My 5 years old has a round patchy area on his head. No hair and it are just shiny on that area. Please advice.

(Last Updated: Jan 18, 2008)

A five year old should ideally not have such a patch on their head and that leads us to the question, “What causes baldness in children?” Baldness in children could be a result of alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is an infectious condition in which bald and shiny spots could begin to form anywhere on the body, most predominantly noticeable on the head. This condition affects both males and females and can be treated by antibiotics and other medications. Some shampoos can also help improve the condition by shrinking the bald spots.

There are many home remedies that you can simultaneously try in order to treat the bald spot on your child’s head. Alternate temperature head baths are excellent baldness home remedies. If your child is uncomfortable with a head bath, you could alternatively use a hot and a cold compress on the child’s head. This alteration in temperature improves the circulation in the scalp. The increase of flow of blood in this area then removes the waste materials clogged in the hair follicles. This would help in hindering the buildup of pathogenic growth which prevents hair from growing.

Another excellent way to improve circulation in the scalp is to exercise regularly since that too improves the blood circulation to the scalp. To condition your child’s hair, use raw herbs like rosemary. You can also add a few drops of rosemary, jojoba or almond essential oils to the regular hair oil before massaging it into the scalp of your child. A gentle head massage is one of the best baldness home remedies that could be used. Massage the oil gently into the scalp using circular motions of your fingers. This process can be repeated twice a day, for the effect to kick in.

Other bald remedies include the use of Indian Gooseberry, which is considered excellent for hair growth and scalp stimulation. The oil of Indian Gooseberry is considered an excellent tonic for hair growth and widely used baldness home remedies. You could also improve the chances of hair re-growth on the bald spot by grinding together equal parts of black pepper and lime seeds. Once you have ground them completely, simply massage the paste into the hair of your child everyday. The heat of the pepper and the lime seeds allow improved circulation in the head and scalp region. You can also achieve this effect by rubbing raw onion slices on the bald patch in your child’s head.

Natural hair loss treatments could help your child’s hair grow again, covering the bald spot. In addition, these natural baldness home remedies can also improve the health of the scalp, therefore improving the texture of the existing hair on your child’s head.

answered by G M

Natural Cure for Baldness

  • Take alternate hot and cold head bath or press hot and cold cloth alternatively on the bald area to increase circulation. This also removes waste material from the hair follicles which might be responsible for hindering hair growth in that area.
  • Exercising regularly will also increase blood circulation.
  • Using raw herbs as conditioner rinse your hair with them along with some rosemary oil and apple vinegar. Massage any oil in the bald area gently in circular motions with your fingers. Repeat this process everyday for at least two times. This also helps in increasing blood circulation.
  • Take some dry pieces of indian gooseberry and boil it in coconut oil. Use this for the head massage; it serves as a very good tonic for hair.
  • You can also apply this concoction to the bald patch. Add four tablespoons of henna leaves into one cup of mustard oil. Boil and filter it and use regularly for massaging.
  • Grind lime seeds and black pepper in the ratio of 1:1 and massage gently everyday. This is a very effective home remedy to cure baldness.
  • Scrub the area with slices of onions. When it becomes red, coat with honey. Leave it for some time and then wash it away with lukewarm water.
  • Preserve raw mangoes in oil for over one year. Massage it on the area. Regular use will cure baldness.

answered by D D

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