A member asked:

4 y/o with bald spot on back of head. scalp seems normal no itching at all but getting bigger. causes? pediatrician or dermatology visit in order?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Stuart Janousky answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Many possible causes including simply being on his/her back too much. I would advise seeing the baby's pediatrician first, they should be able to determine the cause and generally you should be able to see your pediatrician a lot sooner than a dermatologist. Good luck

Answered Jun 22, 2015



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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

For evaluation of possible alopecia areata / need for biopsy. A dermatologist will need to see the child eventually. Best wishes.

Answered Jun 12, 2015



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