My 16 month old daughter has had a rather large bald spot since birth. It is about half of the back of her head. If you were to draw a line from the left ear to the right ear, the entire area below it only seems to grow very short, fine hair. Also, there are numerous tiny red spider veins in this area. I have no idea what this could be. Her hair is growing on the top and the sides of her head, although the hair on top is really short. I’ve had lots of people ask if they are bangs that I have cut. She prefers to sleep on her belly and I very rarely see her sleeping on her back. She is otherwise a very healthy vivacious little girl. She has another well visit in 2 months where I will address it with the pediatrician. She never mentioned any concern before, but it’s starting to worry me. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Although you have an appointment with her pediatrician in a couple months, I would suggest that you bring her to a dermatologist with an interest in children’s hair loss. There is no urgency here, so take your time and find the best doctor. The American Academy of Dermatology site has a dermatologist search, and I’d start with those physicians that list “pediatric dermatology” as a specialty.