I was wondering if anyone knew if Alopecia was found to be a hereditary trait. My 5 year old daughter was diagnosed with AA in January, and 4 months later I was diagnosed with the same.
My wife recently met a girl who has Alopecia, and she said that her mother and grandmother also have Alopecia.
Has anyone else that has been diagnosed also have a family history of Alopecia in the family. I was wondering how common this was. Thanks in advance for your input.
Yes, there is a hereditary component that suggests it can run in families. It really is autoimmune conditions as a whole that can cause the issues in families.. There are 88 autoimmune conditions and alopecia is one of them. Some others are Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns disease, celiacs, eczema, asthma, thyroid conditions etc.
Please don't blame yourself for your daughter's alopecia. Hereditary conditions are not controllable.My daughter has also got AU. To blame anybody would be foolhardy I mean maybe it was great granddad that started this all off...I'd prefer to blame him anyway lol. Please don't think you have made this happen it is just one of those things. Also, know that your daughter is very fortunate to have a Dad that is investigating and doing his best to work out what is best for her by educating himself about this condition. Lucky her having you!
If I can ever help in any way feel free to message me.
I try not to blame myself but can't help but feel a little responsible due to genetics. Since I was the one diagnosed with AA and not my wife, it had to have come from my side of the family.
I have AA and I think my son has spots. My husband disagrees. Ill keep you posted.
How old is your son? Best to get him checked out if you think you see something.