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Female Hair Loss Since Teenager

Posted by Y (California) on 11/27/2012

Good Morning, I'm 24 yrs old and have been losing my hair since I was 14 years old. & now it has just gotten worst. Im a single mother of one and I've been going through a whole lot but I always tend to get up and still keep going. I recently got a biopsy due to my hair loss condition and it came back that I had Alopecia Areata. Although my dermatologist thinks it is a combination of alopecia areata and fibrosis. I tried the steroid injections for about 4-5 months with no improvement. I started getting really bad acne on my face like never before. I also developed some tiny pimples on my scalp. I sometimes get itchiness on my scalp as well as some pain where I have my bald spots. She gave me doxycycline (antibiotics ) to take twice a day to treat my condition. My derm told me theres no cure for my situation because some of my follicles might be dead or some scarring. I read a lot of your remedies and everything I have read sounds right and it makes sense. I have faith in you! Please help me what can you recommend me? I hope to hear from you soon.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Some of the fibrosis is caused by PABA (Para amino benzoic acid) deficiencies. Taking that will usually prevent hair loss. Usually the itchiness issue is due to a fungus problem and the common remedy is sodium thiosulfate 1 teaspoon with 1 tablespoon of water applied overnight, unwashed. If it causes the skin to be inflamed that is the fungus dying. The acne is usually caused by high fat intakes, such as chocolate. The one thing I hate about chocolate is the cadmium, which causes cancer, but it also prevents zinc from doing its job as the body's immune system by supporting white blood cells, as a result the cadmium is replaced, the fats get accumulated, and you get acne. The reason why there is a chocolate debate is the financiers for research want positive information for chocolate, but in reality it does more damage than it helps. Cadmium is found in chocolate, cigarette paper (that's why higher cancer rates in cigarette smokers than pipe smokers), and clams. So by applying sodium thiosulfate every night, controlling the constipation (you need to get 2 bowel movements a day through using potassium citrate, not potassium chloride), and take zinc acetate (I prefer that over zinc gluconate). Now zinc is very powerful when zinc acetate is mixed with sodium thiosulfate crystals, on a ratio of 1: 5 and gets rid of cadmium by chelation action of sodium thiosulfate, and replacing with appropriate zinc acetate.

It should at least stop the hair loss within 3 days. If not, then apply the scalp with urea, using 1 teaspoon of urea and one tablespoon of water and apply it overnight. Urea and sodium thiosulfate are not common remedies I use in this treatment now, but I haven't yet addressed the zinc and copper deficiency, but if not responsive then this might be a longer term issue to address, as well as the usual avoiding sugar and vegetable oils, except coconut oil, as it helps reduce constipation and is easier to digest. Vegetable oils are trans fat and should be avoided as well as margarine.


Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

I want to be clear. I should be using 1 teaspoon of sodium thiosulfate with 1 tablespoon of water apply on scalp leave it overnight unwashed?


Should I mix zinc acetate with sodium thiosulfate? Also you advised to take potassium citrate is a pill form?

If taken internally the zinc acetate mixed with sodium thiosulfate is much more powerful as it forms a zinc thiosulfate complex. Potassium citrate can be taken in pill form but must be taken before sleep or before bedtime.

So this remedies you shared with me should work for the alopecia areata as well as my bald spots? Any remedies to regrow my hair?

Generally, hair loss has to be reduced first. I know as a fact that sodium thiosulfate does help, but B3 and borax (boron) is used to help regrow hair, as boron normalizes hormones and B3 also helps regrowth by applying at night, and they can be mixed together and left in overnight.


Replied by Sharon
Hendersonville, Tennessee

I have bee taking steroid injections every 6 - 7 weeks for over a year. It took a looooong time for any new growth to appear, probably 7 months. But slowly it started growing back. She also put me on some testosterone blockers but I stopped taking them because of the side effects of leg and foot cramps. It was too painful (and hard to walk). As soon as I stopped taking them, the pain stopped. She also recommends Evening Primrose Oil, Biotin, Black Currant Oil and Horsetail. Good luck! (and reduce your stress as much as you can! )

Replied by Charity
Faithville, Usa

I had some hair issues and did a bunch of reading up on it ...urea is your own urine, can stimulate hair growth . catch it and then turn on shower and soak head then pour urine on and let set as long as you can stand it and then rinse soap ...and let dry . Most water heaters are too low and fungus grows and causes hair follicles to shed hair. Castor oil with peppermint drop can stimulate growth . Put on scalp and then top with saran wrap, heat with heating pad and then later shampoo it out.

too much estrogen from food or plastics can cause progesterone imbalance and cause hair fall. I use emerita brand

Supplements do help as do oils and hair is sulfer so MSM helps .When hair looks nice it also means your skin is healthy.

If nothing helps, find out if liver needs nourished. My skin is really perking up from milk thistle and liver tone tablets.