I discovered I have Lichen Plannus, which is an auto immune desease. If you have itching on your scalp with hair loss, this is one possible reason. I am being treated with steroids and antibiotics.
Hi Sally... any luck with the steroids and antibiotics? I am working with my doctor now to try and determine why I have the same symptoms you posted about.. I noticed a huge amount of hair loss the last 2 yrs ever since I started taking thyroid medicine. The itchy scalp begun around the same time. We are in the middle of running tests to see if there are any other issues, but he says it's not thyroid meds. I also have an appt with a dermatologist to see if I can get more insight. The hair loss is alarming!!!!!
I think it may be helping a little bit. I also get shots of steroids in my scalp (not as bad as it sounds) my doctor says the hairs that are gone will probably not be replaced, the goal is to try to stop it from getting worse. She also said it is a long process. I think the itching is not as bad as it was. If your doctor looks closely, she may notice some redness or flat bumps.