Q: Before summer my wife gave our 5-year-old a bald spot on his neck while she was trying to trim his hair. 3 months later after the rest of his hair grew the bald spot I thought would grow back hair is still
bald. Itís the size of a half dollar. Iím confused why itís still bald. Why didnít it grow back?
A: As much as I would love to provide you with an answer, I honestly donít have anything more than some possible theories. I donít know the nature of the ďbald spotĒ your child experienced. If it was caused by trauma to
the skin, that damaged the follicles, then it would explain why it has not grown back in.
And such trauma is generally not unclear, since injury sufficient to damage the follicles, and cause them to cease hair
production, would have an impact on the rest of the surrounding skin. So, scrapes, scratches, or burns would all leave a clear sign as to what could be the cause.
Being honest, once you get away from the part of the hair that emerges from the scalp, youíve reached the end of the parts that any cosmetologist is authorized to help you with.
Things of this nature (i.e. unusual hair loss) can and should be seen and diagnosed by a physician. It may be any number of things, but Iím very sorry that I cannot offer you more than the suggestion that you consult
your pediatrician on the matter.