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DrThomasMd, Internist/homeopath
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I have what I believe could be a scalp condition. I say this

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Hi,
I have what I believe could be a scalp condition. I say this only because the various methods I have used in the past hasn't helped in establishing hair growth.
A little history. Until 1 year ago, I wore hair extensions A LOT, I have used perms (chemical hair treatment) and other hair straightening treatments, I also wear a lot of headbands (I have been wearing them ever since grade school). After noticing a lot of damage to my hair; especially around my edges I stopped applying the extensions and treatments. 6 months ago I switched to a completely natural regimen. I use organic shampoo and conditioner. I have taken biotin pills almost every day as well. My diet has changed. I eat healthy, mostly non-processed food. My hair has been healthy and growing nicely. Except the edges. There are two areas on my edges that have been very slow growing in fully.
I have tried taking daily vitamins in addition to the biotin I take. I eat healthy. I tried applying tree tree oils and other herbal oils with slight pressure for circulation. At night I sleep on a satin pillow case and I leave the area open to breath. Nothing has helped. The rest of my hair is growing except my edges. Do I have a condition.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here are the photos
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

Hi

You need to see a dermatologist immediately.

A condition called alopecia arreta can cause this, and requires steroid injections.

Fungal infection needs to be ruled out.

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