In mid 2015, I began to feel small bumps on the side of my scalp that I would scratch off. They seemed to be little white heads that bled a little and I never paid much attention to them. I was going through a law enforcement academy at the time, therefore we were thrashed with long workouts followed by very stressful group showers, in which we were given 2 minutes maximum to shower and 2 minutes to dress into our business attire. I chalked it up to a change in my hygiene routine and ignored the bumps (bad idea).
In late 2015, after completing the academy, I began getting a new haircut style with my regular barber. This haircut required a closer shave to the scalp... One day, I saw the small bumps begin to grow on the back of my neck and near my temple area. Since I got haircuts every two weeks, I didn't get to see the progress of the bumps unless my haircut was still fresh. My barber asked me if I was allergic to something and I said no.
To make a very long story short, I began to get new bumps everyday. Some were very very painful cysts, the size of a pea, and some looked like what I would describe as pink, flat bubble gum spread across portions of my scalp. I visited two doctors and was prescribed medication that burned my skin and was given orders not to remain in the sun. Given my job, I have to be in the sun for large portions of the day. All the doctors said was that the symptoms would eventually disappear and that there was nothing they could do. They suggested I shower more often, stress out less, and not get haircuts.
I began to feel depressed and the thought of the bumps gave me indescribable anxiety. My sex drive plummeted, my self esteem plummeted, and I became anti social.
I tried everything from white vinegar hair baths, anti-fungal soaps, Neutrogena T Gel, peppermint oil, hydrogen peroxide mixed with baking soda (burned a lot and dyed my hair a bit LOL), I even bought the famous Chinese oil called Fulikang and the yellow Chinese cream off eBay... all it did was give me the worst case of dandruff I have ever seen.... NOTHING WORKED. Week after week after week after week and nothing was helping... They were taking over at least 40% of my scalp.
I felt I was losing the war and honestly considered just scraping them off with a tough brush.... Or growing my hair out of shame...
That's when I visited this website and noticed someone's post about mixing one tea spoon of organic turmeric with one tea spoon of coconut oil... This began to work slowly but I noticed that it caused my face to flare up with rashes... I stopped using coconut oil and instead stuck to just black pepper mixed in with turmeric... within one week, ONE WEEK, the folliculitis lost most of the swelling but the cysts were still there...
I kept at it, taking this three times a day for a total of three teaspoons of turmeric mixed in with half a tea spoon of black pepper... It worked miracles...
After almost 10 full months of suffering with this condition, I am happy to say I am 95% cured... Every now and then I will get small bumps and a few white heads, but this is nothing compared to what I had before.... What worked for me was keeping some turmeric in a small jar mixed in with black pepper. I kept one jar at work on my desk and one jar at home. I swished the powder with water in my mouth and swallowed. It worked because I was consistent day in and day out.
If you are feeling depressed, anxious, angry, hopeless, don't give up the fight. I suggest you go to your local market (I went to my local Indian spices store) and purchase turmeric and black pepper.... Make a mixture and drink it with water... Be careful not to inhale the powder as you'll cough up a lung (I learned the hard way).
I currently take 2 turmeric/curcumin pills daily.... I found them on Amazon... you can buy any that have turmeric mixed in with curcumin (black pepper, this is what makes your body absorb the turmeric properly)... and my symptoms continue to be controlled 95% of the time.
I am here to thank the Earth Clinic community for providing me with this cure. I am now back to feeling comfortable about getting nice hair cuts with close to razor shaved fades... Very few bumps and even my barber is surprised to see the significant progress.
Don't give up people, you can do it. Just stay consistent and never give up.
I'm not usually one to take part in online discussions. However, I thought it would be selfish of me not to write another honest review of the benefits of turmeric for folliculitis.
Having had a buzz-cut at the barbers, I noticed my scalp to the point that I could no longer ignore it. Indeed, I have had very dull itching and flaking for some years now but I've never been bothered enough to do anything and figured I'd irritated my hair when I was younger. My parents both commented that I suffered with scalp issues as a child.
