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#355771 - 11/22/07 01:00 PM Yeast infection on hair
Isa123 Offline
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It looks a lot like having dandruff, but after visiting a dermatologist, I got the verdict... I got a yeast infection on my head.

The cure is rather drastic: putting oil on my head for 5 days and then a stinky lotion for the next 10 days... while having to do my daily jobs. I started applying it today, and apart from the mess this created, it makes it all itchy, greasy, makes terrible oil spots on my shirts and makes my hair fall out like no tomorrow.

I look like a kid that refused to wash his/her hair for weeks. I hate it already, but if I don't do it, the yeast infection will get worse and sufficate my hair follicles. My hair would fall out in big chuncks...

I wish I never had to go through this. It's not the first time I had misery, first a bad hairdresser that decimated my hair because she couldn't stand me (she pulled fine comb after fine comb out of my head like she enjoyed it), then I had to fight trichotillomania (which still is a thing to combat against), then damage and split ends and now this...

I'm thinking of getting a hair coloring brush and a clip so I could better divide the oil on my head and avoid greasing up all of my hair.

Grrrrrrrrr...
I'm off, getting the oil out of my neck and ears again. I hate this... why always this bad luck when it comes to my hair??? frown
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#355773 - 11/22/07 01:35 PM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
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YIKES, that sounds, what are the symptoms of having that??? I never heard of it before, i hope it clears up fast. poor you
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#355774 - 11/22/07 01:36 PM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: "Rosie"]
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sorry meant to say that sounds awful
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#355796 - 11/22/07 05:13 PM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: "Rosie"]
Lynne - ChristianLiving Offline
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Thats a new one. I've never heard of it before.

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#355814 - 11/22/07 09:04 PM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
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You know, sometimes going bald is not such a bad thing.

My hair started thinning and falling out after I had my gastric bypass. The my daughter came home from school with lice (50% of the school had it, it was a nightmare). And to make matters worse, her hair was so long at the time we couldn't get rid of it. She wound up on oral medication from a dermatologist.

Anyway, I treated my hair, too, more as a "just in case" thing - but the lice treatment made my already fragile hair fall out in clumps. I lloked like I had mange. I was so depressed about it, that I decided to just shave the whole mess off, and go get a wig.

I found a very nice wig that I liked, but I rarely wore it, because I fell in love with scarves and hats (still wear them today). So, it might be worth it to shave, and "start fresh". Of course that is a pretty dramatic decision. But if you are really frustrated it is an option.

Here's one of my bald pictures (along with my avatar on the side):
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#355816 - 11/22/07 09:56 PM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
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Wow, I have never heard of that before either, but I have heard that you can get a yeast infection anywhere on your body. What my doctor told me about yeast infections is that there is a lack of bacteria, that usually keeps the yeast in check, so when we are too hygienic, I guess it allows the yeast to get out of control. What if you use a squeeze bottle like a hairdresser would use when coloring you hair? That way you could get it right down to your scalp and like you said avoid making all of it greasy. Let us know how it all turns out!!
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#355841 - 11/23/07 04:38 AM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
Isa123 Offline
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skyhaven: it looks like dandruff, but doesn't go away, even if you use special shampoo for it. It's not that itchy, but without proper care, it kills the skin and the hair shaft/root and then it falls out. Because it builds up fast, it spreads rapidly and can take a lot of hair with it. It destroys the skin and scratching or rubbing it makes your skin start bleeding.

@the question what it is... I heard it in Latin, but I don't remember what it is. Too much words and too complicated.
I'll let her do a check-up after the treatment and ask her to write it down for me if she can.
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#355842 - 11/23/07 04:39 AM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
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@HomeAtLast: yep, it something like this. It just happened to grow on my head instead of anywhere else on my body.
Lucky me.

/sarcasm...
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#360307 - 12/17/07 09:56 AM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
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Hello everyone, it's been a while since the incident, and here is a serious update: the cure worked wonders, and now I'm very very very happy. I do need to keep using the special shampoo or it will come back, but apart from that, I don't have to change a thing.
A couple of notes:
- the infection was indeed yeast, it's something EVERYBODY has, but for most people, our own body can keep it under control. Apart from some people who can't, like me for instance.
- it's not contagious, you can't get it from sharing a comb or going to a specific hairdresser, it's just something everybody has and it's not transferable. Even if it would be, most of us wouldn't have trouble with it since your body can cope with it.
- for those who are interested: it's called "Pityriasis Amiantacea"
- I can do with my hair whatever I want, I just have to keep using the special shampoo or it WILL return
- I did look for a different hairdresser in the meantime and think I found one or two who would be fine.

That's it. Thanks for those who supported me and kept me in their thoughts. I'm glad it's over. laugh
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#360323 - 12/17/07 10:48 AM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
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Hey Isa,
I was sorry to hear what you've gone through. I would like to offer my advice too.

I am known among my friends and family as the hair doctor. My hair is over four feet long and it isn't easy to grow and keep hair like this, but I love it so I am always watching and listening for new hair advice myself. I'm in my late forties and have a lifetime of experience.

Do not cut your hair unless it is unavoidable or you would prefer that to trying to treat it and keep it.

