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From what you have posted I do not believe that the problem is something living in her hair.
That being said, I do believe that she needs a complete evaluation by a MD and possibly some blood work.
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At this point I think the best thing you can do for the mother of your daughter is to get her in to see a doctor. It is much more likely that her hair loss and other issues are related to her mental health and/or a medical issue then something (like a bug etc) that has infested her body/head.
Does this make sense to you?
That could be from her pinching her skin, pulling the hair or doing other things.
It could also be from some type of allergy, immune problem, skin issue.....hard to tell without having a look at it.
But, the good news? A doctor, when taking her history and examining her should be able to figure out what is going on pretty quickly.
She might be suffering from something called trichotillomania
Using "online chat" as my only diagnostic tool, it is impossible for me to say for sure. But, from what you have posted, it sure needs to be considered. She really would benefit from a complete exam by a doctor who keeps this in mind as possibly the cause of her hair problems.
Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?
My pleasure. Please give my best to your Daughters Mother :)
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