Children with Alopecia Day is an American holiday created to raise public awareness of the problem of childhood alopecia. Adults may see it as the coming of old age and other things, but for children alopecia is unacceptable. It is celebrated annually on April 14.
Creating Children with Alopecia Day calls for increased self-confidence and the ability to stand up to bullies. Children with alopecia are often bullied and humiliated by their peers, as children are often violent. The holiday was established by the Child Alopecia Project (CAP).
Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. There are several types of the disease, which are classified according to the size of the affected areas. Total alopecia leads to complete alopecia of the head, and universal alopecia leads to loss of vegetation throughout the body (not just on the head). Focal alopecia results in alopecia of parts of the body or head.
- Alopecia in children is often caused by malfunctions of the endocrine system and a lack of useful minerals and vitamins in the body.
- When treating the disease, it is necessary to visit not only a trichologist, but also a dermatologist, as well as an endocrinologist and a number of other doctors. Without therapy, it progresses and leads to complete hair loss.
How to celebrate
Learn more about pediatric alopecia. If your children are experiencing increased hair loss, see a specialist right away to rule out the possibility of alopecia. Watch your child’s nutrition and health, and you’ll be fine!
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they or their children have alopecia.
When is Children with Alopecia Day celebrated in 2024?
Children with Alopecia Day is observed on April 14 each year.