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Have lot of body hair due to hormonal imbalance. How to remove this?

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my sister has a lot of body hair from hormonal imbalance .she is now 3 months pregnant is it safe to use hair removal strips or cream around stomach area .her age is 30 yrs .
Posted Thu, 1 Nov 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. R. P. Gupta 2 hours later

Your sister is probably suffering from Hirsutism. Medically speaking there is no problem in using hair removing strips in pregnancy. In some cases there may be folliculitis i.e. infection of the hair root, if that happens it may require treatment with antibiotics which may be an issue in pregnancy. So it is better to avoid it in pregnancy.

Do write back if you have more concerns.

Dr.R.P.Gupta, M.D
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Follow-up: Have lot of body hair due to hormonal imbalance. How to remove this? 13 hours later
Good Morning Dr,
my sister has hormonal imbalance prior to pregnancy .she has a lot of facial hair as well for which she had done laser treatment but it was of no major success.
can you please advise what tests she needs to do and the treatment to reduce this excessive hair growth.
thank you
Answered by Dr. R. P. Gupta 1 hour later
Your sister needs to be investigated for hirsuitism panel which has many hormonal tests but all these should be done after her delivery and she should be treated accordingly.
We can discuss the tests and further course of action once she has had her baby
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