I think it is important to take your daughter to see her doctor. Lots of cases like this do occur in healthy people. However, there also are genetic disorders and other conditions that need to be considered. You need to make sure no health problem is causing her eyelashes to turn white. You want to check whether or not she needs additional evaluation, including a thorough eye and skin exam, detailed family history, a hearing test, or lab work. Long-term follow-up is important, too, since more involvement may develop over time.Click here to view the full reply on Aetna InteliHealth.
Hair color comes from cells in hair follicles that make pigment called melanocytes. These cells tend to give less and less color to hair over time because they do not live forever.
We see "gray hair" when the amount of pigment becomes less. We see "white hair" when all pigment has "run out" and is no longer made by the melanocytes. This usually begins to happen later in life, between 35 and 50 years of age.
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