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Hair fall for 5 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Need some advice for my kid
Doctor :   Yes go ahead
User :   she is 5 years and have been losing lots of hair for past 3-4 months
User :   consulted a paed and adivsed for TSH,T3 and T4
User :   that looks normal
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Doctor said, it may not be problem of vitamin
User :   He is aking to consult a skin specialist now
User :   not sure what to do
User :   Is this a coomon problem?
Doctor :   Hair loss commonly occurs due to stress
Doctor :   what we call Tenia effluvium
Doctor :   stress like mental or physical(fever, any disease)
User :   Now we have a male baby of 8 months old
User :   Earlier we used notice that elder daughter used to byte her nails
User :   Now she has stopped. Could that another continued symptoM?
Doctor :   You have not answered me.
Doctor :   Did she suffer any illness
User :   Not any thing major though...common cold
Doctor :   3 to 4 months back or inbetween?
User :   Sometime that time
User :   That she used to get earlier also
Doctor :   How long has it been since she stopped biting her nails?
User :   Less than 3-4 months
User :   Initially she used to bite a lot. Especially when the younger kid 2 months old
Doctor :   How severe was her cold?
User :   Got cured within a week
Doctor :   How long was she biting her nails?
User :   We observed when we had my second kid. That continued for about 5 months I guess
Doctor :   This could be either due to Iron deficiency or
Doctor :   a psychological problem- sibling jealousy
User :   how can we test iron deficiency?
Doctor :   Consult a pediatrician, ask him or her whether a visit to the child psychiatrist is necessary
User :   ok
User :   Otherwise she is very active and eats normal food,,,only other things is that she somewhat controls her bowel
User :   She she feels pressurised, then she goes to bowel
User :   This has been there from her 1st year
User :   Earlier she used to control for a week. But now regular but many a times she tries to control
User :   Ok Thanks
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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