I have scalp folliculitis, for the last 10 years. I've been on many antibiotics, which always fail eventually, and the infection comes back with vengence, painfully. I've therefore turned to natural remedies.
The folliculitis causes about 1cm wide spots, filled with puss, very sore, and they are slowly joining together.
From 3 days ago, I tried a teaspoon of tumeric, mixed in a little cold water, 3 times a day.
The results are amazing. When I tried anti b's, I would see no results for 5-6 days. With turmeric, within 24hrs, my swelling had halved, and now, 4 days later, although I still have the red marks, the swelling has gone, 100%. I'm amazed, and the happiest man on earth!
I'm sure it will not cure me, but the pain and irritation relief is unbelievable. I hope it continues, and if anyone else tries this method, please let me know, and good luck.
I read about this method in boil forums. I have used cold water as I believe turmeric will work naturally in normal conditions. If you use hot water, also please let me know.
After reading so many posts here and on other sites about turmeric working wonders, I decided I have to try this natural remedy for my scalp folliculitis. I was somewhat concerned about all the user complaints of how "nasty" the turmeric and water suspension tastes and it's grittiness since the spice does not dissolve. Instead of attempting to mix the turmeric with water or fruit juice, I mixed it with organic tomato juice (that added a little vitamin C as well to the mix) and a pinch of raw Sea Salt (this also added some minerals). Hey! It didn't taste too badly at all! I imagine that anyone avoiding salt could use some organic lemon juice or ACV instead, just to give it a little bite to over-ride that of the turmeric. I hope this suggestion helps others, and I hope starting on turmeric helps me :-)
Thanks for the idea to try the turmeric. You can also buy turmeric in capsule form--not sure if it would work as well as drinking. I'm going to try both. I've tried so many natural AND medicinal cures. A month ago I made a scalp spray of my own based on all the information I've read (completely natural) and within two weeks my foliculitis is almost completely gone. I don't know if it was just time for it to finally leave:) or if I've discovered a simple cure. I'd like others to try it and give me their results and feedback. For anyone who is interested in trying it email me and I'll send you a small spray bottle.
Hi Rose, I'm about 5-6 days down the road with turmeric, my results are as follows.
There was an immediate big effect in reducing swelling, like I've never seen before. Yesterday, 2 bumps came back, one quite sore, but nowhere near what I previously had. Also, a lot of very small white bumps which I had in hair follicles went immediately. These were the white bumps I had originally all those years ago when this thing started.
I've also been rubbing on some tea tree lotion the last 2 days, but I'm going to stop this for now as I can't get a clear idea of which (turmeric or tea tree oil), is affecting me in which way.
I'd love to try your formula, please can you mail me at email@example.com
I emailed you so we can connect on an address to send. One comment on tea tree. It is a VERY strong essential oil and I have had the experience of having my skin peel when using it. It can actually aggrivate skin instead of healing it. It probrably works for some, but I'd stick with the tumeric since you had such an immediate response. Have you tried to make a liquid out of the tumeric and put it directly on your folliculitis?