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I have it too. I first had it 17 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter and in Beauty school. My dermatologist told me to quit or it would never heal. It was awful. My palms were both covered in blisters and peeling. I quit working as a cosmetologist a year later and eventually they healed up and stayed pretty good until three years ago. I got into a car wreck and they have been inflamed ever since. Its a real pain.
But here is a strange discovery: two weeks ago I broke a molar and was taking Ibuprofen three times a day. All my blisters cleared up, but now I have a rash on the back of my hands.
I wish I had some answers for you.
I wear gloves whenever I cook or clean just to keep from making it worse.
It won't cure it but it sure makes it feel better. 'Skin Gel' by aloe life is the best & most pure product I have come across if you can find that one.
As for cures I am on the dyshidrosis yahoo group and the only cures I have heard of were obtained through dietary changes such as gluten free diets and eliminating as many toxins in the environment & diet as possible. Also yoga has helped some as they say it is majorly influences by stress. Also, doctors will be of no help to you unless you get an infection or wish to be treated with steroids; with this stuff you are pretty much on your own...
And another thing, if you are open to it I have found rubbing urine on my hands multiple times a day when I have it really mild on the hands helps clear it up beautifully.
But the fact that you are experiencing anything like this is definitely a sign from the body that something is up internally, so ignore it at your own peril because it will keep coming back, and it will get worse. Some of the people I have talked to have had it for 40+ years, not sure to what extent, but I have only had it for a couple and it has severely impacted my life. I have been unable to work or even walk much for the past 3 months or so while having it just as bad on my hands... not fun as you can imagine.
One thing that might be good in the long term ( it is definitely not a short term cure, at least in my case) would be Kombucha. There are a number of reasons for this one of them being the fact that Kombucha acts as a sort of chelating agent which assists in the removal of heavy-metal toxins. Also it is a good probiotic & overall long-term tonic. Pretty much completely safe...
Alot of people on the DE Yahoo Group swear by hi-strength H202 (9-27%) but I have not had much luck with the 3% solution and that burns like f***ing hell! ACV is also goo because your skin is naturally acidic so it doesnt allow bad bacteria to grow on your skin. This burns also if you have any open wounds (best not to pick at it AT ALL, though I know how truly hard this is) as will the UT.
SO, yeah, just some other things I thought of that I am trying and that others use. One more thing I have just started taking 5 grams or more of Chlorella per day as this is also supposed to be great for you all around as well as a complete-protein and heavy metal detoxifier.
Heh...until I found this posting I didn't know the itchy rash I get on my hands had a name other than "eczema" Good to know!
I have not found a cure for this, after suffering for 12+ years with it. It seems to be brought on by many things, from stress, to doing the dishes, to hormone fluctuations around "that time of the month". I have, however, found a few ways to cope with it, and make the symptoms at least BEARABLE.
- use only all-natural bar soap to wash hands and body, preferably cold-processed, and even better, bought from a "company" where you can actually talk to the person who made it. These soaps are typically full of fats, which are soooo good for your skin, and there is little to no chance of there being any SLS in them, which is a trigger for some sufferers. Even if SLS doesn't trigger your outbreaks, it can definitely make it worse with the drying effect it has on your skin. Etsy.com ( http://www.etsy.com
) has literally HUNDREDS of sellers who are making and selling handmade soaps for reasonable prices, and they list their ingredients right on the item pages. Failing that, see if your local store carries "Dr Bronner's Magic Soap", which is just a commercially made and widely-available all natural soap. SLS is damaging to both your skin AND to the environment; check out this MSDS sheet on a bath product additive primarily composed of SLS: http://www.bathbomb.biz/acatalog/MSDS/SLS_Noodles.pdf
They tell you it's a skin irritant, and to try to contain wastewater produced when using it, yet it's in almost every single bath and body product out there. Natural soaps are the way to go.
- Avoid petroleum products when possible. This means reading labels of your shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, lotions, toothpaste, lip balms, and anything else you apply to any part of your body. You'd be amazed at the places manufacturers hide that nasty stuff. I thought my rash was spreading out over my body, but it turned out that the bodywash I was using (and had recently switched to) contained petrolatum, and was causing similar eczematic reactions in places other than my hands. Switching back to a product without petrolatum has since cured that issue and now the outbreaks are once again contained to my hands, which I never thought I'd be glad for until I started breaking out elsewhere as well.
-I recently started using use a salve for my hands called "no more rough patches", made by Pepo Park. There are only 8 ingredients, and all of them are pronounceable, and none of them came from an oil refinery. They are: shea butter, sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, grapeseed oil, beeswax, vitmain E oil, essential oils of lavender and tea tree. This is a WONDERFUL product, and I can't speak highly enough about it after a couple weeks of using it. It's pretty inexpensive, especially considering the relief it's given me, but especially when you compare it to fancy lotions and creams available at tour local drugstore or from your physician. At $10 for a 3.5 oz tin it's a STEAL. It hasn't stopped me from getting the itchy blisters, but then again, nothing EVER has. What it HAS done is eliminated the painful infection and inflammation that always followed the blister breakage, which had been the worst part of this annoying condition. My hands feel softer and smoother, almost like normal again, and the scaly, cracking skin is a thing of the past. Since using this product I have found that the itching and blistering still occur, as they always have, but after the blisters break, they just kind of... heal. It's weird after all these years of applying product after product to no avail, and also quite wonderful. The ingredients are well-known for their healing and moisturizing properties; combined you have an all-in-one moisturizer, anti-microbial, and breathable barrier cream. Anyway, like I said, I can't say enough about this stuff, it's just plain great. You can find their products at their website, http://www.pepopark.com,
and at the low price they sell this stuff for (there's also a smaller tin for $5) you ought to at least give it a shot. Bonus: it works great as a petroleum-free Neosporin alternative on cuts and scrapes as well!
