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5 year old losing hair. Should be concerned?

Hello, my son is five years old and very healthy, eats very good and very energetic!! but recently i have noticed his pillow case has lots of hair on it, and i keep changing it but still i see hair again on the next day!! and when i touch his hair and try to pull them slow i have few hair on my hand , even though he has good hair no sign of patches or anything else, but this is worrying me, i will appreciate if you can help me out.
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query
Do not worry,hair fall is not a matter of concern until there are any patches of baldness.Check his scalp condition.sometimes dryness in scalp leads to excessive hair fall
I suggest you to oil his hair once a week,use mild shampoo for washing hair.comb slowly.
Give him plenty of fluids,green leafy vegetables,salads,fruit,
Avoid all kind of fried and junk food,

Wishing your child good health
God bless
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Ravikiran Reddy's  Response
Hello I have gone through your complaints. Normal hair fall daily is around 100 per day. As your child does not have any patches on his head there is no need to hurry. Check for any dandruff, if it is there then you need to get treated for it. Make your child to have his head bath at least twice a week. Give him good nutrition which green leafy vegetables and fruits.
Thank you. Good day
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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