Advertisement

What are the symptoms hypertrichosis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The major symptom of hypertrichosis is excessive hair growth on areas of the body that usually do not grow hair. Any underlying condition or malignancy, which causes the hypertrichosis, would have its own set of symptoms. These symptoms can vary depending on the underlying disease. For example, the drug phenytoin, can produce acne, as well as hyperplasia of the gums.

Continue Learning about Hair Diseases (Hair Disorders)

Uncombable Hair Syndrome—It’s a Real Thing
Uncombable Hair Syndrome—It’s a Real Thing
Besides a great sense of humor and a touch of brilliance, what does the 102-year-old comedian Professor Irwin Corey (“Without this great land of ours,...
Read More
Are there side effects to the treatment of hair disorders?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
The type of hair disorder that you are afflicted with would depend on the treatment you are receivin...
More Answers
What are hair disorders?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
Hair disorders involve conditions of either hair loss or excessive hair growth. Both men and women c...
More Answers
When will I first notice symptoms of a hair disorder?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Each form of a hair disorder will have different times when symptoms first appear. Hereditary baldne...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.