Just to add if it's sudden onset I would ask for further testing, something might of changed. Does she go to childcare. It's not a mild patch. I've lost hair before but mine wasn't even that severe and I (shaved my head) because it depresses me that much.
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06-07-2015 12:44 #11
06-07-2015 13:05 #12
Great job with her hair it looks fantastic!!! I'm a nail biter and am not even remotely an anxious person, it's purely habit. Sounds like she needs to always be doing something with her hands and she used to have her toy to pat, and now she's taken to her hair
Unfortunately I've never managed to grow out of my nail biting habit, but this hair pulling thing looks a lot scarier than my nail biting. Sounds like you're doing what you need to to keep a close eye on it though xox
09-03-2016 10:17 #13Member
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You've done a great job covering it up.
It may have a basis in anxiety or boredom. I do suggest going to another GP for a referral to a specialist that deals with children and trichotillomania.
In the link I will provide is a little information on the subject.
Basically they say keep hair short. Identify high times for when hair pulling occurs and occupy the hands. Use colouring in, silk ribbons, fluffy fabric, fake fur type fabrics, toys with textured furs to occupy the hands.
Whilst waiting find some organic coconut oil and massage that into the scalp to help heal the scalp. Who knows if this has an anxiety basis it may help relax her. Just a teaspoon liquid massage gently into scalp and hair. Leave it in for at least 30mins and shampoo it out. You can leave it on overnight too, I do this for my childs hair in the hopes it will go on a growth spurt. No trichotillomania but my childs hair is extremely slow growing.
Here is the link. Hopefully you can get a referral to the Sydney childrens hospital cause this is where the information comes from.
I hope this helps.
10-03-2016 06:09 #14Senior Member
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Thanks Wiccan, this was an old post though and thankfully she never did it again and it's slowly all growing out now
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