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I have patches of white hair growing randomly in my facial hair. Is there a cause, cure please. What next step should I take.

I have patches of white hair growing randomly in my facial hair. Is there a cause, cure please. What next step should I take.

No specific cure: There are no specific cures for this. If associated with a skin condition, you may want to consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could violently snappin my head back and forth to style my hair all my life cause head trauma or cause my brain fog/head sensations/confusion? I'm 19

Could violently snappin my head back and forth to style my hair all my life cause head trauma or cause my brain fog/head sensations/confusion? I'm 19

No: The movements would have to very violent and rapid to cause any neurologic damage. Make sure your doctors rule out sleep apnea as a cause of your symptoms you list above, as this is frequently missed in young people. At the very least, a home o2 desaturation test should be run to rule this possibility out, followed by a home or lab sleep study if clinically indicated. I hope other docs chime in als. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and I have recently found about 5 strands of white hair on my head. What is the cause if this?

Usually: Genetics, check with family about how young people were when they turned grey. Not many medical issues cause "white hair" in an adult ...Read more

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I'm 22, I have 4 white patches of hair on my head. Each 1 has a tiny spot where the white hair grows. They sometimes itch. No other skin problems atall?

I'm 22, I have 4 white patches of hair on my head. Each 1 has a tiny spot where the white hair grows. They sometimes itch. No other skin problems atall?

? vitiligo: It is difficult to know without examining the patches, however, what you described is consistent with vitiligo. See this site for additional information and consult your doctor.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001834/. ...Read more

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Hi I discovered about 5 grey hairs in my head, I'm 19. My parents did not grey early. Does this mean I have white hair by 20s. Does stress cause this?

Hi I discovered about 5 grey hairs in my head, I'm 19. My parents did not grey early. Does this mean I have white hair by 20s. Does stress cause this?

Pre-mature graying: It is believed that hair turning white is caused by the production of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicle. While stress can do many many things, there has been no direct linkage that I know of correlating one with the other. ...Read more

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Does sympathetic dystrophy cause hair loss and thicker skin in the affected area? Had no trauma to site but doctor suspects sympathetic dystrophy.

Does sympathetic dystrophy cause hair loss and thicker skin in the affected area? Had no trauma to site but doctor suspects sympathetic dystrophy.

Yes: Over time, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) can cause physical changes in addition to numbness. There is usually (minor) trauma which starts the process, then swelling leading to hair loss & skin changes in the arm/leg. Neurologic tests like EMG/NCS (electromyography & nerve conduction study) can b diagnostic. TTYD about the next steps. Unfortunately, there is no single good treatment for RSD. ...Read more

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What causes single long white hair to grow in body?

What causes single long white hair to grow in body?

Exam needed for diag: Your question is missing a lot of information which is necessary to make this diagnosis. The chief one is a photograph. A dermatologist's main tool is his eyes looking at the lesion. There are so many causes for such a thing that it's impossible to tell you. Frankly I don't want to give misleading information. ...Read more

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Does masterbation cause white hair??

Does masterbation cause white hair??

Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or white hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, alter your weight, or damage eyes. ...Read more

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Can head trauma cause ADHD in an adult?

Can head trauma cause ADHD in an adult?

Frontal damage: The frontal lobes of the brain are where we focus and attend and control behavior. Serious brain trauma can damage these frontal brain centers. Persistent problems with attention and behavior control can be an outcome of such trauma. ...Read more

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It is possible for head trauma to cause heat intolerance?

It is possible for head trauma to cause heat intolerance?

Heat intolerance: Yes, if the brain injured involves the area of temperature control. However, most mild to moderate brain injury patient will develop post brain injury late effects, such as anxiety, personality disorder, depress. Most of these cases will report intolerance of heat during summer. ...Read more

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How much head trauma is needed to cause long-term memory loss?

How much head trauma is needed to cause long-term memory loss?

Head injury: It depends. Usually, short term memory deficits are most common. For mild or moderate patient will not develop long term memory lost significantly. If if occurs, you need report to you physician and have more examination to rule out other issues, such as brain tumor, stroke, intracranial bleeding etc. And rule out psychiatric disorder. ...Read more

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I m 18 now. I had some white hair popping out when I was 13. What cause it?

I m 18 now. I had some white hair popping out when I was 13. What cause it?

Forelock: This is a genetic characteristic and nothing to be concerned about. It may or may not enlarge over time. If it concerns you you can use a rinse to darken the area. ...Read more

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My 1year 2month old boy has 1 white hair growing. He had a tonsure at 1.is the white hair cause of conCERN? What reasons?

My 1year 2month old boy has 1 white hair growing. He had a tonsure at 1.is the white hair cause of conCERN? What reasons?

White hair: Is one that has run out of pigment. It is common to have a stray white hair or even a patch or tuft. This is not something to worry about. Have you other concerns about your child? Growing? Gaining weight? Eating enough to make all grandparents happy? Developmental milestone OK?

