Need to Know About the Cure for Lichen Planopilaris

Posted by Faima on 03/26/2007

Dear Ted I have been reading your about your remedies and I have to say, I am impressed. I hope that you will be able to help. My teenage son (18) has been diagnosed with Lichen Planopilaris (biopsies were inconclusive but LP was seen to be the likely outcome). He has been losing hair and has a tender scalp on the crown and vertex. He has been on Planquenil and Dermavite topical lotion and has seen some improvement. However, he does frequently complain about tenderness in the scalp. I have read that Tea Tree Oil and Lavender may help this condition. Doctors are unable to treat this condition as they are not sure what causes this. It is an autoimmune disease which attacks healthy follicles and replaces them with scar tissues. They say that suppressing the immune system may be the only way to halt this disease. There is currently no known cure. Please can you help.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
388 posts

Dear Faima: Basically the so called "autoimmune disease" in your conditions in my opinion appears fungus microbe grows on the cell walls and the white blood cells attack out own cells instead. It can be treated, and I have seen people get better from akalizing with baking soda 1/4 teaspoon twice a day, (with 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar if possible), vitamin D3, and borax. Other supporting supplements are chromium, zinc, and vitamin E. I have as yet to further improve on this protocol, but clearly the best so far for internal purposes. External purpose is lavender, tea tree oil, and borax with hydrogen peroxide. I am currently looking at possible use of magnesium, iodine and vitamin K2 as a possible way to further loosen the grips of these microbes from the cell walls.

The treatment is basically simple, antifungal remedies, such as tea tree oil, or lavender oil. Tea tree is more powerful, but lavender oil is more fitting to reduce the itchiness. Use the tea tree first. Hydrogen peroxide 1% and borax saturated solution (1 teaspoon borax in 500 cc of hydrogen peroxide) can be applied to the scalp 3-4 times a day should help.

Suppressing the autoimmune only worsens the condition by allowing the fungus like organism to expand inside the body.

A good remedy for internal purpose is perhaps vitamin D3 10,000 i.u. per day (it is antifungal), and 1/8 teaspoon of borax in one liter of water, divided doses over the course of a day. Borax is a powerful antifungal, but at the same time an essential mineral.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
388 posts

Dear Faima: The current dogma is suppressing the immune system is hardly considered a cause. The body immune system has been with us since the early days of evolution. It doesn't make easy mistakes.

Most instances I see people with a "normal immune system" and when they get fungus or similar organism, then they get autoimmunity. When given a supplements to kill off the fungus, such as borax, the autoimmunity simply disappeared. There are several supplements I found to have helped get rid of them, such as borax, vitamin D3, vitamin K, lavender oil and tea tree oil, but the most important basics toward improvement is to alkalize.

The mechanism of the so called autoimmunity works this way. The white blood cells attack your own body. The problem is the fungus, viruses especially attaches to the cell walls and in cases of HIV, it causes the nucleus of your cells to manufacture more of the organism. The cells no longer become the same since the DNA, is altered. The white blood cells recognized the change, and therefore attacks the cells. I found that licorice extract, and colorless iodine prevents these organism from attaching to healthy cells and then borax supplements kill them mostly. The seem to work whenever the body is slightly acid condition in order for them to multiply. Suppressing them merely worsens the condition by allowing temporary improvement, but at the same time causing the microbes to expand territories.

The best remedies I found is 1/8 teaspoon of borax, diluted in 1 liter of water, taken over divided dose over the course of a day, vitamin D3 between 2000 i.u. to 20,000 i.u/ day, possibly vitamin K2 (has antifungal properties), and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda taken twice a day diluted in 1/2 glass of water, once in the morning and once in the evening on an empty stomach.

Eating chinese parsley (please!), or coriander removes heavy metals which are quite often linked to autoimmunity as heavy metals produces free radicals preventing normal glandular functions necessary to kill of the invading microbes.

Vitamin C sodium ascorbate 1000 mg taken at least 1 or 2 times a day should help reduce the problem of hair loss. Taking some manganese supplements, once a week should also help.

It should be noted that when shampooing the hair, a borax solution in 1% hydrogen peroxide is a more ideal way to remove the lichen planus, or at least weaken them. They grow in an acid environment, which is why alkalizing is so important.

These are the bare minimum remedy for hair problems from autoimmunity.

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

The book Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight claims that all autoimmune problems stem from eating grains and wheat products. Cut out the wheat too. See if that helps.

Replied by Liliana
Montreal, Canada

Hi Ted from Bangkok, any new cure for Lichen Planopilaris on the scalp? You mention to shampooing the hair with a borax solution in 1% hydrogen peroxide how long we let it on the scalp ? and how often once a week is enough ? we use shampoo after this? Please specify, thanks in advance.