A baby born with premature hair loss should never have it and should not be expected to suffer from it, according to a new study.
The findings are based on a study which was published in the journal, PLOS ONE.
“It’s a really important piece of research that’s important for babies,” Dr Amy Peltz, a paediatrician and consultant in obstetrics at The Royal Children’s Hospital, told ABC News.
“This is a big finding that really goes back to when the mother is in the delivery room and the baby is born.”
The mother and baby are so much alike, so they’re at risk of premature hair growth.
“What is the best way to prevent premature hair?
It’s really not the amount of hair loss that the mother experiences, but the quality of her hair.”
“We don’t want to lose our babies hair, we just want to keep it,” Dr PeltZ added.
“It is important to remember that this is a relatively early stage of life, so the impact that it’s having on the baby’s growth and development is likely to be very minimal.”
‘Baby hair loss regrows faster’Dr Peltzer said that the researchers’ findings were based on an in vitro study, which she said had been conducted in a laboratory.
“In a lab environment it’s like when you go into a barbershop and you see a lot of people with long hair, so it makes sense that it would happen,” she said.
“But this is the first time we’ve been able to show that a very, very low dose of a very potent peptide called DMT-2 does prevent premature loss of hair and hair loss.”
Dr Piltzer said the research was an important first step towards a vaccine.
“I know that the hair loss vaccine has been approved by the FDA and that’s something that the government is looking at.”
We hope to get the approval of a vaccine that’s more efficacious in preventing premature hair losses and premature loss regrowing than we’ve seen so far.
“The researchers used a protocol that was designed to mimic the effects of a hair loss medication and was based on the drug, DMT 2, which has also been used to treat people with Crohn’s disease.”DMT-1 has been proven to be safe and well tolerated by children with this condition and this is why we’re now testing DMT 1 in humans,” Dr Peatz said.
Dr Pestz said the study found that hair loss could be prevented, but it took around three months for the hair to regrow.”
Once you start losing hair, it doesn’t really regrow,” she explained.”
You can’t take the same amount of medication as you would when you started losing hair.
“So this is what’s happening with this study, when we were taking a very low dosage of DMT, it did not cause premature hair regrowth.”
Dr Peatze added that the peptide was not likely to affect the development of the baby and could be used in conjunction with other therapies, such as nutritional supplements and facial implants.
“There’s so many different therapeutic options available to people who are affected by premature hair,” Dr Janna Peatzer, a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, said.
‘We need to be proactive’Dr Peetz said there was a need for more research into the efficacy of the peptides, and more studies were needed to understand what happens to the hair once it was lost.
“To be able to tell us what happens is important, because that is the one area of the human body that we don’t know the exact effect it has on,” she added.
“We need more research to know how this peptide is working, how it affects the growth of the hair, how long it lasts, how the hair grows and how it regrows.”
And we also need to look at what other therapies might work to get it back.
“Dr Janna Pestzer, University of Adelaide, said the findings were important, as premature hair can be a serious problem.”
If we can learn from this, then it might be possible to treat this condition early, before it starts to affect children,” she told ABC Radio Perth.”
With the baby hair, there’s not a lot that we can do at this stage to get them back to normal before they’re about eight months old.
“That’s really important, that babies get some of that time off.”
Dr Jeannette Rene, from the Royal Childrens Hospital, said this study showed that the problem was not limited to children and there were other treatments available.
“As we know, the immune system responds well to many peptides,” Dr Rene said.
Dr Rene added that if the hair were lost at a young age, the child’s immune system could become damaged and