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What explains a 3-inch diameter circular patch of bad dandruff on the crown of my 9-year-old daughter's head that will not go away?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Tinea = ringworm

That could be 2 or 3 things, but most likely tinea capitis, aka ringworm.
It's not a real worm, but a fungal infection. It's somewhat contagious, but won't go away until properly treated. She'll need to be checked out to get that done.

In brief: Tinea = ringworm

That could be 2 or 3 things, but most likely tinea capitis, aka ringworm.
It's not a real worm, but a fungal infection. It's somewhat contagious, but won't go away until properly treated. She'll need to be checked out to get that done.
Dr. Michael Amster
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Ring worm

It could be more than dandruff.
Your child should be seen by his doctor. Could be tines capitis/ringworm which would require medication to clear it.

In brief: Ring worm

It could be more than dandruff.
Your child should be seen by his doctor. Could be tines capitis/ringworm which would require medication to clear it.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry

In brief: Fungal infection

She may have a fungal infection often known as ringworm on her scalp.
This can often be treated topically or with frequent exposure to uv light by a medical specialist.

In brief: Fungal infection

She may have a fungal infection often known as ringworm on her scalp.
This can often be treated topically or with frequent exposure to uv light by a medical specialist.
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dr. Bruce Mulder
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