Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ANON | 2012/11/16

Q.

HAIRLOSS

My son is 18mths and i noticed recently that his hair is falling off in places. It looks like bits &  pieces being cut off? why is this happening? is there something wrong with him?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is difficult to be sure about your son's hair loss without being able to see him. It is possible that he has a common fungal infection of his scalp known as 'tinea capitis' It would be best ask your paediatrician to see him as he will require treatment if this is due to a fungal infection.

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