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treatment for excessive hair on body?

hi doctor i have a 4 year girl .she has lot of hairs on her body .i already consult a doctor but i am not satisfied. please help me what should i do now.i think when when she will grown up she felt bad
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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Hi Amit,
Thanks for writing.
I would like to reassure you that the body hair can normally be expected to decrease in children over a period of time. Excessive body hair is commonly related to genetics. If your daughter is otherwise perfectly normal, I would suggest that you wait for say about 6 months-1 year. If the body hair decrease, you can continue your wait and watch technique. Otherwise, please see her paediatrician for getting a testosterone level done. Excessive levels of testosterone can sometimes cause excess body hair.
A common home remedy to decrease body hair is to make a paste with wheat flour and milk. This can be put on the body and allowed to dry. This then needs to be rubbed off using a little oil.
A mixture of honey and lemon juice (4:1 ratio) will also help.
Hope this helps.
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