Possibly Cured my scalp folliculitiszinc
Posted 03 May 2011 - 02:18 AM
Last August I noticed I had two bumps on my scalp which over the months spread around my scalp, as other bumps left new ones came in just as fast, it eventually got to the point where it spread to my face a neck a bit and when I went to eh Dr they performed a culture and found MRSA. I had to take antibiotics, the problem is even though I took antibiotics and some of them worked wonders and cleared the MRSA the folliculitis would come back 1 to 2 weeks later. And I took a ton of antibiotics. Now what would come back isnt MRSA I'm told they're sterile postules but nonetheless it's not normal for me to get bumps on my scalp
Keflex - Worked during treatment came back 1 week later
Doxycilline - Didn't do anything
sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim - worked great cleared everything but came back two weeks later.
Doxycycline - didnt do anything
Cipro - didn't help
sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim + rifampin - same results as regular sulfameth above.
Linezolid - worked great kept everything away for a month
Anyway I tried all kinds of weird junk like lemongrass oil, Manuka honey, Bleach baths, Products with tea tree oil already on them, apple cider vinegar, grapefruit oil, eucalyptus oil, shampoos with Zinc, salycic acid, and who knows what other stuff.
So what I decided to do was go to a health store, I went to whole foods market, bought their generic pure tea tree oil for like $12. I wet my hair, pour a little bit of salycic acid shampoo I have ( prob any shampoo works) on my hand then put like 20 drops of tea tree oil on the shampoo in my hand then just rub it into my scalp and at the time i had flare ups id just straight dump the tea tree oil on the bumps and rub gently ( I do this twice a day). After one day the bumps felt smaller and the next morning they were gone, and it's been almost a week so there is a chance I may be jumping the gun here, but I've never seen anything work so fast.
I have tried tea tree oil before with no results but before I was mixing it with other oils and a wash called hibiclens, so I may have not been using enough tea tree oil. Also since I mentioned it Hibiclens does a decent job in keeping scalp folliculitis under some control if you don't mind 1-3 bumps.
Anyway though I'd share and let you know how it goes.
Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:30 PM
As for me, I tired pure tea tree oil, poured some into my palm with shampoo and washed my hair. I let it sit for a couple minutes in the shower then rinsed it off. My head felt cool and itchiness subsided. After few days the spots began to clear up. I am gonna conduct more trial and error testing with the tea tree oil before I make a more confident recommendation. As of right now it has helped with my current scalp folliculitis. I will see how things go and give a more detailed analysis.
I hope and pray that nobody has to deal with this horrible condition. It ruins lives and I completely understand how it can drastically alter your daily life. I pray that there is a cure for this horrid condition.
Edited by nos86, 11 January 2012 - 11:20 PM.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:20 PM
I hope this can help someone, anyone out there. Please spread the message.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:58 PM
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