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Why would a 15 month girl lose her hair

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Why would a 15 month girl lose her hair?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 6 years ago.

ParentingMD :

Hi,

ParentingMD :

The commonest reason for the same would be Telogen Effluvium, that is hair loss after a significant illness

ParentingMD :

The good news is that losing a crop of hair is a normal developmental process and is not a cause for concern as long as the scalp and hair shafts look normal.

ParentingMD :

Of course a pediatrician should evaluate her for things like zinc, iron deficiency etc.

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or thyroid problems

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etc.

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