My ineffective dermo has said for 2.5 years that my loss is TE and it will come back. The fact that it hasn't in so long doesn't phase her. She's not done one test - blood or otherwise. She looked at my scalp and pulled some hair - that was it. She also told me I had a fungal scalp infection but I'm not clear if it's just common dandruff, or something more serious. My question is weather an itchy and sometimes painful scalp can be a symptom of TE? If not, can this fungus be causing my hair loss? (I'm using Nizoral shampoo to get rid of it). My ND says my Vit d is too low, my ferritin is in the 60s, and my thyroid is borderline hypo. But I also have diagnosed adrenal fatigue and candida (Not sure if they can cause hair loss).