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QUESTION: So I'm a sixteen years old girl and my hair loss started in August. That's when I noticed hair loss at the temples. It was all gone but small, short hairs left. And I also started to see some flakes so I started to use a mild dandruff shampoo which didn't help. And it started to itch so bad that I had to wash my hair after two days. So I bought a stronger shampoo which contains ketoconazole. The first time using it, it felt so good cause it helped relieve the itching, but after four times of using it, I noticed the hair loss getting worse. So I stopped using the shampoo thinking it was making it worse, but the hair loss just went further back too, near my ears. It was just some hair left and if that went away, it would be all gone. But my hairline was okay until I noticed it was receding there too, and it itched really badly there too. The frontal hairline was just receding a bit at first but now it's more than 3 cm. I'm not bald there though, I have got thin short hair there. The itching varies in how badly it is, it seems whenever I eat something that contains much fat or sugar, the itching gets worse. This is frustrating me really badly since I'm sixteen and also since I don't know which type of hair loss it is. I went to a doctor and she said that I had seborrheic dermatitis but hair loss doesn't occur with it. I'm waiting for a meeting with a dermatologist but its been two months now and I want some answers quickly. Thankful for any help! Btw I'm from Sweden.

ANSWER: Hair loss can occur with seborrheic dermatitis. In fact, any type of scalp disorder can inhibit healthy hair growth and contribute to hair loss. Seborrheic dermatitis causes yellowish scales to form on oily areas of the scalp and skin such as along the forehead hairline. The oil (sebum) build-up and scales can create a barrier for healthy hair growth. Hairs can also get trapped underneath the scales and come out with the scale when it flakes off or is removed. Seborrheic dermatitis mostly occurs around the forehead hair line but can occur in other areas. Seborrheic causes inflammation of follicles which can also lead to hair loss.
Seborrheic dermatitis is due to fungus/yeast. Yeast thrives and grows on sugar. The particular yeast involved is a lipophilic yeast--meaning it has an affinity for fat/oil. This may be why you feel more symptoms after consuming fat and sugar. You may want to make sure you don't have internal systemic yeast infection known as Candidiasis albicans. With this condition symptoms will get worse with sugar consumption. The only way to rid the body of yeast overgrowth is completely sugar/yeast free diet for an extended period of time. Candidiasis albican can also cause hair loss.
There are other possible causes for female receding hair line and temple hair loss. I am including a link to an article explaining types and causes of hair loss around hairline and edges of hair.
Please let me know if I can help you further.
Sincerely, Melanie Vonzabuesnig
Receding Hair Line in Women
http://ezinearticles.com/?Female-Hair-Loss-On-Sides,-Temples,-And-Around-Edges&i
Essential Oils for Hair Loss
http://www.vzbotanicals.com/aromatherapy%20for%20hair%20loss.html
Understanding Female Hair Loss
http://www.vzbotanicals.com/overcomefemalehairloss.html
Create Your Own Natural Hair Loss Remedies
http://www.vzbotanicals.com/Books%20info.html




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QUESTION: Thank you for your answer, I'm just wondering and I forgot to ask it in my last question. Hair loss due to seborrheic dermatitis, is it permanent or should it grow back when the scalp is healthy again? I'm really worried about that since I'm only sixteen. Again, thank you!

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The hair should grow back once the scalp is cleared from this condition. As long as follicles remain alive and undamaged they will be able to produce hair again. Clearing up the condition as soon as possible will help prevent follicle damage.
A very healthy anti-inflammatory diet with lots of fresh whole foods is the most helpful diet for any conditions involving hair loss. Essential oil scalp treatments may also be helpful as they regulate sebum production and help to stimulate new healthy hair growth.
Sincerely, Melanie Vonzabuesnig
Essential Oils for Hair Loss
http://www.vzbotanicals.com/aromatherapy%20for%20hair%20loss.html
Understanding Female Hair Loss
http://www.vzbotanicals.com/overcomefemalehairloss.html
Create Your Own Natural Hair Loss Remedies
http://www.vzbotanicals.com/Books%20info.html  

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Female hair loss is my main focus. Women today are very susceptible to several types of hair loss including telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, and androgenetic alopecia. I can answer questions about the causes and types of female hair loss. I can share information about natural holistic remedies to improve female hair loss conditions.

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My interest in female hair loss sprung from my own experience with extensive hair loss. Determined to grow my hair back, I diligently studied every piece of information I could find on the biology of hair growth. After successfully re-growing my hair with safe and effective natural products, I felt compelled to learn more and to share this information with other women. I am experienced in blending custom hair loss formulas. I am also experienced in writing about female hair loss issues.

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My hair loss information has been included in The Truth about Womens Hair Loss by Spencer Kobren, Naturally Healthy Skin by Stephanie Tourles, Alternative Healing by Bill Gottleib and Natural Health Magazine. I am the author of several books on hair loss.

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I am a certified aromatherapist specializing in formulas for scalp and hair conditions.

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