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My son who just turned 4 developed a bald spot on the right side of his head. It basicly appeared out of no where. It was about the size of a nickel, now it is about the size of a quarter. The scalp area around the bald spot feels normal. Please help.
    

It's not uncommon for some children to have isolated bald spots, but the causes vary. We would recommend that you read the article Hair Loss Can Be Caused by Disease or Stress on our site. This article describes five possible causes for your son's problem: alopecia areata, tinea capitis, traction alopecia, trichotillomania, and telogen effluvium (don't doctors love those fancy names!). We would then recommend that you have your son's health care provider check your youngster's scalp to determine the reason for his sudden hair loss.

 

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