I've had folliculitis since I was 16. My condition really started to become a problem when I turned 22. Most of my back of my scalp and now top was infected. While I slept, some of them would bleed. I have to keep changing my pillow case every two days.
Medical visits have been awful. No one really knows what it is, that is. I have visited 7 doctors. Let me see, shingles, regular acne, infected hair root, back to shingles...and etc, is what the medical doctors keep telling me.
My last dermatologist suggested steroids, anti fungal cream (for the 4th time), and an anti bacterial pill last year; January 2012. I was really hoping this treatment i was put on would work. I had a girlfriend at the time and I really wanted to impress her. I really do not want to say it, but I really did not feel attractive. I didn't want to be touched at all. I really felt like any touching or being intimate would infect someone. On top of that, steroids really did not help me with my emotions. It made me crazy to a point i had to see a therapist in February; just a few weeks after being put on the treatment.
The steroids made me gain weight. I am 5'5 and always kept my weight at 195 to 200. Steroids made me gain to 250. I had acne all over my body. It turns out, the anti bacterial pills made some people uneasy. The doctor said it causes depression. If you guys want to know the dosage and the name of the medicine. I will let you guys know. I have them kept at my parents house in case i need to retract my medicine records.
Now, I have lost some weight. I weigh 199 with some major improvements. My body acne is gone because I stopped taking the treatment. I am eating a lot healthier.
All I am using for my head is a simple bottle you have get at the grocery store. Apple Cider Vinegar. The top of my head was really infected. It's almost 85 percent gone. The back of the head, is 40 percent. Plus, I had some hair loss in the back but it is growing right back up. I would recommend everyone to use Vinegar. All it does is have a really awkward smell. Better than nothing I always say.
I want to say, sorry for my grammar. It is not the best. I will go back to proof read it later because I am very tired now lol. If anybody have questions let me know. I will update this every week or when i remember, but i will update it to keep track of it.
Edited by ginrue, 23 November 2013 - 01:49 PM.