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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Sparse Body Hair (Overview)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Sparse body hair is when there are few hairs in areas that one would anticipate more hair.


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What would cause body hair to be less all of a sudden? In men or women

What would cause body hair to be less all of a sudden? In men or women

Stress?: Stress is thought to be a factor, but other possibilities would include an auto-immune disorder, hormonal cause, or chemical (posioning/chemo) causes. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
3 Doctors shared insights

Sparse Body Hair (Overview)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Sparse body hair is when there are few hairs in areas that one would anticipate more hair.


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What does it mean when you're a girl with too much body hair?

What does it mean when you're a girl with too much body hair?

Hirsutism: This could be cultural or familial. Other causes include hormonal disorders causing high " male hormone" levels. Adrenal disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. See an endocrinologist ...Read more

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After body hair removal my skin attempts to be etchy while my body hair grow? Is this normal? ? . .. I'm 20 years old.... And how can I treat it? ?

After body hair removal my skin attempts to be etchy while my body hair grow? Is this normal? ? . .. I'm 20 years old.... And how can I treat it? ?

Hair regrowth: Hair regrowth is often accompanied by itching. It is normal and there really is not much you can do. It is not really an inflammatory disorder. Aveeno (oatmeal) baths may help in reducing the itch. ...Read more

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In my late puberty I was treated with testosterone to help me grow, could this be related to my excessive body hair growth?

In my late puberty I was treated with testosterone to help me grow, could this be related to my excessive body hair growth?

Side effects: Yes, testosterone can cause excessive hair growth. I would advise you to see your pcp for additional recommendations regarding this issue. Take care. ...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 hardly had any body hair but I shaved even though it wasn't necessary, now my hair is growing alot more on my body, worse than before' HELP or advice?

I hardly had any body hair but I shaved even though it wasn't necessary, now my hair is growing alot more on my body, worse than before' HELP or advice?

That is common: Theoretically it shouldn't grow back thicker, but once hair is shaved the hair growing back is rough because it comes in as stubble, also hormones play a part in your hair growth. There are topical prescriptions that can slow the hair growth like eflornithine, so see your doctor ...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
Once
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Is there a way to get rid of body hair permanently?

Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair. ...Read more

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Thanks guys for helping. I was told certain places do hair drug test for up to 3months if from the scalp but for body hair one year why is this?

Body hair: The growth rates for body are considerably slower than the hair from your head. Most body hair is replaced in about one year. It is challenging to precisely represent the time period of a standard screen with body hair so substances may be detected in body hair for up to 1 year after the substance left the blood stream. Www. Ipassedmydrugtest. Com/hair_drug_test_faq. Asp
best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a pill or medication that can reduce body hair?

Is there a pill or medication that can reduce body hair?

It depends: If you are female with a hormone problem such as pcos, then medical treatment may help. Metformin and spironolactone can be helpful. Other wise, laser hair removal, intense pulsed light, shaving and waxing all work. ...Read more

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1/3+ of all my body hair gets ingrown. I even get abscesses! What gives? I've tried so many things! It hurts/is embarrassing! Is my skin not normal?

1/3+ of all my body hair gets ingrown. I even get abscesses! What gives? I've tried so many things! It hurts/is embarrassing! Is my skin not normal?

Laser hair removal: It's unfortunate and infections are definitely a problem. See if you can convince your insurance to pay for laser hair removal. If you've had documented severe abscesses, they might be more apt to cover it. Otherwise, it's usually considered a cosmetic procedure. It often helps in chronic cases like yours. ...Read more

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If my excessive body hair growth is not related to genetics or a high level of testosterone could there be some underlying problem (man)?

See answer: Hypertrichosis is excessive hair growth over and above the normal for the age, sex and race of an individual, in contrast to hirsutism, which is excess hair growth in women.
The cause of hypertrichosis is unknown. In a few select cases, it has been related to medication or systemic disease (see link)
http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/professional/dermatologic_disorders/hair_disorders/hirsutism. Html. ...Read more

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I have one query, in most of the cases, our body hair inherits from either mother side or father? .Could you clarify...

