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What could cause bald spots in facial hair?

What could cause bald spots in facial hair?

Fungus: One can contract a skin fungal infection that will cause loss of skin color and occasionally hair. It is usually circular and grows slowly. It can be treated with oral medicines and lotions. ...Read more

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Facial Hair (Definition)

Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more


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What could cause bald spots in hair?

What could cause bald spots in hair?

Alopecia areata: Alopecia aerata can cause smooth bald spots on the head. This is an inflammation which cause the hair to stop growing underneath the skin. This can occur after an emotional upset and is treatable with small injections of dilute cortisone to stimulate hair growth. ...Read more

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What causes Facial hair?

What causes Facial hair?

Testosterone: Facial hair is stimulated by the male harmone testosterone. After puberty the testosterone level is elevated and one being shaving. In woman some syndromes cause elevated T and they too develop facial hair ...Read more

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Why does my facial hair grow with patches of baldness?

Why does my facial hair grow with patches of baldness?

Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is a condition that causes round patches of hair loss, and can lead to total hair loss. Causes, incidence, and risk factors the cause of alopecia areata is unknown. About a fifth of people with this condition have a family history of alopecia. Alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune condition. This occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys hair follicles. ...Read more

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What can cause a bald spot in hair?

Many things: The bald spot could be alopecia areata. Consult a local dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes facial hair on women?

What causes facial hair on women?

Lower estrogen level: There can be several things but the most common in a 40 yo is lower estrogen as one approaches menopause, or the mildly elevated androgen production that one sees around menopause. However one must consider an endocrine tumor. The physician should ask other questions such as change in voice, change in periods, hair growth in other areas, medications, muscle hypertrophy, etc. ? Endocrine w/u. ...Read more

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What are some causes of bald patches in beard?

Bald patches: Bald isolated patches in the beard area may sometimes be related to fungal infiltration of the skin. ...Read more

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What causes women to grow excessive hair on the face like a beard?

What causes women to grow excessive hair on the face like a beard?

Familial: In some instances facial hair growth in women is familial and not indicative of any abnormalities. In other cases excess hair is due to hormonal abnormalities from glandular diseases.. An endocrinologist would be the best type of doctor to consult in this matter. ...Read more

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What causes facial hair to grow in women?

What causes facial hair to grow in women?

Androgens: Facial hair in women means they are producing more male hormones and it is direct result of that.Over production of testosterone or adrenal hormones it is called hisutism most common causes are 1polysystic ovarian syndrome 2adrenal tumors. ...Read more

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How come my facial hair is patchy?

How come my facial hair is patchy?

Alopecia Areata: This may be due to a medical condition called alopecia areata. This can cause patch like hair loss along the bearded area due to autoimmune reaction. This can be treatable by a dermatologist with low dose steroid injections. There can be other less common causes of patchy hair loss which may need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I sometimes find these really thick hairs on my face where around my chin from my facial hair. Why do grow these "mega hair's" form my facial hair?

I sometimes find these really thick hairs on my face where around my chin from my facial hair. Why do grow these "mega hair's" form my facial hair?

Hirsutism: Hi, these are the unwanted, male pattern hair, they can grow on chin, above lip, chest, nipples, abdomen, inner thighs, mots of the time no reason can be found for it and therefore it's called idiopathic Hirsutism, some treatable causes include: Polycystic Ovarian syndrome, Cushing's syndrome, Adrenal hyperplasia, some Adrenal and Ovarian tumors, you can see ur PMD for evaluation, if no cause ...Read more

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Shaved my head for summer.I see 6-7 small(eg:0.25cm) white scars/patches. Missing few hairs on sides of forehead(soft skin).Is it alopecia. Any remedy?

Shaved my head for summer.I see 6-7 small(eg:0.25cm) white scars/patches. Missing few hairs on sides of forehead(soft skin).Is it alopecia. Any remedy?

It may be: It may be an old scar where hair did not grow and as long as it is only in that area and when your hair grow that area is covered you need not do anything for it .If you feel you need to do anything more consult a dermatologist who can tell you after exam if you will ever grow hair in that area. ...Read more

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Is there something i can eat/home remedy to get rid off facial hairs?What causes large/visible black facial hairs? Especially on upper lips

Is there something i can eat/home remedy to get rid off facial hairs?What causes large/visible black facial hairs? Especially on upper lips

Home remedy: I think the remedy which is available at home is to be using commercially available material to discolor them or waxing them. Sometimes if they are prominent there might be hormonal imbalance that needs to be checked by your physician. If there is no hormonal issue, then laser therapy also is a temporary option. ...Read more

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Why do older men lose the hair on their heads but start growing lots of nose hair, ear hair and facial hair?

Why do older men lose the hair on their heads but start growing lots of nose hair, ear hair and facial hair?

Testosterone: As men get older, testosterone gets higher and causes you to lose the good hair on your head but you start to grow it in "less useful" places. One of the very exciting parts of getting older. :-\. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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What could cause bald spots in facial hair?

Fungus: One can contract a skin fungal infection that will cause loss of skin color and occasionally hair. It is usually circular and grows slowly. It can be treated with oral medicines and lotions. ...Read more

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