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 hair was thinning 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 hair loss is thinning 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 hair 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 hair in the drain every time I wash my hair, not to mention what comes out when I comb it.
) I started using Nioxin and another product to help my scalp as it was very tight and sore. I used Biotin and hair 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 hair thinning. 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 an African American female and my hair is thick to say the least, it's not thinning 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.
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 hair 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.
thinning of the hair 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 hair 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 hair, a white little grain is at the end. Hair 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.
Could stress cause my head to itch and tingle (and lose hair) or is my hair loss related to some other medical problem?
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 hair thinning and shedding,i ll comb my hair 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 thinning 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 hair 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 hair is thinning 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 hair. I had tons of dark, long, thick hair 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 hair loss, but it grows back. I was told and have read the scalp pain and hair loss is part of the fibromyalgia, is this true?
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.
My hair is thinning drastically on top of my head. When I shampoo, no matter the shampoo I use, small bright red spots appear and stay for an hour or so,then go away. I do not have scalp problems as far as dry flaky skin, these spots are not sore. I am a senior lady who has had this problem for several years now. I have changed shampoos many times and the red spots always appear. Does this have anything to do with my thinning hair? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.
Add water to AMLA powder (to make a paste or runny mixture to coat scalp an hair) 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!
) 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 hair is thinning/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 thinning throughout but most noticeable in the hair 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 hair too. Sometimes my scalp is very itchy, etc... hang in there. it'll be over and it'll grow back :) 52tele- thanks again...
I noticed diffuse thinning with more loss at temples and bangs, and scalp was very very sore and red. I do not have dandruff or excema. I went to a dermatologist who gave me topical steroids, which made it worse. After that, she basically threw her hands up. She never really looked AT my scalp or went through my hair to see if there were sores or patches, but I don't really see any. My GP and Gyn. did blood tests and also had nothing to offer.
I also experienced some thinning of the hair and also quite some hair loss in the past few years....it was getting pretty bad at onepoint but then slowly recovered. I defintely do NOT have my same hair but at least some grew back although it is still very thin. Thansk for the Pantene shampoo advice! I will give it a try.
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