Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Aloe Vera
- Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide, Dish Soap
- Burning Scalp and Hair Loss Remedies
- Chronic Itchy Red Scalp Remedies
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil, Flower Remedies
- Corn Meal
- Epsom Salts and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Iodine Rinse
- Multiple Remedies
- Nail Polish, Prescription
- Over the Counter
- Remedies Needed
- Scalp Fungal Infection Remedies
- Scalp Infection Remedies
- Selsun Blue
- Smelly Scalp Remedies
- Staphylococcal Folliculitis Scalp Infection Remedies
- Ted's Remedies
- The Violet Ray
06/23/2012: Connie from Grayslake, Il Usa: "Hello, help please! What is this strange thing happening in my scalp. On web many women seem to suffer with this itchy oily patch on our scalp. I have seen a clear glob a couple times while washing with borax and rinse with acv. Also have seen a couple times looks like black thread. I seem to be affected only on the left side of my scalp. I have been so stressed about this but I cant let this send me over the edge of sanity. I have spent alot of money going to differant Dr.They all tell me you dont have lice, this I already know. So far no one has helped. As many others I have tried many differant products. I have tried all of Teds treatments. Still no relief. What now?"Replies
06/23/2012: Louwrence from Rustenburg, North West, South Africa replies: "Hi Connie, Try your own best medicine, urine, it will solve your problem. Just put it on & leave for a while then rinse off. That is all."
06/21/2012: Ola from Larisa, Greece: "Hi Ted! I'm 26 years old and now for three months I suffer from itchy, tingle and irritated scalp and I lose hair. This sensation is more in the crown of my head I had dandruff not much and oily scalp. Please help me I do not know what to do."
01/14/2012: Anthony from Calgary, Alberta: "Hi I need help, I have had a smelly scalp for the past couple of months. Please tell me how to treat it, will the apple cider and hydrogen peroxide do it for me?"
01/07/2012: Helen from Austin, Tx, Usa: "My scalp has a very thick rough skin or crust plus bumps, sores. It is not red, does not itch nor does the crust flake off unless I pick (dig) it off (very hard to get off and bleeds when I do get it off, then comes right back. Derm says its not psoriasis. Might be folliculitis, but I took two months of antibiotics and it didn't work. Since it doesn't itch or flake, don't think it's dandruff or seborrheaic dermatitis or eczema. I have tried mixing the borax with apple cider vinegar, leaving it on for 30 minutes, then rinsing with the vinegar, leaving on coconut oil overnight, leaving on neem oil overnight, tamanu oil, tea tree oil, glycerin. I have tried each of these for 2 months before going on to the next. Nothing has worked. Any ideas about what it is and what to do?"Replies
01/08/2012: Linda from New Haven, Connecticut replies: "Helen, although I don't know what is causing this problem for you I think you might give the coconut oil another try but take it internally instead of externally. I've read many posts here that indicate that internal use gets the "cure" where the body needs it, not where we think we need it.
Whatever is causing your scalp condition may be starting far from the top of your head & is simply a symptom of another underlying cause.
Try taking a tablespoon of pure unprocessed coconut oil two or three times a day. It is antiviral, antifungal (kills yeast too) and antibacterial.
Good luck! "
01/08/2012: Kay from In The Valley, Ca replies: "Two things that I have had good success with for skin issues are lugol's iodine and castor oil from the health food store. One or both of these things might help. I wish you luck."
01/08/2012: Helen from Austin, Tx replies: "Thanks! I did try the white iodine and the castor oil 3 years ago when it started, with no results. I've been hesitant to use the Lugol's--I am 67 and have very white hair--since its all over my scalp, I'd have orange hair. Perhaps I'll try a tiny bit at the back."
01/08/2012: Helen from Austin, Tx replies: "To Linda: Yes, I've considered that it may be internal and I have been taking 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil per day and have been for years, even before this started. I shall try to increase it now. Thanks for the reply!"
01/09/2012: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Helen if you have white hair that means you have a copper deficiency. Google Joel Wallach. He has a great book. He says that copper deficiency will eventually lead to an anueryism. Farmers actually know that animals who lose the colour from their fur are copper deficient. I am not saying it is related to your scalp problem. Many pesticides used on our foods will actually deplete copper from the body."
