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What causes two different colors of eyelashes and hair?

What causes two different colors of eyelashes and hair?

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Published At May 5, 2019
Reviewed AtAugust 24, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I was born with two different color eyelashes. On my left eye is black and on my right eye is blonde. Also, I have blonde hair streaks on my right side and half of my eyebrow is blonde. What could be causing that?


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This condition is called poliosis. This may be due to:

1. Wardenburg syndrome.

2. Tuberculosis.

3. Piebaldism, etc.

4. Thyroid problems.

5. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease.

Until examination and investigation are done, it is difficult to treat what is the cause. Usually treated with medical or laser therapy or hair transplantation. Take care.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu
Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Internal Medicine

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