HAIR LOSS IN CHILDREN'S

Homeopathy & Herbal remedies works wonderfully in children. Before talking about the benefits of Homeopathic& Herbal advance remedies for hair loss, Let us see the most common hair problems in children’s---
1)Alopecia areata is a form of an autoimmune disorder most commonly in weak children’s where the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, causing the hair to fall off. The exact reason for this immune response is not known. However, there can be certain contributory factors and underlying medical conditions that may cause Alopecia Areata like genetics (one fifth individuals with patchy hair loss may have a family history of the hair loss), hormonal changes, and emotional/physical stress. Alopecia areata can accompany other medical conditions like thyroids (inflammation of the thyroid gland), or atopic dermatitis (more commonly called eczema).
The most common treatment of Alopecia Areata is local, steroid injections with/without oral steroids. However, studies have indicated that the relapse rate of patchy hair loss after steroids — not to speak of the side effects — is as high as 50%, as compared to a rate of just 9.1% after homeopathic treatment. It is also imperative for triggers, such as thyroid disorders, to be controlled for tangible results to emerge.     2)Ringworm of scalp ---  is a fungal infection often seen in children. ...  Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp, caused most commonly by fungi in the genera Microsporum and Trichophyton. Microsporum is a zoophillic organism, which means it is caused by exposure to infected animals, and is more prevalent worldwide. ... Prepubertal children most commonly develop tinea capitis. Topical treatment alone usually is ineffective and is not recommended for the management of tinea capitis. Ringworm of the scalp is not really a worm, but a fungal infection. It gets the name ringworm because the fungus makes circular marks on the skin, often with flat centers and raised borders. Also called Tinea capitis, this infection affects your scalp and hair shafts, causing small patches of itchy, scaly skin. Ringworm is a highly contagious infection that’s usually spread through person-to-person contact or by sharing combs, towels, hats, or pillows. Ringworm is most common in children, but can infect a person of any age. Causes Fungi called dermatophytes cause ringworm of the scalp. Fungi are organisms that thrive on dead tissue, such as fingernails, hair, and the outer layers of your skin. Dermatophytes prefer warmth and moisture, so they thrive on sweaty skin. Overcrowding and poor hygiene increase the spread of ringworm. Ringworm spreads easily, especially among children. You can get ringworm from touching the skin of an infected person. If you use combs, bedding, or other objects that have been used by an infected person, you’re also at risk. House pets, such as cats and dogs, can spread ringworm, too. Farm animals like goats, cows, horses, and pigs can also be carriers. However, these animals might not show any signs of infection. Symptoms The most common symptom of ringworm is itchy patches on the scalp. Sections of hair may break off near the scalp, leaving scaly, red areas or bald spots. You may see black dots where the hair has broken off. Left untreated, these areas can gradually grow and spread. Other symptoms include:

Ringworm often starts as red, scaly patches of skin. You may note only a single patch, or instead see several patchy areas. If the areas are on the scalp, you might at first think they are dandruff or cradle cap. Scalp ringworm can cause hair loss and/or hair breakage on the affected area.   Scalp ringworm is most common in children ages 2 to 10. Ringworm can occur on the face, too. When this occurs, the itchy areas of skin may look like eczema, or atopic dermatitis. Over time, the patchy areas start to grow in ring-like circles that are between 1/2 inch and 1 inch in diameter with a raised border and clear area in the center. You may notice some itching in these areas. Scalp ringworm can also enlarge into what’s known as a kerion. A kerion is a lesion over the area where the ringworm first appeared. If a child has a kerion, they also may have symptoms like a rash and tender lymph nodes in the neck. Other areas of the skin that may be affected include:
  • cheeks
  • chin
  • eye area
  • forehead
  • nose
TInea can affect any parts of your baby’s body, but may not always appear in the ringworm-like shape. Ringworm of the body is called tinea corporis and is also common in children. Other types of fungal infections include tinea of the groin (jock itch) and feet (athlete’s foot), but these occur mostly in teenagers and adults. They’re very uncommon in children.

How Is Ringworm Diagnosed?

Doctors often diagnose ringworm by a physical examination and taking a medical history. Ringworm can be distinctive in appearance, so doctors can usually diagnose it with a physical examination. But they can also take a few scrapings of the skin and examine them under a microscope.

What Are the Risk Factors for Ringworm?

Some babies and infants are more likely to get ringworm than others. Risk factors include:
  • living in warm climates (tinea thrive in warm, moist environments)
  • being in contact with other children and/or pets that have ringworm
  • being considered immunocompromised, which includes receiving treatments for cancer
  • being malnourished
Occasionally, a family will bring home a new pet that may be infected with the disease, and an infant will rub their face on the pet. This can contribute to ringworm.

How Can You Prevent Ringworm in Babies?

