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Staph infection of scalp
is common in tropical countries due to heat and humid conditions. You could have suffered from a fungal infection
which was secondarily infected with staph infection. Even if hair grows in criss cross pattern hair does not pull tightly on scalp until some one pulls at it manually. I suggest you go to a dermatologist
for a proper check up for your scalp condition. I also suggest a visit to a psychiatrist
as this condition is affecting you emotionally. A psychiatrist would help you deal with the condition and soothe your tensions.
Hope you have a fast recovery.