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Tom Busby

Member Since 23 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 24 2014 07:05 PM

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Can I Post Attachments?

14 December 2013 - 02:49 AM

I have useful information that I would like to post as an attachment but I'm over the limit.  Please re-set my screen name allowance or tell me how can we make this happen?

An Effective Seb Derm Scalp Treatment

19 August 2013 - 02:29 PM

An aesthetic and effective lightweight hair gel can be made with 100 ml of Aloe Vera, 5 ml of Hegor 150 shampoo, and 2 grams of Xylitol.


I actually used 0.07 grams of Climbazole powder dissolved in 1 ml of Isopropanol and added 5 ml of my custom-blend Cetaphil lotion, instead of Hegor 150, but my mix is equivalent to 1 part in 20 dilution of Hegor 150.  Both mixes are just barely over the EU guidelines for a full body leave-on product, so they are safe as a scalp product.  


My suggestion for a Hegor 150 mix is because most people don’t home compound, and I would like to hear back from anyone who tries this 1 to 20 ration of Hegor 150 as to its aesthetics. 


The mix takes about 20 minutes to dry, and then my hair looks and feels normal.  My “normal” was no hair gel and no hair styling products, so I’m pleased this mix is very lightweight and leaves my hair normal and maybe even a little better.  Hurray, I have an effective leave-on product for my scalp -- I didn’t like using medicated lotion on my scalp because it looked like 1960’s Elvis-hair.

Treatment With 5% Bp + 0.5% Erythromycin, Or 5% Bp + 1% Clindamycin

28 March 2013 - 04:32 PM

Attached is a recent medical article about biofilms that discusses acne treatments using ointments with either 5% benzoyl peroxide + 0.5% erythromycin, or 5% benzoyl peroxide + 1% clindamycin.  These acne treatments are discussed on page 4. 


I believe biofilms are the principal reason why acne or any type of dermatitis is so difficult to diagnose and treat.  

Malassezia Folliculitis (Fungal) Versus Truncal Acne (Bacterial)

24 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

I've attached 2 recent research articles describing the link between bacterial acne and malassezia fungus.  I've also attached a summary of the 2011 Korean article for easier reading.


Medical science is great, but a research article doesn't do anything to treat the problem, so I've also attached my own article concerning successful treatments and experiences with over-the-counter and home compounded antifungal products. This is the same article I posted yesterday in the thread http://www.acne.org/...m-folliculitis/, but I started a new thread to reach more people.


The treatments I describe are over-the-counter and legal, because last year the FDA issued a ruling that allows consumers to purchase prescription medicine from countries that have no prescription laws, like China, India and Thailand, for your own use only. You may have to google heavily to find these products, as Google recently paid a large fine for its featured ads on non-US pharmacies that the FDA alleged had misrepresented their status as US pharmacies.


The number of posts at this forum describing skin problems and medical experiences exactly like mine is incredible -- people suffering for years and spending thousands of dollars without getting better.  


Good luck!