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I have been plagued with jock itch for years, and have used ointments, creams, prescription drugs.... all to no avail. The only relief has been in applying collodial silver to the affected areas, but it has not yet cleared me of my symptoms. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have noticed that abstention from dairy products seems to help. I am willing to do most anything to ease the embarrasement of this condition. Thank you!
jock itch comes from inside and you need to fight the bacteria.
get ACIDOPHILUS TABLETS from a health food shop, they should be strong 25 billion good bacteria or more.
they are kept in the fridge and that is where you store them.
take 4 or 5 tablets a day and your rash should clear in 3-4 days.then take 2 a day for a few weeks.later you can take 1 every second day to keep the rash away.
You said to use acidophilus tablets. Do you have the name of the brand you used and does the 25 billion or more good bacteria have to be acidophilus only or can it be 25 billion or more total probiotic blend? And do you have to use the maintenace amount for life?
Yes it will go away. First of all you need to understand that jock itch isn't an external condition. It's an internal condition. It's systemic. You have a toxic overload and the wastes and toxins are trying to come out through your skin. Clean up your diet. Do the liver cleanse and other cleanses you read about on Curezone. Your jock itch will be history.
First of ALL, always wash your whole body with a wash cloth. Little comes off with soap and the naked hand especially on the face, ears, underarms, back and privates. I am a female but I have suggested the use of Vagisil Cream to two males with nasty itch, redness and irritation and they claim it worked liked a charm. A couple of days use and has never been back. 6 years ago on one and two years ago on the other. Although I would strongly recommend natural remedy above all else, it is just as painful to watch a man constantly itch and readjust himself as it is to actually be doing the itching and readjusting.
I had jock itch for a very long time. I used
Every over the counter cream spray that was offered
I did not find success.
I have now found it that's why I am here
To finally come full circle to share this
Information with you.
How did I cure this nasty jock itch and began
Enjoying my life?
I was like everyone else surfing the web. Googling
Hundreds of house on the internet. Meanwhile itching
With embarrassment all the time.
I found a post that informed me of yeast overgrowth
In the body. The post led me to understanding that
Yeast overgrowth is from Sugar feeding bad bacteria in
The stomach. This leads to jock itch and other
Skin problems. I learned of kefir grains and how important
For us all to be drinking homemade kefir. This was the turning
I made the kefir which is good live bacteria
Subsequently I drank the kefir and applied some topically
To the jock itch. A miracle occurred the jock itch was
Gone after one week. It felt like overnight.
Kefir grains are basically free or a few dollars
And all a person really needs are the grains milk
And a container. God bless the simple yet complex
Things in life! I have kefir grains and store and use them to this
Days with many health benefits.
Jock itch and other vegetable parasites/fungi can be indicative of a system wide candida infection. One sure fire way to get rid of it is to use Nutiva organic virgin coconut oil. Take 4-6 tablespoons a day either by cooking with it or just eating it (it tastes incredible!). Then, each night apply a thin layer to the affected area. Put on a pair of boxers to keep the oil from rubbing off. Then, wash in the shower with ONLY DR Bronners soaps. They are organic and truly natural and will not strip the protective acid mantle from the skin. While still damp from the shower, massage a thin layer of coconut oil into the affected area and even over your entire body if you want. You will be amazed at the results.
Why coconut oil? This wonderful oil is made up of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that have remarkable healing qualitites, especially when used topically. These MCFAs, when broken down either by stomach acids, salivary enzymes or beneficial bacteria on the skin, are converted to free fatty acids that destroy harmful bacteria, parasites, fungi and even viruses. Any pathogen with a lipid coated cell wall has no chance against coconut oil. They simple dissolve and die as soon as they contact the free fatty acids.
Why Nutiva? It's the purest and best I've found. Spectrum is another good one as well as tropical treat? Can't remember the name exactly. Just get virgin, organic UNREFINED coconut oil. You may also want to consider using a good probiotic like Jarro-Dophilus to strengthen your immune system and kick out the candida infection.
Try that and keep us posted!
Thanksfor this post. I suffered from an extreme case of jock itch, covering my entire scrotum and base of pemis. For months I used every cream they sold in stores for jock itch. When that wouldn't work I visited an urgent care who gave me a clomitrazole cream and 1 Diflucan pill. Still nothing. Next went to another doctor and explained everything and guess what he gave me? ClomitrZole cream, which I had already explained didn't work! So I did research because at this point I had been trying to get rid of this for about 5 months. When I found this post and others similar to it( I was very skeptical) I decided to give it a try. So I started applying virgin coconut oil, which I mixed with a little bit of tea tree oil. I bought dr. Bronners soap, and only used it to wash with. Then I would swallow around 5 tbsp daily of the coconut oil. I also bought acidophilus tablets, taking 4-6 a day. I also bought pills that were garlic extract/oregano extract, as I read these would help kill the overgrown candida in the body. I still used some ClomitrZole cream, alternating between it and the coconut/tea tree oil mixture. Within 24 hours my condition noticeably improved. I continued this and my condition basically completely cleared up in a matter of days. Additionally I believe I cleared up the problem of systemic candida overgrowth I wasn't even aware I had. I now have much more energy, less craving for sugar, stomach discomfort went away, and just feel much better overall. I owe all of this to research and posts from here! I never gave much credit to all-natural or homeopathic remedies before, but after this myopinions are changing. Thank u
You certainly have Candida and if you are looking for a wonderful cream to help,then you should try Forever Living Aloe/Propolis creme. The products are wonderful from health and nutrition to personal care. If you would like to purchase the products at wholesale price then check me out in the market forum, under the heading Aloe Vera.
Jock itch rash is caused by lead in the Lymph system of the body. L- methionine, an amino acid will chelate it from the body and alleviate the rash. You need 2,000 mgs. Methionine
a day for 3 weeks, then 1,000 for 3 weeks and finally 500 for
2 weeks then you are finished and do not need anymore.
Not all brands are potent, therefore I'll mention a few I know are, Twin Labs, Solgar, & Country Life. I have no affiliation with these companies.
Alright, my story is long, I'll tell you first what works for me, in case you don't want to or don't have the time to read the whole thing. Then I'll list what I tried and what didn't work.
What works for me: COCONUT OIL APPLIED TOPICALLY (I use Organic Extra-Virgin , I'll tell you which brand if you want but it probably doesn't matter). I had a terrible case of jock itch for about three years, thinking it was herpes the whole time. Its a long story as to why I thought it was herpes so I'll skip it, but it might explain the other things I tried...all of which didn't work for any decent amount of time.
Basically: I had to apply the coconut oil multiple times daily (whenever I started itching again) in the beginning, because my case was so bad. The jock itch finally went away, but comes back in a mild form every so often...so I just apply more coconut oil whenever that happens. THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT HAS EVER WORKED FOR ME! Even the over the counter creams and sprays never did the trick, which is simply bizarre, in my opinion.
What I tried before finding coconut oil:
1) I would wake up every night itching like crazy, so I'd go to the bathroom and put some rubbing alcohol on some toilet paper and apply that, which would make the itching go away for the most or all of the night...IT OBVIOUSLY BURNS LIKE HELL, so I wouldn't recommend it!
2) Raw Garlic...orally; topically (olive oil and crushed garlic); and finally, cut up slices of raw garlic, placing the slices where it itched.
3) Liver Flushes/Cleansing/Vegetarianism (2.5 years vegetarian)/going Vegan, etc.
4) Valtrex (hahaha...I couldn't understand why my "herpes" wouldn't go away even with massive daily doses of 1000mg for months) - This obviously was useless and I would have never done it if my doctor had taken a closer look at my problem.
5) DSM and Hydrogen Peroxide (Topically): this was when I still thought it was herpes . Some people in the herpes forums and internet sites said this would work, but it did little, since this wasn't herpes!
6) Ozone therapy; Autohemotherapy (in Spain, which is where I found out that it was a micotic infection, not herpes.) I only had three sessions, and they were so expensive that I had to stop them (and they weren't working)...these were the doctors that actually told me it appeared to be jock itch.
7) OTC creams and sprays for jock itch: These worked for a little while, but they're nasty substances and didn't make the jock itch go away even after weeks of multiple daily applications.
8) Liquid dish soap, applied topically. (I read about that on curezone,
Okay, I probably tried more than what I listed, but this is all I can remember for now. Basically, COCONUT OIL applied topically is the only thing that has worked for me. If you can't find anything that works, DEFINITELY give coconut oil a try. Be persistant, applying more whenever you itch. Taking it orally doesn't hurt either, but orally alone didn't do the trick for me.
Shoot me an email if you'd like; I'd be happy to answer any questions that anyone might have! Feel free to pass this info along, as I didn't look for the "perfect" place to post this info...I just felt it was finally time I gave back to the curezone community.
It's bizarre to me too! If something as simple as coconut oil works, you would think they could make a cream that incorporatesthat or at least actually worked. I tried every cream they sell, combinations of creams, prescription creams (which were the same ingredients as otc creams anyway), and nothing worked. Once I added coconut oil to my list of remedies it immediately had an effect!
Hi all. It looks like a while since anyone has posted, but worth a try. I was wondering what type of coconut oil or what brand works best? Also how much to apply, rub it in or just spread it?
I have a similar issue and i too thought it might be herpes, but now i'm wondering. Machado, if you have the time, can you please tell me why you mistook it for herpes?
I have had a similar itching around the base of my penis for over 2 years now and have tried everything from anti fungals to anti yeast products. I seem to itch as i start to warm up but not when i sweat around the base of my penis, right left and just above.
I seem to get hours of relief when i shower or have a workout. The itching is always in the same area.
It might be some sort of deep (internal)fungus issue. You probably need to address it internally,topically and externally (clothing).
Neem soap and oregano oil is really good for fungal infections. Since it's in such a sensitive area, I'd get some neem soap (online, health food store or indian market) and use a grater to shave some in a small jar and add hot water to liquify and add a few drops of strong oregano oil. Wash the area with it, let the lather stay on as long as comfortable, if it stings a lot, that's the oregano oil. After shower, you can add the oregano oil topically diluted in some carrier oil. I'd do this twice a day.
Wash all your unmentionables in hot, hot water. If everything is white, add bleach in the wash. Wash again a second time with white vinegar, it'll neutralize the bleach.
You should probably wash your pj's and sheets the same way too. If you can't use bleach, use the hot water and vinegar wash too. You can also wash with hydrogen peroxide. I've never tried that, but I've used it several times to steam clean my carpet and it doesn't "bleach" it. It's great for carpets in removing pet stains and cleaning without a soap residue. The woman who told me about hydrogen peroxide for cleaning the carpet also uses it in the wash. Get some big bottles from the drug store.
Take internally some anti-fungal, anti-parasitic herbs/kits like paragone and candidagone. You may need to do it for a few months. Add to that, neem capsules. They can be taken internally. Neem is antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial.
Thanks for the tips. I will certainly try what you have suggested as I have pretty much tried everything pharmaceutical. I live in London, England and even bought some extra strong butenafine hydrochloride imported from America, a new ingredient in Lotormin Ultra I believe. Just doesn't help and at times makes it worse. The only thing that has helped is putting miconazole body powder down there, altough this gives me long relief, the itch really wins at the end of the day. This is definitely something fungal right?
