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Doctor insights on: Pubic Hair

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What could cause pubic hair to change colors?

Trichomycosis pubis: Infection of the hair shaft by bacteris, most commonly corynebacterium tenuis. The hair can become thicker and turn yellowish. Treated by medication. See a dermaatologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my pubic hair starts falling out?

What does it mean when my pubic hair starts falling out?

See gynecologist: You might have an endocrinologic or hormonal problem. I would see an endocrinologist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Treating Pubic LIce (Checklist)

Boil your underwear to prevent reinfestation
Once
Make sure your partner gets the same treatment to avoid reinfection
Once
Trim your pubic hair to reduce the chance of reinfection
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What is a good over-the-counter cream to treat ingrown pubic hair scars?

What is a good over-the-counter cream to treat ingrown pubic hair scars?

Nothing OTC: Ingrown hairs occur usually after shaving. In some persons the hair will curl as it grows back. The sharp, beveled edge allows the hair to dive back into the skin, causing the ingrown hair. If you shave this area then stopping this practice will help prevent this from happening. If you are not shaving and getting a lot of these then you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I often get blackheads and hair bumps in pubic hair region of my trigon. Is this normal, and how to treat and avoid this?

Hidra-Adenitis: Shaving pubic hair, could do that. Usually, it is the hair root infection due to shaving. In stead if shaving, just clip pubic hair carefully, this will not occur. Shaving arm pits with infection, is more common, called as hidra-adenitis. Personal hygiene, is important, to avoid this. ...Read more

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Recently had lice on scalp. Treated and scare for pubic lice so I shaved my pubic hair. After shaving, it's starts to itch down there. Pubic lice?

Recently had lice on scalp. Treated and scare for pubic lice so I shaved my pubic hair. After shaving, it's starts to itch down there. Pubic lice?

Unlikely: Head lice and pubic lice are different "animals", so to speak. The itching in your pubic area is most likely a response to the grooming of the area and hair growth. ...Read more

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Normal to not grow lots of pubic hair and you are 16 and male?

Normal to not grow lots of pubic hair and you are 16 and male?

Lots of factors: Puberty is measured in males by more than pubic hair. Testicular & phallic size, muscle mass, facial & abdominal hair all are signs of a maturing male. Your genetics also play a powerful role in when you go through puberty & how fast you do it. Genes also determine how hirsute (hairy) you will be. Remember, men can grow, not only in size, but in secondary sex characteristics, until 21 yo. ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

Scrub commonly affected areas with a loofah
Daily
Allow hair to grow out in areas you shave
Once
Wear clothing that does not cause irritation
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After treatment of undescended testicles how long will it take for them produce testosterone and make me grow facial hair, more pubic hair etc.?

After treatment of undescended testicles how long will it take for them produce testosterone and make me grow facial hair, more pubic hair etc.?

Depends: Testosterone production in the undescended testicle is often normal. If you had both testicles undescended, and you have only just had the surgery, you should get a serum testosterone done. You might have additional problems with the testicles overall function. Additional blood work or genetic testing may be needed if the testosterone is low. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
Once
Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
Weekly
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I shaved my pubic hair using an irish spring soap for easy shaving. I applied too much soap. Now I have reddish vagina and burns when I pee. Any cure?

I shaved my pubic hair using an irish spring soap for easy shaving. I applied too much soap. Now I have reddish vagina and burns when I pee. Any cure?

Irish Spring: This is a particularly harsh soap which contains eucalyptus and menthol type ingredients. Chemical irritation will pass with time. Next time use ph balanced baby soap or shampoo. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of pubic hair permanently?

How do you get rid of pubic hair permanently?

Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal usually gets rid of hair. Think it through before embarking on that journey. It usually means you are anxious and obsessed with being clean. Obsessive compulsive traits are not mentally healthy and often attract men who do not want mature looking woman such as pedophiles or men with unrealistic expectations of how you should look. ...Read more

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When people trim their pubic hair how do prevent that sharp prickly stubble re-growth?

When people trim their pubic hair how do prevent that sharp prickly stubble re-growth?

You can't really...: As pubic hair is genetically programmed to be quite coarse. Conditioners also cannot change the nature of the hairs, especially if trimmed. Thinning scissors are used by hair dressers and may help soften the overall texture. Otherwise, hair removal and shaving are the only way to really eliminate the problem. ...Read more

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How often should you shave your pubic hair to avoid rashes and shave itches and broken skin?

How often should you shave your pubic hair to avoid rashes and shave itches and broken skin?

Agree w Dr. Litt: Shaving pubic hair can be the root of many problems to include itching, broken skin, rashes, etc. ...Read more

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Why is the color of your eyebrows the same as the color of your pubic hair?

