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eyelash loss .. successful treatment in 13 year old after 3 years of complete loss of lashes
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wwjd2012 posted:
My daughter experienced complete loss of lashes 3 years ago at age ten. After seeing three different opthamologists, all immediately attached a psychiatric diagnosis to it saying she must be pulling out her lashes, which I repeatedly told them wasnt' the case (I've been a pediatric nurse for almost 30 years so I have some background). The possibility of anything else was excluded even though there were other considerations (positive skin tests, on ashma meds and allergy meds). I was dumbfounded that this wasn't even considered,and this was coming from doctors from prestigious medical center in Boston as well as a physician who was formerly considered one of the best in Boston. I was given a Latisse presciption from one of these doctor who didn't even mention the side effects to me (I happened to have to let him know about the potential effects of increased eye pressure and iris color change). This just wasn't a big enough deal for them and I felt we became more of an irritation to these doctors. I am happy to say that my daughter, after three years of NO LASHES now has FULL THICK dark lashes. We wound up going to Rite Aid one day and just decided lets try an over the counter product just to see what it does, something that wound not make her blue eyes brown or bump up her eye pressures. We saw a product called Brow & Lash Growth Accelerator by Ardell. She applied it to her lash line and within two weeks saw growth, within a month she had complete lashes. Dont know if this is all a coincidence maybe related to growth spurt, but I was truly amazed. This product cost less than $5.00 and is found near the eye makeup, and I think other people may have discovered this as there was only one left on the shelf and is repeated out of stock. I went to the Christmas Tree Shop and they now carry it for $3.99. Just be wary if yiou do have allergies, but we had no problems whatsoever. I have never posted anything before, but with all the judgmental treatment my daugher and I received on this isse from the medical community I thought someone might want to hear our story. It might seem like a little thing to some people, and to be truthful it probably was more of an issue for me than my daughter (although I never let her know this)Hope this helps
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Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear WWJD,

Thank you for your excellent and informative post.

The only FDA approved medication to stimulate hair growth of eyelashes is still Latisse.

I am so happy your daughter had excellent results with the less expensive product. This may be due to a few possibilities:

-the product works and we should do some rigorous scientific tests of it

-your daughter's lashes were already stimulated by the Latisse

-her eyelash hair loss was resolving on its own and you coincidentally started the product at the right time.

The main thing is: thank you very much for the tip and we are so happy for your daughter!!
 
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wwjd2012 replied to Mohiba K Tareen, MD's response:
My daughter was given the Latisse script but we never used it because of the potential side effects
 
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wwjd2012 responded:
my daughter never used the Latisse script given to her because of the side effects, just the Ardele product.


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