- Another thing to try to avoid is latex. Apparently I have a very mild latex allergy, and wearing rubber gloves to do the dishes by hand always made my hands get WORSE; it took me awhile to figure out it wasn't the heat of the water doing it to me, it was the rubber gloves themselves. An allergy patch test never revealed a latex allergy, yet doing dishes ALWAYS resulted in a new breakout on my hands, usually within an hour of cleaning up. Buy vinyl or nitrile glove if you need to do something which requires immersing your hands for an extended period; since making the switch to wearing vinyl "rubber" gloves, or even nothing at all, the occurrence of new breakouts has dropped dramatically.
Hope some of this helps you, and possibly others; good luck with it!!
I, too, recently discovered that I have dishydrotic dermatitis, or pompholyx.
My hands and feet, in a flare-up, are covered with the beginning postules that break and become scabs. My skin cracks and bleeds and the itch is enough to drive someone crazy - that someone being me.
There's all kinds of advice out there and I've tried pretty much all of it - the "chemical" approach - steroidal creams, cortisone, anti-biotics... the herbal approach - chaparral extraction, evening primrose, Plantolin... all have minor effects on the outbreaks, but nothing that clears. Here's what I know and do...
I've had this all my life. I remember these little "bubbles" on my hands as a child. My father had it. It seems to be something hereditary that loiters, waiting for an opportunity to strike. My first bad flare-up occurred after a session of anti-biotics (the first in over 20 years) taken for bronchial pneumonia. Obviously, my body was under stress and unable to keep this shadow disease at bay any longer. It got loose.
If an outbreak threatens, at the sight of even the smallest little "bubble", I break open capsules of brand name Exact Garlic Oil (1500 mcg), and rub the contents of one on each foot, and one for both hands, put socks on and cotton gloves. This I do before I go to bed. My husband gets hungry because I smell like salami - we giggle. It works.
I've tried real garlic but it's a little harsh on healthy skin, which only makes it worse. The capsules are perfect.
During the day, I use Lac-Hydrin (from the makers of Moisturel), a 12% lactate lotion. It stings where the cracks are for a bit, but when the sting is gone, so is the itch. If a really bad crack develops, I use plain ol' iodine. Again, it stings, but nothing has healed the cracks as fast.
With this compound treatment, I have been wound-free for several months so far, and still counting. Mine WAS as bad as the photos, but all clear now.
And I know they say not to use hot water, but the itch is sometimes all-consuming. Hot water takes the itch away and anything is better than scratching. Use it only as a last resort, tho.
Hello, you may be interested in the testimonial that Allerg’Atopie published on her Facebook page. She has been suffering from severe pompholyx (also called dyshidrotic eczema or dyshidrosis) and reports wonderful results with products from SKINTIFIQUE. This is a new derm company launched by a Harvard Professor and a group of experts from Boston and Paris. The products include a Lotion designed primarily to provide moisturizing and protection against Nickel, Chromium and other metals (dyshidrosis is often a result of allergy to metals), and a Gel cream that provides intense moisturizing and soothing relief to sensitive, allergic or damaged skin. They do not contain any steroids and other drugs known to harm skin over the long run. Hope this can help some readers in this forum
I have something I want to share & hope it works for others. Although I have always been allergy prone and have very sensitive skin.... in February 2013 horrible stress & ailments began. It was a perfect storm ... dental surgery, severe grief/stress .... abrupt life changes, etc.. All I know is within one week of Feb. 7, 2013 so much went wrong no one could believe it. I broke out in hives basically on every square inch of my body... everywhere! And I mean everywhere... & inside my mouth down my throat... tongue, everything. It was life-threatening (my throat closing up rapidly from anything) & diagnosis went everywhere, too... from lichen planus to finally urticarial vasculitis - chronic urticaria with severe angioedema.... Everything in my life changed & pain was excruciating. So, since I could do nothing but resolve my condition... I no doubt tried everything from cold baths, bleach, vinegar, natural remedies, strict diet eliminating all wheat, flours, wine, cheese ... basically almost starving at times... but drinking distilled water .. & praying without ceasing. Over the years, I did get some of the outbreaks to diminish... & I avoided the obvious which would set off a new life-threatening episode .. my face swelling up so severe my eyes were completely swollen shut. The obvious triggers were - raising my blood pressure (any & all stress), talking (it raises blood pressure), parabens, all soaps & shampoos & creme rinses, bug sprays, lawn sprays, sunlight, air pollution, heat, etc... & any industrial fermentation products - which I found out is really in everything now & if you read about the practices of this in our foods - you will definitely be shocked at how much we put our bodies through .... auto-immune actually is a legitimate way the body reacts to horrible bacterial & virus onslaughts. So, along with everything else people may recommend ... yes - please try what would work for you individually & with your doctor... as many things can help with the pain & recovery including a vegetable & seed diet.
So, after several years to 2015 - I really had the angioedema & hives under pretty good control by the Grace of God .. Thank God! However, in 2015 I contracted some kind of virus from a restaurant food I believe... which set everything off again --- but once I was through the worst... my hands began this dreaded dyshidrosis! I looked up everything I could on this.. & again tried everything... My hands were so bad, swollen, useless, painful, ... & huge social disgrace trying to hide them.
I noticed that water or getting them wet at all increased the breakouts. Cotton gloves with plastic gloves over the cotton gloves was the only way I could wash my hair, etc.. During this time I kept reading how staph & strep bacteria were everywhere & always on our skin... some people being better carriers of it to slough it off on everything. I used alcohol &/or bleach wipes to keep the exposure less. I had read where cornstarch was an anti-bug natural remedy to put into the crevices of your house & floor boards ... as there were some ant problems in my house & I could obviously not use ANY bug spray or most cleaning products. Well.. Praise God! the cornstarch worked in keeping my home bug free.
