My son't hair was falling out!!!

Canada
September 26, 2008 2:47pm CST
it started to grow back, still never found out the ture reason for it. he is 7, and no he does not eat very well. anyone know why this may have happend? i had him to the doctor she never sent him for any tests, she said she thought it was because of low iron. any thoughts?
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
27 Sep 08
His he eating green veg. like peas green beans? Plus eating right is a good thing. It could be iron. But it also could be thiroid. My sister's friend went almost bald before they tested her for thiriod. I spelled it wrong. Some people get really skinny and some get fat. Like Opra she got fat. My sister got fat. My Mom got really skinny. But yes he needs to eat right. Your friend onlydia
• Canada
27 Sep 08
nope refuses to eat anything green :(
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Have you tried cheese on steamed veg. that is how my roommates son is. Only will eat if cheese is on. My son the other way around. No cheese.
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Hair falling out could be anything. I would take him to a nutritionist, see if you can reduce the stress he is under and put him on a good multivitamin.
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@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
27 Sep 08
From what I got from the sites about loss of hair in children, it's never because of the lack of vitamins: " Please keep in mind: hair loss in children is not due to vitamin deficiencies (unless extreme malnutrition is present), poor scalp circulation, headbands, hats, or cold weather. Diagnosis is typically as simple as an evaluation of the risk factors (which we are about to go over), a visual examination of the type of loss, and some tests your doctor can perform."
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Depends on how poor the childs diet is. She did mention that he eats poorly. Something like a simple Vitamin C deficiency can cause hair loss.
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• Canada
27 Sep 08
he does not eat veggies and some furit, he loves bread.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Sep 08
did u take him to a dermatologist. i studies all that when i went to beauty school but gosh that's been 47 years ago & i don't remember like i should. there is a good many reason for it. hope it doesn't happen again. be sure & use a good shampoo & conditioner on his hair. not anything from wal-mart, talk to your hairdresser.
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• Canada
26 Sep 08
i really never even thought about talking to the hairdresser, good advice thank you
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Sep 08
u are very welcome.
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@PRIYANK1992 (1678)
• India
27 Sep 08
I am also suffering from this problem.Please tell me the solutions.
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• Canada
27 Sep 08
hey we are thinking it was from high salt intake, as we found out our water has salt in it, we got that fixed and his hair did grow back, and i had put him on a multi vitiman, so something out of those 2 worked.
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I have only seen hair loss in one child and that was one of my grandsons when he was about 2 or 3. My daughter took him to dermatologist and he gave him medicine for putting on the spot that really looked like ringworm. But it never helped the hair to grow back. A pediatrician gave her some medication to take by mouth and his hair grew back. He is now 14 1/2 and hasn't lost anymore hair. Here is a place to look at the reasons for loss of hair in children: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-causes-treatments
• Canada
27 Sep 08
thank you