Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

unstopable hairfall problem

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 1 Replies
  • Posted By: Aspnet
  • May 4, 2009
  • 00:12 PM

I started having hairfall at a very young age at about the age of 8 although it wasn't very major. When i turned 15, that's when it got problematic, hair started falling off even without combing or brushing, eg. when I was just sitting, lying down etc. The hair around my front and back of my head has started thinning forming diffuse patches. I've also started losing Pubic hair every time I visit the bathroom. Last but not the least I started having dandruff problems which have aggravated the whole hair fall thing even more, my hair appears scanty and scalps itches terribly. I've noticed this started ever since we shifted to a town which has a drier climate, with low humidity. My hair loss and dandruff problem also seem to have intensified over the summer, which are extremely dry. I also have a very dry skin condition. The doctor diagnosed alopecia areata,but ever since I've startred taking medications the whole problem has only intensified. I had a blood test 2 yrs back and alyhough my thyroid levels were normal(which my doctor suspected due to my skinny frame), my haemoglobin levels were slightly low. I've started taking an egg everyday and also apply an egg pack to my head but no significant change has taken place. I also oil my hair once a week but even after oiling my hair falls. I also rarely remain stressed out, so I dont know why it's happening.
If anybody knows any remedy please help........

Reply Flag this Discussion

1 Replies:

  • It seems a dermatologist is a good place to start especially considering the fact that your scalp is very irritated at this time.Hair loss can be cause by any number of conditions, medications, genetics, stress, even low levels of biotin or B vitamins. It's important to get a good diagnosis though, especially because you are experiencing more than just hair loss.I would definitely get a referral to a good dermatologist.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.