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From nearly all of the posts I see, it seems like most of you have demodex or hair mites. They thrive on oily skin and scalp. They live inside your hair follicle, hence your hair falling out. Also change your diets, this is a sign of a weak immune system. Eat organics and take organic vitamins to boost immune system. Best thing to do is see a dermatologist and ask for a natural treatment. If they don't help then YouTube and google are your best friends to finding a cure.
God be with you all.
I also have the nasty little critters, but so does EVERYONE living who is over a certain young age. Babies are the only ones who don’t because their skin hasn’t started producing the oil the demodex so love and need to live.
I have had a very hard time getting mine to settle down. Seems a demodex infestation is brought on by oily skin and stress. My skin isn’t as oily as it used to be, but my only child died in 2013 and ever since I’ve been a horrible bundle of nerves. My husband died in 2010, but 2013 is when my mental and physical breakdown started.
I would love to know if anyone has found a solution to calming these critters.
I've been suffering with a fungal infection on my scalp and skin for 15 plus years. It took me 14 of those years to actually get a proper diagnosis, that a fungus was actually the culprit. I get what looks almost like mosquito bites on my scalp, skin-mainly neck, back, upper shoulders and occasionally legs.I start with an intense itch that burns and feels prickly. I scratch until it bleeds .A scab forms and it constantly itches.The scabs take a very long time to heal. So at any given time I usually have 100 or more of these in various stages. I went through total hell. At one point I was putting high heat on my head and skin thinking it would help. It made it ten times worse. Hence heat spreads fungus. Unbeknownst to me, it got so bad I thought it was scabies.
Went to every Emergency Room and urgent care as well as family practice docs. None were helpful at all.They looked at me as if I were dirty and crazy! To the contrary I am extremely obsessively clean. Finally had one doc scrape a small inflamed area and analyze it under a microscope.I have tried everything from lindane to nix, creams, topical and oral benadryl, calamine, apple vinegar, tea tree oil, Alcohol, bleach…
Borax was the only thing that has worked! It's amazing! 3Tb borax with 1 liter of aloe vera(100%). Massage into affected areas after shower and at bed.I am 85% healed.Some of my scalp was severe. So it's going to take a bit to completely heal. Literally spent thousands and dealing with an itch that has kept me from sleeping some nights. For under $5 and about 5mins to massage borax I am almost all healed! I recommend this to anyone suffering with itching/skin inflammation. It's truly a miracle. Finally after 15 years, almost completely healed! It's been a long time coming!
I am going to try your approach with the borax/aloe vera mixture for skin itchiness. Upon showering in the a.m. and then applying this mix, did you leave it on your skin and scalp all day and then just apply more at bedtime or …. ?
Can I use boric acid in place of borax? borax not available in my place..can boric acid work same like borax..pls tell me..my scalp is very itchy and painful for 8 years pls tell me
N: Boric Acid, Boron, and Borax are interchangeable substances but Borax is preferred for scalp conditions, however Boric Acid in small amounts added to shampoo would likely help.
Also, look for “medicated shampoo” at your local retail market, which would have a variety of medicinals for scalp.
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Got a scalp thing a year or so ago and have used all the medicated shampoos, and borax, etc. to no avail.
Today, I bought a shower cap which I can attach to my ozone generator and saturate my scalp with ozone. Know the cheap plastic will not last but a treatment or two, but it's a good experiment.
I recently started breathing ozone bubbled through olive oil to get an oxygen compound into my blood.
I am convinced that the expense of a medical ozone generator is worth the tin cans that must be gathered from the roadways to pay for this system. I can put it in my ears and it goes to my brain, nasal passages and eye sockets. It can be bubbled through water and drank to cure your bladder ails. It can go into a sauna suit and into your body transdermally. It can be inserted into your fanny and into your colon , thus your entire blood system. You can make ozone saline for your eyes.
You can bag your feet or hands to heal any nail or limb fungus. Diabetics can bag legs and heal ulcers instead of amputations.