I'm glad the shampoo is working for you. You are correct that yeast is present in everyone and only when it "gets out of hand" does it become a problem. I would like to suggest you increase your intake of probiotics; usually found in some yogurts and cheeses. One yogurt (four ounces) a day should help you maintain a healthy level. If you don't like yogurt or are unable to locate a yogurt or cheese with probiotics in your area, you may be able to take supplements. I do both and alternate so when I don't want yogurt or cheese I take a daily supplement.

You will need to be very careful with your shampoo choices. You don't want a harsh shampoo that is too drying or one that is too oily because that is what encouraged the yeast to become active on your scalp to begin wth. The yeast sprang into action in an effort to assist your own system to combat the unbalanced effects going on on your scalp. Alternate shampoos too. What works for one person may not work for another so you'll need to find shampoos that take excellent care of your hair during different times of the year. I am able to use Pantene, Suave, and a couple of other basic shampoos. Sometimes I just use a warm tea bath and occasionally a tea tree based shampoo (must be within first 7 ingredients) if my scalp gets itchy in winter.

In addition, the only time of year most scalps and hair can tolerate daily shampooing is in the summer when most oil glands are more active so keep that in mind when you are adjusting your shampoo schedules. I never shampoo less than two times a week and never more than four and alternate this depending on the season, indoor conditions (like heat is on), exterior conditions like swimming and sweat producing activities, and how often my hair is up or down, covered with dressings, or wearing hats that hold heat against the scalp.

Cover your hair when you go outside. This is for two good reasons; the first is pollution and the second is sun and wind. Remove your hat indoors so as not to cause your scalp to sweat or excessive heat conditions. Most hair care is common sense and when you treat your hair almost like a favorite article of clothing and care for it that way it will usually always look great. Those are some of my basic suggestions for hair care.

Now I must get going and return to finishing my mini fruitcakes for some gift giving this year; that's why I checked in today when I saw your plea for help. Good luck and Merry Christmas.

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#366298 - 01/14/08 11:18 AM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Nana_Love]
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Wow I have never heard of that. Have you tryed taking hair vitamins?
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#484501 - 01/13/09 06:17 AM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
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[b]Hi, I am new here. I am really bummed out, as I have been fighting some sores on my head for over 8 years. I asked 3 dr's what they were, and they all said to ignore it, and use a tar based shampoo. That did not help at all. I have chronic back pain due to an injury, and I got herpes when I was 21. The thing I notice that is so strange about these sores on my head is that when I touch certain parts of my head, I can feel it all the way down the nerves of my teeth ! I went to the dentist, and had no cavaties, and they did not enlighten me as to what is going on. I had been complaining that I was having severe tooth pain, but not like a cavity. I just feel radiating pain around all of my teeth, sometimes. I have been reading a lot,trying to figure out what is wrong with my skin. I will go to a Dermatologist to see what he says. I just appreciate you guys being here, and just seeing someone else that can relate makes me not so ashamed as I have been feeling about the sores. In the last two weeks, my sister of 61 yrs old died from neglecting to take care of her diabetes, and went into a coma, and died. I am in the process of moving, there is a lot of money stress, and then chronic pain from a fall at a job I had in 1996. I have undergone three cervical fusions, and have a lot of nerve pain. At the time of the accident, I was making 100 g's living in LA, and now I am attempting to live off 1500. per month. I have no energy to cook or clean, and I am just feeling kind of hopeless at the moment. I know this will pass...any words of advice are well appreciated. Sorry to dump this on you guys, but for the moment I am feeling helpless.[color:#993399] [/color] [/b]

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#484710 - 01/13/09 03:20 PM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: victoriaboom]
Lynne - ChristianLiving Offline
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I'm so sorry about your loss and for your physical problems. I agree that you should be asking a dermitologist about the sores on your head.

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#486305 - 01/19/09 03:17 PM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Lynne - ChristianLiving]
Isa123 Offline
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victoriaboom, so sorry to hear about that. Lots of hugs and support from this end. I can only send you some reiki if you want, but apart from that, I can't really help you but advice you to seek a dermatologist. I hope that you will find the cause soon and heal completely!
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#490267 - 02/01/09 10:40 PM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
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Thanks to all here for sharing informative information along with this forum.Hope it will be useful and effective information about our hair.
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#567544 - 11/27/09 07:12 AM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
siva Offline
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Hello I am suffering from the same yeast infection. Kindly let me know of the shampoo name and/or its ingredients. Thanks... Have a nice day...

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#912388 - 07/24/16 12:59 PM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
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Hi! I know this is a older post but I tried to message the OP of this tread! I was wondering if your scalp condition ( PITYRIASIS Amiantacea) ever came back? Also- You NEVER said the name of the stuff you used on your scalp to clear it. I have been dealing with this for over 4 years and its destroying me! Hoping you can respond.


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#923256 - 09/21/17 05:09 AM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
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This sounds really terrible. How do you get a yeast infection in your hair though? Really hope your luck turns around!

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#923635 - 10/09/17 10:07 AM Re: Yeast infection on hair [Re: Isa123]
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It does sound horrible but I would take it instead of where I have it now!

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