- February 6, 2014 at 5:56 pm #115552
I posted a question a few days ago but never got a response. I have a bad candida rash all over, but the worst of it is on my right arm, and my entire arm is oozing where the rash is. And it oozes ALL day. What can I do to make it stop oozing and heal instead? It’s gotten noticeably better since I also cut out rice – I have actual skin now in spots! – but the oozing has gotten worse and it majorly affects my daily life, as I have to wipe my arm every 2 minutes, no exaggeration.February 6, 2014 at 10:25 pm #115565
ThomasJoel2ParticipantTopics: 9Replies: 375
What does your current diet look like?
I used to get bad rashes whenever I ate a lot of foods high in sulfur (eggs, brussels sprouts, broccoli, onion, garlic, other cruciferous vegetables etc.).February 7, 2014 at 12:37 am #115577
The rash (actually all over, but worst on my right arm and back) is what spurred the candida diet, which I’ve been on for 3 weeks now. The first 2 1/2 of those it very, very slowly improved a little bit. Then I cut out rice and sweet pepper, not realizing before that it was a starch. That was probably 4 or 5 days ago, and it’s improved considerably but now oozes all day.
I normally have either an omlette (eggs, onion, asparagus, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, himalayan salt, coconut milk) or candida pancakes (buckwheat flour/oats/amaranth, coconut oil, flax seed, small amount of berries, eggs, coconut milk, almonds, xylitol, salt, and maple syrup for dipping) for breakfast.
Lunch is a salad with any of these ingredients: Spring mix, spinach, romaine, kelp, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, olives, coconut oil, lemon juice, lime juice, ACV, ginger, sesame seeds, cucumber, pecans, almonds
Dinner varies, but it always follows the diet. No wheat, gluten, sugar, carrots, sweet pepper…
Snacks are either another salad, half a grapefruit, or trail mix (nuts and seeds, nothing on them)
I muscle test everything to make sure it won’t react. Some things like rice and sweet peppers are a very definite no, while syrup is okay. I have not noticed any reaction from the syrup or the berries. That’s how I figured out the sweet peppers were a problem, becuase I got very itchy a few hours after eating it.
I’m having a very difficult time finding things to eat now.February 7, 2014 at 3:28 am #115582
ThomasJoel2ParticipantTopics: 9Replies: 375
Your diet looks pretty decent, but a few foods could be holding you back still.
Almonds give me problems, likely due to the mold content. Nuts, seeds, and mushrooms all contain mold and can give candida sufferers symptoms.
You could be allergic to eggs or intolerant to the sulfur content in eggs. I used to get rashes on the back of my neck whenever I ate more than a couple of eggs.
Oats contain gluten and can be problematic for some.
Since your rash got better after eliminating the starches (food for candida) it could be that your rash is tied to the severity of your yeast overgrowth and would continue to clear up if you eliminated the other sugars you are consuming (syrup, berries).
You have enough potentially problematic foods listed that it’s hard to say what’s triggering the rash for sure. If I were you I might go on an elimination diet and build your foods out from there. The idea is that you limit your diet to a list of foods sure to give you no problems and then slowly introduce foods one by one testing them to see if you have a reaction.
It’s also possible that the rash is being triggered by die-off, and will go away on it’s own after enough diet/antifungal/probiotic treatment.February 7, 2014 at 3:39 am #115583
I had the same rash, though not as bad, 2 years ago, and it lasted several months. I’ve had this bout of it since September of last year. It was at its worst right before I found out about this diet. This is the best it’s looked in several months. A lot of the spots look like ringworm, but the biggest patches expanded and now cover a large portion of each limb. It used to ooze all the time off and on, but had stopped after starting this diet for the most part. Yesterday it started oozing terribly, all night and most of today. It’s tapered down some now, but it’s still oozing enough to stick to any shirt I wear over it. I live in the northern US, so not much is in season here right now. I read on a few websites that a little bit of berries was still good to have because of the antioxidants, and I did test them before I ate them. I’m used to eating a lot of fruit (I’m a mostly raw vegan), so this is pretty hard.
I have a lot of other die off symptoms – chills, flu symptoms, tired, brain fog, etc – so I assume the oozing is probably the same thing and will go away in the next day or 2, but if there’s anything I can do to make it stop, I will do it. Stress is probably still feeding it some, but I can’t help that – between this diet, job stress and a leak in my roof caused by an ice dam which is now ruining the drywall on the ceiling…. my life is very stressful at the moment. I’m doing the best I can, but it’s challenging.
I sort of feel like these past 3 weeks only killed off a tiny bit of the yeast, and it wasn’t until I cut out the rice that it really spiked and started working.
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