Ozone therapy is one of my cancer protocols. My latest DNA test shows that I am only holding my own with my blood cancer. I have been doing Bill Henderson's take of the Budwig diet and recently added Issiac tea. I backed off my Rife Machine but must go back to that too.
Lordy, I now tell all not to get old, but it gives you chores to do.
Learned why the 6 integrative doctors were killed a while back. They had found a cheap way to detect cancer early and how to allow your immune system to cure it within weeks.
Life is interesting. =======ORH=======
From a post you made a few days ago plus others going back many months, I must say again what appears to be even more Ascaris stages released from wherever they held up and come flooding by the thousands through the blood and giving signs of heart failure. I had a pretty bad surge on July 4th weekend, did the parasite treatments and recovered within hrs. This happened again a few days ago but not quite as severe (no heart pain, but increased blood pressure and pulse). So long as one doesn’t have an adult Roundworm in the gut killing the juveniles is a matter of proper treatment & time.
Being near to earth as you are, a bucket of fresh Green Black Walnut Hulls shelled, crushed, and added to a hot bath would be a luxury most city folks couldn’t acquire. You could also do some zapping during the bath to further improve the killing power.
I think it's up to 13 doctors now! Sad.
You and your beautiful tractor driver are always in my prayers.
Hi Lisa, how did you massage the borax/aloe at bedtime into your scalp? Did you sleep with it in and then wash it out in the AM? Thank you.
I'm going to try borax on my scalp but I'm not sure how to proceed.
I've seen on the internet the following process :
1/4 cup of Borax
2 cup war water
Mix and pour it over scalp (dry or do I have to put some water before?) and let it sit of 30min to 1h and then wash.
Do I have to scrub my scalp with the solution or just pour it?
For the wash do I have just to do it with water?
You can do it like that. I had scalp sores so tried borax. My recipe was borax in water to make a paste, then add dish liquid. Apply to hair, lather it up, and let it sit for about 5 minutes. That helped a lot, but now I do this: stir borax into water, no need to measure because you want to dissolve as much as you can. Then you let the solid borax that cannot dissolve settle onto the bottom. Pour off the borax-saturated water, add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and mix. Apply to your head, being careful not to let it drip into your eyes. I do this while standing in the shower and just keep my head out of the water. I leave it on long enough to get the rest of me clean, so 5-10 minutes, and then rinse.
I'm washing my hair with borax to treat my oily scalp and I would like to take internally the borax solution to get rid of the infection that I think cause my oily scalp. (1/4 or 1/8 tsp in 1 liter).
I've seen that borax increase hormone so I'm a bit scary about that.
Does borax solution can cause hair loss if I drink the borax solution? (by increasing the lvl of testosterone in my body?)
Waiting for your feedback.
Thanks for your reply poppy. I'll try this. Could you tell me if your are cured now? Do you still have to do this? or can you do regular shampoo?
How do I mix and use borax on my scalp and for how long please?
DENISE,,,,,,, Get you a plastic jar add 20 mule team borax until 1/2 full. Add water. The jar will be saturated. Pour on your hair after washing your hair and then shower. When done, rinse your hair. Do not wash again. Keep adding water to the jar until there is no borax in the bottom after you shake. Start over. Hey girl, it's just that simple. Keep doing this until your problem is solved or you know this ain't gonna help. I have been doing this for many, many years. The only scalp problem I have is due to the sun and Borax will not solve that problem. It should take care of dandruff or a fungus.
Wish you well. =====ORH====
Thank you so much for your story, Lisa. I couldn't figure out how to verbalize what I've been going thru for a few years. I had this a few years ago. Now, just moved into a studio apt where there is mold and I've been sick as a dog and stressed and trying to move my son and I out.
My scalp has been on fire. I figured it was stress but now I'm sure it's also fungus from mold. I will try this remedy. Thank you so very much.
You know I was looking for something at least that could get rid of itch on my scalp. Finally, I ended with the informative website of earthclinic.com with a lot of natural remedies which I believe as one of the most important part of our live.
Anyway, One thing that I was looking for is how frequently and for how long should we use remedy of 1 full tablespoon of Borax with 2 cups of hot water on an itchy scalp?