This is such an irritating thing I have and it is really starting to affect the quality of my life. I find myself getting very irritable and snappy as I am constantly feeling the burn, itching, tingling sensation down there. I have noticed that it really kicks in when I am sitting down for long periods at work, by about 2 - 3pm, like clock-work, I get this burning prickly sensation above my penis in my pubic hair that becomes so uncomfortable that I have to get up and walk around.
If this is fungal, why would I feel a lot better after exercise, also why would I get the sensation only as I warm up and not when I am sweaty down there? I am due to get married soon, arranged type of marriage and I am petrified that I am going to pass something on to her. The doctors keep sending me a way with creams that cost me more and more money, but to no avail. I have also been prescribed Fluconazole tablets, but yet this mysterious problem persists. I am constantly trawling the internet looking for similar problems, but the forums always seem to end with no result. I have even tried changing my eating habits and probiotics.
If anyone else is male and has a similar issue, please get in touch.
I'm only guessing, but it sounds fungal. Get some LugolsIodine and and start on both. Can't hurt and might help. If it is fungal, you'll notice an improvement with the neem soap and oregano oil. That's what finally cleared up ringworm on my daughter's shoulder blade. We tried everything, but nothing worked until we used the neem and oregano oil. You might be re-infecting yourself, which is why I suggested washing everything in hot water with bleach.
Funny it doesn't itch when you're sweaty. I would think you would be.
Hope what I've suggested helps!!
PS. I totally feel for you! I've had more than a few yeast infections so I can totally appreciate the torturous agony of burning and itching "down there".
Humaworm sells anti-candida herbs as well as anti-parasitic herbs. I dunno if you'll have a problem getting in UK or not, but you could try cross-posting on the humaworm site.
But in the meantime, give the neem soap (it also comes in an oil you can try topically, but I have to warn you, it smells vile!) and oregano oil a shot. It worked quickly on my daughter and cleared the rash up in about a week after suffering through it for a couple of months using otc creams and gentian violet. I'm a believer in the power of neem and oregano oil for fungal stuff.
I did a lot of research on the subject of jock itch, ringworm and athlete's foot. My daughter had athlete's foot, which she gave her brother, he had ringworm on his back, and then on his groin, which is what is the famous jock itch.
These different problems are actually manifestations of one single agent: the tinea fungus. You can try pharmaceutical products, like Tinactin, and spend a lot of money. Or, understanding all of this is one and only one skin fungus, you can cure it for no money at all, quick and easy. The best cure: vinegar. I did use apple cider vinegar, 'cause I like natural stuff, in the hope of nurturing good flora on the skin, but cheap white vinegar, called "boot vinegar" in our snowy northern area, (as one of its main uses is removing calcium stains from winter boots), will just work as well.
Tinea is just a skin parasite, like any other, and it doesn't depend on your level of, say, health or personal correctness, if you catch it or not. You can get it from contact with infected people, or walking barefoot at the pool, for example, as the fungus will survive for a while in humid areas. Cats and dogs can be carriers too. There is a lot of cross-contamination between people and their animals.
Vinegar is very acidic, and this fungus cannot live in an acidic medium. To cure the problem forever, just use a cotton pad or ball soaked in vinegar. Just apply a little vinegar on the lesions, at least once a day, and let it dry without rinsing. You can do it morning and night, it's going to heal quicker. Use a new piece of cotton each time, of course. On my 6-7 years old son's groin, he couldn't do it himself, so I used a spray bottle, to not touch him in that area. He was pretty sensitive, his skin was probably creviced, so I cut the vinegar half and half with water to ease the sting.
Do that everyday, and it will disappear from your life, within 10 days to 3 weeks. Garanteed.
Of course, we change all our clothes everyday. I was careful to use a disinfecting agent in the socks and underwear washes (just regular chlorine or oxygen bleach).
I also discovered that heels that crack till bleeding, that no amount of lotion will soften, are also often infected by the tinea fungus. I sprayed my feet all over with vinegar and let it dry. It worked! That painful problem had plagued me for long, and and I can now say I have been free from it since more than 2 years.
Here are 2 more products you can use to help you get rid of that fungus: Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca Australiensis), and Neem oil. Just apply one or the other to the affected areas after the vinegar treatment. Tea Tree oil is well known. Neem oil is from India, a very powerful antifungal and anti-parasite. You can find it in many Indian grocery stores, or on the Web. A 3-4 oz bottle is 5-6$ max. Don't get ripped! ;-)
I have a friend who has had fungus in his toenails for years. He got a shallow covered dish to keep the vinegar in, filled it with apple cider vinegar, soaked his whole feet in it for 20 minutes every night, let them dry without rinsing off the vinegar, etc. I thought it would take 2-3 months for him to see an improvement, as the fungus attacks the nailbed, and nails need a couple of months to grow back. Well, after only a few days, he told me he was already feeling much better: the fungus had been causing inflammation in his toes so they were swelling up, and that was already receding. I told him to massage his toenails with Neem oil after each treatment, making it penetrate in every little corner and crevice, trying to get it under the nail and to the nail bed, that this would amplify the effects of the treatment. I hope he gets himself some Neem oil, but he already sees a vast improvement with just vinegar.
I have another friend who is a podiatrist. She knows about these traditional uses of vinegar. She couldn't use it when she was working with doctors at a medical clinic, but now that she has her own clinic, she does use it instead of other medications in cases of nail fungus.
About domestic animals: if there is jock itch, ringworm, or athlete's foot in your home, you also have to treat ringworm lesions on cats or dogs. People often are infected by their animals, and the opposite is also true. For small lesions, just wet the affected area with vinegar, massage it into the hair down to the skin, and let it dry. Try to repeat regularly and soon everything will be gone. If your animal has more than one lesion, it would be advisable to treat him all over. One cure often used by cat breeders is lime sulfur. The animal or the botanical variety work just as well, but the botanical variety is less expensive. (Is this a case of inflation due to the name tag?) The animal variety is easily found on the Internet or at farm supply stores. The botanical variety is found at every hardware store or garden center. For all that matters, sulfur is a known fungicide. To use it, you just spray the animal all over with a dilution of the stuff and rub it in the hair down to the skin, not forgetting the belly, around the ears and face, the rear end, and between toenails. (Very important: animals scratch itchy areas, so toenails can be infected, and the area between the toes too). Dilution should be between 1:16 to 1:32 with water. Again, let dry without rinsing. I think it is easier than wetting a whole cat or dog with vinegar! Most of all, with vinegar, you would absolutely need to avoid the eye and nose areas, as well as the ears and other orifices, as it would be highly irritant. Lime sulfur is much less irritant. Some cat breeders just make a bath of lime sulfur in which they dip the animal; however, in my opinion, it is easier to spray and rub than dip and rub, as you need to get the product down to the skin. And you need less of it.
Last but not least, vinegar will rid you of warts, much better than expensive medications or painful nitrogen burning. Just soak a piece of cotton in vinegar, put it on the wart for at least 20 minutes, let dry without rinsing. Do that every day and Missy Wart will soon be gone. My daughter had a wart under her big toe. No medication from the drug store worked. We had it burned many times with nitrogen at a medical clinic. The next week, the nurse would scrape it with a scalpel. It was painful, we had to wait a lot, and the wart kept on growing back inwards, the thick skin under the toe covering and enclosing it. After so many complaints from my daughter, I researched alternative wart cures, and this was actually our first encounter with the healing properties of apple cider vinegar. I just soaked a cotton pad in apple cider vinegar, put it on the wart area, covered it in plastic film, secured everything with scotch tape so the whole thing wouldn't slip off her toe, put a sock on that foot and left it like that for the night. Repeated the treatment for 10 days, after which no more wart, no more pain. What a relief, after months and months of hassle and unsuccessful, painful, expensive treatments.
Since then, we saw warts cured on many people thanks to this simple recipe.
So simple and easy: I guess the wart virus, just like the tinea fungus, doesn't like acidic mediums. It's logical, too: vinegar has been used for many centuries to preserve food, precisely because most life forms cannot survive in such an acidic medium. Soaking a fungal lesion or a wart in vinegar, we are actually pickling it, killing the microorganisms generating it. That's the beauty of this long proven, simple, traditional folk medicine recipe.
Please let me know if you try it, I'd be really glad to get your feedback.
Good luck to you! :-)
Anyone looking to these cures should definitely look up their side effects e.g. by searching for Neem side effects WebMD. For example Neem may cause fertility problems in men, Lavendar oil might cause breast growth in boys, Tea tree oil may cause muscle tremors (and this is when using these products topically ie on the skin). Also bear in mind that the skin is not an impervious barrier and topically applied products can go straight into the blood stream, where they are MORE toxic than orally ingested products (because they don't get broken down by the digestive system). Look up 'Oil enter skin' and 'skin absorption'.
Also, Vagicil's only active ingredients are topical pain killers (search for 'Vagicil ingredients)
Update: what's working for me is Coconut oil - get one of the organic ones, Tesco sells one I think. It's like a white butter that melts in the hand. The effects last for a few hours. As soon as it starts itching again put more on. Half an hour after putting some on you'll get itching as it starts to work, then it dies away, then when it stops working the itching starts again. I keep a small jar beside the bed so that I can put a bit on if I wake up. One jar lasts for ages. I also ended up with a little bit of the same rash on my back where I sweat a lot when exercising.
Winter - two duvets and underwear, it's easy for the genitals to get very hot and the itching starts again pretty quickly. My solution was to ditch the underwear just to keep the temperature down.
I also tried vinegar - peeled off a layer of skin after going all scabby, no long-term benefits. Lemon juice - again, a scabby layer of skin that peeled off but actually made it worse, my theory being that the lemon juice contained sugars that the fungus thrived on. Milk of Magnesia - did nothing. Garlic - very painful, skin peeled off, no long-term benefits. Tea-tree oil - same as garlic, skin peeled, no benefits but there are dangerous possible side effects including hormonal dysfunction and poor coordination. Over the counter Daktarin containing miconazole (any ingredient ending in 'Azole' is likely to combat the two main types of fungus causing the problem) - very very slowly cleared it up but I wasn't keen on the chemicals in it getting through the thin skin of my scrotum and it was getting pretty expensive.
I can highly recommend this website. It's by Linda Allen a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Health Consultant.
There is an excellent ebook available, which has some interesting ideas on fighting yeast infections, such as Jock Itch.