01/09/2012: Kay from In The Valley, Ca replies: "Helen, I think orange hair is in now, isn't it??!!!"
01/10/2012: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "Hello Helen, Are you taking the lugol's internally as well as the coconut oil? Iodine is needed by your skin cells as well as many other organs. Maybe you could try a few drops internally before trying it on your hair:) I wouldn't want orange hair even if it is in right now:) But that's just me. Another thing you might try is Vit D3. Your skin needs it as well and right now during the winter months you could be deficient in it.
There are also some diseases that can cause "skin thickening." One of them has to do with your adrenal glands so you may want to get them checked out just in case. It may not be a skin issue at all but rather something hormonal. Another disease that causes skin thickening or Myxoderma in this case is Hypothyroidism. I would get your levels tested to see for sure. Then even if you decide to use natural treatments you will know what you are up against. Dermatologists don't know anything about hormonal issues so see your general practitioner, or a naturalpath to get a good diagnosis. Then go from there."
01/11/2012: Helen from Austin, Tx replies: "Thanks, Jen I had my iodine levels checked and I'm ok there. And yes, I do have adrenal issues. I had one gland removed 17 years ago and take hydrocortisone daily as well as DHEA for replacement. And yes, I'm hypothyroid, too--take Armour Thyroid daily. Plus estrogen replacement in the form of compounded TriEst. Take 5000 IUs of Vitamin D. I've been taking all those for 17 years and get blood tests for all of those regularly. I never had a scalp condition until 2-3 years ago and I'm 67.
I will research the adrenal stuff more and see what I can find about skin thickening. All my other skin is great. I do go to a great family physician who is willing to try new things, especially hormones. The derm was less than useful.
01/11/2012: Helen from Austin, Tx replies: "Maybe for young folks! Not for late 60's!"
01/11/2012: Helen from Austin, Tx replies: "Thanks, I'll check on it; I do take a 2 mg copper supplement each day."
03/05/2012: Helen from Richmond, In replies: "I have had the same problem you have for at least 30 of my 58 years. I've tried everything to address this embarrassing problem. For entirely different reasons I gave up sugar completely, except for 2 fruits (not juice) a day about 4 weeks ago. My scalp has completely healed. No itching, bumps or smell. I will never eat sugar again. I can even use shampoo for normal hair! If only I had known this years ago."
08/13/2011: Monsoon from Delhi, India: "I am girl in mid 20's. I have severe itching and small painful pimples on my scalp for d past 2 years. My hair is falling also after itching. I have been using Selinium Sulphide Shampoo(Selsun), which caused further hair loss but no cure to pimples and itching. What should I do? does shortening hair lower d lose of hair?even if I shorten it would it grow back under these circumstances?"Replies
08/14/2011: Monnie from Kerala, India replies: "Why don't you see a dermatologist? Nizoral (2%) is a good shampoo but I am not sure if it's suitable for women."
08/15/2011: Mecka from Seattle, Washington replies: "Try to use tea tree shampoo. Stay away from oily and sugary foods and drink lots of water."
01/18/2012: Kate from Maidenhead, Berkshire, England replies: "I was prescribed Nizoril by my GP, I noticed more hair loss with this & immediately stopped using it."
06/08/2011: Dolphins7 from Youngstown, Ohio, United States: "I have been having Scalp issues for about 4 years. It started out with a cyst, but when that reduced bumps/pimples appeared near the base (so inbetween mid scalp and base). They eventually spread and went up the middle part of my scalp.
This problem has driven me crazy.. Through the years I have found techniques to help.. Sulfur 8 has helped clear up all the bumps that spread up my head... Whats left is what I began with. I feel like this area near the base is where I need to target. This area is also the most stubborn, ACV and Peroxide help on and off. Borax suprisingly helped a bunch, but the same 4 pop up in the same spot after awhile... I am a African American Male, I have cornrows (braided hair/long). I have a waterbed, and 2 Dogs (cocker Spaniels) I want to give you guys all the information I can give you. Again if anyone is having this issue try Sulfur 8.
