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Cause of heavy hair fall in a 5 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   For my kid 5 years, we are her hairs falling
Doctor :   ok
User :   we went to a paed and he suggested to get Thyroid test
Doctor :   ok
User :   The report says that TSH is 5.83
User :   But the range is somewhere between 2 - 5.5
User :   Is this problem?
User :   r u there doctor?
User :   hello?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   also provide me the t3 and t4 values
User :   report does not give that
Doctor :   thyroid test include t3 and t4 and TSH
User :   let me seenthe report
User :   thyroid function test
User :   method-fully auotomated advia
Doctor :   ok
User :   tsh:5,83 uIU/mL
Doctor :   ok
User :   ref range:0.35-5.5
User :   that's it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so only tsh is done
User :   please advise
Doctor :   it is at the higher side
User :   ya
User :   any problems?
Doctor :   apart from hair loss does she have any othersymptoms
Doctor :   like putting on wait ?
User :   no nothing...she used to have constipation...but now that's stopped
User :   now she goes toilet every day
User :   she is very active
Doctor :   her learning abilities and activities ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   very good and captures very fast
User :   we have got another kid 7 months
Doctor :   the mild increase in the tsh may be due to her growth factor
User :   after he has born she has become lonely and bites nailes often
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so she thinks the parents are not taking care of her
User :   Is this real problem in future?
Doctor :   as most care is given to the small kid
User :   ya
User :   but now we have changed our behaviour towards her as well
Doctor :   regarding the thyroid test with no symptom and only mild increase in one result does not indicate much
Doctor :   it might be due to the demanding growth at that age
User :   ok
Doctor :   but she feeling lonely might cause problem
User :   k
Doctor :   as parents you need to make her realise you love and give care to her
Doctor :   when ever a second baby is born as the mother give less attention to the first child this will happen very comonly
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   with love and affection and little care these problems can be avoided
User :   Is this because of this her TSH has increased?
User :   Also she consumes lots of chocolates
Doctor :   no depression do not cause increase in the thyroid levles
Doctor :   nor the chocolates
User :   what could be the reasons?
Doctor :   i cannot comment with isolated tsh report on this
Doctor :   as well she cannot be called as hypothyroid also with out the t3 and t4 values
User :   what is best further Advise?
Doctor :   as is said increase in the growth rate at his age demands more thyroid hormones
Doctor :   so it might be one of the cause for the increased values
Doctor :   as there is no other symptoms
Doctor :   wait and watch is the best option now
User :   She looks taller and bigger among her age mates
User :   Do we need control this or leave it as it is?
Doctor :   what did the paed say looking at the tsh report
User :   not yet consulted. He is out of station for 2 weeks. In between I want curios about this report
Doctor :   the levels are just at the higher limit
Doctor :   you can wait till the paed returns and can show it to him
Doctor :   it is not going to cause any harm
Doctor :   need not worry much
User :   any food habits by which we can try and control?
Doctor :   nothing just normal diet
Doctor :   as she is very fond of chocolate
Doctor :   allow her to take but take care she take care of the oral hygiene also
User :   What symptoms should observe:Over weight, Depression...?
Doctor :   the symptoms you need to watch for is
Doctor :   yes obesity
Doctor :   paleness
Doctor :   tierdness
Doctor :   cold intolerability
Doctor :   very brittle nails
User :   thanks doctor, much appreciated
User :   r u from India?
Doctor :   also skin dryness
Doctor :   yes from india
User :   k
Doctor :   as she is having the hair fall
Doctor :   look for other things liks skin dryness and brittle nails
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
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