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Why is my baby bald?

Why is my baby bald?

"resting phase": For those who remember all the steps of mitosis from high school, they remember that after anaphase and telophase (the dna splits up to form two distinct nucleii), the cells rest. If there's a major shock to the system, the cells enter a second resting phase, then "die" while new cells pop up. Thus from birth, the hair cells enter resting phase, and hair falls out, to be replaced in a few months. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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Why is my baby jaundiced?

Why is my baby jaundiced?

Increased bilirubin: After the umbilical cord is clamped, the work of recycling old blood cells by taking apart proteins, shifts from mom to baby.Some of the work backs up& a protein called bilirubin causes yellow color under the skin that peaks about 4days.In time the liver works faster & the color fades. Some conditions conditions produce high levels that can hurt baby. Check with your doctor if to be sure. ...Read more

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Why is my baby biting?

Why is my baby biting?

Feels good: Babies are oral...They like to put things in their mouth, chew and bite. To make matters more complicated, when teeth want to erupt, gums feel better when they are rubbed or massaged. Since we can't massage their gums all the time, they do the next best thing, and bite to give them gums some relief. A teething ring may help. Let the slobber begin... ...Read more

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My 3month old baby girl's hair were falling and she's almost bald. Is it normal? What should I do?

My 3month old baby girl's hair were falling and she's almost bald. Is it normal? What should I do?

Falling hair : Your baby may be shedding the fine hair she was born with and known as laguna hair. Her hair will then be replaced with normal hair. Another possibility is that she has " cradle cap" or seborrhoic dermatitis caused by a fungus. Consult your pediatrician for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why my hair is falling? My age is 22

Why my hair is falling? My age is 22

There are a #: of possible causes for hair loss. Dermatological evaluation (to include testing) can often provide the reason. ...Read more

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Why is my baby's head so flat?

Why is my baby's head so flat?

Back to sleep: Pediatricians now universally recommend putting babies to sleep on their backs to avoid sids (sudden infant death syndrome). Since a babies' skull bones do not fuse together until about 15 months of age, they move causing a flattening of the back of the head. This is temporary, as long as you give your baby plenty of "tummy time" when she is awake. ...Read more

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Why is my baby getting snotty?

Why is my baby getting snotty?

Snotty nose: Snotty nose can be due to viral infection, too much mucous due to allergy . Saline drops can be used to unblock nose. If baby gets high fever, rashes, too sleepy, not arouse able, not wetting nappies , not accepting feeds then please see a doctor. ...Read more

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My sister's hair kept falling .Why is this so? She is only 25

My sister's hair kept falling .Why is this so? She is only 25

Needs to be checked: A check of thyroid function is in order. A physician can diagnose alopecia areata (not really treatable) and telogen effluvium (look for underlying cause). Some folks pull their hair compulsively and this is only semi-treatable. If she's having normal periods it's not male pattern baldness. If there's a fungus infection, it's easy to treat. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my baby have hair?

Why doesn't my baby have hair?

A better...: A better question is, what does he need it for? There is wide genetic variability in how much hair a newborn has or when it begins to grow, and the elders of your family will probably remember how bald either or both parents had been back then, but all babies will have a full head of hair by 2 years at the latest. ...Read more

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My newborn baby sometime get frightened on his own. Why is this happening?

My newborn baby sometime get frightened on his own. Why is this happening?

Startle reflex: Babies are born with a reflex that makes them startle easily, called the moro reflex. They spread their arms, then bring them together and may cry. It is normal, and should disappear by 4 months of age. ...Read more

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Baby girl was born without a lot of hair on her head. She is 10 months and the hair is still not really growing. Her mum is concerned, what can I do?

Baby girl was born without a lot of hair on her head. She is 10 months and the hair is still not really growing. Her mum is concerned, what can I do?

Wait: Many babies appear bald, sometimes until their first birthday.Usually there is very fine hair on the scalp even though looks bald. If problem persists as toddler may seek medical advice.My sister didn't have hair until two years of age. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my babys hair fall and thins as she grow, my babys 4 mnths?

Is it normal that my babys hair fall and thins as she grow, my babys 4 mnths?

