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    Hirsutism is the condition which describes women whose hair is darker, thicker and coarser than the fine hair (vellous hair) that usually covers skin; more closely resembling head-hair (terminal hair). Read more →

    Omg we are the same I'm 14 i started biting and pulling out strand of hair when I was 12 and I never liked how my hair looked up or in a bun so I always kept it down so that was a big temptation but recently about a lil after I turned 14 I was getting concerned cause I was visually seeing my hair get thinner throughout those two years and my parents are about 45 and 50 and they have way more hair than me and also thicker than mines cause having lots of thick straight/wavy hair runs in the family and my hair is in layeres and I can visually see big chunks of hair I pulled out in those two years,I can see them growing and I would mostly pull out hair in my bottom layer cause at first I thought I had way too much hair and it took forever to straighten or curl,and. Now my bottom layer has two skinny strands along w/ the hair that's growing back from the hair I pulled out.

    hi, im 14 and i have the same problem but my mum told my its rather you have thick hair or fast growing hair

    my daughter started to get underarm hair and very strong body odor at 7 years old is this normal or should i speak to her doctor. she is 10 now and the bo is stronger and the hair black and thick but no signs of breasts or periods..please advice on shaving. thanks





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    My 10 year old daughter was born with a fare size birth mark on one of her shins. It has grown in size as she has grown. It is vary brown with a very dark brown patch in the middle of it.The problem is a crop of thick black hair on the very dark patch and i would like to know is there any procedure to permanently remove the hair.





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    Im 14 years old and i have always had really long thick hair, in april 2011 it started to fall out, its got verry thin but i only have about two smallish bald patches on the back of my head it goes all over my clothes pillow and floor and mainly comes out in the shour or brushing what do i do??





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    same thing as me! :(

    Hi Chloe , These are the types of discharge White: Thick, white discharge is common at the beginning and end of your cycle. Normal white discharge is not accompanied by itching. If itching is present, thick white discharge can indicate a yeast infection. Clear and stretchy: This is "fertile" mucous and means you are ovulating. Clear and watery: This occurs at different times of your cycle and can be particularly heavy after exercising. Yellow or Green: May indicate an infection, especially if thick or clumpy like cottage cheese or has a foul odor. Brown: May happen right after periods, and is just "cleaning out" your vagina. Old blood looks brown. Spotting Blood/Brown Discharge: This may occur when you are ovulating/mid-cycle. Sometimes early in pregnancy you may have spotting or a brownish discharge at the time your period would normally come. If you have spotting at the time of your normal period rather than your usual amount of flow, and you have had sex without using birth control, you should check a pregnancy test.

    hey getting hair like that is normal especially if you have dark hair or are dark skinned. If you really want to help you can buy bleaching agents at boots for body hair, you leave it on for 10 minutes and it will make them lighter/blonder. what ever you do dont shave your arms, back or tummy as the hair will grow back thicker and darker and you will most likely get more hair when it comes back. If you're really worried about it go see your doctor because your hormones could be causeing you to grow more hair x

    I'm 16 and my penis is small and when I get a erection it's not very thick is there something wrong with me? I don't want any operation either





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    Hi Jack. I'd expect a boy of your age to be about 15cm when erect but don't worry. It really depends on when you started puberty. Your penis could keep growing for another 3 years! I'd recommend having a look at boysunderattack.com

    Hi, I am 19 years old and I have been ulling out and chewing my hair for the past 2-3 years, although I have tried to stop many times, its becoming more difficult with time. I tend to hide my hair in pockets and under my pillow to 'save' it for later. I live a normal active life and no one is aware of this problem however I know it is wrong and was hoping I'll grow out of it as my doctor said but I have not. i have tried cutting my hair short, eating snacks to replace the hair, keeping my hair tied up, etc.





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    my son is 18mths old and has red/strawberry blond hair. I found black bits in his hair that looked like soil I guessed these were nits. Do nits change colour with hair as I've only seen white eggs on dark hair?





