after consulting 4 allopathy, 6 ayurveda, 1 homeopathy doctor for my psoriasis, I was about to give up hope on
psoriasis. 6 years of depression and suffering from scalp psoriasis and rough skin. i even underwent
panchakarma for 20 days in nadiad gujarat which is a famous hospital for ayurveda. very old one.
I also met a Kottakal doctor in mumbai. I also went to Dr Naram's clinic in Mumbai - the young ayurveda doctor
sitting at Naram's place was a complete fraud. he started writing down around 25-30 things that i could not eat in
a hitler style. also he wrote down some 25 medicines.
well finally i came back to US after a month's stay in india. the one guy whom i felt was genuine was Kottakal.
they do package things very well and also the doctor there gave all the right medicines. he also prescribed
wrichita tinchoria oil for outside application. this oil is pretty good for calming psoriasis.
finally i told my cousin who also suffers from psoriasis and he said that only two things can help in psoriasis. one
is fish oil tablets (8-9) per day and second is application of coconut oil. I took his advice and started eating fish oil
tablets. in one week, my scalp is clear and skin is as soft as a baby's skin.
scaling stopped completely.
there is some redness on the leg spots but the scalp spot which was huge extremely huge is gone.
this is the closest to cure that i have experienced in all times.
Ayurveda is right when it says that certain herbs can heal. but very few people know what to give to an ailing
patient. very few ayurvedic doctor believe that a psoriasis patient can heal. most of the time they prescribe
nuclear bomb treatment for year after year when certain small things can bring the change.
I am also taken aback at any doctor who says that this condition cannot be cured. or i cannot help you.
well why dont you try harder doc, it is your job to provide a cure.
anyways where all the doctors failed me.
finally i found healing by my self by looking continuesly and eating healthy.
A.) Finally for Psoriasis, here is what i do
1.) A multivitamin tablet a day
2.) 8-9 fish oil capsule in a day ******** The most important thing in all activities. fish oil with omega 3, EPA and DHA
3.) Lecithin 2 capsules
4.) probiotics - 2 capsules
5.) Licorice - 2 capsules
B.) for mental calmness - i listen to indian classical music by pandit jasraj. this has also helped me a lot. I listed to morning / night ragas by him as per appropriate time.
C.) I also do kapalbhati prayama and anulom vilom pranayama in the morning for 10-15 mins on waking up.
well in 10 days, I have experienced 70% healing. all the psoriasis spots are now stopped scaling. extremely soft.
I am happy and motivated. my life is improved. i dont have to peel my skin all day. my mother / wife dont have to clean the house because of falling scales everywhere everyday. it also allows me more time with my kids.
i only wish a ayurveda doctor had tole me about this rather than my cousin who has learned this by experimenting. or some doctor would have told me this so i could have suffered less
I request you doctors to share this experience with patients who come to you. please guide them to right food first before any medicine.
Any psoriasis patient - if you would like to get in touch with me, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scalp and skin problems affect sensitive areas so one should be careful while using invasive and aggressive chemicals. You could try out Verdura range of products which uses herbal contents to take care of scalp itchiness, psoriasis and other related problems.
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)
Hello to all...as an r.n. I've had to endure what the f#*^> has been happening to my face over the past 2-2 1/2 years.....have never really had skin issues and just an occ. zit.....then this horrid of horror, devastor of life, beast of nature came along...this little mite almost broke me...emotionally..and ..disfiguratively...but ive researched and studied and think i finally can beat /fix/undo/KILL...this bug.....and thought i would share my remedy....dont know where i caught this thing but......wash your face well first..castile soap...1 to 5 ratio....buy some..ivermectin ..i.. use horse paste--take one dose internally..based on knotched weight...and again in 5 days ......mix up some paste,tea tree oil(opt),powdered benadryl-crushed with mortar and pestle,--all mixed together with pracaxi oil as a carrier oil-or you could also mix it with your favorite lotion or oil-apply on all inflamed areas....could also go ahead and add a creamed antibiotic....just saying😶 Theres hope....
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.
