- May 12, 2013 at 2:21 am #104374
I’ve had a recurring rash for about 18 years, and am wondering if any of you have had a similar experience.
The rash is on my inner elbows, belly, armpit area, kidney/liver part of the back, and groin. It comes and goes throughout the year, and is
usually slightly off-skin-color. It is mostly circular (size varies, but usually the size of an eraser), and they join together to make a larger patch. They are very slightly raised, but only dry after I take a shower. Not too scaly, and never any weeping/oozing. What puzzles me is that they never itch. If it’s about to rain, the marks go from slightly off-skin color to darker. If I run/cycle long distances, they get BRIGHT pink/red (even if I do a workout with nothing but water). The marks are filled in solid, unlike with ringworm.
A couple general practitioners have treated me for fungal skin infections. The cream they gave me “worked” and took
care of the rash for a year or two. (This is before I was very inquisitive with my doctor; I do not remember the diagnosis
or medication. A naturopath did not have a diagnosis, but recommended lotrimin. This worked temporarily. A dermatologist treated me
for seborrheic dermatitis, but I do not seem to fit the description. It’s not on my head, and looks nothing like the images I scrolled through in google (about 5 pages worth).
I have always had extremely sensitive skin (bug bites, plants, etc), but the 18-yr rash has been coming and going and seems to be getting worse through the years.
Any insight would be very appreciated!
P.S. my detergent and cosmetics are all extremely natural. I’m working hard to detox my liver.May 12, 2013 at 2:38 am #104375
shayfoMemberTopics: 18Replies: 668
It sounds like tinea versicolor. Try doing a google image search for it and see if any of the images look similar. I think it’s pretty common in conjunction with candida. Mine is almost gone at about five months into the diet/protocol.May 12, 2013 at 2:51 am #104376
YES! Reading the symptoms, looking at the pictures, color-ranges that’s it. I remember the doctor’s talking about it being contagious, transmitted through clothing, and it just occurred to me: I don’t machine-dry my moisture-wicking run/bike apparel as it ruins it. Maybe this is why exercising bothers it? I’ll start drying all the workout clothes.
In addition to treating myself systemically with the protocol and diet, is there something I should be doing topically? I’m wondering about something to put on my skin, anti-fungal oils in the washing machine, etc.May 12, 2013 at 4:09 am #104379
shayfoMemberTopics: 18Replies: 668
My understanding is that it’s not contagious, since it’s naturally-occurring yeast on the skin getting out of control.
You can try using coconut oil like a lotion on it. Coconut oil is great for skin anyway. A friend of mine also used oil of oregano on hers and it got better for a while (she’s not eating well so it came back, of course).
I haven’t actually done much for mine topically because I’ve been using it as sort of a visual indicator of when I’m “cured” of candida internally.May 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm #104409
JuliaMemberTopics: 6Replies: 78
Adding 1/2 cup – 2 cups food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide to your bath will help ease it off, but I think you are on the right track with treating it internally.
You can also add food grade H202 to your drinking water to help cure candida too. Even better is to find a natural path who can give it through IV.
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many sparrowsMemberTopics: 9Replies: 42
I just googled it on a medical website and they said to wear loose clothing, so that may be why your bike gear sets it off. I have little bits of rash/ eczema which get worse when I’m strict with diet and am managing to kill off and detox the candida, which make sense to me because virtually anything can be detoxed through the skin, according to my doctor. Sometimes they are really unbearably itchy but I’ve just tried out smearing with yoghurt, as it worked for me on thrush in the past, and it worked, yesterday, after 2 or 3 days of applying yoghurt at intervals.May 13, 2013 at 1:59 am #104435
ms81MemberTopics: 3Replies: 27
I had eczema since 13 years old, Im 32 now and since I’ve taking an antiboitic my body went through every kind of life threating phase…smh but the tinea was something I got after I took the antibiotic, although it got rid of most my eczema it change the pigment of my skin. Im african american which makes it looks wierd because I have white skin on a dark body…lol I’ve been using shea butter to help and the candida diet. today I actually felt depressed and fatigued for no reason at all, I guess that’s part of the die off???May 18, 2013 at 12:41 am #104719
Thanks for the great tips all. I like your idea of not doing too much topically, using it as an indicator.
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