testosterone treatments or over-the-counter applications, results vary from person to person---and some individuals may ultimately find it impossible to grow facial hair or increase the rate at which it grows. ...Read more
Self image: Your self-image is important for health. Waxing in itself is not harmful. Excess facial hair can make you feel less self-worth. If waxing becomes problematic then tell your doctor as laser hair removal or other options exist. Hirsuitism can be from a medical condition do your doctor needs to be made aware. ...Read more
Bleaching Cream: I have never known of anyone growing more hair. All it does is bleach the existing hair, so it would not do anything to stimulate new hair to grow. Shaving or hair removal methods actually can stimulate new hair to grow. The worst that bleach cream can do is irritate the skin if left on too long, so follow the instructions carefully. ...Read more
Genetic related: Greyness on any part of the body just signifies the loss of pigmintation to your hair that occurs with age. This is a normal process and of no concern. More people your age have this than you realize and even occurs among women. ...Read more
No: Chest hairs tend to have a short life cycle which is why they never grow very long like the ones on your head or face. Feel free to shave, or you can have hair removed where you don't want it if you're sure it's what's right for you and your partner. ...Read more
? Laser hair removal:
See plastic surgeons or dermatologists who do lasers
let them evaluate you advise you. ...Read more