Any practical answer will be highly appreciated.
Hi Amy & everyone, I a healthy 30 year old girl w a full head of hair. I recently noticed after getting my hair dyed that the hairline on the left side of my face was thinning. After a month it has thinned out completely I noticed it also seemed to be a bit dry looking n feel like it had scabs. I went to the dermatologist and they prescribed me Doxycycline, a steroid lotion to put on my scalp & ketaconazole shampoo. I am really hoping this helps. Anyway it has been 3 days now and now the left side of my scalp feels like it has crawling sensations all over it when I go to bed. I am hoping the organisms aren't spreading, of maybe they're coming out to die-off hopefully! ?! ? Does anyone know? If this does not work ill use Borax- I don't want to lose any more hair!!!!! 🙁
Scalp sores, bumps and itching: I too have had problems with this condition. I purchased the Borax, peroxide and dish detergent put in small bowl mix to a runny consistancy, wet my hair then, slathered the mixture on my head while in shower(don’t get hair wet).
After bathing, I then rubbed mixture like shampoo into hair/scalp rince complety. I woke up this A.M. and no itch, bumps reduced in size and open spots were closed with scabs. I will do this 2-3 times a week and I believe this will end my scalp problem. Thanks for the heads up. (no pun intended).
Hi, I am having a scalp problem and hair fall from past 6 year. I have tried all medicated shampoo and steriod etc but still didn’t get the scalp fungus cured. Recently, I found some article about borax. So, I tried to apply it on scalp by mixing it with water or curd. It relieved me from itching a bit but my scalp infection is not cured and I can still see thick scales coming out, itchness and hair fall. Please help me as I am really worried what should I do further 🙁
Hi Amy, You have been having this problem for last six years and you have started using the Borax now, I don’t know since how long ? Have patience do it twice a day if need be and also you will have to take it internally, for that 1/8 tea spoon of Borax and 1/4 tea spoon of sea salt in one liter of water, drink it through the day. You will get the result at least the fall of further hair will stop. Also you have to strengthen your immune system.
Good Luck, Baldev
Hi Baldev, Thanks. I’ll try to take borax internally as suggested. I am using borax solution on my hair from past 1 month. The problem that I am seeing is that white crust on my scalp is not getting cleared off during washing and is causing itching, scaling and hairfall. Do you think regularly using borax alone can clear this off?
Hi Amy, You are right Borax alone will not sort out your problem. Yours is a long time fungus problem as you yourself have diagnosed. So it will take some time for you to see the result. You have to take care as to what you eat. Also, you must be quite acidic which you can check with the help of pH strips available with the chemist or shops who keep chemicals (where you got your borax from). If you are following this site there is enough written about how to alkalize the body with the use of sodium bi carbonate. You will have to take Apple cider vinegar and also extra virgin coconut oil internally and application on the skull. If you have any doubt and need help you can call me on 09322887066.
Thanks again Baldev.
I’ll try to check my pH level first to check my acidity level. A few questions though.
1. How much quantity should I take sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and when. Also, is there any specific brand which I should use? Please suggest.
2. ACV and extra virgin Olive oil – how much quantity and which brand to apply on skull and drink ? Also, I have tried to applied oil on my scalp several time including tea tree oil, coconut etc but it has made my scalp more scaly, itchy and increased hair fall. I am more scared to now as I don’t want to exaggerate those stuff on scalp again.
Hi Baldev, I tried ACV on my scalp by diluting it with water and used with my herbal shampoo and then finally rinse with ACV again. I tried this application for a week and it helped me a lot in my scaling and bit in itching too. After, a week I skipped one day with this application and next day my scalp got worse then ever. So, I tried to applied a bit more concentration of ACV which made my scalp even more worse. I had to finally use my coal tar shampoo and that gave me a temp relief from flaking and itching.
I have read in this forum that pH of ACV is around 3. 5 and when diluted with water make it to 5 which is ideal for fungus growth. Is that true? If so then I think that might hase increased my scalp problem.
