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Forest Hills, NY
A 19-year-old female asked:

5 month old baby has a bald spot at the back of his head. normal? what can i do?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Normal Baby: This usually comes from the position they are sleeping in and self corrects with time.
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Do not worry: The bald spot is probably from your baby sleeping on his back-- as he should sleep in that position--this helps to prevent sudden infant death syndrome. If as your baby turns over and sleeps in different positions, the hair should regrow. Check with your doctor at the next well-child visit.

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A 27-year-old male asked:

I just found a bald spot on the back of my head..

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Bald spot: Is it itching?. Any other symptoms?. If it bothers u, have your doctor take a look & maybe refer u to a dermatologist.

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Last updated May 27, 2016

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