balding fur around cats ears

my kitten is balding on his head in front of his ears on bth sides. Any Idea why this might be?

Answer by KAte
Hi well it sounds to me like it could be caused by ear mites
see this page for more info on this problem

best wishes Kate

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bald patches
by: Anonymous

My cat has bald patches appearing just in front of her ears there are lots of freckles there but no redness or scabs or scratching am a bit worried as shes been sick a few times recently too, any ideas?

see this page for some possibilities

Could be ringworm
by: Anonymous

Make sure you don't touch the baldspots without gloves. It could be ringworm which is a fungus. If it is ringworm, it may show up as a red bullseye looking mark on the skin itself. I was unaware and contracted it from a kitten once. Kittens can be very prone to ringworm. I had it for months myself and it is very itchy. You'd need to get anti-fungal shot or medication from the vet and an anti-fungal cream for yourself if you wind up getting it too. Good luck.

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