Afterward, I tried to use TED ACV plus hydrogen peroxide cure (1:1:10) and even borax plus 1% hydrogen peroxide for a 2 -3 days which subsidized a bit of flaking and itching. I am not sure but using 1% of hydrogen peroxide is causing some hair loss also. Is mixing ACV/Borax with hydrogen peroxide and applying it on scalp is safe for hair. Does, it cause more hair loss if used continuously for a prolonged period?
I have also tried to drink 1 tblspoon of ACV with water and honey twice a day but it caused slight pain in my tooth. I have read in this forum that drinking ACV causes tooth enamel. So, is it safe to drink ACV on long run? I tried to mix ACV with meetha soda (sodium bicarbonate) to alkalize the body (this method has been suggested by TED) but I found a bit dryness with my skin.
I am not sure what should I do next. Kindly suggest which remedy should I follow externally to cure scalp infection. I am more puzzled now 🙁
By scalp infection do you mean seborrhea dermatitis? That is what I have for almost a year and it has been a bear to get rid of. I’ve tried just about everything including a borax, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide solution you mention. I was so desperate to stop the itching that I left it on too long. The H202 did put an end to the itching and seemed to be healing the dermatitis, however it seriously damaged my hair, so I had to stop that treatment altogether. I then found a very good treatment using honey and coconut oil and have had some measure of success with it. Honey has an enzyme in it which produces hydrogen peroxide and has been successfully used by many along with coconut oil to cure seborrheic dermatitis. For the protocol for this treatment, google “Seb derm – Treating seborrheic dermatitis with raw honey and virgin coconut oil.”
I must tell you that I saw no results with any treatment until I radically changed my eating habits and followed the no sugar, anti-inflammatory diet outlined on the Trust Nature / DermEssentials website. I also stopped using any hair products that had any chemicals whatsoever in them. For a while I used Organic Excellence Shampoo and Conditioner, which the only completely chemical-free shampoo I am aware of, but now I shampoo my hair with honey and condition it with coconut oil or an egg-coconut oil mask. My hair is still recovering from the H2O2 treatment and all the split ends it caused.
I have been doing some other things that are helping as well, like the detox baths and drinking kefir to restore good bacteria in my colon and blood. Also, I’m taking olive leaf extract which is a very potent anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral herb that I highly recommend along with reading Dr. Morton Walker’s book, Olive Leaf Extract. I’m not fully recovered yet, but I do feel better and seem to be on the right track.
Hi Barbara, Thanks for your input. As per dermatogolist, the scalp infection is a kind of seborrheic dermatitis with psoriasis and I am having this from last 6 years. From my past experience whenever I have applied oil on my scalp irrespective of their type (tea tree, coconut etc) my itching and scaling has got worse. I feel almost like tearing my scalp. So, I am bit scared to use this option now.
Hi Amy, I can understand your concern. First of all just accept the problem and don’t fight with it, you are creating extra stress by worrying too much about it. You have gone through the stressfull period and it may be a fall out of that. I know a case in last one week of chicken pox with ichy skalp been helped with diluted solution of Borax with out damaging the hair and after rinsing the hair application of diluted solution of ACV. I hope you are getting the right kind of Borax from the chemist. Borax will help you internally as well as externally, as Bill also has said in his postings that Borax is the best for candida and fungal infections. You have to take this treatment for some time to see the results. Also what have you done about your diet, start taking internally extra virgin coconut oil atleast three table spoon a day. Also apply coconut oil on your body if you feel your skin dry. Take ACV with sodium bi carbonate as Ted has suggested for alkalising the body internally. Eat green leafy veg. Or juice them. Avoid sugar completely, no fast food. You can also use aloe gel from the fresh plant. Don’t lose heart, I assure you, you will get over it.
Good Luck. Baldev
Hi Amy, Why do you not use the cheapest medicine available viz urine, it is excellent for your type of problem. Search the net for auto urine therapy & get all the info.
