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Many: There could be many causes for this. Please see a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
I have acne, mostly on my chin. I also have wiry, black hairs on my chin and breasts. Is this a concern for hormonal imbalance? How can it be treated?
Unlikely, possible.: Acne, and coarse dark facial and body hair can possibly be associated with certain hormonal conditions. Among them would be polycystic ovary syndrome, and other rarer hormonal disorders. These conditions can usually be identified by appropriate blood tests. Whether or not a specific reason can be found for the acne or hair, both of these conditions can be easily treated by a physician. ...Read more
Noticing hair loss, receding hairline. Some hairs are turning white/gray and wiry. Anything at all I can do to prevent further ?
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium ...Read more
It depends-see below: Depending on how young you're talking about, there may be an underlying cause -- it's worth it to talk to your doctor. There are family tendencies to starting to gray in your 20's; if that's the situation, or if there's no underlying cause, the only 'cure' is hair dye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: If you mean temporary hair loss due to a medicine or stress or weight loss, it will usually grow back on its own. If you mean hereditary baldness, your only current options are a hair transplant or a hairpiece. As my father used to say, he who loses his hair early in life will have toupee for it. (rimshot, please...). ...Read more
Therapy & an SSRI: Hair pulling-or trichotillomania-is classified as an impulse control disorder in the dsm iv. It is difficult to treat so it is important to get into cbt therapy as soon as possible. Typically, the medication which is prescribed as an adjunct to therapy is an ssri such as fluoxetine. The sooner you seek treatment the better, as hair-pulling becomes more habitual with time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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