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Hair Texture Change (5 y/o girl)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 13, 2007
  • 04:21 PM

About six months ago my five y/o daughter's hair became very dry and brittle. Within one week, most of her hair fell out. I took her to her doctor who sent me to a lab for blood work, which did not show any illness. The only thing that was noticed was that her iron level was a little low. She did not have any skin irritation to her scalp (no ring worms, alepecia or dandruff), so the doctor prescribed daily vitamins. Her hair is on the verge of growing back, but now it is a completely different texture than before. Being an ethnic child, hair used to be very curly and thick. Now, my daughter's hair (the parts that is growing in) is baby fine and very soft. It has a natural softness as if she was biracial. I've researched this phenominon for months and can not find any answers. Aside from this, my daughter is very healthy and has no allergies (no medication). Can someone please help bring closure to my issue? I am running out of diagnosises....thanks

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  • It is usual for fallen hair to regrow first as baby hair, after four months it will start getting thicker.... This is the same for hormonal help, when the androgens are worked against, (male hair falling hormone) and new hair grows on women it is first baby hair.... My she must have not been eating very healthy for it to fall so fast, try checking into led poisening or so...
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  • About six months ago my five y/o daughter's hair became very dry and brittle. Being an ethnic child, hair used to be very curly and thick. Now, my daughter's hair (the parts that is growing in) is baby fine and very soft. It has a natural softness as if she was biracial. I've researched this phenominon for months and can not find any answers. Aside from this, my daughter is very healthy and has no allergies (no medication). Can someone please help bring closure to my issue? I am running out of diagnosises....thanksWell try this on for size: thyroid disease. It can cause dry, brittle hair which falls out, then becomes fine and has no curl when it did before. Iron defiency is common with thyroid disease.
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  • The same thing happened to my 5 1/2 yr. old daughter. Her new hair is baby fine and really light. The old hair that stayed in is now very coarse and flyaway. She had a complete blood workup and a consulation with a dermatologist and everything came back normal. I basically got, We don't know why it happened. I have been trying to find anything that might explain it as well. My daughter had her booster shots 3 weeks before her hair started coming out. I'm convinced it is somehow linked to one of the immunizations.
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