Pets can unfortunately pass ringworm to infants. Carefully watch your pet’s fur for any itching, scaling, and/or bald spot areas that could indicate ringworm. Identifying and treating their ringworm can prevent your little one from being affected. Additionally, you shouldn’t share the following items with other children:
  • barrettes
  • brushes
  • combs
  • hair clips
  • hats
If your child or another baby has ringworm, sharing these objects can easily transmit the fungal infection.   3) PRAMATURE GRANESS OF HAIR – Premature graying of hair occurring due to improper diet may be because of lack of essential nutrients. These nutrients should be consumed on a daily basis. Vitaminsproteins, iron and iodine are some of the essential nutrients. Provide your children with food rich in these nutrients which include fresh green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, juices, white meat, sea food, eggs and dairy products. These food products will provide the essential nutrients which will help them develop internally as well as externally. It is very important to note that reversing the process would be quite impossible since it is natural. You can try your best to do so as the above mentioned diet will not cause any kind of problems. But since you have mentioned that their diet is quite healthy, there could be other possible reasons for the rise of this condition. 
Apart from providing a healthy diet, it is also very important to check whether your children are suffering from any kind of disease. Leukemia is believed to cause premature graying of hair. It is extremely important to check with a doctor about the cause of premature graying of hair in your children. Passive smoking is also considered to be one of the main causes. If you or your partner smokes near the children, it should be stopped immediately. Excessive carbohydrates and sugary foods consumption is also believed to be one of the major causes of canities. Excessive intake of soda, cakes, candies, chocolates and many more include refined sugar which may cause serious problems to the body. Premature graying of hair is one of them. Hair is made of protein and grows out of follicles located within the surface of the skin. The skin is modified in different parts of the body to produce hair. Hair on the top of the head is an important feature of the individual’s physical appearance. Many people are concerned about their hair style and about the density and color of the hair. As one ages, the melanin content in the hair reduces and hair starts becoming gray or white. This is completely normal for an individual over the age of 40. Many people begin to develop white hairs when they are in their 30’s as well. A combination of many different factors including stress, genetics and nutrition is at play when it comes to determining the color of the individual’s hair. Premature graying occurs in some children due to a variety of factors. The most common factors associated with grey hair in children are heredity and nutrition. Heredity is a factor associated with grey hair in children that cannot be changed in any way. Parents that notice grey hair in children should not be alarmed if other members of the family have experienced the same problem in their childhood. However, grey hair in children is also associated with vitamin and mineral deficiencies. This is why it may be a sign of some problem relating to the nutrition of the child. It is therefore best to check with a doctor when one notices grey hair in children, just to be sure that this is not associated with some dietary problem. Hair gets its color from the genetic code embedded in the child’s DNA. This is usually a combination of the genetics from the parents. In many cases, the genes of the dominant parent determine the hair color of the child. Hair heredity may therefore play a role in grey hair in children. This is true of families that tend to have cases of premature grey hair in children. Premature grey hair in children occurs when the production of melanocytes stops taking place in the hair follicles. This often happens to single hairs or to bunches of hair in the same place. In this situation, the problem is likely to be associated with the skin in the area or with the particular follicle that may be defective. However, when there is a general spread of grey hair in children, it means that there is a problem that is causing the production of melanocytes to diminish. Vitamin B12 and Iron are two important nutrients that determine the health of the hair. Iron is required from the point of view of anemia, a condition where the blood does not supply sufficient amounts of oxygen to various parts of the body. This can cause other symptoms such as general fatigue and loss of concentration. Vitamin B12 is directly associated with the hair itself. This vitamin is a part of the B-complex group of vitamins which are vital for many functions of the body. It is common for children to experience problems with their nutrition, particularly if the parents are not fully aware of what food is needed for the child based on the age, gender and development of the child. It is also common for children to avoid foods that they do not find palatable which may be depriving their bodies of the vital nutrients that are essential for good growth. Another factor associated with premature graying in children is the type of soap and shampoo being used. Some soaps and shampoos are extremely aggressive in their nature. This means that they are loaded with chemicals that are designed to clean the body thoroughly. This often leads to a situation where there is long term damage done to the skin and the hair. This damage occurs because the chemicals tend to affect the nature of the skin adversely. This may, over time, affect the melanin production qualities of the skin. Gray hair has been known to occur in people who use particular shampoos and soaps that are fuelled with chemicals. It is best to try and access a healthier soap or shampoo, particularly one that has the extracts of vitamins and minerals present in it. This will help with the overall condition of the skin as well. Vitiligo --is a skin condition that causes the skin to lose its ability to generate melanin. This is a whole body condition and will present in the form of patches all over the skin. Grey hair in children may be caused by this condition, but it is highly unlikely that the hair alone will lose its color. Therefore, skin discolorations will be noticed in the case of vitiligo. Pollutants--- in the atmosphere and the water being used to wash the hair may also be responsible for the condition of grey hair in children. There may be little that parents can do about these factors except to try and ensure that water purification systems are in place at home. White hair in children can be due to a lot of different reasons. Enumerated below are the causes of premature white hair in children;

§  Having a white hair at a young age is mostly genetic. People who have white hair when they were young tend to produce children who also have premature white hair.

§  Other than genetic, the most common cause for having premature white hair is the lack of vitamin B12.

§  Certain medical conditions such as anemia and thyroid hormone imbalance may also cause white hair at a young age.

§  Stress is a common cause for almost all physical problems including white hair in children.

§  Studies show that smoking can contribute to the early growth of white hair.

§  Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder in which the melanocytes are considered as foreign organisms and are killed.

§  One of the symptoms of the Waardenburg Syndrome is white patches on the hair.

§  Anemia can cause premature graying of hair.
Herbal & Homeopathic medicines for hair loss offer excellent relief for such disorders that are triggered by an abnormal immune response of the body. These medications also are good for enhancing the immunity, thereby preventing the immune system from attacking the hair follicles.
Herbal & Homeopathic advance research remedies from Dr.Rajguru hair care clinic promotes re-growth of hair, and control & treat the progress and spread of Alopecia areata, Ringworm of scalp,Tricotilomania in children and also having good results in premature graying in children. Herbal & Homeopathy medicines increase the immunity power of children’s. There are less chances of recurrence.