Hello, I´ve been suffering from burning scalp and hair loss since 3 years now. Allways had strong and healhty hair before. I´ve read Penelope's recent post and Lloyd's answer from 21.05.2013. And hair loss, of course. I would like to ask Lloyd from Charlotte, nc, why he asked about the ears, because some months ago I´ve started feeling like I have some small tiers crawling inside both ears. My neck also burns and my shlouders too. When I massage my scalp I fell itchy in my feet. I know it sound crazy but that's what I feel. Can someone help me, please? I also had contact with mold and I´ve worked very near to the emissions of a laser printer for 3.5 years. No doctor could help me; they say its nervous or they want to inject me cortison, what refused. Please help me; I know there's a cure.
Thanks, best regards. Maria
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05/24/2013Posted by Penelope (Alameda, Ca, Usa) on 05/21/2013
I'm a 30 year old woman with no kids no history of scalp or hair issues and no female hair loss in my large family. For the past 4 months my hair has been falling out (diffused) and then the last month my scalp has become red, inflamed and feels hot and burning. It doesn't itch much but will burn on and off all day long. The hair fall greatly increased when the burning and redness started. I have no flaking or bumps but a few areas of small flat red spots and areas where the scalp is entirely red. It doesn't hurt to massage the scalp but hurts to move my hair- which I don't understand. The reddest areas are just below the top of the back of scalp and on the sides of my head is worst for redness and hairloss. If I wash my hair with anything other than shampoo that has pyrithione zinc the burning gets pretty severe. I tried an anti- fungal shampoo and a tea tree oil shampoo-both seemed to make the burning worse especially the anti -fungal. I've tried going without any hair products and didn't seem to make any difference. I tried rinsing my hair with apple cider vinegar which helps temporarily but the burning always comes back within about 12 hours. I also made a paste of baking soda and applied to the scalp - it didn't seem to help and dried my scalp and hair horribly. I've been to my doctor who did bloodwork and everything came back as normal. I don't know what to do and am scared I won't have any hair left soon as my hair started coming out in handfuls within the last couple of days. Any idea what this is or how to treat it???Replied by Lloyd