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white pubic hairs

June 13, 2012


Anonymous
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white pubic hairs
      #190650 - 05/10/06 05:16 PM

Hello, recently some of my pubic hairs seem to have a white coating on them. Like, the hair is dead or something. It seems to grow with the follice as well.

I've searched and searched but I don't see anything about this, not even on this site. I thought perhaps pubic lice, but there's not noticeable itching.

I had unprotected sex with someone one time only about 4 months ago, but I did not notice any symptons until just the last month or less.

The only symptons are visual, as I don't notice any itching or anything like that and nothing visual on the skin.

Is this a hygeine issue or ??? I'm 25-years-old.

Thanks!!!

Anonymous
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Re: white pubic hairs
      #190653 - 05/10/06 05:36 PM

Anyone?? Are there any people on here that are professionals?

Also I took this from another site:

* Itching of the pubic area is the main symptom.
* Pubic hair contains gray bugs (lice) 1/16-inch long, that move quickly, and are difficult to see.
* Nits (white or tan eggs) cemented to hair shafts near the skin (usually within 1/2 inch or 12 mm). Unlike dandruff or sand, nits can't be shaken off the hair shafts.


None of these except the 3rd one really describe my situation. As I said, mine is almost like a coating of the hair itself and it's NOT just at the base.

Any suggestions would be great.

Anonymous
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Re: white pubic hairs
      #190654 - 05/10/06 05:36 PM

LOL

First signs of old age! Nothing more.

Anonymous
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Re: white pubic hairs
      #190655 - 05/10/06 05:40 PM

But I'm only 25, nearly 26.


Anonymous
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Re: white pubic hairs
      #190657 - 05/10/06 05:51 PM

Ok, one more tid bit of information.

This is wierd, but hey, I'm anonymous.

I cut one of the strange hairs and tried to scrape off the white stuff (which would be nits if it were hair lice) and it does not seem to be something that is attached like what is described of crabs.

It seems more like an embedded residue of some sort + damaged hair follicle than some kind of bug attached.

Are there other diseases that would cause this disorder?

AIDS2HIV
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Post deleted by Becky
      #190670 - 05/10/06 07:05 PM


rufenough
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Re: white pubic hairs
      #190686 - 05/10/06 08:22 PM

one of the more amusing posts on this forum...maybe your suffering genital stress ! Giving you grey hairs of the scrotum. Must have been working it too hard. Lucky you.

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Re: white pubic hairs
      #190700 - 05/10/06 09:15 PM

that or shave the entire lot!

Anonymous
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Re: white pubic hairs
      #190713 - 05/10/06 11:14 PM

Well, thanks for the responses and I know this could easly be solved by the ovious--to go to the doctors but I ain't doing that.

I'm not sure if my description is very accurate. It's not so much that the actual hair is white, it's like there is residue on it and it also seems the hair is damaged. It's like a rubber hair or some crap like that. Pretty disgusting really.

Again, aside from going to the doctors, how does my description differ from that of pubic lice/crabs? Is it likely to get from only one time? Would the the white eggs be something that are easily seperated from the hair follicule? It's actually only been 3 months since I had sex with this person. Do you all know of other STDs that could cause this?

Does anyone know of a picture of this on the internet? A real one not some little crab thing or magnified lice. I want to compare what I'm seeing with what crabs actually look like.


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Re: white pubic hairs
      #190719 - 05/10/06 11:39 PM

Lice or crabs would itch like hell!!

Anonymous
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Re: white pubic hairs
      #190722 - 05/11/06 12:05 AM

jesus, thank god for that. I've been freaking out so bad...stressed to the max and was about to buy some lice shampoo. I don't really itch, at least nothing more than normal. I didn't even notice it due to itching and I don't see any little crab things, just the wierd white crud on some of the scrotum hair.

Eclipse
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Re: white pubic hairs
      #190829 - 05/11/06 03:17 PM

I must agree, or your either really stressed out or something..i never heard of white pubic hair resulting from any disease or anything but if it worries you than you should go see a specialist...we are not doctors we just try to give good advice

Starboy
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Re: white pubic hairs
      #256273 - 06/22/11 02:28 AM

I would say its your pubes just turning white... I have a few but pluck them out when I see them.Maybe "Just for men" color shampoo would do the trick

karmachi
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Re: white pubic hairs
      #263721 - 06/13/12 03:13 AM

go see a doctor.



  
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