30 Jul 06:13
Secrets, treatment, parenting
5 days of putting Apple cider vinegar on the head and the boy’s scalp has almost cleared up. Fingers crossed if we do this a couple times a week it will stay clear. It’s a battle though.
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30 Jul 06:22
30 Jul 07:50
That's great Psomum. (lol autocorrect turns it into Possum). I'm so glad it's helping your son. I can imagine the teen battles. Keep going. He will thank you.
30 Jul 07:53
Great news indeed psomom and I'm so happy about the results!
31 Jul 04:09
That is wonderful news! I bet he is thrilled 😊 How are you applying it? diluted with water? Thanks!
31 Jul 05:48
No I’m applying it with a soaked cotton pad. He hates the smell but likes the results
31 Jul 05:50
Rinsing it off after a half hour.
04 Aug 00:25
01 Sep 01:19
Have not heard of that. I have had P on my scalp all my life. Will give it a try.
01 Sep 01:46
It seems to work best immediately after an oil soak. We have stopped because he hates the smell and it was turning into a stress fest.
01 Sep 05:52
Such good news Psomom praying it keeps getting better and that he has the strength to stick to no nightshades.
01 Sep 07:48
Thanks Bev. I’m trying a new natural cream and trying the oil soaks and ACV rinses again. We have been thinking though that if we don’t see improvement in the next few weeks we may try some of the medications out there. I’m afraid of them but also see how going thru his teens with this all over his body could be really tough.
01 Sep 08:23
I know what you mean psomom, we do anything to get rid of it,i can understand that,medications are okay for now i would say, you have the chance or your son has the chance to make changes in what he eats whilst on these medications, i didnt have that choice then years ago, diet/lifestyle was dismissed by Doctors , i was brought up on junk food,crap we fried up at home after school etc, didnt get proper meals until the weekend,Its okay say to have a bad night once a week,we need to have a life i get that,If he gets it under control over time with changes to diet/lifestyle it will be a part of his life he wont crave rubbish,Ask me 2 years ago could i change?,nooooo way, i did though and it does help,It will take time,i changed in a 2 month crash course if you will giving up stuff on the way, it was so hard but i got there, good news, i can let my hair down a bit more often with no ill effects,i know fish and chips dont like me, i found that out last week yet gluten free biscuits have no effect at all, been eating more of them lately,slow elimination is key to success and he will adapt a healthy lifestyle though it is harder when young i would imagine with friends eating anything, ,i hope all goes well Psomom
01 Sep 09:03
Thanks John. I will keep you posted. In a way I’m lucky he is so picky as he is used to eating a restricted diet lol on the other hand he is not really one to try new foods. I think he will get there though and you are right that it’s good he is growing up in a time where people are aware of how foods can make a difference. He has agreed to no nightshades so it’s a step. So great that you were able to change your diet and see good results. It takes a lot of dicipline.
01 Sep 09:10
Thanks Psomom, yes it does take a lot of that,discipline,Thats why i always say,some changes is better than no changes in lifestyle,One can still reduce symptoms, I think its great to start with night shades and if he sees improvement he may say ok, i may try stop other things like i did ,People think i eat nothing Psomom,fact is i eat more now than i did before changing my diet/lifestyle, my shopping bill is not cheap but, its worth it ,save on medications ,lots of inflammation and so on,I am so glad he has your support, hes a lucky young man, hope he knows that,i am sure he does :)
02 Sep 06:03
Thanks John. He is 13 and just thinks I’m super annoying....most of the time :)
02 Sep 07:05
Yes i am sure, yes 13 is young , :)
02 Sep 07:45
Your welcome .One day he will appreciate all your help you give him psomom :)
02 Sep 08:16
Yes I am sure. Hopefully I can teach him now how to manage his P in the best way for his future. I feel it’s a bit of a race against time as it is getting worse not better but who knows. I guess it’s a real mystery and could just disappear. I think it must be linked to his raging hormones in some way though and I think those will rage for a while.
02 Sep 08:39
You maybe on to something there psomom?, may explain why mine was so bad a child up to my teens then it got better in my 20s, never thought about that,Sometimes it will get bad before it gets better, quite common, used to happen to me a lot in the past, when i changed my diet/lifestyle i did get it a bit worse to begin with, this can happen as toxins making its way out of the body, thanks:)
03 Sep 01:52
Hey psomom - how is the apple cider going? Wondering if its working. If yes, I will have my daughter try it. THX
03 Sep 07:16
We have stopped doing it because of the mess of oil treatments followed by the smell of vinegar was stressing my son out. We just started again with the oil treatments and once we have it to a comfortable routine I will try again with the vinegar because I do think it was effective.
03 Sep 08:39
Sounds good. I'm using Grapeseed oil for scalp soaks because it's a lighter oil. It's very soothing.
Might your son be stressing about starting school again?
03 Sep 10:04
He is pretty excited about school. He is very social and eager to meet new friends (just starting at high school). He is however a highly stressed person (I’m sure a factor in his P).
19 Sep 18:58
Just started the apple cider. Found that using a q tip works best, I can part my hair and get to the flaky areas better. I am hopeful
20 Sep 01:12
That’s great!! Try it after an oil soak. The combo seems to be very effective for people. Best of luck!
20 Oct 13:28
Buy a uv comb works a treat if you persist and follow instructions. stops the itching and helps to cut down a lot on the flaking. Google it. (the comb )
21 Oct 20:25
Interesting I will do that.
29 Oct 21:58
I wonder where do you buy a UV comb??? maybe on Amazon
18 Nov 14:17
pso mom...by any chance was your son on anti-biotics lately? reason I ask, when my son (who also has P) was about 14 yrs old, on anti-biotic for strep? (honestly dont remember) anyway, a week or so later, looked like he had the measles! body was covered head to toe, turned out to be guttate P...it took light treatments 3x a week, medicine and about a 2 months to get most of it cleared up....thanks for the info on AC vinegar on the scalp, I will have my son try it, his scalp is terrible, so much that he shaved his head so light treatments and creams can reach it
19 Nov 00:00
Sorry to hear that Lynn. I know that strep is a common cause or trigger for glutate. Not sure about the antibiotics. Good luck with the ACV! How old is your boy?
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