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My daughter aged 18 has hair on her face, stomach, back, arms and legs. Is this is a Hormonal Imbalance? If yes, what is the treatment of this?

Dr. Deepanjli 91% (542 ratings)
BSc (Life Science), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), NDDY(Naturopathy and Yoga), Punjabi University.
Homeopath, Mohali
My daughter aged 18 has hair on her face, stomach, back, arms and legs. Is this is a Hormonal Imbalance? If yes, what...
Dear Lybrate user Excessive hair growth apart from which is present since birth, is mainly due to hormonal imbalance. The commonest among all is PCOD. Get your daughter's Ultra sound scan whole abd. Including uterus and adenexa. You may consult me online privately.
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What To Do If You Are Suffering From Excessive Facial Hair?

Dr. Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay 87% (12 ratings)
FRCP (Edinburg), DM - Endocrinology, CCT (Endocrinology), MRCP - Diabetes & Endocrinology, MRCP (UK), MD & DNB - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Endocrinologist, Kolkata
What To Do If You Are Suffering From Excessive Facial Hair?

Every woman likes to look into the mirror and find not an extra strand of hair on her face, be it the upper lip or near the ears. While it is not uncommon for women to have hair on these and other areas, most women resort to multiple ways to get rid of this. The pattern of this unnecessary hair growth is very similar to the pattern seen in males normally.

This condition of excessive hair growth is known as hirsutism and can be caused by multiple causes, as listed below.

  1. Genetic or racial: While the European women have a more clean face that is free of hair, the Mediterranean and Indian women are highly likely to have more facial hair growth. There is also a strong family history relation, and it is hereditary.
  2. Androgens (testosterone): This is a male hormone, essential for the development of male sexual characters. Though it is present in very minute amounts in all women, in some, there could be higher than these minimal levels, leading to minor masculine characters, facial hair being one of them.
  3. Hormonal imbalances: There are multiple hormonal issues which can manifest as increased facial hair growth. The two most common ones include polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and adrenal conditions including tumours, Cushing's syndrome, and hyperplasia. In all these cases, there is increased amount of androgens, leading to excessive facial hair.
  4. Medication side effect: Some medications like testosterone, cyclosporine, anabolic steroids, and Minoxidil also lead to increased amounts of facial hair in women. Some other medications used to treat migraines, seizures, schizophrenia, and hypertension can also cause hirsutism. This is indirectly due to increased levels of male hormones in the system, producing these effects.
  5. Birth control pills: These also affect the hormone levels and lead to increased facial hair.
  6. Obesity: Most women with facial hair are also on the heavier side, and most people have a reduction in hair once weight is managed.

Treatment: The underlying cause should be treated for controlling hair growth. If there is an inducing medication, an alternative should be looked at. While hormone levels can be altered, in most cases, not much can be done. These need to be dealt with using one of the following methods - depilatory creams, waxing, plucking, shaving, laser reduction, electrolysis, and weight loss.

When reading through the above, it is obvious that a lot of causes for hirsutism point towards hormones. This also helps identify hormonal abnormalities in the earlier stages. This helps to identify hormonal disorders in their earlier stages, which are managed with lesser complications. The next time you feel there is more hair on your chin or cheeks, get your hormone levels checked.

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Due to Dandruff in hair I have Acne on Face and Scalp also since from 3 month. I have hormonal imbalance problem. Right now I am taking treatment. So please solve this acne problem.

Dr. Shriganesh Diliprao Deshmukh 91% (2533 ratings)
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Due to Dandruff in hair I have Acne on Face and Scalp also since from 3 month. I have hormonal imbalance problem. Rig...
Mix two tablespoons apple cider vinegar with one cup water, and use to douse your hair after washing. Rinse thoroughly, and follow with a light conditioner. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar will remove residue from product buildup and help you get shiny, lustrous locks. Mix a tablespoon of organic honey and onion juice in a jigger of vodka and apply on your scalp. Leave it on your hair overnight and wash off in the morning. Vodka cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair and stimulates the growth of healthy tresses. Ask me in private so dat we can discuss in better manner and also u wil improve Also we can change d medicine
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My hairs on the side face and chin and forehead grows very quickly. If I remove them they grows within 5 days. Why? And what's the cure to that?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 95% (26692 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My hairs on the side face and chin and forehead grows very quickly. If I remove them they grows within 5 days. Why? A...
White hair at an early age, called premature geeing is your condition. The cause of greying is the loss of melanin, the pigment that gives colour to your hair. This loss of melanin occurs at old age but nowadays it can occur in younger ages due to lifestyle changes and the pollution of environment. It is proven that the genes and the genetic changes can also cause this and also stress which is high in these days. There are multiple commercial preparations like creams and powder calming to be reverse the hair whitening, but are all of dubious value. Here I can suggest some natural and homemade methods for changing the grey hair to black which are harmless even if not very great as you would want it to be. Lack of many vitamins like B, zinc, iron copper & iodine are known to cause greying of hairs. So in your diet include all these vitamins. Avoid junk food, and eat balanced diet with all these vitamins Keep the scalp clean, and avoid suing soap or shampoo. Apply coconut oil and leave it there and just allow to dry without washing off with soap or shampoo. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and reduce stress by mediation and yoga or reading books or listening to music 1) Massage with onion paste, regularly 2) Eat sesame, 3) Apply butter oil and massage scalp 4) Regularly wash hair with gram flour, and curd/milk mixture 5) Do not forget the vitamins listed above and eat healthy as suggested. There are some Ayurveda preparation for grey hair like Amla paste, Apply coconut oil, and curry leaves paste You can also try coconut oil and lemon. Using Henna and coconut oil is also excellent .These home remedies will help you great with grey hair and is harmless unlike commercial preparations.
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I am a female of 26 yrs old I have hairs on my upper lip. Can I use need hair inhibitor cream for that and before that first I have to remove my hairs. I have many hairs and they are easily visible. So it is very embarrassing. Kindly suggest what should be done. I have used uproot lotion for 1 month, but I haven't find any result because I was using it without removing the hairs.