However I could no longer ignore what I self-diagnosed as folliculitis. I had several blotches of red spots, some with the characteristic white head. I honestly felt disgusting. My barber didn't say anything and I suppose they see this quite a lot as it's extremely common.
Never one to turn immediately to my local GP, I researched and came across several sites with individual reviews of the advantages of turmeric in treating folliculitis.
For the last two and a half days I have used turmeric topically and orally. My routine consists of a tea-spoon in water, three times a day. And topically I make a paste with cold water, that I apply once I've used a warm compress on my head to open the pores. Perhaps this isn't necesssry but it made sense. I keep the concoction on for 20 minutes. I've found it a nightmare to get off skin and it's stained some towels so beware you aren't using your good stuff!
Alas, today I finally see a difference. I say finally but in two and a half days I feel much better about myself. Indeed, the remedy is somewhat unusual. However, who really cares as long as we can keep this under control and away from damaging bodies with antibiotics that, seemingly, people have found useless.
I wanted to write this review in the hope that if someone similar to myself stumbles over this website and are as desperate as I to help myself, they are able to see an honest review. It's turmeric at the end of the day. Just give it a go!
I have been battling this folliculitis problem for 3-4 years and sad to say I was losing the battle.. My doctor bill was through the roof with limited success. Antibiotics, shampoo, etc, and it would be partially clear up then come back worse. Thank God for this website. Earth Clinic, is God inspire you to do this. I have been on turmeric capsules for 5 days now and the results are immaculate. All bumps are dried out and there are no new bumps, also the itching have greatly decreased. l had an hair cut on day 4 and you could see dramatic improvement in scalp condition. lt looks great compared to when I cut my hair the week before (I keep my hair low cut). I have been so conscious and concerned over my scalp health that I would take pictures of it after every hair cut (for the past 2 years). Its just been 5 days since I started taking the turmeric but I think the remedy have been found. I take 2 capsules after breakfast and 2 after my evening meal and the results have been fantastic. I am planning on making turmeric a part of my daily diet because of the many benefits to be derived from it.Thank you Earth Clinic you are indeed God sent.
I feel like I need to pay it forward. I found this forum after 3 months of folliculitis on my legs, armpits and occasionally in my nose. It hurt every time I got a new one and the ones that were visible made me feel awful.
When I read this forum about turmeric and black pepper I decided that I'd try it cause nothing else was working. I had heard about lemon ginger honey tea from my sister as a preventative measure for the common cold so I thought why not add fresh turmeric and black pepper to that. I drank a cup of this tea religiously and after 2 weeks I had maybe one left and no new ones appeared. I was overjoyed. I do have to say that if I forget to drink my tea every day I do get one every now and then, but never when I drink my tea every single day. (My husband says I'm addicted to the tea now :)
It's been great for my acne as well and general well being.
I basically make a concentrate for about a week and just add it to hot water each day.
- One lemon with the whole outer peel cut off (I don't like the taste) and cut into circles
- Approximately 1/2 cup chopped or grated with a zester fresh turmeric
- A piece of ginger about the size of your palm pealed and cut into thin circles
- 1/2 -3/4 tablespoon honey (more or less to taste)
- Freshly ground black pepper anywhere between a tsp and a tbsp
It took me a couple tries to get the taste right but now I love drinking this tea and even my two year old drinks it!
And many thanks to this wonderful site
And beautiful people
Hello, My name is Hannah and I have suffered with Folliculitis for about 2 years now - since I was 15. Before (like at the beginning of 2014 I thought the little bumps on my forehead were because of puberty (acne) but after using multiple home remedies, prescribed acne treatments, face washes and even pills to clear up the alleged 'acne' nothing worked. Most of the face washes would dry my skin or make it blotchy and red. I probably spent over 200 dollars on acne treatments when it wasn't acne at all.
One day I was on YouTube looking at makeup tutorials for covering up bumps, I stumbled along a video where a lady was speaking about Folliculitis, all of the symptoms that she had described I had seem to have - the bumps on back, shoulders and forehead. She explained that it was caused by yeast or oily skin. I was relieved to have finally find out some information other than I had 'acne', although I didn't know any of the cures at the time. That same day I searched natural treatments for folliculitis and came across this Earth Clinic page. The most popular treatment for it was the turmeric so that's what I tried.
