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Eyebrow hair loss.... fungus?

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  • Posted By: Scream
  • August 31, 2009
  • 05:07 AM

I hate my healthcare provider. They always seem to dismiss me and never seem urgent to act in helping me answer my own questions.
This ticks me off, because I find myself on the Internet googling nonstop trying to answer the questions that they should solve for me.

Anyways, for the past few weeks I've been having problems with my eyebrows. The drastic effect of this leaves me resulted with loss of eyebrow hair. It's so bad that all I have to do is rub my eyebrow and I'll have some on my finger.

I'm trying to find a diagnosis or an idea before I return to see a dermatologist probably in a couple of weeks (the earliest I could be seen).

1) Eyebrows are falling out/thinning
2) Eyebrow area itches.

^ I'm tempted to rub my eyebrows very often, I avoid it because I'm trying to preserve my eyebrows from falling out (I'm in school right now).

3) Redness in the skin which occupies eyebrow hair follicles
4) Dead skin plagues afflicted area

After taking a shower, I look at my eyebrow and there's dead skin in the areas where I've begun to lose eyebrow hair and pretty much in the areas where I think there is an affection.

5) Eyebrows react negatively to heat/sunlight.

^ Walking down the street @ noon with 100 degree temperatures and I find myself looking down at the sidewalk because I have this fiery/burning sensation in my eyebrows. My eyebrows feel like they've been ignited/ set ablaze when I'm outside.

I have a history of having tinea capitis in my hair (scalp) that was just cured last year. I took oral anti-fungal pills and an every-other-day special shampoo application to my scalp.

I really think these symptoms are relevant and similar to the symptoms I'd have in my scalp, hair. So I believe I could have tinea capitis or a fungus in my eyebrows. I went to a dermatologist provided by my healthcare provider but he dismissed this idea stating that for no apparent reason, sometimes people lose a path the size of a dime from their hair or eyebrows for no apparent reason.... I'm sick of these dismissive tactics.

Note - I don't have hypothyroidism. I just got my blood checked last week and everything was normal.

Thanks for any help. I appreciate it. Really. This sucks.

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  • I had the same problem and was diagnosed with seboherric dermatitis, my eyebrows fell out and I have bouts of red patching on my cheeks, nose and eyebrows.I used nizoral anti-dandruff lotion a few times to clear the itching and I always use a good quality suntan oil every day on my face as I have noticed that by keeping it oily it stays supple and free of flaking. I also try not to wash my face if possible, it really helps. The loss is stable now.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 1, 2009
    • 07:07 PM
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  • does the hair grow back???? ...i'm currently taking my prescribed medicines for the same issue..but i'm pretty much scared if the eyebrow hair would grow back or not.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 19, 2015
    • 02:34 PM
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