This is very common in children of this age and is usually just a temporary problem. If she had ringworm of the scalp this would be on top of her head, not on the sides and would be very obvious. Tartrazine should not cause this to happen although I do agree that it is best to avoid tartrazine containing foods in children. Give your daughter a zinc supplement such as Zinplex syrup every day. Also massage coconut oil into her scalp at night. Only use very mild shampoos such as Elizabeth Anne baby shampoo when you wash her hair.
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