I had it too for quite some time. I tried a lot of different powders, sprays, pills that helped until I stopped taking them and it kept coming back. I travel a lot and I am in and out of hotel showers and it's easy to pick up athlete's foot. Same fungus. Had mildew smell to towels and clothing and my research said that the fungus can survive washings. I had bought a new front load washer. Drained the water left over after washing after about 4 months of not doing it and the smell was awful and water black. Decided that maybe the fungus WAS surviving washes and decided to try and locate something to kill the fungus in the laundry and the washer. Found a product called Odoban. Comes in three scents. Lavender, citrus and eucalyptus. You can buy at Sam's club (eucalyptus) and Home Depot (citrus and lavender) I recommend the lavender but have not tried citrus. We washed everything (started with all of my underwear) as usual then added Odoban to the clothing during the rinse cycle. You must use it every load but the jock itch went away, the laundry smells clean again and I am very happy. Drained the washer several times since then and it smells like Odoban. No more disgusting smell. Many people complain about the odor from front loading washers. THIS FIXES IT. If you want to be rid of the problem once and for all, THIS IS HOW TO DO IT UNLESS YOU HAVE AN UNDERLYING MEDICAL ISSUE. THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT WORKED. I know how frustrated you are. I was there. I only signed up to post this and help someone because I know how hard I worked to figure it out.
I get a bad case every 2-3 years in summer.
Wash with Dr Bronners teatree oil soap... blow dry... lots of powder to keep dry day & night... no underwear.
I tried every OTC product... none worked.
One year dermatologist prescribed Econazole... worked in 1-2 weeks... so next time i bought on ebay from china for $11... worked again
Here's the two biggest errors people do that allow candida growth:
1) Use soaps that specifically aren't "PH balanced" or acidic, so that they are alkaline which robs your skin of its natural acidity for 4 hours. And some people bath twice a day.
2) Due to typical errors from the false medical profession people avoid putting salt on their food. Salt is highly anti-fungal and antibacterial. If you sweat and the sweat has little salt then that's little protection against fungus and bacteria that would grow there.
I am a male that fought jock it for over ten years. I went to th
Doctor early on when I realized I couldn't get rid of
It I with hydrocortisone and anti fungal creams ands
Sprays. I spent thousands and countless trips to
The drug store over the years. Anyways a combination
Of two items cured it completely. Homemade kefir applied topically
To the problem. The other tool was antibacterial hand purell applied
Which burned but seemed to turn off the infection for a day.
I am excited to tell you to research kefir, probiotics and
Controlling yeast in the body.
Drink it regularly Homemade. And apply topically to scarred area
I believe it was a gift from heaven. Not only did it cure
Me I no longer have other skin problems such as itching
I don't ever have stool problems either
If you find this as your cure too let me know
Google kefir grains to find out this miracle microorganism
That kills jock itch asap.
It's gone! Enjoy your life and new knowledge
Email me if it worked.
While I have no clear cure, a suggestion is order. After years of anti fungal creams and medications a Doctor finally got a skin scrape test. Yes I don't have a fungal infection, get a check on the actual skin. If it is not fungal not sure but could be candida or something similar.Seeing a publicly funded specialist, unfortunately a immunologist and not a dermatologist. Good luck, didn't know so many were suffering from this horrible affliction.
I too have had jock itch for years. I'm 41 now and first got it at 19. It never responded well to prescription creams, over the counter sprays, or at home treatment. I gave up on it and just lived with it until it started going away this past year. About a year ago I started taking Vitamin D3 to successfully treat LPR (its a type of reflux). Interestingly once my D levels went above deficient the jock itch has gone into remission. I always avoided getting out into the sun since it would cause me to sweat and make the jock itch that much worse, but it turns out the Vitamin D that your skin makes from sun exposure helps your immune system and more. Research it a bit and talk to your doctors about it.
I have been plagued with the same thing, and tried 2 different kinds of Lotrimin to no avail. I came here, and found several of the cures and tried them: Coconut Oil, both internally, and externally, Dr. Bronner's soap, Acidophilus tablets, and L-Methionine amino acids, and vagisil cream...
All seem to be a waste of time... I went to a doctor, and he simply said that this is very common problem, and if you don't have big sores, most likely is either a yeast infection, or a bacterial infection that has gotten into the hair follicles. Scratching only makes it worse.
I was prescribed 2 different pills, and a cream to apply.....
Knocks it out fast ! Just see a doctor, they will save you a lot of grief and time with all of these trial and error fixes....
After sunburn gel
Resolve .05 anti fungal cream
Burn aid gel
Tea tree anteseptic
First aid spray
Nair hair removal cream
Inner health plus tablets
I found an inexpensive solution for jock itch. Witch Hazel with 40% alcohol. Found it at Walmart. Apply as much as you can stand and as often as you can stand. Will burn for a while until skin heals. I've tried all sorts of creams and powder sprays, but this very cheap solution has worked best for me.
Does anyone else who has been diagnosed with Psoriasis have the kind that basically disappears in the winter months and comes back in spring and summer? I was diagnosed with Psoriasis about 15 years ago and this is how my Psoriasis has been during that time. My doctor cannot tell me why it does this, but says it is unusual........just trying to find out if there is anyone else out there with this type.
HI..there is no such thing as seasonal psoarsis. It's genetic. But the seasons can trigger a response. Mine gets really terrible in the winter due to the dryness in the air(in and out of bldgs and home). I need to mosturize more during the winter months. In the summer I clear up great. The UV rays from the sun help me a lot and clear me up almost 50%. My body is about 90% covered and has been since birth. I have sporatic clearing up episodes tho. There is so much out there now since I was born, keep researching. I do. and I've had it for 58 out of 58 years of age. Good luck
Hey ladyfthread just responding to your message. Yeah I have had psorasis for 13 years and mine has never cleared up once. It looks the same everyday but everytime summer gets here it seems to get worse. I am like you its always bad but winter is better than summer. I hate that because it is confusing. I don't get in the sun alot though and it stays mostly warm here I live in the south but I think its the humidity that is causes mine to be worse in the summer. It is very humid here. I have read one other post with the same question But most are the opposite. This is a confusing disease. I would like to talk to the ones who have the same problem as us and find out what has worked for them because some things work for others while still others say they had no improvements! well keep me posted if you find out anymore info too.
Finally someone who has their psoriasis get worse in the summer months....my doctor even told me that she had never heard of that. About the humidity, mine does get worse then. I have had it for approx 10 yrs. Tried everything - used Dovonex (made it much worse); tried steriod creams which worked, but when it came back it was much worse than before. I am currently trying to take care of it myself. A girl told me that she had psoriasis, but had cured it by taking large doses of Biotin (which is found in the vitamin section of Wal-Mart). I just started taking it about 2 weeks ago and so far it seems to be showing a small improvement. I am taking 5000mg a day. I will let you know as I progress if it continues to improve. I personally can't wait for winter since it is much easier to hide it under clothing.
It's very unusual that your psoriasis gets better during the winter months. For most sufferers it's the opposite. Warmth, humidity and sun make the condition better and the cold, drying heat from furnaces and lack of sun make the condition worse in the winter. That's what happens to me anyway.
Yes, my psoriasis clears completely in the Winter, first sign of Spring it begins again, like clock work. When I'm sun bathing, I see new breakouts, the more I lay out the worst it gets. I've had psoriasis for 40 years, my sibling has it as well the sun makes it better. You hear so many different things that could be causing it, I guess we'll never really know.
I don't lay out but the minute the weather warms up, my skin starts acting up. Hives, redness and then burns and then boom! Like an explosion of discomfort and itchiness and scars and ugh...
The winter, a nice COLD winter is all I want all year round.
I thought I was the only one out there with this issue of having to be in the coldest grayest weather around in order for my skin to heal.
I'm contemplating Alaska having my last outbreak after the heatwave in California. I feel scarred for life from the top of my bald head (had to shave my head and yes I'm female) to my feet...
Doctor told me to avoid all sun back in 2001 and I did for 10 years in Oregon... went into total remission so I came home to California - homesick. And now after 4 years I don't even look the same. My skin is pitch black on parts of my face and body in spots. I am black and so some just think it's hyerpigmentation and natural... no...it's not. I was a mocha color and now, I'm blothy and ugly with all these very dark areas all over my face and body. So this makes me look like someone other than myself.
I'm depressed and leaving California - I won't be back... and it makes me sad...
Yep... probably NORTH to Alaska.
I have recently been diagnosed with Psoraisis, and it only flares in summer and gets better in winter, my Dr. 2 says its unusual. I have been on methotraxate, Humira, Cyclsporine and now stelara. I am praying for a break. The nails are the worse for me, when i have a flare up, it is everywhere, red and raw. Nothing helps, but Dr. and I keep trying new stuff.
I will be doing a long term water fast. I don't want to put a date on fast but going for at least 40 days but I will break fast when hungry or tongue clears.
I have fasted long term before with great results hoping this time will show the same.
Skin is a big issue right now along with psoriatic arthritis wanting to get off immune suppressant since insurance will not be covering meds next year
Having some major issues the last two months with gastroparesis after having an h-pylori infection last year and a stomach virus this year.
Hoping to rest my stomach and get a handle on immune that is attacking body
Good idea that you want to fast. Please make sure that I you have good nutritive reserves before you commence your fast. In order to tondo that eat raw organic plant based foods for a month. Also include apple cider vinegar regularly in your diet to tackle H-pylori. Also Colloidal Silver
Drugs are never an answer for fixing our health conditions, anyway. Our health issues start with wrong foods and end with right foods. Of course, there are other issues that affect our health, environmental and thought toxicity.
Think you might be right about the gluten sensitivity, I went gluten free for about 6 months a few years back and felt better but after doctor told me after a sample was taken from stomach during a procedure that I did not have celiac that I went back to eating gluten but still I wondered I will not do gluten just in case want my stomach to heal and stay healed
I think my immune system is much better after a fast from experience I say this but I do believe when your body is not so sick your immune system just gets better on its own. I have not heard of this product you mentioned but will look into it further thank you for the advice
Please help me figure out what’s wrong with me it would me the world to me. Im 28 year old guy who has had Psoriasis for 10 years. I have psoriasis below the belt, elbows, hands, back of legs, feet, few on my face, head/scalp sometimes. Ears. Mustache.
- Psoriasis/itchy skin when eat 99% of food, if I don’t eat/fast/or eat only vegetable the psoriasis slowly goes away. Which tells me when my body is digesting my psoriasis acts up/itches/flares. Especially with fatty foods and meats. Maybe because there is no fat in vegetables they are easier for body to digest.
- extreme food allergies (and extremely allergic to fats eg in meats) makes me itch
- extreme brain fog 24/7
- difficulty sleeping
- chronic fatigue
- heat in body/inflammation
- nail pitting (fingers and toes)
- dandruff and hair loss a (symptom of candida)
- dehydrated (dry mouth), drinking 8 cups of water a day doesn’t
I have seen 2 naturopaths in the past and took a food allergy test. I eliminated all the foods I was allergic to, I did 2 Liver Flushes on my own and removed stones and it went away for 6 months many years ago; back then I had few food allergies they were eggs, milk and dairy products, gluten/wheat and beef. My psoriasis came back after 6 months and it started getting worse and worse and so did my food allergies. Now I am extremely intolerant to 99 % of foods. If I eat anything else other than vegetables I get psoriasis outbreaks. All I am eating nowadays is sweet potatoes, chicken, brocholli, salad and kale, and apples. Nothing outside of that. Even the chicken im eating is bothering me but if I don’t eat meat I feel very famished, lose so much weight, and cant enjoy my hobby of going to the gym. None of these foods are shown to be bad for me on my food allergy tests. But contradictory to the tests the chicken and other foods that the tests says is safe still bother me some more than others. I never drank adequate amounts of water my entire life, was lucky if I even drank a cup a day. In the past took Accutane acne medicine which is extremely dehydrating and screws around with immune system (I got psoriasis a few years after taking Accutane). I also was a heavy smoker. I used recreational drugs such as heavy marijuana use, and hash mostly. I stopped everything. All 3 combined could have resulted in dehydrating my body
2 months ago I did I also did a bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine test (breath test). Results showed that I may have SIBO (a mild bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine). I took coptis, candacin and coconut oil and I went away 80% ONLY below the belt. I stopped using it after one month and it came back. Ive been doing Liver Flushes once a week have been removing stones, im up to my 8th flush but see no improvements in my symptoms. What should I do? What is causing my problems?