I wouldn't start doing a lot of blood tests for one white hair if that's the only thing. ...Read more

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My 24 year old daughter has uncontrollable head shakes. She had two major head trauma's a few years ago could that be the cause

My 24 year old daughter has uncontrollable head shakes. She had two major head trauma's a few years ago could that be the cause

Yes: Trauma brain injury frequently has long term sequlea. Talk to your doctor or consult a neurologist to see if there is anything that can be done to alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes for a spot on my head that hurts when I touch it, like the pain radiates around my head, . No head trauma and no bump.?

What are some of the causes for a spot on my head that hurts when I touch it, like the pain radiates around my head, . No head trauma and no bump.?

Neuralgia: Some nerve endings exiting the skull are just under skin. These nerve endindings can get irritated and hurt upon contact/pressure from the outside. (occipital neuralgia). Infection in sinus and ear area can hurt as well as muscle tensions, skin lesions and even tick bite. ...Read more

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Could head trauma (blunt force) cause schizophrenia or any psychiatric disorder?

TBI: Tbi is known to cause a constellation of psychiatric and physical s.Sx
please get a brain scan, medical and psych eval also neuropsychological testing. ...Read more

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What can cause the loss of multiple senses after suffering head trauma?

What can cause the loss of multiple senses after suffering head trauma?

Multiple areas: Multiple areas of the brain are injured in a traumatic brain injury and this can affect different senses depending on which of the nerve pathways of the individual special sense is affected. ...Read more

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Can head trauma (not severe) cause a stroke?

Can head trauma (not severe) cause a stroke?

No: Traumatic brain injury is defined as damage to the brain resulting from an external mechanical force, such as rapid acceleration or deceleration, impact, blast waves, or penetration by a projectile.

Stroke would represent a non-traumatic brain injury which does not involve an external mechanical force. ...Read more

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What do you do for mastoiditis caused by head trauma?

What do you do for mastoiditis caused by head trauma?

Consult an ENT dr: Often, people will have fluid in the mastoid on imaging studies performed after head trauma. This may or may not mean that mastoiditis is present. It may be blood pooled in the mastoid, spinal fluid leaking, or excess mucous pooling in the mastoid. Each cause is managed differently. It would be prudent to be evaluated by an ears, nose, and throat physician. ...Read more

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What would cause a young man to have white hair?

What would cause a young man to have white hair?

White hair: If your mother or father's hair turned white at an early age, you may be genetically programmed for premature graying. Your genes determine when production of melanin stops, and your dna may destine you to platinum hair at an early age. ...Read more

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My 2yr. Old son died of blunt head trauma, could 2 or more people have caused this injury?

My 2yr. Old son died of blunt head trauma, could 2 or more people have caused this injury?

See below: This is difficult to answer without knowing all the facts and examining the patient. Blunt head trauma can occur from a variety of things. If you are concerned about the diagnosis talk to a law enforcement official. ...Read more

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Does masturbation causes white hair?

No: I'm sorry anyone told you something this foolish. It will also not make you hairy, bald, short, infertile, smooth, stupid, unspiritual, a loner, psychotic, or a sexual cripple on your wedding night. These are all tales that people with dark agendas tell teens to frighten and control them. Do your own thinking, and maybe even talk with your same-sex parent. ...Read more

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Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Post-traumatic: Repetitive head trauma results in tissue changes quite similar to alzheimers but the lesions are closer to the brain surface. This was first noted in "punch drunk syndrome" in boxing. There is likely some affect on blood flow (ischemia), as one could conceive of a local type of bruising, but this not fully clarified. Regardless the nfl and nhl are both paying a lot of attention these days. ...Read more

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Can head trauma cause seizures and/or hallucinations?

Can head trauma cause seizures and/or hallucinations?

Yes, it can: Head trauma can cause a host of problems both immediately and long-term. Some injuries are more obvious -- like skull fractures, gunshot wounds, etc. Others, like closed head injuries or concussions, are less obvious but suffering is still present. One needs a good neurologist and neuropsychiatrist to help with such situations. Medications can be tricky, and behavioral management's needed too. ...Read more

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Can a trauma / blow to the head cause moderate cerebral tonsil descent? Is this dangerous?

Can a trauma / blow to the head cause moderate cerebral tonsil descent? Is this dangerous?

No: Tonsillar descent is a condition when the lower portion of the cerebellum is able to migrate through the opening in the bottom of the skull. If it happened due to trauma, it is called tonsillar herniation and is usually rapidly fatal. If there is tonsil descent found on ct or mri, it is usually part of a chiari malformation and should not be dangerous. See your family dr. For evaluation. ...Read more

White Hair (Definition)

Hair is an outgrowth of the epidermis that is made of keratin. ...Read more