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very scared mother

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 11, 2007
  • 02:51 PM

I was combing my daughtes hair and noticed a patch of hair was missing. Which at the time was the size of a bean . And now this small area has grown to the size of a half dollar. I have spoken to a doctor and had her looked at he diagnosed her with an immune diffenetcy. Some children loose all their hair some only loose patches. I have noticed her hair is thining on th top now. My question is. Will her hair come back Will she continue having this problem her whole life? Where and why does this happen? Is this a genetic problem or something I have did wrong? A scared mother, TB

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  • How old is your daughter and what type of immune deficiency disorder was she diagnosed with? Sounds like she needs a good quality childrens multi/mineral supplement. The following deficiencies can cause hair loss: B vitamins (esp B5 pantathenic acid and B6 pyridoxine), copper, biotin, riboflavin, and zinc. If she hasn't been tested for any of these she should. Does she have any other problems? How is her digestion? What about her diet - what does she eat? If she is really young I would think that with the right supplementation her hair would grow back fine...but I'm not a Western medical doc. Hope this helps and bes of luck to you.Doctor of Oriental Medicine
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 03:02 PM
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  • How old is your daughter? If she is in early puberty a cause of thinning hair and hair loss can be PCOS also known as Stien-Leventhal syndrome. I have it and it took me 15 years to get a diagnosis! One doctor told me I was balding because my dad was bald.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 03:05 PM
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  • How old is your daughter and what type of immune deficiency disorder was she diagnosed with? Sounds like she needs a good quality childrens multi/mineral supplement. The following deficiencies can cause hair loss: B vitamins (esp B5 pantathenic acid and B6 pyridoxine), copper, biotin, riboflavin, and zinc. If she hasn't been tested for any of these she should. Does she have any other problems? How is her digestion? What about her diet - what does she eat? If she is really young I would think that with the right supplementation her hair would grow back fine...but I'm not a Western medical doc. Hope this helps and bes of luck to you.Doctor of Oriental MedicineThis is the first thing I thought about, but then I started thinking that maybeshe does have a good intake but a poor absorption. What if her stomach acid is not really digesting those nutrients (protein)?(If she is always hungry, and /or also have split or peeling nails- )They call that hypochlorydria. It can be caused by stress, fatigue, bacteria, etc.Testing can help.Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 05:45 PM
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  • My hair does that. It started when I was a kid. Mine was remedied by a dermatologist who gave me shots. You can find more information on alopecia, which is an auto immune disorder at http://www.naaf.org/default2.asp.In alopecia areata, the affected hair follicles are mistakenly attacked by a person's own immune system (white blood cells), resulting in the arrest of the hair growth stage. Alopecia areata usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis).the FAQs http://www.naaf.org/requestinfo/faq.aspGood luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 09:37 PM
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  • ;) Hi There, boy you are sure getting a lot of advice & that's a good thing. What i'm about to suggest may sound to you like something out of an old farmers almanac. Maybe it is; just the other day something caught my attention, ever here of every day ordinary baking soda used to treat the scalp ? Either had i, so here is what i did; Get your hair wet with a mild soap product, then rinse completely; while still wet apply a small palm full of baking soda, or enough to cover the whole surface. Let stand for 1 min. Rinse thorough, do not blow dry a light towel dry should do it, nyself i'll eliminate the towel thing & just lightly brush; "Not" with a course brush. Well try this for a spell & post back later for an update. Oh! By the way i forgot to mention what thi does for the scalp; it makes the scalp alkaline, thus restoring it's natural ability to heal itself. Well, i've gotta go, As Always In His Service.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 10:27 PM
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