I think the lower bumps/pimples do not clear because the fungus/bacteria is deeper in that region. I can get the inflimation down or even some to dissapear but when I wake up in the morning some will sprout up. Thank God for EarthClinic.. Can anybody help me? Do I need to continue to be diligent with the Apple Cider Vinegar and peroxide? Shampoo with Baking soda and borax? I have Tea tree but no lavender oil, is tea tree good alone? It has caused some slight hair loss at the base area I truly believe Im at the end of the race I just need some advice.. Some support. I stopped eating meat and im trying to alkalize.. Should I take supplements?"
06/08/2011: Julia from Hamilton, Ontario replies: "Hi, have you tryed Iodine solution? Medisca company produce pretty good Iodine and not expencive."
06/09/2011: Dolphins7 from Youngstown, Ohio, United States replies: "I recently bought some magnesium, zinc and iron pills.. I have turmeric as well.. Do you think iodine will be the final blow needed to defeat this monster? Has it helped with foliculitus before? I will give it a try thank you and God Bless."
06/09/2011: Joyce from Dallas, Tx replies: "I suffered with Seborheic Dermatitis since I was eleven years old and on into adulthood. I just dealt with it and lived with it, basically got used to it...
Then about five years ago I read about losing weight with the Master Cleanse aka lemonade cleanse... And I did it for the full eleven days as required with the intention of losing weight, which I did but gained back... But the cool thing is that both my Exzema and Seb Dermatitis disappeared right after I did that cleanse!! I haven't had either one since and that is the only thing I did that made it disappear... So, I guess my body or my colon had been holding onto some toxin that could have been causing the skin outbreaks in the first place.
I had Seb Dermatitis since I was eleven years old and did the master cleanse at age 29.... It was like a huge relief!"
06/09/2011: Dolphins7 from Youngstown, Ohio, United States replies: "Not eating for 10 days scares me... I know its good for you and I know I probably have many toxins in my body throughout the years but 10 days? O_o... I also dont wanna lose too much weight but I may give it a shot. Thanks for the tip."
06/11/2011: Sheila from San Diego, Ca, Usa replies: "Chiming in: I've completed the Master Cleanse 3 times (full 10 days), and have completed 4 to 5 and 7 days of it throughout the years. Prior to find the Master Cleanse, I used to fast on weekends or during certain religious observance days. I'm in my 40's now, and the Master Cleanse isn't difficult if I'm prepared in advance -- having all of the supplies ready.
At the 3rd or 4th day of the Cleanse was the most challenging for me. That's when my body felt like it was 're-booting' -- the hunger pangs may show up then -- it's the hump to get over. Read up on fasting, cleansing and anything else you may want to know about it, especially if you have pre-conditions and want re-assurance."
[YEA] 06/13/2011: Dolphins7 from Youngstown, Ohio, United States replies: "I DO think I need to cleanse my body... But im unsure if this will actually cure it, and I know at this point if I try it and it doesnt im going to have a nervous break down lol... I have tried alot of things, the borax seems to be working, I dont know if mine is Seb dermatitus tho.."
06/26/2011: Lara from Los Angeles, Ca, Usa replies: "I am dealing with a similar issue, so I wanted to reach out for support.
I am beginning to wonder if this has to do with candida, so I went out and bought liquid pau d' arco--I have had great luck with it before--and making a tea by heating up a cupful of water and adding a dropper full of the tincture.
I am also going to take ACV (apple cider vinegar).
I will let you know how it goes.
Also, try reading all the posts for this condition-- there are many, many posts, so do some research.
Good luck and best wishes!
06/30/2011: The Great Mr. Douglas from Youngstown, Ohio, United States replies: "Thanks Laura, as an update I think Ive found the final technique, and its extra virgin coconut oil, that plus the borax and Apple Cider Vinegar treatments and eating right (alkalization). Im not 100 but im close. I dont feel any bumps.. but some parts of my scalp are red, Im going to keep doing what Im doing, il pray for you and all the others who are going through this good luck."
09/14/2011: Edi from Bangalore, India replies: "Dolphin7 so what did finally helped you?"
09/17/2011: The Great Mr. Douglas from Youngstown, Ohio, United States replies: "Edi, Teds Borax remedies, have helped, I put borax in a bottle with water and a lil peroxide and showered with it or just applied... I would then feel in the back of my scalp and feel like the bumps would flake off. I had something else sprout up that I don't think was folliculitus but using idodine, Colloidal Silver and coconut oil helped...
