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Termites Live In Hair
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
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?
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?
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
Yellow/White-ish bug/insect found possibly in hair, Looks as if it has 4~6 legs? The two back legs were longer and bigger than the bug itself,
Does it look like lice?? did you find multiple of them? You may put it in a Ziplock back and see a physician. ...Read more
I have this crawling sensation inside my head like a worm or insect crawling inside. What causes this? I do suffer from stress
No: No. It has to go through too many layers of tissue before it gets there. It is not possible. ...Read more
Small bump on back right side of my head, pinkish tint, had some dried blood. Bump is painful. Not big, similar to insect bite. Pain is on and off.
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
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
Not possible: Graying of the hairs cannot be prevented. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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