Thank you I did look into the mold forum after you posted that and in had no idea that the mold si...
Thank you I did look into the mold forum after you posted that and in had no idea that the mold sickness can continue after you're not exposed anymore. I thought it might be mold related when i got sick in that apartment which was about 100 years old with mold issues I'm sure. But then when it continued after I moved I never thought of it again.
I already found some good suggestions on the mold forum so I will be trying some things out.
People that are still dealing with this issue.. ... ... The boiled chicken and white bread works ...
People that are still dealing with this issue..
The boiled chicken and white bread works well.. But that is a very strict diet and I weight lift and try to gain weight.. I have been dealing with this issue since I was 15. KEEP READING
Long story short I was fine when I was younger (so I know its hormonal or something like that) then I had to get a appendicitis nad after that it went downhill I got into high school and started holding in my farts for some reason because its more kids and less space. I think this was a big issue because after I would hold them in for so long people would ask "did you fart or something" idk if it was coming from my skin or breath but I might have damaged my intestinal wall. I went to my primary doctor and he said it was in my head and sent me to a shrink. Im now 23 and still dealing with it but its getting better..
1. Try the diet above for 3 days be strict you might lose weight or feel hungry. NO SWEETS.
2. I went completely gluten free. Yes that means no name brand beer.
3. Stay away from yeasty products such as white rice. Big no for me. If you leave it in the pot vs brown rice you can tell the difference between the two. (This points to Candida-- Ill get to that)
4. ACV (Apple cider vinegar) has been doing wonders for me. I drink a tablespoon with 8 oz before bed (I hold my nose and it tastes like lemon juice) its gross. But it does fight candida (I ate alot of sweets in my teen years) and then I eat a yogurt (yoikos) and drink a bone broth protein shake. This helps heal leaky gut (even though that is not the correct medical term.. its actually called something else and Dr Axe is full of SH%t).
5. So my diet is brown rice, sweet potato, grilled chicken (on the grill or stove top), red meat, lower salt diet, lower Sugar diet, oranges are good, and anything else gluten free.
I know this is random and thrown in there but I don't have time to organize everything I have tried.. The biggest thing is you have to look at your medical history (for me) The appendix removal, holding in farts, tonsil stones (stuck in cripts), and gluten, have pretty much summed it down... Back to the tonsil stones.. I think this may be getting somewhere because they might connect to the nose.. I was told all you can do is fish them out (even if they are stuck and you can feel it).. A tonsillectomy is not recommended for tonsil stones..
Dont hold in your farts guys/girls. Excuse yourself. Change your diet. Dont eat sugar, Dont buy all the extra pills and junk do what I said and I hope this changes a life. Suicide is a dark place and I bet alot of us speak from experience but once you get this knocked out you will feel a night and day difference. Speaking for myself I dont have a problem when Im home. I let it rip and I never have anxiety. My family has said they have never once smelt something but others have when I go out or at work.. etc. Its a terrible thing to go thru.. You miss out on proms, dates, games, events, weddings, and ultimately you feel like a crab. For me as the seasons change sometimes I feel really good and it doesnt bother me as much (speaking before I changed my diet). It has to be hormonal, or anxiety related. I would include gluten in this because it has deff helped but when my anxiety kicks in it takes over. I dont feel this at home..
Remember let em rip. Excuse yourself. Get some bone broth protein it has helped for the last couple weeks. If you suffer from tonsil stones do everything you can to eliminate them (mouthwash etc) if you dont change your diet follow what I said. Dont fall into suicide, when your feeling great you look back and think (wtf was I thinking). The smell sucks but when Im having a good day and the sun is out I love life. I believe the yogurt and ACV before bed is helping alot. Candida could be an issue I haven't been tested and the doctors wont take me serious which is pretty sad.
I will continue to check this site if you all post. I have always read but never posted. There are alot of us out there and there will be a cure one day. I feel 99x better after all of the things that I mention. I go to the gym and focus on myself. It is only temporary. Everyone on this forum can relate to a good day they have had and are thanking god they are not dead. When your semi or fully cured you appreciate life alot more. I speak from a lot of experience I have been in the worst situations told me straight to my face I smell but my family and doctors couldnt smell it.
