Alopecia Leaves Me with Scars

Posted by Anonymous on 06/22/2007

Hi Ted, I am suffering from alopecia that leaves me with scars, a condition I have had since I was a teenager, more than a decade ago. Doctors have done their best, but nothing has helped. There are scars all over my head, red and smooth. Hair transplants won't work to cover them, and I have no follicles in the hairless areas to produce new hairs. I have given up on medicines, can you offer another solution?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

This appears to be a staphylococcus type of infection, which are unresponsive to antifungal medications based on attached information. In my experience, scar formation can also be iodine deficiency, as it causes excess fibroids. The best remedy I can come up with is some epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) 10% with a couple of drops of iodine applied to the scalp, or use this as a cleanser. Finally I would apply thinly with petroleum jelly, to the area to keep the scalp from dryness.

Also I would probably be taking 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water 2 times a day, some vitamin B5 500 mg, B8 500 mg, and sodium ascorbate 250 mg, should be sufficient. Taking kelp supplements once a day I think should raise up sufficient iodine along with at least 250 mg of magnesium citrate taken only 4 days out of 7 days should help.

Also to help healing some aloe vera oil with lavender oil help. To regenerate hair follicles, I would probably get colloidal silver and apply them topically everyday, and take 1 tablespoon of colloidal silver, for at least 6 months, as those in my opinion increase the body's stem cells.

I don't know how hard the doctors tried the antifungals, but the ones I used that worked well for me is the lavender+tea tree oil combination applied to the scalp, 3-4 times a day. Frequency of application seems to be a factor.

Replied by Ovi Z
Toronto, Canada

Mine (cicatricial alopecia, LPP type) stopped in 1-4 weeks after removing wheat completely from diet, including all food-industry processed foods that might have wheat, even my shaving cream (for the beard) had a wheat ingredient. I use soap now.

After stopping the wheat, rye (etc, I eat no bread or pastry) see also wheat belly book by a Dr Davis, I shaved twice and I see it stopped, not sure it will help you as well, but try my friend