Hairy girl, hyperhydrosis, and hormone problems?
When my baby was born, I noticed she was a bit fuzzy, all over her back and her arms. I figured it was lanugo, and waited (and waited... and waited...) for it to go away but, it never has. She is now 6 years old and is quite hairy all down her back... not seriously noticable, but when up close, moreso than I would expect a little girl to have. Is this normal?
Also, she has a pretty decent case of hyperhydrosis in her hands and feet, when she gets nervous and when she is concentrating on something. She just graduated kindergarten and has mentioned to me more than once that she was embarassed because her hands were sweaty in gym when they had to hold hands for something and her friend got grossed out b/c her hands were so wet, and also in art when they were doing hand prints, and someone mentioned something about her hand prints on the paper and she didn't even have any paint yet. :( I asked the doc and he said there's really nothing they can do right now, and I actually called the Hyperhydrosis Center of America (or something like that) and spoke to someone, and they were sad to hear of a case so young, and it was the youngest case they had heard of. They told me there is nothing they can really do until she's 12, and that would be botox shots in the hands and feet. :( If it's a more serious problem they might resort to surgery later in life. I just don't want my girl to grow up embarassed or bullied because of these problems. :( :(
Finally, I'm wondering if these 2 things paired together could indicate a hormone imbalance of some sort? Are there any nurse mamas out there or any mamas who might be going through the same thing who might have some insight for me?
With all that said, she is a beautiful, confident, kind-hearted sweetheart of a girl who has NO problems making friends. I just know first hand what it is to be bullied (I was quiet and they called me "Mute" for 6 of 8 yrs in elementary school) and I really don't want her to go through it too.