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Question: Hair on the sole of feet

 matttail - Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:34 pm

My wife has a hair on the sole of her left foot. She has plucked it twice now, but presumably is coming back. It hurts to walk once the hair is grown, I assume from the sensitivity of her feet. It's just one hair, and once it's been plucked theres no visible signs left on her foot.

My wife is 24 years old, 5' 5" and 110 lbs. She's been on birth control for about two years now - the Nuva Ring. She doesn't smoke. Has less than one drink every two weeks (Vodka and martini mix). She takes daily Multi-vitiman and Calcium supplement. Other wise she's healthy and happy. No medical problems since early childhood.

Any ideas what to do so it doesn't grow back? And is this anything to be concerned about?

 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:51 pm

User avatar Hello,
This would not be alarming, even though unusual. She could have permanent hair removal to resolve the problem. For a single hair, cost should not be too bad. Otherwise, plucking or shaving it is certainly an option.

Best wishes
 matttail - Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:24 pm

Thanks so much for your reply. It's much appreciated.


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