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Nonmedical Causes Hair Loss in Children

Hair loss is a problem that is usually seen in adults. But, you can see the hair loss problem in children in some cases. The hair loss in children may depend on some medical causes such as tinea capitis, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, trichotillomania, nutritional deficiency, and chemotherapy. However, the hair loss seen in children may also depend on some non-medical causes. We will examine the non-medical causes of hair loss in children in the content of this post.

  • Newborn Hair Loss: Most babies may lose the hair they were born with, especially six months after the born. Newborn hair may fall out to grow back with mature hair. You shouldn’t worry about when your child loses newborn hair because it is completely normal, and there is nothing to worry about it.
  • Hair Loss Due to Friction: Hair loss due to friction may be one of the reasons for hair loss seen in children. This type of hair loss may occur especially on the back of the head of your child. There is nothing the worry about hair loss due to friction because your child’s hair will grow again as soon as your child leaves her/his hair rubbing.
  • Chemicals: Products used to dye, perm, or straighten hair may contain chemicals that damage the hair. Avoid using these products for young children or ask your hairdresser for advice on non-toxic products made for children.
  • Hair Ties: Hair ties may also lead to hair loss in some children because pulling your child’s hair to tie may be harmful to the hair follicles. Hair can fall out when your child brushes or combs it too hard. Being gentle is the key to prevent this type of hair loss.

All in all, hair loss can be caused by nonmedical reasons as well as medical reasons. You can be more relax about nonmedical hair loss because this type of hair loss is usually temporary. If your child’s hair doesn’t grow back, and your child keeps losing hair, there is a benefit to see a doctor for learning the underlying cause of hair loss.

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