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    I am a 34 female and I have developed, over the course of about 2 years, patchy dark pigmented skin on my face, chest, between my legs, a little on my palms and my feet. I already had white patchy circles on my trunk so to now have dark patches I look very patchy. I have seen my doctor about it and he said that it is chloasma but I have had my hormones checked and tests came back normal, I'm not pregnant and as far as I know not going through menopause. Is there anything I can do to get rid of this patchy skin? It feels exactly the same as my pale skin but it looks like a dark brown irregular patched mask on my face and chest. It is all across my forehead and onto my cheeks and around my mouth. Please Help. Thanks.





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    I am michael, 27 years old and can't grow facial hair. I do get a little hair growth but it is very patchy, it is embarrassing as I can't have any for of stuble as I look silly. Please is there anything that could give me a full face of hair. My doctor simply says no however transexual women can grow hair when they go through the process. Please help, I just want to feel like a man





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    About a year ago I dyed my hair black and have been doing every month since.shortly after I first dyed my hair my body started to itch all over its constant everyday.my skin is always dry flaky and patchy.the constant itch is making my life miserable.I have been backwards and forwards to my docter I have to take antihistimine every day and have had every steroid cream and emmolliants and nothing makes it go away.Is it my hair dye?Please help.





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    hello, im a 19 year old asian girl. as far back as i can remember when i was 8/9 years old and i had this patchy skin on my RHS shoulder ( following dwon to the armpit and dwon the breast).. now i know that its this !! Just wanted to ask those of you those have experinced an increase in hair growth on the BN, was the growth into THICK dark hair " SLOW " or was it there right form word go when you had BN ? Quite reassuring to know i wasnt the only one !! =)





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    Hi i'm 24 and over the last year I have started to lose my facial hair. I use to have a full beard but now I have bald patches in several places, the worst around my chin. Is this common, and is there a cure for the problem? I am very self conscious about it and people make comments. I've tried to hide it by shaving but the skin looks different in the patchy areas so is still noticable. Please help!





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    Hi Paul. It might be worth a visit to your GP. There are many treatments for this kind of hair thinning such as Rogaine, Procepia and Growthex. For example, Growthex works by putting the hair back in to the 'growth' phase so the hair follicle start producing thicker longer hairs. Have you tried any of these?

    Hi, I have a hairy back and shoulders which I hate. I get it trimmed using clippers now as the last time I used hair removal cream my skin was badly burnt. I'd love to have it removed by laser. Please can anyone share experiences, is it permanent, patchy, actual true costs and if there are any recommended clinics in or around Dorset. Thank you.





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    i am 19 and have dark hair and olive skin a have been using sun beds for about 3 years on and off. when using the sunbeds last year i got to a certain color and then my legs went patchy and looks like (corned beef) so i stop going on in that year i when on holiday and the white patches that would not tan on the sunbeds cleared up and all went brown. i have started going back on the sunbeds a same has happened and they just will not tan.





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    please could i have the name as the cream as my face is so patchy with brown marks i no longr go out in the sun but its starting to affect my family now as i will not go anywaere if the sun is out thankyou





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    In Daniel's episode he was prescribed a cream called Pigmanorm for his hyperpigmentation. This cream should only be used under medical supervision and after a correct diagnosis has been made, so please talk to your GP or Dermatologist in the first instance.

    I have a patchy rash across my neck it doesn't itch and isn't sore .it is a light beige/skin colour .Im a white female any ideas what it could be.





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    Hi, I'm 17 year old female and I have this massive brown pigmentation on my leg, it goes from my ankle all the way up my left leg over my vagina to the top of my right leg. It's also on my bum. I really would like to know if there is anything I can do about it as it makes me really self concious about getting my legs out as people have said to me in the past it looks like patchy fake tan.





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    I'm a female and only 18 although my hair is thinning. its not going patchy or bald but breaks off really easily and falls out when i brush it.my hair has never been that long but has never been this thin either. I do straighten my hair but use the most expensive shampoos and conditioners to protect it as i could not live without straightening my hair. Do you think its ne thing serious to worry about?? thanks





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    I have always had fine hair and when I was a kid my mum was told to cut my hair short to encourage it to grow it never worked. If you feel its worth a try the do so but just be aware it may not work. I had Alopecia Areata in 2008 which is patchy boldness and my hair would fall out when I washed or brushed it. The doctor said to me that I had to wait it out I was lucky and all my hair grew back with only a small Gray stripe. HOPE THIS HELP'S

    I have hair loss & getting patchy hair I am only 29 but look like a old mans head ! Can u help please