During these past years, I had tried different powders .... medicated or anti-fungal, etc.... to relieve itching & breakouts.... but like Benadryl NOTHING really helped.... I bought a new Johnson's baby powder of "pure constarch" with aloe & vitamin E... & noticing it said it absorbs moisture... I determined that my hands were only better when they were overly dry... So, I put some in a plastic bag *so I wouldn't inhale any powder)- & "washed" my hands in this pure cornstarch. Wow! it really began relieving my hands! I kept this up... & like I would go out of my way to NEVER get my hands wet.. but just leave them totally covered all the time in cornstarch rubbed in constantly. Within about two months, my hands were really pretty good... by three months it was a regular routine & I was actually excited & amazed to have my hands back at all. It has now been over 7 months & no outbreaks! Thank you Jesus!
When I start to feel anything ... especially two fingers often start-up & sometimes my palms get the characteristic bumps... I immerse & rub in the cornstarch! It stops the new eruption / breakout cold!.. I have also found it stops most of my hives on my face, too - if they ever get in contact with whatever might trigger the angioedema /urticaria problem.
My theory on this is strictly an opinion, but I believe my body's immune system is re-acting to real threats of bacteria, virus, mold, etc.. from contact on my skin to my internal intestines. Since I have a very strict diet - I am not exposing myself to huge amounts of industrial fermentation - bacteria, etc.. inside... and as far as outside contact.... I believe when I touch something on my skin or hands which no doubt contains the typical staph / strep bacteria everywhere. the cornstarch somehow surrounds the bacteria & prevents the site from getting further deep into my skin..... whereas washing my hands in water & any soap... kind of opens the skin pores more allowing the bacteria to go deeper into the skin. I also ALWAYS wash my hair, hands etc... in the coldest water I can stand as otherwise the heated up skin/ scalp will have a re-action.
As this remedy has worked for me (& my daughter, too - who has some skin problems) - I have been meaning to post it for others to find - since I gained a lot of insight during all these years from the support groups etc.. for severe skin & auto-immune disorders.
Best to all of you & much love! ... & may God bless all!
I've developed this strange rash after sleeping in different bedsheets. I'm assuming it's either that, or possibly from accidental contact with poison ivy the same night when I was enjoying a bonfire. I've had this for about three weeks I think?
I'm not sure what it is. At first I thought it was just a bad reaction to mosquito bites. I have a hard time resisting the itch now. It's so itchy... It's driving me crazy. It's very distracting, and I'm worried it could get worse. I don't know how to make the itching stop or what to take to get rid of it.
I'd really appreciate it if anyone could suggest what it might be, but really I just want an itch remedy. Pretty sure it'll go away if I don't mess with it, but the urge to itch is strong within me!
About 2 months ago, I wrote to you this message ....
I've had a problem with dry, peeling lips for the past 5 years. I've never had problems with my lips or any skin problems for that matter before. Well, about 5 years ago, I was smoking weed when I noticed that my lips were very chapped and peeling. Thats when I started using chapstick. However, since then, my lips never healed and returned to its "normal" state. My lips are always dry and they dry up quickly. Say for instance, I wash my lips. At that instant, my lips might appear to be fine, however, 1-2 hrs later, my lips will have dried up and start to get crusty.
Currently, I break up a vitamin E capsule at night and then apply it on my lips. Then in the morning, I try to clean my lips so to speak and then apply crisco which keeps my lips presentable for and hr or so. Then I have to wash my lips and either apply more crisco or apply some african shea butter so I can exfoliate the lip skin later on during the day.
The problem seems like my lip is unable to moisturize itself. It simply just drys up. My lips will dry up, either crack or get "hard" and then peel. The dried up skin also turns white when in contact with water. It seems to be worst on my bottom lip and on the middle bottom of my upper lip.
Currently, Im trying to order your book and I want to try liver cleansing.
I no longer drink alcohol, smoke or do drugs. I drink plenty of water and I exercise at least couple times a week by running.
This lip problem has taken my "life" away from me. I just want it back.
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The problem is not really in the skin of your lips, but reflects an inflammatory condition in the colon, parts of the small intestines and some in the stomach. The inner skin that enfolds the GI tract is irritated and may have developed small lesions. Drugs do that, and certain foods and beverages do that as well. The lower lip mostly represents the condition of the large intestines and the upper lip mostly that of the stomach. Eating a lot of acid-forming foods such as animal proteins and any processed, refined, micro-waved, frozen foods acidify the intestinal lining and walls and force the outer "skin" lining in both the intestines and lips to be replaced or shed more quickly and more often than normal. It is not a disease, but a survial mechanism. When you receive Timeless, Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation (www.ener-chi.com), make sure to follow the guidelines for diet according to body type and the recommended bed and mealtimes. When the lips reduce the swelling you will know that the intestinnal wounds are also healing up. Then you can start liver cleansing. In the meanwhile, to support the body, you may use colosan (now in capsule form from FamilyHealthNews.com) and a colonic irrigation of colema from time to time.
Since then, Ive used the colosan(2 bottles) and really tried to change my diet to my body type(vata). I see an overall improvement about 30%. I say 20% because although I noticed that my lip skins peels much slower, it STILL gets dry and eventually peels. Also, it gets white when in contact with water. I'm currently applying east african shea butter throughout the day and night and sometimes even crisco. I find your book to be AMAZING, and I have not yet finished it because of my current busy schedule but Im really trying to focus on the recommended diet for my body type and Im also trying really hard to not eat dinner beyond 7pm. I'm also applying borage oil on my forearms and stomach before I go to sleep. Someone with a similar problem to mine did this for couple days and his lips were HEALED(he had this problem for 5+ yrs too). However, it seems like its not working for me.
Andreas, I am currently ordering more colosan and Im trying harder to be more discipline in my diet. In the meantime, what would you recommend that I apply on my lips during the day and night to keep it from getting hard and dry. Out of everything that Ive tried, it seems like the eastern african shea butter is working the best.
I still have hope in your "treatment" and I just wanted to ask you if you could give me some advice on what to do.........