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    The white eggs are dead ones - empty egg cases. The live eggs, those that will hatch into lice are a dark brown colour and will be close to the scalp. In a long term infestation it is believed that the lice will develope a changed colour to help them camoflage into the hair, as the different generations of lice hatch. Generally they range from a fairly transparent light brown to a dark brown/black. I find them most easily spotted after they have just fed as their abdomens show up as a dark spot.

    Hi Sam, White eggs are alive, brown coloured eggs are dead. The adult lice are dark.

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    Isn't it normal to have have in all the areas you mentioned? Usually it's fine hair, but if it's coarse then that's not good ): . I am suffering with severe facial hair. It's very thick like leg hair once it grows back after shaving. It seems to have gotten better because of my at home laser treatment & medication. I've seen many doctors and have taken birth control pills but i'm glad I stopped. The reason I have thick hair on my face is due to my first laser treatment whoch required shavving it (made matters worse). I drink spearmint tea each morning since it's supposed to lower the androgens. Well ... It's vey embarrassing for me to even show my face and i keep my hair down to hide it.

    hey I'm 16 and i have hair al over my body I am ashamed of this I can not even wear a bikini because I have very thick hair so when I shave it you can still see it. the hair on my face, is really embarrassing everyday have to look in the mirror if hair has grown back and make sure I've pulled out all .it makes me unsure sometimes i can't even look at somebody becease im afraid they will see facial hair.It's not that i tink i'm ugly everyone is unique in its own way but so much hair is to unique for me and i'd rather be normal :( HELP desperate (sorry for my english i'm dutchxD)





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    I have 3 girls, 3,4 and 7 years old, the three year old gets baby lice that do not stay with her long, the 4 year olds hair is really fine, lice don't like her hair, she hardly ever gets them. My 7 year old has really thick long hair, the lice love her, I am constantly combing her hair with a metal comb, I know this keeps it under control, but will never get rid of the problem. The Lice just like her hair. Bring the nit nurse back into schools, would be like the nit clinics but in school. My son has shaved hair and I sometimes find then on him, so shaving won't help . X





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    My 5 year old daughter only has to be in the same room as someone with lice and she gets them, she has got very thick hair which I have had to cut in a short bob. Every night I brush through her hair with the 'nitty gritty' comb and twice a week I sit there for 3 hours wet combing her hair. It doesn't matter how much u check/treat your childs hair there is always a 'parent' who doesn't check their childs hair. Headlice are a part of school u can't prevent, you just have to believe that every other parent checks thir childs hair because that is the only way WE can get rid of them! (By all working together)





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    yep

    very true

    Hi, My son's thyroid count came back as normal. They have concluded that this may be stress related - when he gets angry he pulls his hair. Also, the inherited hair issue in my family seems to be able to kick in during different times of life - my twin nieces had normal hair until their teens when they began to notice it thinning - the same as for my eldest daughter, although my youngest daughter has really thick hair.

    ahh my sister used to do this ;) she used to take hold of her bottle and suck it and twist her hair around her finger and pull it out and in the morrning she had a load of patches but we didnt see a doctor, we simply persuaded her when she was 3 that if she keeps pulling her hair out we just used to say " if you stop pulling your hair out you will have hair like a princess" and she carried on for a while but then the problem just went away! i have a problem as well. im 13 and ive been crying for bout a week non stop and i think i have alopecia.... about a week ago i had a shower and a LOOOOTTT of hair came out. i have a shower everyday because my hair gets soooo greasy. and every day this week more and more hair has been coming out. fortunately i have really thick hair so its just thinning gradually but no round bald patches? so is this alopecia or not? im so confused if i slide my hand over my hair with grip a lot of hair comes out also! AHH help me! im scarredd!

    Hi I'm 21 and every since I've been 17 I have been getting terminal hair growth on my neck and breasts its soo horrible to have to keep on doing it and explaining everybody I hate when anybody touches me cause they can feel that thick hair growing please advise me on what I should do ..





