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Doctor insights on: Starting To See Peach Fuzz From Head With Taxol

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How fast does hair grow after taxol (paclitaxel)?

How fast does hair grow after taxol (paclitaxel)?

Varies: Hair growth after hair loss due to chemotherapy is variable. In general if your hair grew fast prior to therapy it may return more quickly (months) then if you had slow growing hair or hair loss prior to therapy. ...Read more

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What are Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects to skin?

What are Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects to skin?

Numerous: According to the package insert, the following are possible side effects of Taxol (paclitaxel) to the skin: 1) yellowing or darkening of the skin 2) severe redness or swelling, severe irritation, a hard lump, or skin changes where the injection was given 3) easy bruising or red pinpoint spots under your skin 4) pale skin 5) temporary hair loss 6) numbness, tingling, or burning 7) nail changes. ...Read more

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I'm taking Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy, my lips and skin are now drying out. What can I use to ease this problem?

I'm taking Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy, my lips and skin are now drying out. What can I use to ease this problem?

Lips and skin: Pharmacists are, in my opinion, the best folks to help you select the best 'over the counter" creams for your lips and something else for your skin. If you decide to go that route please let me know how things are going. ...Read more

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A few days ago i got really nauseous. Now i get that anytime i move my head just a little and if i eat a peach it goes away for a bit. So whats wrong?

A few days ago i got really nauseous. Now i get that anytime i move my head just a little and if i eat a peach it goes away for a bit. So whats wrong?

Vertigo: As best I can tell from what you describe you have what is called benign positional vertigo. What that means is when you turn rapidly or move your head rapidly or even moderately you could get nauseous and feel dizzy Stress,colds, allergies and other elements can cause this. Not sure where the peach fits into this. This kind of problem is usually self-limited. If it persists check with your MD. ...Read more

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Will plucking blonde peach fuzz one time on the side of your face cause it to grow back darker/thicker?

Will plucking blonde peach fuzz one time on the side of your face cause it to grow back darker/thicker?

Plucking face hair: Hello ~ generally speaking yes, it does. If you have facial hair see your OB GYN and a cosmetic dermatologist to tell you how best to treat this. Shaving should not be one. There are more effective and more refined treatments for women but see a specialist to get the correct advice thanks ...Read more

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Finacea has caused an increase in peach fuzz all over my face. What can I do to get rid of it? And will it continue to get worse if i keep using it?

Finacea has caused an increase in peach fuzz all over my face. What can I do to get rid of it? And will it continue to get worse if i keep using it?

Finacea: The common side effects include: burning, stinging, itching, redness, dryness, peeling, irritation, changes of skin color, and hypertrichosis which is less common. The only option you have is to stop this topical medication and use a different product. ...Read more

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Little white hairs recently appearing like rough peach fuzz all over face .....Could something internal cause this to happen ? Skin on face all of sudden started to become extremely dry & rough like sand paper ?...Now face is covered with little white fuz

Little white hairs recently appearing like rough peach fuzz all over face .....Could something internal cause this to happen ? Skin on face all of sudden started to become extremely dry & rough like sand paper ?...Now face is covered with little white fuz

New : New onset hair growth on the face can be a sign of a hormonal imbalance, medication reaction, a sign of porphyria cutanea tarda, and rarely, a sign of hidden malignancy. After a physical exam by a dermatologist to determine what kind of hair is forming, appropriate blood tests can be done. Treatment for the excessive hair, and dry skin, would be based on the results of the examination, and blood tests. ...Read more

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I'm always cold, and am growing peach fuzz and body hair, what could be causing this?

I'm always cold, and am growing peach fuzz and body hair, what could be causing this?

Internal disease: Please see your doctor for an evaluation. Thyroid disease is one possibility but there are other hormonal problems that could be causing this. ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old girl and I'm scared I'm getting a dark upper lip. I shaved the peach fuzz the other day and I instantly regret it. What should I do?

I'm a 16 year old girl and I'm scared I'm getting a dark upper lip. I shaved the peach fuzz the other day and I instantly regret it. What should I do?

Bleach, wax, laser: There are basically a couple options here. You can use otc bleaching or waxing creams for an inexpensive option. If you have the resources, laser treatments are another option. These have to be repeated over time, and are a near permanent solution. ...Read more

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I have dark peach fuzz everywhere on my body(stomach,breasts back, etc) What can I do to remove it besides wax and shaving? My skin is very sensitive

I have dark peach fuzz everywhere on my body(stomach,breasts back, etc) What can I do to remove it besides wax and shaving? My skin is very sensitive

See a dermatologist: Probably a normal variation. Any relatives with similar skin? After evaluation, you might be referred to endocrinology for exam and tests of hormones. Also be aware that some men will consider you especially desirable because of this trait. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I be allergic to peach skin, but not the peach itself?

Can you tell me can I be allergic to peach skin, but not the peach itself?

Could be OFAS: A common complaint in patients allergic to certain pollen is that some foods (like fresh fruit & vegetables) trigger local symptoms in the mouth - itching, burning, even slight swelling of the mucous membranes due to cross-reactivity (e.g. tree pollen, tree fruit; ragweed, melon). Tip-off is that symptoms are completely avoided when the food is either cooked, processed, or even peeled. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a women to have butt hair. Not peach fuze but not like man hair?

Is it normal for a women to have butt hair. Not peach fuze but not like man hair?

Yes.: Some women , especially certain ethnic groups can have heavy hair growth in that area. The problem can be addressed with laser hair removal , performed at 4-6 week intervals. Expect 5-8 sessions in that area with possible touchup visits necessary at 6 month intervals. ...Read more