Hi JLJ,These little white round balls built up over time. My head started itching in high school. Could be fungal as well. Over the years the quantity has increased and the hair diameter decreased. Very annoying. At one point there was intense itching and even really weird pain. One side of my head is thinner than the other. Though this right side has started filling in at the temple. I have been topically applying and adding so many supplements in a particular regimin I can't say if it was a fluke or what it might have been. Digestion and bowel movements are a problem (lacking) and I even get sharp pain around the kidney or the adrenal (above the kidney?). I think it's to far back to be liver pain but that is possible as well. I think I have become immune or less sensitive to heat as well.
I have these things stuck at the base of my hair too(scalp) and a lot of dandruff too. I was looking for a cause and i came upon your post. What struck me in your post was the sharp pain in your chest that you describe. Is it a coincidence that i too happen to experience random sharp pain below my ribs.
If you ever manage to find a connection between these too issues or even a diagonisis to your issues, kindly let me know.
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