Scalp Infection Cures

Last Modified on Oct 31, 2014


Scalp Infection Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Angie (Burbank, Ca) on 02/05/2011

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. :)

Selsun Blue   1  0   

Posted by Ron (Kingston, Tn) on 06/06/2014

[YEA]  I developed red bloches several places on my head inside my hair line, mainly on sides and front area. Some even appeared to look like ringworm but Derm Doctor said it was not ringworm. Used cortizone cream to control for awhile with several dandruff shampoos that did nothing to help. Then started using Selsun Blue Medicated and the rash cleared up quickly. It has not returned so I continue to use only Selsun Blue. You might want to try it.

Smelly Scalp Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Valentina (Uk) on 07/01/2013

Hi, 8 months ago I went to a forest hotel and wore a helmet for one of the activities, once on I realised the helmet absolutely stunk but I was already on the equipment so just thought I'd wash my hair once finished and thought no more of it....... Until 2 days after washing I could smell that funky awful smell, it has been like this ever since. I've tried nizoral, hibiclense, dial antibacterial, Jason dandruff, nothing works. Please help me as I am really depressed because of it. Valentina

Posted by Wendy
Columbus, Oh
07/01/2013
Try washing your hair AND the inside of the helmet with white vinegar.
Posted by Mama To Many
Middle, Tennessee, Usa
07/01/2013
583 Posts
Valentina, Makes me wonder if it is some kind of fungal thing. I would try a shampoo with tea tree oil in it, or just mix tea tree essential oil with extra virgin coconut oil and massage into your scalp and hair. (This would be messier, but a stronger solution. ) Let it sit for 10 minutes or so before washing it out. I would do that every day for 10 days. Charcoal is great for odor and toxins, but so very messy to use in your hair... It wouldn't hurt to take charcoal tablets internally (4 tablets 2-3 times a day for a few weeks. ) Don't take charcoal near the time you take any medications as it will absorb them. A probiotic internally, would be a good supplement to the above.

Hope this helps.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Lou
Barcelona
07/01/2013
My question would be, are you the only one that smells the smelly scalp? or do others notice it too?

Staphylococcal Folliculitis Scalp Infection Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Danielle (New York, Ny) on 03/21/2013

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?

Posted by Heather C.
Santa Rosa, Ca. Usa
03/21/2013
3 Posts
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.
Posted by Danielle
White Plains, Ny, Usa
03/21/2013
2 Posts
Thanks Heather for sharing your success, I will try the Borax and hope it works for my condition as well.

Ted's Remedies   12  0   

Posted by Hamza (Jakarta) on 01/10/2014

Hello, I am having scalp infection with excessive hair fall from past 6 year due to which I have lost 50% of my hair from top. I came across this website last year and after going through several post, I used borax to wash my hair initially but that didn't helped me at all. So, I started using ACV diluted form on my hair. It didn't cured my hair fall and scalp infection entirely but helped at least 50%.

Few days ago, I thought to use TED's alkalizing remedy's of mixing 1/4 tb baking soda and 2 tbp of ACV in 1 cup of water. I waited till the bubbles gone off and then spray it on my hair this solution. My itching is reduced 95% and am seeing less oily hair and feel the mixtures has helped. I didn't feel the same when I used ACV.

But, I searched about this mixture I.e. baking soda and ACV over internet and found it's harmful to use. Even first applying baking soda and then rinse with ACV is not good. Could anybody help me whether its safe to use the mixture of ACV and Baking soda on hair? Does it damage the hair over a period of time if used daily? PLEASE HELP

Posted by Louwrence
Rustenburg South Africa
01/10/2014
104 Posts
Hi Hamza, If it is working why not carry on.
Posted by Hamza
Jakarta
01/11/2014
Hi Louwrence,

I know this solution is working but my concern is that if I use the combination of ACV + baking soda for prolonged time, then whether it will damage the scalp and hair and cause excessive hairfall further? I am not seeing hairfall as of now but I read over internet that if used this combination then it damage the scalp and one will see the impact of it after a month of so. Because scalp ph is slighlty acidic 4.5 - 6 and ACV + baking soda combination make scalp ph to 7.

Posted by Hamza
Jakarta
01/13/2014
Can experts please help me on my concern?
Posted by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
01/13/2014
583 Posts
Dear Hamza,

I am no expert, but my thought is that baking soda and Apple Cider Vinegar are used by many people for cleaning their hair and many seem to use it long term with only positive results. I have recently begun trying it myself. As I see it, this has got to be safer than anything else I have been using to clean my hair, even most "natural" stuff.