Hi Baldev, Thanks again for your reply. I have done changes in my diet and I am taking coconut oil other remedies as suggested. However, I am not getting sodium bicarbonate in medical shops (Tried all big shops). I heard that meetha soda which we used for cooking is sodium bicarbonate. Can I use that?
Regarding borax, which one should I use? I am using borax crystal which I dissolve it in warm water and use it on my scalp. I have also been to some chemical shops and they too have borax in powder form but they have two varities. Chemical grade and lab grade. Which is safer to use among them? pls suggest.
Hello, I bought today borax “di-sodium tetraborate decahydrate LR” from a chemical shop with the following specification. Note this is a lab grade borax:
Minimum Assay (Acidmetric) 99- 103 %pH of 4% solution 9. 0 -9.6Maximum limit of ImpuritiesSulphate (SO4) 0.005%Chloride(Cl) 0.005%Arsenic (AS) 0.0005%Calcium (Ca) 0.05%Heavy metals (as Pb) 0.0025%Copper (Cu) 0.005%Iron (Fe) 0.005%
Is it safe to drink this borax 1/4th teaspoon with 1 litre of water? Also, is it safe to apply on my scalp? PLEASE SUGGEST
Hi Amy, Yes, you can use this. Drinking water which you make, you can add 1/4 ts of sea salt in that. For washing the scalp make a diluted solution, i.e., take about 1/2 ts in a glass of water and soak the hair with it, keep it for 15 to 20 mts. And then rinse it with filtered water and then can apply diluted ACV. How you feel, you can use it twice a day and see whether it is helping. Someone has suggested urine therapy. I feel you can give it also a try, but hold on, first see the effect of Borax.
Thanks you very much Baldev. I’ll try with the new borax I bought today. Will Keep you posted about the results.
Hi Baldev, I tried the following method for a week.
1. Applied borax on my scalp and then rinse with diluted with ACV.2. Took extra virgin coconut oil, borax with water3. Alakalized body using ACV and baking soda.4. Cut down all yeast diet.
The itching has been subsized to some extent but the flaking is still there. I can see white scales are again forming on my scalp. Looks to me my scalp fungus has developed resistant and again white layer on my scalp started increasing. Also, big clumps of skin is still coming out along with my hair. Should I continue the above treatment further or switch to different treatment? Please advice.
Hi Ted/Bill, I have tried the below remedies for 2 weeks but I am not seeing much sign of improvement. Can you please help me with my problem?
1. Applied borax on my scalp and then rinse with diluted with ACV.2. Took extra virgin coconut oil, borax with water3. Alakalized body using ACV and baking soda. 4. Cut down all yeast diet.
Good day! This post is about the treatment of human demodex on scalp, first, I would like to tell you guys my story on having human demodex, several months ago I have had these redness and itchiness in my scalp accompanied by a foul odor, the condition threatened me enough so I scheduled a visit to a dermatologist immediately to prevent it from getting worse, the she told me it was human demodex caused by mites. I then asked for a treatment, cure or remedy for it, she gave me both these Shampoo D’modex and Hair n Scalp conditioner, they are to be used together for best results, both of them are used to eliminate the mites. After a few days, I already noticed obvious improvements, the foul odor was gone immediately, the itchiness and redness lessened. I hope this post would help people in the future for treatment of human demodex. Thank you!
