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Children's hair loss

Hair loss in not found in adults only it could be found in children also. Thinning hair and distinct bald spots are some main hair loss examples of children hair loss. When we discuss about children's hair loss we found different types of hair loss in children. In short in this post I will tell you some types of hair loss other than normal hair loss, that we found in children.

Following are the types and causes of hair loss in children.

  • Alopecia areata.
  • Tinea capitis.
  • Traction alopecia.
  • Trichotillomania.
  • Telogen effluvium.
Alopecia areata
In such type of hair loss we observe some circular patches on head without hair or with less hair of about 1.5 to 2 inches. It is said that it causes when body immune system attacks on hair follicles.

Tinea capitis
Such type of hair loss is caused due to fungal infection in scalps, eyelids and eyebrows. This hair disorder is also known as ringworm of scalp. It shows up mostly scaly patches on head.

Traction alopecia
This type of hair loss is physical damage of hairs mostly found in girls. More tight pony tails, hair straightening, hair bleaching are some initial causes of such type of hair loss.

Habit of pulling out our hairs causes this type of hair loss. It is caused by mostly plucking, pulling and twisting of hair. It looks like broken hairs along with different length.

Telogen effluvium
This type of hair loss is caused by side effect of a disease or more stress. Sudden increase of stress due to high fever, due to major surgery, loss of your beloved or with any more mental tension.

In short you can categorize children's hair loss as mentioned above but some other factors are also responsible for children's hair loss like not proper feeding or nutritional deficiency. So it is important to get proper nutrition to prevent hair loss and to increase hair growth.


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