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Child swallows hair, found hair in stool. What can be done?. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Good Afternoon XXXXXX, XXXXXXX here again
Doctor:Please tell me
User:my 4 months daughter is having lot of hair-falls
Doctor:It is a good sign
Doctor:It means to say she is growing
User:Problem is that she used to rub his head a lot from her hands... and because of that she use to swallow lot of hairs
User:while passing motions, everytime 4-5 hairs comes
Doctor:You may cover the top of her head with a cloth or cap
User:we tried that... there is a little improvement after that but still she is swallowing hairs
Doctor:You should actually keep a watch on this
Doctor:whenever she grabs her hair, you must release it immediately from her hand
User:We are actually worried of possibility of having hairs clogged in her stomach and caused any issue later?
User:oh!! okay
Doctor:Yes, it is possible
Doctor:You should be careful about this
User:hmmm.. okay
User:we will be extra careful
User:Thank you Dr XXXXXX for your sugestions :-)
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:IS that all for now?
User:yess... that's it as of now.. will bug you later :-)
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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