- Is it a candida/Parasite problem? Fungus? Yeast overgrowth? H-pylori that has caused a leaky gut?
- Is a congestion problem (gallbladder/liver) that needs to be cleansed?
- Is it a bile problem? Bile Deficiency? or thickness of bile?
Just so you know Hulda Clark has said you should wait 2 weeks between liver flushes.
Based on what you say your baceria is unbalanced. That would suggest a strong probiotic may be useful.
Custom probiotics has one that is 60 billion critters, and you can take it 3 times a day. It comes in capsule form. the name is CP1, or they have others that have more strains . http://www.customprobiotics.com/
You also mention Gluten/wheat. Gluten can be a big problem for some people. IT can be in a lot of foods, or foods that are processed in the same facility.
thanks for your reply, im aware that im supposed to wait 2 weeks in between flushes but i prefer to do it once a week to fastrack.
I have been taking a probiotic in the past for months but I saw no improvements. The product i used that my naturopath recommended was Genestra HMF Forte (Provides 20 billion CFU per daily dose). Im very careful of what I eat, im aware wheat is in many things people are not aware of even black pepper. I do not eat anything that my food intolerance test says i should stay away from (eg wheat/gluten, dairy, eggs, beef ect)but I still have allergic psorisis breakouts pretty much every time I eat foods outside of vegitables.
Sounds like you pretty much have things covered. Except the probiotic for the daily dose is 1/3 of one capsul of what I mentioned, and I take 3 a day. I guess you probably shouldn't go against the Dr's Rec, unless you ask again.
I didn't have an idea about the brain fog, and it just occured to me that If you haven't already maybe you should check out Dave Asprey who supposedly a Biohacker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffpxYQyJlUwHe has many videos.
I think you should do a series of liver flushes. It won't cure your problem completely on its own but it will help alot. You need to cut out all known food allergens which are the worst. For me, one egg will give me a psoriasis flare.. so allergens are definitely the issue. Take vitamins and minerals that are known to help the body cope with allergenic response, for example vitamin b5. Cutting out all allergens and taking b5 might help. Also taking a supplement for your liver will help, Milk Thistle 6000 per day at least.
I have a feeling that your gut have been seriously damaged by some antibiotics you may have taken more than once in your life ... and that means it is going to take some time to fix it all...
One thing that may help is regular physical exercises, especially abdominal exercises, to strengthen your abdomen, and to strengthen your core muscles ... as those muscles can influence digestion, and help you improve your digestion.
Regular physical exercises also helps reduce stress ... and stress is a huge factor in psoriasis and digestive disorders ...
So, if you are not doing it already ... start exercising daily, at least one hour every day...
It is also possible that you are allergic to something you are not aware of, something you are exposed to daily, like toothpaste, cosmetics, nickel, flame retardants in your home, wall paints, furnitures, carpets, a cat or a dog dander, birds, water, pesticides used inside your home to kill roaches, ants or other bugs, pesticides use outside your home as weedkillers, cookware you are using (nickel, teflon, iron, copper etc), black mold inside your home , etc.
You already know a lot about your own diet and your own food tolerance.
It is possible you have serious problem tolerating chemicals in your environment ... and that intolerance may affect your digestion, and your food tolerance.
Some people are vegan by choice .. others because that is only way to be healthy.
Listen to your body when it is talking to you!
I was "almost vegan" for more than 10 years, as I was able to consume fish, but not meat, no eggs or milk.
After several years of liver flushing ... it all changed. Now I can eat anything, but I choose to consume home made food exclusively, and I choose quality over quantity!
thanks for the reply, Im a bodybuilder i workout 4 times a week for 1hr-1.5 hour each day. at the moment i dont do cardio but im going to start running on my off days for 15 mins 3 times a week. i considered it could be my environment but ive also lived at a friends house in another part of the country for 6 months and nothing improved. I think i have leaky gut caused by either small intestinal bacteria OR candida. i tested positive for sibo, but havent tested for candida.
I want to continue doing Liver Flushes and try to cure the sibo, whats the best way of killing the sibo? i was thinking coconut oil, woodworm, cloves, and oil of oregano combination? what do you guys think?
Lots of people have the same problem. They were facing the symptoms of Psoriasis for many years. But the resaerch is not completed still. So many researchers waiting to get the solution for Psoriasis. Hope they will discover it soon for making you free from Psoriasis. Most of the MBBS colleges started their research about the symptoms of Psoriasis and will get the solution soon.
For a while now I have had symptoms of fatigue, hair loss, depression, scalp psorasis, slow digestion, fibrocystic breasts, and felling stressed/overwhelmed, very slow weight loss. I finally went to get tests done and just got the results back. The doctor said the only thing she thought was an issue was my vitamin d levels..they were 27 ng/ml. However, at this point about 2 months prior I had started taking 2,000 IU of vitamin d daily..so this number could have been much lower prior to that. Also my TSH was 3.29, free t3 3.2 pg/ml, free t4 1.0 ng/DL, thyroglobulin antibodies <1 iu/ml, thyroid peroxidase antibodies 2 IU/ml and lastly ferritin levels were 29 ng/ml. So as far as I know, I am aware that my TSH is definitly elevated but my doctor would not give me thyroid hormone. I am planning on starting the autoimmune paleo diet tomorrow, which only removes oats, nuts, eggs from my current diet..but other than that..what can I do now to lower my TSH without thyroid hormones?
Last year my TSH was 9.5 and is now 2.3 and I haven't taken thyroid medication, just took supplements and vitamins. It wasn't easy. I've learned a lot along the way.
Things I wish I knew last year:
1) Thiamine might be more important during thyroid recovery than any other vitamin. If you research BeriBeri symptoms, you may recognize many thyroid symptoms. As you recover, some things you try may make you HYPER and you'll quickly use up your thiamine stores. Also, a recent study found high dose thiamine to help thyroid patients, and hypothesized we have trouble absorbing thiamine and therefore are deficient.
2) Take more thiamine. You'll get complacent and think you feel fine and don't need it. But you still need it. Take more than you think you need. Thiamine has no upper limit or toxicity.
3) Take every vitamin. Don't just take the ones you've been told you are low in. Those are just the ones they are able to test. Most of the vitamins are not testable. Thyroid problems cause low stomach acid, which causes food not to get broken down, which causes deficiencies in everything.
4) Riboflavin is something no one talks about much, but if you are not taking thyroid hormone, you'll have trouble with this vitamin and so you need to take a lot, and OFTEN. Every few hours. And every time your lips feel dry, or your eyes itch or burn.
5) Take extra vitamin A, in retinyl palmitate form, or the dry version, retinyl acetate. Especially if you have dry eyes, and poor night vision.
6) Go slow with B6, as it can make you hyper. It gets Iodine into the thyroid. It's great. But go slow. And don't be scared of B6 toxicity. Any burning toes you get are more likely to be from thiamine or B12 deficiency, not B6 toxicity. Never take B6 without A LOT of thiamine.
7) Vitamin D is great. Love it. But it's not the whole picture and don't let the hype make you think it's special. Every vitamin is vital. Vitamin D just happens to be easy to test for deficiencies. Vitamin A is just as likely to be low but we do not have a test for this.
8) Take zinc with copper in a 10 to 1 ratio. Take 30 to 50 mg of zinc a day if you have acne or hair loss. Take 3 to 5 mg of copper.
9) Take iron. Your ferritin is just like mine was. I feel better now that my ferritin is above 40, and some people swear that it's best to have it closer to 100.
10) Eat more protein. The lack of stomach acid over time leads to less protein being absorbed. Eat protein with vitamin C, or lemon juice or something acidic.
11) Take L-carnitine, even though it's expensive. And take Tyrosine.
12) Take a digestive enzyme and an acid helper like Betaine HCI and Pepsin.
1) Don't take Melatonin. If you can't sleep, you may be tempted, but this can lower thyroid output and then stopping can jump thyroid output which just strains your body on both ends. Taking B6 and niacin, zinc and magnesium, and tryptophan will allow you to make your own melatonin in the right amount.
2) Don't go on thyroid hormone and then suddenly stop. Probably obvious.
3) Don't go anywhere without your vitamins. Eventually you can get to that point, but until you know for sure, take them everywhere. I keep mine in one of those big plastic weekday pill boxes, and I have a big purse.
4) Don't drink green tea or black tea. It has a lot of fluoride and will lower your thyroid function.
I'm sure I have forgotten some things, but for the most part, this is what I've done to get myself on track. And as a bonus, I no longer need any allergy meds, and the three breast lumps I've had are completely gone!
Hi, everyone! I would like to recommend you fully natural treatment (which is very important for me) against psoriasis. When I came back from the vacation from Israel, I decided to continue my psoriasis treatment with products with the Dead Sea minerals. And that was a good decision - Psoeasy cream , as well as other their products ( I also use shampoo) keep my skin in order.
As described in the subject line, this is what I am (most likely) currently dealing with. Some of this still needs to be verified in detail.
I had been battling candida for years but thought I had gotten to a good place, so I started being less aggressive in my treatment of it.
I had been walking around with it for more than half my life with intense bloating after every meal, abdominal pains, constipation, mood swings, anxiety, psoriasis, sleep problems - all of which getting worse with my monthly cycle. Then, in 2012, my immune system plummeted dramatically - just shortly after I finally stopped taking my rather high-intensity contraceptives, which I had been on for 12 years straight- and before I knew it, I was running from one doctor to the next with no answers and increasing symptoms. It took 6 months for me to receive an official diagnosis.
I believe my candida was originally triggered by the contraceptives mentioned above, which I also started taking too early in live (around age 14), as well as a genetic predisposition of some kind as my mom has some of the symptoms I have in milder form.
Either way, so afer years of treating candida, I was taking a well-deserved break from the heavy supplementation (I was still taking probiotics at night, though) and had loosened my diet up a bit, when towards the beginning of this year, I got a bunch of infections every month. Sinus infection, urinary tract infection, eye infection...I beat all of those back with a more or less steady intake of Silver Biotics, and then the heavy bloating started again.
And I had one new symptom: An intense pain below my right rib cage, coming and going. I ended up in the hospital with what turned out to be a dyskinetic gallbladder (ejection fraction 17%). The surgeon (of course) said it had to come out. I was sceptical, thank goodness. I didn't need to come out at all, as I was actually able to manage its function and the pain with supplements like beetroot extract, choline, and taurine. It's working so-so now, but I can feel the pain coming back sometimes.