If you ever want to get together reply we can all fix this one day. The diet can be a solution for some but not all. I feel like im fully cured but the anxiety kicks in sometimes but thats just something I have to get over. I bet if I asked someone if I stunk they would say no you smell like versace or whatever. Most of us arent weirdos we are clean freaks (showering twice a day) after someone told us "do you smell that". I can almost guarantee some of you all hold in your farts. After years of doing that it has to leak out somewhere.
Anyways stay positive. Live life. and lets all help each other. We will make the news one day. More and more have this problem. You would be very surprised how many people see this and are not posting (5k+).
MilkAllergy, thanks for sharing your experience! I know that this was posted many years ago, but i...
MilkAllergy, thanks for sharing your experience! I know that this was posted many years ago, but if you happen to see this, would you mind giving an update on how your dermatitis is doing? Are you still able to keep it under control through diet, and have you figured out anything more about what foods trigger the condition? I would also be very interested in hearing from any other Internet People who have similar success stories to share.
Now I'll explain my own situation a little bit. This is probably going to end up being long-winded, but I always find it valuable to read the stories of people who are battling with (or who have purportedly conquered) SD. Reading their experiences is like a fun-but-sometimes-frustrating exercise of piecing together a really complicated puzzle. If anything, I've learned that (1) the Science behind these sorts of skin problems is severely lagging and pretty much all we have to help us are personal anecdotes, and (2) everyone's condition is unique and we're all trying to figure out what works for us. But, by providing a detailed and honest account of my journey to-date, hopefully I can provide some helpful puzzle pieces to someone who is going through the struggle. And even if nobody reads this, writing it all down will at least be cathartic!
I'm a 27-year-old male and have suffered with SD for many years. Actually, I'm not sure whether I should call it SD or eczema or something else entirely (different dermatologists have told me different terms), but from what I've read SD seems to fit the bill. The dandruff I don't mind so much, but it is the dry, red, flaky skin around the mouth that I struggle to cope with. When it flares up badly it makes me not want to go outside, and it always sucks when it hurts to smile or laugh. I've dealt with dandruff since I was a kid, but the mouth rash appeared when I was a teenager (shortly after I started shaving with a dirty razor - not sure if that was related).
I was always able to keep the dry flakiness under control by using an aftershave lotion everyday, but at one point in college I made the mistake of trying to improve my condition by using an assortment of oils, lotions and other skincare products. As my skin became drier, redder and nastier I thought that oiling it up even more was the answer. It was at this point that my condition got to be the worst it has ever been - large flakes of peeling skin coming out of the woodwork in gross-looking patches around my mouth - yuck. I felt miserable and my self-esteem sunk to an all-time low. After I came to my senses I was able to get things back under control (but not cured) after I decided to drop all of the oils and only apply (sparingly) the original aftershave lotion that I had been using since I was a teenager.
At around this time I saw a dermatologist and he prescribed me a hydrocortisone cream and anti-fungal shampoo. The redness seemed to only get worse, so I cut the experiment short after a few weeks and discontinued both. So much for that.
After doing some of my own research I found out that antibiotics are commonly prescribed to treat "perioral dermatitis", so I tried a course of doxycyline, and WOW. The red, dry flakiness got knocked the **** out after only a few days. I felt very happy and believed that I had finally cured myself. I think I was taking 100 mg twice daily for about 8 weeks. But during this time things were definitely not completely peachy. While I was taking the antibiotics, and for months afterwards, I suffered from increased anxiety and had multiple incidences of panic attacks. In retrospect I strongly suspect that it was the antibiotics that caused these symptoms. For this reason, and because of all the stuff we've all read about how antibiotics negatively affect your gut bacteria, I would only recommend this route as a last resort.
In any case, the dreaded red and flaky skin came back with a vengeance about a year and a half later. Again, it appeared after I grew a beard and then shaved it off with a razor that hadn't been washed in a long while, so I have a strong suspicion that shaving with a dirty/unhygienic razor is _somehow_ a trigger (and I have read at least one corroborating anecdote on the internet. What a weird mystery this disease is).
I decided not to repeat my experience with antibiotics and made a second trip to the dermatologist's office. This one said "a-ha, eczema!" (just like the last one said "a-ha, seborrheic dermatitis!") and told me to rub Aquanil HC on my face (a mild, non-prescription steroid lotion). I was skeptical since the steroid lotion that my previous dermatologist gave me seemed to do nothing except make things worse, but I gave it a try. And, viola!, the flakiness disappeared. There was still noticeable redness and dryness, but at least I did not have to deal with unsightly flakes of skin peeling from my face whenever I opened my mouth to laugh or eat a burger, so I counted it as a major victory.
