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Scalp Fungus

Posted by Karen (Amelia, VA) on 12/30/2006

I have been having dramatic hair loss since Sept, 2006. My primary doctor was treating me for a scalp fungus but after 3 weeks when I was still losing more hair, he sent me to a dermatologist. They tested for thyroid, lupus, and low iron. He took a skin graph and found that I have inflammatory alopecia scarring and non-scarring. I found your site and have been using oils instead of continuing on the cortisone shots in my scalp. I am not sure, but I think that I do have a fungus also. The doctor -dermatologist did take a sample to grow but after two weeks-no growth. my primary care doctor said that a fungus takes six weeks to grow and that since I had been being treated for this, a fungus may not show up. Any suggestions in all of this? I have been using ACV and hydrogen peroxide the last two days and it seems to have calmed the redness in my scalp. I will see a thyroid doctor on Tuesday and maybe that will give me some answers. Any suggestions would be wonderful.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Try iodine foot painting every two days. This should stop the scarring, raise the immunity and lower the fungus problems.

Supplement with some manganese supplements, usually manganese sulfate on an empty stomach, if not then chelated manganese powdered will do. Zinc supplements, 25 mg. day or 5 days out of 7 if you have oiliness problem. Taking it until oiliness disappears.

Most people with hair loss have deficiency of manganese, zinc, molybdenum, and sometimes iodine. An easy way to tell of a possible molybdenum deficiency is excessive cavities, or problems seeing in the dark (a little bit), pH problems, or of course fungus problems.

Stop doing ordinary shampooing and instead use borax for shampooing. Borax have amazing antifungal properties. A small pinch in a drinking water will rid of the problem from deep internal issues causing the fungus. Apple cider vinegar + baking soda always help and sodium ascorbate 500 mg/day will stop hair loss as well as increase manganese absorption.