Pediatric Hair Loss: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment | 212SKIN Dermatology

Pediatric Hair Loss: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is Pediatric Hair Loss?

Pediatric hair loss refers to the loss of hair in children. Hair loss in children is not uncommon, and it can be caused by a variety of factors. It can be temporary or permanent and can affect different parts of the body, including the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes.

Causes of Pediatric Hair Loss

There are several causes of pediatric hair loss, including:

  • Alopecia areata
  • Tinea capitis (scalp ringworm)
  • Traction alopecia
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder)
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Symptoms of Pediatric Hair Loss

The symptoms of pediatric hair loss depend on the cause of the hair loss. Some common symptoms include:

  • Round or oval bald patches
  • Redness, scaling, or pus-filled bumps on the scalp
  • Broken hairs, uneven hair loss
  • Thin or fragile hair
  • Loss of eyebrows or eyelashes
  • Itching or burning on the scalp

Treatment for Pediatric Hair Loss

Treatment for pediatric hair loss depends on the underlying cause of the hair loss. Some common treatments include:

  • Topical or oral medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Antifungal medications
  • Immune-suppressing medications
  • Hair regrowth treatments
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Behavioral therapy for hair pulling disorder

If you are concerned about your child’s hair loss, it is important to seek the advice of a dermatologist who specializes in pediatric hair loss. Dr. Avshalumova at 212SKIN Dermatology is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric hair loss. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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