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Could hair perms cause anencephaly in unborn babies?

Could hair perms cause anencephaly in unborn babies?

Dont know: I do not know. I have not heard that. I would suggest though that hair perms contain chemicals that can leach in to the body through the scalp and are in general not beneficial especially if pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Avoid them. Anencephaly has multiple causes and at best chemicals may contribute...Have seen no evidence yet they are causal. ...Read more

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Why do babies like to twist and pull out their hair?

Why do babies like to twist and pull out their hair?

Tasty tidbits: Probably due to a nervous habit or stress.As toddlers begin to explore the parts of their body they learn to twist and twirl their hair. The pulled hair eventually gets swallowed and if enough hair accumulates can cause intestinal blockage(bezoars). ...Read more

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Why does the hair color of some babies change when they get older?

Why does the hair color of some babies change when they get older?

Normal: Newborns often can lose their whole head of hair (due to decreasing hormones)- but don't worry- it will grow back. And when it does it may be a different color, texture, etc. This is all normal. ...Read more

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How do I get my babies hair to stop thinning . And falling out?? Even though its normal what is a way I can make it not happen.!! Help

How do I get my babies hair to stop thinning  .  And falling out?? Even though  its normal what is a way I can make it not happen.!! Help

Hair loss in infant: It is normal for babies to lose some or all of their hair, and this is not safely preventable unless another underlying cause (such as severe seborrhea capitus or fungal infections) is present and not addressed. Hair growth returns in a few weeks to months, not to worry. ...Read more

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Can cat or dog hair bring on asthma in babies?

Can cat or dog hair bring on asthma in babies?

Allergic triggers: Babies can have asthma and animals can be the "trigger" that brings on symptoms. But it may have nothing to do with the animals, or just one or the other. Every person is individual, and if they have asthma, they have their own triggers that bring on symptoms. The only way to know what your baby's triggers are is to work with his doc or allergist. Can do allergy testing or avoidance/exposure tests. ...Read more

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Is a 7 month old babies soft spot on top of their head noticeable when their hair is wet?

Is a 7 month old babies soft spot on top of their head noticeable when their hair is wet?

Anterior fontanelle: Should be easy to feel by gently touching with the soft part of the fingertips whether wet or dry. It usually closes at around a year of age, but the timing is quite variable. ...Read more

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I'm a mother if 4 children i had my last 4.5 months ago why dose my hair become so fine and fall out after I have my babies when they are at 3 months?

I'm a mother if 4 children i had my last 4.5 months ago why dose my hair become so fine and fall out after I have my babies when they are at 3 months?

Hair loss: This can be a normal occurrence after delivery. This is due to the decreased level of Estrogens after delivery. Estrogens were responsible for your hair growth during your pregnancy. Occasionally you can develop hypothyroidism and lose your hair but by and large hair loss is a normal phenomenon. ...Read more