Hello, I'm hoping someone could point me in the right direction as it seems my GP just keeps throwing medicated shampoo at me without naming what I'm actually experiencing.. so I don't know what route to take. I've been losing hair now for around 4-5months, mainly whilst washing it - to the point I'm cleaning out the drain a couple of times during a wash, the hair is coming out in quite large quantities.. my hair is becoming very thin. I'm 29, female - I'm on iron tablets due to low iron levels so I guess that could have a big impact however my main thoughts base on my scalp condition - I have what is like a very hard thick layer patches of white/dead skin.. if I peel it away the hair comes with it. Some of the patches have no hair growth there at all anymore (I guess it can't grow through the hard skin).. I've taken some photos of the patches and of what happens if I pull some of the skin away. Thankyou for your time.