My final technique that helped alot was Yerba Mate, research it its a tea and I swear (idk how) applying it to the scalp when alkalized and applying coconut oil after reduced the hard bump to get rid of.. Also drinking it, it has cleansing effects and other benefits.... This bump drove me crazy all summer I was misdiagnosing it.. I still don't know what it was a cyst maybe??? idk Going through this made me learn so much but yeah. What I do is alkalize using Ted's methods shower using Apple Cider Vinegar and borax (I don;t combine I use seperate bottles). The Yerba Mate was the key in reducing the "cyst" type thing idk how it did it but it did.
My problem is I dont know exactly what I had so I can;t fully relate to your situation... These helped me.
1. Apple cider vinegar
2. Borax solutions
3. Yerba Mate
4. Coconut Oil
5. Colloidal Silver
6. Iodine (lugols)"
06/06/2011: Beth from Burntwood, Uk: "heya, i'm trying to do some homework does any1 know any infections that could affect your hair or scalp? please help!!!"
05/06/2011: Lavon from Dearborn, Michigan: "Hello Ted,
I have an itchy scalp. When I scratch I can feel little bumps. They're sometimes too sore to scratch. I may have folliculitis. What is a good natural remedy for this. I don't have the money to go to a dermatologist."Replies
05/06/2011: Jay from Toronto, Ont, Canada replies: "Lavon, an inexpensive remedy that should help you is organic coconut oil. Apply freely and massage into your hair and scalp before bed and wash out in morning. You should see improvement very quickly, within a few days."
01/02/2013: Minkxy from Brooklyn, New York Usa replies: "Hi. Just wanted to say that a friend of mine is balding and had bumps on his head. After he would shower his scalp was bright red. I made him buy a vitamin c shower filter, which stopped the redness. I mean extremely red. Although his looks very healthy, I am sure he still has something, as not much of his hair grew back. Look into these filters if you think you may suffer from the chlorine and other additives of city water. Good living to all!"
11/27/2010: Debby from Portland, Oregon: "I am a 52 year old female and have been having scalp problems for over a year. It started out bright red and itchy and has resulted in hair loss and actual quarter size bald spots. My dermatologist initially said it was a staph infection, after doing a biopsy. He has had me on different antibiotics and anti fungals as well as steroid shots for overall inflammation and cortisone spray directly on my scalp for about a year. It has improved some, but the bald spots remain and there are crusty infected looking areas that appear swollen that just won't go away and he says if we don't get them under control I will lose more hair. There is some hair growth in the bald areas, but it is really bristly and has two or three hairs growing out of the same follicle. My dermatologist has labeled it unspecified alopecia and is now suggesting low dose chemo - that sounds pretty scary to me but, I don't know what else to do. I tried coconut, tea tree and other oils on my scalp and that made it more inflamed. I did try ACV briefly, but didn't notice a difference. I'm sure all of these antibiotics and steroids can't be doing my body much good. Any ideas would be most appreciated. Thank you. Debby"Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 11/28/2010: Linda from York County, Maine replies: "Hi All - I've had itchy scalp and inner ear itchy/crusty stuff for a couple of years.... Have tried a lot of topical applications and am currently using a rinse of 1 cup water, 2 Tbsp ACV, 20 drops rosemary essential oil. I pour it on the affected area after washing & rinsing my hair - then massage it in a little and let it dry, I don't rinse it out. Along with that, I'm taking a sublingual Vitamin B complex. I've seen the most improvement since staring the Vitamin B. Good Luck to All as I know this is an annoying problem to have."
11/29/2010: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, Usa replies: "I have also delt with an itchy spot on my head, and some itchy ears, mine is doing the best it ever has lately. I use iodine, the white clear one, but it stings the ears very, very bad, if you can't handle that use the Lugol's which I also take one drop of the 2% every day. I put iodine on my Itch's and they are doing a lot better. Then after a few days of iodine I switch and use coconut oil to moisten the areas and I use a cotton tip with some for my ears and then iodine, but they are healing, one day it will be healed. Merryanne in Central FL"
11/29/2010: Shaun from York, Olde England replies: "I have variously posted here before on this issue, and will do so here again, as I had this issue for nearly 40 years! An endless list of Doctors (some of who were also good friends) could not solve my problem. Anyway, for what it is worth, apple cider vinegar is great but it is just not strong enough to kill various yeasts (Malazessia spp. [check it out on Google).
