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Acne on Head

Posted by Ayaz (Sharjah, UAE) on 11/13/2006

I have a serious problem of Acne on my head. It has been since 3 years now. It is very painful and I cannot use pillow, cannot make my hairs or go for hair dressing. I have been to a doctor he asked me to take ISOTANE capsules. I am looking for a more homely cure if anyone of you can suggest it please. I would highly appreciate it. Thank you.

Replied by Cindy
Delavan, United States

re: acne on the head -- It seems that the acne on your head can be helped in several ways. First, stop using shampoo on your scalp/hair. The chemicals in shampoos are industrial type cleaners not meant for heads/hair. I and many others have found this to be true. Next use a diluted raw apple cider vinegar rinse for your scalp. The acv rinse does not need to be every day. By simply not using the shampoos (which are way too strong/damaging) you should begin to heal. To cleanse scalp use a natural soap on your scalp and apply conditioner to ends. You will probably notice several benefits, i.e. reduced hair loss and return of curls if you ever had them before. Also take raw apple cider vinegar internally to reduce the fungus/yeast that may be internal.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Ayaz: A simple acne cure, if it is acne of course, is to take 25 mg/day of zinc acetate (or zinc chloride or zinc gluconate). Do NOT take zinc sulfate, it tends to cause vomiting in many people. The other thing is to reduce your diet for eating oily foods, sweet foods, fruit juices, chocolate and fried foods.

Chocolate is high in copper and tends to reduce the body's reserve of zinc. Sweet foods rid the body of both zinc and chromium. So therefore, take some chromium supplement too, such as chromium polynicotinate, nicotinate, or gluconate. I get acne every time if I eat chocolates, sweets, and sweet drinks.