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Dallas Hair Restoration Expert Guide - Children's' hair loss, thin hair or baldness, medical conditions & symptoms  

Hair loss in children is much more common than most people suspect. Catherine Wiley, M.D., of the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, estimates that children's hair loss is responsible for 3% of all pediatric office visits. Over 2 million children are suffering medical hair loss baldness or thinning hair symptoms. Children's hair loss is devastating phenomena to kids and grown up children.
 
Children who show symptoms of hair loss condition, in most cases, over 50% of them will see normal hair growth with early treatments in less than a year. Other children with hair loss will need to try several medications for which will be effective to resume normal hair growth. Note that hair loss in children is not due to vitamin deficiencies, poor scalp circulation, headbands, or hats.

What cause hair loss in children?

There are several common causes in children's hair loss.
Underlying medical illness that may cause the hair loss are

  • Fungal infection such as ringworm on the scalp called Tinea capitis
  • Telogen effluvium
  • Hair pulling called Trichotillomania
  • Body stress, physical or mental
  • Chemotherapy or radiation

Hair Loss In Children: TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM

Telogen effluvium name comes from the telogen phase of a normal hair growth cycle.  It is the last phase where the hair follicle rests for a few months just before the normal hair growth starts again with new hair.  About 10% of hair is in the rest phase at all time.  More information is on the Hair Growth Cycle page.
 
Some times the normal cycle is interrupted and large amount of hair goes into the telogen phase and it shows as thin hair, bald spots or complete baldness appears.

What cause Telogen phase to turn into Telogen Effluvium hair loss condition?

Stressful event on the body such as:

  • hormonal change
  • severe body injury
  • chemotherapy
  • high fevers
  • excess vitamin A
  • emotional stress
  • childbirth

Once the stressful event is over, complete hair growth usually occurs within 6 months. Telogen effluvium hair loss condition usually occurs in young infants as a part of the normal hair growth process in which mature hair replaces baby hair. During adolescence, particularly in girls due the influences of female hormones, a noticeable hair loss can be seen during the normal rest phase of the hair cycle. Telogen effluvium affects children and adults. It is the most common cause to hair loss, second to male or female pattern baldness.

Did you know... If your child shows sudden hair loss, you should first check with your Pediatric doctor. A Pediatric Dermatologist will treat skin infections that cause hair loss. It may be necessary for your child to see Pediatric Endocrinologist for hormone imbalances, namely androgens. A doctor can offer medical treatments to improve the hair loss condition. Contact us and ask for your  FREE Hair Consultation!

Children's Hair Loss Expert In Dallas Fort Worth is Nu Hair of Texas... 972-490-7766 - By Appointment Only!

 

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