Thank you so much
I would stay with the African shea butter, if that works for you. There is no other reason for dry lips than digestive trouble. Liver cleansing is the way to break into the vicious cycle, and along with colon cleansing and a more alkaline-forming diet it should completely restore normal lip skin.
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Andreas's message to you is spot on!
I had nasty, dry peeling lips for many years .. so cracked that they would bleed when I smiled! After my first liver flush, my lips literally shed a thick layer of skin (I felt like a smake) and underneath, suddenly I had gorgeous, smooth and pink lips - all plump and moist! I never need to wear lip salve now.
My lips have not been cracked since .. occasioanlly when I have had a few days of eating junk tyoe foods, i can see my lips getting dry .. but liver flushing and changing eating habits have ensured I never have that condition again.
I just can't believe that!, it seems that everybody on here who has the really bad lips got them becuase our lips got chapped and then used chapstick or some kind of cream on them which has made them worse!. If this problem was our digestion then why did our lips not peel earlier? it's a bit of a coincidence that we all got bad lips after useing chapstic/cream - surely the asnwer is in there!
I stopped drinking and smoking for 4 months and ate healthy and it made sod all difference to my lips!
I now get hammered and smoke 20 fags a night when I want and if I'm pissed it has no bearing on my lips nor if I spend a whole week eating kfc or processed foods!
The only way my lips have improved is by leaving them alone and over time - : we are talking months to years here they begin to peel back slower!
Has Dr Andreas seen a case like ours and completely cured it!, I bet the answer is no!
yeah i agree with you dude this cleancing stuff seems bogus i know because im a vegan
i even tried eating meat to see if the nutrients will help but that cleanseing stuff sounds like an infomercials you see on tv usually a white guy with a big goofy smile telling you how great there product works. i want to see at least ancedotal evidencethat that works
I've had this peeling lip problem since I was a kid. I agree with the guy who said that chapstick and crap made it worse. Last year I didn't have the problem anymore when I quit using all that stuff completely..but it took months for it to slowly work and somehow I ended up with the problem again. I think it had to do with eating a diet high in EFAS.
I've been on The Master Cleanse for 3 weeks now and they've been at their worst! I should be pretty alkaline now, so go figure...
I'll be doing a Liver Flush in a couple weeks. I'll post my results after that.
I have exactly the same problem, have found ways to improve it, but not yet a definite solution. Apologies for the length of the text which will follow; but I would like to take you through a brief history of how my problem developed, in hope to potentially flag the root cause behind it which might have been overlooked by other participants and myself. I do believe there is a root cause and that it can be solved.
I live in the UK. When I was at university, I had a somewhat bad acne problem, and took a medicine called Roacutane which is basically a very large dose of vitamin A, which causes your entire body skin to dry severely and eventually get rid of acne. While I was taking it, my lips were always dry and I noticed I would sweet less. After curing the acne, I stopped taking the medicine and was back to normal - including lips, nice and healthy.
Two years later, I graduated, moved in with my girlfriend and started working at an office. I am and was very healthy, eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, high quality extra virgin olive oil and exercising. Little alcohol and absolutely zero drugs and junk food. The only lifestyle changed, which is small, was the fact that I started drinking one cup of coffee a day and perhaps giving my girlfriend oral sex more frequently than before.
Three months later, I was casually working in my office and when I went to the toilet I noticed an unusual "white layer" across my entire lower lip after I washed it - for no apparent reason. Months afterwards I gradually entered into the "peeling cycle" which is roughly the following: Day 1: lips begin drying; Day 2: "skin pockets" on the lower lips start to appear, and when you touch them you realise the outer layer of skin is detached from the inner; Day 3: vertical cracks across lower lips appear and eventually peel off through washing or biting. Day 4: Start all over again, never ending. This situation is very uncomfortable, although barely noticeable for other people. Unless I get inpatient half way through the cycle, and get multi-layers peeling at different phases. This process continued for one whole year.
Then, I spend long holidays in a tropical country during the summer. This included being in a hot weather, swimming in the sea, eating more fruits, less coffee and more food in general. My lips improved significantly, to the point I simply forgot about the peeling. It is important to note though that my perception of the reduced peeling was exaggerated as I was busy with other activities. During this time, I also visited a dermatologist who advised me it was not exfoliative cheilitis, but simply dry lips. I think he did not know what he was talking about. But he prescribed me a custom made moisturising lip balm, based on the fat that birds secrete on their feathers to stop sinking into water (sounds nasty, I know, but it's not as it is only about 2 - 3% of this substance).
I returned to the UK, and my lips carried the "healthy momentum" for a few months, but then gradually started to return to the previous cycling. The bird oil thing lip balm helped dramatically, it is in fact the only substance that manages to hold it off. I now stopped using it because I ran out, and my lips are going out of control again. I tried all sorts of balms but none has worked. I would like to point out that Vaseline (petroleum based) makes it even worst, so do not use it!
Now let's narrow the biggest suspects:
1. Diet: my diet has not really changed much since then, in fact, it has improved, so I would rule it out of the equation.
2. Coffee: rather unlikely too as first I take little and second many people take it without side-effects (plus I just love coffee).
3. Oral sex: would make sense from a bacterial point of view, but I have spent one year without doing it and experienced no changes. So I do not think that is the case either.
4. Stress: definitely not, I'm zen.
5. Roacutane medicine (vitamin A overdose): this could be the trigger, but interestingly enough, the problem only began two years after I stopped taking it as opposed to have dragged on right away. So perhaps not.
I will try the liver cleansing and will post my results. I have never tried it before so it will be a good base for assessment.
Please let me know if you have any ideas of what could be the trigger for this condition. And ideally, the cure.
Roacutane medicine is known to cause people to become hypersensitive with allergies. It could be that you developed allergies after the medication, possibly lots of food sensitivities or allergies. Not sure.
