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Remedy for Hairloss of 6 year old boy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   my 6 year old boy having lot of hair fall, what could be the reasons for this?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
User :   last 10 days
Doctor :   is he losing weight
Doctor :   in recent past?
User :   no not as such
Doctor :   hairloss in children can be due to iron deficiency
User :   he is 20 kg no my paed said he is ok for his age
Doctor :   any other medical problems other than weight loss?
User :   no weight loss
Doctor :   he is 6 year old righ
User :   yep
Doctor :   what is his height
User :   he is around 3.6 feet
Doctor :   his weight is healthy
Doctor :   for his height and age
Doctor :   r u using any shampoo
Doctor :   as of now
User :   but why this hair fall all my friends says childrens hair doesn't fall
Doctor :   yes
User :   i am using only johnson baby shampoo
Doctor :   does he have dandruff problem?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
Doctor :   did it give any relief?
User :   not as such, i have been using this shampoo for quite a long time more than 2 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   should i take him to a doctor
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   u can give u
Doctor :   food rich in iron like
Doctor :   greens
Doctor :   fruits like dates
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes
Doctor :   food rich in vitamin c like
Doctor :   tomato
User :   hold on i am on a phone call
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Vit C rich foods like amla/green chilie, sea weed, avocados, nuts and seeds, brown rice and root vegetables
Doctor :   other foods that are good for hair nutrition are dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruits dates and raisins, eggs, wheat germ, tofu and soy milk, fish, beans, yogurt. Beans and other sprouted vegetables
Doctor :   A low fat diet and high iron diet can help slow down the hair loss
Doctor :   if the hair loss doesnt stop with diet alone
Doctor :   u needs to be seen by paediatrician
User :   sorry, i just want to know anything worrying factor will be there
Doctor :   nope
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   with this diet he should be fine
Doctor :   nothing to worried about
Doctor :   it does happen in many kids
Doctor :   sometimes it depends on the water ur using
User :   no dieases
Doctor :   unlikely
Doctor :   still get him evaluated
Doctor :   how many strands of hair he is losing
Doctor :   everyday?
User :   which will causing the hair fall
User :   around 20 - 30 starnd
Doctor :   it can due to lack of iron
Doctor :   thats normal
Doctor :   body will lose 80-100 straNDS
Doctor :   everyday
Doctor :   in normal individuals
Doctor :   ok
User :   i will ask paed for this test
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   any doubts?
User :   thank a lot for the advice and the time u have given for me
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   its my duty
User :   i will try with the diet first and then i will take him to the doctor?
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   yes
User :   thanks & bye nice chatting with you
Doctor :   u too
Doctor :   have nice day
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