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Unique Fidget Toy for Trichotillomania Sufferers

Sep 02, 2014 03:09PM

Trichotillomania ( is a disorder that causes people to pull out the hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic area, underarms, beard, chest, legs or other parts of the body, resulting in noticeable bald patches. Hair-pulling varies greatly in its severity, location on the body and response to treatment and affects nearly 3 percent of the population.

For some people, at some times, trichotillomania (trich) is mild and can be quelled with a bit of extra awareness and concentration. For others, at times the urge may be so strong that it makes thinking of anything else nearly impossible.

A local trich sufferer has created Twirl & Soothe, a fiddle toy that feels like real hair, is small and discreet and can be held in the hand. It is a wonderful, simple substitute
for adults and children when a hair pulling/hair twirling compulsion occurs. Twirl & Soothe helps to prevent hair breakage, hair loss and follicle damage of sufferers.

Cost is $9 with free shipping in the U.S. To order, call 570-982-0947 or visit

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