Hair loss in infants: It can be normal for the infant to shed hair for the first 3-4 months after birth, however, you want to make sure there are no medical reasons for why the baby is shedding hair. Check with your pediatrician about the baby's nutritional status and developmental stages to make sure those are normal. Also, i noticed that you have joint aches and skin rash. Some diseases in mom can affect baby as well. ...Read more

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My baby shakes his head really fast when he is trying to get to my breast he is 10 weeks.. Is this normal?

My baby shakes his head really fast when he is trying to get to my breast he is 10 weeks.. Is this normal?

He is rooting!: babies are capable of finding the nipple once the check touches a surface It is perfectly normal ...Read more

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Why is my 14week old baby boy always crying?

Why is my 14week old baby boy always crying?

Talk to pediatrician: If the baby seems unhappy, there may be a problem. The pediatrician should evaluate the baby. ...Read more

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Why is my baby having seizures?

Why is my baby having seizures?

Many possible causes: First of all, you want to make sure that your baby is having true epileptic seizures and not some other non-epileptic events. Causes of seizures depend on age and situation. There are many possible causes including fever, metabolic changes, prior abnormal brain development, brain injury, tumors, strokes and hemorrhages, and genetic causes. It is best to seek expert advice from your doctor(s). ...Read more

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If My Toddler Jumps on My Pregnant Belly, Will It Hurt My Baby? He keeps poking at it slapping it is my baby okay in there ? My baby hides from him

If My Toddler Jumps on My Pregnant Belly, Will It Hurt My Baby? He keeps poking at it slapping it is my baby okay in there ? My baby hides from him

Maybe: There is a lot of cushioning in there and the baby is surrounded by amniotic fluid. However, constant jumping or trauma to the belly is not a good idea. It is a good idea to discourage these negative actions to your toddler, remember that baby wont have the protection of your womb much longer! Try Time outs. ...Read more

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My baby is 2 months and she kicks around a lot, why is this?

My baby is 2 months and she kicks around a lot, why is this?

Baby: As long as she is not wet, hungry or in pain, your baby sounds normal. Babies move around a lot, testing and execercising their muscle. ...Read more

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Why is my baby bald?

"resting phase": For those who remember all the steps of mitosis from high school, they remember that after anaphase and telophase (the dna splits up to form two distinct nucleii), the cells rest. If there's a major shock to the system, the cells enter a second resting phase, then "die" while new cells pop up. Thus from birth, the hair cells enter resting phase, and hair falls out, to be replaced in a few months. ...Read more

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What are doctors opinions about bald babies and what it means?

What are doctors opinions about bald babies and what it means?

Usually OK: There is much variation in the amount of hair a baby will have and it does not have any correlation with how much hair they will wind up having on their head. Most bald babies eventually start growing hair on their heads. There are a few genetic conditions where no hair ever grows, but these are quite rare. ...Read more

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My child has a bald patch where he bumped his head, is this normal?

My child has a bald patch where he bumped his head, is this normal?

Coincidence: Only way to find out is to have your pediatrician take a look. For your own peace of mind make an appointment. ...Read more

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My hair is dropping out rapidly after child birth. Is there a risk of getting bald?

My hair is dropping out rapidly after child birth.  Is there a risk of getting bald?

No.: That is called a "telogen effluvium", and it's very common after delivering a baby. (interestingly, the baby's hair will often thin temporarily too!) it will take awhile, but your hair will grow back. No worries. ...Read more

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I have a bald spot from a chemical spill on the left side of my head from when I was a baby. Now that I'm older it is kind of showing. How can I fix?

I have a bald spot from a chemical spill on the left side of my head from when I was a baby. Now that I'm older it is kind of showing. How can I fix?

You decide: You can wear a hat, style longish hair to cover it, shave the rest of your hair, decide you like it and tell everybody 'This is where I tipped over a drum of sulfuric acid' or whatever, ask a specialist about hair transplant, and/or give yourself the best gift you possibly can -- focus on fitness (95% of any guy's looks) and being a nice guy and most folks will decide the spot is 'way cool.' ...Read more

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5 month old baby has a bald spot at the back of his head. Normal? What can I do?

5 month old baby has a bald spot at the back of his head. Normal? What can I do?

Normal Baby: This usually comes from the position they are sleeping in and self corrects with time. ...Read more

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My 3month old baby girl's hair were falling and she's almost bald. Is it normal? What should I do?

