Hair loss in children - testimonial from 3-year-old Tiziano
Hair loss in children is a great burden for the affected children and the parents. 3-year-old Tiziano lost all his hair within a short time in September 2014. In November 2014 began the use of YELASAI care products from the hair growth specialist and today, at the end of May 2015 - after 5 months of use - the first success shows as stubble on eyebrows and eyelashes.
3 year old child with hair loss - result after 5 months of YELASAI.
Hair loss in children - Read here the touching testimonial of his mother about the story and continuation of Tiziano on Alopecia Switzerland: Alopecia: Testimonial Tiziano
Hair loss in children - What really helps?
Children are particularly hard hit by the loss of their hair. On the one hand they cannot understand what is going on in their body, on the other hand they are often exposed to the ridicule of their peers. For the well-being of the child, it is therefore particularly important to give them security and to take the necessary measures as quickly as possible.
Hair loss in children - Possible causes
Children are sensitive beings who quickly become emotionally stressed by a change in their familiar environment. A move or a new school situation, and sometimes "just" a fight with the best friend can contribute to hair loss. Thyroid hormone level disorders are also common.
The most common hair problems in children:
Circular hair loss in children (alopecia areata).
Hair loss in children is more common than one might think. Circular hair loss in particular - a so-called "autoimmune disease" - is widespread. In this case, the body's own immune system turns against the hair roots and causes the hair to fall out. Within a short time, bald round or oval spots appear due to the hair loss. These quickly become visible to outsiders, because depending on the hairstyle, the areas can no longer be covered. While girls can still conceal the bald spots with headbands and hair clips, the spots are usually immediately visible in short-haired boys. In about half of the affected children, these bald spots grow back over time, even without treatment. However, it is also possible that the hair loss progresses further and leads to the loss of all scalp hair (alopecia totalis). In the worst case, it can even lead to the loss of all body hair, such as the eyebrows, eyelashes, and pubic hair (alopecia universalis). If your child is affected by circular hair loss, you should monitor the progress of bald patches weekly. You can also wait for a while in case of minimal outbreak - i.e. small spots on the head that do not (yet) bother your child. As with adults, the progression is usually gradual. That is why it is an advantage if you take pictures of the spots to be able to judge the progress better. If these bald patches become larger or you are unsure, contact a local hair growth specialist. Because the sooner you react, the sooner the spook will be over.
Hair loss during puberty
During puberty, a lot of things go on in the body. The hormone balance renews and expands enormously. In this transition - especially in girls between 16 and 20 years - it can happen that the hair becomes thinner or even falls out more. This "diffuse" hair loss usually affects the entire head and is increasingly visible on the contours of the face. Since the hormone level normally balances itself out again, you do not need to worry. However, you can positively influence the course of the disease. Pay attention to a nutrient-rich diet (for example, with nutritional supplements) and use a hair growth activating shampoo. If in doubt, ask a hair growth specialist in your area or contact our specialists by phone.