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The healthcare provider will ask about your child's chemotherapy treatment and hair loss symptoms. He or she will examine your child’s scalp and hair. In some cases, the healthcare provider may do a pull test. He or she will grasp 20 to 60 hairs and pull gently but firmly. This is done to see how many hairs pull out. More than 10% of the hairs pulling out is a common sign of hair loss caused by chemotherapy. The roots of the hairs may be checked under a microscope. This is to see what stage of growth they are in.
You can help to manage your child's hair loss. You and your child may want to try the following:
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