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    Hi, I'm 24 and I have noticible hair on my top lip, the occasional few on my chin, stomach, round my nipples, back of thighs and bum. I wax every 4 weeks and pluck the hair around my nipples as soon as they grow through as i don't want my boyfriend to notice. I've found that with getting the hair waxed or plucking it, it takes longer for it to grow back so its a bit easier to hide. I don't recommend shaving as i did that before and it seem to make the hair thicker. I started getting thicker hair at 9 and got teased when going swimming so at that age i used hair removal cream as i was too nervous to shave, but i find now that it doesn't work as affective as the hair can be too thick. If i had the money i would get laser treatment as i feel self conscious about the hair. Hope this is useful for some people.





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    Iam 14 and found out i have a small bald patch on the side of my hair. I do have alot of stress but my hair is very thick and strong so i dont know why its like dat. Do u think theres more chamce of it growing back? Plz reply





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    Hi everyone ! I'm 22 years old and I have long thick hair I just found out a week ago that I have lice ! I used to have them a lot as a kid but this is the first time I have them as an adult , I realy don't know what to do! I don't want to use any shampos I prefer natural stuff, I've been combing my hair for hours everyday but still can't get rid of it . Literally my hair is full of lice and nits! I'm afraid to pass it to my boyfriend . Please help me !





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    Hi I have a butt long thick hair I just found out that I got headlice I had it for weeks and I didn't know I thought it was dandruff ! Yesterday my friend suggested I get my hair checked for head lice which I did and surprise my hair is full of live and nits! I don't want to cut my hair or use chemicals shampoos ! Any naural treatment ideas? And someone told me to get the rubi comb the electric lice comb ! Is it any good? I need help !





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    Hi, I am looking for someone who has headlice and would be willing to come into London this easter weekend- either the 31st (sunday) or 1st (monday) to appear briefly in a live television programme. You will be rewarded with a £150 voucher for professional hair treatment at The Hair Force- a very highly recommended centre. If you are interested please get in touch asap

    I have a lot of thick, blonde hair on my arms. Im lucky that its not black, so nobody really notices it, but I hate it being there, And everyone elses arms are all bare and soft and mine are just hairy! Its also my legs, but I can easily keep on top of that, though it grows really fast and can tend to be quite dark! I can also see hair sprouting in a line underneath my belly button. I hate all this hair and Im so paranoid! The hair on my arms even reaches my hands and wrists!





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    i had nits for 6 years and i also have thick hair. the best way is to comb, comb, comb every day, and its best to try to comb with wet hair with conditioner in, but dry hair will do. also nitty gritty sell a very good comb for getting the eggs out. hope that helps.

    Hi, I'm 15 3/4 years old and I have an Indian Grandad so because of my darker genes, I have thick dark hair all over my body. I use Veet hair removal cream on my legs which is good but I don't know what to do about the rest of my body as I cannot shave. I waxed my neck but it really hurts and I won't be able do that again. I really want laser hair removal when I turn 18 but I don't know what to do until then as I get embarassed. HELP SOMEONE ?!!!!





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    ♥♥♥For all who are strugling to zap the nits: I have 2 mixed race daughters with thick curly long hair. When my oldest was little I struggled to find about effective solution to getting rid of these pesky critters for good. Her hair is so thick that I couldn't get combs through it once I had applied a product (I think I have tried them all- and none are effective) . I then discovered a comb called "nitty gritty" which you can pick up at most chemists for less than £10. Don't think anything else will work, believe me save your money and just buy this! You then apply lots of conditioner to wet hair (in shower/ bath or whilst watching telly!) Then comb through the hair. You need to go through the hair by small sections and do each section a couple of times, rinsing the comb regularly. Then rinse your hair (or shampoo and rinse). Aim to do this 3 times a week for the first few weeks to break the cycle of lice laying eggs which then hatch giving you fresh lice. The comb will remove them but crucial to this system being effective is the hair conditioner (any cheap one will do). It makes the lice sluggish therefore easier to comb out AND the conditioner means the eggs can't stay stuck to the hair shaft, making them easier to comb out as well! Yeah problem solved! I am serious, this is the only thing I have found to work. Hope this helps all those girls, who like me, couldn't get rid of the little horrors lol