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    I'm now 22 and completely bald, although recently I have had facial hair start to grow back, a couple on my chest and a few down below. It first started when I was about 17/18 and a patch vanished overnight from the back of my head. Went to the doctor asap. Was told what it was and that no one knew why it happened. I was asked if I was stressed. I wasn't. I'd just got an apprenticeship, got back into my karate.I was good. Apart from my hair falling out :P It went patchy so I used clippers to cut what was left of, and wore a hat. I didn't care what people said but it bothered me. Then I bit the bullet, shaved it of and lost the hat. I did have a full head of hair grow back, then it happened again but worse. Still patchy though. This time I was used to it, and so were all the people I know. This time, it started growing back, then ALL of it went. Eye brows,facial hair, arms, lege, pubic hair. The lot.Everything. That was a few years ago. I haven't shaved in at least 3 years lol. Like I said at the start, I've had some hair come back on my face, a couple on my chest, a few small ones where my eye brows should be and a few down below. It doesn't bother me so much now. I'm used to it and I've never bothered with what other people have to say if its negative. I fully understand what people go through when their hair falls out and there's nothing that can be done. It would be nice if it grows back, even better it a treatment was developed. Just thought I'd share my ongoing experience :)





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    Hi, I have hair loss mainly on the front of my head, patchy were hair doesnt grow. Its been like that for years. My diet is good but I also want to take a natural supplement. Can you please recommend one you think has best reports. I have heard mainly of nourkin, pil food. Please advise if you know of any that could help





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    Hi Im 36 and for the past few years have noticed a loss of hair over my body, my body hair which was quite thick is now very thin and patchy in places, I would like to know if this is normal or could it be a symptom of some underlying other problem.





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    I started pulling my hair out when i was 10 when my parents split up and i carried on all the way through seccondary school. I always had hair on the back but i was bald and patchy on the top. Last year somehow i overcame it i now have a fringe for the first time in 6 years but i'm finding myself doing it again and it's worring me. Untill i watched embarassing bodies i didn't know it was a real problem I thought i was alone!





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    hi there, i suffer with the same condition.initially my hair loss was just patchy. It was very stressfull watching my hair fall out more by the day and trying desperately to cover it up.eventually i thought "i've had enough" and did a gail porter (shaved the whole lot off!!) it took a lot of strength to begin with to go out totally bald. but now, my friends ,family and work colleagues are used to it. And so am I. I feel less stressed and dont worry about it anymore. if my hair comes back that would be great , but i'm not going to let baldness ruin my enjoyment of life. hold you head up high and be strong...!

    Hi, i have all the symptoms of demodex hair mites causing me to have severe hair loss,extremely itchy scalp, acne in my chest, upper arms,back, neck and shoulders, swolen nose, swolen forehead. In Ireland the doctor's don't seem to know anything about it, just telling me to take vitimans, I have tried taking vitimans but clearly isn't working, i am very depressed as nobody can seem to help me on this condition, can anyone please help ? Maybe Dr Christian Jessen ??? P.S i had 2 hair transplants to try to solve my hair loss issue and my surgeon recommeded me to use 5% Minoxidil to help prevent further hair loss, i used minoxidil for 3 months and it made my hair worse, now i have patchy hair loss, looks awful so i covers my head all the time for the past couple of years to hide the embarrasment of the way it looks. When i used minoxidil i thought it would help but infact i was just feeding the hair mites in a result of eating my hair folliciles : ( I would really appreciate if someone could please help me, i need a professional opponion on what i can do to cure this.





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    Demodex can only be eliminated by tea tree oil. You need to shampoo and bathe your whole body with dilute tea tree oil shampoo and 30 drops in your bath water everyday for two weeks. You need to throw away all makeup an hair brushes and sterilize you bedding.

    I dont know what to do about pubic hair, im guessing most guys prefer shaved but I can never get a very close shave and it grows back very quick and stubbly. I get red patchy rashes too :S





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    I'm the same, I find mosituring after helps, using dental soaps while shaving helps and doing in shower rather then bath! It stings a bit when I shave 'down there' but I've gotten use to it, unless you get lazered off or wax these things will stay! X

    Hi, I have had alopecia for about 12 years now. It started when I was 19 after a break up with my boyfriend. It was distintve patches on my head since then I have had regular periods of hair loss. I am now 32 and although I really struggled n the beginning I have been lucky enough to style my hair to diguise it so most people are not aware. My hair has always grown back but loss differs from patches to general all over thinning, I also get patchy eyelashes and eyebrows. I try not to stress about it now and try to see the positives, at least I'm healthy and not losing my hair as a result of chemo or other serous illness. I was amazed to see just how many of us there are out there and hope sharing my story helps people realise we are not alone. I too felt like the doctors were dismissive in saying this is it, there s no cure so go home and deal with it. More should be done to address the emotional affects of having this condtions.





