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14 Year Old with Total Hair Loss

Posted by Sylvia (UK) on 11/29/2006

Dear Ted, I have a 14 year old daughter who lost all her hair three years ago at the age of 11. Her eyelashes and eyebrows went. The eyebrows and eyelashes has since come back, but not the hair on her head. Please could you advise me what to do. I have been reading about hair loss on this site, but there are so many information and not sure which to do first. I stopped all medication from the doctor nearly two years ago. I only eat organic food. I cook with coconut oil and that is what I use for her skin. We use a shower filter and only drink osmosis water Any suggestion would be helpful.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Sylvia: What to do first? Try lemon and baking soda, just once a day. The formula is simple, one whole freshly squeezed lemon add baking soda until the fizz stops and add to 1/2 glass of water. The lemon will taste exactly like water.

The second thing is take some manganese supplements in form of manganese sulfate on an empty stomach at about 10 mg/day, for only 3 days out of week, on a weekly basis, not exceeding 2 month period.

Possible zinc deficiency if the scalp is oily, if not then this is not it. Otherwise I have seen someone completely lost her hair on mistaking monosodium glutamate for be salt.

After about month or so, just take simple vitamin and mineral supplements.

Replied by Annette
Nashville, Tennessee
10/22/2008

your daughter has alopecia totalis, where she will lose her eyelids and or eye lashes and maybe hair on her entire body, there is no cure for this. go see your dermatologist. I am sorry to tell you this.

Replied by Gary
London, Eng
05/02/2011

Dear Mother

There may not be a known cure for this or numerous problems. However take heart, we can assume everything has a cause and that therefore everything will have a cure. It is our job to keep searching until we find the cause/cure and then pass on the findings. Firstly I would start with everything that is ingested. (Look at your water content ie flouride chlorine heavy metals estrogen etc)... These all have health implications! Then consider eating non cooked vegetables. Of cousre cut out sugar. And further I would advocate taking a multitude of vitamins and minerals in addition to what is stated in this forum by Ted. I am sure the cure lies here.

take care gary


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