For a couple of months now, my head has been extremely itchy, and my hair is falling out much more than it should be. I don’t have any bald spots, the hair just falls out all over the head. The itch is so intense and sometimes it feels 100 times worse than the itch from headlice. I’ve been to the dr’s twice, and hairdresser and many friends have checked, all have confirmed that i don’t have headlice. My 2 teenagers just told me tonight that they have been having the same symptoms. Hair also can just pull out without feeling a thing. I’m making another dr’s appointment, but i think the dr might think it’s all in my head (no pun intended). He says my scalp is in great shape, no flaking or anything. I’m just more concerned now that 2 of my kids are complaining of the same thing. Someone suggested it could be something called rat mites. We do have a lot of mice in our house, as we live in the country, now i’m wondering if rat mites could be the problem. Thanking You in advance for your reply
That certainly is an interesting one. You should look into finding someone that specializes in skin problems, rather than just a general practitioner. I would see a good dermatologist and have your scalp and hair evaluated. There is a hair pull test that the doctor can do for you, which I would recommend having done rather than going to the Orkin or Terminex folks to get your head fumigated. Clearly, fomr my answer, you can see that this is not an area of my expertise.