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Teenager losing hair

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: May 29, 2021 11:29 AM

Anonymous 3 months

My daughter is 11years old. Suddenly she is losing patches of hair front of her head. The scalp have red patches and bumps. She said its also itchy. How do I know if its this scalp psiorisis or ringworm or something else. Fyi she recently got her first period early this year

Dr Ramzdhan 3 months
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for asking us

Through the question and statement you gave on the above section, i completely understand your concern over this matter. For your information, the only way to check to know the cause of your daughter’s condition is to visit the nearest doctor and do an examination. There many conditions that cause the problem your daughter is facing such as:

  • skin disease such as scalp psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • abnormal level of androgen hormones
  • genetics. You have a family history of baldness
  • stress can cause hair loss
  • chemotherapy
  • autoimmune disease
  • shampooing too often, bleaching and dying your hair makes your hair thinner and weaker
  • illness such as diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, iron deficiency anemia
  • low protein diet can lead temporary hair loss

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In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. If you have any more enquiries, you can click on the link (DoctorOnCall) and speak to our doctors in private and get the consultation you need on the phone. Thank you.

Last Updated: Sat May 29 2021 11:29:41 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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