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Hello, I've been having this problem for more than 5 years. I've seen 3 different specialists. Also, I've been to the best dermatologist in the Bay Area... First, he gave me terracyclin for 2 months. Around 2 weeks after I finished the medication and the pimples came back more on my scalp. Then he gave me Doxycycline for another 2 months... The symptoms were worst.
I finally went to see a Chinesse Herbalist. My scalp has been clean. Please find one herbalist in your area and ask them to give you honeysuckle flowers.
(San Jose, Ca)
Yes, you have to make tea out of the herb. It took me 2 hours to boil it because you have to use 4 cups of water and boil it until it becomes 1 cup. They were mix with 5-6 types of herbs including honeysuckle flowers, but they told me the honeysuckle flowers was the main thing.
They told me that I had to take it for 15 days to see the results; however, I just finished the 9th day and my scalp was clear. Now, I only need to boil the honeysuckle flowers by itself. Please try it. I'm really happy with the result.
(San Jose, Ca)
The number to the place I went is 408-972-8811 according to yelp. Its called thien hung on senter rd in san jose ca. I think the guy who was working is Viet. I couldn't really get across to him what I was looking for so I said F it and just grabbed the most expensive honey suckle flowers he had. He had 2 different ones and one cost $17 the other was $27. It's a pretty big bag too. Bag says 16oz and they are just brownish dried up honey suckle flowers. I'm also taking bactrim anti-biotic and shampooing with ketoconazole and a 2% zinc shampoo. I lost a lot of hair but my hair has stopped falling out so now I just need to figure out how to get it to regrow. I'll let u guys know how the honey suckle tea works but I also changed my diet. I eat less fried foods and more salads and veggies. I'm also over dosing on probiotics as well. I'm definitely better now then I was a month ago but far from cured.
I did try honeysuckle but it did not work... the taste is awful. I throw away the rest of the organic honeysuckle I ordered. I know that dairy products specially cheese makes me flare up. So I avoid pizza or anything with cheese. Also, pets like dogs makes my folliculitis inflamed too. After work I will buy the African black soap... I will let you know.
(Huntington Beach, Ca)
(San Jose, Ca)
Where did you exactly go to get the herbs I also live in San Jose and been suffering with scalp folliculitis since a few years and tried all the above remedies and it's now spreading to my face back neck arms and chest. I feel like my life is over plz help!! You can email me at valsmilezz(at) gmail(dot) com
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
Re your folliculitis...
If you google "folliculitis causes" you'll see that folliculitis can be caused by bacteria, virus or fungus.
Or a combination of them all (BVF).
I recently had a "live blood microscopy" performed on my blood and the evidence showed more than normal fungi present. I make and take colloidal silver but the microscopy technician suggested I needed the CS THREE times a day on empty stomach to kill the fungi.
I don't have folliculitis but if I did, I'd not only be on three doses of CS daily but would be applying CS plus Echinacea topically twice daily. There are also some good anti fungals as OTCs. Lamisil is one that is good. To apply the CS topically I use DMSO as a solvent and penetrant. Good google site; "DMSO sixty minutes Dr.Jacobs youtube" and you'll find a three part series on DMSO. The DMSO by itself might help.
The point is; consider finding a live cell microscopy center to confirm what it is that is causing the infection. If you have a GOOD dermatologist s/he could do a scraping and determine if a fungus is the cause; however, there might also be a virus accompanying the infection and so an anti fungal may not be enough to finish off the infection.
Also I mentioned Echinacea. The WONDERFUL Echinacea. I've found "Vitamin Shopp" has the best brand...a dense, black kind that is powerful...apply topically and ten minutes later reapply to worst area. (It's the Vitamin Shopp brand of Echinacea that I like so much.) Re apply every hour for eight hours. Wash off and start over. Do this for three days. Also take five drops in glass of water and drink. Repeat every three hours. Eight times in a day for five days. Echinacea enhances the immune system. But applied topically is a wonderful killer of microbes.
A good live cell microscopy worker might also be able to suggest what foods you could be having problems with which could be feeding the infection...you might have a carb metabolism problem for instance.
If you ask around at numerous health food stores if they know of a live cell microscopy expert, you should be able to find one in most metro areas.
Don't give up.
Note I've suggested the following...Using CS internally and topically; Echinacea; and Live Cell analysis to SEE what is going on ... on the cellular level. I've also used anti fungal crèmes topically with success. I killed "microsporum canis" (ring worm) after my dermatologist failed to even ID it correctly.
Also note LIVE CELL Microscopy is not a blood analysis only...you will be able to actually SEE your blood on a screen real time from a drop of your own blood. I first saw this demonstrated 30 years ago and it was truly amazing then and even now. You can get a sense for this from numerous youtube sites..."live cell microscopy" and look at many examples of what blood is looking like under the microscope.