Boils on my scalp ,dandruff and hair loss

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Hi, I am a male 23 years old and for the past 2 years Ive had boils all over my scalp mostly on the top . They vary in size some are small and some are large, I have also lost hair on the top of my scalp.The hairloss might be due to just going bald but im not sure why I still have the boils and they itch really bad.my scalp is also permanently red. I did a blood test and everything seemed to be fine

any help would be gratefull

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    I have the same. You need to see a doctor. I was given some shampoo that has reduced the redness and itchyness already, I've been using it two weeks smile x
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    hey J2605 did the shampoo help with the hair loss does your hair still fall out ? i was given nizoraol
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    It seems to have slowed down a bit. I'm back at the docs tomorrow so will see if its improved. XX
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    ok hopefully you get some good news smile
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    This may not help but I suffered from scalp psoriasis from around age 10 and probably still do but a decade or so ago now I self cured it after all the pills and potions... I just shaved all my hair off.

    Three weeks later it was all better, no sores, no flaky skin, nothing. So now, as long as I keep my head shaved I have no problems. If I allow it to grow for say 3 or 4 days, my scalp starts itching again.

    I'm sure it seems a drastic action, though to me it made sense, anything other than my head itching all the time... and I'm still a handsome devil so the wife says cool

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    Hmm might be ok on a bloke but don't think I could pull it off lol. X
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    J2605

    LOL, no indeed. But maybe if you can manage a short haircut and try to get a 'cool' pillow and such things, avoid hats or anything which makes your scalp hot it may well help - to me it always seems that heat is the trigger

    Good luck with it.

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    Turns out i have scalp eczema! I've got a steroid liquid to use and it seems to be helping smile x
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    J2605

    Good. Glad you have a diagnosis and are on the Betnovate scalp treatment - but what I said still counts, try and keep your head as cool as possible it will help greatly.

    Also try to avoid hair conditioners and maybe use a clarifying shampoo or something like T Gel.

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    hey at lest you now know what was wrong , hope you get well soon. did you go to the dermatologist or was it your gp that diagnosed you ?
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    I went to my gp. Im using Vosene medicated shampoo aswell, no conditioner. XX
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