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Small bald spot on child s head

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dermatology 46 years experience
A few possibilities : The more common possibilities would include alopecia areata and tinea capitis (ringworm). Consult with your dermatologist about these and less commo... Read More
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 35 years experience
Alopecia areata: This is an autoimmune condition where your immune system attacks the hair follicles and hair falls out leaving round bald spots. Often stress or illn... Read More

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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Cannot say: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. a change in a mole is certainly a concern for a serious cancer. sun exposed places es... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: Some of these are present at birth & some show up later. The potential cause would best be sorted out with an in person exam to see the site and s... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Alopecia areata: That is the name of the problem. It is an immunological disorder that may recur. It can be treated, often, but not always, successfully. Ask your p... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Potentially you will: not regrow your hair there. It would be appropriate to see a dermatologist for an evaluation of the area as you may not have the diagnosis correct. Th... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possibilities: These can be from traction (hair pulling or eating). They can be from a poorly understood process called alopecia areata or something else. A trip to ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
? alopecia areata: which means partial hair loss, at times it comes and goes for no known reason, if it persists or bothersome, see a dermatologist, good luck
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dallas Bailes
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Possible infection: If these are new then you may have a fungal infection on the skin that is causing the hair to fall out. If so, this can be treated with a cream presc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Hormone or stress: We have known that stress can stir up our immune system which in turn would screws up the hair follicles/bulbs. But hormone may paly a role for sure a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: It may be too soon to tell yet. Har will not regrow in the scar itself, and it's hard to predict what will happen in the area around it. The healing p... Read More

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