What you need to do is dissolve 3 teaspoons of borax in half a cup of white vinegar. Pour this over your head (the yeasts begin their life-cycle here), and down upon your face and shoulders (and possibly your chest and outer ears canal), and then leave it on for about 20/30 Min's whilst having a bath. Do this for about 3 days running (... If you can), and about once a week for a month. After the vinegar treatment, rinse your head/hair with half a cup of washing soda in a mug of warm water. At the slightest sign of any trouble repeat the treatment. Don't go anywhere near Doctors. Most are just crap at what they do and will try to give you steroid cream or solution. As to the ear issue, its much the same. The solution is to get a syringe (with no needle!!! ), and fill with 50% ACV mix that has had a pinch of Borax dissolved in it, 25% (NOTE: 3% percent strength) Hydrogen peroxide, and 25% isopropyl alcohol. Pour this solution into the ear and leave for 5 mins. If you can do this 2/3 times for a few days. After a while you can adjust your own 'mix'. You may find that the ear begins to flake dramatically as the infused yeasts dies off. Remember that skin in the ear is directly attached to bone and does not have a fat buffer like skin does elsewhere on the body so try not to poke about. The yeasts get infused directly into the skin, and so the flaking can be quite dramatic! If the ear gets a little raw a rub of petroleum jelly can help."
12/17/2010: Name from City, State replies: "Fresh garlic juice?"
[YEA] 07/16/2011: Catherine from Wellington, New Zealand replies: "Comment to Shaun. Your description of infused yeast die off explains what happened to me. I have had an itchy flakey left ear for some time and my right ear was starting to show signs of it as well.
Two weeks ago I used a urine therapy treatment for hair loss, . ( 4 day old urine massaged in and left on overnight under a shower cap, of course the ears get a good wetting as well. Rinsed off in morning, no shampoo! ). The second day after this I had a massive blob of dry crud in the front of my ear canal. This was very difficult to dislodge, seemingly glued to my earpassage. Over the course of a day I finally managed to clear it (picking at it mostly) since then NO itching or flaking at all. From the description in your posting I can see that it was a fungus problem after all. I read that urine therapy is effective against fungus, and now I have seen the proof."
10/19/2011: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "Whose urine did you use? Just curious. This guy says to use cow's dung and urine for vitiligo (similar condition to scalp condition). It's kind of comical (what he's saying) and could double as a Saturday Night Live skit. Or, at least I thought so until reading your post."
05/21/2012: Smoky from Central Pa, Pa replies: "Hi all, this comment is really for all of you who are suffering with scalp issues. I've been battling what I think is scalp ringworm. I can see it in my microscope but the lab says they see nothing with a biopsy! Amazing, huh? Anyway, I give up on doctors. I have been taking baths with baking soda, staying in as long as I can. Then just towel dry my hair and let is dry naturally, I don't even comb it so I avoid more hair loss. Next day I might use Selsun Blue and a deep conditioner. Most importantly I've been taking coconut oil 3X a day and two oregano oil capsules 3X a day. This is so important. Keep this up without fail and you may see a difference in a couple of weeks. Also, you may want to try UV light which is capable of penetrating the hair shaft. That's right, go to a tanning salon! You might be surprised at what you feel when the UV hits your scalp! Good luck all. I feel your pain, believe me."
11/19/2010: Benbluerich from Dallas, Texas: "I got a hair cut years ago and discovered little bumps forming in the back of my head. I have tried diffrent antibotics and was wondering what should I do about this situation. Also the bumps kind of feel as if they are trying to spread on the sides of my head and also the top as well. PLEASE HELP!!!!"
09/11/2010: Metallic from Abuja, Nigeria: "I need your help. I always have serious itching on my scalp especially when I make my hair. This started 2 years back. Now I have to cut my hair since I can't bear the itching but I try to start again and I noticed the same itching"Replies
09/13/2010: Candy from St George, Ks replies: "Add several drops of Tea Tree Oil to your shampoo."
03/02/2010: Mrsinghnyc from New York City, New York, Usa: "I would first like to say how wonderful of a website it is and it really helps people out. God bless you for all your work.