Wow! I am totally thrilled with Ted and his borax suggestion! My daughter came home from camp with head lice and I ended up with them also-June 09. I bought Nix and killed the lice, but… I was still having that “crawly” feeling. I used the Nix 2 more times as well as about 6 different remedies and shampoes but I got itchier and itchier. Little did I know that all of these treatments messed up the Ph of my scalp and that was the cause of all the itching and the pin prick feeling. Last Sunday night I mixed a couple of tablespoons full of borax in some warm water and used it as a hair rinse in the shower. Monday I was about 85% better! In the morning I applied a little Borax water to my scalp and massaged in. I have been repeating this process everyday and today (Thursday) and I am probably 95%. My hair looks and feels great too!! I can’t believe something I have been cleaning my carpets with and adding to my dishwasher detergent cured my scalp problem. So much for the health food stores $12 shampoe! This remedy REALLY works~~
This site is really pretty cool, thanks for all the suggestions! For many years I suffered from a VERY itchy scalp and I could no longer take it and was very close to just ripping it all out!! Then I read all this stuff about Borax and I gave it a try for the first time last night and I used 1/2 a cup of Borax with a half gallon of water and scubbed my scalp and rinsed it off with warm water, and I did the same tonight, and my scalp feels great! But after doing all this do I then Shappoo it or just use Borax??I want to do this for at least a week and then once aweek, but it does make my hair look dull, unless I’m doing it wrong or too much, but NO MORE ITCHING!! and that’s what counts, Praise God for your site, Thanks, but please let me know if I’m supose to shampoo after this treatment with the borax, Thanks 🙂
Hi Patti, getting relief with Borax is a good indication you are dealing with fungus. I also used borax on my head as you did and got relief, but found after the first few times my hair did not look good. I than started using baking soda to wash and apple cider vinegar to rinse. I put about 2 ounces of baking soda in 10 – 12 oz. of water and work gently into my scalp and hair. Rinse the baking soda out and follow with 2 ounces of vinegar in same amount of water. I let the vinegar stay on for about a minute as it helps to restore scalp ph. Both baking soda and vinegar are anti-fungal. I do still use a conditioner on my hair but I add drops of GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract) in the conditioner. My hair looks and feels great doing this.
I did some reach on the internet and found SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) causes allergic reactions and feeds fungus. SLS is in almost all shampoos and personal care products. You may fine avoiding products with this ingredient may help. Every time I use shampoo with sls in it the top of my scalp becomes painful and I get a very itch scalp along with hair loss.
I am sooo happy to have found this website. I do have a few questions regarding the treatment. Does it matter if you use Apple Cider Vinegar or White Distilled Vinegar? Do you rinse the vinegar out or leave it in? Thank you so much for your help.
Apple cider vinegar is a must, not white distilled. You may want to try organic apple cider vinegar.
I USED THE 20 MULE TEAM BORAX LAST NIGHT AS A SHAMPOO … IT IS THE BEST MY HEAD HAS FELT IN 32 YEARS. AND NOW I KNOW TRICHOTILLOMANIA IS NOT A CONDITION OF BAD NERVES, I BELIEVE THIS IS EITHER A MITE UNDER THE SKIN OR A FUNGUS. AND DR.S WONT HELP .THEY DON’T WANT TO ADMIT THERE IS NO CURE. THEY JUST KEEP YOU COMING BACK AND SHOVING MORE MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS.I HAVE 5 SORES ON MY HEAD,4 OF THEM HAVE BEEN THER FOR 2 OR MORE YEARS 1 OF THEM FOR ABOUT 1 YEAR THEIR ALWAYS SORE OR HALF HEALD AND SORE UNDERNEITH.
AFTER USING THE BORAX LAST NIGHT. 3 ARE HEALED AND NO SORENESS UNDER NEITH, AND 2 ARE VERY SLIGHTLY SORE THIS MORNING. MY SCALP FEALS LIKE SCALP AND MY HAIR FEELS LIKE NORMAL HAIR …… ABSOLUTLY AMAZING. IF IT IS A MITE.. I’M GETTING RID OF ALL PILLOWS . I JUST RECENTLY MOVED HERE AND AND BOUGHT A WATER BED, SO THAT IS NEW AND NO MITES IN THE MATTRESS. I WILL CONTINUE THIS TREATMENT ON MON .WED AND FRI. FOR A MONTH AND THEN GO TO THE ACV AND PEROXIDE IF NEEDED.