Perhaps someone else with have some more thought that will shed light on why some say it is not good.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Cat
Ausin, Tx
01/13/2014
I thought I'd blend in on this subject: Once a month before bed, I pour 1/2 c baking soda down my bathtub drain, then pour about a cup of ACV or white vinegar (whichever is available) after it. I let it sit overnight. It fizzes and breaks up the hair that has accumulated down there with the end result being the disappearance of hair, oil, and gunk clogging my drain; my drain works smoothly again. I though I would say this because I noticed that when I combined these 2 products and used them to wash my hair, I got lots of hair going down the drain. I thought perhaps this combo was eating my hair as it does the hair in my drain. This does not happen when I use them separately. But, for a while now, I only wash my hair with diluted ACV (1/1), pouring it onto my hair and scrubbing it onto my scalp; I let it sit for about 5 minutes, then I rinse it out thoroughly and do a natural dry. I then spritz with a favorite organic cologne. I use virgin coconut oil as a scalp and hair moisturizer every 2-3 days. I use LouAnn (from Wal) because it does not have a strong coconut smell, yet gets the job done I.e. keeping my scalp from feeling tight and itchy. Once a month, I use Dr. Bonner's rose oil soap (very diluted) to wash my head and hair and strip it of old oil or dandruff. This strategy really works for me and is preserving the hair my thyroid condition has left on my head. (alleviating this condition is a work in progress).

I ONLY use diluted baking soda to wash my body after I have used a clean, rough, white, car cloth to dry-scrub off the coconut oil I slathered on my body beforehand. This has changed my skin for the better soooo much. All other soaps (and I've tried hundreds), including Dr. Bonner's has left my skin dry and cracked and itchy. Peace out, Cat

Posted by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
01/13/2014
583 Posts
Hi Cat,

Thanks for taking the time to share your routine and observations! Very helpful.

I should clarify for Hamza that when I use ACV and Baking Soda, I first put 1 T. Baking soda in a container then add a cup or two of water (and a few drops of essential oil.) Then I pour it around on my scalp and gently rub a little. Then I rinse. For the vinegar, I am probably mixing 1 part vinegar with 5 parts water and putting putting my hair into it, but not putting it on my scalp, actually. Then I rinse my hair. I do not do this as often as I was shampooing, either and so far it is working pretty well.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Hamza
Jakarta
01/13/2014
Thanks Cat and Mama to Many for sharing you routine and observations.

As mentioned by Cat, Even I am seeing now more hair in the drain when I am mixing ACV + baking soda from past 2 days. I think I will try to use them separately and will observe results. If that also causes problem and hair loss then I'll go back to only using diluted ACV.

The only issue using diluted ACV on my scalp is that it doesn't clear dead skin on my scalp properly and produce more oil. But it doesn't cause hair fall much.

Posted by Om
Hope Bc Canada
01/14/2014
Hamza from Jakarta -- I would use completely different natural remedies:

Virgin Coconut Oil with cayenne pepper as #1, with borax separately

Honey gently dissolved with warm water

Borax for exfoliation and as a scrub together with the undissolved Borax

Amla powder which is the Indian amla fruit high in vit C as a wash

sulphur soap for fungi

Indian navaratna hair oil

or ... Maha Narayan oil after cleansing first.

Posted by Val (Mount Carroll, Illinois) on 09/06/2013

[YEA]  Thanks for this website. I have had scalp Problems for nearly 7 years. I have went to 3 doctors for tgis and nothing helpd but ur treatment of borax and H2O2 really works. Today will be my third use and it is incredible. I can feel the difference on my scalp. Thanks again for this amazing cure.

Posted by Cairo (Philadelphia, Pa) on 01/29/2013

Regarding the use of tea tree oil and lavender oil for scalp infections, how long should the oil be left on the scalp? It is written to leave it on overnight. Is that supposing that the person washing his/her hair in the morning? I have been applying the oils once a day, but I don't wash my hair every day (I never had -- it becomes too dry). Instead, I have been using a wooden comb to stimulate the area, rubbing with warm water, and then reapplying on nights when I don't wash my hair. Is this unhealthy? I've been experiencing no negative side effects. Just wondering.

