In my Experience of Repeated Treatments on Different Areas
Hydrogen Peroxide Kills Malassezia Slowly but Effectively
when Applied Topically – Directly and Undiluted
to where there is Malassezia Presence and Activity
but – with Varying Degrees of Pain, Discomfort and Mess.
Used in the Bath tab – Bottles of it for Several Weeks
have had Absolutely No Effect whatsoever
I cannot verify if it kills Malassezia at the Spore stage
as it is hard to tell generally where the spores are located
so i am talking about having used it on my Scalp
where they were sure to be, as i was losing my hair in clumps
but was unable to tell if it was effective
other than turning my hair …blond …
One of the reasons it was difficult to determine its effectiveness
on the scalp was that back then when i used the Peroxide
i had so much Malassezia traffic all Over my Entire Body
that anything killed in one area was replaced
with a new Batch in a very short period of time
often within half hour or so.
Another reason was using it slightly Diluted for safety
and /or in Combination with Shampoo.
Areas i have Used it Topically with Successful
but Unforgettably Painful Messy Results:
On Feet, Toes, Legs, Fingers and the inside of Hands.
(With Unforgettably Painful and or Messy Results)
Diluted with Water:
1- In the outer inside area of Ears
(Ending up almost Deaf and in great Pain for four weeks)
2- on Scalp
(Surprisingly without any Pain or other negative effects.
Possibly Malassezia still at an early mobile stage
relocated away from scalp area to Ears, Neck, Shoulders
escaping -temporarily or effectively- death
and so been spared the horrendous consequences?)
This i assume was because
a) At an early stage of development Malassezia is mobile
and can quickly move and relocate before HP kills it
without having released its corrosive substance
-while possibly surviving only temporarily-
therefore No Pain nor Lesions.
At a later stage where it has semi-solidified and is ready to dig in
into the skin, by gradually releasing its corrosive substance,
it cannot relocate anymore, therefore taking the entire impact of HP
and as it dies its corrosive element is released all at once
creating Painful Erosion of the skin and resulting in Burst bubbles
and Lesions which take long time to heal.
This of course i cannot validate scientifically,
just a personal assumption based on Repeated Patterns and Results
over a Four Year period and attempting to put the puzzle pieces together.
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