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    Picksan lice stop shampoo leaves the hair in the most amazing condition whilst getting rid of the lice without any nasty fumes it is non allergenic . My tip as a mum with three girls with very thick hair is treat if they have lice with the picksan lice stop shampoo and then once you have treated protect your family with Picksan no lice preventative spray it is odourless you just spritz the hair and your family is protected for 8 hours it really works there was a big epidemic at our kids school and ours escaped any infestation. i heard about it on a radio show and not looked back after trying lots of other products. I have bought it online from amazon and from chemistdirect.co.uk i am trying to get mums in the school to all use the preventative as I teach part time and no what a disruption it can cause to their schooling if they have to take time off. Any teachers use the no lice preventative spray too as you are at risk !!

    Hi my daughter is 5 and was born with hair all over but lately it has got very dark thick long hair all over her arms back and shoulders , I wouldnt normally worry but she has noticed it herself and frinds have noticed and started calling her named which is awful at 5.. I would appreciate some help





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    im 18, and have always had unwanted facial hair, which my mum paid for, for my 16th birthday to get removed through lazer treatments, its not totally gone yet but i feel a lot more confident and i can now put my hair up in a pony tail without feeling self conscious, over the past year i have been getting very thick navel hair and nipple hairs, i try to remove them but they just come back thicker, i don't know what to do and always feel so self conscious. none of my friends have extra body hair and it makes me feel like a man, its the navel hair that upsets me most as i tried waxing it a few times but always comes back more, i have a bad tolerance for pain too and cry every time i have to wax myself or even pluck. I'm just so embarrassed and want it to disappear :(





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    sounds like an excess in your androgens. it's called hirsutism as you know and it can be cured by medications. check with your doctor honey. don't suffer any more

    i am 35, i was and still get picked on for the hair issue i have. Creams make more hair grow and i am allergic to all of them even the mild ones. I pluck the hairs from my face every day, but i am extremely hairy everywhere, the hair is thick and black and grows back very quickly, i found the doctor to be very unhelpful, as i dont have polysistic ovaries, i have low self esteme, and hate it. I get comments from men about it, nothing seems to work, i am also worried that laser treatment will make my skin sore, so people will know what i am doing, please help





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    I have hair “down there” and its thick and black (I'm naturally dark). I don't know what to do about it.





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    Well there is a couple of options you have to minumise it, you could shave it but it can irratate the skin and make it itchy and you could also cut yourself (OUCH). If you do decide to shave please just be EXTREMLY CAREFUL! To just tame it abit you could trim it with scissors, this is a better option as it doesnt irrate the skin, but there is still that chance of cutting yourself. You could also use hair removal cream but i would only use it on the outer part of the vagina because the inner lips and vagina hole are VERY sensitive and the cream would make them sore. Well hope this helps, good luck =)

    Thx sooooo much Hannah I'm much more confident now about my body

    Hi, I have had random hairs on my face loads on my chest, tummy and legs and my forearms are now starting to get thick dark hairs on them :( I can't shave because i get infected follicles, waxing really hurts and sometimes even sensitive hair removal creams bring me out in a rash! I find that a dry electric shaver works for me because it gets rid of the hair and doesn't leave an obvious rash-maybe this could work for you? I know loads of women who have hairy toes, even though they don't have excess hair anywhere else. I understand how low you must feel - I've had this problem since i was about 12 and im now 28. Have you been to your GP? They can prescribe you some medication to reduce or prevent more hair growing.

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