Hi, i too have encountered what i thought was jock itch. Ive tried antibiotic creams, antifungal creams, went to the the dr. they said nothing wrong with me, i thought i was a form of incurable herpes!!! scabies cream, i tried pills, i tried rubbing alcohol, neem, tea tree oil, calamine lotion, apple cider vinegar, steroid creams, toothepaste, menthols powder, vicks vapor rub, boiling water,, salt water, bleach n water, gasoline and deisel ..i mean nothing would get rid of this damn itch! i thought i would have it for the rest of my life and never be sexually active again!!..if u have tried all of these products and u still have jock itch or a an itch the dr. cant diagnose, i will tell give you the cure......DETTOL , yes Dettol!! i didnt even buy yht name brand,,but you buy that right now..and u pour it in your hand, and u rub it where it itches,..do it for as long as it takes, maybe 3-7 days,,,no powder at all.. and I SWEAR TO GOD THIS WILL KILL ALL BACTERIA AND FUNGUS AND YOU WILL SEE YOUR NORMAL FLESH ANS NEVER ITCH AGAIN!!!! I PASS IT ALONG CUZ I HAD IT FOR MANY YEARS AND WAS GOING CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU HAVE FOUND THE CURE!!! AMEN.
A significant discovery was made in 1997 (research had been going on for years previous). Some pathogens such as candida and the bacteria responsible for Lyme’s disease were found to live in film structures that hid and protected them from antibiotics and the human immune system. They were named “biofilms” and consisted of a matrix of minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron as well as other bacteria. It could be considered a colony that derived much mutual benefit by living together in such an arrangement. Biofilms is a major reason why getting rid of candida is difficult. Antifungals are given and kill significant number of cells but after the antifungal moves on, the biofilm acts as a nursery supplying more baby candida cells to come out and re-infect the host.
To tackle the problem of biofilms it was found necessary to attack the matrix the biofilm is made of. Chelating agents can be given such as EDTA which binds to and carries off the minerals making up the matrix. Certain enzymes are able to attack the cellular structures of the matrix. Attacking the biofilm in these ways will allow holes and spaces in the biofilm structure so that antifungals can enter and kill the hiding candida. The topic of biofilms is somewhat lengthy and involved so I just want to mention the salient points. If you have been harboring candida for years and years, you most certainly have biofilm in your system. If you have been taking antifungals at least twice a day on an empty stomach in sufficient dose quantities and still have the same amount of die-off and seem “stuck” you either have biofilm or you aren’t being strict enough with your diet. There are SOME people who have only had a candida problem for a year or less who don’t have biofilm and can proceed with anti-candida protocol with no problem. When I get to talking about enemas in my next post I will discuss what are known as “ropes” or “strings” of yeast eliminated rectally from the colon. I had those and examined them. They had a tensile strength that could not be from candida alone. I am sure they were biofilms. Some were gray-green (stained by bile for a long time) and opaque (candida is translucent). So if you have suffered from candida for a long time you can benefit from anti-biofilm protocol. Below are two links from biofilm experts that I recommend you read:
From the first link, Dr. Ettinger lists supplements useful in breaking up biofilm. Some I have mentioned before like coconut oil, monolaurin and xylitol from my discussion on antifungals. Below are the ones (in the order I give them of importance) that I think are most helpful against biofilms:
Interfase Plus – Enzyme product that contains the important enzyme beta glucanase which attacks yeast cells. Also contains EDTA which removes minerals from the matrix thus weakening it. Take 2 or 3 capsules right before bedtime.
Serrapeptase – Important fibrinolytic enzyme that attacks the biofilm. Take at least 120,000 units right before bedtime.
Nattokinase – Another fibrolytic enzyme that attacks biofilm. Take 4,000 units right before bedtime.
NAC – N-Acetyl Cysteine – An amino acid that is a component of glutathione and which has anti-biofilm properties. Take 1 gram per day.
Lactoferrin – Scavenges iron so as to keep it unavailable to biofilm formation. Take 250 mg. once or twice a day on an empty stomach.
