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Barber's Itch

Folliculitis barbae is the medical term for  this condition. The first signs are the appearance of painful pimples that develop at the hair follicles.  The hair may come off easily in more severe cases and scars can develop.

Either a bacterial or a fungal infection may be responsible.  The condition of barber’s itch itself is often confused with multiple ingrown hairs that often occur naturally in people.

The harmful bacteria can be flushed out from the body in about one to three days, by undertaking a fast where only juice is consumed.

Supplements and herbs

Gamma-linolenic acid or (GLA) , is an essential fatty acid abounding in the oil of the evening primrose, this compound can be used in the alleviation of a number of skin problems of all sorts. The skin can also be healed with the help of other essential nutrients, such as the vitamins A, B complex and E.

Lactobacillus acidophilus

After you have shaved yourself, apply witch hazel water

An infusion of the horsetail herb can also be used to promote tissue rebuilding in the affected area. Wash once every two hours with the infusion.

Use tea tree oil combined with carrot oil or marigold oil as a shaving oil, and use on a regular basis for maximum effect. .

Garlic capsules also combat fungal infections in the body - this is another great way to rid the body of fungal infections.

Usual dosage

  • Evening primrose oil, 2x 500 mg capsules thrice a day.
  • A high strength multivitamin and mineral 1 daily
  • Vitamin E, 400 IU 1 - 2 times a day.
  • Combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus, one tsp. between meals.
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