After one week of using turmeric powder, with a bit of black pepper and a bit of water I have seen results, most of the bumps had gone. I do recommend this treatment, it works miracles and you will be left ecstatic from the results.
I don't know how it works other than it is said to be a natural antibiotic and cleanses the blood of infection. I do know that after taking repeated rounds of pharmaceutical antibiotics, my scalp folliculitis only worsened.
I started the Turmeric pills, 1 pill in the a.m. *my stomach as a bit sensitive to it* and 2 pills before bed. I am completely and totally HEALED of Folliculitis and have been for a couple of months now. I still take Turmeric as a daily regimen. Thank God for providing natural medications for His children.
Update on previous posting: In my last posting I forgot to mention that I also have been using non-comedogenic antibacterial soap instead of regular shampoo and conditioner. This is a mild soap that does not seem to dry out my scalp as much as the acidic shampoo the derm. gave me. Either way my scalp is still feeling great. Folliculitis is pretty much gone. I am cautiously optimistic about it not returning (fingers crossed and knocking on wood). Hopefully this will help someone else in cyberland.
I am a 24yr old black male. I have suffered from minor to severe boils for 3+ years now. I've been to the emergency room almost 10 times and was hospitalized for 3 days and given antibiotics through IV due to a large boil that covered most of my jaw area. I've had boils pretty much everywhere...inner thigh, inner buttocks, underarms, beard area. I've taken several antibiotics which have mostly helped with healing but no prevention (dicloxacillin, cephlex, ciprfloxacilin etc..). I was scared and ran tests (aids, cancer etc.) The doctors came to the conclusion that a have a chronic case of folliculitis. I could have saved thousands of dollars and extreme pain if I had found this site a long time ago. TURMERIC WORKS! I can't believe it, what are the doctors doing and why havent they picked up on it because I have seen 3 dermatologists and 3 different doctors...all had the same responses and recommendations for medication, which never successfully supressed my outbreaks. Never mentioning turmeric. I started taking the spice with water Since i've been taking turmeric i havent had 1 boil and I am amazed. Even when i do feel a sensitive area trying to form it usually goes away in 24-48 WITHOUT swelling and opening!!! If there's anyone that has experienced remotely to what I have with boils know how painful they are and how big they can get. Words cannot explain how happy I am that i found a SPICE that in my book has damn near cured my situation. Even scarring on my face from past boils is going away. Words cannot explain how happy I am. Also, in my case, i no longer eat spicy foods because I realized that after eating too much I would feel boils trying to form. If you've yet to try turmeric or have a boil right now and cant deal with the pain. I've found that taking alleve helps the most (muscle relaxer/pain reliever). WAY better than aspirin. So until I find this i dont need to take turmeric to prevent boils...I will be taking them forever.
Since you have tried colloidal silver (CS), you possibly have some left over? If you do, I suggest trying it again, but a little differently this time.
Take an old cotton t-shirt and cut it up so when you fold it to be 4 layers thick and slightly larger than the area you want to treat. Wet it with your CS and apply to the area you are treating. Wrap an elastic ace bandage around it to hold it in place and to help keep the CS from drying out. The longer the CS stays wet, the more effective it will be.
If you can, leave it on until it is dry. Give it 3 days of treatment to see if it is more beneficial this way. Two applications per day.
Additionally take liquid Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) orally as per maximum label directions. Here is a link to a GSE liquid supplement :
This will attack the bacteria, fungus or both from the inside out and from the outside in. Please let us know how it works for you.
Have u tried the powder Turmeric? I just wondered if it works.
I diagnosed myself with scalp folliculitis about a month ago. No, I'm not a doctor, but this condition is not rocket science. This diagnosis came after 3-4 months of constant itching and scratching little infected bumps on the very back of my scalp (about even with mid-ear, but in the back). I cannot see them, but I can feel them and the irritation and urge to scratch is insane!
