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Can scaling of the scalp lead to permanent hair loss?

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Dr. H. William Sepp
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not likely.

Usually the rash of "cradle cap" as it is commonly called can lead to some hair loss.
This is temporary, however, and should not cause any great alarm.

In brief: Not likely.

Usually the rash of "cradle cap" as it is commonly called can lead to some hair loss.
This is temporary, however, and should not cause any great alarm.
Dr. H. William Sepp
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Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology

In brief: Thanks for asking!

It could also be seborrheic dermatitis.

In brief: Thanks for asking!

It could also be seborrheic dermatitis.
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes, but rarely.

Scaling of the scalp could have many possible causes, including tinea capitis (ringworm).
If tinea is not treated, it can cause scarring and possibly hair loss. Scaling should be examined by your pediatrician to determine the cause and treatment.

In brief: Yes, but rarely.

Scaling of the scalp could have many possible causes, including tinea capitis (ringworm).
If tinea is not treated, it can cause scarring and possibly hair loss. Scaling should be examined by your pediatrician to determine the cause and treatment.
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