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    I am 37 years old. A couple of years ago, I developed some acne like spots at the top of my head. Luckily, I'm not balding so my hair hides it. I used to cut my hair short but I can't any more because the spots are visible. I have to wash my head atleast twice a day otherwise they swell up, become very aggressive and start bleeding and smelling badly enough for me to smell it. If I don't wash for more that a day, they not only become aggressive but they also become quite painful. They don't reall get itchy though, just very irritating and painful. Both pus and blood comes out of them if I haven't washed for over a day. They also start spreading if I don't wash regularly. I saw the doctor last year and she prescribed an anti fungal shampoo. This had absolutely no effect at all. Please help as I can't be away from somewhere where I can wash for more than a few hours. I have tried looking everywhere and cannot find any information about acne like symptoms that start at this age and not only affect just the top of the head, but also spread so easily.





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    I'm 15 and noticed that I have a high hair line when I pulled my hair back, I have a rather large fore just like my Dad's. My family has no history of balding and I also have very thick hair( Hairdressers always complain when cutting it). When I think back I've always had a rather high hairline, for that reason I don't think I'm balding but I'm just concerned. Am I experiencing premature balding?





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    I too started going grey in my teenage years and in my late twenties started balding! I embrace the greys as they make me look more distinguished (apparrently!) I keep the balding under control by keeping my hair very short. Everyone is different and thats what makes us individual and special.

    iv come to the opinion that it is hopeless im kinda a freak of nature im a girl who has a beard who is balding with acne on the scalp who cant have kids iv tried everything shampoos electrolysis waxing lazer medications shaving it all is not worked so I say I quit





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    My heart goes out to you because i have been going through this for over twenty years iam 44 now so i have been so depressed i took an over dose and also felt like a circus freak . I try to keep it at bay by using imac on my face which burns so for ten mins after i take it off i splash ice cold water on my face to cool it .this is no life for any woman only those of us with this problem can understand how on a daily baics it affects us depression not wanting to go out side afraid to face people hiding ur face from people its hopeless and no way to live is there a way even just to remove the hair from the face just to face the world please help

    i feel the same i have the same problems just worse

    I'm 21 and have been balding since I was 16, it started as a receding hairline and now im losing it on top, it gives me no self esteem and im trying to 'make it' as a musician, I hate the thought of getting on stage and sweating and suicide has been a thought more than once as the NHS won't help and I can't afford to pay for surgery





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    my brother saw the episode about balding and he let me know there were 4 different trialed products reviewed. he made me aware that the cream was one of the most effective. i searched on your site to try and find the article but had no luck. could you please advise me on the name/brand of the creamt hat was tested. thanks Shane





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    hi, im 22 and balding quite badly. i am interested in using propecia but concerned about the side effects. how safe is this treatment and how likely am i to have any of the possible side effects!





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    Hi really worried about my boyfriend he's 20 going 21 and he's already showing signs of balding. We've tried researching male pattern baldness online but haven't really gained any useful knowledge from this, and I'm wary of the products and pills that are being advertised online. He's even prepared take propecia, will be dangerous or even be effective? Is there any advice you could give me on this?





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    I was and am still in the same situation as your boyfriend. I'm trying to find a solution.. I've read that conversion of testosterone causes baldness in men. What I know is that testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone via enzymes called alpha 5 reductase I & II & III. Researchers claim that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes male pattern baldness, by gradually shrinking hair follicles. When there are excessive amounts of dihydrotesterone, only body hair grows stronger, beards also grow thicker and stronger (this can be signs of dihydrotestosterone in the body). Testosterone can also convert via a second path called AROMATASE. When this happens testosterone is turned into a form of estrogen which is called estradiol (E2). This is definitely not good for men since only women should have high estrogen values. What I'm trying to do at the moment is to block these two forms of testosterone conversion (dihydrotestosterone and estradiol). I would recommend getting a hormone lab test done(testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, estradiol) via blood samples and spit samples. Find out if dihydrotestosterone and estradiol values are as low as they should be in him. Try asking a doctor for help, although they may not help you. Propecia did not help me after six months had passed, it primarily blocks alpha 5 reductase II, it also decreased my sex drive a bit. I'm very hesitant about using Avodart which blocks alpha 5 reductase I, II and III and DHT. I'm trying to block both testosterone conversions with topical black tea and internal green tea pills, I just started it and I'm not at all sure about it. Also make sure he drinks at least 2 litres of chlorine free water per day since chronic dehydration can make people lose hair, an easy way of keeping track is keeping it in a 2 litre bottle.

