Children With Alopecia Day

Children With Alopecia Day is observed next on Sunday, April 14th, 2024 (130 days from today).

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It is a day to raise awareness about alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes baldness or bald spots, including the loss of all body hair including eyebrows and eyelashes. It cannot be cured. However, some people see remission and some people may, with treatment, be able to regrow hair where it was lost, although the condition is not cured and new bald spots may appear.

Hair loss is a common condition in children and can manifest alone or in association with other systemic problems. Hair loss in children 3 to 10 years old is not life threatening and does not cause baldness in adulthood. However, this is an important period to help children develop comprehensively, children go to school and interact with society more, if hair loss is not handled in time, it can have a profound effect on children's psychology. One of the leading causes of hair loss in children is Alopecia. In addition, Children with Alopecia Day is celebrated every year on April 14, a day dedicated to children living with this incurable autoimmune hair loss disease. This is also a day to encourage them. At the same time, this day is celebrated to raise awareness about hair loss. Alopecia areata is a condition in which hair falls out in small patches that make it difficult for patients, maybe partial or complete loss of hair, especially on the scalp, in patches over the entire head. This hair loss usually develops when your immune system attacks the hair follicles and causes the hair to fall out. Sudden hair loss can occur on the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, facial hair, and other parts of the body. It usually develops slowly and there is a risk of recurrence after many years of treatment. In general, the amount of hair loss varies from person to person. Some people only have hair loss in a few spots on the scalp, but there are also people who have a lot of hair loss, even more serious, whole body hair loss. There is currently no definitive treatment for alopecia areata. However, certain measures can help your hair grow back faster while preventing future hair loss.

History of Children with Alopecia Day

The origins and history of Children with Alopecia Day are still unknown. Just as the founder of the holiday is still in question, Children with Alopecia Day really brought some joy and warmth to children with hair loss and their families.

Alopecia is an autoimmune, chronic inflammatory disease characterized by non-scarring patches of hair loss with T-cell infiltration in the hair follicles. This is the most common form of hair loss in children, usually onset in children over 3 years old, rare in infants and young children, most commonly causing hair loss in children 3-4 years old.

The disease causes hair loss in circular or oval patches on the scalp or in other areas such as eyebrows and body hair. Alopecia comes in depending on the pattern of hair loss and there are different forms, depending on the pattern of hair loss. There are special forms such as alopecia areata (all scalp), alopecia areata (scalp and other hair areas), and alopecia areata.

The disease causing hair loss in children is related to atopic diseases (40%), thyroid disease (29%) or other autoimmune diseases such as vitiligo, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, enteritis, myasthenia gravis, lichen planus, etc. Alopecia areata with onset before puberty, family history, progression over 2 years, comorbidities.

How to observe Children with Alopecia Day

To observe Children with Alopecia Day, you are encouraged to learn more about Alopecia. Also, send encouragement and praise to the children you know with Alopecia. Children with hair loss maybe feel sad, may lose confidence, so let them know that ni matter what, they are very special and it is good to be in our life. If you are a parent, or a relative of those children, share your child's adorable moments on social media with the hashtag #ChildrenWithAlopeciaDay.


Children With Alopecia Day has been observed annually on April 14th.


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