Alopecia in children
DS developed alopecia about 6 months ago. It started with a dime sized bald patch and has increased to about six or seven small ones all over his head. He wears his hair short so it's very visible. We've gone to the dermatologist several times and steroid shots are not working. The doctor doesn't have an answer for why this is happening, but I was wondering if stress could be a factor. DS lost a family member he was close to last summer and the alopecia showed up about 2-3 months later. Does anyone have experience with alopecia in a young teen?