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red scalp

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  • Posted By: triton2161
  • June 13, 2007
  • 11:08 PM

For the last 2 years , I have this red, burning , itchy scalp. I went to the doctor and she said I have dandruff, Well she recommended T Gel and also gave me a perscription of a oil treatment , which does not seem to help. I have been bald since 21 and now I am 46. My head seems to be redder at times than others, looks like I got a sunburn , when I am not out in the sun much. Please help...

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  • hi tritonhave you had any medical work up performed other than seeing the dermotologist?there are a list of things that can cause hair loss other than genetic.I noticed a redness on my scalp too in just one area and it's the area where I'm losing my hair. it's itchy at times too and burns stings slightly as if it's a more delicate area than the rest of the scalp.thyroid conditions can cause it as well as other things but only a dr can determine this by doing blood work. If this continues, you should seek help from your primary doctor.it's just a suggestion.I can't give an answer as to why mine is red and losing hair in one spot because I have't mentioned it to my dr to find out why.keep us updated if you follow pursuit with your dr.I'm very curious myself to know what the cause is.sincerely,Linda
    lintek 26 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you Linda for responding, I get a complete pysical every year, I just got one last week. My thyroid has been good in the past. I will have the results in a week of my current physical. Also I have been trying vitamins , like 1 a day, E, and D. Also trying different shampoos, and maybe thinking to much shampooing , so I ease up sometimes, I don't have much hair, been thinning since I was 22, my whole scalp is somtimes red tho.. Thanx again,,,,,,,,,,,JIM:o
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