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Pink smooth itchy bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it and another spot. Will the hair grow back?? What is this? Also I do get zits on my head

Pink smooth itchy bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it and another spot. Will the hair grow back?? What is this? Also I do get zits on my head

Hair loss: You may have a fungus of the scalp but you could have idiopathic alopecia. You have to be seen by your doctor to determine your problem. We can only speculate what you might have because we cant see the actual problem ...Read more

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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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23y.o female. Splotchy red scalp in some places. Not itchy. More hair falling out than usual. What could this be?

23y.o female. Splotchy red scalp in some places. Not itchy. More hair falling out than usual. What could this be?

Various causes: An infection of the scalp tops the list. Then comes the nutritional deficiencies such as iron and protein deficiency, thyroid diseases, autoimmune diseases, hair care products and even heredity. See a dermatologist or your PCP. ...Read more

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I've had hair falling out and a itchy and hurting scalp for about 2 months. There is no patches or anything scaly. I've tried everything help!!!

See Dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist to check your scalp. Also stress and nervous conditions can cause problems with your hair. ...Read more

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My. Scalp is itchy, and hair falling out in strands even when I rub my hands through my hai I'll see it, hair doesn't sseem to be growing that much. Hht?

Maybe infectious: Or maybe hormonal. Abnormal hair loss may be related to a scalp infection (fungal or alopecia or dry scalp seborrheic keratosis) or hormonal effect (high thyroid, low sex hormones, etc.). Please get yourself to a physician or healthcare professional to diagnose and treat properly. I doubt this problem will go away nor will it improve on its own. ...Read more

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Another female on here said her scalp was itchy and hair falling out. Can women also get male pattern baldness and why?

Another female on here said her scalp was itchy and hair falling out. Can women also get male pattern baldness and why?

Yes: Women can get baldness for many reasons. Sometimes it is related to hormonal imbalances, sometimes it is an autoimmune phenomenon (like in lupus or thyroid disease) and sometimes it is a fungal infection. If you have baldness and an itchy scalp, it is more likely due to fungus and can be treated. ...Read more

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I have been losing my hair now even more like clumps and my head is itchy what could this be I don't want to be bald thanks?

I have been losing my hair now even more like clumps and my head is itchy what could this be I don't want to be bald thanks?

Get seen: This is probably telogen effluvium. You need to work with a dermatologist to identify a cause. Usually this self-cures. If it is alopecia areata, there's no treatment though you can turn it into a plus by your attitude and self-care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had itchy bump on head for 2 wks. Scratching, hair broke off at surface. Now have bald dime size circle around area. What is this? Will hair grow back

Had itchy bump on head for 2 wks. Scratching, hair broke off at surface. Now have bald dime size circle around area. What is this? Will hair grow back

Sounds like alopecia: Areata, I would make appointment to see dermatologist for absolute diagnosis and treatment options ...Read more

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Hi, I am a female (22) with thin hair and a Y-shaped bald pattern on the crown. The hair just splits at the crown, what to do? Dry, little itchy scalp

Hi, I am a female (22) with thin hair and a Y-shaped bald pattern on the crown. The hair just splits at the crown, what to do? Dry, little itchy scalp

TurnALossIntoAGain: At 22 years you have a good chance to beat this but you need to see a hair specialist for analysis of your hair and hair follicles, plus some other medical stuff, ASAP. You're shedding more than the usual 100-150 hairs a day. I assume by "Y" pattern you meant a "V, " which is thinning on each temple area, called "male pattern, " for obvious reason. Lotsa causes, lotsa possible cures. See a hair doc! ...Read more

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I had a pilar cyst removed but it started growing back. A few weeks ago it became itchy and ruptured. There is now a bald spot will the hair regrow?

I had a pilar cyst removed but it started growing back. A few weeks ago it became itchy and ruptured. There is now a bald spot will the hair regrow?

Most likely yes: Most likely, the hair will grow, but it really depends on the size of the cyst and the size of the scar that has developed after the cyst has ruptured. The bigger the scar the less chance hair will grow and vice versa. ...Read more

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My head feels itchy though I clean it 2 to 3 times a week. This week my hair loss has increased. Any cure plz.