    I think I have some on my scalp. One is biggest at the front of my scalp and its on the parting of my hair and the hair seams spare about it. The others are small and not noticeable. It's about the size of a 5p. Not painful. Can anything b done as I feel embarrassed going to get hair done and paranoid everybody sees my balding patch





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    I have been pulling my hair out for about 30 years its the worst affliction, ive missed out on so much like going to the hairdressers,swimming, every day is a battle with it, it kinda takes over my life i have bought several wigs to cover up my balding patches i have had anti depressants and councilling and they havnt worked ive pulled for so long that the new hair is coming back grey, i wouldnt wish this on anyone :0(





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    I have suffered from "male pattern" balding for about 15 years now. I am not totally bald, and it appears to have stopped getting worse, but I have even tried putting eyebrow pencil on my pink, shiny scalp to try and hide it, and I've never admitted that to anyone before!) I have an under-active thyroid and have been through a great deal of stress in my life. Is there anything that really works? I mean lotions and potions are treating the symptoms but not actually getting to the heart of the problem. I am now 64. Shall I just get a wig or is there anything that can help?





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    I've just realized that i have Trich after my friend told me he saw a bald spot near the back of my head. I started picking my hair when my girlfriend broke up with me and haven't stopped since then, even though i am fine with it now. It hard to say if this is the only reason my hair is coming out because my grandfather started balding at 19. My hair is curly and now on the top of my head its only frizzy and dry. Its making me so paranoid and makes me avoid things like swimming or really opening up to my friends. I just hope i get better.





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    i started when i was about 13 years old, like you i went for the frizzy thick hairs. until two years ago i didnt know that i was balding at my crown untill my hairdresser told me she couldnt cut my hair because there wasnt enough hair there! its very depressing especially when people dont understand that we cant help it. im now 19 and still battling trich. i wish i could have my thick hair back but ive damaged the follicles too much that the hairs growing back wiry which leads to more pulling! god help us!

    My daughter had her first onset of nonscaring Alopicia when she was 10, she is now 13 and she is going through her 3rd recurrence. She is going for injections every 4 to 6 weeks, however as soon as her hair starts to regrow it seems to start balding again. She is at a point where depression has set in and I don't know what I can do to help her understand her condition. She cries and wants to know why is this happening to her. Is there hope? Will she eventually outgrow this? All kinds of blood test have been performed on her, even a biopsy. The Dermatologist treating her said it's probably due to stress. Is there a specialist that anyone may be able to refer me to? I am willing to try and do anything, I worry as she reaches her high school years this will be even more traumatic. My heart breaks when she prays to the Lord to please bring her hair back.





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    Elena, read my posting below and try her on some Co-enzyme Q10. It can be bought in most health shops and can do her no harm

    Im 14 and i have alopicia and i found it weird at first and i cryed alot but then i saw it differently and theres no reasons to be upset about it,its a natrual thing and you cant stop it its apart of you and you have to accept it i know its hard i really do but its really not as bad as it seems loads of people have it, its very common and theres nothing wrong with it, to be honest it just shows how strong you are, hope you daugter feels better soonx

