Fungal Cause of Hair Loss?
Hi Ted, I have had the pleasure of getting some of your wonderful advice in the past, but I am sad to report that I am still suffering from hair loss and the other day I was willing to give up and just accept my balding head but as a women this is so very hard to accept. I came accross a site about cicatricial centrifungal alopecia and although im no doctor, I have been suffering from and researching my condition for about 10 years now and I truly believe my hair loss is fungus related and I know you have spoke of fungus being the culprit for many hair loss cases.
Back in 2003 I traveled to the Dominican Republic on vacation to a resort and my mother believes I picked up a fungus there, im not sure. I do know that in 2003 is when I first discovered a thinning, round bald spot in my head at the very top crown or vertex area as they call it and also developed a darkened type skin discoloration on my back which I also still have today and is often itchy. I would use certain products, Ketoconazole shampoo for my scalp and skin on my back, retinal A which made it worst, both from a doctor then i moved to tea tree and other things natural things including Candex pills which almost cleared my back 100% and was much better than the Dr. prescribed meds, this is when I also discovered Natural things work best if not better! But fast forward 10 year later and I have still continued to deal with this disorder and have lost about 50% of my hair on my head and most of the hair loss in at the top with the very middle crown area being the thinnest. I have also lost hairs on my edges/temporal area, but have been able to grow them back with things like emu oil, coconut, castor oil, tea tree, lavender etc, but not the top of my head. Also I want to mention that I do get the inflammation in the head, along with itching, and a reddened scalp when the thinning is. I believe my condition needs heavy, strong anti fungal meds for within my body. There is a med being used to treat fungus in the body but Im generally afraid of conventional meds because of the many side effects. This one medicine called Griseofulvin, is used to treat this centrifungal hair loss condition. I really dont like conventional meds but Im so desperate. So my question to you is, can you research or tell me about this drug Griseofulvin and then tell me some natural alternatives to this medicine that I can take to cure myself of this terrible fungus in my body. I need something very strong and please tell me for how long I would need to take. I dont believe my follicles are dead yet, I believe the hair still has a chance to grow since I have been able to thicken it back sometimes over the years, please GIVE ME YOUR WONDERFUL ADVICE, IM SO DESPERATE AND TIRED OF CRYING :(