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Old 10.09.2012, 20:19
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Products for Fungal Infection of scalp?

I have been researching hours online about why my beautiful hair has turned abnormally oily. I read that it could be a fungal infection of the scalp. Do you know of any products I can purchase here that would be a cure for this? Also, maybe a good clarifying shampoo? I want my hair back!!!
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Old 10.09.2012, 20:23
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Re: Products for Fungal Infection of scalp?

Maybe be safe & sure and visit your doctor?
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Re: Products for Fungal Infection of scalp?

Try changing brands of shampoo/conditioner...

If it really is a fungal infection, I'd be asking the doctor to test your skin. Anti-fungals are often quite toxic with lots of side effects. Generally, air, sunlight and dryness will cut down the fungus that naturally occurs on the skin.... and I'm a big believer that the skin is very good at repairing itself if you just leave it alone.
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Old 10.09.2012, 21:03
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Re: Products for Fungal Infection of scalp?

When I was a yoof and had a greasy adolescent Barnet, and didn't have time to Wash'n'Go, I used to bung on a couple of handfuls of talc and rub it in - particularly useful as I was a helmet wearer.
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Re: Products for Fungal Infection of scalp?

Rinse with a mild acidic liquid will treat it. The choice if up to you, vinegar, lemon juice, just watch out for your eyes.
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Re: Products for Fungal Infection of scalp?

MC beat me to it! If you think it is a fungal infection, I would certainly try the things she mentioned. It's inexpensive and if after a week you don't see improvement, then maybe check with the Apothek or your doctor BTW, coconut oil is also an excellent hair treatment and anti-bacterial/fungal as well! Good luck!
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Re: Products for Fungal Infection of scalp?

On checking for nits I realised that nit combs remove cradle cap (which you can get at any age) on wet conditioned but not rinsed hair. An idea.
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Re: Products for Fungal Infection of scalp?

I wouldn't leave it to fester and I'm not sure it would clear itself up any more than other bodily fungal infections would, either.

A quick google round shows that it could be a symptom of ringworm which is easily passed from person to person. Although it's more common in children, it's not unheard of in adults.

Get a doctor to check it out and prescribe something appropriate.
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Re: Products for Fungal Infection of scalp?

I have tried baby powder, good for a little tidy up. I will try lemon juice this week. I wonder If it could be hormonal too??
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Re: Products for Fungal Infection of scalp?

Have you tried a shampoo/conditioner with tea tree oil?

Tea tree oil is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. I know that it's used a lot for treating dandruff... but it may help if you do have a fungal infection on your scalp.
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Re: Products for Fungal Infection of scalp?

You may try shampoos with Selenium S (sulfide or disulfide). Selenium is an antifungal agent, many anti-dandruff shampoos have it, read the content, and sometimes the shampoos mention selenium explicitly in the name.
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