The reason I am writing to you is because I have a scalp problem with alot of symptoms that I was hoping you could help me with. I am a 24 year old male who has been losing hair for the past 6 or 7 years slowly. I am losing my hair on top of the head faster than on the side. I've lost about 90% of my hair on top. My scalp also has dry skin which is hard and crusty like that falls off. I also have a few cysts on the back of my head. And I also breakout on my scalp, like pimples or just red bumps. I have been to the dermatologist. They tested my scalp for fungus, but it came out negative. But I truly believe I do have a fungus problem that has caused all these symptoms. My scalp is itchy as well.
I would like your advise on what I can do. I tried to look through the website and it was confusing, because there were parts that were opposite to what was said before. I would like to know what kind of dietary supplements I should take? How much? In powder or tablet form? Is there something I can put on my head directly? What kind of shampoo should I use? How many times a day/week? This information would help me out so much. Please find the time to help me out with this."
03/02/2010: Pr from Houston, Texas replies: "Hi Mrsinghnyc, I am also having scalp problems and hair loss. I have been researching and will share with you what I have learned. Shampoos with SLS chemical in it is causing lots of folks to have scalp problems and hair loss. It seems they are having allergic reactions, itching, pain, flaking, and hair loss. It was also stated that the SLS feeds the fungus. I had started washing my hair with baking soda and rising with apple cider vinegar and my hair stop falling. Actually it was growing back. I thought I was better and went back to regular shampoo and this time it was worse than before.
I have also discovered I have fungus internally as well and I am now doing a candida fungus cleanse. You might want to address this yourself in case your scalp is reflecting what is inside.
I also found fungus test are not so accurate because there are so many kinds of fungus it is impossible to test for all of them. I know how you feel and hope this helps you some."
03/03/2010: Stacey from G-boro, Nc replies: "I am female, but I have had severe problems with my scalp breaking out and losing hair. I have managed to treat, though not cure, scap breakouts (like itchy acne bumps) with pyrithione zinc shampoo plus condition combo. I use the name brand, which gets the problem under control. I have to use the name brand version everyday, and if I switch to another product, the acne comes back. The shampoo puls contitioner keeps it from getting too dry. If I get a really bad flare up from hormonal issues, I rub dry baking soda into my scalp before I go to bed, and the itch disappears nearly immediately. However, teh baking soda or borax wash frequently recommended is too drying, and will agravate teh condition even more.
In terms of hair loss, you might want to try applying a strong infusion of stinging nettles root to your scalp at night and after a shower. It's a DHT blocker, which may help your hair loss."
03/03/2010: Jack from Toledo, Ohio replies: "MR Sing I have been experiencing hair loss myself for years and in the last few months my itchy scalp has gone away and I have very little hair loss now simply because I started using alberto V-05 shampoo and most importantly the same brand of "Cream rinse" after using the shampoo rinse and apply the cream rinse and keep it on yr head for a few minutes Then rinse it out and dry with cool air. I believe my using a brush as I do, and not using the cream rinse was causing my dry scalp and pulling my own hair out!! I think a lot of folks do this without knowing it as I did and are pulling their own hair out and causing dry scalp issues"
03/04/2010: Jules from Crofton, Md replies: "I'm new to this site and agree that it's a great find. I'm also in my mid-20's, but female. I was having lots of problems with my scalp. I'm still trying to figure it all out, but thought I would share what has at least given me some sweet relief. For the pimples and cysts I ended up using a mixture of Epsom salt (1 cup) and filtered water (1 gallon), mixed until the salt dissolved, and then put some into a spray bottle. While in the shower, I spray my scalp and massage for about 2 minutes. I then wait for about 3 more minutes before shampooing with Trader Joe's tea tree shampoo, which has peppermint, tea tree, and eucalyptus oils in it (which are anti-bacterial and anti-fungal). I also sometimes use the Epsom salt spray on my scalp before I go to bed and just leave it on. I've been reading that a magnesium deficiency can cause hair loss and poor skin. I think that's why the Epsom salt has been helping because it is magnesium sulfate which can absorb through the skin. I also suffer from adult acne, which has been clearing up since I started using the Epsom salt spray on my face and body, which I just spray on my skin after I get out of the shower (I don't rinse it off).
