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scalp/dandruff condition, please help

tybabytybaby Registered User new member
edited July 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey I'm a 25 year old black male. I've had hairline scalp conditions for years but I finally got it checked out. He presribed me a dandruff sampoo. Long story short I had dreadlocks while the conditions were occuring. I recently cut my hair to try and get rid of the issue faster. Its clearing up but my hairline on the right side is faded away to a patch. I really didn't notice because of the long dreads. I would like to know now that the condition is clearing up will my hairline grow back.

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  • FantasmaFantasma Registered User regular
    You should talk to your doctor about this instead of trying to figure it out through the tubes (internet). What did the doctor discover? if it is a fungus, there is a good possibility you could regrow hair, if we are talking about alopecia, that's another story.

    Talk to your doctor.

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  • tybabytybaby Registered User new member
    Well the doc just told me that it was a skin inflamation and gave me shampoo. Old man and wasn't verbal at all. So I really don't know much. Anyhow, The condition is almost clear. But there's a clear spot where the infection occured for years. I came to the web because to just get general advice, maybe from somebody who's had the same issue

  • FantasmaFantasma Registered User regular
    My neighbor was suffering of a fungus infection and lost a lot of hair, after several months of treatment his hair was growing again. We do not know what condition or infection you have, if you are instead suffering of a hormonal problem or autoimmune disorder, the possibilities of getting hair naturally are more difficult.

    Good luck

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  • FoolproofFoolproof thats what my hearts become in that place you dare not look staring back at youRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I get dry scalp with skin flakes in patches mostly along the hairlines. Different shampoos help for awhile but I have to constantly switch them up to keep them effective. Selenium (selsum blue), Coal Tar (T/gel), and Pyrithione Zinc (head and shoulders) all work for a month or so at a time so I rotate them every few washes.

    Making sure I don't use water that is too hot on my scalp is important, avoiding and disinfecting hats have also helped avoid problems, and rinsing all the shampoo out of my hair has made a big difference. I rinse and rinse my hair with clean cool water for a ridiculous amount of time or the condition gets worse almost overnight.

    I have found one treatment that works as well as all of them together. I found that adding some tea tree oil to any shampoo treats my scalp condition and controls it consistently. you can buy little bottles of the oil in with the health food/vitamins. It comes from a plant that only grows in Australia and they have a national quality standard so it is easy to get the good stuff.

    You can read up on tea tree oil before hand. It is pretty amazing stuff. It is good against insects and lice, fungus, and bacteria. I use it for skin blemishes including acne, nail fungus, and ringworm. It is great stuff to have and I wish I had learned about it years ago.

    As a funny aside, I worked near large chemical vats that coated metal parts with zinc. The tanks had fumes coming off them constantly so I'd have to hold my breath around them. As long as I worked that area my dry scalp problems would go away. I was always amused by the beneficial workplace chemical exposure since god knows I have had my share of the negative kinds.

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