Also, for how many days should a person apply the oil? Is there a limit? I am on my forth day and plan to continue until my scalp feels normal again, but am afraid to overdo it.

Posted by Keely
Memphis, Tn
03/29/2013
Do you wash your hair every night with this or can it be done once a week?

Posted by Dsgreen5 (Atlanta, Ga) on 05/12/2012

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?

Posted by Karen
Detroit Metro Area, Mi
01/08/2013
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.

Posted by Faithy (Worcester, Ma) on 09/21/2011

[YEA]  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?

Posted by Anonymous on 06/08/2011

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  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?

Posted by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
06/30/2011
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.

Ted

Posted by Anonymous

07/11/2011
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.

Ted

Posted by Anonymous

07/20/2011
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.

Ted

Posted by Anonymous

07/30/2011
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.

Ted

Posted by Valerie
New Zealand
09/18/2014
2 Posts
RE: High fruit diets being a problem, I would study more about the differences between the fructose in fruit (which is accompanied by fiber) versus high fructose corn syrup which for the most part only comes added to junk food. Avoiding the latter yes... but avoiding fruit because it contains fructose is silly. Eat fruit in it's natural form with the fiber, and do not drink from a bottle. It's the healthy thing to do and I really recommend you see Chris Kressner's view on fructose in fruit before you rubbish it.

Posted by Vincent (Seattle, Wa.) on 11/03/2010

Please help... I don't understand... You say "1 part" Apple Cider & Vinegar. "1 part" Hydrogen Peroxide. With "10 parts" water. What are "parts" ? Could you or anyone explan to me what are "parts"? Thank You"

Posted by Kent
Lyndonville, Vermont
11/08/2010
Parts - think about it as equal portions. 1 tablespoon is a part. So the 1 part, 1 part, 10 parts would look like 1 tablespoon of ACV, 1 tablespoon of hydrogren peroxide and 10 tablespoons of water. Bigger jug? 1/4 cup is a part. So the 1 part, 1 part, 10 parts would look like 1/4 cup of ACV, 1/4 cup of hydrogren peroxide and 10 quarter cups (or 2 1/2 cups) of water.
Posted by Elly
Hamburg, Germany
03/22/2012
Peroxide is toxic and can cause necrosis on the scalp. It's very important the concentration of hydrogen peroxide. Please be more precise and careful when giving health advices and name the concentration of hydrogen peroxide used.

Posted by Diane (Ottumwa, Ia ) on 08/10/2010

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Here is what worked for my itchy scabs on my scalp, Colloidal Silver. I made a 20% concentration. It knocked one of the scabs out in three days. The other scab near my neckline did not respond to Colloidal Silver, but has responded to a modification of Ted's Remedy. I took about 8oz. Of Ted's Hydrogen Peroxide, Vinegar, Water Mixture and added about a teaspoon of Epsom salts and a teaspoon of Borax to it to make a heavily saturated solution. I applied it numerous times per day with a cotton ball. It's gradually getting smaller and in about two more days should be gone. I can't tell you all the stuff I tried that did not work, the list would be too long. I figured the Borax would be good if it was a mite, the epsom salts, vinegar and peroxide would be good if it was bacterial or fungal in nature. I tried every anti-fungal and every anti-bacterial in the natural world and every over-the-counter remedy I could think of. By the way, Vicks is a nightmare to get out of your hair and should never be tried. Hope this helps someone. I agree with the posters who say this is from a cat or kitten. Never had any skin/scalp infections until we took in a cat.

Posted by Sara (Georgetown, De) on 01/20/2010

[YEA]  Well my story started out last summer when I brought a stray kitten into our home... little did I know what I just got myself into! The kitten had ringworm and we didn't know it until it was too late. My daughter eventually ended up getting it on her scalp. Two prescriptions later it still wasn't better! The ACV solution has made a huge difference. Its been a month (I treat her head every single night)and all the small spots are gone and the two large spots she has are 75% healed!! I also, in the evening, rub a cut garlic clove on the spots.

Follow the ACV treatment and dont stop until it is gone! I'd also recommend treating for 2-3 weeks after to make 100% sure.... you dont want it coming back.

Im so thankful I came across this website!

