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Grey/silver hair in a 6 yr old

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What can cause this????
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by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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connorsmommy120
by Silver Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Not sure. 
My cousin has a grey patch right in the front of his hairline. It's his birthmark, though. 

fairy_fan
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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Red heads are actually more prone to gray hairs.  My high school BFF has red hair, and I have teased her since about 4th grade about the gray hairs.  My mom has been a beautician for 45 years and my aunt for almost 30 and they both say that red heads have tons of gray, you just don't really see it until you get up on it.  Something about the pigment.  

I am not saying don't get her check by her ped, but don't be surprised if everything comes back normal. 

erikays
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM
My son (3.5) is the same way! Dr ran a lot of blood tests but found nothing :/
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gabeybaby07
by Silver Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:01 AM

genes. Dh has had a silver patch on his head since before puberty - his mother had a sivler patch on the same side, similar spot.

Dh is 26 and he gets more and more silvers every year! I love it. Cant wait till hes full salt and pepper like alejandro sans! yummy!

blueeyedpixie
by Silver Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:02 AM
My sd has had it like that from the same age. She's 12 now and still does. She was checked and nothing wrong. Just the way her hair is.
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Lennox28
by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:03 AM

I've had a small (very small about 20 strands or so) patch of gray hair on the top back part of my head for as long as I can remember. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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Give me a few minutes, Ill try to help you find some info on loss of pigment in childrens hair. I come across things like this all the time while searching on albinism. Let me see what I have in my book marks for you to read.

Quoting Anonymous:

It can be caused by things from genetics to disorders. I wouldnt worry too much unless she starts having other symptoms. In which case I would have her checked out. There are some disorders that can cause loss of pigment in the hair.


Quoting CM_Junkie:

It is distributed all over. I was brushing my fingers through her hair because she is sick and wanted comfort and she has a lot of grey/silver hair




Quoting Anonymous:

If it is in one general area, like a patch of white hair, it could be poliosis.



 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:14 AM
My husband has had some grey hairs since he was about that age. But doctors never found any cause other than, he just happened to have some grey hairs.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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http://www.livestrong.com/article/86792-causes-gray-hair-children/

 

 

If you see any loss of pigment in skin with loss of pigment in hair, read this one....

http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/skin/vitiligo.html

 

This one has general loss of pigment. There is a lot of loss of loss of pigment in skin on this one but you may find something on loss of pigment in hair in there...

http://www.nsc.gov.sg/showpage.asp?id=126

 

This talks about dietary causes and disorders...

http://www.livestrong.com/article/273901-white-hair-in-kids/

 

Im sure I have more. Im getting ready to take my daughter to a dr appointment but ill pop back in this post later.

If you want to do your own search I would include words like melanin and pigment in the search. You will get more accurate results then punching in gray hair.

CM_Junkie
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Thank you so much


Quoting Anonymous:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/86792-causes-gray-hair-children/


If you see any loss of pigment in skin with loss of pigment in hair, read this one....


http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/skin/vitiligo.html


 


This one has general loss of pigment. There is a lot of lodd of pigment in skin but you may find something on here in there...


http://www.nsc.gov.sg/showpage.asp?id=126


 


This talks about dietary causes and disorders...


http://www.livestrong.com/article/273901-white-hair-in-kids/


 


Im sure I have more. Im getting ready to take my daughter to a dr appointment but ill pop back in this post later.


If you want to do your own search I would include words like melanin and pigment in the search. You will get more accurate results then punching in gray hair.


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