Sore scalp and thinning hair

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I am a 29 year old female and for the past 6 months my hair is looking rather thin around the crown area. My scalp is very sore & tender around this area and gets to look quite red and hot which you can feel my holding a hand above my head. When I was 5 years I had meningitis and had 4 drains in my head, where the front 2 were it is still very tender & causes headaches. I think this is due to scar tissue not healing as it should have.
Ive always had a tender scalp on and off but about 2 years ago I started noticing my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> was th<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>n<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g where my scalp was sore primarily. Its been thinning at the top and around the temples. The thinning progressed rather quickly ive had to xut my hair shorter to make it blend. Prior to the thinning my hair would shed these grey flakes like dandruff especially if I was sweating or just finished playing sports.
i have then gone to the institute of tricologist in London where the consultant has said that its not male pattern baldness as the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> loss is th<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>n<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g and being post on the top sides' and back of my scalp and said that it may be telegon effluviam and folliculitus which he gave me an iodine based shampoo to relieve the itch and pain.
When you move around the top of your scalp (were thining) how does it feel sore? You could try supplaments. Whatever you do don't stress out. Youl'l only wind up losing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> faster.
thats it but I'm started to realize that mainly the whole top of my head is really tender so tender sometimes i can't even wash it.
but the pain is persistent, and I am frustrated and upset with the amount of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> in the drain every time I wash my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span>, not to mention what comes out when I comb it.
Before I stopped getting my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> relaxed ;my scalp was itchy but not as bad... now it's terribly itchy sore and even when I shampoo my hair.  I shampoo my hair once or twice a week now.  What could this be?
) I started using Nioxin and another product to help my scalp as it was very tight and sore. I used Biotin and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> skin nails vitamins as well as applied African Oil on my scalp when it was very dry, it really helped me. I am now a year post tx and my hair is growing back in better than it was before. I have a good 3 to 5 inches of hair. It is all different lengths and I have what I think is called "chemo curls". Before tx I had straight very fine hair.
It's only been 6 days on tx and I can already notice moderate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> th<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>n<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g. I can't even brush my hair - it stays straight up like I just got electrocuted. I already am noticing hair on my pillow and in my hands when I shower. If the thinning keeps up at this rate I'm going to be bald by week 4. :/ Can anyone recommend a really good hair thickener that grows back hair and re-thickens it as well?
I'm not balding or seeing any real thinning yet, but I'm afraid of what will happen if this continues. in conjuction with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> loss, I'm experiencing itching and mild dandruff. My scalp is sore in spots but I don't see any redness or scabs or anything. What could be causing this? I'm using the anti-danruff shampoos (Head and Shoulders didn't work so I'm trying Neurtrogena T-gel) and taking vitamins, but it isn't really working at all.
I'm an African American female and my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> is thick to say the least, it's not th<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>n<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g it just keeps breaking and splitting like crazy in the same spot. I don't have issues like dry scalp or dandruff, or any bumps to my knowledge. My scalp itches sometimes, but it's not an all day everyday issue for me. I wash and condition my hair at least 2 times a week and try to keep it moisturized.
thinning of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> on my scalp – especially when applying wax and showering, a lot will come out in my hands, also I will get 10+ strands if I run my hands through my hair a few times, I just notice hairs that have fallen quite a lot of the time – my hair is noticeably different to style & thinner.
No itching of the scalp but does has that burning feeling. I have no ideal of what you can do to stop the scalp itching. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> is very dry and the last 6 weeks I am washing it every other week. Sounds gross I know but it's not oily when I do wash it. The only thing I found helped with the dryness is a glossing polish with aloe and oils. Rub it in after washing and your hair is not so dry and feels good. I think the oils helped stop the breakage.
My hair has also started to fall out and at the end of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span>, a white little grain is at the end. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> will not stop falling out. I have gotten blood tests at a dermatology office and everything was normal. I also have tried about very type of zinc pyrithione shampoo, at the highest concentrations. Also I have tried, salycylic shampoos, tar shampoos, jojoba oil, AND nothing seems to help. Please help me and my hair.
