|BETTER BUT NOT CURED (12)||80%|
|WORKED TEMPORARILY (1)||7%|
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] After dealing with seborrheic dermatitis/morgellons for over twenty years, I have discovered a few techniques for controlling the organisms. Much information has been shared as to symptoms but any sufferer can testify to the stinging, itching, fibers, and attraction of insects,etc. For relief of total body symptoms, CVS Pharmacy's foot soak (used externally) is very effective. Two packages in a tub of very warm water for at least 20 minutes will remove unwanted organisms. Instructions on the box indicate that it can be used for bathing. It is so effective that it will work once. (These organisms have keen survival instincts). Acne Free Purifying Cleaner will remove residue from skin for any itchy areas on the body. It can be purchased at CVS, Walgreen's, Walmart, etc. Simply rub Acne Free briskly over itchy areas and rinse with running water. Neosporin Cream and Cortaid Cream can be used together to rid areas of organisms. Success of eradicating organisms from the scalp involving thick crusty dandruff is strictly "mechanical". By that I mean it must be physically lifted using a mixture of T-Sal Shampoo, olive oil and pure glycerin.(One part olive oil to two parts glycerin) and Benedryl Gel. (Do not substitute store brands for Benedryl). Use a blow dryer to dry until dry to the touch. Gently comb off Benedryl and dandruff particles that will stick to it. Clean a second time to remove more flakes. Benedryl will remove crust where there is crust to be removed. There will not be any particles removed where crust has not accumulated. A nit comb can also be used to remove scales. Avon's Skin So Soft oil can be used with Benedryl Gel effectively also by drying and combing. Lanacane and Cortaid along with Cocoa Butter oil, baby oil, and heavier hair preparations may be used after shampooing. Shampoo using Dawn Antibacterial Soap to cut oil. Use facial scrubs with shampoo. Target's Apricut Scrub works best. Condition hair with St. Ives Body wash added to the shampoo or White Rain's Coconut Conditioner. For active areas, use Mary Kay's 3 in 1 face cleanser with shampoo. The scalp will become very tight and dry and will need to be cleaned with Benedryl Gel and oil as described above. Acne Free may also be used in place of the Mary Kay cleanser. Gylcerin and Olive oil combined 2 to 1 can be used to soften crust before shampooing. Apply one hour prior to shampooing. Do not cover with a cap. (Use a night cap or scarf to prevent water from forming.) Am Lactin Lotion may be used to soften skin, scalp, and heels. Doctor's medicines that work fairly well are Lydex Solution (early on), Lydex Cream, Betamethasone DP (Comes in liquid, lotion and cream), Clotrimazone and Betamethasone. The drug "Orap" works after three weeks but will slow metabolism and require monitoring by a doctor. It will stop working three weeks after it is discontinued. Other hints: Kleen Green Enzyme Cleaner by Natural Ginesis can be used on furnishings, bedding etc. Avoid getting into eyes. Avon's Skin So Soft repells insects. Borax can be used with detergents to remove residue or fibers from clothing. Lint rollers are helpful in removing particles that cause discomfort on clothing or bedding and cloth furnishings. Vacuum daily. Change sheets daily. Use vinyl mattress covers and vinyl pillow covers. Stay away from water-based and alcohol-based products as much as possible. Cautions: Go slowly in removing scales. Only one "layer" at a time. Use all products in small amounts on small areas of the body until you know how your body will react to each product. Do not shampoo in the shower when using any oils listed. I am sure that the organisms we are dealing with are parasites driven by fungus. Therefore, it is important to include a good fungal shampoo and cream. Colloidal Silver mixed with Eucerin Lotion or Cream can be helpful. Organisms including mites, knats, fleas,etc. may be involved. Food chains and food webs are possible on humans as in nature. Hopefully, you will be helped by the suggestions above. The Center for Disease Control is investigating, finally. There may soon be answers from the medical community.
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