Yes, I have come across several stories of people developing EC after going through the Roaccutane treatment. However for me, the EC did not simply continue after the drug intake, but started out of nowhere nearly two years after. So one could say that it might have made me more prone to it, but perhaps it is not the only cause.
Perhaps I am simply naturally or due to the Roaccutane, prone to this problem. Then under the right conditions, it develops easily. This makes me believe that I might have acquired candida through oral sex with my gf, in one particular occasion when she might have had a larger flora than usual, and this triggered the condition. I have not been diagnosed with candida overgrowth (yet), however I remember often seeing my lips with a thin sort of white slime, which looks like this type of colony.
I do not believe any cream or remedy will solve the root cause of this problem, but rather only cover up the effects. So I will try a machine gun approach on nutrition and cleansing.
From next weekend (05/09/13) I will do a:
1. Classic Liver flush
2. Go through an intensive vitamin intake (mostly B and E)
3. Verify if I have candida, and if yes, will attack it naturally and with nutrition
4. Will keep using the 1% PCA NA moisturising lip balm (which works brilliantly well btw; it does not cure the root cause, but makes my lips 80% normal)to keep my lips hanging while they heal
I will make a log of peeling cycles and will take regular pictures, so that if it works (and I am optimistic it will) I can confidently share the cure. The entire process will probably take a few months, and with winter coming to the UK it won't help, but we'll get there.
if you take accutane, roaccutane, isotretinoin, you atrohpied your sebum glands in all of your body in some degree, there are some cases were sebum and acne come back, but if no you need superdosess of testosterone like in the gyms to get your skin and lips cured, and to make your glands grow back to normal. here is the blog that explain it all
Possibly a combination of things such as the Rocutaine (devastating drug, I took Accutaine and blame that on my gluten intolerance) plus a lack of vitamin D from the sun.
Vitamin D works in concert with many things and when our D levels drop in the winter, lots of things can go out of whack.
You might look into calendula salve for your lips. I had angular chelitis briefly until I began to put that on the corners of my mouth and it went away in a couple of days and hasn't returned.
Also, I have no idea if it would help, but Dr. Christopher's bone and tissue massage oil has been a miracle for many things.
I also love Traumeel which is arnica cream. Don't know if I'd put it on my lips though.
Hope some of these help, but really, first thing is to optimize your D levels either by taking D3 in large doses, buying a vitamin D lamp, or sitting in the sun at the right time of year and day. I'm not sure what that is for England. For Canada, it's May - Sept from 10am - 2pm.
Mine went away for quite a while after working outside and also having to take large doses of L-lysine to stop having fever blisters from working outside. I'm not sure if it was the lysine or vitamin D from sun or combined, it went away but is back now. I left the seasonal job at the end of last year. I'm going to try taking lysine & vitamin D supplements as well as coconut oil with paleo diet in case of candida/yeast. Thanks for sharing.
As a brass player this problem is very annoying to me for any sound that i produce are being produced by the vibrations of my lips. When all my skins have peeled, too much air and vibrations go into the instrument what leaves leaks in the corners of my mouth. A thick skin has more stability that leaves no leaking air, but for the mouthpiece to cooperate properly i have too push it too hard against my lips. Somewhat in the middle of the peeling process my lips feel perfectly fine and i can play at my best. I don't use any balms or chap sticks because they only seem to weaken the skin on my lips even faster and eventually when playing (or sometimes even before that) they start peeling of.
To be honest i often have midnight snacks which are not particularly healthy and could definitely worsen my lips due to digestion problems. Besides that i eat after 7 pm i cannot believe that this causes the problem. I can find myself with lack of vitamin D and/or E and that i smoked weed for 2 years as an explanation.
I started out running for an average 6 km a day which leaves me with an extreme energy boost. But still no change with my lips. I am clean for 5 months now and had hoped there would be some positive outcomes.
Via google i found this forum and i was very intrigued by all the answers and questions that stand here. The only question remaining is how to perform a Liver Flush or cleansing??? I olso have migraine (when usually happens when i have too much gal in my liver) could this be my problem? I figured that if gal is stored in the liver maybe this could help me out with returning my lips to their former glory :).
Srry for the bad English i tried my best. Good luck to all of you and hopefully i get a reply on how to perform a liver flush.
I've always had a problem with somewhat dry lips, but never peeling or severely chapped lips that I would have to peel an entire layer off daily or every other day. Like many, this condition only effects my bottom lip. It started happening approximately a year ago and had HAUNTED me since. It lead to paranoia about the physical appearance of my lip at any given time, and was just overall painful. Peeling of the dead skin would sometimes rip fresh skin underneath leaving it raw and bleeding. Everything I could find online would chalk it up to chelitis, dehydration, lip balms, liver cleansing, etcetera. I knew none of these should be the source for me because I'd never had the problem before, and my lifestyle is much healthier than any other time in my life. I wanted to get a biopsy, buy had no health insurance.
Solution (for me):
I guessed that the problem must be fungal or bacterial.
-Oral sex (Vagina)
My hypothesis is my bottom lip was infected by my electric toothbrush head. Approximately a year ago (slightly before the problem started) I bought my first electric toothbrush. Instead of removing the head of the toothbrush from the body after brushing, I would just rinse it and put it on the stand. I later realized this was trapping water and overtime causing bacteria to grow unseen inside the brush head.
-Bleach bath for lip
I've been on this regimen for about 10 days and I'm already seeing AMAZING results. Some doctors prescribe "bleach baths" to patients with skin infections, so I figure it wouldn't hurt to replicate to scale for my lip. I put a few drops of bleach in a small glass (large shot glass) then fill it 3/4 full with water. Stir it up, then submerge my bottom lip in the solution for 2 minutes once a day for 5 days. Rinse thoroughly, then apply a thin layer of an anti-fungal cream; rub it in and let dry. After the cream drys, apply Carmax lightly on top of. Apply the anti-fungal cream 2-3 times a day.
What anti-fungal cream?
