I have been having dramatic hair loss since Sept, 2006. My primary doctor was treating me for a scalp fungus but after 3 weeks when I was still losing more hair, he sent me to a dermatologist. They tested for thyroid, lupus, and low iron. He took a skin graph and found that I have inflammatory alopecia scarring and non-scarring. I found your site and have been using oils instead of continuing on the cortisone shots in my scalp. I am not sure, but I think that I do have a fungus also. The doctor -dermatologist did take a sample to grow but after two weeks-no growth. my primary care doctor said that a fungus takes six weeks to grow and that since I had been being treated for this, a fungus may not show up. Any suggestions in all of this? I have been using ACV and hydrogen peroxide the last two days and it seems to have calmed the redness in my scalp. I will see a thyroid doctor on Tuesday and maybe that will give me some answers. Any suggestions would be wonderful.