Bacteria the Cause of Hair Loss?
Hi Ted! I have been on earth clinic reading many forums on hair loss and also on other sites and I'm trying to figure out what is causing my hair thinning!
I have been dealing with it for 7 years now and I'm lost because I don't know the exact cause, as no one doctor has ever told me... well one doctor did say that bacteria has settled in my scalp from using hair grease but i did not use much hair grease when this happened only when I was very young, anyways he said it's bacteria since my scalp has small circular patches on it. It looks normal from afar but if you look closely at my scalp, the parts that is thinning is reddish in color and it has very small circular scaling patches where its balding while the unaffected healthy scalp color is whitish-tan.
It itches sometimes and I also get scalp pain in the thinning areas, like a tingling, burning sensation especially when Im upset or stressed. Tar shampoo, hasn't work, coconut oil, tea tree, lavender oil, nor oil of oregano... all of these oils calm it but still no full growth. Castor oil seems to make it get fuller and it definitely moistures it since it has become so brittle in the thin areas. I have been reading and researching a lot, and most people say they have noticed hair loss after cortisone shots to their body parts and I just remembered, I TOO HAD A CORTISONE SHOT in my shoulder in 2003 at the chiropractor. This was right before my hair started to thin and my back got a dark fungal rash on it and my forehead had bout of acne...I also had cortisone shots in my scalp for the thinning in 2007. It did not help and only left depressions/dents in my scalp!
Is this true??? Does these cortisone shots cause hair loss?? Can they disrupt the body's natural hormone balance?? If so how can I help this??? Is there any thing I can do to reverse what has happened if the cortisone is the cause?? Thanks so much