-Clotrimazole Cream (the same cream used to treat Jock Itch, Ringworm, and Athletes Foot)
Amazing, and I'm only a week in. My lip is not drying and crusting much anymore. My bottom lip still needs VERY LIGHT exfoliation about once every third or so day, but the skin comes off easily and does cause any tearing or irritation. My lip is left with a smooth continuous healthy looking layer.
As I said, I'm only a week in, but these are the best results I've received with trying everything I could read under the sun(except the liver cleanse). I really hope this helps someone, because this issue was really starting to depress me, and I just didn't know what to do. Please let me know if this works for you. Once again, I wouldn't recommend the "bleach bath" for longer that a week. If you don't want to do the bleach, you may try just the antifungal cream, or antifungal and substitute the bleach batch for Tea Tree oil cut with coconut or another healthy oil of your choice.
This is seriously affecting my quality of life. I've tried a lot of different things to address my ailments, with some minor success, but nothing dramatic or close to the cure I'm looking for :( I'm 30 years old, very active and exercise many times a week, eat a low carb, high fat, and moderate protein diet, have cut out all sugar, dairy, grains, gluten, caffeine, and any foods I'm allergic to (which I have many). I'm extremely health conscious yet I have all these health issues:
- Hollowed eyes, dark circles
- Creases in skin due to dehydration
- Chronically chapped lips no matter how much water I drink
- I'm always thirsty no matter how much water I drink. I typically drink more than a gallon of water a day.
- Dry eyes, sore to the touch
- Dehydrated look to skin
- Dry lips no matter how much water I drink
- Dry hair, sometimes randomly brittle. Some days hair will feel healthy, other days brittle, dry, with hair loss
- Itchy scalp (Seborheic Dermatitis)
- Sensitive to cold, I start shivering when drinking ice cold water
- Bloated face. After eating, my face takes on a bloated look
- Sometimes I’ll look in the mirror and then come back a few minutes later and my face looks different (it'll be red/less red, more bloated/less bloated)
- On random days or random times during the day my skin and hair will look and feel really good (hydrated, healthy, etc). Then after a few hours, day or few days later, it will return to its dry state.
- I also suffer from food allergies
- Face easily flushes, like from laughing, smiling, etc. Or when standing up after sitting down
- I donated my left kidney 3 years ago
I used to have a brain fog issue but that has gotten a lot better after cutting out carbs. I recently starting supplementing with LoSalt (170mg sodium, 450mg potassium each serving) with about 4-5 servings per day. It seems to have made my skin, lips, and eyes more hydrated. I'm wondering if I should increase the amount of servings even more. What's wrong with me? It seems like there might be a mineral imbalance but I'm not sure. I would appreciate any advice/insight! Thanks so much!
You are drinking too much water and you are still dehydrated.
Sounds to me like you are not getting enough salt, or at least not enough of the right kind of salt.
Chapped lips tells me that you have some inflammation going on in your colon. Are you having regular bowel movements?
I would cut some of the fat out of the diet and make sure to get plenty of essential fatty acids instead.
Do you know the person who has your kidney? Is he/she going through anything similar?
Are you taking selenium? If so, how much? Keep it under 800-1000mcg per day depending on what you weigh.
Get some Bentonite clay from Wyoming, sold by Braunfels Labs on Amazon, soak half a teaspoon in distilled water for a few hours and drink on an empty stomach. It will help clean out the guts and get you the minerals you need.
You are stressing out your kidney with too much water. The circles under the eyes are an indication of kidney stress. Look up herbs for the kidneys. Make herbal kidney tea and drink less water.
Listen to Grizz, too.
Take my advice with a grain of salt peter.
Get several opinions.
Listen to them all.
This is what I would do if I were you.
But you know more about you than I know about you.
So you may know something I don't.
I did those tests about 6 months ago and nothing came up, other than I have Gilbert's Syndrome which I was told was benign. My GFR also showed up perfectly normal for someone with 1 kidney. Thanks for your reply.
Sounds like you could really benefit from the care of a TCM doc. The cold, dry symptoms, among others indicate constitutional imbalances. Treatment would include acupuncture, dietary changes and certain remedies. Here is a web site that may be helpful http://chinesemedicinebodytype.com/body-type-overview/
The web site leads to a report you can order. I would definitely not suggest that. Ask around at health food stores for a great local practitioner of acupuncture. They may be TCM practitioners, chiropractors or other health care doctors.
I would eat warming foods, no sugar, very little raw food. Research the subject on line There's a lot of great info.
Anyone else noticed when you remove the crust after leaving it on for a couple of weeks, it's wet & sticky underneath. It's a light yellowish color with a strong smell. What's the reason for the liquid?
Is the crust just a protective barrier to cover up a f***ed up wound or is it just dead skin piling up like crazy? I need to understand why our lips are doing what it's doing.
If you are completely leaving it alone then that is normal . I also used to get that underneath the scab for 3 weeks and then on the fourth week the liquid stuff was not there underneath the scab. After few weeks it goes away . I also don't know the reason for it but it goes away. I would not suggest you to completely leave your lips alone. You can leave them alone with keeping them clean by washing your lips with very mild soap else ec spreads to healthy parts of the lips.
I've done the leave it alone method a couple of times without success. Yeah, I'm applying some silver to the lips which is antibactarial. It seems to create scabs faster & making them softer but I'm hoping for another way to heal it without the crusting part.
So, I've struggled with Seborrheic Dermatitis and dry-skin dandruff for years. However, I'm allergic to a lot of the dandruff shampoos out there, including the medicated ones. My doctor has pretty much shrugged his shoulders over how to treat my itchy, flaky, and scaly scalp.
Any tips for very gentle but effective scalp help? I haven't been able to wear my hair down in months and I hate it! (I wear it up to prevent scratching and loose flakes).
i dont have SD but my regular dandruff went away when i went paleo and i heard a nutritionist on the radio claim that most dandruff problems are caused by too much Sugar in the diet. seems to have been the culprit for me.
