5 Year Old Daughter with Tinea Capitis - Fungal Infection of the Scalp
I am desperate to get resolve my 5 yr old daughters scalp. She was diagnosed over 1 yr ago (March 2014) and I am so sad that I have put her through so much. This really has been such a HUGE stress in our lives and I fear how it is affecting my daughter...who used to love to do her hair and be "girly". All members of our family have had spots b/c of this, and most have resolved quite easily with topical applications besides my husband's fungus on his hands....we have been battling this for a few months now too.
Here is what we have tried on my daughter's scalp.
--topically - tea tree oil, oil of oregano, ACV, ozonated olive oil., and even ketoconzal. We have also given in and used the prescription Ketoconozal shampoo for awhile. We were washing hair with baking soda too for awhile.
--Internally we have tried to limit sugars (I"m not going to say it's been easy or we have been that successful not letting a 5 yr old have fruit or any grains, etc), olive leaf extract, increase ACV to a few times a week, increased Vit c and Vit D, supplemented minerals to our drinking water, occasionally drink bone broth, and we saw a chiropractor who had her on some homeopathic supplements for awhile. We did a parasite cleanse as prescribed by a holistic dr. in our area.
LASTLY, we are trying Luguls iodine 5% topically since January but I am growing more and more frustrated and sad b/c her scalp still looks scaly and red at times when I take a break from the iodine to see if there is any progress. I don't know if iodine can cause some of this redness too (beyond the iodine color I know that). or if it's the infection. I have spoken directly to two moms who recently used this to cure their children's scalp ringworm. However, we do have a different strain than those children had. I also found a white potassium iodine mixed with water and have tried alternating that with castro oil as I read they can help scalp/hair growth...however, I wasn't as comfortable with that iodine vs. the luguls b/c I know it's more tested/respected.
I really am desperate as I have an amazing, happy daughter who has been so discouraged by this. We actually had the script for the oral medication in my hand last October but I just CAN'T give in and think of what that could do to my daughters body internally. Please, please help! I have stayed up many nights and read MANY of your posts and tried to read others who posted after you and I have had a hard time following/figuring out what exactly to do...amounts, ratios, concentrations of the solutions, etc. I feel nervous about giving her Borax to drink as an option. If you could give me any insight I would GREATLY appreciate it.
Thank you, Brooke from Illinois
Hope, Bc Canada
Charlotte, North Carlina