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A 35-year-old female asked:

My 4 year old has a bald path on her scalp that is light brown patch towards the outer end . there is some hair loss and what feels like broken hair. i have commenced covarex junior bd week now . is this sufficient treatment or is oral needed?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Needs an evaluation: If the kid does have a scalp fungus which is not clear from the description,external creams/ointments are unlikely to cure it. When present, the fungus gets into the hair root, deep enough into the skin that external creams will never reach it. It may transiently imptove the outer appearance.
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Last updated Nov 19, 2018
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