Pubic Hair discoloration, loss of pubic hair...

Nurses General Nursing


My MALE friend has the following symptoms:

  • having pubic hair change colors

  • then having it fall out

  • while having itching all over the body

  • and skin change colors dramatically

    I don't know what it could be and he says that he saw the ship doctors (he is in the Navy) and they don't know what it could be. I don't believe that he went because he will avoid Dr's to the fullest extent.

  • LydiaGreen

    358 Posts

    Is he having any hair loss anywhere else? I didn't have any itching anywhere, but as a teen I had some chronic ear problems and had to use steroid ear drops - my eyebrows, eyelashes, and (unfortunately) pubic hair fell out. It was the one and only time this every happened to me and stopping the ear drops ended the problem. Could be a reaction to a medication or something he has been exposed to.

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    Agent, is your friend Scott Peterson?

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    Symptoms you posted could point to anything from STD:scabies, to vitamin deficiency to serious endocrine disease. Please tell your friend to make an appointment with a doctor again--maybe even make it yourself if that close.

    Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

    Sounds like he needs a visit to a doctor off of the ship.

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