About a week ago, I read about turmeric for the first time. About that time, I put a dab of my steroid anti-itch ointment on the area about three times.
Four days ago, on 8/22/15, I bought inexpensive turmeric capsules. I was a little leary of not buying some fancified turmeric, but being desperate for relief, I just went with what was available to me instantly.
I have taken one 500 mg. capsule two or three times a day, with meals, every day from the 23rd to the 26th.
Even though I take each capsule with 8-16 ounces of water and with a full tummy, the capsule SOMETIMES leaves an aftertaste and SOMETIMES feels like it did not make it all the way down the pipe.
Results at day 3: 50% less itching. It does not feel like any of the bumps are inflamed. It does not feel like I have any new bumps to scratch. 40% less pre-occupation with the back of my head and what's going on beneath the hair back there.
I do not believe that the few dabs of my prescription anti-itch ointment "cured" my folliculitis.
Maybe it is the "placebo effect, " but I believe, so far, the turmeric has helped. I will try to remember to post periodic updates.
Good luck to all who are struggling with scalp folliculitis.
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I have been adding 1/2 teaspoon of Turmeric powder to my coffee in the morning, adding Turmeric powder to my food during the day and making a drink composed of 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and cocoa powder. I also add a small amount of stevia powder and some coconut milk to that. I start with about 2/3 cup of distilled water heated up in a microwave. Mix up with a spoon and drink during the day at in the evening. Need to keep the spoon in the cup for a while and stir once in a while. Otherwise some of the stuff rises to the top.
So far this has been working for the folliculitis on my scalp. Took a while to start working but clearing up very well now. I have also been using a hot washcloth a few times a day on the infected areas on my head. I have tried a mixture of Turmeric with other stuff directly on my scalp. Not sure if that helped?
Turmeric can produce terrible stains so you need to be careful when you mix it or use it. I had to use straight bleach to get some of the stains off of my Formica countertop.
I started getting follicuitis when I was about 12. It started with a large boil which ruptured and left a scar still to this day. (I am now 20) I popped it, and from there everything went downhill. I started getting break outs of small ones, then large boils filled with pus. they are on the inside of my buttocks, sometimes on the cheeks, inside of the bikini line by the pubic area and on the back of my thighs right under my buttocks. making it embaressing to wear shorts, bikinis, ect.
I told myself I would go to the dermatologist and I finally did he prescribed me ointments and creams which didnt help at ALL, then doxy (something) I can't remember the name prescription and that helped in the beginning sort of but completely stopped and I ended back up to square one. So that's when I went to google and typed in my problem and found this site. I heard so many positive stories about Turmeric so I went on my lunch break and bought 450mg and took 2 after I ate. So far, I burped up the nasty taste but if this works then I'm all for the taste haha. So I will DEFINITELY let everyone know how this helps. I want this to help somebody else out because this is a terrible disease.
Tomorrow will mark one week since starting- I have missed a day in between where I forgot to take them BUT since, I have not had a new bump/boil/breakout. the ones I had when I started the turmeric are still there but not as near noticable. I will keep everyone updated!
Almost 2 weeks now! I have had only ONE SMALL breakout of about 3 little bumps on the back of my thigh under my buttox. but besides that (it went away quick too) I have had NONE. I'm really hoping this will continue.. turmeric is working wonders for me.
I do know for a fact now the Turmeric helps follicutis. I do not get but maybe one or two bumps here and there. more so around my menstrual cycle I will and if I forget to take my pills a day or two in a row. I was taking 450mg two tabs a day but I just today started 3 tabs. I want to see if it helps those lingering couple that come here and there. I'll let you all know!
Turmeric works great, it took awhile for it to work, but did the Trick. I have had scalp folliculitis for about 8 years. It was the worse, I had scabs and painfull bumps on my head, that left scars. I often felt bad, but thankfully I found this website and gave Turmeric a try. I Have been using Turmeric capsules for about a month, with the spice. I put it in the water I drink my pill with, why not, But Today I am Glad to say My folliculitis is gone, not one sign of it. The antibiotics my doctor give me though the years, just made me feel worst. Also I have used Selsun Blue with 3% Salicylic Acid, It also helps. After suffering for so many years its good to feel normal.