But I also figured the following: Increased bile flow = less candida. I had read that theory before somewhere and I'm thinking it's still valid.
But I thought there had to be some deeper reason as to why my gallbladder wasn't working properly. I did some research and found out that hormone fluctuations can influence gallbladder flow. Since my problems all get way more intense with my monthly cycle, it made sense. So I ordered a hormone panel saliva test with an accredited lab in Germany (where I am currently staying with my family for recovery reasons, I have to be back in the States in a little over a week, though)and they found something scary: While all of my other levels are fine and within range, Cortisol being somewhat elevated, though, my progesterone levels are at a whopping 2140 pg/ml. Not sure how much that is in American measurement units, but the reference range for the luteal phase (which is when it was measured) only goes up to 400 pg/ml.
To clarify, I did not supplement ANY progesterone. I took: a multivitamin, magnesium, digestive enzymes, my gallbladder-helping beetroot extract, choline, taurine, colostrum to help my digestive tract, some milk thistle for the liver, small amounts of Swedish Bitters, and the herb Ashwagandha, as I found it helped me with the nervous tension I seem to be having constantly.
Now, my naturopath lady here in Germany believes that most of these supplements would help increase progesterone and told me to cut them out. I am now only taking milk thistle and choline, and I have added artichoke extract to replace the beetroot extract during the day to at least keep on helping my gallbladder. At night, I take probiotics.
She has also given me a long, long list of things that supposedly promote progesterone and it basically includes every healthy, natural food one could eat: Vegetables, fruit, legumes, grains, pseudo grains, meat, dairy, eggs,and 90% of herbs.It is impossible to stick to that list and still live. The list goes into no detail whatsoever about the degree to which these foods are supposed to promote progesterone production. Oh, and she also told me to relax. She should really have her own stand up comedy routine.
Sorry for the super-long, rambling message, but I figured the more information I can give you guys, the better. If anyone has any input whatsoever, that would be of great help to me.
I am, of course, not sitting idly by. I have an appointment with the extremely knowledgeable Eric Bakker N.D. on Sunday, I just had several vials of blood taken yesterday at an endocrinological practice in Frankfurt to double check those high numbers and also look for possible thyroid connections, I am trying to do a candida test before I leave, and I am willing to do any and all testing to get to the bottom of this problem once I am back in the States.
However, as it currently stands, I am having a candida flare up, a psoriasis flare up, and am intensely scared about, well ,everything.
Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative by Dr. John Pagano
THE DRUG FREE PROGRAM THAT REALLY WORKS
This is an important book because the disease manifestation is immediately visual. No expensive lab tests. What you do immediately registers. You know if you do right or you do wrong.
Psoriatic and eczematic people are special, we are rewarded by a self defense mechanism that allows us to expel toxins and acids through our skin instead of developing tumors. Tumors are also survival adaptations, but in the 21st century with the dominance of upside down western medicine, tumors mean $$$ and every company is out to give you cancer screenings to be able to “detect” more cancers earlier so they can make more $$$ from you.
Learn from the methods to cure another “incurable” disease, read Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative by Dr. John Pagano even if you are not psoriatic or eczematic. As I said before, all diseases are the same.
Skin diseases like psoriasis are very good for educating yourself about health. I myself learned about the principles of healing with my own eczema cure. Yes cure, cure cure. For some cultural strange reason some countries who are beholden to medical paradigms are forbidden to use the word CURE. Well I’m saying Dr. John Pagano is describing CURE.
For that matter psoriasis is not even completely a skin condition. It can also affect other parts of the body such as the nails and joints (psoriatic arthritis).
Eczema is in large part from an allergic reaction and partially liver toxicity.
But neither are survival mechanisms.
In addition acids are not expelled through the skin. The skin is naturally acidic from the flora present on the skin to begin with. What is excreted though the pores in the skin is sweat, which contains ALKALINE ammonia. Bacteria present on the skin break down these ammonia compounds releasing ammonia gas, contributing to body odor.
Learn from the methods to cure another â€œincurableâ€ť disease, read Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative by Dr. John Pagano even if you are not psoriatic or eczematic. As I said before, all diseases are the same.
No, all diseases ARE NOT the same. But are you now claiming that psoriasis and eczema are diseases instead of self defense mechanisms?
You can buy the book
No thanks. Based on the fact that he was not aware of the above facts I pointed out I will stick to reliable sources of information.
This is what I keep harping about.
Auto-Immune causes is BS.
If you follow the auto-immune BS, you will always be sick.
Who wants to be sick for the rest of his life? Raise your right hand and follow the auto-immune paradigm.
In the meantime, follow a RAW PALEO DIET and get rid of any auto immune disease BS.
He's actually right about it being auto immune but that said we can just say toxicity because that is what is causing the auto immune condition. The raw living foods diet provides the nutrition required to return the system to a balanced state. It can be helped along with cleanses and detoxification methods.
One thing that is important in many diseases is resetting the amygdala. Look into this. It is an important part of the limbic system of the brain and is the circuit that operates both consciously and subconsciously in identifying threats, When it is set to improper informational feedback it can be a huge reason why people don't get well on any diet, even raw. When functioning on faulty info it is an internal source of stress. It needs to be reset in many cases.
Do you even understand autoimmunity and what it really means?
This is what I keep harping about.
Auto-Immune causes is BS.
If you follow the auto-immune BS, you will always be sick.
Who wants to be sick for the rest of his life? Raise your right hand and follow the auto-immune paradigm.
How do you explain the presence of autoantibodies in psoriasis? Again learn what autoimmunity is.
In the meantime, follow a RAW PALEO DIET and get rid of any auto immune disease BS.
Talking about inflammatory and auto immune diseases.
Mere change to Paleo Diet cured inflammatory and auto immune diseases.
And you did not research autoimmunity. Tell all of us how the diet both destroys autoimmune pathogens and regulates the immune response.
You are probably still sick, that is why you spew out so much of this Auto Immune BS.
And you clearly ASSUME way too much rather than rely on real evidence. If you check my postings you would have known that I am not sick with anything. I had allergies as a baby, which I outgrew when I was 5 and have not had any chronic illnesses since. The last time I went to the doctor I was 16 and that was merely for a simple upper respiratory infection.
You want to calm down a hyperactive immune system
As I said you need to research the facts. Autoimmunity IS NOT from a hyperactive immune system. It is a suppression of the immune system. This is why things that suppress immunity, such as stress, stimulants and steroids make autoimmune conditions worse.
And in order to cure a disease properly it really helps to understand the disease. So far the information on psoriasis, eczema and autoimmunity have all been wrong. Therefore you just keep providing us with more links to avoid since they are obviously full of bogus information. So thanks for that.
It is not "auto immune" it is autoimmune. And it is not an alien word, it is a very common word related to a number of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, juvenile diabetes, Sjorgen's syndrome, etc. Saying a particular disease is autoimmune is just like stating that a cold or flu is viral. It is a method of classification of a disease that helps to identify its cause. If you don't know the cause or contributing factors to be addressed you cannot even start to understand how to cure the problem. It would be like going back 1,000 years before they knew viruses were responsible for the flu and expecting to be cured of the flu. Now we know the cause and contributing factors to the different forms of influenza that allows us to know what herbs and other treatments will work best against the influenza virus and the symptoms it leads to.
Who the hell cares of your complicated sounding terminologies?
See above, and autoimmunity is hardly complicated.
All we care is CURE.
And again how do you plan to cure something that you have no comprehension about? Getting back to psoriasis how are you addressing the cGMP excess that causes the psoriasis? Bottom line is that unless you are controlling cGMP levels you ARE NOT curing psoriasis. So again how do you address this?
And we didn't need your auto immune blathering.
Just because you are incapable of comprehending the real facts this does not make the real facts blathering. The fact that you have to use such an excuse just proves to me that you do not have any real answer to my questions because you clearly do not understand psoriasis.
The sick do not care for auto immune terminologies.
Oh, so now you are a mind readier that has taken it upon yourself to speak for everyone here. Sorry to break it to you but you are not that special. There are plenty of people who are interested in understanding what they are dealing with and what they are doing to treat it. When people take suggestions blindly they end up in trouble. It is like going to the doctor for arthritis and taking the ibuprofen the doctor gives you without question. Not only will the ibuprofen fail to cure the arthritis, it will also lead to bone deterioration. And the drug can also have other serious side effects such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hepatitis, loss of vision,......... So given the choice you really think that nobody would like to know the facts about their arthritis and the potential dangers of the recommendations being given them? People who follow blindly like this are being foolish and have nobody to blame but themselves when they fail to cure their problem and end up suffering the side effects.
I am still waiting for you to answer my questions. If I post the information you are asking for then I am giving you the answers. But as long as you keep ignoring my questions you keep proving your ignorance on the subject.
So answer the questions I posted for you to prove that you have a clue what you are talking about then I will post what you requested.
At Least John Pagano comes up with a book that teaches people what he knows, complete with pictures and testimonials.
At least I come up with websites that teach people cures with pictures and testimonials.
All you got is useless "autoimmune" blather insulting us.
Since you can't put up anything. You can shut up now.
Don't waste curezone space. What are you a western medical pharmaceutical TROLL?
I think I will make a blog post lambasting all of these HOAXSTERS promoting autoimmunity crap when they themselves HAVE ZERO CURE PROTOCOL. These people are the same hoaxsters posting that (insert disease name here) is INCURABLE.
Believing in INCURABLE diseases is a SUPERSTITION.
If anybody else has an autoimmunity theory, back it up with CURE so as to validate your theory.
It is always refreshing to learn new things. Curezone is for sharing. So share and propagate the knowledge.
Autoimmunity simply refers to the body's immune system having difficulty in identifying itself due to a break down in communication (oversimplification). This of course happens due to toxicity and lack of nutrition. Parasites show up due to the toxicity (creatures love swamps).
The body breaks down in a myriad of ways when it can't get rid of toxins. Automimmune problems are but one of a raft of break downs. Some like to explore the breakdown of these breakdowns through labeling. Others just want to heal.
I look at it as one disease, many faces. Toxicity and lack of nutrition. We can make this complicated or we can go on a labeling journey and confuse the issue. It is what mainstream medicine is really good at. ;-)
Herbs can assist. So can various sound and light frequencies. (it's all information that can be corrective).
ROTFLMAO!!!! You definitely need to seek help, but it is not for a physical problem.
First of all I have made formulas for people in the past for psoriasis that worked great because I addressed the real causes of psoriasis. Furthermore I have posted about the herbs and supplements used a number of times on the CZ boards. But again I wanted you to respond with answers to my questions to see if you really understand psoriasis. Instead you are repeatedly responding with attacks wasting Curezone space as you call it. Since you have been unable to respond with answers to my questions you have proven my point that you don't have a clue what you are talking about.
