Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
169 Doctors are Online

I am 28 years old Getting white beard. What is causing this? How to stop this?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 1391 Questions
I am just 28 years old and i am getting white beard. Is there any method to stop it? May i know, what could be the reason for it?
Posted Wed, 1 Aug 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 32 minutes later

Thanks for writing in.

White beard or hairs is called canities.

Causes are mostly hereditary and genetic in nature.
There is not much of effective treatment for canities.

Calcium pantothenate and PABA supplements are said to be effective in some cases.Vitamins , minerals like copper and zinc, amino acids supplements may halt progression of canities.

Treatment however is to be taken for long term and is not uniformly effective.

Dyeing of hair can camouflage canities.
Also electroepilation of selective white hairs can be done.

Hope this helps .

If you need any further clarification please do write in. I will be available for follow up.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor