Rare Diseases Community
11 month old female has hair on pubic region, around nipples
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to rare diseases and disorders. Some example include: Aarskog syndrome, Acoustic Neuroma, Angelman Syndrome, Behcet Syndrome, Bell’s Palsy, Canavan Disease, Carbon Baby Syndrome, Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, Chromosome Monosomy Disorders, Chromosome Trisomy Disorders, Devic's Disease, Dystonia, Ewing’s Sarcoma, Fragile X Syndrome, Immune Thrombocytopenia, Kawasaki Syndrome,Maple Syrup Urine Disease, Mastocytosis, McCune Albright syndrome, Pachygyria, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Reiter’s Syndrome, Sickle cell anemia, Sturge-Weber syndrome, Trisomy Disorders, Usher Syndrome, Xanthinuria, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

11 month old female has hair on pubic region, around nipples

A couple of months ago, after she had a bout with pneumonia (Reactive Airway Disease) and was on steroids for an extended time, we noticed my daughter had some dark hair growing on her pubic region, and we had the doctor check it out. He said it was "impressive" and sent us to have blood work done. Everything came back fine. Now, a couple months later, she just got over a bad cold that had her wheezing and back on albuterol and pulmicort via nebulizer. I just noticed she has dark hairs growing around her nipples that were not previously apparent. Could these be due to the medications? Will they go away? I'm very concerned. She's not even a year old.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi,
How is your daughter? It is good that the tests done were fine. Are there other symptoms present aside from the growing hair in the pubic region and nipple? This could be due to hormone or endocrine changes and she may benefit from a referral to an endocrinologist. Some medications may have effect on the body and the hormones and may need to be evaluated further and to rule out conditions like adrenal hyperplasia and premature pubarche. Discuss this with her attending physician for proper diagnosis. Take care and do keep us posted.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thanks for the reply. No, the only symptoms are the hair growth, and it's shown up after extended nebulizer treatments each time. We had an appointment with an endocrinologist, but her pediatrician said it was not necessary after the blood work came back and everything was normal. Obviously we'll discuss this with her doctor again. I'm very concerned about this side effect.
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi,
Thanks for the update. You could indeed discuss this with the pediatrician and be referred to an endocrinologist to ease any anxiety. If the previous development of hair resolved after a while and again recurred after the nebulization, it is best that she avoid doing so to prevent any recurrences. Because it seems that this happens only after each extended nebulization, the chances of being a side effect is likely. Take care and hope to hear from you soon.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Rare Diseases Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Rare Diseases Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA