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1 year baby with small bald spot on top of head, can it be cancer ?

doctor just said 1 year old baby has a bald spot on his head called an orange peel told he will have to have it removed - can have cancer cells growing -has to go to a dermatologist , told he has to be older to have it removed - what is the cause and how old does he have to be.
Asked On : Tue, 15 Mar 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
hi welcome to Health Care Magic,
unlikely to be cancer. it can be eczema or a sebaceous cyst. i think u should get it removed, if some doctor who had seen, advices u so.
Answered: Fri, 5 Aug 2011
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OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
For any kind of a surgical scalp procedure, the child should be at least two years old so that all his fontanelles are apposed by that time. The site of the lesion is also a deciding factor in the time of surgery. You need to attend follow ups at your dermatologists office and ask him to do the procedure at the earliest opportunity.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Fri, 5 Aug 2011
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology Dr. Arun's  Response
Causes of Itchy scalp with rash OR Orange peel skin
can be
Eczema, Lice, Melanoma ,Polycythemia vera
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum,
I think you need to follow your doctors advice to have it removed but you can try some topical desonide for a week and go ahead
Answered: Fri, 5 Aug 2011
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