    Hello. I have been losing my hair since I was about 24 I am now 31 and I get sick of people keep going on about it. Its as if they think I dont no and havent realised Im balding and they keep reminding me it hits your confidense and I feel like I look older than I am. But I have some hope I have been using regain now for some years and it seems to hold it off at the front and middle area its definately worth giving it a go its best to start using it while your young and before your hair loss gets to bad. I have also been using nourkin over the last 4 months im going to see if it works over the next year and is easier to use its just a tablet. They both seem to slow it down or stop it getting worse. people dont mention it much any more either so I recommend you all give it ago and remember your not alone it happens to millions of us





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    i really think its time we started looking into ways of treating fordyce spots on the genitals. Yes, they are normal, but so is balding, and theres billions of dollars spent every year on treatments and research for that. Listen, im not bitter about having a bumpy knob, im just tired of people telling me its normal. I dont care if they are normal, Id like them gone, and I know Im not the only one. I dont understand why this doesnt receive attention the way other cosmetic concerns do. Ive spent years trying home remedies, and am just now starting to make progress, but it would help if there were actual practitioners in this fight as well.





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    im 23, and iv been suffering with this for almost 11 years now. it started after i stopped biting my finger nails... i never really noticed it, but my mum always moaned at me for having to sweep up masses of hair off the floor everyday, and now my husband always shouts at me when i do it. i find that most of the time i do it sub conciously, but i notice i do it when i get insecure, or upset. im not sure if anyone else does this, but after iv pulled out the hair i bite off the root. my head is often sore from all the pulling and i often feel stupid and let down after i catch myself doing it. iv read loads of self help sights and books, but after a few weeks its back to normal. is there any genuine help out there that someone has experienced and has been cured for longer that at least 1 year? any help or advice please!!!!! from mrs balding!





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    I developed psoriasis in 1966 when my mother died, my scalp is covered and I am now losing my hair, it has gone from thick and lustrous to sparse, balding and dry. I also get psoriasis around my waste and on the base of my spine/bottom area. Nothing seems to have any lasting effect, I find it very debilitating especially my scalp I have to keep my what is left of my hair longish to be able to sweep it up on top and hide some of the baldness and have to have the same style day after day and hope the wind doesnt blow too much thereby revealing bald patches all over. What does anyone recommend and why has research not found a miracle cure after all these 44 years.





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    I have had psoraisis for 40 years, from a very young age. I have scalp psoriasis which has now damaged the skin on my scalp causing damage to the hair folicles and baldness. I've been told the hair will never grow back as the skin is scarred. I had a biopsy 15 years ago only to be told the psoriasis was the cause of the baldness yet when i read on sites about psoriasis the majority claim that it does not cause permanent balding. Unfortunately it does. I also have psorisis on other areas of my body which i find eaiser to treat. I've lost count of the creams, ointments and solutions i've been prescribed.





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    Hello. I have PCOS. I have had it since I was a young teen. I am in my 30's now. And, it has progressively gotten worse over the years. Example, hair on face, chest, shoulders, balding on my head,acne, tiredness, extreme thirst, weight gain,diabetes, etc. I have gone through a lot of laser hair removal, but it doesn't help on a permanent basis as the hormones are out of wack and the hair just grows back. I have been on Diane 35 (really works well-unless you stop taking it), metformin, and spronaloctone. I just had ovarian drilling done, it is an operation to frain the hormones fromt he ovaries. I am hoping that the ovarian drilling will relieve me of these symptoms for one year and will help me get pregnant.

    I used to pull my hair starting in about year 9 at school. Like a few accounts I've read here, the root used to go in my mouth and the hair on the floor. I used to go for the coarse, more wiry hairs at the top of my head on the back. I did get a small patch of really thin hair here and even now the hair there is a lot shorter. I didn't ever realise how much I did it until my mum commented on the amount of hair on the floor in my room, and a school friend made a comment about the balding patch on my head. I didn't know it was an actual condition until about 6 months after I realised I was doing it. I never received any help, as no-one ever knew really what it was and why I was doing it. I like to think I've beaten it now, as I don't get the urge to pull and don't find myself doing it without thinking.





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