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confused and depressed about my scalp condition

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 3, 2008
  • 03:54 AM

I have seen a few different doctors about a problem I am having with my scalp. A few months ago I felt my scalp and it seemed to have an indent. When I looked at it it was very red and I lost the hair in the spot. It is located at the back of my center part about the size of a dime. One doctor did a biopsy and told me it was scar that will continue to grow unless I get cortisone shots and use clobetasol. I got the shots and used the cream. Some hair grew back and Imissed the month of june for my shots. In July i noticed that a little further foward on my scalp I had a new indent (as if the fat under my skin is being eaten away) and it is very red and I lost my hair ther and it is about the size of a quater. Now I am freaking out. I went to my GP and he said it was lochum Planiis(i think that is how it is spelled) So he has been giving me cortisone shots every week. Then I saw his partner who looked at my scalp under a wood lamp and told me it is Tineus capitis (ringworm) which now in addtion to the coritsone I am putting lotrisone on my scalp and I will be stating antifungal pills on Monday. I am confused because none of the symptoms of these diagnosis has that you loose fatty tissue under the scalp and have an indent. So I am not sure if any these diagnosis are correct. I really need advice before I loose all my hair. I am very depressed and I have been crying everyday. I can't see how it could be ringworm when My daughtere and husband have been using my brush and thank god they have not gotten it and I know ring worm is very contagious. I would appreciate any advice or leads on what it may be.

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  • try this page - http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/ and searching for "alopecia". it's a huge website that's not that easy to navigate through, but you may be able to find a picture of that looks similar to your scalp. a dermatologist may be able to help more than your primary...best of luck.
    luna96 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had a severe case of ringworm a few years back, and I *did* feel a significant indent around some of the infection sites. Frankly, I'm surprised you weren't dx'd w/ that sooner. Maybe it was just on my mind, but that was the first thing I thought when I clicked on the thread title.God bless and take care!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • well it sounds kinda like what i have i was 16 years old and i had a bald spot the size of a dimeim 21 and ive thinned so much but i have scales like scabby stuff on the back of my head i finnaly went to a dermatoligist and was told i have seborrhoeic dermatitis but there is a cure kinda its a shampoo called ketocanazole but you can only get it from a doctor.heres more on itSide effects to inflammation may include temporary hair loss. If severe outbreaks are untreated for extended intervals, permanent hair loss may result, because of damage to hair follicles.
    Judarian 6 Replies
    • August 11, 2008
    • 07:13 PM
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