Need to know why: In order to figure out a potential cure you need a correct diagnosis. I would see a doctor to find why this is happening and work from there. ...Read more

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Circular bald spots on my head. Started as a single spot many yrs ago now increasing. Starts with a boil & itchiness then smooth shining skin.

Circular bald spots on my head. Started as a single spot many yrs ago now increasing. Starts with a boil & itchiness then smooth shining skin.

A dermatologist will: Give you a good answer. If it is alopecia he/she will help you deal w/it. Many others have done so successfully. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Increasing body hair and heavy head hair loss along with dandruff and itchy and stinky scalp. What steps should I take ro stop it all?

Increasing body hair and heavy head hair loss along with dandruff and itchy and stinky scalp. What steps should I take ro stop it all?

Hormone...: Your gene and hormones are playing the hand. Diet, exercise, hyzeine, scalp care- will help. Try Yoga, non stimulant vegetarian diet, Sikakai soap twice a week to scalp, reduce stress. ...Read more

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I am 39 years old. I have dark circles under my armpits, sometimes a little painful and itchy. Itchy and burning scalp on sides of head and hair loss?

I am 39 years old. I have dark circles under my armpits, sometimes a little painful and itchy. Itchy and burning scalp on sides of head and hair loss?

Time to visit doc: You are describing symptoms consistent with many illnesses from diabetes, addisons disease, cushings syndrome, seborrhea, alopecia, etc. You are to young for any of your symptoms to be taken lightly and all are pointing to metabolic imbalance. You need to get a complete physical, appropriate labs, and your Doc will be able to begin to address your symptoms and treat you. ...Read more

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Hello I have itchy eyebrows which is resulting in hair loss...How can I treat it?

Fungus?: Seborrhea / infection with pityrosporum can do this. If an dandruff shampoo isn't working, a visit to your physician is in order -- ketoconazole or any of several other rx's is good if it's a fungus, or it may be something else. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can an itchy scalp be part of hair loss?

Can an itchy scalp be part of hair loss?

Itchy scalp: Itchy scalp can be due to Demodex mites, lice, dermatitis and these can cause hair loss. Do you have any redness on your scalp? ...Read more

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My scalp is very itchy and I have severe hair loss I recently heard of tgel if I use it will it cause more hair loss?

Fungal infection: Of the scalp is probably the cause. Use t/gel dandruff shampoo. If it does not help see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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White things attached to end of hair when I pull it out, itchy scalp and hair loss what is this? Seb dermatitis or not? Please help

Lice?: If the "white things" are stuck to the hair and look like tiny eggs, you may have head lice. if the stuff you see in your hair is loose flakes it could be seb derm, but that doesn't usually cause hair loss. see doctor, get exam,
diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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My scalp is itchy and the crown is sore. There are no flakes, sores, or hair loss. What could it be? This has been for a year.

My scalp is itchy and the crown is sore. There are no flakes, sores, or hair loss. What could it be? This has been for a year.

Scalp itchy/sore: Consider coconut oil massage when showering rinse off or rinse w/ 1 part apple cider vinegar, 3 parts water or massage olive oil and then place paste of baking soda on scalp for 1/2 hour and rinse. Consider Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo (if no allergy)-for fungus. May be allergic reaction to foods (I have seen that). Would also check for lice. F//U w/ dermatologist and allergist for food allergy testing ...Read more

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I've been using griseofulvin for months now but I still have hair loss and itchiness, should I switch to lamisil (terbinafine)?

I've been using griseofulvin for months now but I still have hair loss and itchiness, should I switch to lamisil (terbinafine)?

Itchy Scalp: It depends what you are treating, Griseofulvin does not treat hair loss unless the hair loss is caused by a fungus. If you are treating a fungus was a skin scraping done to identify if a fungus was present? If not you may not have a fungus.
You may have seborrheic dermatitis which is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. ...Read more

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Scalp has itchy, sore bumps and are very irritating. Haven't noticed any excessive hair loss, but it is discomforting and scalp is sore. Will it heal?

Yes, wash daily: Wash your scalp and hair daily, with any shampoo that you like.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more