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Suggestions you can offer your patient who is pulling their hair or lashes:


1. Practise methods of stress relief

2. Use distraction and keep hands busy

3. Try wearing gloves, hats and creams or oils as preventative measures

4. Practise an alternative behaviour each time they get the urge, e.g. fist clenching or tapping

5. Consider reducing sugar and caffeine intake

6. Look for information and support online or local support groups


We hope you have found our information useful; if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to contact us.

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Discussing Trichotillomania Sensitively With a patient

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Suggestions you can give your Patient