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If "they" are not sure you have candida, what do they base their assessment on? I used to work for a naturopathic physician in NYC. Some of his clients would come after going through "mainstream" medical exams. Blood tests did not show candida. BUT these patients had POCKETS of the candida that did not show up in blood stream. When those were addressed, patients healed. – They all seemed to get some periods of detox. The way we explained it to them was simple:
"If you are feeling great, and next morning feel lousy like catching the cold, it is detoxing. Why? Because your body was feeling strong, looked around and said- let's get some clean up done. Otherwise getting sick feels like coming DOWN with something. Hop into Epsom salt and baking soda bath – about 1 cup total, and you'll be good tomorrow." It was so true . Next day we got calls that the patient was feeling good again – and of course till the next detox. Usually one a week was what we heard, and saw.
About one month ago I started getting these small barnacles ( for lack of a better word ) I used a Rx shampoo
And I thought all was well UNTIL
I started getting these raised sores and stabbed areas.I went to dermatologist who then gave me Clindamycin and a gel – oily steroid to put on the open areas. That all went away ..BUT then comes these massive amts of sandy, grainy junk all over my scalp. I wash and soak it with OTC shampoos to know avail. I can pick off the mounds of sand but within a minute it seems there it is again. I am currently taking doxicyline for a month. I have tried a mixture of half n half organic ACV with water. Again no help. So does anyone have any ideas.?
Thank you for reading.
Patricia, try to find out what your body doesn't like and is trying to expel. Topical stuff is usually only temporary.
I, too, get eruptions on my scalp. I think it's fungus. I've been using turpentine on it. I usually dip a q tip into the turp and apply it to the spots but, sometimes, I can feel a spot coming on and then I smear it around. I had a fungus on my neck as a child (looked like I had a dirty neck) and it eventually went away on its own (my mom wouldn't apply the cream and I was only like 8 yrs old). Anyway, I see great results from the turp after several days of doing this. I put it on when I first get up and then, an hour or so later, take my shower and shampoo.
My scalp was badly embedded with an infection/fungus with extreme itching and hair loss. VCO & ACV did not help. What finally worked after trying so many products was non-deodorized mouthwash – cheap lysterine. From the first wash — less itching. After daily use for a week, the infection and itching was gone and my hair started filling in where it had thinned. I applied to hair and scalp, scrubbed and massaged, waited 15 minutes, then thoroughly rinsed. No shampoos or conditioners required. It worked so well that this cleaning method is all I use and only once a week. I was hesitant at first but realized I occasionally use mouthwash in my mouth! As long as it beautifully works and I have no side effects, I'll continue using this cleaning method.
Have you tried washing with borax? This will help kill any fungus you have that is causing the build up on your scalp.
I am defeating the head, neck and shoulders issue with spots/sores. The easiest way to cover all areas for me is to take a bath with epsom salts, baking soda (50/50 mix) plus Apple Cider Vinegar OR Food grade vinegar in the bath water. This instantly treats and dries up the sores. They can and sometimes do return if not treated well in a couple of days again. I also apply 100% Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) during the day. It works well as long as I keep from scratching or irritating it further. Right now it's in a good stage of remission. There are many good ideas on here so I may get some Aloe Vera soon.
I had the same exact series of things happen to me in 2016. It was the beginning of a nightmare for me. I have been to 9 dermatologists, 3 internists, and two GPs to no avail. I have some sort of parasite(s) for 2-3 years now. Along with the process now I have microscopic black dots, microscopic white things that look like Lyme spirochetes and other shapes of the same white stuff. Also I have these shiny, sparkly looking things that also can fly. I’ve actually caught them on camera in a flight. My head itches most of the time. A few months ago I began to notice some sort of biofilm in my hair and eyebrows.
Now, let me say this. No one can “see” ANY of this with the naked eye. The ONLY way I can see it is with a camera with the flash turned to stay on for every picture. I happen to have a VERY good camera in my smartphone. The camera they used in this phone is a Sony 12 MP. Then, on top of that I can open the picture, use my stylus, and then make the picture even larger without losing clarity. Some cameras wi start to get fuzzy if enlarged too much. I have a Samsung Note 8, but started this night-mare with a Note 4. Not sure what kind of camera was in that one. But they both seem to work the same.
I’ve tried just about every essential oil including tea tree, lavender, lemon juice from a freshly squeezed lemon, h. peroxide only for a spot here and there, and many other things, I forget.