After reading about some of the undesirable side effects that can come from long-term use of topical steroids, I decided to research other treatment possibilities. It was at this point (just a couple months ago) that I started to seriously consider that diet, particularly food sensitivities, might play a major role in my SD. I read about FODMAPs (a fledgling area of research that is backed by a lot of science, I should point out) and realized that I suffered from many of the symptoms that a low-FODMAP diet tends to address: bloating, bowel movement issues, halitosis. I gave it a shot and, quite dramatically, those three issues disappeared for me, which my whole life I had just assumed were normal (my stomach no longer protruded by 3x its original size after a meal, I no longer had miserable incomplete bowel movements, and my bad breath went away. Woohoo!!). I can't say that a low-FODMAP diet by itself did anything for my SD, but it did inspire me by showing me what a dramatic effect diet can have.
I did some research and found claims that people cured their eczema by eliminating nightshades from their diet. I realized that many of the same foods that people commonly report as triggers for their SD/PD are from the Asterid classification of plants (coffee, tea, peppermint, peppers - sound familiar?! Nightshades are included), or are related (e.g. most yeast comes from potatoes, apparently). I gave a shot at an elimination-style diet in which I avoid FODMAPs, refined Sugar and asterids, and the effect has been awesome. The redness is now only slightly visible (up-close and under certain lighting), the dryness is gone, and the flakes are nowhere to be seen, _as long as_ I stick to my diet. I'm only human, so occasionally, at a frequency of once every 2-3 weeks I'll eat one of the forbidden foods, and quite predictably the flakes come right back (usually the next day or so). When this happens I apply a little bit of the Aquanil and it subsides right away again. I've been doing this for a couple months now.
Writing all of this out makes me realize how fortunate I am, but obviously my SD is not completely cured, and I don't know how much of my success is attributable to the steroid lotion and to the diet. But I can say for certain that diet has had a tremendous effect, and my quality-of-life is much improved. At this point I'm experimenting with figuring out what other foods to eliminate in order to get the redness to completely disappear - the OP has inspired me to go get an IgE test done. Again, I'd love to hear from the OP or from other people about their experiences with diet and SD. If you want to talk in more depth about this, don't hesitate to email me: anjin65897 at gmail
Girls get it too, we’re just better at hiding it. I have slathered on lip balm at night and rubbed...
Girls get it too, we're just better at hiding it. I have slathered on lip balm at night and rubbed off the loosened crusts in the morning for YEARS. Or I used to bite and peel the crusts off (painful). I only attempted to leave them alone once six years ago, and am leaving them alone quite often now because I'm determined to cure my lips onceandforall.
Hello, all, ... ... I am not sure how old this thread is, but my question is can you do a CE if y...
I am not sure how old this thread is, but my question is can you do a Coffee-Enema if you are allergic to coffee?
The dr. that diagnosed me with Celiac said that I am, but I was never a big coffee drinker, and the few times that I did, I noticed nothing, probably because of all the other things I'd been ingesting that are toxic to my body.
I'm having some concerns about a fibroid and really do not wish to be cut open again.
Any advice is appreciated.
Hi!I started having allergic reactions to food.Last week I had miso soup and felt my lips were itchy, swelling with hot ear so I went to urgent care. They said it seemed to be a mild food allergy.Two days later I felt like my throat was closing and went to the ER.They said that as far as they can see my throat was not closing, gave me hormones anyway. Went to ER twice with that feeling. GP thinks it is GERD, should use my inhaler, take anti-acids,sleep propped up.The yellow stool/diarrhea that I have had since January has gotten runnier,worse.Have started getting rashes and stomach upset after eating previously fine foods. (yellow squash, ginger)Mostly eating kefir, meats and veggies hoping that somehow this will heal my gut.Introduced a 50billion probiotic resulting in rashes,seemingly increased sensitivity. Light white tongue coating.Could it be bacterial imbalance or parasites? Is there a test for that?Continue taking rash causing probiotics? Diet? Seeing allergy specialist. Diagnosed with adrenal fatigue.Thanks!