Boils and Hair Loss in Young Woman
Hi ted, I am a 29 year old female that is totally at a loss of how to treat my current problems. Since my early twenties, i have been suffering from facial boils some are really absesses they are that big. I been on various antibiotics for acne, which work for some time, but then stop working. I really dont have that much acne at all and really question if it is this i have, as its always boils and not spots. I keep telling myself i will grow out of it, but it seems to get worse rather than better. Sometimes i dont have boils for a couple of months, then i have 3 or 4 close together. I was put on roaccutane after visiting a dermatoligist, but i only lasted 6 weeks april 2010 and as the side effects were so awful. I had a couple of months boil free, but then they came back again. Just before i went on roaccutane i had a terrible absess between the eye and bridge of nose, it got that bad, it had to be operated on, now i had quite a bad scar on my face from it. Over the years i have developed a lot of facial scarring which has effected my confidence in a big way. Most recently i have suffered from a really bad chin abscess, i was put on antibiotics again, but whilst finishing the course i developed a boil on my nose, which turned into nose cellulitus. I have never felt so much pain as i have in the last fortnight. They tryed 2 lots of antibiotics, which wouldnt touch the infection luckily the 3 lot of hight dose antibiotics started to work. Again another facial scar. I thought i would mention my other problem i case you think they maybe related. I have visited the doctor with severe dandruff, they think it is sebhhoreic dermatitis, this has happened in the last 6 months, i have also started to get pus filled painful spots on my head, maybe even small boils i would call them, with increased hair loss. My hair has become increasing thinner through my twenties, but since the scalp problem my hair loss has been increasing a lot. I have used steroid mousse which stops the itching and boils for a while, but then when i stop using it it comes back, i have stopped using sls shampoo and conditioner, as they create more painful boils on my head. My long suffering boyfriend who has supported me all the way through my problems proposed to me in june of this year. We have arranged our wedding date for june 2013. I am absolutely petrified i will suffer a facial outbreak whilst celebrating my wedding next year or if i will have any hair to style on the day. When i do get the boils i spent days in doors hiding away from the rest of the world until it retreats. I have had numerous blood tests which they say everything is fine, not diabetic, no thyroid probelm. So i am at a loss what to do now. I know i am sick of taking antibiotics. They wont work forever. I would love to have a baby after we get married next year, but i am so scared i will have boil attacks and would need to use antibiotics. The only other thing i take is oral contraception which ive taken since i was 15, i tryed to come off this 3 years ago, but the boild were un controllable, so i believe the pill must be masking some of the boils. I would prefer not to be on the pill either if possible. I really cant help thinking its not facial acne, although they tell me it is. I have not been tested for mrsa ir any food allergies. I have seasonal hayfever, but apart from that i am really healthy. I am 5 foot 3 and 9st. If you could spare me anytime to look at this email i would be internally grateful. I have read your various posts on earth clinic and you seemed to have given so many people advise that has changed their lives.