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#31 of 39 Old 01-09-2014, 02:45 AM
 
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I have two little girls, ages 2 months and 23 months.
We noticed a quarter sized patch on my 23 month daughters head about a month ago and immediatly took her to her pcp.
They thought it was fungul and i was crossing my fingers it was !!!!
But it wasn't, my two sister suffer from auto immune diffieciencys and one of which alopecia..
In a one month period my daughter has lost 70% of her hair.
So quick so fast.
It breaks my heart, i just want to let it all out.
I know it can be worst but no matter what it still hurts !!
We took her to a dermatologist and they cut a piece of her scalp, im desperatly waiting for there call..
Ill keep updating every month and every doctors visit.
As of her hair i do see tiny little buds growing out.
I just fear they might shed as well..the dermatologist says its most likely :'((((
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Please keep updating your stories id love to hear your updates please.
By the way, i think my little girl is losing her hair cause of her baby sister, i think she wasnt used to having a little sister, she began losing her hair immediately after marilyn was born, and right away she spiraled out of control, & also terrible twos, her hormones are probably crazy right now shes so much moodier.
Bt idk ill keep you guys updated
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Can you please tell us what happened! Test results??
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I posted originally back in July 2012 about my (then) 17 month old son… then again in Aug 2012, and again in Jan. 2013. My son is 3 years old now, and thankfully, miraculously, all his hair has grown back. It started filling in nicely around his 2nd birthday and he would occasionally get a few small spots here and there but eventually he stopped getting spots. He did have a couple areas on his scalp that took a LONG time to grow back hair, but eventually they did fill in, although the hair in those areas are still a bit thin. I’m not sure he’s completely out of the woods yet but I am finally hopeful. I can’t describe the heartache and worry I felt during the last couple years, but I’m sure all of you know the feeling. For the first time I was able to give my son a very short short haircut about 2 or 3 months ago. I still do not know the definite cause of his hairloss/alopecia, but it seems that the trigger was the coxsackie virus (all his blood tests came back normal). What puzzles me though is that he first had telio effluvium then when his hair started growing back, he developed Alopecia and started losing all his hair again but in the circular patches – it was BAD. If the coxsackie virus caused this, that is one NASTY virus. My prayers go out to all you parents who are dealing with this and to your little ones. Sometimes after you’ve tried and thought of everything, prayers are all you’ve got. I know that my family and I prayed earnestly for my son and for his healing. I know that I will never again take for granted even the smallest thing.
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Thank you for replying. I'm at a loss right now....My soon to be three year old was recently diagnosed with Alopecia. It seems to be affecting her entire scalp and now her eyebrows. Her hair was sort of thin and never grew very fast. I also noticed that the first 1/8" of her hair from her scalp was nearly colorless about 6 months ago. On March 31 (yes this March) she developed a fever blister. Three days later her hair began shedding ...a lot. It continued to shed and on April 8th I took her to see her pediatrician. He diagnosed her with Alopecia and said it may grow back ...or it may not. So, needless to say I was very confused and upset! The following morning I took her to see the dermatologist. She also diagnosed her with Alopecia. She asked if anyone in our family had Alopecia. I told her no, but we do have family members with autoimmune disorders (addisons disease, Thyroid disease, diabetes type 1, and celiac.) The dermatologist did some blood work (TSH, CBC) and all came back normal. She prescribed us a prescription steroid oil (to use on her scalp 1x/day) and told us to follow up in a month. I'm just devastated! This all happened so fast! I just wish her hair would stop falling out. She's nearly bald now. Like you said, sometimes all you can do is pray.
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Solution for my 2year old's hairloss

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I also have a 2 year old girl, her hair started falling out on top of her head in the crown area. Bloodtests showed she had a shortage of iron. Doctor perscriber feromed syrup to increase her iron. Her hair started growing back within 2 weeks. But I had to change her diet, more red meat and green vegetables. Rooibos tea breaks down the iron, so no more tea.
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Update: my daughter is now 3 1/2 with a head full of hair. It's growing back ... Kinda slow. But it's about 2 to 3 inches long now. No bald spots! No Thinning! Grew back pin straight and fine though. No wave or curls. She did have her iron levels tested in May 2014 and they were normal . Took her to see a dermatologist in St. Louis and she was diagnosed with diffuse alopecia in June 2014. She nearly lost all of her hair and most of her eyebrows and eyelashes. Her eyebrows and lashes are full now. I did find out I have family members with alopecia areata and my two year old nephew currently has one spot (about 1/2 dollar sz) that doesn't grow hair(just a little fuzz) I'm thankful my daughters hair grew back but I know that it could happen again.
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That's good news about your daughter.
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Update: my daughter is now 3 1/2 with a head full of hair. It's growing back ... Kinda slow. But it's about 2 to 3 inches long now. No bald spots! No Thinning! Grew back pin straight and fine though. No wave or curls. She did have her iron levels tested in May 2014 and they were normal . Took her to see a dermatologist in St. Louis and she was diagnosed with diffuse alopecia in June 2014. She nearly lost all of her hair and most of her eyebrows and eyelashes. Her eyebrows and lashes are full now. I did find out I have family members with alopecia areata and my two year old nephew currently has one spot (about 1/2 dollar sz) that doesn't grow hair(just a little fuzz) I'm thankful my daughters hair grew back but I know that it could happen again.

Good to hear your daughters hair grew back. My son who is 27 moths seems to be going through a similar experience - has been losing hair on teh crown of his head for 6 weeks now and very thin. So distressing to see. A dermatologist says it is probably diffuse alopecia areata. can you tell me if you used any treatments with your daughter? Any advice would be much appreciated.
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diffuse alopecia

It's so sad to watch your baby's hair thin right in front of your eyes. I know exactly how you feel. We tried a gluten free diet for a short time and a steroid oil that we had to rub onto her scalp twice a day. Neither of those things helped and the steroid oil was very expensive. We let it run its course and she lost nearly all of her hair, then it miracously started growing back.We did start giving her a daily gummy vitamin, but that was after her hair started growing. I really dont think there is anything you can do besides pray. Hang in there.
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