Children's Hair loss

Kids hair loss causes & treatments

Children's Hair Loss

Children’s hair loss, kids Alopecia causes & treatments, Dallas, Tx

Children’s hair loss, excessive hair loss, shedding of hair from the scalp, and or other parts of the body is 3% of pediatric office visits in the U.S. Alopecia may reflect as the entire body losses hair. Hair loss problems can occur in children of all ages and all races.

Is it normal for a child to lose hair?

It is common for kids to shed some hair each day. The warning signs of excessive hair loss should alarm the parent. Furthermore, underlying medical conditions may cause abnormal hair loss in children. Seek immediate medical diagnosis.

In children, causes include fungal infections such as ringworm, telogen effluvium (stress-related hair loss), and traction alopecia. The most common cause of hair loss in children is scalp ringworm, which is a treatable fungal infection. The child’s pediatrician or dermatologist will diagnose these conditions and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata in Children

National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) has information on kids who has alopecia areata Universalis hair loss. It discusses children living with the autoimmune disease. Children’s hair loss is the result of the body’s immune system attacking the hair follicles. Some cases progress to alopecia Universalis or total loss of body hair, and in some cases, it advances to Alopecia Totalis or complete loss of hair.

There is no cure for alopecia areata. However, treatment can control the disease in some children. Although hair regrowth is unpredictable, and many kids will lose hair again. Therefore, medical wigs can help the children cope and avoid the balding look.

Dallas Fort Worth medical wigs specialist is Nu Hair of Texas offers wigs with a lace front, medical wigs for children with alopecia.


How do you treat hair loss in children?

Treatment usually involves an oral antifungal, taken by mouth. Your child should also use an antifungal shampoo to decrease shedding. Keep in mind that while treatments may promote hair growth, none of them prevent reassurance of the hair shedding or cure the underlying disease. 

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Medical Causes

Other Medical Causes Of Hair Loss In Children

  • Tinea Capitis: Tinea Capitis, also named ringworm of the scalp, is a fungal infection seen often seen as a medical cause for children losing hair. It is contagious.
  • Trichotillomania: Children who are pulling or rubbing their hair cause Trichotillomania hair loss condition. Stress or anxiety in the child’s environment may cause it.
  • Telogen effluvium: Telogen effluvium: It is a condition due to sudden severe strain on the body, such as surgery, serious injury, high fever, or medication. The stress affects healthy hair growth, and hair falls out.
  • Nutritional Imbalance: Nutritional Imbalance: Vitamin deficiencies such as Biotin, and Zinc, are essential aspects that support healthy growth and development during childhood and adolescence. The excess of Vitamin A will also cause hair loss.
  • Endocrine Problems: Children with a hypothyroidism thyroid condition may get hair loss. The thyroid is underactive and produces an insufficient amount of metabolism, hormones.

Kids Hair Loss​

For all medical conditions, the best solution is to prompt medical attention as soon as you see your child losing hair uncharacteristically. Consult your pediatrician and a pediatric dermatologist.



Which Hair Loss Treatment Is Right For You?

The best way to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation hair replacement and wig evaluation with Nu Hair of Dallas Fort Worth Texas or Transitions professional near you. In your private consultation, we will discuss the exact cost of your child’s medical wig.

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