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What are non medical causes of hair loss?

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Some causes of hair loss in children go away in time. These include:

  • Many newborns lose their hair during the first few months of life, and baby hair is replaced by permanent hair.
  • Between 3 and 6 months of age, many babies have a bald spot from friction with the crib mattress or car seat. Once your child starts sitting up, any lost hair should return.
  • Vigorous brushing or pulling the hair into tight pony tails or braids can make it fall out.

From: Hair Loss in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: "Children's Hair Loss."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Hair Loss in Children."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Vitamin H (Biotin)."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Zinc."

The Ohio State University Medical Center: "Baldness (Alopecia)."

University of Virginia Health System: "Diabetes & Other Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders."

MassGeneral Hospital for Children: "Hair Loss."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Alopecia Areata."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on July 8, 2018

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: "Children's Hair Loss."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Hair Loss in Children."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Vitamin H (Biotin)."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Zinc."

The Ohio State University Medical Center: "Baldness (Alopecia)."

University of Virginia Health System: "Diabetes & Other Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders."

MassGeneral Hospital for Children: "Hair Loss."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Alopecia Areata."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on July 8, 2018

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