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Oil Cleared Her
I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't come across your website!
It wasn't long ago that my torso was covered in dime sized spots and I
couldn't figure what in the hell was wrong with me! This past March my
condition was at its worst, so I decided to search the Internet for
answers and solutions. (For
years I was too embarrassed to take my clothes off in front of a derm.)
It turned out to be a case of guttate P, made worse by a change of
climate and increased stress.
read all of the letters in your archives and decided to try Fish Oil for a
remedy — three gel capsules of salmon oil daily, plus drinking extra
water. That was the beginning of March (it is the end of September now)
and the spots have COMPLETELY cleared!!! I no longer feel like Disease
Woman and I actually wore a bikini this summer AND my husband is allowed
to see me naked! I feel like I have been relieved of this burden that has
plagued me for years! HOORAY and thank you!
the negative side, I must admit that my scalp P is still a burden and the
Salmon Oil hasn't made a great difference. The only thing that seems to
help is rubbing olive oil on my head when things get out of control and
using Nizoral Shampoo. The tar shampoos accomplished nothing, except for
making my hair smell awful.
well. I'm glad most of me is P free. Good luck to everyone out there and
don't give up!
my time of need it was comforting to know that I was not alone. -Still
Itchy in Toronto
Response: I’m glad the fish
oil regimen has worked for you, Itchy.
Were you using huge daily dosages like Mark
if we could just pass along something to calm down your scalp!
Sounds like the things that work for you concentrate on scale
removal and killing fungi (olive oil, Nizoral shampoo).
The olive oil softens scale, making it easier to comb or brush off
the scalp. Nizoral
is a popular anti-dandruff shampoo because of its anti-fungal properties. Theoretically, at least, scalp P and dandruff from fungal
infection are two different things; however, it’s always possible both
problems exist and even exacerbate each other.
I’ve read that P lesions are more easily infected by fungi, which
is not hard to believe. The
rough and scaly skin can hide the critters … like terrorists in a desert
mountain terrain. The object
of products like Nizoral, however, is to kill the fungus and stop the
dandruff. The fact that your problem
persists suggests P (or a particularly robust colony of fungi).
you tried occluding your scalp
overnight? (Maybe now that you can get naked in front of your husband
you could sneak by unnoticed with a shower cap on in bed?)
of luck to you, and keep us apprised of your progress! -Ed