A 43-year-old female asked:
My son is 13 years old and is having the problem of premature hair greying. this is not the age of whitening of hair so what could be the reason ?
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Pediatrics 39 years experience
See Your Doctor: Premature gray hair in children is uncommon. Can occur in otherwise healthy child if pigment production stops, resulting in graying similar to adults. Diseases that can cause graying are: Vitiligo, Genetic disorders, Autoimmune & Thyroid Disorders, Anemia (Vit B-12 Deficiency), & more. Treatment consists of hair dyes & styles to minimize effects. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment.
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