Hi Dr. Rassman,
I was hoping you could help me with some suggestions or information on what is going on. I recently began losing a lot of hair suddenly. However, the really weird thing is that a lot of my hair (maybe 50 to 70%) of it has a white hard mucus type of substance that can be scraped off from the end of the hair(maybe its the actual skin from the scalp or the hair follicle or something?) Is this normal because i really feel like its not?!?!?! I’m freaking out here because im so young (21 years old) and it came on so sudden and i dont know if every hair that falls out with that stuff means that it will never grow back again, and maybe there is something i can do to stop it???? I’m really scared here, if you guys could help with any suggestion or what you think it is, i would forever be in debt to you. Thank you so much.
You are panicking and that is not a good way to evaluate something as serious as your hair loss seems to be. Clearly, a good doctor knowing hair and scalp problems will be able to diagnose your problem. I can only guess without having you in front of me and that would not be doing your any service. My suggestion is to see a good dermatologist in your area.