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My 5 Year old keeps pulling her hair out! Any tips to stop her ??

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Question - (28 September 2006) 2 Answers - (Newest, 5 October 2006)
A female United Kingdom, anonymous writes:

my 5 year old daughter is pulling her hair out i dont know wat i can do to stop this it started when she went to school she only does this there ive had her at doctors there have given me shampoo to thicken her hair but think that the only way to stop her doing this to her hair is to shave it off and let it grow back i have refused to shave it as any one got any ideas on how to stop her

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A female reader, chellxx +, writes (5 October 2006):

chellxx agony auntHave you looked into wether she is being bullied at school, she could also have seperation issues and this could also be caused by stress, it is a big event starting school and as she is only doing it there and not when she is at home which to me says that this posibly the case.

Talk to the school and see if they can help pin point any issues , please dont shave her hair as this will cause her more stress, also see if you could talk to the school nurse and your doctor again and see if they could refer you to a child psychologist or similar

I hope this helps

take care

Chellxx

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A female reader, Jadzia1127 United States +, writes (30 September 2006):

Jadzia1127 agony aunt It sounds like your daughter might have Trichotillomannia, or compulsively pulls her hair.

Here is a link for some help.

http://www.trich.org/home/

GOOD Luck!

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