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loss of eyelshes

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  • Posted By: ails73
  • April 19, 2008
  • 05:38 PM

Please help I am a worried mum of a 7 year old who has lost her eye lashes! she has no other symtoms is very healthy and active. I took her to the doctor when this first happened and he didnt give me any help, said they should grow back eventually -(that was nearly 6 months ago) I also went to the opicians who checked her eyes and couldnt see any problems and had no advice. At times they appear to get a bit better then go completely bald again! she had the biggest most beautiful lashes and that is what everyone used to comment on, she has brown eyes and very thick brown hair! please help!:confused:

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  • I found this on the Internet. Perhaps this may be of help.http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/556867/how_to_prevent_loss_of_eyelashes.htmlLoss of eyelashes can be caused by a variety of medical problems. If you're noticing thinning of the hair on your head and the appearance of bald patches, you may be suffering from alopecia areata, a medical condition in which the body's own immune system attacks the hair follicles. Other medical conditions which may cause loss of eyelashes include hypothyroidism and various hormonal imbalances as well as autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Nutritional disturbances such as a severe protein deficiency or malnourishment as would be seen with anorexia nervosa or bulimia can also cause loss of eyelashes. Certain medications, especially cancer chemotherapy, may also play a role. In addition, there's a mite called D. folliculorum which can cause an infection that can contribute to eyelash loss. Check with your physician and rule out these medical conditions as a cause for your loss of eyelashes first. Here is a more extensive article on eyebrow loss, which the dermatology doctor states would be the same for eye lashes:http://www.dermadoctor.com/Newsletter.asp?NewsletterID=124&WID=%7B4BCC7A7F%2D54E2%2D40B4%2D9C02%2D9413CEBBF6A0%7D
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