And since it is clear that you CANNOT answer my questions that would be easy for anyone knowing about psoriasis to answer here are the answers for you from one of my earlier posts. Don't go choking on your feet that you have jammed in your mouth!!!:
I'm currently doing nystatin enemas to help eliminate candida and seb derm. I've been thinking of other enemas to do which are;
-Apple cider vinegar and garlic enemas
-black wormwood parasite tincture (now foods brand) enemas
-Slippery elm enemas
-Crushed probiotic enemas
-wheatgrass powder enemas
-spiriulina powder enemas
-coconut Oil Enema s
Has anyone tried any of these in enemas?
If so, what results did they have using them?
I think I may also have intestinal parasites so that's why I want to try an enema using a parasite tincture.
i just do nystatin eneams and i hold the enema tills its absorbed. i usually do two cups of distilled water with it. then after i absorb a probiotic enema. i really dont do any other enemas.... i making some kefir and im thinking about using the kefir in a enema because it has the beneficial yeast in it that i might need to add to my gut flora.
Thats prescription meds, right? I am doing a saline one now that I added a drop of Dawn Platnim dish soap (has some kind of enzymes) and a drop of eucalyptus oil. It was just a small one to see of I can handle it myself lol Ionly made it 3 minutes because the cramps were terrible... anyway, I have packets of aquarium meds here. 250mg flagyl and 75 mg praziquantel (sp?) Per packet... I was gonna make metro gel as a topical anti fungal for my kids friend with rosacea but then never dis because i was afraid of the extra ingredient, which was the anti parasitic drug. Now im wondering if i can mix that in an enema? Just like dump part of the packet in. Will it work the same way as oral use? I hear things are absorbed better anally sometimes plus of theres something in there, it will get blasted with meds?
I did and all im finding is references to people taking it orally and then having enemas. I mixed a pouch of the flagyl/biltricide in another douche type saline enema along with a drop of Dawn Platinum dish detergent and 2 drop of eucalyptus oil. I wanted to attempt another go at it since thw first one didn't go as planned, but after having my coffee this morning, it got me going again so maybe I'll hold off. The medicine doesnt aeem irritating to mucous membranes, so it should be ok. Im gonna hold off though and research a little more. Flagyl is an antifungal, right? So, if it doesnt harm parasites, that should at least knock out candida, no?
Hmm, yeah it should at least affect the candida, I'm not sure if it will completely knock it out though. Candida has a way with becoming resistant to most anti fungals, only way you'll know I guess is if you try it. Just start off with really small amounts and see how you feel, maybe do a water enema first to clear the bowels so the candida is exposed?
You could do a parasite cleanse first and then try the enemas? Or even do them at the same time?
When you say to "clear ths bowels so the candida is exposed" I'm trying to picture how candida grows in the body. I am REALLY trying to make sense of what is coming out of my body and other possibilities instead of jumping to conclusions and thinking worms right away. One of the most troubling things I've passed was this enormous thing that was sort of S or Z shaped. I shook it loose from what looked like a normal BM and what ever it was, looked like a BM itself because it was brown, but after soaking in the toilet (it didn't go down after the first flush, it was so huge!) I could see white showing through on the sides, so rigt away I'm FLIPPING out thinking i just passed a worm that was as thick as string cheese or a mozzarella stick and twisted into this Z shape. I'm a very small person, so to have something so big come out is unimaginable. I won't post a pic here because its disgusting to look at lol but now I'm wondering if it could have been an enormous piece of candida that was twisted in my intestine (hence the twisted shape) and broke off and flushed out with all this flushing I'm doing. I've read people describing it to have a string cheese appearance, and that's what it kind of reminded me of. But anyway, I'm contemplating another enema because I can not take this feeling I'm having like theres something moving around in there.. and I want soo bad to try apple cider vinegar because its supposed to help candida, but I'm petrified IF it is a parasite that the acidity might cause scattering. My issue is one or the other... that's for sure. I just want relief with the least amount of negative consequences lol. And I don't want to be panicked by what I see afterwards!
Garlic enemas are REALLY intense, you'll feel the need to go immediately. Just hold it, the cramp will go away, I promise! I've had 3 close encounters and by the time I get up to release the cramp is gone. I also make mine very strong.
I make my own tinctures : Black-Walnut /WW/clove/ginger/turmeric plus other herbs. I've definitely used them in enemas along with garlic. I've also made really strong tea of tons of different herbs and used them in my enemas. I usually do a starter then 2 - Two liter enemas. If I'm not exhausted by then I do implant with probiotic.
I make my own raw milk kefir and implant about a cup. I am jaded about the probiotics part. Some people argue you should always take them after enemas/other people think after the enema you help the body clean it out and the body itself will take care of repopulating the flora. I think I am so infested that neither happens for me.
Good luck !
I'm thinking of jumping on the enema bandwagon... i bought one of those little douche bottle enemas to start with. I'm thinking of using a drop of eucalyptus oil and tea tree/lavender oil in it (only because using bleach would be frowned upon and painful) I read it helps expell rope worms.. i think thats what my woodchips/poopy stems were. Im desperate to rid my colon of this fluttery crawly feeling.Anyhoo.. i have a few concerns:
1. Will it cause scattering?
2. I ripped out both bath tubs abd installed shower stalls in my bathroom... so where do I lay down? I don't want to risk losing it on the floor :/
Maybe I should go lay outside on a tarp and do it?
I want to try some garlic too but that concerns me that they will scatter... unless i eat a ton of it first and pack both ends with it... they'll be trapped in a garlic wall.
Be careful with what you put in enemas. Very irritating stuff can give you ulcerative colitis symptoms and fecal incontinence. I wanted the itching to stop to in the beginning and i put some peroxide in an enema with water and oh boy. Pain like nothing else. nausea, Total blood coming out. Had to go to the er. I had fecal incontinence for over week and was scared that I would never get my bowel control back. I killed alot of worms but almost killed myself.
Hello Cimber - I've just found this post. I am going to try my first garlic enema tomorrow. My therapist has told me to put 2 BULBS of garlic into a litre of water..... I absolutely do not want to become fecally incontinent, what strength would you recommend?
Thanks in advance, Kate
All of the enemas sound great to me except the nystatin. I would avoid that like the plague because pharmaceutical drugs only serve to increase the number of extremely virulent strains. Try a few drops of Iodine in the enema water instead. You can also put a couple drops of 2% on your tongue after brushing your teeth and brush it into your tongue. And put a few drops in some juice or water and drink it.
I've been using the nystatin for the past week? It's completely cured others within as little as weeks.
What ones out of the things listed do you think would be as strong as the nystatin ? I'm thinking the parasite tincture, slippery elm and coffee ?
Iodine takes too long to work, I don't have a year to wait for this too work and even so it might not actually work. Everyone's bodies are different. I tried the Iodine topically and it worked, but slightly irritated my scalp more, dried my hair out and didn't get rid of it completely.
I do think my problem is also linked to parasite in some way. I know that when I did a parasite cleanse my skin was clear and my nails grew soo long and thick really really quickly!! Hookworms also live in your intestine and feed on your blood, so maybe doing a parasite enema, then an Iodine enema afterwards might work?
The nystatin one actually didn't seem to help for me, the best one for me by far is coffee enemas! And that's because I think my problem is related to my liver and coffee enemas help to detox your liver by helping the flow of bile and therefore helping excrete toxins much quicker
Please help me figure out what’s wrong with me it would me the world to me. Im 28 year old guy who has had Psoriasis for 8-10 years. I have psoriasis below the belt, elbows, hands, back of legs, feet, few on my face, head/scalp sometimes. Ears. Mustache. I’m confident it has something to do with a digestive issue.
Is it a bile problem? Deficiency? or thickness of bile?
Is a congestion problem (gallbladder/liver) that needs to be cleansed?
Is it a candida/Parasite problem? Fungus? Yeast overgrowth?
Psoriasis/itchy skin when eat 99.9% of food, if I don’t eat/fast/or eat only vegetable the psoriasis goes away. Which tells me when my body is digesting my psoriasis acts up/itches/flares. Especially with fatty foods and meats. Maybe because there is no fat in vegetables they are easier for body to digest.
extreme food allergies (and extremely allergic to fats eg in meats) makes me itch
extreme brain fog
bloated even when I haven’t eaten in a day
heat in body/inflammation
nail pitting (fingers and toes)
dandruff and hair loss a (symptom of candida)
depressed when starved/fast for a day
highly dehydrated (dry mouth), drinking 8 cups of water doesn’t help much just a temporary fix
unable to achieve full erections
smoking even rarely/socially causes breakouts
I have seen 2 naturopaths in the past and took a food allergy test. I eliminated all the foods I was allergic to, I did 2 Liver Flushes on my own and removed stones and it went away for 6 months many years ago; back then I had few food allergies they were eggs, milk and dairy products, gluten/wheat and beef. My psoriasis came back after 6 months and it started getting worse and worse and so did my food allergies. Now I am extremely intolerant to 99.9% of foods. If I eat anything else other than vegetable I get psoriasis outbreaks. All I am eating nowadays I sweet potatoes, chicken, brocholli, salad and kale, and apples. Nothing outside of that. Even the chicken im eating is bothering me but if I don’t eat meat I feel very famished, lose so much weight. None of these foods are shown to be bad for me on my food allergy tests. But contradictory to the tests the chicken and other foods that the tests says is safe still bother me some more than others.
2 months ago I did I also did a bacterial overgrowth of the small itestine test. Results showed that I may have a mild bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. I took coptis, candacin and coconut oil and I went away 80% only below the belt. I stopped using it after one month and it came back.
I never drank adequate amounts of water my entire life, was lucky if I even drank a cup a day. In the past took Accutane acne medicine which is extremely dehydrating and screws around with immune system (I got psoriasis a few years after taking Accutane). I also was a heavy smoker. I used recreational drugs such as heavy marijuana use, and hash mostly. I stopped everything. All 3 combined could have resulted in dehydrating my body All 3 combined could have resulted in dehydrating my body.
Ive been doing research online and I think I have a digestion problem. There are two common reasons why the digestive strength becomes weaker over time: thick bile and dehydration. I think I have lots of food sensitivities cuz I have problems digesting foods/fats cuz of bile problem (bile thickness or bile deficiency). My liver and gallbladder may also be congested with toxins which may be resulting in bile problem. What do you guys think?
I'm new to the forum, but not new to fighting demodex. I have been diagnosed with scalp psoriasis since I was 28. I'm now 42. After extensive research, I began nightly "soaks" in July and starting in August, I noticed that the "build-up" of skin on my scalp started to slowly break apart - but then the real fun started. I started feeling the tickling on my face, crawling, itchy, biting of the demodex mites. I was destroying their "nest" and they were not happy. The last 2 months have been hell - major face acne with bouts of "attacks" 1-2x per day, but each week, I feel less crawlies, and my scalp feels cleaner. And my hair is starting to have body instead of just drooping and clinging to my scalp.
During this whole ordeal, I have seen a dermatologist (in OH) 2x. THe first time she tried to convince me it was "in my head" and prescribed an antibiotic for adult acne. 8 weeks later, she seemed a little more open to the fact that it could be demodex and prescribed metrogel. Today, I asked for metronidozale in a pill format because the lotion only does so much. She agreed to call it in.