Try vinegar. It worked for the Seb Derm on my face. I had to apply it for several days in a row before it eliminated it. It stings a tiny bit until the condition starts to improve. Then no more stinging.
Try apple cider vinegar if you can find Bragg I find it very effective for treating the hair of flakes. Dilute it with nonchlorinated water put it into a spray bottle and then let it sit before rinsing off.
Hello, I really need help with my condition. I have not been able to find a solution to my problems. Here is what I am suffering from:
1. Extremely OILY DEHYDRATED face. After I wash my face and put on moisturizer, my skin feels very very tight. About 30 minutes later my skin is extremely oily, but still very tight and dehydrated. I looks awful, very leathery, huge pores, ect. All this time I thought I had dry skin, but according to many articles online the difference between dry and dehydrated skin is that dry skin does not produce oil, but dehydrated skin produces too much oil because it is lacking in water.
2. When ever I wash my face I can see white paste covering my eyebrows and my beard. I don't know if this is a mixture of oil and dead skin or something else. A couple of years ago I went to a dermatologist and he told me I have Seborrheic Dermatitis and prescribed Nizoral to use on my eyebrows and on my beard, but this did not help at all. I have also tried Tea Tree oil, ACV, Dead Sea Salt , and other dandruff shampoos and it does not help. I also have this paste on my scalp, I use Head & Shoulders shampoo, but it doesn't really get rid of the problem.
3. Every time I wash my face I lose eyebrow hairs. My eyebrow hairs are very weak and easily fall out. My beard hair is very brittle and dead looking, it resembles straw. I also have hair loss on my scalp. The rest of the hair on my body looks very thin and weak.
I have recently been using Cerave hydrating cleanser and Cerave moisturizing lotion, but I have not seen much improvement. My face still looks awful and dehydrated and I am still losing hair.
Does anyone have any advice or idea of what is going on and what I can do to help my dehydrated skin and hair problems?
I ordered "Waihi Bush: Flaxseed oil (original)" off the internet to try on my eczema as an alternative to the stelroid ointments I use, so I started taking it orally 1 to 2 tablespoons a day for a couple of days.. But then i tried it directly on my skin with the thinking that because it is very good for the skin when you drink it it must be good for the skin when applied topically.. Oh how I was so wrong.. I put it on my face before going to sleep and woke up next morning looking completely horrid; I had red arcs under both my eyes and they had a starring appearance to them. What the oil had done is made the skin around my eyes so tight and thin that I struggled to close them.
But it gets worse, a week after applying it to my skin my eyes started to hurt when looking around and the only way to make it less painful was to shut them and as I started to feel pressure building up around my eyes I went to see the doctors about 3 days after i first started getting it at which point was bordering close to unbearable and he prescribed me "eye drops eye lubricant" which I used as soon as I got home and made the pain subside after about 2 days. 3 to 4 weeks later I begun getting these wierd pressure headaches (I don't know how to describe it properly because it does not hurt but it drive me nuts) which gradually got worse over a 7 month period which has just started settling down now and what I think the cause is, is the flaxseed oil has made its way into my facial cavities around the eyes and behind the nose (sinuses and what have you) and caused them to close up and create chronic blockage. On top of all this my eyes protrude outwards and now when I sleep every night my eyes don't close properly, and to completely close it I have to try forcefully (think squinting).
As a result every morning I wake up with reddish eyes which are very dry and my facial appearance has continually changed over the past 10 months and not in a good way.
So right now as of the time of writing this 10 months since applying it to my face, this is what the flaxseed oil has done to me: the skin around my eyes has become extremely thin and hollow out (the flaxseed oil has had a tightening shrinking effect on the skin) the skin around my eyes and part of my cheek has lost most of its sensitivity to touch and now sag a bit, my eyes now protrude outwards, I get pressure headaches randomly in varying degress, I get dry eyes and a headache every morning I wake up all, these have caused me to look hideously ugly..
At the moment I have tried everything I can think of to try improve my appearance and restore my skin around my eyes back to their normal state (firmer, more volume and has feeling when you touch it) so this is what I have tried:
*eating really healthy eg. fruits (apples, oranges, tomatoes, avacados, lemons etc.), vegetables (cabages, lettice, bok choy, spinach, potatoes, pumpkin etc.), fish like salmon, olive oil, eggs, so far I havent found any improvement eating these types of foods so I also tried eating just fatty foods like deep fried chips atc. on a regular basis but also have found little to no improvement..
*exercise like jogging for 30mins or walking for 1 hour 2 to 3 times a week
*using moisturing lotion with vitaman E and elastin actually made my skin more worse..
So far I havent seen any improvement to my skins texture it is still tight and soft.. (it has a rubbery texture), can someone help me? is there something im missing that I could do? I'm at the conclusion that the flaxseed oil has permanently altered my skin and it will remain like this for the rest of my life. this experience has ruined my life in that I have terrible social anxiety and do not leave the house much if at all some days. So my message to others who may be considering using flaxseed oil topically on their face is DO NOT! it is not worth the risk, unless you know what you are doing and know EXACTLY what it will do to you.
Hi. How are u doing so far? I don't know if what you are experiencing is a topical Steroid-Withdrawal since you mentioned about your skin got worse since you stopped the topical steroid and opted for natural remedies. Maybe flax seed oil doesn't work for you. As for me i am on my topical Steroid-Withdrawal journey i had horrible weepy nummular eczema patches on my lower legs and they healed currently about 90%. Now i still have stubborn eczema patches on my hands and still going through rebound flare ups. I notice its getting bad when im out of supplements (evening primrose oil, fish oil, olive juice extract) so i've to rush to the pharmacy tomorrow. My body needs extra of these to recover.. I'm just sharing this to let you see maybe you are going thru the same thing. Take care
you may be having a topical allergic reaction to flax seed.