Why is the color of your eyebrows the same as the color of your pubic hair?

Genes: Your hair pigmentation is genetic and hair coloration will be similar on all parts of your body. ...Read more

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I am 22, I have a little facial chest hair what is the cause? While armpit & pubic hair is normal. I was masturbating since I was 14.infertility risk

I am 22, I have a little facial chest hair what is the cause? While armpit & pubic hair is normal. I was masturbating since I was 14.infertility risk

Genetic factors: Type and distribution of body hair in adults is related to both hormonal and genetic factors. Some do not finish their final pattern until they are in their early to mid 20's. That said, some males never have a bushy set of chest hair. Masturbation has nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Why do we have pubic hair?

Why do we have pubic hair?

Not clear: Some think the hair increases the surface area to transmit pheromones for sexual allure. Others see it as a means for lessening friction during sexual activity. Many simply shave it off or at least lessen it for beauty sake. There is no definitive answer. ...Read more

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How can I remove pubic hair?

How can I remove pubic hair?

Wax, shave or laser: You can shave, wax or get it done with lasers. ...Read more

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How do I shave my pubic hair?

How do I shave my pubic hair?

SCISSOR/CLIPPERS/RAZ: If the pubic hair is longer than1/4 inch use a scissor or clipper to trim and than get in the shower and let pubic area soak and apply shaving cream/gel to one side of your pubic area and shave short strokes and rinse the razor often. Use a mirror to shave the lower area go down to in between your legs
repeat the other side of pubic region and let warm water run and you are done. ...Read more

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Why do humans have pubic hair?

Why do humans have pubic hair?

Pubic hair: It is believed that the functions of pubic hair include the dissemination of pheromones and protection from the friction of sexual intercourse. Natural selection may also have sustained it because it can show a potential sexual partner that the other person is sexually mature and can reproduce. ...Read more

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How should I trim my pubic hair?

How should I trim my pubic hair?

Very carefully: Personal preference with pubic hair "trimming." generally best to shave after the bath/shower when your pores oare open form the warm water temperature. Find a shaving ceam that is best for sensitive areas, and be careful. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of pubic hair?

What is the benefit of pubic hair?

Germ protection: The coarse texture is meant to trap dirt and bacteria, and keep it out of inner genitalia. It has also been said that pubic hair forms an air pocket to keep the area cool. Another purpose of pubic hair is to give off pheromones, which are supposed to help attract a mate. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of pubic hair?

What is the purpose of pubic hair?

Maturity: Pubic hair is an outward sign of sexual maturity. Different stages of sexual maturity are displayed during puberty; these are referred to as tanner stages. ...Read more

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How can I shave female pubic hair?

How can I shave female pubic hair?

The same way you: Would shave any part of your body, with shaving gel and razor blade ...Read more

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Am I suppose to shave my pubic hair?

Grooming: Grooming questions are out of bounds at the doctor's office. One does not go to the doctor for grooming tips. This is a medical site. Grooming has nothing to do with health or medical conditions. Grooming is a personal choice not a disease. ...Read more

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How often can I shave my pubic hair?

How often can I shave my pubic hair?

Trem or shave: Different cultures may have preferred norms for pubic hair, ranging from completely removed, to styled, to natural.
I preffer to trem it because easeier and dose not cause the irritation it happen in shaving. ...Read more

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How can I make my pubic hair thinner?

How can I make my pubic hair thinner?

You cannot.: Pubic hair is genetically programmed to be quite coarse. Conditioners cannot change the nature of the hairs, especially if trimmed. Thinning scissors are used by hair dressers & may help soften the overall texture. Waxing will allow regrowth with tapered ends; less coarse than clipped or shaved hairs. Otherwise, complete hair removal & shaving are the only way to really eliminate the 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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What to do if I shaved my pubic hair?

Allow: The hair to grow back if you wish you had not shaved. ...Read more

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Is it not good if I shave my pubic hair?

Is it not good if I shave my pubic hair?

Personal choice: But it puts you at risk for lacerations, ingrown hairs, itching and infections. ...Read more

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What age Do You Start Getting pubic hair?

What age Do You Start Getting pubic hair?

JustWaitForManopause: Well, looking at your current age I'd guess for you it's maybe 50.For the normal person, like me & the rest of the (known)world they start sprouting in the earlier stages of puberty (like, 9 years of age) & take maybe 2-5 years before they'd impress the seniors at summer camp, when puberty is just about ending & when the base realities of the world begin. I bet you can't wait for the nose and ear hairs! ...Read more