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"Folliculitis"?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 12, 2009
  • 05:26 PM

Upon graduating college at the age of 22, I began noticing hair shedding. At first I thought that it may have been hereditary, but then it got to the point where I could actually pull out the hair with a very gentle "pull test."

After a very exhausting effort, the first diagnosis from my dermatologist was Telogen Effluvium enduced by stress. My dermatologist examined the roots of my shedded hairs and determined that the cause of the shedding was not Male Pattern Hair Loss (MPHL).

Months later a biopsy was taken, inflamation and tiny scalp pimples were observed, and the diagnosis was changed to Folliculitis. I am currently on Minocycline 2x per day, a two corticosteroid topicals (a shampoo in the morning, and a foam at night). My scalp has cleared up dramatically (less flakes), but my scalp is still irritated and red, and I am still noticing scalp pimples. When my scalp itches, I do a light “hair pull” and usually one hair or two hairs come out- and the end of the hair has a bulb like shape.

During my latest dermatologist visit, I was injected with cotizone shots (at least 25) around the surface of my head - with the intention of reducing inflamation.

Please give me suggestions, as the hairloss has not subsided.

Thanks

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