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Hair Loss in Children

40% of children will experience a form of child hair loss. This can be quite frustrating and upsetting for the child and parents, as they may not understand the hair loss condition. Hair loss specialists at The Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth or Wokingham can provide quality advice and child hair loss treatments.

Book your hair loss in children appointment today by calling 01202 760003 (Bournemouth) or 01189 760003 (Wokingham).

Specialists at Simone Thomas are knowledge in the following child hair loss conditions:

  • Tinea Capitis

The most common cause of hair loss in children is a tinea capitis infection. Tinea capitis is a type of ringworm that attacks the hair and causes scaly, ring-like lesions to form. It is a contagious fungal infection, and is commonly spread among school-aged children.

Alopecia areata is when patches of a child’s hair suddenly start falling out in a round or oval pattern. The hair loss in children occurs within a matter of a few days, and the bald patterns are smooth and not inflamed.

  • Alopecia Totalis & Alopecia Universalis

Similar to alopecia areata, except that the child loses all scalp hair (alopecia totalis) or all scalp hair and all body hair (alopecia universalis).

  • Traction Alopecia

Traction alopecia can cause hair loss in children who wear tight braids or ponytails and in newborns and infants who lose hair on the back of their head from rubbing it against their crib.

Telogen effluvium is another classic cause of hair loss in children. Children with telogen effluvium have often had a recent illness, typically with a high fever, surgery, sudden weight loss, or even an emotional stress, and then suddenly lose a lot of hair about six weeks to three months later.

Other causes of hair loss in children

Other causes of hair loss in children and teens include bacterial infections, cancer hair loss and trichotillomania.

There are many effective hair loss treatments available at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic including hair extensions, human hair wigs, volumizers, hairpieces and more. Read more about hair loss in children on our hair loss blog.