My four year old daughter had her hair pulled out by a powerdrill. There is a huge patch of hair missing and it looks bald, but there are still a lot of fine hairs still at the scalp. My son is 20 months old and my husband was working on some work equipment heard the drill, reached to get it from my son and as the baby turned it got wrapped in her hair and took it right out. It happened so quick. She has very thin hair as it is and it looks like the amount of what a one year old baby should have. I have had her tested for thyroid and other blood tests but they keep telling me she is fine. Is there anything I can do for her to help it come in better or to get it to grow. I give her vitamens daily but she is only 4, just about 5? Please help!!!! Thank you!!!
A concerned parent
You should follow your daughter’s doctor’s advice. Traumatic hair loss (such as the one you describe) should be temporary and hair should grow back in less than a year. Sometimes there may be an area where hair will not grow from severe trauma. That may be potentially addressed with a hair transplant procedure with good success.