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My stepson is 5 and recently has gotten a spot dirctly on the top of his head that looks like a dry patch. His hair has started to fall out.Its not red or itchy and he says it doesnt hurt.What different things could this be?

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  • Dr. Chris January 9, 2011

    There are various causes of hair loss that may occur in children but considering that it is isolated to this specific spot where the skin does not look healthy, various skin conditions need to be excluded. Eczema on the scalp, fungal infections (tinea capitis) and so on may not present in the manner that it would elsewhere on the body. You should take him to a dermatologist who will diagnose the cause and prescribe teh appropriate treatment.

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