Children’s Hair Conditions
Hair loss conditions in children are a much more common problem than most people can imagine, causing the child great distress during a time in their life when they want to fit in and be normal, not known as the one with no hair. We specialise in treating hairloss in children, particularly the following conditions:
This is the sudden appearance of round patches of hair loss on the scalp, these patches are normally very smooth with no hairs within them. Alopecia areata is the bodies immune system attacking the hair follicles, with 1 in every 1,000 children suffering from this condition it is important to get a correct diagnosis.
There is no cure for alopecia areata, however there are several medications and treatments that can be used and have given some success. Eva Proudman AIT will accurately diagnose the condition and will explain the causes and treatment options to you; her primary concern is to ensure the best outcome possible.
This is ringworm caused by a fungal infection to the scalp – not an actual worm! Children with tinea capitis usually have some patchy hair loss with broken hairs visible. Confirmation of this condition may be done using a Woods Light.
Treatment also with an antifungal such as Grisofulvin, which is taken orally for 8 weeks, combined with a medicated shampoo such a Nizoral to wash the scalp 2 – 3 times per week. With tinea capitis it is vital that a proper diagnosis is confirmed and the full course of prescribed treatment is taken otherwise the condition will return.