Next I'm going to try massaging some organic sesame oil to see if it will further help with my itchy scalp. I read that it also has anti-fungal properties.
I also want to mention that thyroid disease (hypothyroidism) can cause hair loss and dry skin. So you may want to get your thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) checked just to be on the safe side. I have a thyroid condition so I'm sure some of my skin problems are associated with it. I hope you find relief soon."
03/04/2010: Jules from Crofton, Md replies: "Correction: 1 cup of Epsom salt to 1/2 gallon (8 cups) of filtered water for the Epsom salt spray solution."
09/20/2012: Isaac from Warri, Nigeria, Delta State. replies: "please specify the kind of cup full of epsom salt you are talking about, I mean the quantity of the epsom salt."
10/27/2009: Della from Toronto, Canada: "hi,my name is della.I have very itchy scalp the flakes i could hold with my fingers an peal off. the itching would usually start at the front of my hair linning. i have this for about 10 years, back in the tropical island it was not as severe as of the last 3 years i have been in canada.i decided to see a doctor as of last year,but unfortunately i got to know i was pregnant so i waited after i stop breast feeding and went back to the doctor.he prescribe lamasile,i took it for one month but after two weeks it was back,so i went back to him and he gave it to me again for six weeks.i have one more week of it to go and the fungus is still there.i have thought of shaving my head bald but at the same time i do not,i have my natural hair it is very very thick (coause hair)please i need a remedy."Replies
[SIDE EFFECTS] 08/29/2011: B from Sr, Ca replies: "Nobody mentioned that the vinegar, peroxide, water would lighten the hair. I mixed as direction stated and and used three days because I have had a itchy head for awhile. Everyone is saying your hair looks lighter."
10/25/2013: Anayo from Nigeria: "Scalp Fungal Infection. I am 33 years of age and I have had this ailment for the past 12 years. I will be glad if I can have any remedy for it. Thank you."Replies
10/25/2013: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Anayo!
This is from the scalp infections remedy page:
... Ted from Bangkok: "Apple Cider Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide are used as a shampoo to cure scalp infections. You can also mix chamomile, tea tree and lavender oils together and apply to the scalp as a shampoo. Do not take these remedies internally!
I have treated successful over 100 people with persistent scalp infections by preparing a shampoo made of just tea tree and lavender oil alone and have been successful... Continued here: http://earthclinic.com/CURES/scalp_infections4.html#TEDS"
06/17/2013: Caroline from Kampala, Uganda: "I need help, my scalp is slowing but surely balding, lately there are sores that present with pus. I have had this problem for about 6 years now and I am getting exasperated. Now I can only wear wigs. The bold patches have come close to the forehead.
After visiting many skin specialists, some of whom thought it was a genetic problem, two of them finally believe it is a fungal infection. I am currently taking grisofulvin, so far 3 weeks.
Please, if you know of any solution, I will be really greaful. Thanks. Carol."Replies
06/17/2013: A from India replies: "Hi, I had the same problem from past 6 years. I found this site and gone through several feedback and post of TED and Bill. Doing so helped in my problem. I am not fully recovered but it certainly helped me with my condition. Please follow below procedure and let me know if this helps.
1. Change your diet. Drink plenty of water, no sugar, no yeast food item, no fastfood etc, no fry food. This needs to be followed very strictly.
2. Mix (1/4 tbsp for male or 1/8 tbsp for female) of borax in a water and drink throughout the day.
3. Take 2 tablespoon ACV + (1/2 tablespoon baking soda for male or 1/4 tbsp for female). You will see bubble once you mix this. Let it settle and then mix 1 cup of water and drink it twice in day on empty stomach.
4. Before taking shower add ACV + water in 1:2 ratio in a spray bottle. Apply it on scalp and let it sit for 30 min. Then wash the scalp with mild herbal shampoo.
Hope this help. Also, you need to be patience to see the results."
06/19/2013: Catherine from Georgetown, Kentucky replies: "Hi Caroline! I would recommend using "Borax" to wash your hair with especially if it is a fungal infection. I use it in my bath as well as wash every part of my body with it. Including a douche for vaginitis! A cure all it is. There are a great deal of posts on here regarding it's uses. Drinking borax mixed with water and lemon help cleanse your body inside and out."