What could be causing hair loss in your child?

Untreated scalp injury can harm the underlying structures and result in permanent hair loss if not addressed quickly.

Untreated scalp injury can harm the underlying structures and result in permanent hair loss if not addressed quickly.

What you need to know:

  • Hair loss is common among children and its causes include infections, stress, and hair tension.
  • Treatments for hair loss in children are available. Work with your child’s doctor to find a solution. 
  • When children do not get enough vitamins, minerals, and protein, their hair can fall out

While it may not be strange for older adults to lose hair, hair loss in children can be alarming. The most common cause of hair loss in children is scalp ringworm, a curable fungal infection.

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