I was tested last Sept 2018 for Lyme Disease. It came back with all sorts of red flags including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF). Lab report says I have had this for 20+ years. I know exactly when this happened. I came down with what I thought was the flu, high fever, but when I saw the rash, I knew it was something else.
During the fever, I was tested for Lyme and it came back negative. That was in 1991, 27 years ago. I have been suffering with what doctors “thought” was fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue ever since. NOT!!
I have been on pain meds since I lost my left kidney in 1999 due to a benign tumor (oncocytoma) the size of a softball. They said it was probably from taking all the ibuprofen and aspirin. Tylenol didnt even touch the pain. Since the kidney episode, I am not allowed to take any anti-inflammatory medications. Now its Methadone, after trying so many others. That is the only pain med that doesn’t cause me to feel high and jumble my brain function.
If I knew then what I know now…I would have kept asking for another lab test at a different lab. The lab DOES make a difference I’ve read!
Now, just recently I’ve been dx with Morgellons Disease. The treatment for Morgellons is the same as for Lyme… Doxycycline or Minocycline. I have taken both, but not, of course, close together.
My liver didnt like the Doxy. Wasn’t tested during or after the Minocycline.
Then the scalp issue started in 2016.
MAIN QUESTION (and I apologize for the long history): Can I pour (safely) 3% Hydrogen Peroxide on my clean hair/scalp and let it stay in for a while? If so, how long? I have gray hair so I’m not worried about bleaching.
Thank you. Elizabeth (in Texas)
Hello everyone on here, I am a 28 year old female who have had issues with hair loss and an oily scalp that produces sticky discharge.
I am across this website trying to find a homemade remedy to treat my itchy scalp and hair loss. I have read that people had great results with apple cider applied on the scalp.. which I did and it was the first time I ever did.. my scalp feels cold and not very itchy.. the first few minutes after applying I felt some burning.. but that only concludes that it might be fungus or bacteria. I have been trying to rid myself of this sticky build up and itchiness for years I have lost a lot of hair… I am balding around the temples and crown. my crown is basically very visible if I don't try to cover it with my remaining hair. I have also read that drinking apple cider might tackle fungus in the body. I did drink I tbsp. of cider mixed in with 8oz of water after an hour my eyes started to water.. and I started tearing up a little bit… Is this a normal reaction.. also my nose felt tingly and now some parts of my skin around my body is tingly.. Is it candida reacting to the cider.. I have eaten cider with my salads many times.. never had this reaction… Does that mean there is fungus in my blood stream?
I have the same exact problem. Hair loss just above temples, increased hairline on forehead, and thin 'bangs/fringe' area, and CRAZY amounts of hair falling out in my bed, in my brush and when washing it. You didn't mention the severity of your itching, but mine is absolutely unbearable after 2 days of not washing with ACV or Listerine. I have severely oily temple air only after 1 day of washing, and have a waxy build up all over my scalp and neck. I don't really seem to smell much, and I'd know, as my olfactory is extremely sensitive to smells and chemicals.
Just wondering if you have stuck with ACV on hair and/or intake, and if so, what type of results have you encountered. I use ACV on my scalp every so often 3 days in a row for 40mins. It seems to help, but then I wind up right back in the same boat after a few weeks of stepping away, even when using ONLY organic, sulfate & dimethicone free shampoos and/or conditioners.
I don't even like hugging people at this point and even feel weird snuggling with my husband and 3 yr old daughter, as I can't help but feel contagious and dirty, even though I know that is not the case. I'm 99.99% certain I have candidiasis (as I suffer from many, many other symptoms that are listed as common candida sufferers' problems); but many people and docs think that is a made-up, non-scientific 'diagnosis' of something they can't define/diagnose themselves either… so finding help with this has proven a crazy, disheartening, time consuming, money guzzling challenge for me.
Would love to hear how/what you have been doing. Thanks.
Hi There….I experienced the same problem a few months ago and was going crazy with the constant itching. This had never happened before so I was really puzzled. I did the same thing as you guys….I used the selsun blue shampoo let it soak for a while and then wash it off. It would stop the itching for a while and then off we go again. In frustration, I went to my old friend Google (lol) for help. It was with interest that I read an article that said that sometimes a deficiency in B vitamins can cause this. So you guessed it…..I bought some and started using immediately. Don't know exactly when it happened but it was gone in I would say in a couple of days. Try it you never know it might help you….
