Over the past month my hair has be shedding at an alarming rate. Since it started I had my vitamin D, iron, ferritin, B12, thyroid, etc levels checked and they are all normal. I'm already on thyroid meds and they seem to be working. Even when my thyroid was low, I wasn't losing this much hair. I also started taking Country Life Maxi-Hair vitamins to take with everything else I take for my health on a daily basis. The Country Life contains 5,000 mcg of biotin. I was taking biotin alone but my skin started to break out like crazy on just 1,000 mcg per day. This past week I noticed my scalp had a pretty bad smell. Though I was only 5 days post wash (shampoo) my scalp smelled like it hasn't been washed in months. I shampooed Wednesday. By Saturday, my scalp had the same smell and I washed again last night. I will see a dermatologist for this but until then, does anyone have any experience with this? Could the smell be a sign of...fungus or? I don't mind washing my hair often but I don't want to damage my hair in the process (dryness, manipulation), but I don't want to be bald either. I normally shampoo my hair weekly. I also starting using Nizoral Shampoo to kill whatever is on my scalp, but its drying to the hair. Advice, suggestions, etc is appreciated!