The Wikipedia definition is: Alopecia areata (AA) is a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp.
|I took a picture of it at the competition|
Last April, when putting Melina's hair up in a high ponytail for her Nationals dance competition award ceremony, I gasped....what was that? There was a huge bald spot at the bottom of her scalp. Did she cut it? Nope there were no hair follicles (you can tell when a kid cuts their hair- I speak from experience). When we got home I searched her bed and her hairbrush and honestly just about everywhere for a huge clump of hair....nothing. We could not see a specialist in Ohio since our insurance was in Alabama. At least, without paying full price, so we waited a bit. It wasn't like she was loosing clumps at a time.
But I will admit my mind was all over the place...what was wrong? Does she have cancer? Some sort of crazy rare disease?