Dandruff, Scalp Odor, Painful Roots

Posted by WH on 10/15/2007

Hi Ted, this is w_____, i am from pakistan.. i really need your help as i can't find anybody like you in our country.. here, people don't pay attention to ailments, they live with them and don't even bother to treat the disease.. i am writing this letter to you with a lot of hope.. i have been losing my hairs since i was 14.. now 1 am 27.. whenever i shampoo my hair it's like i am gonna shed all of my hair today.. they fall handfuls.. they keep growing and keep on falling but they have become very thin now.. i used to have very thick hair.. besides, i got a lot of dandruff on my scalp, which never disappears, my roots are very painful, my scalp odors and it gets oily after 12 hours of wash, if i don't wash my hair frequently i start falling my hair and roots become more weak and painful..other than that i have got eczema around my mouth which has become very frustrating for me.. i work 12 hours a day and work in the air-conditioned room, i think the air-conditioning has aggravated the eczema because i am applying steriods cream daily but it is not working.. i am really upset because all of this happening to me.. i have been to almost every dermatologist but nothing really worked.. i want you to please advise me and suggest me how to tackle with these problems of hairloss and eczema.. i would be very thankful to you...

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

The condition of a dandruff problem in the scalp can usually be stopped through 25-50 mg of manganese sulfate, taken regularly for about 5 days out of a week. The evening primrose oil is taken for 1000 mg, and take that for about every other days. Vegetable oils in the diet and the use of cooking utensils high in metal may aggravate the condition. The oily scalp is sometimes (for me it is often) a sign of zinc deficiency. The zinc gluconate is often 50 mg. taken once every other day, and after two or three weeks, it is then taken once a week. In certain instances, borax dissolved in water, can be used as a hair wash, but not rinsed, left overnight to kill the fungus and mildew issue. The solution can be strengthened if added to a 1% H2O2 solution, and that is kept overnight and rinsed the next day. It's o.k.to towel dry it somewhat, but no rinsing. The borax and peroxide should kill the fungus.

The other issue of hair loss is the problem of collagen and copper and iron utilization which may reduce some free heavy metals, and the vitamin C sodium ascorbate or perhaps vitamin C rose hips 1000 mg x 2 times a day, for about 5 days out of a week should stop hair losses from getting to the extreme. At least it worked for me quite well. If I left anything else, it might be that I will have to increase my immunity and circulation of scalp by taking at least 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water twice a day.

However, I would much prefer to take a 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice, plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day. The citrate reaction, reduces the serum calcium, which tends to clog body tissues, resulting in poor circulation. One additional remedy that may also help is to reduce certain fatty foods (rich foods with vegetable oils) and sugar, while taking 1 tablespoon of granulated lecithin a day.

Hopefully this should solve some of the cause. The others that I have not covered but may be relevant are molybdenum (anti-fungal), lack of iodine, and the nasty habit of eating cassava derived foods, which causes iodine deficiency since it is rich in thiocyanate, and hence can result in other symptoms, of lowered immunity resulting in hair loss too.

Replied by Mario
Chihuahua, Mexico

Ted from Bangkok, I have seen native people in Mexico that at the age of 70 barely have gray hair the, I agree that our diets have something to do with our health, but I do not think that these people have a good diet. Could you send a photo of people before and after? Regards