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Child having bald spot on the scalp, thin and unhealthy hair. What is the cause and remedy?

Hi! My four year old daughter has a bald spot the size of my thumbnail on the top of her head-(what is that part called where the hair swirls?) Another concern is that her hair seems thin and unhealthy. Other than this she is very healthy, has a fantastic appetite and is not skinny but quite healthy as far as her weight. (She still has plump little cheeks! ;) Thank you for your help...! Lisa
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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Hi Lisa,

Thank you for your query.

There can be a number of reasons for a bald patch on the head along with unhealthy hair. The most common reason is a fungal infection. I suggest that you show your daughter to a dermatologist who will assess her and advise the appropriate anti-fungal treatment.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter all the best.


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