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    I am 29 and have an extreme form of eczema called Nethertons Syndrome, which I have had since birth (only diagnosed in my teens). I currently use many creams and lotions including vaseline, eumovate, hydrocortisone, balneum bath oil & dermol lotion. I also take vallegran which is an anti-hystemine. I find that steady routine, least stress as possible(easier said than done having this to deal with), nice weather but not too hot helps as well as support from family. I also have very weak hair (bamboo hair) and this sometimes means my hair breaks and is a little bald and patchy, it does eventually grow back. Some people suggest herbal remedies and vitamins ie evening primrose oil etc. Does anyone else have this? what do you use and does anyone have any other suggestions for improving this condition as is it very life impacting? Much appreciated.





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    I've had vitaligo for about 20 years now when I'm wearing any sleeveless tops I feel so scruffy and patchy and also use a factor 35 or 50 but the creams are so thick to rub in but they do give you protection even when I go abroad I try to keep covered as much as possible I am so conscious when in my costume because all the top of my legs and arms are really patchy and I weigh 12 stone so you can imagine what I look like my family and friends say don't be silly I look ok, But it's easy for them to say they havn't got this problem. So I think we've all got the same problem just have to cope with it. It would be nice to talk to someone with the same problem face to face to see what there thoughts are I live near nottingham. Ps there are people out there worse off than what we are. But it dosn't make me feel any better. Kathleen

    I'm 17 and I think I started when I was about 12. To begin with, I would pull on my pubic hair, in bed at night. When I was about 13 I got so fed up with being teased about my moustache, I ripped it out with my hands. I stole a pair of tweezers from my mum to finish the job, because it was very patchy, and then just kept them (which I feel bad about, but she didn't notice). Around the same time, I started shaving my legs, but I also plucked whenever there was any stubble. I can spend hours just tweezing my legs. I also started to pluck my fingers and toes, because I have quite a hairy body, and I haven't stopped. I now regularly do my fingers, feet and moustache, and then if there's no hair left, my pubes and legs.





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    Hi, my name is G, I've been pulling out my hair since I was about 10 or 11. I started with the hair on my fingers, and then dabbled in pulling out the hair on my underarm. Now, 18, I primarily pull out my eyelashes and pubic hair. It's really quite embarrassing and tedious (as I spend maybe 3 hours at a time just pulling, not including all the times I've pulled out my eyelashes "casually"). This all kind of sucks and I wish I could stop because my fingers, the area where I pull... They all just hurt! My fingers are bruised and one in particular, the one I use to pull out all of the hair, there is a lesion where my thumb meets my finger and because I can't stop it's getting bigger. It's ironic, because I don't really care about the amount of damage I'm causing on my own skin. Sometimes I do, sometimes - like now - I can barely think about it. I do want to stop because I'm going to uni soon, but I can't seem to atm. :/ But that's probably because I'm depressed and incredibly stressed out because of my life atm. Sigh.

    I'm 24 almost 25 I've got vitiligo of the penis. Haven't been to a GP because I know from research that it's Vitiligo i.e. images online etc. First noticed it when I was 23 and now it's pretty established. Also have a few little patches on my scrotum and around my anus. Doesn't particularly bother me - as long as it stays in the area and doesn't spread. I've read up on it and research tells me that vitiligo usually is local to a particular area - I hope to God it is. How likely is it that it will spread to other bodily areas? I am an actor so if it were to spread to other more northerly areas there would be serious trouble. I can deal with a patchy penis - it adds character. but a patchy face on the other hand would be tricky work wise. Please advise...





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    I am so glad I ain't the only person with this major, awful problem! So many things I want to do but I cant because of my stupid looking redneck and face. When I talk to someone for a while my neck can become really red and patchy and is noticed by everyone. It can glow! People think I have something wrong with me. Drinking brings it on, talking in public, talking to mates!!! Which really annoys me. Eating food? I feel like I am becoming a hermit crab. I dont feel like I can go out. I love playing the drums and want to join a band but I am fearful of the red patchy neck and face. I hate it! I am a tame person but this is getting me very angry! Please help, please!!! It is really starting to effect my work and home life. My social life is going out of the window. Please help!





