Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Aloe Vera
- Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Burning Scalp and Hair Loss 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 Infection Remedies
- Staphylococcal Folliculitis Scalp Infection Remedies
- Ted's Remedies
- The Violet Ray
05/16/2013: Om from Hope, B.c., Canada: "Use manava mutra. It has your own "taylor made "antibodies. Wring out a cloth and repeat. You will be amazed. Good luck. ..."
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|Ted's Remedies||11 YEAS|
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."
Scalp Infection Remedies
05/16/2013: Aditya from Pune, Maharashtra : "I am suffering from a scalp infection .... pimples, itching, puss, small boils contaning puss, , , I have tried many antibiotics n cream it hasnt work plz help... Psynomycin is the best tablet people can use but in my case its not working. Please give me some suggesations what I should do for my scalp , , , , it is affecting my health too. adityajadhav49(at)gmail [dot]com"Replies
05/16/2013: Om from Hope, B.c., Canada replies: "Use manava mutra. It has your own "taylor made "antibodies. Wring out a cloth and repeat. You will be amazed. Good luck. Om"
02/05/2011: Angie from Burbank, Ca: "Hi, Ted, My husband and I've been drinking green smoothies for the last two months. Though it is very difficult to change our American Standard Diet overnight, just having a green smoothie once a day in the morning changed our diet by 20 % right away. We noticed a lot of improvement in our health -- headaches went away, regulated stool, feeling more relaxed, no need to take tons of sleep aid every night, better sleep, lots of energy, etc. Along with this, kind of at the same time my husband started to have scalp sores. Maybe it is just a coincidence. Anyway, the sores hurt and itch. He tried organic psoriasis shampoo, but it maked it worse. I dry them with alcohol. It seems to take the itch away. At the same time, I've been reading a lot about alkaline water and I started to give him ph balance enzymes. The sores seem to go away for a couple of days, but then they come back.
Also, he has had a mild allergy lately, I gave him magnesium capsules and added oxygen drops in his smoothie for stress and mental clarity. Too many vitamins? Too many toxins? Allergy reaction? Fungus? Lack of lipase enzyme? I forgot to say he got his gall bladder removed two years ago, so his body cannot handle fat digestion, he's had a lot of diarrhea. But with intake of enzymes it has been under contral. Anyway, the sores seem to improve by the end of the day after I apply alcohol and he does not scratch them, but then they start itching again and it drives him crazy. Today I noticed that after he scratched them, the inside of the big sores looks yellow-greenish. Is it puss? Though the sores look flat. I applied some alcohol on the sores again. It helped. They became more pinkish and the inside looks pale.
My question is: Is there any universal natural remedy with the anti fungus effect for any scalp sores? Thank you very much for your answer. :)"
Staphylococcal Folliculitis Scalp Infection Remedies
03/21/2013: Danielle from New York, Ny: "I've experienced scalp issues for years after an initial fungal infection from a beauty salon. I've been tested since for any reoccurence, but not for bacterial infection until this summer. Now that I'm diagnosed with a staphylococcal folliculitis scalp infection, the problem is that the doctor only wants to prescribe Cipro or other fluoroquinolone products which are deadly and I refuse to take. Since then I've been researching the cures posted and have discovered that staph bacterial infections may have a different treatment plan than fungal infections. I've tried the vinegar which doesnt' stop the itch and alternatively sea salt which temporarily stops the itch. I haven't tried the antibiotics everyone else speaks of because I've read the posts and am leary about taking drugs that may cause even more issues. What treatment plan or combinations do you suggest and how should I apply them? Vinegar vs. ACV, sea salt, peroxide, oregano, tea tree or coconut oil? Does light therapy or uv light exposure help?"Replies
03/21/2013: Heather C. from Santa Rosa, Ca. Usa replies: "Danielle~ Ted would tell you to use Borax. I have had great success with this. I heat roughly 1.5 cups of water in the microwave or in a tea kettle until it boils. Add Borax until it is saturated (cloudy) Stir. Add cold water until it is luke warm. Pour into a bottle with a tip (like ketchup at a restaurant). Use in the shower after shampooing. Leave on a few minutes. Repeat daily. This will help tremendously."
03/21/2013: Danielle from White Plains, Ny, Usa replies: "Thanks Heather for sharing your success, I will try the Borax and hope it works for my condition as well."
Ted's Scalp Infection Remedies
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.
Recipe using Apple Cider Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide. Dilute them by 1:10:
- 1 part ACV
- 1 part Hydrogen Peroxide
- with 10 parts water
Use like a shampoo and rinse after the shampoo is "finished" to make the cure for scalp infections even more potent.
Leave the mixed solution on scalp for about one minute before rinsing away in water. Repeat this again if the infection is severe enough. Avoid getting the solution in the eyes as it may cause stinging. You do not need large amounts of the concoction, only small amounts... just enough to get it to the scalp.
