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Why is my 7 yr old step-daughter losing her eyelashes?

This has happened to her twice now. Both in the last 2 months. Both times it's been when she's come back from her mom's house. Wondering if it's due to close encounter cigarette smoke? She says her eyes itched and she rubbed them. Mostly when they were at the park (at least this last time she was w/her mom).

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Sep. 30, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Could she be pulling them out? I went to elementary school with a girl who had anxiety issues and she would pull out all her eyelashes and eyebrows.

    Answer by RoostersMom4 at 2:53 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • That is what I was going to say...I would call her doctor just to be on the safe side

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 3:25 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • She may have alopecia, get it checked out NOW!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Alopecia wouldn't make her lose them twice, they'd just be gone.

    One nervous habit is, in fact, hair pulling --including eyelashes.

    Answer by LindaClement at 5:47 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • I was gonna say the same as roostersmom4

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:39 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

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