These mites are migrating from my scalp to my face and neck. They rarely go below my neck - but eventually, I'm hoping to push them down there because they certainly don't seem to thrive - not enough sebum. I have a few "entry/exit" bumps on my ankle and buttocks but I can tell that compared to the face, they do not thrive in these areas.
I'm really interested in anyone who has posted on this site who feel they have cured themselves of this mite and how long it took. I know a lot of people say they continue to use a "maintenance routine" every few days, which is fine with me. I just want to know if my acne won't completely clear up for the full 120 days, or if it will be longer. At this point I'm around day 95, but I think it's going to take longer than 120.
My routine is nightly soak in a Borax and salt solution, change linens, bag clothes and linens in plastic bags, apply clove oil, MSM, Metrogel to face after washing with Sea Buckthorn oil soap. I use Sea Buckthorn body lotion 2x per day as well.
Hi. I have been researching acne solutions for my 11 year old who had acne for more than a year. She's so young and this has been painful for her. In my research I discovered demodex and then thought about my constant complaint about dust mites in our bed. I've replaced two mattress and a couch that weren't very old because I could feel them and my daughter was getting bites on her body. And then when I read they can be responsible for rosacea, I really had to wonder because my face is always red!
So I thought I'd do a test. I started 3 days ago, just to check, with a few soaks in boric acid (just a few tablespoons in large bath)and then I put some tiger balm on some of the rough patches on my scalp and also under my arm as that area often itches. The mites started coming out! They were big enough to be visible to the eye. I then bought Neem oil, soap and pills and am trying to keep the oil on my scalp as much as possible. I also made the spray of borax, hydrogen peroxide and water and the first night when I felt movement I sprayed the area. Last night I just put more need oil on the area when I felt movement.
With 4 people and 2 animals in the house and a job and kids in school, etc. I can't see trying to eliminate these mites and I understand that basically everyone has them it's just the amount of infestation that varies. So, with that in mind I am trying hard to build up my and my daughter's immunity.
I'm taking an immunity pill and vitamin from Orenda. I am taking blackstrap molasses with acidophalus in yogurt 3 times a day. I am taking a green vitamineral drink from Healthforce Nutritionals. I am taking Bragg's vinegar and aronia juice (also from Orenda)3 times a day too. I am going to start drinking baking soda in my water all day and also buy litmus strips to check our acidity.
I am hoping this plus the neem pill will make me a bad host for this buggers.
Good luck. Keep your progress posted, please. I am not doing so much with my immune system - I am taking biotin and a mega-vitamin daily. I looked at the ingredients of Tiger Balm and clove is one of the main oils. I am using clove as part of my treatment, but I have never seen mites come out of my skin.
My 15 year old daughter had acne for 3 years. About 18 months into it, she developed severe "dandruff", followed by substantial hair loss.
I spent thousands on "acne" products before I stumbled upon demodex and started figuring out what was really going on.
Long story short - We did a lot of crap that didn't work and a few things that did. Here's what worked for us:
Raising the ph. She takes baking soda in the a.m. and p.m. and we monitor her ph. As soon as we got her to 7+, we saw immediate improvement in her face and scalp.
About a month later, we started drinking borax water - 1/8 to 1/4 tsp per liter of water. You cannot taste the borax at all, just a very slight texture change to the water. After the first day, we didn't notice it at all. We saw immediate improvement with this also. (If this makes you nervous, visit earthclinic where you can read all about it.)
Based on other's experience, we added sea buckthorn oil along the way. I didn't see a noticable improvement, but we have continued just in case. We couldn't afford the expensive stuff continually, so we switched to a product labeled Omega 7 from Swanson which costs a lot less. She is currently taking 4 a day.
Last week we started taking Allimax, a product from the stabilized allicin. My daughter's face had already improved about 80% with the baking soda, borax water and Omega 7, but we saw an absolute improvement the morning following her very first dose of allimax. She is taking 2 per day.
If your hair/scalp is in the severe stage (where we started) use Ted's (earthclinic) recipe for demodectic mange first. It will put a halt to the severe itching and flaking.
All we have left to deal with is the hair loss. It seems to have slowed a little, but she is definitely still shedding...way too much. I'm currently doing more research to try and eradicate this last symptom. Before she goes bald.
All mainstream info says these mites can't jump from dog to human, but I say bullsh*t. My male dog definitely has/had demodex and I am certain the problem started with him.
I'm theorizing that they are involved with heartworm, which he has just been dx'd with.
We have been through hell with this stuff and I hope our recent success can help someone else who is struggling.
hi, thank you so much for posting what has helped.
Its funny, when I first started getting this "stuff"
I was staying with friends who had a dog that had
chronic 'skin allergies". One of the things I did early
on that I had read somewhere, perhaps on the curezone, was
to use a 50-50 solution of alcohol and hydrogen peroxide.
I made a spray, and used it on my legs and feet, which
is where it started for me.
I would spray it, and let it sit for a few minutes, and
then I could see these teeny little things start to come
out of the hair follicle. They were kind of white,
due to the peroxide bubbles I guess, but I tried to show
it to the doctor, and she said it was nothing, that I was
imagining it. But she wasn't really looking at it.
But now looking back, reading all these things, I'm thinking it must be demodex!
What I'm also wondering now, is because I have been to some specialists who tested lots of things, such as stool, blood, etc. and they came back positive for a number of co-infections, so it seems the immune system is "low". I
was reading that hookworm, which you can easily get by
walking barefoot on grass or a beach, can be in you for
a long time, like 10-20 years, before you start to show
symptoms. I'm wondering why we have low immune systems
to get this in the first place.
A lot of species on the planet are not doing so hot, if you are paying attention..... what makes us think we are so special. Maybe there is something in the water or perhaps
we will never know what it is that can be making us catch this weird stuff. It just seems like there is a LOT of people with these things now.... its weird.
My dog who had severe demodex and stage 3 heartworms was laid to rest 6 days ago. We are heartbroken, but he was suffering so much and we had to help him pass so he could get some peace. At the end, he was refusing the herbal heartworm meds, and I felt like he was begging me to let him go.
Before he passed, we had quit taking the borax water. A friend said he had researched it and the borax was making our hair fall. Even though my dd was losing hair long before the borax water, we quit drinking it to see what would happen. That was about 2 weeks ago, and our hair is still falling out like crazy. AND the itch is back for me, and my dd's acne is much more active.
I think we're going to go back on the borax water, maybe every other day instead of every day. There are reports of kidney problems with hair loss being the first sign. Since we were already losing hair, I don't know what to think.
Also considering mixing up an oil concoction that a member e'd me about and putting on our head at night, but this will be so difficult for my teen daughter, as she has sensory integration dysfunction.
We bought products from bluesagenaturals and found the relief and rescue face cream seems to be somewhat effective, if a big gooey. We also bought the shampoo but haven't realized any improvement in itching or hair loss on our scalps. We've been using it about a week and it is very watery with little/no lather.
My dd and I are both positive for xmrv retrovirus, along with many other dx's, including autoimmune issues. My dd has Aspergers.
She has been affected for 3 years, but I did not have symptoms until I quit smoking in September. Another smoker who lived in the house until January did not have any symptoms either. I wonder if chemicals in cigarettes are a deterrent to these bastards.
Anyways, back to researching demodex and being a guinea pig. I am physically, emotionally and financially exhausted.
You mentioned you had a dog with related health problems. Sorry for your loss and trial you and your daughter are going thru.
Yes, challenges to certain aspects of the immune system may cause a person to be symptomatic from demodex. And, this may very well be what you are dealing with.
BUT -- because you did not produce an actual "mite" you do not know for certain that it is demodex. Yes, pH and other conditions can cause an overgrowth of demodex and symptoms (BTW metronidazole as noted by an earlier poster - is an antibiotic and will have not affect on demodex - the dermatologist was most likely treating the bacterial component of acne etc.)
All animals (pets, rabbits and other mammals) almost always are infested with a mite known loosely as a 'fur' mite. Cheylettiela (sp) is a prominent Genus found on dogs, (cats have a species but hard to find on a cat due to the grooming) rabbits, squirrels, rodents, raccoons and is just ubiquitous.
Previously entomologist would insist on former conventional wisdom that these things are 'species' specific. But, even they acknowledge that this (and many other similar Genus in this category) are not so specific - perhaps prefer a certain host -- but will often make due on humans -- especially those with compromised immunity.
This 'fur' mite is back with vengeance since we do not dip or treat pets with approved pyrethroid pesticides as we did in the past.
Cheylettiela are acarid mites dwelling pretty much on the surface of skin - but can attach a bit firmly and cause symptoms - papules, itching etc.
The pattern includes the scalp, face, upper body and arms rump and flank. They can wander all over -- and cause dandruff big time - also known as 'walking" dandruff as they can get under a skin flake and move it. But, are most prominent in the scalp, face and upper body regions.
Bottom - line -- you had a pet -- and you and your daughter have compromised immunity (don't know the details or aspects) but are more susceptible to animal mites. And, while you may be symptomatic from your own demodex ( they cannot be eradicated but controlled only) - so get simple treatment for the 'fur' mite. Whole body 5% permethrin for at least 12 hours (must include scalp and carefully over face - keep eyes closed for a while and just inside the nose - nares). Because, they can live in the environment up to 12 weeks -- have to practice clean control over linens, upholstery and rugs and so on (will require thorough and repeated spraying with an insecticide to entire house).
I am a fan of alternative therapies when they work -- but do not condone needless suffering. Plus, many of the so called natural therapies are no less toxic to the body's system - but lure us into believing they are safe because they are unregulated.
So - get your doctor to prescribe two rounds of the whole body (ignore the outdated instructions of neck down application) 5% permethrin. The scalp plays a big role in harboring mites - (even the traditional scabies contrary to non evidenced based instructions for application).
If you have difficulty getting the doctor to prescribe a 'trial' treatment -- then either find another doctor or move on to the Internet and find the 5% permethrin.
Just get this under control and use something effective. You will have to treat weekly for at least two rounds and possibly even 4 - (not the same as scabies as these are not burrowing mites but acarid and are much harder to contain).
As for nasal worms -- have you really seen something? Where did you get this idea. If so -- then go to an ENT doctor and get him to 'remove' these from your sinuses properly. May have to shop until you can find one that is broader minded. But, if you can produce a sample, that is compelling.
I cannot go into details of my background - but please trust that few in the medical community are aware of the growing parasite and ectoparasite issues in our society. Training is very limited and the traditional literature even more so.
But, definitely - there are new enzootic diseases and mites are just as adaptable to forging to new hosts when needed - especially in the immune compromised.
Nicotine is a natural insect repellant and in this case - an anti-parasitic. Most smokers do not suffer from mites. It is sad that something so damaging to the overall health actually has this benefit. Keep in mind that commercial cigarette products have many toxic additives.