The most effective solution for those who also have a severe form of scalp infection (and loss of hair) is the use of pure tea tree oil plus lavender.
The mixture is 4 parts tea tree oil to 1 part lavender oil.
Some people may feel a painful sting, so you may dilute this further with olive oil. Leave it on for the whole night. I have tried it on my mother (a pure solution, but I dilute it with aloe vera oil) and it cured her of hair loss - and she is about 74 years old. My sister and a friend also have severely itchy scalps. Using the same essential oils noted above worked very well. Warning: the quality source of lavender and tea tree may vary and may not work with the same degree."
05/12/2012: Dsgreen5 from Atlanta, Ga: "Scalp Fungus: Is there any reason why I could not use the ACV/Hydrogen Peroxide & Tea Tree/Lavender solutions while my son is taking the GRIS-PEG 250 that was prescribed by his pediatrician (for 6 weeks)? Is there any contraindication between the two treatments?"Replies
01/08/2013: Karen from Detroit Metro Area, Mi replies: "DsGreen5..... There is a difference. One is natural and one has toxic drugs/chemicals in them. Most of the people who come to this site are looking for healthier alternatives and some come here because they lack health insurance.
Earthclinic was started to give all natural options for healing. Give these a try. I have been coming here for every ailment I face, or my family or friends face... and we have found relief or are cured from ailments/diseases."
[YEA] 09/21/2011: Faithy from Worcester, Ma: "I cannot believe this works! I stopped after work to pick up the ingredients - put it on my head last night, did not rinse out and the itching stopped, I didn't scratch at all. I had at least 12 red spots on my head from scratching the scabs and at least two raised welts, welts are gone, scalp is dry, a little red but nothing like before - repeated in shower this morning, and rinsed out - no itching at all! I did order the teatree oil with lavender on amazon - they do have a combo, for around $7.00. I am going to use this overnight when I receive. Thank you so much TED!!!! You literally saved my life. I have short dark hair, and this was becoming a problem as I could not stop scratching. Thank you so much! Question, how long should I use the mixture, as I have some scabs left?"
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 06/08/2011: Anonymous : "I found your email address on earth clinic, and I need advice on a fungal/bacterial infection ( i think) that is on my scalp...
I have scalp folliculitus..I use acv and peroxide 1:1:10 in water and have used borax..they do work but dont permanently knock out the problem which is present inbetween mid scalp and base. There is slight hair loss but I find it grows back slightly after borax...Is there a supplement I can take? Should I continue to try and alkalize my body? I have a waterbed, 2 dogs..I also am a African American male with long hair/cornrows (braided hair). Whats your advice?"Replies
06/30/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I would have taken borax 1/8 teaspoon in 1 liter drinking water to help. Alkalizing the body also help, the usual dose 1/4 teaspoon twice a day after meals 30 minutes to 1 hour. Another is a solution of borax is not rinse after it is applied. If I want more penetrant I can add DMSO 5% to the original solution and wash my hair that way.
07/11/2011: Anonymous replies: "What foods should be avoided? I'm asking because in America it can be very difficult to avoid processed foods and sugars. Either way Thank you Thank you Thank you"
07/12/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Get more vegetarian in the diets, less oil or processed salad dressing, and no fried foods. Steamed or boiled foods are preferred.
07/20/2011: Anonymous replies: "If anyone asks about this issue in the future they should also be notified about High fructose corn syrup or sugar period. Because I think it feeds the problem. Ted, my bumps have cleared there was only a boil present that I mistook for a pimple. Borax + Alkalization + no Sugar = Success. Now im just worried about this boil. I put a cotton ball full with acv on it overnight and I awoke and it seemed to be flat but the skin was tender moist and kinda sore. It felt like there was fluid under the skin. Ive been drinking turmeric powder in water and compressing the area with acv. this morning the area was not as sore and it seemed to have dried out. I hope im on the right path."
07/23/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "High fruit diets that are high in fructose are also a problem. Thanks.
07/30/2011: Anonymous replies: "I think its a combination of Mrsa and Demodex... The remedies don't seem to be penetrating. Its like a defense was built up iodine doesn't even sting when applied, everything feels neutral now. I purchased some DMSO, can this be ingested or should it be used topically with borax shampoo? Im also talking colloidal silver because of how well it works as an antibody."
07/30/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "For MRSA you use magnesium hydroxide, that's my remedy, but if it is flesh eating for looking at necrosis, that's an entire different remedy. If demodex that goes deep in skin, you use 70% DMSO mixture with some borax (small amounts), for example, in 100 cc 70% DMSO (the other is water 30%), borax is 1/16 should be fine. However, i much prefer my long standing Hydrogen peroxide 1 to 1.5% mixed with borax, this one does go through skin and I think is effective.