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    Hey, I'm almost 16, and have an excessive amount of body hair which is making me increasingly selfconcious. I've seen women with a few patchy bits of dark thick hair in places like clevage, arms and hands, thighs and toes, but mine is just pretty much all over. I hate it, I have a 'snail trail' that is not just one straight line of hair, but its all over my stomach leading into my clevage and back etc. I cant go swimming just wearing a bikini because it is just so obvious, and I dont want to shave or do anything like that to it because I know it'll just grow back worse. My arms are the worst though because even at school, I'm afraid to wear sleeveless shirts, and when I do i always make sure I wear a long sleeved tshirt underneath, and its got me in trouble before. I literally hate feeling like this, I want to start having relationships but I'm just too scared they'll think im disgusting, like I've been told before. Laser treatment isnt an option for me..........please help





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    Hi there, I have the same problem! For my arms, stomach and back I use boots hair bleaching cream once a week. It turns the hair a fine blonde, you can still see it but it's not as noticeable. It works really well for the arms especially :)

    hi connie, I'm 19 but since about 14 I've had the same problem as you when it comes to the 'snail trail' and hairy arms! I found that waxing my stomache worked well, although after about a week or so it grew back- and i swear it got worse! However, I'm not going to get laser hair removal, so when I know that my stomach will be on show (like on holiday in a bikini) I wax it a day or two before and then can feel confident that my stomach is hairless! For my arms I got my cousins to wax them before I went to university. For years I was so conscious that my arms were so hairy and I hated it! However, since they were waxed I have let the hair grow out again because I realised how many girls do have black hair on their arms! Beside the waxing I am taking a pill for my acne, but this pill is also often prescribed to women with polysystic ovaries which can cause excess hair. I think you should go to your doctors and talk it through with them and they will have the best suggestions- and don't worry, they won't make it embarrasing for you in the slightest! Good Luck- oh and just so you know- some guys actually prefere really hairy women!

    Hi, I've has this problem too, for about 15 years now. The only advice I've ever had from my GP was to stop irritating the hair roots ie stop removing hair! I'm very dark, the hair on my legs, underarm and bikini line is too thick and dark to not remove it. I have lumps and scars on both underarms, and years of scarring on my legs and bikini line. Beauticians have offered me creams that are meant to reduce ingrowing hairs, which I did try and used religiously, but it didn't work. I always remove ingrowing hairs when I see them, as they tend to get infected if I leave them, which causes more scarring. I exfoliate daily, and use a good moisturiser daily, but it doesn't help. I dont shave anymore as it irritates my skin far too much, I've epilated and waxed at home for the last 5 years, hair growth has slowed and is patchy, but as each hair weakens it grows in as it cant break through the skin, so back to square one!! I would dearly love to have clear skin, but I dont think there is a solution, I have to continue to cover up, even in hot weather.

    Hi all, Well i have had alopicia since i was 18mths old i am now 34. I have 3 beautiful kids and have been with my partner for 16yrs. From the age of 18mths to 5yrs i didn't have any hair at all, then it all grew back just had a small patch on the side, Then just before i started secondary school typically it all fell out, just had a tuft at the top of my head. Had to wear a wig and was bullied relentlessly everyday and one horrific day when the whole school was walking in after lunch someone ran behind me and pulled it off. But my hair started growing back and by the age of 14 i could wear a thick black band, still have to wear the band (18yrs later) because i have a really high hairline at the back and patchy at the sides. I hate this illness i feel i cannot go swimming or tie my hair up or have a fashionable hairstyle i get so depressed some days just for a day i would love to be able to go outside with a ponytail and feel the wind round my ears ( i know it sounds sad). To top things off i have also been diagnosed with polysystic ovaries which one of the symptoms is excess hair!!!! yes everwhere i don't want it but on my head. Fingers crossed they find something, they can send a man to the moon but not find a cure/potion to make hair grow back.





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    Remain positive and keep stress out of your life as much as possible. It might be a great idea to see a professional who is able to treat your hair and recommend hair products that will work for you. Seeing a doctor, and asking about your iron levels, Vitamin D, B, C levels, etc., might be to your advantage. Also, you might want to look into taking a natural herb that promotes hair growth (plenty online). I have read about a Chinese Herb called Ban Tu Wan (check online) that some bloggers with Alopecia are saying has done wonders for them. Wal-mart has vitamins that are not natural herbs, but are reasonably priced and might work for you. Biotin and B-Complex, and/or a multi-vitamin does wonders. Look into foods that promotes hair grow (broccoli, yogurt, flaxseed, fish, lefty green vegetable, fruit, plenty of drinking water). I had patchy hair that is finally beginning to grow back after 4 years. I learned the hard way that we truly are what we eat. Begin eating your way to a healthy and full crown of glory. Another method that I've tried which I believe has contributed to my progress is repentance (ask God for forgiven) for any way that you've abused your hair, including speaking negatively about your hair, saying you hate it...our life follows our words. Speak life (Bible verses over your hair...Luke 21:18 is one of my favorites...it reads: Not a hair on my head shall perish. Don’t give up on God’s promise for your hair to be restored. Don’t allow the condition of your hair cause you to wear a coat of shame. Remember you are wonderfully and fearfully made. God speed to your hair follicles!

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