Posted by Diane
Montgomery, Alabama
03/19/2010
[YEA]   Double YEA...I have had itchy scalp with welts and inner ear canal itch for over a year. Found this site yesterday and feel really blessed. I did the Apple Cider Vineger and peroxide water (1,1,10). I washed my hair in the mixture this morning at 6am. It is 2pm now and I have not itched all, scalp or ears. I bought oils today to start the OP tonight. Thanks so much!
Posted by Ingram
Akron, Oh
05/11/2010
I have had problems with the back of my scalp for over 8 yrs and it has lowered my self esteem a lot. Winter months I always wear hoody sweat shirts to hide the area or I have to cover it with make up and then that gets all over my collars. It has added to my depression. I have refused to even visit friends out of state that has invited me to stay for a visit because Im embarasased. I went to see a Dermatoligist a few yrs back and ran up a bill close to $300 with visits and meds. I was put on antibotics, had injections directly to the scalp and used a medical shampoo and ointments. Things got a bit better but never heeled to my satisfaction. Ive tried many other things too like Vitamanin E oil, Dandruff Shampoo, Psoriasis Shampoo, Hand Antibacterial sanitizer, Zinc pills (worked for a short while), Antibacterial ointments, Noxema, acne med, etc. I finally couldnt take it anymore and made an appt last week to see the Derm. again in 4 days. I just found this sight and I just 10 min. ago made the ACV/Perox/Water potion and applied it and Im so hoping I will have some scalp reief soon. I just dont get where this came from and why its lingered for so long. It will be so great if it works for me but WOW Ill be a bit mad knowing I had this easy remedy in my house all along too. I have heard vinger does wonders with stuff but I always hated the smell of it. But hey if it works smelling like a salad will all be worth it. I will follow up here in a while to give feed back on this cure.
Posted by Coregon
Medford, Or
11/03/2010
27 Posts
[YEA]   Ingram,
I had the same problem with scalp for years. I know what you mean, it is embarrassing. I wore hats everyday. I couldn't even go have my hair professionally cut, I was so embarrassed. (although a hairdresser told me that she sees it a lot.. So I don't think we are alone in this) I have a theory that it is initially caused from our commercial shampoos, hairsprays, hair dyes and poor diet. Regardless, I think I've finally found the solution.. After trying EVERYTHING. I started using a natural shampoo jason with sulfur in it. Started noticing good results, but still getting break outs here and there on scalp.

One night I had a blemish on my chin and had no apple cider vinegar, so I used 50/50 white distilled vinegar and water (filtered or distilled). Within an hour the blemish dried up and there was NO sign of it left behind on my chin (and I'd tried everything for weeks on this spot, so you would expect at least a scar left behind.. Nothing! ) So I thought, let's try this on the scalp problems. I used a q-tip and used the same 50/50 solution. The next day.. They were all 95% gone! After a 2nd application, they disappeared altogether. Now I'm going to try using this white vinegar mix as a final rinse in the shower (faster than q-tip). NOTE: I've used apple cider vinegar rinse for months in the shower, with little effect, BUT the white vinegar worked for some reason. * Be sure to wash your towel and pillowcases to prevent this recurring.

Posted by msdavis74 (Los Angeles, CA) on 07/01/2009

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  I am so happy with this site and all the valuable information, but I have tried this remedy and I think I must be doing something wrong. When I first tried the solution with 1part acv, 1part peroxide and 10 parts water it initially worked, but I think my scalp got used to it and it no longer works. I also follow it with regular shampoo and conditioner and the tea tree and lavender mixture. Maybe I need to do it for an extended period of time, but the last time I tried it, I did it 3 nights straigt.

Posted by Anthony (Beaumont, Texas) on 03/01/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Hey Ted, I started having scalp problems when I was 15 years old. I had nasty pustules on my head, thinning hair along with a itchy and flaky beard when I hit 18 years old. The doctors didnt help much. Seems like pills are their answers to everything. Anyways, I am 26 now and I read your post several months back. I tried the ACV & H202 with the tea tree oil and lavendar and my hair hasn't looked this good since it started falling out. My scalp is fine and I see hair growning on my scalp in places that use to be really thin. Now it seems like it has been at a stand still and sometimes it looks just a tad bit worst. I am thinking it must be something that I am eating, something extra that I need to take or both. Do you have any suggestions for me? My scalp looks 60 percent better and I need something to help it get over the hump. By the way, sometimes the skin on the side of my nose gets dry and cracky. That's when I notice my hair getting thin again. Maybe the two are linked. Please help! Thanks!


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