Inadequate circulation of blood to the scalp also gives rise to dry-scalp, resulting in hair loss. Extreme weather sometimes affects hair condition negatively.
There are some common diseases and disorders that are related to child hair loss. They are:
- Alopecia Areata: This is an auto-immune disease, the cause of which is still unknown. In this disease, there appear one-two or several bald patches on the scalp of the child. The situation can even be extreme with almost no hair on the scalp and also on the body. The bald portion is absolutely normal with no rashes and swelling.
- Trichotillomania: It is a type of disorder in which the child gets into the habit of pulling out his own hair. This results in thinning hair. As pressure is exerted on one particular hair strand, the hair root and the hair follicle of the adjacent hair also becomes lose and results in fall.
- Tinea Capitis: This is a disease which is caused by fungus. The infection, apart from the scalp can spread to the eyebrows and the eyelashes. The other name given to this disease is ringworm of the scalp. The symptoms of the disease are dry-scalp and excessive dandruff. If not taken care of this disease properly, it can even lead to complete baldness in children.
- Telogen Effluvium: Child hair loss can also occur due to prolonged illness or conditions of stress and tension. There may occur extensive hair loss and shedding. The hair generally regrow but the hair restoration process is slow.