When taking the enzyme products (Interfase Plus, nattokinase and serrapeptase), they are best taken right before bedtime on an empty stomach. They will work overnight punching holes in the biofilm so that when you take your antifungals first thing in the morning, the antifungals will be much more effective. The other biofilm supplements can be taken during the day: coconut oil 2 or 3 tablespoons a day, monolaurin 2 teaspoonfuls a day, xylitol 2 or 3 teaspoonfuls a day.
After about a month of antifungal therapy it would be good to add some antifungal probiotics to your protocol since they can get to the colon because they aren’t absorbed by the gut. Also, yeast can’t become immune to them. So, what are antifungal probiotics?
They are bacteria that have antifungal properties. I’m not sure if they “eat” the candida or not but they do kill candida directly. These weren’t known about until the early 90s when a product hit the market called Threelac. It contains three different bacteria that are microencapsulated to survive the acid of the stomach and be released in the gut. Threelac comes in small foil envelopes that you tear open and either pour directly on the tongue and chase with water or you can dissolve it in a glass of water and drink. Tastes like a lemon Lucky Charm. The three bacteria contained in Threelac are:
Bacillus Subtilis – A soil-based bacteria that does not colonize in the gut (eliminated from body after 3 days).
Bacillus Coagulans – A soil-based bacteria that is a lactic acid producer thus favoring other friendly bacteria and disfavoring yeast. Supports and improves immune function.
Enterococcus Faecalis – A bacteria normally found in the human colon. Competes with yeast for food thereby edging it out. Some hospitals say that this bacteria is capable of transferring antibiotic resistance to other bacteria. Well, as long as you don’t take antibiotics with this you should be fine. I personally have had no bad side effects taking Threelac but some people have and they blame it on this bacteria. The vast majority of people report no bad effects.
The makers of Threelac claim that no special diet is required. It is not stated on the box so I’m going to guess it’s made in an advertisement or video. Like I’ve said previously, if you don’t adhere to a strict anti-candida diet, NOTHING you do to treat candida will work. So don’t think Threelac is any different in that respect. Threelac is fairly low in bacterial counts per pack. There are only one-half billion bacteria of each of the three strains per pack. So start off taking two packs each morning before breakfast. After a month increase to two packs twice a day. I don’t think Threelac is a miraculous ‘silver bullet’ against candida but it is useful none the less. Threelac produced die-off in me after I had plateaued with regular antifungals so I know it was doing some good.
The bacillus coagulans can be purchased as a stand-alone probiotic. Potencies in the 5 to 6 billion microorganisms per capsule is common and a good dose. Take one a day after being on Threelac for 2 or 3 weeks. This probiotic really does major damage to the yeast colonies. I had major die-off for over an hour so I know it was working. After 2 weeks I increased my dosage to one capsule every 12 hours and am experiencing the most improvement in my fight against candida.
Bacillus Laterosporus BOD is another antifungal probiotic that is soil-based and does not colonize the gut. It is good at what it does but the capsules it comes in are only 100 million microbes per capsule. That is one-tenth of a billion. If you take 10 capsules a day to achieve 1 billion organisms, your bottle would run out after 6 days. A bottle is only $15 but still it’s what I call pricey if you want an effective dosage.
Again, I want to repeat my disclaimer to those who are overwhelmed by all the info and supplements I’m mentioning in my posts:
Since it is fairly hard to know how serious or widespread a yeast infection you might have, I am going to assume it is a serious infection. If your infection is not that serious then if you take my advice you will get over your infection much quicker than normal. All of the things I discuss here are helpful to curing yeast infection. It is impossible to answer what is the least you have to do or buy to get over your yeast problem. I am writing to a large audience. Each person’s needs are different. Don’t ask me if you HAVE TO do any one thing or combinations of things I’ve discussed. Take responsibility for your own health. Do your own research like I have and EXPERIMENT wisely.
If you missed my previous posts in this series you can read them here:
Yes, I agree. Severe cases need enemas and an enzyme that disrupts biofilms. EDTA and Interfase are two of the most important products. Nystatin retention enemas, those I have been advising for a long time, are vital for many chronic sufferers. There is nothing oral that reaches the cecum to eliminate candida colonies living there. The cecum is the biggest reservoir. Moreover, candida albicans biofilm matrix is mostly glucose. Water dissolve glucose, so the enemas are really important. I have documented all my research and experience in this forum to help other candida sufferers. You are doing something good helping others with your experience and knowledge too.
