Bald, Scaly, Bumpy patch since childhood
Hello. Here is a link to my scalp condition.
I've been insecure and have had limited hairstyles my whole life because I covered this thing. My parents told me it was a birthmark when I was younger...but I noticed recently that it's growing. I never really noticed or bothered to check if it was growing, but it looks like it's taking over more of my scalp and I'm losing more hair. Too ashamed to ask my parents for the truth...seems to not be critical as they have never done anything about it. Wonder if they know it's even there.
I've had it since I was a child for as long as I can remember. Don't think I got it at birth because I don't see it in any of my baby pictures, but it was possibly really small at first.
If you look at the darker less bumpy area, I can tell that's been around since childhood...but the newer bumps I'm guessing developed in the past two years (my best estimate...never really looked at it and observed). Does anyone know what it could be?
I am 22 year old and would love to get it taken care of soon so I can finally be free of this insecurity. I just don't know where to go to address the issue, I'm a bit embarrassed to bring it up to just any physician, and I'm worried about the costs.