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Old 10-27-2009, 09:41 PM
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I think a non-allergenic moisturizer for the skin.
You are on the right track now.
As for the beard, do you have an electric razor to trim the beard before shaving it off? The regular razor will clog with hair too easily.

Also, do you shave right after you shower? The skin is softened and the hair relaxed and is easier to shave.

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Old 10-27-2009, 10:15 PM
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Dry + oily skin for me=extreme case of dandruff, tried tar shampoo, selsun blue, and regular head and shoulders, none of these worked. I used to scratch my head compulsively then I would look at my fingers and would have huge flakes on my finger tips, along with some blood... Tried head and shoulders intensive (selenium sulfide) and within two weeks the dandruff was gone. I now shampoo with it once every two weeks. Try to keep your hair short if you are prone to developing dandruff problems.
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I know what it feels like to give up and not take care of yourself. I have been there. Now, I make the effort to shower every second day. I ask myself when was the last time I showered. If you need shampoo for Dandruff try T-Gel 2 in 1. I have highly sensitive skin and this was great for me before. Shower, blow dry your hair, shave, put on deodorant, dress in a clean shirt, play your favourite music, start off the day waking up early and with a healthy breakfast. Just doing these things can make you feel better. Good Luck!

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Many thanks for the responses, Bouffon & SAgirl.

I've never had any bleeding after scratching my scalp but have had flakes under my nails.

Today, I showered again, probably 5 days(?) since lastime.

Feeling of water on my body wasn't as repugnant.

In fact, as sweaty as I had been, I thot some water would feel good on my body.

Shampooed, using baby shampoo.

Still need to shave off 2 weeks of beard growth, tho, since I've got to conduct some business on my job in next 2 to 3 days, having to introduce myself to some new people.

Anyway, glad to know others have felt the same as I do, and understand.

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I think dandruff shampoo has to be left in for a long time, 5-10 minutes?? for it to work.

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Well, Folks, I went to the barber today, and got my hermit looking hair cut to a much shorter hairstyle.

Barber told me on the dandruff problem not to rub the dandruff shampoo into the scalp too hard, but just gently rub it it.

Said my scalp was very dry, and all that rubbing would only lead to more flaking.

Anyone think I should be using a scalp moisturizer?
Use tea tree oil shampoo.

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Well, today, I shaved off that 2 weeks growth of beard.

Ready to conduct my business I'm trying to "look decent" to transact.
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That is truly awesome, man - you took the next step.

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You looked younger, then!

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Thanks for the post, millenniumman75.

Also, expecting the worse, got results of my cholesterol test showing great improvement on trigylcerides, some improvement on good cholesterol, slight raise in bad cholesterol, but on the whole an improvement.

I still feel extremely depressed.

Have started treating the Tinea Versicolor I've neglected for so long (that is on a seperate thread), but still feel extremely depressed, since my money is going to run out, and bankruptcy, & homelessness will eventually happen to me, if I don't get to earning more than I am making on this overworked, underpaid, awful job that I despise working at.

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wow. I also have reduced my frequency of showering, skipping a day frequently. Used to shower every evening, it was a comfort to me.

Rememeber what we regularly do holds a certain amount of control over our behavior: what's habitual is easier to do. So not bathing regularly makes it easier to not bathe, likewise bathing regularly makes it easier to bathe regularly.

I have a couple tricks I use to get myself to do stuff I Do Not want to do: one is give myself a treat that I want directly after I'm done. Another is to just do the thing and focus just on doing it as fast as I can, so my attention gets focused on moving as efficiently as I can, takes some attention off feeling I don't want to do it.

Therapists say depression is repressed emotions. I am guessing that helpless has some repressed feelings that he is stifling within himself, something from his past, that if he started to get more conscious about, to feel and think about, might move some emotion and lighten up some of the depression. My idea. One thing I've done is talk to myself (in my head not out loud) adult to child, child is feelings and adult is thinking. How are you today? "I hate you and I want to die!" I'm sorry you hate me, do you have an idea why you hate me? "Because you never let me do anything fun!" So then you can start to move some of the feelings pushed down under the depression. OK so what fun thing would you like to do right now? And then you can promise yourself to do such and such at such and such time. This stuff can help. Try it and if you feel a shift emotionally, it helps.

And congratulations and thanks for sharing your personal story, something most people never would have the courage to do!
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Kaye:

Many thanks for the nice reply.

You had a lot of good things to say. I had also thot of not doing something as being as much of a habit as doing things.

I think I am fully conscious of all my past hurts and traumas, altho I'll say there could still be some I don't consciously remember.

It's the bleak, helpless, hopeless future that is most depressing to me.

And, on the past hurts, I have few people I can discuss them with, &, as we all do, those few people are annoyed by my repeating the same stories over & over.

(Gonna stop, since every time a punch a key on board, takes 5 sec. or more for it to show on screen).

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Keep striving to do better, you're making good improvements, it'd be a shame to give it all up. Take it step by step, and you'll see yourself in better light soon.

Hang in there, good on ya for wanting better. Peace.

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Thanks for the encouraging words, Phoenix87

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A tad off current topics, but I've been having a bad dandruff problem lately. I love Herbal Essences, especially Drama Clean. But when I use it, my head itches like crazy and I have some flakes. I bought Head & Shoulders, and the FIRST time I used it, I could tell a difference. My scalp hardly ever itches. Works well for me.

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A tad off current topics, but I've been having a bad dandruff problem lately. I love Herbal Essences, especially Drama Clean. But when I use it, my head itches like crazy and I have some flakes. I bought Head & Shoulders, and the FIRST time I used it, I could tell a difference. My scalp hardly ever itches. Works well for me.
I think the post is on topic, since I've got a bad dandruff problem, too.

I did shower again today, Wednesday, Nov. 4, probably the first time in 6 days.

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It'll get easier - you are getting more frequent already .

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Thanks for the encouraging word, millenniumman75.

I think the Tinea Versicolor (awful skin rash) is fading some. I put on 2 applications of ointment last week, and probably should apply some more this week.

I have tried different frequencies of treating the disease, sometimes applying ointment twice a day, sometimes once a day, & sometimes every other day.

It does respond well to the ointment, but, a dermatologist calling such an itchy, ugly rash a "friendly" fungus, might be overdoing it somewhat.

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just take one bro, think of how refreshed you feel after one, I know it can be hard to get up and do it but just force yourself, you don't want to get health complications from a lack of showering

u can do it!
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congratulations

severely depressed people find this hard as a result of poor self esteem, but something they don't realise is that they can look and feel good if they really want to.

i often do not feel as though i want to look good on the outside if i feel bad on the inside.

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Also, Makaveli, thanks for your encouraging reply.

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just take one bro, think of how refreshed you feel after one, I know it can be hard to get up and do it but just force yourself, you don't want to get health complications from a lack of showering

u can do it!

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