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Child keeps on pulling eyelashes out

I think my grandaughter is pulling her eyelashes out. she says no they fell out when she was cleaning her makeup off her lashes. however it is just in one area. I believe the medical terminology is trichotillomania. is there treatment for this and will her eyelashes grow back? I think I will talk to my daughter and let her decide what to do to help my grandaughter. Thank you
Fri, 10 Apr 2015
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Hi...I feel that your grand daughter is having a habit disorder. This should be curbed at the right moment in the starting stage itself. I think she will be evaluation by a clinical psychologist.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Child keeps on pulling eyelashes out

Hi...I feel that your grand daughter is having a habit disorder. This should be curbed at the right moment in the starting stage itself. I think she will be evaluation by a clinical psychologist. Regards - Dr. Sumanth