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Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has ever had this problem, see a doctor. ...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?
Hair loss: hair loss is a complicated issue. If it's stress related look back six months to some event in your life which may have occurred. It can also be seasonal with the change of weather when it gets very hot or very cold you may notice more hair loss. It may also be hormonal. Testosterone converting to DHT which is toxic to hear follicles. ...Read more
Yes: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) are the cause. Male pattern baldness is carried by the females- so it is possible to have a bald father and sons with full heads of hair. Women can also have male pattern baldness. ...Read more
Growing hairs?: With telogen effluvium, the spots you develop can be without hair for several months. When the hairs start to grow again, they will of course be very short, but they will regrow to normal length eventually. This growth can take many months however, so patience is needed. Hair grows very slowly, unfortunately. ...Read more
Puberty (pubarche): Pubic hair is a secondary sexual characteristic that appears under the influence of androgenic hormones during puberty. The timing depends on the individual, but usually between age 10-13. The development is described by the tanner scale. Disorders of hormonal development can lead to precocious puberty, resulting in the abnormally early development of pubic hair. ...Read more
Don't do it: Shaving hair, any kind does not make it grow back faster, this is indeed an old wives tale. But please do not touch the lanugo it will go away and would be afraid of any potential harm to shaving a baby.U only have lanugo once. Embrace it. ...Read more
Lanugo: Lanugo? The dictionary tells us this is downy hair on the body of a fetus or newborn baby. Perhaps you mean something else. ...Read more
In all ethnic group: Lanugo just refers to the fine, soft, downy hair on baby skin. Lanugo is from a latin word lana (wool) and only refers to "soft like wool" feel of the first hair. The hair sometime sheds before birth so some babies may not have it, but many do so and happens in all ethnic group. This hair usual sheds off quick--days to max 3-4 month, then normal hair. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does "lanugo" hair last for (anorexic/low body weight caused) after your weight/body fat has been restored to normal?
Variable: In some it is permanent.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal for white babies to have lanugo on their back/ears? It is mostly blonde, but occasionally has a light brown tint to it. Baby was born 40w
Lanugo: Not just 'white' babies, but this can be seen in all races. ...Read more