Hair loss in children is actually not very common. However, it is significant enough that nearly 2 million children suffer from at least one form of Alopecia (hair loss) or another in the United States alone. The good news is that at least 60% of children with Alopecia will “outgrow” the condition without need for treatment.What causes hair loss in young children?
Some of the common causes for hair loss in children includes tinea capitis, alopecia areata, trichotiillomania, Nutritional deficiency,hypothyroidism, constant rubbing, hair abuse, to name a few. Hair loss in children is not very common. Nonetheless it is very frightening. About 3% of children in the United States suffer from hair loss.