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[WORKED TEMPORARILY] My 18 month old has been battling folliculitis for a month now. She's been treated with a topical and oral antibiotic with little success. I went to 2 different doctors and neither one tested her for MRSA because they said her pustules were not 'bad enough'. So I went to an herbalist who told me to give her Oil of Oregano but she refuses to ingest it (it's very strong and tastes horrible) so I use it topically mixed with olive oil. I use a tea tree mixture to clean the rash which seems to help but it keeps coming back. Anyone have any suggestions for herbal treatments that she might be able to tolerate? I'm going to try tumeric but I doubt I'll be able to get her to eat it even mixed with something.
Replied by Dr David Boersma
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Approval Ratings SIDE EFFECT (1) 100% Posted by Rahel (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) on 01/25/2013
I have folliculitis on the Scalp; it has left a huge scar on my Scalp. I believe I got folliculitis after I use Olive Oil to nourish my scalp. My friend also Olive Oil to nourish her scalp got folliculitis. If I use hair oil or shampoo with Olive oil element, the red patches will immediately reemerge. So watch out, Olive oil could be one of the causes of Folliculitis on the Scalp.Posted by Melody (Wadsworth, Oh) on 07/20/2012
Hey Everyone! Thanks for your suggestions for the Folliculitus infection.
I would like to know if any one has been brushing their teeth with Crest Complete Multi-Benefit toothpaste!
I used it for a week and my lips became real dry and cracked and I got sores on my lips. I tried it because my daughter used it for 3 months and now has contracted the folliculitus. I believe the toxic toothpaste cause the folliculitus.
Toxins can come from putting poor quality toothpaste and other toxins in our bodies. I recommend only buying toothpaste that are ADA approved and eating a healthy diet and use vitamins. My daughter will try the vinegar and peroxide.
Many blessings to all. Melody
Posted by Jb (San Diego, California Usa) on 06/11/2010
[SIDE EFFECTS] Looks like my folliculitis was caused by an allergy to PPD, an ingredient found in every permanent hair dye in the US (and banned in Europe!)I had an itchy rash, boils and swelling on my hairline and scalp for months. The first dermatologist I consulted diagnosed folliculitis and put me on minocin for 10 days. When i didn't help, he suggested I stay on it for 10-12 weeks. No thanks! He also gave me an antifungal shampoo which did not help. The second dermatologist also thought it was folliculitis and was going to do a biopsy, but when I mentioned that I had colored my hair a few days before and it seemed to make it worse, she suggested a True Test allergy patch test. We found that I am extremely allergic to PPD and a few chemicals related to it. I have not used PPD since for about six weeks and my skin is much better--knock on wood. I have my fingers crossed that PPD was the problem. It's nasty stuff--a petroleum derivative that may be carcinogenic as well. Now I just need something to color my gray roots!
EC: Hi Jb:
You might find some interesting info in this thread - see post by Darwin: http://askville.amazon.com/Hypo-Allergenic-Hair-Dye/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=4567215
Turmeric Folk Cure for Folliculitis
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Turmeric - 1 Teaspoon
Adding one teaspoon of turmeric to your daily diet can cure and prevent folliculitis. While it is good in many foods, you can also add the teaspoonful to a glass of milk or water. Turmeric supplements are also available in pill form.
Approval Ratings YEA (13) 76% NAY (1) 6% BETTER BUT NOT CURED (3) 18% Posted by Droditisnj (Florida) on 09/25/2014
[YEA] Greetings! My name is Daniel I am a 22 year old male. This summer of 2014 I acquired what I initially believed to be an ingrown hair on my left kneecap, from wearing neoprene (wetsuit material) pants while kayaking. After popping, pulling, wiping, cleaning and drying, all to no avail, I reasoned otherwise. The ingrown hairs seemed to be multiplying in a localized area, more pustules were popping up no matter how much anti-septic & anti-bacterial I applied. It even spread to my right kneecap at one point.
I self diagnosed the condition as folliculitis based on extensive research and comparison with many, more serious (in my opinion) conditions. I do recommend seeing a physician, if you've got the time/money, but ONLY for tissue analysis, not for what they will prescribe you.
After finding this site and reading up on natural remedies, I began applying a mixture of Vitamin E + Turmeric Spice to the area, letting it aerate for a few minutes, then covering it to prevent staining everything my knee touched. This did calm the inflammation, itchiness, pain and pustules but did not elicit the reactions defeat. What did it in, was my consumption of turmeric in raw form, and in store-bought (spice) form.
After tolerating the condition for about 3 months, I've been actively pursuing this natural cure for the latter 2 weeks. The localized area on my left knee is drying, the pain, itchiness and inflammation is gone... I am finally healing completely.
Thank you Earthclinic and all it's knowledgable members!
TURMERIC WORKS!Posted by Missb (Vancouver, Canada) on 07/01/2014
[YEA] After reading other people's notes on here, I made a paste out of water and turmeric bought at my local grocery store, and spread it over the very painful folliculitis in my groin area. Wrapped it with gauze to keep my sheets clean, and went to sleep. In the morning, all but one of the large pus-filled lumps were gone, and the one that was still present I'd somehow missed in my smearing of the paste. Pain: completely gone (in less than 8 hours! ), and I can walk with ease again. Will continue doing this nightly until everything is cleared up 100%, and am also taking turmeric pills to stop any future outbreaks.Replied by Sandy
08/20/2014Posted by Jose (Pacoima, California) on 03/24/2011
I have been dealing with folliculitus for over 5 years. It all started when I started riding motorcycles. The first episodes were very bad, I would have breakouts that looked like I burned my scalp. I applied cortizone cream and that would help with the pain and irritation. This would only help for a day or two, I then decided to visit my doctor and he would perscribe an oral anti-biotic. This would take care of the folliculitus right away. A month after I finished my perscription the symptoms would return and back I would go. Since I am recently unemployed, I dont have insurance to pay for doctor visits or medication. So, I am thankful I have found this website. I want to try the Turmeric in tablet form. Another thing I think I should add; is that both my brothers have also developed folliculitus at the same time. We are all overweight and this has me thinking if this could be a mitigating factor. Also, having your PH balance out of balance could be a cause. So, I am going to try the tumeric tablets and start a diet plan.
The only question I have is, I want to start exercising, but is sweating going to aggravate the condition?
Thank you for your time and advise.Replied by Thirtysomthing
Los Angeles, Ca