I have shedding/thining all over my top of head with no family history of MPB. I have an intense burning sensation in my scalp that is very painful. I have gone to three different dermatologists who have perscribed topical steroids and still no relief of pain or from thinning. Nerologists perscribed amitriptyline for the pain but is has worked very little. Is there any rational explaination for this hairloss and pain?
You need to be evaluated by a hair specialist to determine the pattern and type of your hair loss. You may be experiencing a typical pattern baldness that is aggravated by other medical disorders. Some medical conditions such as iron deficiency or skin inflammatory conditions can accelerate the hair loss in pattern baldness. If this is the case for you, treatment of the underlying cause may stop or slow down your hair loss. The next step is to get to the root of your underlying problem. I think your primary care doctor and dermatologist are the best people to start with.