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Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?
Blackhead: It's probably a blackhead (comedo) that had skin grow over it. Not a big deal. Sometimes blackheads get really big and dramatic. Exfoliate to keep this from happening. ...Read more
My brush is full of hair with the white roots attached. I'm thinning because i'm 73 but around a month ago, i notice a lot of hair that comes out.?
Causes: There can be several causes for this. See your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Can bumping your head very hard cause hair to grow in white in that spot? I had my hair dyed a week before, but that spot suddenly has white roots.
Not likely to be : from trauma to the head..shouldn't effect the color maybe just the growth itself ...Read more
I noticed that the hair falling out have a white tip on the end, not on the roots. What is the meaning of this?
Telogen effluvium : Telogen effluvium is one of the most common forms of nonscarring hair loss. It results from an alteration in follicular cycling that leads to the excessive shedding of telogen hairs. Manifests as a diffuse reduction in hair density. In most cases, the course is self-limited, with hair loss beginning two to three months after the inciting factor and reversing once the inciting factor resolves ...Read more
My age is 30. I have lots of white hair.. What can I do so that i can start getting black hair from roots again?
Probably nothing: If this is not associated with a skin disorder you are probably going to have to use hair dye. Please see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I am 20 y/o male and I am losing my hair very significantly.It seems like normal alopecia and the roots are white when they fall.Please help me.
Hair loss in 20 yo M: The question is what is the pattern of hair loss? Is it frontal, temporal and vertex like male pattern hair loss? Is there a family history of pattern hair loss? If the hair loss is diffuse from all over the scalp, particularly if all the roots are white, you need an exam by a dermatologist to see if this is another form of hair loss which may be caused by meds, stress, metabolic problems, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My hair has been falling out loads, especially during winter, when they come out i see white /yellow stuff attached to the roots and scalp, what is it?
Many possibilities: Hair "turns over" faster than just about anything else in the body, and many things - from illness to injury to surgical procedures to hormonal imbalances to infections to stress - can interfere with the normal hair cycle. Don't waste your money on tonics and "hair vitamins". Let a dermatologist go through the possibilities and find the cause. (the yellow stuff on the roots is normal.). ...Read more
All 4 impacted wis teeth out five years ago. I now have white pokey things sticking out of 2 areas where teeth were. Are these roots? R r they bone?
Depends: Most often this is tissue. However, if they are new it is always possible that a loose and small piece of bone is moving to the surface and will eventually be released- much like a splinter. If not sure, see your Dentist. Often we will gently slip them out with cotton pick-ups or hemostat if they are bothering you . Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pimple on my pubic hair area and they have pus. I don't shave, I do trimming. There are small white dots at the roots of my hair. What's it?
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