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Sometimes Scalp Is Dry and Flakey, Other Times Moist and Gummy

Posted by Jennifer on 03/30/2007

I am so confused and frustrated with my condition. I am a 31 year old female living in Michigan. I am married with 3 children (not currently pregnant or trying to conceive) and only 6 months ago noticed a severe dandruff problem. I of course tried several over the counter shampoos with no relief, then several presciption shampoos with no relief, my dr now wants me to try a topical steriod and I am not interested in such treatment but must have a solution to this problem. What was intially a dry patch near the back of my head had now covered my entire head from forehead to neck and ear to ear, at times the scalp is extremely dry and flakes like crazy and at other times areas of my scalp are gummy and moist. The condition has reached my ears and now behind my ears as well as my actual ear are so dried and cracked (and even ooze at times) they are almost shriveling up. My face is very dry especially my eye lids. My neck is developing dry red patches also. I am afraid this is going to slowly work its way down my entire body. Other info that may be pertinent....Spring is almost here so warmer weather is coming, I have been dieting and recently lost 20 lbs, I am almost 5'6 and now weigh 145 lbs, I am trying to lose an additional 15 lbs, I am not currently exercising regularly, I sleep with all feather pillows and blankets, I average 6 hours sleep per night, I have curly, color treated hair (I have colored my hair for years though), I do use commercial hair products in the shower and after to prevent a frizzy mop on top of my head. I would have to find a suitable replacement because no products would be not cute at all (I am not going for the stray dog look) I have read much of the info from the website and am a bit confused. Is the only way to determine the origin of my problem to trouble shoot with various treatments to rule out possibilities? I will of course try anything. If you are able to provide a course of treatment I would be so appreciative. If you need additional info regarding my situation I would be more than happy to disclose. Thank you so much Jennifer

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

The mentioned "racked (and even ooze at times)" indicates the body is severely acid, and taking a larger dose of baking soda, about 1/2 teaspoon with 1/2 glass of water in the morning and 1/4 teaspoon before sleep may help reduce the oozing. Then reduce the dose after a couple of days to just 1/4 teaspoon 2 times a day of baking soda. Getting a diarrhea will immediately dry up the ooze, but I prefer to use a magnesium hydroxide only, such as Milk of Magnesia, found in most drug stores.

Since spring is coming, it appears you are suffering them throughout the winter. It appears that 2000 i.u. of vitamin D3 and plenty of sunshine is needed here. Take some cod liver oil now and then, some evening primrose oil (twice a week at 1000 mg), flaxseed oil once a week, and vitamin A 25,000 i.u. twice a week, and most importantly fish oil (omega 3). The body's oils are imbalance and this should resolve most of the conditions.

Shampooing is best if done using just a borax solution and some epsom salt, 10% concentration each as a shampoo. This should get rid of most of the bacteria and viruses quite well, but it won't resolve the biochemical imbalances. Vitamin C sodium ascorbate 1000 mg. is another one that you should try to take once a day. Ted