Double-Hair follicles

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    Double-Hair follicles

    I'm new, and just recently started researching this condition, even though I've had it forever.

    My condition is almost entirely on my upper thighs, but it's very severe. Had it for a long long time, but just recently decided I'd try to combat it.

    One thing I've noticed about my upper legs that I have NOT seen mentioned in any newsgroup posting or web-related item is double-hairs.

    My upper legs are comprised of two things; reddish bumps with curled-up hairs lying just underneath (if I s****e at the bump with my fingernail, the little curled-up hair will be released), and hairs that are growing normally. However, 99% of every normal-growing hair is in a follicle with ANOTHER hair. Almost every follicle on my leg that is NOT curling hair inside a bump is a double-hair. There are two normal length hairs, and they both come together at a "V" at the bottom, and seem to be growing from the same follicle.

    Is this normal? I have searched and searched, but have seen no mention of double-hair follicles, except for a couple arguments about whether dogs have HAIR or FUR (hopefully this is NON-RELATED).

    Any opinions, experiences, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for reading.

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    Don't be sad. You are not alone. I have double/triple-hair follicles as well. I suppose it is related to KP.

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    I think it is pretty typical to have two or three hairs growing from each folicle, whether you have KP or not. I know I still have that on my "good" skin.

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    Not being gross but i get double hairs on my underarms. I hate it. The rest of my body does not seem to have this problem!

    Take care and blessings
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    Me too guys. very attractive isnt it :P?

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    I have double/triple hairs on my KP spots and on my normal spots, my husband (who doesn't have KP) has quadruple hairs!!!

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    Re: Double-Hair follicles

    This is the top result if you search "double hair follicles" on google. I was looking because every hair follicle anywhere near my nipples is double, and no where else except, like once a month, on the same place on my face - if you didn't figure it out, I'm a male. Not to worry.

    Anyway pili multigemini seems to be it. I can't post a link since I just signed up, but google/wikipedia it. Uncommon, not dangerous, and not really anything you can do about it. But you're not alone... just close to it, as it seems quite rare.

    Also, it was fortuitous that I stumbled over here. I checked out the site and realized I do have mild KP on my arms - go figure.

    Hope this helps in any way.

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    Re: Double-Hair follicles

    I was asking, and my friends do not have double-hair follicles
    i have in my legs. Since I was a teenager growing expands more.

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    Re: Double-Hair follicles

    i have this too, but about 99% of it all is on my KP spots, and it kinda bugs me (ive had a few of the curled ones you talked about too). the rest tend to be on my breasts, but i dont worry bout those.
    i especially dislike the ones that grow back in my scars
    My KP Treatment: 1 Glycolic/Salicylic acid pad once daily, AmLactin body cream twice daily, EV Coconut Oil pulling session twenty minutes once daily.

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    Re: Double-Hair follicles

    "Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin's "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. The hair, then, grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated. The hair can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though removal can lead to scarring."

    directly from Wikipedia article on KP
    My KP Treatment: 1 Glycolic/Salicylic acid pad once daily, AmLactin body cream twice daily, EV Coconut Oil pulling session twenty minutes once daily.

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