Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: weird staff | 2010/08/11

Q.

Pacth-like on the head

Hi Doc
My son is two, and a while ago we woke up with him loosing a couple of centimeters(about 2.5 cm) of hair on the side on his head and it does look like its going to grow, i find that rather strange because he is not hurt or anything. Is this a cause for concern? what could be causing this?
Thank you kindly

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is not uncommon in children of this age.Your son may have a fungal infection of his scalp or he may be pulling his hair out in this patch. Another possibility is a condition called alopecia areata.It is important to take your son to see a dermatologist.

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