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Suggest treatment for bald spot on side of child's head

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: My seven year old son has a bald spot on rne side of his head. We treated it as ringworm. However, after review we are not sure if its ringworm. Thoughts?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It indeed seems to be due to ringworm

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealhtcareMagic.

I have seen the attached images. It indeed seems to be a case of fungal infection or ringworm. I would suggest topical application of Candid (clotrimazole) lotion. Also insist him on using ketoconazole shampoo twice or thrice weekly.

Hope that helps.

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Dr. Diptanshu Das
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Brief Answer: It indeed seems to be due to ringworm Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealhtcareMagic. I have seen the attached images. It indeed seems to be a case of fungal infection or ringworm. I would suggest topical application of Candid (clotrimazole) lotion. Also insist him on using ketoconazole shampoo twice or thrice weekly. Hope that helps. Regards Dr. Diptanshu Das