... acne, dandruff; you name it, I've had it. Just recently, I noticed my dandruff had gotten a lot worse. It was itchy and when I would scratch, hair would fall out! I then learned that I had Crade Cap as a child. So I did my research, and have come to the conclusion that I have sebborheic dermatitis. The long, scaly dandruff attached to your hair follicle... That's my main concern. My hair is falling out and I'm only 20 years old. I have no idea what to do. Please help :(
As a dermatologist, I see lots of patients who think they have dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis and it turns out to be something else
So keep an open mind for other possibilities - if it doesn't get better.
Seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff usually don't cause hair loss - so see you're physician to figure out why you are developing hair loss
Contrary to what you might hear, seborrheic dermatitis does not cause much hair loss. However other conditions need to be explored by your doctor including:
1. telogen effluvium
2. androgentic alopecia
3. other conditions
Seborrheic dermatitis "should" be easy to control for most people with shampoos containing the following ingredients:
b) selenium sulfide
c) zinc pyrythione
Be sure to see a physician if your scalp does not get better! Other diagnoses need to be explored
Jeff Donovan MD
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