Hair loss in children


Hair loss in children can be extremely depressing for the child and parents. To battle it, you first have to understand medical and non medical causes of hair loss in children and visit best hair clinic in Dubai.

Medical causes

The medical causes underlying your child’s hair fall can properly be diagnosed by a hair specialist. However the most common hair medical causes of hair loss in children are listed below:

  1. Tinea capitis

Tinea capitis also commonly known as ring worm is one of the most common causes of hair loss in children. It is a fungal infection. The most common outcome of ring worm is scaly patches on the scalp. These hair loss patches are somewhat round in shape and look like black dots as hair is broken on the surface. It can occur due to weak immune system.

  1. Alopecia areata

It is a condition in which immune system of the body attacks hair follicles. The result is small bald patches on scalp. Some children may experience scaling of nails as a result of alopecia areata.  To cure alopecia areata, one needs a specialized hair expert from best hair clinic Dubai.

  1. Trichotillomania

It is a hair loss condition which is caused by twisting, plucking, pulling and rubbing of hair. Hair loss occurs in patches accompanies by a lot of breakage. It can be triggered by stress. Children experience stress due to loss of a family member, divorce, birth of another sibling or bullying at school. The most effective thing to do is to eliminate that stress inducing factor in your child’s life.

  1. Telogen effluvium

It is a medical condition in which any extreme changes in the body of an individual triggers hair loss. It could be any severe injury, extreme illness or certain medications which can lead to hair loss.

  1. Nutritional deficiency

Nutritional deficiency is one of the most common causes of hair loss in children. Vitamin H also known as biotin, zinc, iron and protein are essential for healthy growth of hair. A diet deficient in either of these nutrients can trigger hair loss. It’s important to make sure that your children are eating a nutrient dense diet to ensure healthy hair growth.

  1. Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism, a condition in which thyroid is underactive can lead to hair loss in children. It is important to visit best hair clinic in Dubai as the specialists there will provide you with the best possible solution for your child.


Non medical causes


Many problems require attention of a hair expert but some problems resolve on their own with a little TLC. Some of such hair loss problems include:

  1. Hair loss in newborns

Many new born babies go under the process of hair loss. But not to worry fine, thin baby hair is replaced by more permanent hair.

  1. Rubbing

Young children between the age of one and three experience hair loss due to friction caused by rubbing between their hair and mattress, car seats and blankets. It will grow back once the children grow up.

  1. Vigorous brushing

Brushing your child’s hair too often or too much can cause damage to their delicate strands which may lead to hair fall. Brush your child’s hair once a day and make sure to keep the brush strokes gentle.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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