I HAVE ALSO USED TEA TREE SHAMPOO FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS. IT HAS HELPED BUT NOT CURED.. I DID USE TEA TREE OIL STRAIGHT ABOUT 6 WEEKS AGO 1 TIME MAYBE THAT DID HELP SOME. BUT NOTHING HAS WORKED LIKE THE 20 MULE TEAM BORAX AND MY HAIR IS SOFT AND SHINING AND MANAGEABLE TODAY FIRST TIME IN 32 YEARS, AMAZING
What a wonderful site! I find so much honest mindblowing information on this site. I already know quite a bit about herbs and vitamins but I am really being educated to some incredible healing therapies here. I have fallen in love with borax. I have had an itchy scalp for 10 years. When I say that it sounds pretty benign, but it has dominated my existence, alternating between itching, inflammation, tenderness, prickliness, numbness and downright pain. I noticed that it had a hormonal connection, but because my head “talked to me” with all of the above symptoms, I touched and tugged on individual hairs to calm my head. Of course I knew it wasn’t working and it only made matters worse, but there was a “reaction”.
I have purchased rogaine, shampoos, conditioners, pills, anti itch sprays, etc and the list goes on. I happened on a diatribe on curezone, and they mentioned borax and also earthclinic. so I went to this site and found a ton of amazing information. Of course the light bulb goes off. The next morning I mixed some borax in water and poured it on my scalp. Small amounts of tingling pain. My hair felt silky but stronger and thicker. My hair looked fantastic, but the other noticeable thing was that my scalp didn’t itch. Later on in the day, there were tiny scabs where the small bumps would show up.(I know I didn’t mention that earlier, but neither did I mention that my hair didn’t feel like it was firmly connected into my scalp either) I knew that I had found a solution to what has been driving me crazy.
I really wonder if the people who pull out their hair are reacting to some of the same conditions that I have been experiencing for so long. I no longer feel like I need to “play” with my hair. when I say play with it, I actually mean that I was pulling a lot of it out. I was not trying to pull it out, but I felt that if I just ran my nail down the length of it that I would somehow “fix the individual hairs, and sometimes they would come out, because as I said they were not firmly rooted into my scalp. I take away the symptoms with the borax and I no longer need to touch the hair. I think they call it tricholotomia or something like that.
I have a question and I don’t know if anyone has an answer, but my brother in law has a bone chip on his ankle. He has had surgery once to “fix” it but it didn’t work, the pain is back, and he is once again, walking with a cane. I don’t know how big this bone chip is, but is there anyway to either dissolve the bone chip, or to get the bone chip to attach to his ankle?
anyway, I am glad this site is out here in cyberspace where people can get real and helpful information and not have to pay 150.00 for either a non answer from a doctor ( I brought my scalp problem up 3 times with 2 different doctors and they would look at my scalp and offer zero advice or help) or an answer which doesn’t do crap or hurts you. I don’t know about you but when I pay a doctor 150.00 and they either don’t answer my question or whatever they do doesn’t work, I think I should get my money back. Speaking of doctors, I went to one once because I was sick two days before I was going on a long vacation. I diagnosed myself and knew that I had rocky mountain fever. My father in law had gone hunting and his wife cooked some of the meat that he brought back. They both had come down with it. I had heard my mother in law say how hard it was to diagnose. I had all the symptoms but I tend to get really gassy and nausous. I DID not want to be sick on christmas vacation around family.
I went to dr. before I left, explained what I had, symptoms, and why. He said absolutely nothing to me, gave me some anti nausea meds and sent me on my way. They did nothing. I got some charcoal pills before I left because the dr. hadn’t helped at all. I spent 10 days in bend ore. sick as a dog, Toward the end I felt like my insides were starting to dissintegrate. I separated myself from everyone because of the terrible gas. I finally started to have diahhrea just before we left (I have always been constipated) It took us two days driving home in the snow. I went to a check medical as soon as I got home (different doctor) I told the doctor, I know I have rocky mountain fever, just give me the meds, you can run the tests but I can not live with this another day. He gave me the drugs. Two days later, they called to say indeed I had rocky mountain fever. I was so pissed at the other doctor for ruining my vacation. Of course this was about 17 years ago before wonderful access to web information. But that doctor was so arrogant he could not stand having a patient telling him what was wrong. Thank god for the second doctor because I was ready to kill myself by then rather than feel like my insides were literally pulling away from their internal walls, feeling constantly nauseated, but not being able to throw up. Sorry, I am still pretty angry about it and I have never called or said anything directly to that doctor. I simply never went to his office again. sincerely. me
I once listened a Doctor on a radio program talking about the benefits of coral calcium to correct bone problems. He said that accumulation of calcium on some part of the body happened to the expense of another part of the body that would be depleted. He stated that correct amounts of this supplement would correct calcium imbalances within the body. But that is all I remember. He said he recommended an alternative medicine doctor to prescribe correct treatment.