Good Luck To all You who suffer from This
I am a retired police officer and I use to keep a bottle of aloe vera gel in my car for ball games and such. I used it daily when I worked in poor weather. It absorbs almost instantly and alkalizes and cleans and moisterizes. I was starting to get wrinkles and tags and it worked wonders. It is also good for the scalp and hair growth and is inexpensive!
Two pills twice a day cleared up my lower back of folliculitus.
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!
I went to the pharmacy and I looked for some type of herbal supplement to give me natural energy that I just dont have at all! Well I found the very best multivitamin ever!! They are whole food multivitamins, with fruits, vegetables and herbs. I have also struggled with foliculitis on both my legs, mms y entire life. I also have Multiple Sclerosis, so I needed the vitamins. When I started my regimen of the whole food multivitamin, turmeric and omega 3 krill oil every morning for 1 year, the foliculitis is completely gone and has not returned since!! :-) Thank goodness because I never wore a pair of shorts! Ever! Now I wear them everyday!
My History: I have had scalp folliculitis for the last couple of years. It begain as just one pimple on my scalp near my hairline near ear. Then it progressed to spreading to the back of the head and then to the sides of the head. At first I would get one every month or so. I went to the dermatologist and was told I had scalp folliculitis and put on minocycline for one month. This cleared up the folliculitis right away. Also told to use salicyclic acid shampoo. But about one week after I stopped taking the antibiotic it came back except worse. Now I would get the pimples more often and they were bigger and more painful. So painful infact that I had to stop wearing hats. And I always have to be mindful when laying down due to the pain by resting your head on one of these tender areas.
Back to the derms office and now I was given the another round of antibiotics, Dicloxicillin. This also cleared up the folliculitis, but as before the folliculitis came back worse about 2 weeks after being off antibiotics. Now I was getting 2-5 pimples/boils a day. Determined to get back to the days when I had a healthy scalp I found this website and decided to try the remedies here. I didn't know what worked so I tried everything.
First I tried soaking my scalp in dilute vinegar solution. This helped relieve the itching but I still got the pimples. The vinegar does not smell very good, unless you love the smell of vinegar potato chips. And it burns if it gets into your eyes. Difficult to keep in place on your scalp.
Then I tried the following: Tea Tree oil after blow drying my hair dry after showers. Usually I don't ever touch the blow dryer as I normally wear my hair short and just let it air dry. My understanding wife helps me apply the tea tree oil. As it is almost impossible to see the back of your head from a mirror. I also began using neosporin on the active pimple/boils. In addition I took turmeric shots everyday (a tablespoon of tumeric in a little bit of water). Eventually I switched to the tumeric pills, they are much better. I changed my pillow case nightly. Actually I use clean t-shirts as pillow cases. I have more t-shirts then I have pillow cases.
It has been 2 and half weeks and the result is quite amazing. The folliculitis is nearly gone. I have been getting less pimples. This week I didn't have one. It feels like I am on antibiotics but I am not. Also I am not getting the nausea or having to stay out of the sunlight like while on antibiotics. My wife says that my scalp looks less red and she sees no more pimples. It looks and feels like its healing.
Thanks for everyone sharing their experiences. I am the happiest man. Now I will just keep it up and keep my fingers crossed. Hopefully this is behind me.
What mg do you take? I plan to try this and bought 1000mg capsules. The itching is becoming unbearable and they have yet to find anything to make this go away. Thanks.
I have scalp folliculitis, for the last 10 years. I've been on many anti biotics, which always fail eventually, and the infection comes back with vengence, painfully. I've therefore turned to natural remedies.The folliculitis causes about 1cm wide spots, filled with puss, very sore, and they are slowly joining together. From 3 days ago, I tried a teaspoon of tumeric, mixed in a little cold water, 3 times a day.
