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Worried About Your Child’s Hair Loss?

Reema is a working mother with a young daughter, and balancing time between office and home is a hard task for her. She makes sure to check on her daughter’s studies as much as she can. Of late, she began noticing a clump of hair on her daughter’s pillow each morning. She thought the hair loss was temporary, but soon she noticed too much hair fall from her daughter in the bathroom sink and in the hair brush. It was time to check with the doctor the cause of hair loss.

Like Reena’s daughter, many young children suffer from severe hair loss. Gone are the days when hair loss was a concept associated only with people aged above 40 years. Modern lifestyle, pollution, an increase in stress, and a junk food diet have made hair loss a common occurrence even among young children. Let’s take a closer look at the main causes of hair loss in young children:

  1. Tinea capitis

This is a fungal infection also known as ‘ringworm of the scalp.’ Tinea capitis is a common cause of hair loss in children. It is non-contagious and can be successfully controlled with medication.

  1. Trichotillomania

Children who are under high stress often pull their hair unknowingly. This leads to a hair loss condition known as trichotillomania. This can cause a swelling in the scalp and if left untreated, can lead to permanent hair loss.

  1. Alopecia areata

An autoimmune condition that causes baldness in children, alopecia areata is a serious form of hair loss. The condition is often passed on genetically. It can be successfully controlled and treated with medication.

  1. Uncomfortable hairstyles

Fashionable cornrows, rough combing, and extremely tight ponytails can lead to a receding hairline in your little one. The same goes for sharp clips, tight hair bands, caps, and any uncomfortable hair accessories.

  1. Underlying illness

Underlying medical issues can also lead to a temporary hair loss in your child. These include nutritional deficiencies like anaemia, high fever, thyroid problems, or any kind of physical trauma that is being medicated.

  1. Diet and lifestyle

A diet that is high in sugar can cause insulin problems in young children. Sharp spikes in blood sugar can cause premature thyroid complications which can lead to hair loss. High stress can also cause severe hair loss in young school-going children.

Hair loss in children can be a huge cause of stress for both, the child, and the parents. Hair loss and baldness can make the child self-conscious and lower his / her self-esteem. Moreover, studies have shown a dangerous trend of children getting bullied due to baldness. Education experts are working to increase sensitivity and awareness of baldness as a condition among children.

The psychological effects of hair loss in young children can be far reaching and disturbing. Many children suffering hair loss feel inferior to their peers. This may interfere with their performance at school and reduce their eagerness to participate in group activities. Many parents feel hesitant to discuss hair loss and feel that the hair fall is a temporary condition that will go away on its own. Nothing could be further from the truth.

If left untreated, hair loss in children can lead to permanent baldness. The good news is that hair loss is very much reversible and curable in all age groups.

Healing Hair Through Homeopathy

Homeopathic medicines for hair loss are non-invasive and, free from harmful side-effects. This helps ease young children and their parents into solving hair worries. Hair loss among children is quite a taboo topic and many parents feel hesitant to discuss the problem. Homeopathic doctors always encourage parents to come forward with their concerns and openly discuss their child’s hair loss worries.

Hair fall treatment methods include scamp creams and pills. Homeopathic doctors try to avoid using any kind of invasive techniques in young children as this can be traumatizing. The goal is to make the treatment as sensitive and comfortable as possible for a young child.Results are mostly seen in 8 weeks to 12 weeks depending on the severity of the hair loss condition and individual medical factors. Go ahead and visit your nearest homeopath for healthy hair solutions for your loved ones.

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