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What causes thick eyebrows?

I have very thick eyebrows and now that I m older I occasionally get them waxed or threaded. But I ve always gotten weird things off and on like there is a hair that I can never quite find that is so very irritating. I have subconsciously picked at it before and have ended up with bald spots...and still haven t even found the correct hair. Is there something I should be concerned about with the follicles like an infection? Why could this be a regular occurrence throughout my life?
Thu, 25 Jun 2020
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Hi,

Reduction in the rate and density of hair is common with age. Eyebrow hair may also become sparse with age. Infections like folliculitis can also affect hair growth. Nutritional deficiencies and stress should be avoided. Presence of dark circles can indicate inadequate sleep.

Topical application of antibacterial ointment such as Mupirocin or Neosporin can reduce and also prevent bacterial infection of the hair follicle. Hormonal imbalance can also cause such changes in hair growth.Kindly test your thyroid levels -TSH, Free T3, T4 levels.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Saranya Ramadoss, General & Family Physician
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What causes thick eyebrows?

Hi, Reduction in the rate and density of hair is common with age. Eyebrow hair may also become sparse with age. Infections like folliculitis can also affect hair growth. Nutritional deficiencies and stress should be avoided. Presence of dark circles can indicate inadequate sleep. Topical application of antibacterial ointment such as Mupirocin or Neosporin can reduce and also prevent bacterial infection of the hair follicle. Hormonal imbalance can also cause such changes in hair growth.Kindly test your thyroid levels -TSH, Free T3, T4 levels. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Saranya Ramadoss, General & Family Physician