I have one query, in most of the cases, our body hair inherits from either mother side or father? .Could you clarify...

Inherited traits: A child's appearance, including the type of hair, the hair color, the location of hair, the age when hair starts growing here or there, and the age when hair starts thinning from here or there... Are traits that are in part inherited from one's parents. Basically, a child looks like his or her parents. ...Read more

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If I get laser hair removal on all of my dark hair can I still be at risk of ingrown hairs? I get so many ingrown hairs that I am considering just lasering off all of my body hair. Will this likely solve my problem or is it possible to keep getting ingro

If I get laser hair removal on all of my dark hair can I still be at risk of ingrown hairs? I get so many ingrown hairs that I am considering just lasering off all of my body hair. Will this likely solve my problem or is it possible to keep getting ingro

It: It is still possible that you will get ingrown hairs with laser hair removal, although it is less likely. During the laser hair removal process, you may actually get more ingrown hairs than you are used to- as any time you change the modality with which you remove hair- shaving to waxing to nairing to epilating to laser hair removal. Over time, the number of in-growns should drastically reduce with laser hair removal, as there will be less hair. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sparse body hair?

Sparse body hair.: Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Sparse body hair is when there are few hairs in areas that one would anticipate more hair. ...Read more

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Baby body hair remove?

Ignore it: Babies will lose most of their fine fuzz as they grow older. ...Read more

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How increase body hair in man?

How increase body hair in man?

Hard to do: How much body hair (androgenic hair) you can develop is genetically programmed & parallels the tendency to go bald. Anecdotally, there are descriptions of men applying Minoxidil / rogaine (minoxidil) to their bodies and seeing some results over months. If this is what you want, and your physician is okay with it, then try it. ...Read more

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How can I decrease my body hair?

It depends: If you are female with a hormone problem such as pcos, then medical treatment may help. Other wise, laser hair removal, intense pulsed light, shaving and waxing all work. ...Read more

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How come men still grow body hair?

How come men still grow body hair?

Because we can?: Genetics determines how much body hair a man can grow. Personal preference determines whether he shaves / trims / "manscapes" it. There's no moral right or wrong here. Many men prefer to shave and nowadays many women prefer a shaved man. If you find male body hair disagreeable, there are plenty of naturally smooth and shaved men. ...Read more

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Should men shed body hair seasonally?

Effluvium: This question has been wondered about for many years. The problem and evaluating an answer is that you need a quantitative assessment of hair loss. This is extremely difficult to do with body hair, and somewhat easier to do with scalp hair. It is thought that the seasonal changes in hormones in temperature may indeed result in loss. I personally do not believe this exists. ...Read more

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In what way can I reduce my body hair?

In what way can I reduce my body hair?

Manscaping: Trusting you're a male naturally "blessed" with a lot of body hair. Most other men are at least a little bit jealous, and many hairy guys love it, but it's your choice (and your partner's, if you've got somebody). There's a whole culture of "manscaping" with trimming and even styling of body hair. Shaving, waxing, and (if you're sure) electrolysis are all options for you. ...Read more

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How can you make body hair grow faster?

How can you make body hair grow faster?

Not much to do: There isn't much you can do to change the normal rate of hair growth. The content with how quickly it grows. That is set genetically and doesn't respond to manipulation. ...Read more

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Does masturbating more increase body hair?

No: Not even on your palms! Lots of myths about masturbation are completely false. ...Read more

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Why does it itch while my body hair grows?

Why does it itch while my body hair grows?

Some ideas: If you shave your body hair, consider using cilppers instead -- sometimes itching is caused by the very short hair tips pushing against your skin surface. Consider also using a shampoo daily with one or more anti-dandruff agents. ...Read more

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Is it strange if I shave all my body hair?

Is it strange if I shave all my body hair?

No: It's your personal choice. Especially nowadays, many women claim to prefer a man who shaves his chest hair. Perhaps a majority of young male hollywood actors shave their chests. Be glad you live in a country where you can make your own decisions about shaving and much else. ...Read more

Body Hair (Definition)

Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a ...Read more