So, not to encourage smoking -- but am considering a very very weak lotion made with pure tobacco leaf extract.
i am new to this post but have a question. I am sure I have demodex and some intestinal and nasal parasites as well. But researching the Morgellons also led me to believe I had some of those symptoms too. This all became noticeable in September after a "rash" of health events starting with me cracking the back of my head open w. a concussion after my perfect pullup slipped off of my Florida room door frame. I did not get stitches or go to ER, but I should have. A week and a half later I had a bad allergic reaction to poison sumac in my back yard. I knew I was allergic to it but had only experienced it once between 6th and 7th grade so I did not even remember what the plant looked like. Went to the ER once the rash appeared (moving from temple toward my eye! visibly!) The "old" Dr. said I had contact dermatitis and impetigo and prescribed a topical steroid and a topical antibiotic for $50 apiece. 2 days later it actually seemed worse so I went to another urgent care center. This doc immediately said no to impetigo (I was surprised), but wondered if I had ivy, oak, or sumac in my yard and messed with it. I did and told him about my previous attack. He gave me a steroid shot and a corticosteroid Z-pack for the next 10 days. I was obviously suffering so I was on the internet looking for home remedies for PI or PS rashes. I got on webmd and a few more sites and noticed a worm-like creature and what appeared to be a winged larva also in a kleenex after sneezing. After 10 hours of research and self inspection I decided I had some parasite but had not narrowed it down yet. After rash finally got a bit under control, I did a 10 day Colon Cleanse program which I did about 65% correctly. Then on this forum I saw a supplement recipe which I adopted and added to which I am still following: Zinc, vit.C, MSM, garlic, Grapefruit-Seed-Extract etc. I never saw much fecal evidence during cleanse, but after a week of this I sure have! I got some eucalyptus and tea tree oil to put in shampoo and cond. and to pull the attached nasal worms (linguatula serrata I think) out of my sinuses. The nasal rinse by the neti pot co. brought out some amazing crap (animal and mucous) also. But I immediately got a cold the very next day and still havent kicked it. I know depleted immune system is involved in all of this from sumac to mites to IP's, but I still thought I had seen colored fibers or rice kernel pustules which I only noticed because of internet chatrooms. I have since seen Morg. attributed to everything from nanotechnology to biogenetic agricultural manipulation at the DNA level. This is obviously some new health concern, but where the hell did it come from? Has any of us thought about the oil spill of 2010 causing a new biotoxin perhaps. The dispersant chemicals were supposedly worse than the crude itself. If anybody agrees or can put 2 and 2 together then please reply and take a load off of my head wrapping around this crazy story. Thanks
It's vaccines and all of the other toxins in the world that cause our low immune system.
Once one researches vaccine ingredients, the lightbulb turns on. It's not good. Edgar Crookshank proved it long ago that vaccines are a fraud. There's no reason to have egg, insect cells, human serum (I let you guess where they get these cells), bovine serum, dog serum, horse serum, monkey serum, (they use downer cattle from factory farms and euthanized animals from research labs), mycoplasms, bacteriophages, prions, mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, etc. injected into our beloved companions or humans. Zero reason.
It will take time to kill them. Be patient it will be all worth it. Before it gets better it will get worst (unless you passed thru the worst already. It will be a good idea, if you dont mine me saying this. To fast for 3 days. 3 apples a day or more. Lots of water. afternoon Blend a cup of oatmeal for about 5-8 min. on a 16 oz water add 3 pinches of cinnamon, 1 pinch of powdered cloves, 3 pinches of pwdered ginger (raw would be great, just a little peace though). Dinner, take some lypton or whichever brand of chicken soup add a smached garlic clove (you could add an egg while boiling the soup on med. heat). Make sure the water doesnt dry up, thats the most important part of it. Heat for about 15 minutes or less. These mites loooove sugar, yeast, alcohol and a low immune system. Is hard not to be stressed in this world but we have to try to see everything in a different light. So try to avoid these for the 3 days. Oatmeal is a good digestive cleaner (so dont be surprise if you find yourself going to the washroom; its like a mild natural laxative; apple w/skin its enzimes also help your digestive tract. And garlic is anti-a lot of alien bacteria, and curative in the system. You probably know all this. Since you have been doing good. Im also fighting these mites I feel them wherever I have hair plus have some rashes in my wrist; unbearable itching and dandruff; dry scalp. Everything started with my scalp and ended in my face. I have been like this since July of 2010 after I dyed my hair with a one year old hair dye (duhh! of course something was gonna come out of that). So Ive been 5 months (talking about impatient)the best part is that I always talk to the Lord and He always comes thru. Thats how I ran into the word Demodex and new that im not crazy something is walking in my head, especially at night. So obsessively I research a lot about these mites. And learned a great deal of them. My thing now is to persevere and stick with what im doing now and hoping by the grace of God, and my continuance with what im doing, Ill Kill them Alll! Oh the fasting is to clean the face from acne. In my case the face and scalp. To tell you the truth Im starting the fasting today. I started the Demodex Natural shampoo 3 days ago; the FaceDoctor complextion soap 5 days ago (it might dry your skin so a very good moisterisr will do good). And a week ago I started Natural Herbal Lotion which you use once a month in my whole body. Now Im pretty desperate so I have spent my hubbys money on killing these critters. I have faith in God coming thru to help me through this. I recommend you the book, Your doctor "mite" not know by Sharon Brock Heldman. Also in youtube-Barbara Frank on demodex mites. You will know when the mites are dead when their not walking around at night any longer, but still continue because we dont know if there is more eggs to be hatched. I believe that everything is going to be okey. We gonna look good, feel great and most of all be Free of mites. God Bless..Psalm 20
After long time research, i found that we'll never kill the mite clearly, they always back. They move to your body, your clothes, and exist in all the people you'll meet. When you've got the mite that's mean your skin was fragile, weak. You can kill them for short time but they'll back, atronger and make your skin worse.
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Hello! I just want to share with you guys my own experience about human demodex. I never thought it was 'parasites', at first I thought it was just allergies or I was just irritated by the shampoo that I am using. It was really disturbing and threatening because it's redness and itchiness was accompanied by a foul smell slightly comparable to the smell of rotten eggs, these lowered my self esteem. All these redness, itchiness, and foul smell started a few months ago, I immediately consulted a dermatologist to know what it really is, then I found out that it is human demodex, it was also the first time that I hear the term demodex. What the dermatologist advised me to use is the "Shampoo D'modex" and "Hair n Scalp conditioner", both was effective for me, the itchiness and redness were slightly reduced and the foul smell was completely gone only after a few days. My self esteem went back to normal as well, if you're familiar with these products you might want to give it a try. I hope my post would help people in the future.
Hi Benadryl gel cures this!! Buy Benadryl get topical analgesic and put it all over your head. It will make the mites come out of the follicles and then kill them. They turn into little fuzzie looking things. You will have to do this several times. They have a 9 day life cycle so do it for at least 9 days. Put it in your eyebrows. Do not put it near your eyes. It will burn. You will have to wash your hair afterwards because you will have a head full of dead mites.
Dear Demodex sufferers,
I have heard of this mite ever since I was 18 and these nasty little bastards apparently have sex on our faces at night. I had been using surgical spirits and had not had one pimple, yet I have suffered with acute eczema all my life, I am now 43.
Try this, get a big bottle of betadiene or something with that ingredients in it and a body wash for sensitive skin and mix some together and wash your whole body in it. Betadiene contains iodine.
Another thing you can try is good old plain methylated spirits. Apparently, they used to wash new born babies in metho and water in the 60's to kill germs. After washing my hair and skin in betadiene and Qv wash,ensuring not to get it in your eyes, I wash and conditition my hair normally then I mix half a cup of metho in a mixing bowl of water and pour in all over myself, again ensuring not to get it in your eyes! No more bugs people! Not even a pimple will grow on you!
Hi there, I have been suffering from similar symptoms as you guys for decades. Desperate to find a solution and I believe what I have is demodex. What happens with me is a red, inflammed area. I get a whitehead. Then my body pumps out clear lymphatic fluid in an attempt to 'heal' the site. The fluid continuously weeps until it has built up a yellow crust. After about three days, the crust falls off and you'd never know anything had happened at all. This happens about once a week. Sometimes just one, but sometimes a lot of them. It happens in my elyelids where the lashes are. It happens mostly around my t-zone and sometimes in the beard area and earlobes. When people describe this condition, they just say 'demodex' or 'eczema' or 'chronic impetigo.' So, I would like to know if any of you experience the yellow crust and weeping part of these outbreaks. This would be a big help to me. The doctors either don't know or don't care about this. The only help any of us will find is amongst ourselves!
Tea tree oil and a few other oils. here is the research from the national institute of heath.
id scrub with TTO
In the office, after we administered a drop of 0.5% oxybuprocaine (proparacaine), a cotton tip wetted in 50% TTO was used to scrub the lash roots from one end to the other as one stroke. A total of six strokes were applied to each lid. A dry cotton tip was then used to remove excess TTO from the lid margin. Because TTO scrub not only loosened CD but also stimulated Demodex to move out to the skin (see Results), a dry cotton tip was used to remove CD 5 minutes later. After another 5 minutes, the second lid scrub with TTO was applied in the same manner. Following 10 minutes of rest, the third TTO lid scrub was applied. If there was any irritation, the eye was rinsed with non-preserved saline. This office scrub was repeated weekly until the Demodex count reached 0 for two consecutive visits.
Home lid scrub and other instructions
At home, the patient was asked to mix 0.5 ml of TT shampoo with tap water in both middle fingers. With eyes closed, the lids were massaged with a medium pressure for 3–5 minutes. The skin was then rinsed with clean water and dried with a towel. Such home lid scrub was practised twice daily for 1 month and then once daily thereafter. In addition, the patient was also instructed to discard used facial make-up, and wash the hair, the face, nostrils, the external ear and the neck with TT shampoo daily. The bedding and pillow cases were washed with hot water and dried in a heated dryer immediately after the first office scrub, and once a week thereafter. If the spouse also complained of similar eye irritation, the same home lid scrub was also practised.
The data were reported as means (SD). and analysed by MicroSoft Excel (MicroSoft, Redmont WA, USA). The data between groups were evaluated by two tailed t test where p<0.05 was considered statistically significant.
In vitro killing effect
We first surveyed the effect of a number of agents listed in table 11 on D folliculorum, and noted that 50% baby shampoo, 100% mineral oil, 75% alcohol, 10% povidone-iodine, or 4% pilocarpine could not kill Demodex in 150 minutes. In contrast, 100% alcohol killed them in 3.9 (SD 1.2) minutes. Because Demodex is frequently trapped in the CD, which consists of cellular debris made of lipids and keratins,1 we also examined whether a pretreatment with such a detergent as 10% SDS or 50% baby shampoo might promote the killing effect of other agents. The results showed that none of these pretreatments for 30 minutes could facilitate the killing by subsequent application of either 10% povidone-iodine or 75% alcohol. In contrast, 100% of TTO, caraway oil or dill weed oil killed these mites in 3.7 (0.8), 4.4 (2.3), and 14.0 (8.3) minutes, respectively. Furthermore, the killing effect of TTO was dose dependent—that is, being 14.8 (9.5), 34.7 (4.3), and 150 minutes for 50%, 25%, and 10% of TTO, respectively (p<0.01); 50% TTO and 10% TTO also exerted a similar killing of D brevis (not shown)