I’m a 23 year old male experiencing a thinning hairline, specifically down the centre of my scalp and the front 2 inches of my hairline. My scalp is generally more red than the rest of my skin, and I constantly feel bumps that remind of pimples on my scalp. My doctor told me that this is just alopecia, but I don’t believe the redness of the skin and the pimple like bumps are indicative of alopecia. What could be wrong with my scalp and how can I treat it?
Chronic folliculitis can cause hair loss, and the bumps you are describing sounds like it could be folliculitis. Redness and pimples are not a normal part of genetic hair loss. I would see another doctor and get a second opinion. This may have to get treated.