The results are amazing. When I tried anti b's, I would see no results for 5-6 days. With turmeric, within 24hrs, my swelling had halved, and now, 4 days later, although I still have the red marks, the swelling has gone, 100%. I'm amazed, and the happiest man on earth! I'm sure it will not cure me, but the pain and irritation relief is unbelievable. I hope it continues, and if anyone else tries this method, please let me know, and good luck. Spencer
I have Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). It is a pus-producing and debilitating skin condition that causes large infected boils on the neck, breasts, armpits, abdomen, buttocks and groin areas. They can grow together and also form a tunnel called a "sinus tract". It sounds like what some of you may have. I was self-diagnosed after doctors didn't know what is was & still didn't after informing them. Their treatment was years of antibiotics which didn't work, by-the-way because in most cases, the pus is sterile. I went online and searched for a Natural/Holistic treatment and found Turmeric. I took as directed ( 1 teaspoon in a cup of warm water 10-15 minutes before breakfast & dinner for 3 days). I felt results in hours - not days. I felt better overall. In 3 days all of my golf ball sized areas on my neck, breasts, underarms ans sinus tract disappeared, along with the terrible deep-purple scars that HS leaves. I went back to my dermatologist 6 months later and they could not believe I was the same person. I have told my HS Support Group Members about it and they, too, have been successful into putting their condition into remission. I have been in remission for 7 months now. For some reason, the capsules do not seem to have the same effects and affects as the powder in warm water, though.
Bless you, Art!
Thank you so very much for taking the time to reply to my post. I just ordered the GSE ( thank you for sharing the link) and I am definitely going to give the colloidal silver a try again tonight. The CS I ordered a few weeks ago is a gel formula and it's a decent size so should last me awhile and definitely for 3 days like you recommended. I will definitely follow up on how it goes for me. Fingers crossed!! 🤞 Thanks again, Art 🙂
P.S. So sorry I misspelled your name, Neil.
Regarding the turmeric tea concentrate provided by Tali (Stamford Ct ) on 03/15/2017:
Tali, is water included in the concentrate and if so, how much?
Thank you so much for sharing. I'm anxious to start trying your remedy for extremely painful ingrown hairs that occur on my neck. After years of embarrassment and feeling somehow they were my fault ðŸ˜³ðŸ¤”, research has led me to realizing it's actually Folliculutis and that natural remedies do exist. I'm so ready to stop hiding my neck in shame!
Tom, I have the same problem with turmeric causing stomach pain. A little while ago, someone on this site posted a link to a recipe for Golden Paste.Try that!
I suspect that the cooking of the turmeric first eliminates whatever causes that awful stomach pain. Still, start off slowly. I tried maybe half a teaspoon of the golden paste just once a day to start, and then when I saw that it wasn't going to cause issues, upped my dose gradually to a good spoonful two or three times a day.
Do let us know if this works for you, too. It was a huge relief for me to find a way to take turmeric again.
EC: Golden Paste Recipe
- ½ cup organic turmeric
- 1 cup distilled or spring water
- 1.5 teaspoons organic black pepper
- ¼ cup extra virgin coconut or olive oil
Mix turmeric and water in a small pot and cook on low heat for 6-10 minutes until it forms a paste. You may need to add another few tablespoons of water if the mixture gets too thick.
After 6-10 minutes, when the turmeric and water have thickened, add black pepper and coconut oil. After the mixture is blended, remove from heat.
Allow mixture to cool. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
Yes I too would like to know the dosage of the capsules, been fighting this awful condition for over 10 years and I worry about taking so much Anti-biotics.
EAT RAW! stop antibiotics, buy a juicer and liquidiser and eat at least 75 per cent of your food raw.
I took up juicing, liquidising etc in my forties (not for spots - although, having been an acne-sufferer in youth, I still had some on my back) and the spots disappeared.
The other unexpected result was that I quickly lost about 4 stone - and I never went hungry, since calorie-laden foods like avocados and bananas are still RAW (would-be weight-losers, please note).
Turmeric is great for all sorts of things, but it has a low bioavailability. Taking a little black pepper (piperine) or finding a supplement that contains piperine as well as turmeric will drastically increase the amount of turmeric your body can absorb.
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.