My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata a year ago and had a single bald spot. This past April she had another bald spot appear and we used the topical steroid to help it grow back. Recently after a vacation we came home and all of her hair started coming out - obviously we were horrified. We were told there is nothing that can be done but the more i reserach the more i see things in common with other children her age. She has allergies and asthma. We've given her 24 hour claritan for the last year and a 1/2. She also takes albuteral for asthma control. Her hair has been coming out for about 2 weeks...how long does this phase last? When does the dorment phase end and when will the growth phase hopefully begin? I've read that some people have taken Moducare and fish oil and seen naturopathic doctors with some success...can anyone comment? Is this OK for an 8 year old?
We are still in a state of shock and looking for any advice we can get. My little girl cried herself to sleep last night saying that she does not want to be bald... we are looking for any answers.