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.Why do children have hair loss?
Causes of hair loss in children. Some of the most common causes of hair loss in children include: Alopecia areata: This condition is one of the most common causes of hair loss in children and is distinctive in its sudden manifestation of round patches of hair loss which appear smooth and without inflammation or skin flaking.