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20 Feb 2003

Scalpal problems (Kerion???)
I have got a scalpal problem for the past 8-9 years now. For two years inbetween it disappeared.
The problem i have has been identified as kerion, a fungal outgrowth, but the two doctors that told me this gave me medication, but it made no difference. Over the past 3 years i've spent on average R2000.00 per year for medication and doctor's bills. I have seen about 8 doctor's and 2 dermitologists. I still have the problem.
Now i have resorted to another method of treatment. I use "flowers of Sulphur" mixed with Blue Seal Vaseline and it works. Now i spend R15.00 a year with great results.
I am worried that this is not a long-term solution. I need to use it every night and it isn't a pleasant sight and it doesn't have a pleasant smell. I need a long term solution please. No-one i've seen has helped me.
Thank You for your time.
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01 Jan 0001

Mac, sulphur is often used to treat dermatological problems and apart from the smell there isn’t much to worry about. If you want to find a cure you will have to have a biopsy taken and sent away for examination. It might just be a fungal infection with a secondary bacterial infection (kerion), but it might also be something else. You might need to take anti-fungal pills for a long time (3-9 months) to get rid of it and be assured that it’s going to cost a whole lot more than R2000. The best would be to find a good dermatologist (if you live near Pta, I can refer you) and have him sort it out. Good luck.
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