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Hair loss and alopecia in children


Hair loss in children (boys and in girls) is a perfectly normal and passenger. It is a natural process, which usually resolves within one year of age.


Hair loss in infants

hair loss in childrenDuring the first months of life there is a considerable hair loss in the newborn, as the hair that developed during pregnancy is bound to fall only to be replaced by real hair around a year old. Seek medical treatments and groped to curb what is a completely natural process would be totally useless, if not harmful. Simply clean the head of the baby every 2,3 or 4 days, using specific products for children, taking care to rinse thoroughly to prevent residue shampoo remain in contact with the skin.



Alopecia areata in children

Only in very rare cases, hair loss during the first year of life is an indication of specific ailments such as alopecia areata, inherited disorder that consists in the sudden loss of hair in circular patches and ringworm of the head, infection from contagious fungus that is manifested by a significant loss of hair and the appearance of whitish scales on the scalp.



The life cycle of the hair in children

Even in older children the hair is constantly replaced through a process in which the succession of three different phases, called anagen, catagen and telogen. During the anagen phase, which lasts about 2 years, 3 years or 4 years, the hair grows and stretches gradually thanks to the production of keratin by the hair follicle .
The catagen phase is instead the rest period, during which the hair growth stops for a period that can vary from one to five weeks, while during the telogen phase, which corresponds to the final stage of the life cycle of the hair, is manifested the fall of the same, intended to be replaced by a new hair, with the beginning of another cycle of growth.