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randibear
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i often scratch my head and i always come up with like scabby spots, like a area that has bled and has scabbed over.

i use a good shampoo and rinse well but i still have these spots.

lyme maybe or something else? anybody else have creepy crawlies on their head? often feels like something is in my hair but i know it's not.

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I have the same randi and was wondering why? I have a lesion right on my hairline that was biopsed a month ago and they said it was just scaly skin...but from what?

She said she doubts it is lyme caused, but I cant figure it out. I have them in my scalp at weird times.

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glm1111
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Agree...Parasites...

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randibear
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huh??? what kind of parasites and how do you treat your hair??? shampoo or is this another systemic thang??

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It's systemic mostly. Parasites love the head and migrate there when they disseminate. I got rid of most of mine by taking antiparasitics.

You can google skin parasite forum where they have different suggestions in dealing with them as well.

Humaworm makes a cream for this but I have never used it, so don't know how good it is.

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What kind did you take?

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Randi,
it will be gone after parasite treatment but gets worse in the beginning.

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randi,

I took all the ones you say you can't tolerate. Parastroy, Hanna Kroeger Wormwood, Humaworm,Hulda Clark etc. You need to take something for the parasites because it will only get worse. A little at a time so you can tolerate them.

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For yrs. I had a spot on the left front of my head under hair. It would grow a "scab", then slough off about once/mo., then grow back again. What came off looked like dried skin or zit or something, but it always came back again in the same place until a few mos. ago.

I'm on Malarone for Babesia, would that have an effect on other parasites or would I hafta go herbal?

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I have the same thing. About two of them and had them for years. It started out as a burst in the skin and I had picked on it for years. Had it biopsies and nothing.

It is mostly hard and scab like either pink or white, depending how much I've messed with it. One is now gone and the other one dwindled, that is until I started picking again. I find it hard to stop touching it .

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I think I may know what's causing the scalp lesions.
Demodex mites.

They are tiny mites that live in the facial pores and the hair follicles of the eyelashes and eyebrows.
Almost everyone has them, but not everyone has a problem with them.

It seems that when a person is having an autoimmune problem, their skin reacts to the mites, causing inflammation, scaling, Rosacea.


Remedies for Rosacea
http://remediesforrosacea.org/demodex-rosacea/

That page has links to a number of articles.
I read several of them....verrry interesting.


One of the articles is about a man who was having problems with a scaling lesion on his scalp.
They found demodex mites, and treated with meds to kill them, with success.


One of the treatments proposed for Demodex is Seabuckthorne oil.
You thin it with a carrier oil, and rub it into the base of the eyelashes, to treat blepheritis.
I just posted to fred0 about this.

I suppose you could rub it into the scalp, leave it for a while, and then shampoo.
I'm not sure how often you'd have to repeat that.
Ick, rubbing oil into the scalp seems so messy.
And Seabuckthorne oil is red, so it will stain.


Seabuckthorne oil is also used internally to strengthen the immune system, but I have not tried that.


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p.s. It's a good idea to have a non-healing scalp lesion examined by your doctor, in case it is a skin cancer.

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When I first took antiparasitics, I got terrible cystic acne. Big, hard, deep, painful nodules. I knew this was the die-off of the Demodex mites.

That only happened on the first two rounds of antiparasitics. After each round, my skin was gorgeous! Clear, smooth, moist. Fashion model skin!

Now when I take antiparasitics, my skin doesn't change. No bumps or sores. No fashion models. Just me.

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