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Alopecia Areata and Hair Thinning in Children & Adolescents

Hair loss or thinning in children and adolescents is rare, but this condition could affect them for life. Reverse the signs of premature hair loss with natural remedies and give your child the chance to have a luscious, thick head of hair in the future. 

A Natural and Effective Approach To Premature Hair Loss

Alopecia areata, or hair loss, is a common autoimmune disorder affecting hair follicles, leading to hair loss in patches or all over the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes While it can affect people of any age, it is particularly distressing for children and adolescents who are already going through physical and emotional changes.

There is no known cure for alopecia areata, but there are natural remedies and lifestyle changes that can help manage and eventually reverse the progression of hair loss. These approaches can also help alleviate any emotional distress that your child may be experiencing due to their hair loss.

What Alopecia Areata in Children?

According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF), 1 in every 1000 children develop alopecia areata. Although rare, the implications of this condition can be significant for a child’s social and emotional well-being. Children with alopecia areata may experience teasing, bullying, or social exclusion due to their hair loss, which can lead to low self-esteem and even depression.

What Causes Hair Thinning in Children?  

The actual cause of alopecia areata remains a mystery. What experts know is that genetics play a major role, and the condition is often triggered by an autoimmune response.

In this case, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, causing them to fall out. This attack may be triggered by stress, illness, or environmental factors.

Here are other causes or risk factors of alopecia and thinning hair in children:

  • Celiac disease

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Psoriasis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Thyroid disease

  • Type 1 diabetes

  • Vitiligo

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Symptoms of Alopecia in Children

The most common symptom of alopecia areata in children is the sudden appearance of round or oval patches of hair loss on the scalp. These patches can range from small to large, and your child may also experience itching, burning, or pain in the affected area.

 

In some cases, hair loss can progress to total baldness or even complete loss of body hair. The condition can also affect the nails, causing them to become brittle or pitted.

How We Can Help

At Natural Way Pediatric Dermatology, we take a holistic approach to treating hair loss in children and adolescents. Our  specialized nurse practitioner will work with you and your child to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses the root cause of their condition.

Comprehensive Analysis

We root out the primary trigger of your child’s hair loss by performing a comprehensive analysis that includes a physical examination, medical history, and any necessary blood work or diagnostic testing. Since alopecia doesn’t have a single known cause, it’s essential to identify and address any underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to your child’s hair loss.

Natural Alopecia Areata Treatment

Natural treatment is the way to go. We avoid prescribing pharmaceuticals to children as they may have adverse side effects. Instead, we offer natural remedies such as essential oils, herbal supplements, nutraceuticals and dietary changes that can help reverse the progression of hair loss without the risk.

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Lifestyle Modification Help

Stress is a known trigger for alopecia areata, so we offer counseling and stress management techniques to help your child cope with any emotional distress they may be experiencing. We also educate parents on creating a supportive environment at home and school to boost their child’s self-esteem and confidence.

Why Choose Natural Way Pediatric Dermatology

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For the parents who want the best for their child, Natural Way Pediatric Dermatology offers a natural and effective approach to managing and treating alopecia areata in children. We provide compassionate care that improves your child’s overall health and well-being.

Proven and Holistic Natural Approach

We take care of your child’s hair loss from the inside out by addressing any underlying medical conditions and using natural remedies to support their hair growth. Our approach is aimed at reversing the signs of alopecia areata and improving your child’s overall health and quality of life.

Years of Experience Providing Proven Natural Care

Our team has years of experience managing hair loss in children and adolescents. We have successfully helped many families manage their children’s alopecia areata, and we continue to research and incorporate the latest natural treatments into our practice.

Meticulous Care and Attention for Every Patient

At Natural Way Pediatric Dermatology, we treat every patient like family. We understand the unique needs and challenges faced by children with alopecia areata, and we provide personalized care and attention to ensure they get the best possible treatment.

Schedule Your Alopecia Areata Consultation Today

Alopecia areata in pediatrics is rarely encountered, but it’s not completely untreatable. With the right treatment plan and safe, natural remedies, your child can regain their hair and confidence. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Conventional Vs. Naturopathic 

  • Topical Acids 

  • Antibiotics 

  • Steroids 

  • Isotretinoin

  • (Accutane)

  • Oral contraceptives 

  • Hormonal Suppressants

  • Gut health testing 

  • Metabolic & nutritional deficiency testing

  • Targeted supplements

  • Personalized approach

  • Non-toxic products

  • Hormonal testing & natural support 

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