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Grey hair on my 6 year old daughter

(18 Posts)
Jacquititley123 Sun 15-May-16 07:30:40

Hi Iv found grey hair on my 6 year old daughter Iv took her for blood tests that came back all clear grey hair is does not run in the children in our family I'm really concernd she's going to go grey really young

Scarydinosaurs Sun 15-May-16 07:31:51

How many greys have you found? What did the GP say? Has she any other unusual symptoms, or is she well in herself apart from the grey hair?

SeasonalVag Sun 15-May-16 07:34:25

My kids have got a grey hair each. doc says its one of those things, and i had one from the age of 14, just the one and am really not showing much grey at all at 42.

Jacquititley123 Sun 15-May-16 07:35:04

About 5 she was really sharp and said theirs nothing you can do about it taking her back to see a different go

LittleNelle Sun 15-May-16 07:36:17

My 2yo has a grey hair, wouldn't occur to me to go to the GP about it!

Myinlawsdidthisthebastards Sun 15-May-16 07:37:10

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Jacquititley123 Sun 15-May-16 07:38:03

I went to the GP as it could be a vitamin b12 deficiency which can cause serious complications if left untreated

ineedamoreadultieradult Sun 15-May-16 07:39:18

I have no medical training at all but does she also have vitiligo where she has loss of pigment on her skin? As a child I had this grown out of it to some extent now and my mum always thought that was why I had some grey hairs.

Myinlawsdidthisthebastards Sun 15-May-16 07:39:43

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pinkmagic1 Sun 15-May-16 07:40:05

I always got the odd one as a child as does dd. Wouldn't think to take her to the docs for that alone. It's perfectly normal as far as I'm aware.

Jacquititley123 Sun 15-May-16 07:42:37

Yes she's well and thanks for the replays ( some of them) makes me feel better some have also had the same

SanityClause Sun 15-May-16 07:44:21

I used to get grey hairs as a child, particularly when I was unwell.

Unless there are other symptoms, I wouldn't worry unduly. You could always give her a vitamin B12 supplement.

DrE678 Sun 15-May-16 07:45:09

Are the grey hairs all in one patch? I had a small streak of grey in my fringe as a child and have seen a few other children with a patch too but never someone who had gone entirely grey.

Dellarobia Sun 15-May-16 07:45:33

Like ineed I have vitiligo which caused some white hair as a child. Does she have white patches of skin?

Jacquititley123 Sun 15-May-16 07:51:02

No they are scattered and no white patches not that I'm aware off

hackneyzoo Sun 15-May-16 15:19:07

DD(9) has this and has done since she was little, the odd grey hair here and there, they are not really noticable though. She eats well and is healthy, had just assumed it's one of those things! She's not bothered by them.

Cheekybiscuit Tue 17-May-16 22:54:31

Feel very relieved finding this as found a solitary grey hair on DS head today. He is only 8! Wasn't sure if I should take him to GP. Neither DH or I have any grey hair yet so wasn't expecting this at all.

foofoo001 Tue 17-May-16 23:19:53

My dd is 2 1/2 and has had one grey hair for months, it would never have occurred to me to go to a doctor!!

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