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What kind of midge or insect that can fly like a gnat that lives in skin and hair and has several stages?

What kind of midge or insect that can fly like a gnat that lives in skin and hair and has several stages?

Collect an example: There are a limited number of insects that live in skin or hair. I advise you to see a dermatologist and if possible, bring examples of the suspected insect in a small bottle so that they can be identified. Hopefully you are not being bitten, as you do not mention it. Also if you have pets, be certain that they do not harbor any insects. ...Read more

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My gf itchs alot during the night so I looked at her hair and saw some kind of insect it looked to big to be a lice plus there was only 1 any ideas?

My gf itchs alot during the night so I looked at her hair and saw some kind of insect it looked to big to be a lice plus there was only 1 any ideas?

OTC lice treatment: Are you speaking of head lice or pubic lice? They can be very contagious so you should both be checked. There are several OTC lice treatments or she can see her doctor for a prescription if those are not effective. ...Read more

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I found small insect like thing sticking to my pubic hairs...And its itchy. Which medicine is used to get rid of it. How to prevent. I have its picture?

I found small insect like thing sticking to my pubic hairs...And its itchy. Which medicine is used to get rid of it. How to prevent. I have its picture?

Picture!: Please post the picture. Also answer these questions:

did you see only one?
Is the area red? Did you recently have intercourse? Anyone else in your family affected? Anywhere else on your body affected? Did you notice it at night, or first thing after getting out of bed? Where you sleeping in your own bed? Do you have a fever? Swollen glands in your groin area? ...Read more

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I've had a few insect bites on my face for a week. Are swollen, not itchy, scabbed at the head and getting bigger but flatter. Headaches and mild pain?

I've had a few insect bites on my face for a week. Are swollen, not itchy, scabbed at the head and getting bigger but flatter. Headaches and mild pain?

Insect bites: If these are uncomplicated insect bites and not secondarily infected (surrounding redness), they should not cause headaches or pain and should heal in several more days. Have your physician examine you to be sure. ...Read more

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Tiny purple bump on hand (size if the head of a pin), but I don't remember an injury. Hemorrhage? Insect bite? It's painless.

Tiny purple bump on hand (size if the head of a pin), but I don't remember an injury. Hemorrhage? Insect bite? It's painless.

Capillary: Without actually seeing the spot, it's impossible to say for sure, but it may be a ruptured capillary. No serious issue. Anticipate complete resolution in several days. If you are concerned, then getting somebody to look at it is the only way to know for sure what it is. ...Read more

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Day by day my hairs r falling. I m too scared is der any measures to be taken.

Day by day my hairs r falling. I m too scared is der any measures to be taken.

See below: Normal hair. Loss is aboit 50-100 strands per day. If you are experiencing more than this average number or you notice thinned spots, pls see your doctor. Certain tests can be done to see possible cause like thyroid problems, iron levels, to name a few. ...Read more

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How does hair grow?

Hair growth: Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Each phase has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. All three phases occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another is in the telogen phase. ...Read more

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How do I regain my hair?

How was it lost?: You need to help us out with more details. Perhaps a formal consult? ...Read more

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What causes hair to shed?

What causes hair to shed?

Stress is number one: Normal hair loss is about 100 hair/day. .. Stress, lack of adequate nutritional support, anemia, thyroid issues, dandruff are some additional common causes. ...Read more

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I want my hair long back?

I want my hair long back?

Stay healthy: The best way to grow hair naturally is to stay healthy: regular exercises and eating a well-balanced diet to provide your body with the necessary nutrients for it support growth and repair. If u recently had a baby or went off the pills, hair loss can occur, but will get them back. Stimulate/massage your scalp regularly to keep a good blood supply.
There isn't much else you can do.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What is good to grow hair?

Minoxidil: But there are medicines to prevent hair loss in the first place. ...Read more

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How do I grow longer hair?

How do I grow longer hair?

Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts), vit. E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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My hair are getting white?

My hair are getting white?

Hair Whitening: This could be totally normal for you. But I would have the doctor test your thyroid to make sure this vital organ is still working as it should. ...Read more

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Why does hair get damaged?

Damaged hair: Heat styling is a leading cause in damaged hair. Heat cracks hair's cuticle and withdraws moisture-- leaving hair dry and brittle. Below is a list of heat styling tools which damage hair and some tips to prevent heat damage.
Heat styling tools which damage hair:hair dryers, hot rollers, curling irons, flat irons. ...Read more

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How to make your hair grow?

How to make your hair grow?

Nothing special: Eat a good healthy diet, exercise well and don't do anything else to your hair. There are no supplements or formulas that do any better than the above. ...Read more

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How to keep my hair longer?

How to keep my hair longer?

Please discuss: Please discuss with your dermatologist and cosmetologist. They both help you manage this so you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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How to get your hair thick?

How to get your hair thick?

See a doctor: Some medspa doctors have the software to analyze your hair and start you on the correct vitamins, shampoo, conditioner and other products that stimulate hair growth as well as offer laser hair care for hair growth. ...Read more

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How long hair takes to grow?

How long hair takes to grow?

Hair growth: Hair grows at a rate of approximately one-half inch each month or 6 inches in a year. However, growth will vary from person to person and may be less where there are certain factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, malnutrition or hormonal imbalances. ...Read more

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Does fishoil grow your hair?

Does fishoil grow your hair?

No: Unless a person has some serious nutrient deficiency (very unlikely in the U.S.) taking additional vitamins, fish oil, folic acid, or biotin at the usual recommended supplement doses will lead to hair growth at about 1mm every couple of days, or about half an inch a month... which is the same hair growth rate as in people not taking the supplements! ...Read more

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What will help to grow hair?

What will help to grow hair?

Alopecia: Two drugs commonly used for treatment of male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) are Finasteride (propecia), and topical minoxidil. In women with this condition, sometimes spironolactone is added if Minoxidil alone doesn't work. There are also surgical therapies and light/laser therapies. ...Read more

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My wife loses a lot of hair?

My wife loses a lot of hair?

Hair loss: We all lose hair all the time as not all of our hair follicles are active. Women with thick hair may seemingly lose alot. It is not concerning unless it dramatically changes or there is thinning. In that case see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How I care my child 's hair?

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How I care my child 's hair?

Depends: Normal hair care is appropriate. I'm not sure of the specifics of this question; does the child have dandruff? Infection? Some other problem with the hair? ...Read more