For the past 6 months, I've been in an on/off battle with my scalp - mostly the crown and a bit towards the back. It itches badly when I break a sweat (I workout daily), and then produces flakes in rough patches. The flakes build up (and re-build) incredibly fast - like overnight, in patches that are thick and dry. I've tried all the OTC products (T-Gel, T-Sal, Nizoral, Dermarest, Tea Tree shampoo, etc) - and they offer some temporary relief - but the flakes, patches, and sweat-itchiness continues. Please help! [more inside]
My understanding is that keratosis pilaris essentially is keratin plugs of my hair follicles. Were I to treat my keratosis pilaris with one of the various suggested treatments, would hair grow from the unplugged follicles?
Is baldness preventable these days? For the past few weeks I've been noticing dozens of hairs falling out of my head every day, and I'm a bit worried. [more inside]
One of the kittens we're fostering has developed a weird hard nodule thing on one of his front elbows. What is it, is it bad, will he die? Pics and more inside. [more inside]
What is this plasticky hair in a pore on my cheekbone? [more inside]
How does one treat, eliminate, and prevent ingrown hairs and red bumps from from hair waxing, especially in the pubic region? [more inside]
Wild hairs: Every so often, I get a strange whisker in my beard... [more inside]