Upon graduating college at the age of 22, I began noticing hair shedding. At first I thought that it may have been hereditary, but then it got to the point where I could actually pull out the hair without much effort.
After a very exhausting effort, the first diagnosis from my dermatologist was Telogen Effluvium enduced by stress. Months later a biopsy was taken, and the diagnosis was changed to folliculitis. I am currently on Minocycline 2x per day, a two corticosteroid topicals (a shampoo in the morning, and a foam at night). My scalp has cleared up dramatically, and there is no visible scaring, though I am still noticing some hairline pimples. When my scalp itches, I do a light “hair pull” and usually one hair comes out- and the end of the hair has a bulb like shape.
I’m still VERY FRUSTRATED from the hair loss. My question is this: Since I have had Folliculitis for about two years now, is there a chance that the hair will grow back, now that the inflamation has been reduced? Are there any questions I should ask my dermatologist?
I do not understand how you can have folliculitis for two years. Why do you have folliculitis? Did it ever go away? You need to take charge of your health and educate yourself on what is going on. Sit down with your doctor and ask him/her to explain to you what is going on with your condition. If you are not satisfied, go to another doctor for a second opinion. Generally hair loss in men is genetic. Does your hair loss fit a Norwood pattern?