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Children’s Hair Loss – Telogen Effluvium

Children With Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss

Telogen effluvium name comes from the telogen phase of a regular hair growth cycle. The last phase where the hair follicle rests for a few months just before the healthy hair growth starts again with new hair. About 10% of hair is in the rest phase at all times. Sometimes, the normal cycle is interrupted, and a significant amount of hair goes into the telogen phase, and it shows as thin hair, bald spots, or complete baldness appears. Kids’ wigs always help when baldness occurs.

What cause Telogen phase to turn into Telogen Effluvium hair loss condition?

Telogen phase turns into Telogen Effluvium hair loss condition due to stressful event on the body, such as:

  • hormonal change
  • severe body injury
  • chemotherapy
  • high fevers
  • excess vitamin A
  • emotional stress

Telogen effluvium hair loss

Once the stressful event is over, complete hair growth usually occurs within six months. Telogen effluvium hair loss often occurs in young infants due to the normal hair growth process in which mature hair replaces baby hair. Also, during adolescence, particularly in girls, due to the influences of female hormones, a noticeable hair loss can be seen during the regular rest phase of the hair cycle. Telogen effluvium affects children and adults. Furthermore, it is the most common cause of hair loss, second to male or female pattern baldness.

Nu Hair of TX has provided kids' wigs and children's cancer wigs in the DFW area since 1986. Did you know If your child shows sudden hair loss, you should first check with your Pediatric doctor? A Pediatric Dermatologist will treat skin infections that cause hair loss. It may be necessary for your child to see Pediatric Endocrinologist for hormone imbalances, namely androgens. A doctor can offer medical treatments to improve the hair loss condition.

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