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.