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This is for my employee srinivasan he is about 27 years from 13 years he is having this problem. the hair is grown to half inch
he gets irritation on scalp he scratches it on a part it moves to other part hence he get shaved once in 1 month. can u tell me what happens and what is the remedy .

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Syed,
 It is impossible to tell you what the cause without examining the scalp and hairs, including a culture of the organisms on the scalp and possibly a biopsy as well. This could be caused by a chronic infection bacterial or fungal, or it could be a psychological condition called trichotillomania.
I can give you a reference to a site which has a description of these conditions as well as photos so that perhaps one of them may make you realize what he has. He should see a dermatologist.

http://dermnet.org.nz/acne/scalp-folliculitis.html
http://dermnet.org.nz/fungal/tinea-capitis.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichotillomania

Hair loss causes listed:
http://www.dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/hair-loss.html

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