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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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A year there has been something wrong with my hair.

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For almost a year there has been something wrong with my hair. It seems to be cyclical, with periods of: normalcy, hair loss/breakage with thickened strands, extremely small, thin, yet visible hyphal type hairs attached to individual strands, extremely itchy scalp, mottled appearance to strands, "fake" ends that mimic split ends but are attached, hair that seems to "attack" my face meaning the ends of individual strands appear to attach to faicial pores, leading to acne type lesions. Accompanying symptoms of 2 sort of mushy lumps equally distal to crown of scalp, visible white "balls" about the size of a grain of salt attached to strands, which i have observed moving... Its almost as if these white things use hair as a means to get to skin. Or vice versa.
Also have severe changes to fingernails, possible fungal infection?, treatment resistant exzema both hands, pink discharge from both eyes, blephartis, development of increasingly worsening floaters.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
What is your TSH value
'This is part of the thyroid blood test
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
.62 in 2014, which is when it was last checked, before all this started.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
That is a good level.
What medical diagnoses do you have?
Please list
And please list all testing
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
In addition to hair, there have been accompanying changes to skin texture, color, and thickness.. It may also be important to mention body wide edema, and worsening eyesight.. Bilateral Diploplia to be exact. I also develop simultaneous, numerous, pimple like lesions around my body with an open "head". Some do not seem to heal.. They change.
I have Raynauds, R arm peripheral neuropathy, ulnar nerve surgery same arm.
I work in a restaurant where i come into regular contact with people's uneaten food, raw poultry blood, and my hands are wet alot from washing tables, etc.
Could this be a mold fungal infection?
I BEGGED my pcp and dermatologist to do a skin scraping, hair sample, woods lamp exam...
They refused.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
What diagnosis have they given you...they have to have a diagnosis to bill insurance
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the diagnosis they gave was conversion disorder because i struggle withdepression.
but i cannot be delusional if other people witness my symptoms as well. there has to be a different explanation
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
please, now that you know I have depression, don't write me off as delusional like every other doctor has.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
you're just like every other doctor.. as soon as you hear mental illness you dismiss all of my symptoms as being delusional.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
Just got back on line.
Your last three posts are interesting.
What type of testing have you had besides what you have told me.
Please list all lab tests, specialzed test, etc.