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7 year old DD losing her hair, HELP!!!

My 7 year old is losing her hair. She now has a bald spot on the top of her head. The doctor wants to see her right away, mentioned something about an auto-immune disease. FREAKING the F*&^ out!!!

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JessieK79

Asked by JessieK79 at 8:57 AM on Apr. 27, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • ok, so what is the question?
    julie.r0cks

    Answer by julie.r0cks at 8:58 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • thanks for your compassion. the questions is more than obvious.
    JessieK79

    Answer by JessieK79 at 9:00 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • sometimes losing hair could mean that you have an underactive thyroid gland. which is controlled by medication and would likely have to take it the rest of your life. or it could be iron deficiency anemia. make sure you ask all of your questions at the doctors office and don't leave until you get all of your answers. good luck..
    2wndrfl_btrflys

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 9:04 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Don't freak out just yet! It could be something less complicated than an auto immune issue. Could be a skin condition or something that can be helped with supplementation or diet change. Hang in there and see what the dr says!
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:05 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Well, it might be ok. Just stay calm, & don't let your daughter see you freaked out. Stay strong for her. I remember when i was little, i played w/ bug spray & cockroach killer thinking it was hair spray & moose. Well, our hair started to fall out & parts of my head were bald. It all grew back though. I'm sure that you are worried, but all I'm saying is that NOW, you don't know whats going on. It could be something else, so don't freak out. You have to stay strong for your child. It's about her.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:07 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Thats definitely not normal, but it could be what the PP mentioned. A thyroid disorder or some sort of vitamin deficiency. He will probably run bloodwork on her. Just stay calm until you know more. Its probably something thats managed easily. Let us know..okay?
    momofsaee

    Answer by momofsaee at 12:09 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

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