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Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

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

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Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Many a times: Alopecia Barbae = Bald spots in bearded areas. See Dermatologist. (Many a times the hair grows back - not all of them. The treatments that help sometimes are 1.Minoxidil 2. Cortizone creams (more help with injections) and 3. ? Anthralin cream or ointment.) ...Read more

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Skinny dry dandruff hair?

Dandruff: This responds well to Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Topical steroid solution might help with itching. See your physician to prescribe that. ...Read more

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Who usually gets get spot baldness (alopecia areata)?

Who usually gets get spot baldness (alopecia areata)?

Autoimmune : The risk of alopecia areata is increased among individuals who have or have relatives with the disease or other autoimmune linked conditions such as lupus, diabetes, or some thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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Is growing white hair while young anormal?

Is growing white hair while young anormal?

No: No, but you should see your dermatologist to make sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more

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Will hair loss from telogen effluvium grow back?

Will hair loss from telogen effluvium grow back?

Telogen effluvium: Because acute telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected. ...Read more

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Excessive hair fall?

Excessive hair fall?

Evaluation: See your dermatologist for evaluation of cause, then treatment can be started. ...Read more

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Is hair falling normal?

Is hair falling normal?

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

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Grey hairs in ealy age?

Check genes: Look at mom/dad, grandparents, siblings, etc. If they gray early, likely you will as well. No preventive medication or supplement, only hair dye. ...Read more

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Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

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

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Can miniaturization of hairs Happen with telogen effluvium?

Can miniaturization of hairs Happen with telogen effluvium?

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

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17 year old girl who occasionally grows long strands of facial hair?

17 year old girl who occasionally grows long strands of facial hair?

Yes ??: Women sometimes grow facial hair. If annoying cut it off or more permanent solution go for depilatory person nearby. Ask at a local beauty parlor. ...Read more

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Is hair loss from tinea capitis always permanent?

Is hair loss from tinea capitis always permanent?

Often: If the infection completely destroyed the hair follicles, yes, hair would be gone forever. ...Read more

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Is it true that naturally thin hair recedes faster than naturally thick hair?

Is it true that naturally thin hair recedes faster than naturally thick hair?

Meds: We only have rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia for hair growth. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

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When does pubic hair begin appearing?

When does pubic hair begin appearing?

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

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Biotin hair skin in nails ok?

Biotin hair skin in nails ok?

Biotin: Biotin or vitamin b7 is necessary to healthy the health of nails, bone marrow, skin, hair and nerves. ...Read more

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What is lanugo?

What is lanugo?

Lanugo: Is the fine, downy, soft hair that covers a fetus. It can also be seen on anorexics who have no body fat to keep them warm. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can tell if I have lanugo?

Can i tell me how i can tell if I have lanugo?

Newborn hair: lanugo is the first body hair on a newborn that begins to appear in the 7th or 8 th month of gestation, continues to grow, and is usually shed by 3-4 months postnatally ... ...Read more

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If I shave my babys lanugo, will it grow back even faster?

If I shave my babys lanugo, will it grow back even faster?

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

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Anorexia and lanugo now, help me?

Anorexia and lanugo now, help me?

Weight restoration : I have seen even impressive cases of lanugo (which can be dark) go away completely with adequate weight restoration. If you do not become weight restored the lanugo will stay. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of lanugo caused by not eating?

How can you get rid of lanugo caused by not eating?

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

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What race of newborns are usually born with lanugo? Is it common in white newborns?

What race of newborns are usually born with lanugo? Is it common in white newborns?

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 more

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Why is the fetus (at three months) covered with lanugo (a felt of long downy hair)?

Why is the fetus (at three months) covered with lanugo (a felt of long downy hair)?

Protection of skin: Lanugo functions as an anchor to hold the vernix caseosa on the skin. This combination with vernix caseosa protects the delicate fetal skin from damage from the amniotic fluid. ...Read more