Falling hair : Your baby may be shedding the fine hair she was born with and known as laguna hair. Her hair will then be replaced with normal hair. Another possibility is that she has " cradle cap" or seborrhoic dermatitis caused by a fungus. Consult your pediatrician for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My baby is a little over 5 mo is it normal for her to be losing hair in back and on sides she's getting bald?

My baby is a little over 5 mo is it normal for her to be losing hair in back and on sides she's getting bald?

Yes: It is common for babies who sleep on their backs to wear a bald spot over the surfaces where their skull hits the mattress. This is a temporary issue and resolves as the kid spends more time upright in sitting or standing. ...Read more

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My baby is on isomil, she has a bald ring on her head. What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency, how do I know she gets enough calcium?

My baby is on isomil, she has a bald ring on her head.  What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency, how do I know she gets enough calcium?

She is: The bald ring on her head most likely has nothing to do with calcium, but more that she is lying on her back and rubbing her head. If she is a term child and is drinking the proper amount of formula daily, she is getting enough calcium. ...Read more

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Could infant malnutrition cause permanent scalp hair loss ?

Could infant malnutrition cause permanent scalp hair loss ?

Its'difficult to say: You are providing a very scant information. What kind of malnutrition and why? Any underlying conditions, bowel surgery? I guess if malnutrition would be corrected, then it shouldn't be a problem. Check with your pediatrician, he/she might know better your child history. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hi, I have a mark/scar/bald spot on the back of my head which I was told was caused by a brain scan when I was a baby. Can I get rid of it?

Hi, I have a mark/scar/bald spot on the back of my head which I was told was caused by a brain scan when I was a baby. Can I get rid of it?

Need to examine: It is unlikely that the bald spot is due to an imaging study. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. If the spot is not too big, you would do well to cover it with hair from the surrounding areas. If it is of bigger cosmetic concern, you may consult a plastic surgeon. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is balding. Why?

My girlfriend is balding. Why?

The major cause: of balding is heredity. Female -pattern baldness occurs as hair thins. Male-pattern baldness leads to bald spots & receding hairline. Other causes: Alopecia,Ringworm infection, scarring alopecia (from conditions like Lichen planus, Lupus & Sarcoidosis), hormonal changes (menopause, pregnancy, childbirth), thyroid imbalance, excess Vitamin A intake, certain medications, trichotillomania & a > ...Read more

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How can I prevent balding?

How can I prevent balding?

There are natural: supplements, topical agents, just see your dermatologist and ask, but male or female pattern baldness is progressive and treatment doesn't work in all cases ...Read more

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Why do people become bald?

Why do people become bald?

Many Possible Causes: People can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, genetic factors, or alopecia areata. ...Read more

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How can I be bald forever?

How can I be bald forever?

Hmmmm: Male-pattern baldness is a genetic issue that can be treated but tends to last your entire lifetime. You can't change your genes! ...Read more

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What am i going bald at 27?

What am i going bald at 27?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration. Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male-pattern baldness (common), telogen effluvium, etc... ...Read more

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Do all men eventually go bald?

Do all men eventually go bald?

Bald men: Many do and many don't. At age 28 keep an eye on your hair and if you are losing hair please see a doctor. Most likely you won't experience hair loss for decades. ...Read more

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Can Teenage baldness be cured?

Can Teenage baldness be cured?

See dermatologist: Meds- Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people- you may or may not have success. ...Read more

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Is baldness always hereditary?

Is baldness always hereditary?

Causes of "baldness": Alopecia is commonly known as hair loss, hair thinning, & balding. While genetic causes (like male pattern balding) are common, other causes exist: hormones, infections, autoimmune causes, metabolic (e.g. Chemotherapy), nutrition (e.g. Vitamin deficiencies), trauma (e.g. Tight braids), neoplastic (some cancers), etc. A dermatologist can help determine the cause & discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Why hairy men tend to be bald?

Why hairy men tend to be bald?

Same genes: The more chest and back hair a man is naturally blessed with, the faster his hair regresses on his scalp. This is quite a close correlation. Some treatment options are available for loss of scalp hair, or the man can embrace his masculinity and heritage and remember that 95% of good looks is physical fitness. Photo guy isn't complaining. ...Read more

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