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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
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!