My 13 yr old son has had some kind of hair loss since he was the age of 10. He is completely bald. He has seen a specialist who currently has placed him on taking thyroid pills. In addition we apply a steroid cream on his scalp. We have been doing both treatments for 3 months and unfortunately we see no progress of hair growth. Now my 8 yr old daughter is going through hair loss and quite a bit. Her hair is just falling out with patches on both sides of her head. In addition, recently her hair became so tangled that its like her hair took on some kind life. We just don't know what to do & are so frustrated. We are going to bring her to a specialist in the near future, but I'm afraid the specialist might tell us the same old thing that was told to us about our son. I hope by joining this forum someone can help us who has gone through this similar situation/problem. As parents we feel so helpless that we can't help our kids.