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by eyetoyou » March 5, 2008 at 2:27 pm #77608

Over 3 years ago I noted hair loss. Also my scalp burned and itched. My doc
check hormones and gave rhodiola for stress. DHEA was elevated. Currently it is normal. All my hormone problems resolved during a recent pregnancy , 12/07. Thoughout the pregnancy my scalp burned and itched. I stopped eating
Wheat/gluten products and some improvement occurred. Also the red color intensified after this diet change.
I take multi-vit and extra biotin,b6,b12inj,folate, krell oil caps
digestive enzymes,intestinal flora and eat very little processed foods.

A new derm doc put me on steroid scalp oil and loprox shampoo, thinking it could be seb dermatitis. It has been 2.5 weeks I have noticed mild improvement

An odd twist to this hair loss problem is my kids are also lossing hair.
Four years ago my 14 yo my son started to itch and thin all over his head. Last year my 13 yo daughter and 10 yo son also started to itch and
and thin.

Docs don’t have the answer yet. Many look at my oldest now and say it ok
he is losing his hair. It ok for a guy.
The bigger picture if it is causing hair loss in kids there must be a reason.
If something is causing this type of body stress what else is it effecting.

I took my 10 yo to a derm and she ruled out nits. However we all do have
what looks and feels like white sand that can be scratch from the pores on the scalp.

Any Suggestion?

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by Scalpskin Lady » March 21, 2008 at 7:02 pm #79592

This could be several things. Teenagers are prone to produce excess sebum due to hormones. They sweat more, are still growing., and many have less than adequate hygiene.

The sand you refer to is most likely sebum plugs in the hair follicles. Like a black head, it can protrude above the skin.

The itch could be the demodex mite which is highly prolific. They can make the head itch and are transfered person to person by pillows. brushes, and can live in bed linens for two days.

Most Dr.’s suggest anti-biotics and Steroid creams, which in many cases doesn’t help and will not effect the demodex. You need sea buckthorn oil topically. You can also put about a teaspoon in an 8 oz btl. of shampoo for daily treatment. At least an hour before bed, apply the oil to the scalp and let it absorb in. Use the oil for at least 2 months every night. The itch should stop within a week or so.

Good luck

Hair loss, especially in young adults is typically due to stress. Building your immunity, through oral supplements is important as well. Many people are deficient in Magnesium, Niacin, biotin,A, E, C and Zinc, supplements for hair skin and nails.

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by mania » June 15, 2016 at 4:29 pm #194064

Well it’s very cool to discuss one of your worst experience over the forum it will really help other people..

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by Maui2017 » February 22, 2017 at 2:01 am #194452

I have the same burning, lost over 60% of my hair, same symptoms. Any updates on what has worked for you and your children?

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