I need answers to my questions,on what to do about my sore scalp that is always sore around the crown of my head.I also have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> th<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>n<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g and shedding,i ll comb my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> few times aday and hair with always be in the sink.My hair itches and i have dents in my scalp,what should I do and does this sound like a scalp infection and if so can it be treated without having to go to the doctors office,because i dont have insurance. Thank You kindly for your advice. P.S.
I can also see another small area (about the size of a shirt button) just starting to thin halfway between my crown and forehead hairline. There is a red sore exactly where the slight th<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>n<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g is starting to take place. While it is bothersome, and starting to become aesthetic, it is not "severe.
I had great hair and after a hair cut I started to get a reddish inflammation on my scalp and then I started to loose hair at increasing rate, but I highly doubt the hair cut caused the problem because the redness problem is still there. My scalp was also really sore and there was pain at the roots of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> when I messed around with it. I went to the dermatologist and he gave me a corticosteroid that has 70 % isopropyl alcohol.
I get the tingly feeling in my scalp. my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> is th<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>n<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g signficantly and does not grow in thick and full. Also, I have noticed that my scalp is sore after each masturbation. I have cut back on the frequency but admit it is hard to stop altogether. Since cutting back, I have noticed some improvement in hair around the front hairline but rather small.
I took Doryx for 5 weeks and have lost 3/4 of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span>. I had tons of dark, long, thick <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> and now my scalp is visible and have bald areas all over. I've been off the the medication for almost a month, but I am still losing my hair. I started to lose my hair a week after starting Doryx and has progressively gotten worse. It falls out in handfuls in the shower and whenever I comb my hair. My scalp is tender and itchy at times.
The scalp pain is very bothersome and I have had some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> loss, but it grows back. I was told and have read the scalp pain and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> loss is part of the fibromyalgia, is this true?
The last year I have suffered from scalp redness, tenderness, red spots, red bumps with salt like granules at the end of the hair, black blue looking hairs that are thin then texture gets thicker, tingling like crawling, itching and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> th<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>n<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> loss, oily flakey and irritated scalp, black dots underneath hair and over all itchy skin. I was diagnosed by a GP and a Derm with Seborrheic Dermatitis and put on a corticosteroid solution and dhs shampoo.
I am 43years old and have picked my entire life. I have small but permanent scars around my chin, neck, upper arms and even legs. It starts as a small pimple or perhaps and ingrown hair on leg or just running my fingers through my hair on the scalp and finding any "spot" and picking it. I have always picked my scabs off also. This has resulted in sores taking forever to heal (weeks) and them 70% of the time leaving a small permanent scar.
Add water to AMLA powder (to make a paste or runny mixture to coat scalp an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span>) and let sit for 15 or 30 mins. Then I add oil and massage scalp. The amla has a strong smell but try to keep in for an hour or as long as you can. Rinse and shampoo/condition. Hope this helps ladies. Keep your head up!
My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> has been th<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>n<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g for a number of years, I first noticed this in my late twenties. Over the years my head especially the crown has become more and more sensitive. For the last five years or so I have been using a shampoo that contains no sodium laurel sulphate or anything that resembles it. My head has not been too bad until now. in the last two months my head is sore tender itchy and painful on the top. My hair is getting thinner and thinner week by week.
) I don't know if this is related to it, but I often have dry, flaky or scaly patches on my scalp...but not in the areas where the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> is th<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>n<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g/falling out. I've noticed that I've been feeling more tired this summer, but it's not a constant all the time fatigue. I also have frequent sore throats and dry, red itchy eyes which I've attributed to allergies. There is also a yellowish spot near my right pupil, if that means anything.
The bald spot is all over my head. Diffuse th<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>n<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g throughout but most noticeable in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> line and crown. My scalp is severely itchy and irritated. Also 3-4 months ago I started developing skin infections on my face that were cured with antibiotics. I think these infections may be due to touching the rash and then touching my face? The hair that falls out is also healthy and still appears to have a little root. I recently went through an extensive amount if emotional stress.
bnowik, i'm going into 5th month and have lost lots and lots of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hair</span></span> too. Sometimes my scalp is very itchy, etc... hang in there. it'll be over and it'll grow back :) 52tele- thanks again...