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10 Year Old Son Receding Hairline

Discussion in 'Children's Hair Loss Support' started by bashdrew, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. bashdrew

    bashdrew New Member

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    It's my first post here in this forum. I've been trying to get some answers over the internet and I hope I can get some help here. I have a 10 year old son whose hairline is receding. I know hairloss is hereditary, but isn't he too young to suffer from that? My hair start receding when I was 20 years old. We went to his pediatrician and she told us that it is indeed hereditary. She said everything is fine. My wife and I are reluctant on going to a dermatologist cause they might say the same thing. I really appreciate if you can give me any advice. I feel helpless right now for my son.
     
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    That must be horrible to watch your 10 year old sons hairline recede. I am 17 and my hairline has been receding for the past couple of years, so I understand the frustration with hair loss in young people. Unfortunately, your son is far too young to start taking propecia or other DHT inhibitors. You need to see a dermatologist about this. A specialist will have more knowledge and experience in this area than a GP. Hopefully you can get your son evaluated for miniaturization and determine the extent of his balding, if any. And the doctor can recommend treatment appropriate for someone his age.
     
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    DoneWithIt Established Member

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    Holy macaroni, that is young. Are you sure he's receding? One would think it's impossible to start balding when you are basically a little child.
     
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    isishearmyplea Experienced Member

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    children have very low dht i think, maybe immune system is attacking follicles for some other reason. anyway i hope you find an answer, best of luck!
     
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    Is it possible that your son has some kind of fungus? I find it difficult to grasp that you son has frontal hair loss at that age.
    Thinning possibly, but not hairline issues. Go see a dermatologist.
     
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    vinnievandall Established Member My Regimen

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    Its possible it started at 14 with me
     
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    random phone charger Established Member My Regimen

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    Your situation is completely different, he was prepubescent.
     
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    vinnievandall Established Member My Regimen

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    Some people start pubering at 10 and my uncle even started receding at 11 so its really not that uncommon its rather unlucky.
     

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