View Full Version : 16 yr old confused about his hairloss

05-23-2010, 02:30 PM
Hi, my names Marcus and i'm really confused about my hair loss because it doesn't seem to follow the normal pattern.

Most of the hair on my head feels like its thinning. I have thin sideburns, thin hair around the ears, and thin temples. My hairline has also receded about an inch at the temples in less than 3 months.

My family history for hairloss is a mixed bag. My paternal grandfather, father, and 2 uncles have mature hairlines with some thinning. My maternal grandfather, and 2 other uncles have male pattern baldness.

I have pretty severe seborrheic dermatitis in the hairline area that I used to scratch like hell and sometimes bled. Also I shed a lot of club hairs that have a white residue around the shaft.

So does this sound like MPB, hairloss due to seborreic dermatitis, or something else entirely?

Thanks in advance. :)

Dr. Glenn Charles
05-24-2010, 07:38 PM
You should make an appointment to be seen by a dermatolgist to diagnose any possible scalp condition. Often a simple prescription of a 2% Nizoral shampoo can clear up the Seborreic dermatitis if that is what it is. If you see a hair restoration specialist they will also be able to track your hair loss and possible suggest some treatments to slow down hair loss.