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My 14 year old daughter suffered from a sudden & severe bout of acute pancreatitis in January this year. She was in the children’s hospital Alder Hey for several weeks - she struggled to get over the pancreatitis due to complications of fluid collections (very large pseudocyst)& CPR markers, nausea & vomiting & very poor appetite. 4 weeks after the first bout she was well enough to have the operation to remove her gallbladder as it was gallstone obstruction which had caused the pancreatitis. She recovered well from this. Beforehand she was a fit and healthy teenager, a competitive swimmer & hockey player - very active. She has now returned to school & light activity & during her check up with the consultant last week, he thought she was doing very well.
I have recently noticed though that her long hair is falling out. Since about 2 weeks now - about 8 weeks after the onset of pancreatitis. Her skin is also dry and flakey & her immunity is low. She’s very pale.
She is very worried about the hair loss as you can imagine a 14 year old girl would be! Consultant was no help - ask the GP was his advice! Has anybody else suffered from this? Could anybody recommend any nutritional supplement or any other natural help with getting her back to full health? Consultant said it will take another 6-8 weeks before she’s “normal”again (who knows what normal is???).
any help would be much appreciated.
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