A 35-year-old female asked:
2 year old daughter have dry patch on scalp. seems like a bit of hair is falling out. it is not itching. started with kez shampoo and flakes comes lose and area red. what can it be and anything else i can use?
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Tinea capitis: Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis) is a fungal infection of the scalp/hair shafts. The signs and symptoms of ringworm of the scalp may vary, but it usually appears as itchy, scaly, bald patches on the head. This is a highly contagious infection, most common in toddlers and school-age children. See your Dr for oral medication and shampoo that can treat this problem over 4 weeks. Griseofulvin.
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