To Lauren from Queens: I take Vitamin B12 1000mcg/day and a multivitamin, both daily, among other vitamins. But this insane scalp itching… I'm 57, and when I was a kid my mother used to tease me that I was scratching my head like a monkey, so it has indeed been lifelong. Wish the B vitamins worked for me; glad you found what works for you! 🙂
Change your diet! No more fats, no more dairy.. Diet is everything! I experienced myself! I did a fast, 5 days only water, and itchiness went completely away, after years! Then continued eating raw vegan, perfect, after a few months I started again with gluten (cookies, bread) and dairy and blooom, instantly dandruff and itchy scalp went back heavily, until I started to loose hair (I'm female 28 years old! ) and then I said stop! Did a 2 days fast to cut straightforward, and went back to eat fruit fruit fruit, and cooked potatoes, pumpkin, veggies, but nothing else. No oils at all, no avocado, no chocolate..
OMGoodness…After reading your story I have hope that what has been going on with me and my scalp is something that can possibly be cured or controlled. I started having issues with my scalp and then my hair…which I was proud to say, were the most beautiful locks and I never realized that what has happened to my hair , was possible . I am 49 years old and seems like out of nowhere I started getti g random pus pockets or blisters on my scalp . They didnt so much bother me other than they were very weepy once it popped and then my hair started feeling like I had put glue in it…kinda like the old time rubber cement from back in the day. Then my hair started falling out by the handfulls at my temples and top and crown of my head, but I think the strangest thing of all for me was the amount of gray hair I started to have…literally over a month or so time and it is very weird hair .In the beginning it was thick gray long hairs that were as strong as fish line and then it started to change into spiderweb looking hair as one peice would come out …it would just keep coming and coming as if I had 3 feet of this silvery white spiderweb mess…and then there were the bald spots from losing it . I am sorry for rambling but I havent felt hopeful in so long thatI had pretty much just accepted that I was going bald and wither away!!!!! Please tell me what if anything has changed and if u found out what it is and what it is called . And thank you so much for posting, Diane
That sounds like the all around absolute best advice I have heard!! I think that gluten for many people causes a lot of ills. Thanks for posting and spread it around.
Please get your Thyroid checked. I had the same happen to me. I made an appointment with an endocrinologist. I had low thyroid and a small area of cancer. Gwen
Ted, I was wondering if I still or can use shampoo and conditioner before or after this remedy? I am a black female from the Caribbean with course hair that usually needs to be conditioned and moisturized so that it won’t get dry and break and be hard to comb. My scalp just started itching me severely about 3 years ago when I went from being natural to getting a relaxer again. Therefore, I will be trying this ACV remedy soon but will be putting the undiluted ACV on my scalp 1st to see if it gives me instant relief. Please advise, and if yes in what precise order to shampoo and condition? Also, could I use both the borax and the ACV mixture right after each other?
I have tried the ACV on my scalp, and while it didn’t do the trick for my itchy flaking scalp, it makes my hair amazingly silky and easy to brush, no conditioner needed. It strips haircolor, so I don’t use it when my color is fresh, but as it wears out, I like to do an ACV rinse once a week just for the way it conditions my hair. It is amazing.
I use apple cider vinegar for my hair to avoid infections and dandruff. Make sure to use it with 50% water. After a few days no more scalp build or itchy scalp.
Although ACV is a great scalp tonic for dandruff or dry scalp, it doesn't seem to be effective for chronic scalp problems (scalp eruptions, etc. ) I believe that some of these severe chronic scalp problems evolve into bacterial infections from the constant scratching and need something stronger, and more soothing. Colloidal silver and MSM (sulfur.. As Ted recommends) work very effectively for scalp problems. Add a couple ounces of the silver and then put 4 capsules (1000 mg) in an 8 oz bottle of distilled water and use for final rinse. (leave in) You could additionally add these same ingredients to your sulfate free shampoo for faster results. It's also important to get a shower filter, chlorine and other impurities will keep the irritation going.
I’ve had very itchy, big welts on my scalp for a few months. The itching is always worst at night and worse after I eat any gluten, sugar or even dates. Has anyone else had similar symptoms? After reading your website, I put a capful of undiluted ACV on each welt, and the itching stopped immediately. I”m going to apply it twice a day for a week or two and see what happens. Thank you everyone who posts on this site!
I have your symptoms when it comes to my scalp sensitivity to sugar.. Let me know what worked for you?!