Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
Hair Loss - Gnats?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to undiagnosed symptoms, breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Hair Loss - Gnats?

While at a BBQ, I was attacked by a swarm of gnats.  Most of them were in my hair. Since then, I have had hair loss and an itchy or tingling sensation in my scalp.  As I woman, I am very upset at the loss of hair I have experienced.  Can anyone help?
Tags: hair loss
Related Discussions
2 Comments
Blank
351246_tn?1379685732
Hi
Thanks for writing to the forum!
Gnat bite can cause hair loss. Treatment is generally by local application of hydrocortisone cream and antiallergics. The air fall should stop once the inflammation settles. Please consult a skin specialist.
Hope this helps. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Hi Rosie...its Chris...

I ran across your post while researching this for Mom too.  I do think its connected. Maybe even mites that were on the gnats may be the culprit. Mom seems to also be allergic to shellfish, which are also arthropods.  I believe the 3 biggest systemic causes of hair loss are hormonal imbalance, diabetes, and poor thyroid function, but it seems none of these would cause scalp dermatitis.  I think it is an allergy and the swarm of gnats getting in the hair prior to any hair loss symptoms, seems definitely related.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top General Health Answerers
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Nelson, New Zealand
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
1268057_tn?1431952537
Blank
Londres70
France
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
1622896_tn?1426267159
Blank
bobdylan1958
Somewhere ?, United Kingdom