Dr. Ramya M N 94% (809 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bangalore
I am a female of 26 yrs old I have hairs on my upper lip. Can I use need hair inhibitor cream for that and before tha...
Uproot cream will help reduce the speed of growth. As you only said, it should be used after removing the hair by waxing or threading. You can undergo LASER hair removal.
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I have pimples and dark spots on my face and my hairs are getting white .what should I do to overcome from these.

Dr. Sandesh Gupta 97% (5136 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
I have pimples and dark spots on my face and my hairs are getting white .what should I do to overcome from these.
For pimples it's important to wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin's surface, avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring. A dietary therapy with the right medications for pimples can also help a lot. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (also called bearberry extract), and vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to lighten scars left by acne.Youmayusealterislotion on white hair.
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Sir/maam I have so much unothrise hair on my face and throat. I want to remove hair permanent. Have you any treatment.

Dr. Devesh Mehta 90% (1953 ratings)
MBBS, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Ahmedabad
Sir/maam I have so much unothrise hair on my face and throat. I want to remove hair permanent. Have you any treatment.
Amongst hair removal lasers, my first choice is diode laser, especially if the hair is black and thick. Sittings are required.
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Excess Facial Hair - What Can Be The Possible Reasons Behind It?

Dr. Piyush Desai 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, Post Graduate Diploma In Diabetology (PGDD), FCCP
Endocrinologist, Surat
Excess Facial Hair - What Can Be The Possible Reasons Behind It?

Every woman likes to look into the mirror and find not an extra strand of hair on her face, be it the upper lip or near the ears. While it is not uncommon for women to have hair on these and other areas, most women resort to multiple ways to get rid of this. The pattern of this unnecessary hair growth is very similar to the pattern seen in males normally.

This condition of excessive hair growth is known as hirsutism and can be caused by multiple causes, as listed below.

  1. Genetic or racial: While the European women have a more clean face that is free of hair, the Mediterranean and Indian women are highly likely to have more facial hair growth. There is also a strong family history relation, and it is hereditary.
  2. Androgens (testosterone): This is a male hormone, essential for the development of male sexual characters. Though it is present in very minute amounts in all women, in some, there could be higher than these minimal levels, leading to minor masculine characters, facial hair being one of them.
  3. Hormonal imbalances: There are multiple hormonal issues which can manifest as increased facial hair growth. The two most common ones include polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and adrenal conditions including tumours, Cushing's syndrome, and hyperplasia. In all these cases, there is increased amount of androgens, leading to excessive facial hair.
  4. Medication side effect: Some medications like testosterone, cyclosporine, anabolic steroids, and Minoxidil also lead to increased amounts of facial hair in women. Some other medications used to treat migraines, seizures, schizophrenia, and hypertension can also cause hirsutism. This is indirectly due to increased levels of male hormones in the system, producing these effects.
  5. Birth control pills: These also affect the hormone levels and lead to increased facial hair.
  6. Obesity: Most women with facial hair are also on the heavier side, and most people have a reduction in hair once weight is managed.

Treatment: The underlying cause should be treated for controlling hair growth. If there is an inducing medication, an alternative should be looked at. While hormone levels can be altered, in most cases, not much can be done. These need to be dealt with using one of the following methods - depilatory creams, waxing, plucking, shaving, laser reduction, electrolysis, and weight loss.

When reading through the above, it is obvious that a lot of causes for hirsutism point towards hormones. This also helps identify hormonal abnormalities in the earlier stages. This helps to identify hormonal disorders in their earlier stages, which are managed with lesser complications. The next time you feel there is more hair on your chin or cheeks, get your hormone levels checked. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!‚Äč

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I'm a boy of age 19 I have long hair which comes to my chin, but every time I have bath or sleep I lose lot of hair. Almost 20 strands everyday. How do I prevent losing hair naturally?

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 96% (50020 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I'm a boy of age 19
I have long hair which comes to my chin, but every time I have bath or sleep I lose lot of hair. ...
You are suffering from hormonal changes causing Androgenetic alopecia causing hair fall. It's completely stoppable even regrowth of hair is possible with certain medications without any side effects. Treatment depends on the grade of hair loss. So, it's a must for diagnosing which grade, you are in for an effective treatment. Please send photos of your head, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
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