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RatherBeSurfing

Member Since 02 Mar 2006
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In Topic: What has worked for me: SEA SALT

27 March 2006 - 04:38 PM

QUOTE(Rorschach @ Mar 27 2006, 04:43 PM) View Post

Well I found some today. Only three bucks in Canada. But it isn't that big of a container. Anyway, I think this was asked earlier in the thread, but I didn't see the answer. You put it in while the water is running right?


Yes, put it in while it is running.....as long as the water is hot it does not really matter, but I am sure it helps the dissolving process.

-RBS

In Topic: Pityrosporum Folliculitis ?

26 March 2006 - 05:46 PM

QUOTE(noteworthy @ Mar 25 2006, 04:32 PM) View Post

looked it up and found this article: http://www.aocd.org/...orum_folli.html

it says for the shampoo to wash your body with it but do it only once a week. is that what youre doing or are you washing daily?


I have been using the Nizoral daily for over a week, leaving it on for 5 minutes. I will cut back and leave it on for a bit longer.

Great article.......why this has not been discovered by someone else is beyond me, but I bet many on this site suffer from some version of this.

In Topic: What has worked for me: SEA SALT

26 March 2006 - 04:25 AM

QUOTE(zxcv @ Mar 25 2006, 11:15 PM) View Post

Do you really have to use 30 ounces?.. Nearly 4 cups? Would it work just as well with say one or two cups? Also, you take the bath everyday?


As far as the 30 ounces go......I calculated it by how the water tasted.....I was trying to duplicate the salinity of ocean water.....I am sure you could go with less......

For the first couple weeks I took salt baths twice a day, then daily for a couple weeks, and now I am taking them once a day about every other day


QUOTE(SebastianC @ Mar 25 2006, 11:08 PM) View Post

I don't have acne on my face but I submerge myself and let just the nose out. I can even stay 30 minutes like that.

QUOTE(RatherBeSurfing @ Mar 20 2006, 09:51 AM) View Post



Observation:
Remaining occasional breakouts were focused on borders of hair......on face, back of neck, underarm, and inner thigh.....first thing came to mind is longtime assumption that I had some sort of folliculitis.

Next Step:
Researched the subject.....and found a medical paper on eMedicine.com (http://www.emedicine.com/DERM/topic338.htm) that said "Pityrosforum Folliculitis" is regularly misdiagnosed as acne......and is successfully treated with a chemical known as "Ketoconazole", the main ingredient in a dandruff shampoo called "Nizoral". Over-the-Counter is 1% strength and sold at Target, Walgreens, etc....it comes stronger with a prescription. Bought it and have been using as a shower gel.....letting it sit on my body for 5 minutes before washing off.



The Nizoral I have has 2% Ketoconazole eusa_think.gif


Canada sells it over the counter in 2% strength......in the US it is 1%.

In Topic: What has worked for me: SEA SALT

24 March 2006 - 12:30 PM

Charles-

I posted early on....it was a process for me, not an event....

When I started I was in the midst of a very bad breakout and during the first week I noticed some areas were improving, while others were just starting to come to the surface....it was during the second week I felt that I really had begun to see an overall improvement. I did not post until week eight as I have experienced similiar improvements, only to have them reverse after a week or two.

I think we all can tell when we have an allergic reaction to something.....it comes quickly and is very bad......if you feel like you are having an allergic reaction then STOP IMMEDIATELY.

If it is just more of the same.....meaning a bad breakout continuing....I would give it sometime....but watch it closely......stop exfoliating.....be gentle.

Once again, unless it is an allergic reaction, you can not come to a sound conclusion over a few days time....

In Topic: What has worked for me: SEA SALT

24 March 2006 - 05:49 AM

Noteworthy-
Since we typically buy very small amounts from retail stores...at about 10 cents an ounce.....it only makes sense that a distributor would sell it cheaper....and a manufacturer would sell it even cheaper.....give it a shot and let us know.

SebastianC-
Good to hear about your results......I am astonished by the results of the Nizoral.....it is still very early, but I have never been so encouraged by the results of anything I have tested.

**I am currently using Nizoral daily and one salt bath every other day.