I learned about borax on curezone for itchy painful scalp and decided to try it. Someone else on this site has mentioned how nice her hair is as a result of using the borax. I have NEVER used a hair product- a shampoo or a conditioner that has equalled the lustruous results I have achieved with borax. My hair was dry and straw like now it feels soft and silky and very manageable. The rats nest is gone! I can now comb and brush my hair again without fear of tearing my hair out. If for no other reason, I think everyone should abondon their shampoo and start using borax to wash the hair. As for my scalp? I was pretty desperate the day I tried the borax. My scalp was very sore, there was an inflamed (swollen) ridge on my part and there were tiny bumps like zits forming. I have a theory that hair pullers are reacting to whatever it is that causes these symptoms I experience. I started messing with my hair when I started experiencing all of the above. anyway. after using the borax, pain and itching subsided. bumps scabbed over that same day. soooo gentle. Have you noticed that if you get it in your eyes, it does not burn? I remember when I was a kid, I had some sort of eye infection so I went to the doc and he said I had pink eye and prescribed boric acid ointment. so of course it would be gentle to the eye. I am anxious to try it internally for some of the other issues I have read here on the site.(arthritis, tmj, fibromyalgia).
I am a 57 y/o male and have had scalp problems my whole life which seemed to be increasingly worse the last 20 years. I have been to doctor(s) dermatologists, tried all of the dandruff shampoos, creams, etc .. I had really given up and figured I had to just live with this scourge. I would develop welts or zits on my scalp which would itch , ooze / bleed and crust over, eventually heal and then the process would start all over again. I would spend everyday picking the irritating crusts and scabs off my scalp. It WAS miserable.
After finding this site I decided to give the BORAX a try. OMG, I can't believe it. My scalp is completely healed and for the first time I know what it is like to have a normal scalp. The kicker is (as others have stated) my hair comes out so soft and manageable it is amazing, better than any shampoo / conditioner ever. I will never use shampoo again.
Simply dissolve the borax in water. I would use 1/2 to 2/3 cup per gallon ( if its too much you will get some borax crystals in the bottom of the jug no big deal) Soak your hair in it and shampoo into the scalp. I leave it in while I shower, and then rinse it out. I have been following that with the ACV / H202 solution that TED recommends and rinse again. I may discontinue the ACV rinse but so far I haven't wanted to mess with a good thing.
It has been about eight weeks and my problem is cured. It only took about two or three shampoos to cure it but I wanted to wait and make sure before posting here. Thanks to everyone who is supporting this website, it is like a miracle to me. My only regret is that I didn't know this 40 years ago.!
PS and the dandruff is next to zero too!
Hi James from Waterford, I had this same issue for about the same length of time as I have variously reported here on EC. I too am cured! Anyway, what you may find you also have to do is wash/rinse your hair with Milk of Magnesia from time to time. This really helped me ‘nail it’ in the end. Good luck, Shaun
I had the same scalp issues for about 4 years. I had tried everything multiple times without permanent relief. I started using “a horse” shampoo with Zinc daily. After using about 1.5 bottles (2 months of use) my scalp issues are totally gone and haven’t returned with continued use of this shampoo.
Susan In Dallas from Dallas I am curious as to what horse shampoo you used or are using. I have been trying the Borax wash with the vinegar rinse minus the H202. I am not using the H202 bc it is a bleaching agent and I am not interested in bleaching my hair. The borax and the vinegar have not halted the itch on my scalp. Therefor, I am interested in trying the horse shampoo and wasn't sure if it was a certain brand. I hope you are still on the board and awaite your reply. Thanks. Sincerely, Rosemary (rlb)