It could be good if you give details about what specific diet you followed ?? For instance, did you eat some fermented food such as fermented cabbage ?? Kefir ?? Yogurt ?? What kind of carbohydrates if there were some in your diet ?? The amount of them and how many times a week. The worse part for many people is to follow a restrictive diet. Probably, many people fail because the don't restrict enough the diet. I personally stuck with green vegetables, chicken, fish, and eggs at the end of 2013 and was when better results I got. With the diet, I was taking a lot of antifungals and doing enemas. I had to cut even the almonds to get more die-off reaction. Olive oil was my source of energy at that time. It wasn't easy to follow but necessary in my case. Jorge
I know there are good cookbooks for people with candida. These can be good for people looking for more variety in their diet. I don't expect people to be able to do the diet I am on. I am not telling anyone they have to eat the diet I am on but if you do choose to I can tell you it is safe.
Scrambled eggs (using almond milk instead of milk) and sausage patties. Protein is very important and this fits that bill.
Steamed broccoli and cauliflower with either steamed fish (tilapia loins) or roasted chicken. Also guacamole as a side item. Drink almond milk.
Large bowl of Bob's Red Mill gluten free Oat Bran mixed with two tablespoons of melted butter and mixed with 1/4 cup almond milk and pure stevia to taste. Sometimes another package of guacamole.
I am now eating almond butter which has no sugar. Trader Joe's sells this at $7 for a 16 oz. jar.
Both the Oat Bran cereal and the Almond Butter are great prebiotics (feeds the good bacteria in the gut). In the beginning I thought maybe they were feeding the yeast and maybe they were but I think I have progressed enough that I don't think they are bad anymore for me. When I discuss probiotics I will give links for how oat bran and almond butter are good as prebiotics.
I am not losing weight on this diet and I don't have cravings or feel starved but a couple of years ago when I wasn't so strict on my diet I did have strong cravings for things like fruit and chocolate or a bakery product. I had some slip-ups and finally I got desperate enough to just stay the course on the strict diet. After a few months I felt really good and the cravings left. I did find that eating 3 tablespoons of coconut oil killed any hunger for 8 hours even if I ate a light lunch. I have found that the brain can get fuel from the ketones that coconut oil supplies. Try it and see.
Sticking to a strict diet is the hardest part of dealing with candida. A long time ago when I thought that maybe flour or noodles were feeding the yeast I thought "NO WAY" that's not fair, that can't be. Well I found out that was true and I slowly accepted and adjusted to reality.
Again, I don't expect anyone to adhere to a monotonous strict diet like I am eating. That's why I suggest candida cookbooks for those people. But I find that a lot of fellow candida sufferers do eat steamed vegetables (non-starchy, non-sweet) and steamed fish or roasted chicken (from the grocery store).
Thank you.! Your testimony leaves clear one more time that to overcome a severe candidiasis you need to adhere to a restricted diet. No everybody needs to follow the hardest version of the candida diet but a lot folk need it. When the case is severe, the diet must be severe. By the way, I agree with you, the diet is the hardest part.
Oat meal is made from the oat grain and is very starchy. Oat bran is the hull or husk that surrounds the oat grain. Oat bran contains soluble fiber which is a good prebiotic which feeds the good probiotics. I have seen oat bran listed on many sites as being OK to eat for those with candida. I've not had problems with it. Oat meal is not the same thing as oat bran.
candidiasis symptoms are often the result of a weakened immune system. sometimes it is not the obvious factors that suppress the immune system, and for that reason it is worth taking a look at other factors that impact the health.
hey frostymug, what "
Bacillus Coagulans" supplements do you recommend. Also you I have followed all your 5 posts about candida. Can you please list all the supplements and probably where to buy them. I am in this war for so long I need guidance. I would really appreciate your help.
And since I am cured now I am not going to try and remember and then write down everything I took. I wrote down everything in my posts. I am not going to spoon feed each person that asks about something I've already gone over. Sorry.
I wish you well in your quest.