Non infectious Hair & Scalp Conditions in Children:

Seborrheic Dermatitis:

Commonly known as dandruff. It is seen as dry itchy white flakes on the scalp. Sometimes the flakes are thick and adherent.

Treatment

- Oral anti-allergics and anti-fungals
- Topical solutions
- Anti-dandruff shampoos

Alopecia Areata:

Seen as small patches on the scalp which are devoid of hair. It is an autoimmune condition and can be seen in association with thyroid disorders, diabetes etc.

Treatment

- Treatment includes oral medicines to prevent increase in patches.
- Topical lotions and creams to promote hair growth.

Hair loss:

In children hair fall can occur due to various causes like high fever, prolonged infection, surgery, nutritional deficiencies, poor eating habits to name a few.

Treatment

- Treatment includes treating the underlying cause.
- Oral and topical medicines to decrease the hair fall and increase hair growth.

Trichotillomania:

It is a type of hair loss caused by the child pulling or plucking his / her hair. The hair loss is patchy and characterized by broken hairs of varying length. Patches are typically seen on the side of the child's dominant hand.

Treatment

- Treatment includes counselling along with oral and topical solutions to induce hair growth.

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