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bald spots

HI, my 10 year old daugter has a few bald spots on her  head and i think its getting bigger. what can i do? she is so upset about it!
thank you
melissa
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Hi

There are many conditions that can result in localized hair loss in females, including girls, such as alopecia areata, scarring alopecia, infections like Ringworm, folliculitis, piedra, Seborrheic dermatitis and folliculitis.

Alopecia areata is a genetic condition which causes sudden round patches on the scalp along with inflammation of the roots of the hair follicles. However, the hair follicles are not destroyed and hair growth continues after inflammation subsides.

Folliculitis may cause hair loss and is caused by a virus, fungus, or yeast.

You should consult a dermatologist for a complete evaluation and proper diagnosis. Sometimes a skin biopsy is conducted to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment options include corticosteroids, antifungal medication, isotretinoin, antibiotics like bacitracin and neomycin or a combination therapy using minoxidil and anthralin.

Do write in if you need more information.
Take care

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