I would try a raw honey, tea tree, greek yogurt mask. And a spoonful of honey every day.
Honey rebuilds the skin, is incredibly moisturizing, and antibacterial. yogurt and tea tree oil will kill the fungus/eczema)
*Raw garlic is a great herb that fights aging (a couple cloves a week)
drinking a lot of water, and warm showers (opposed to hot) helped with my eczema
I understand how you feel, that's why I really wanted to reply on your message...
Last year something similar happened to me (and my look is very important to me), however, I made a mess with my skin because I wanted it to be perfect. Stupid girl.
It's one year ago.. what I learned since then wanna share with you. Btw. my English's not the best, Bosnian is my native...so I hope everything will be clearly understandable.
It is important to stay relaxed and calm...doing yoga, meditations, whatever you like. You know why? It is about bioenergy... you can cure everything, really anything by your own energy. Sounds crazy but it works, slowly, you need to be patient. Bot overdriving with anything, no pushing... try not thinking too much about your problem...doing a lot of other stuff in life, occupate yourself with that, dont look at the mirror all the time, waiting... No pushing.
Ah yeah, learning a new language will be great. When you forget your problem it will get better and better, believe me.
About exercises, you should try the five tibetan rites, they're great...breath properly, not just during the exercises, but all the time. Think about it.
Drink a lot of water. Don't overextend it. Stay moderate with everything. Eating a lot of veggies and fruits is great, it will help. Import them in your daily routine..eat also nuts daily, not too much...but you need unsaturated fats. Read, smile, dance, shine from the inside, and believe me it will get better and better. If you feel unsatisfied with yourself, others will notice somethings wrong, but if you're pleased with yourself, nobody will notice anything. Its not just a saying, I tested it. A healthy attitude, head up, and people see you differently. About your skin... I incorporated a weekly facial mask in m routine...I'm using green clay. It helps, slowly, but it does, thats the most important thing. Im trying not using too much not trying to fast it up, thats the most important thing. Now, i dont want to suggest using clay mask... We're all different, I dont know if youre allergic to something, so you could test is on a small past of the skin. I thin honey is the best to go if youre not allergic. Bu it has to be raw REAL honey (important!) with enzymes, this one should be able to crystalize. Again always good to try it on a small area.. Honey isnt kept for too long on the face usually, mostly about 20 minutes, and not in a too thick layer...diluted with water (not warm).
Find your natural remedy for your face thats not aggressive at all, follow it weekly or as the instructions say... Around the eyes its the best not using too much, just a light cream, in small amounts.
Drink lemon-water, eat oranges...they stimulate collagen production, avoid refined sugar...
But the most important, be happy, laugh(watch some funny sitcoms like The big bang theory :D), keep working/doing/being active and keep the positive energy, it's actually all you need to heal yourself, wether you are following a diet or not.
I tried to be precise...so I really hope it will help. It helped me you must know, and I had as well other health problems...I'm still progressing, nothing will change over night...
Wish you good look! I hope you take my message serious, don't like the idea that I've thrown my time away for no reason. Success is guaranteed... :)
Hello there ,
I really feel for you because I too have tried to repair my facial skin because of cortisone damage and had a lot of problems trying things
That only my made it worse .
But At last I have found something that really does help build the skin again... From being thinned sunken and badly damaged.
I don't know in what country you live but I live in Australia And we have a TV channel called the TVSN channel. They sell this wonderful collection of serums Which do really build up your collegeni and plump the skin out.
The best one they sell is called 'collagen 8 .'It doesn't actually have collegen and in it but it repairs your Collagen very well. I wouldn't do without it. You can actually get it on eBay as well for about $110 at the best price. Tvsn are online as well ... Just search for it on google
Specialists have also told me to use high potency vitamin C Serums which really do help And also vitamin A serums . I'm sure these things will help you. ... As they have helped me . God Bless :-)
You need to take a step back from this and rethink your issue here. There is no way that flaxseed oil did that to your face or affected your sinuses for ten months!
How long were you using steroid creams ? Did you stop using the steroid creams around the same time you started using the flaxseed oil? You think that the flaxseed oil "made its way into my facial cavities around the eyes and behind the nose"
Your skin is your largest organ. It does absorb the things you apply to it. It did absorb the flaxseed. But also the steroid cream!
Did you know that steroids can cause thinning skin? This is a common side effect! The steroids calm inflammation by working against your immune system. When you stop applying to steroid your skin ( and your body) go through withdrawal.
You skin and your body need time to readjust to life without the steroids.
The steroids are probably to blame for your sinus issues.
You say you went to a doctor about this issue . I can believe that a doctor would not tell you this. There is NO WAY FLAXSEED OIL messed up your skin and sinuses for 10 months. Steroids on the other hand, can affect you for much longer. They only work as long as you use them and when you stop using them there is a "rebound effect" as doctors call it. Your problem gets worse after quitting the steroid. Whether the steroid is oral, inhaled or topical.
I had eczema my whole life. It got really bad at one point in my teens. About 5 years ago i found out i had celiacs disease. I knew i was allergic to wheat as a child and avoided it until becoming a teenager. I thought it was ok to eat wheat so i ate whatever i wanted- thats when my eczema got really bad.
When i went gluten free 5 years ago my eczema disappeared. I dont even use lotion anymore and my skin is not dry.
I used steroid creams for a short time as a teen and they didnt work for me.
The eczema was caused by my immune system reacting to an allergen. Gluten. Which i was constantly putting in my body. All the steroids and the creams i applied were only a band-aid for a deeper issue.
Eczema and psoriasis are a warning sign, your body telling you something isnt right. When you take (or apply) a steroid you are telling your immune system to shut up!
I would suggest looking into a food allergy to get to the bottom of your issue.
Steroids are nasty i hope you have learned your lesson. But it seems you want to blame a natural food product for your problem.
In the past it has taken my body up to 2 years to get back to normal after stopping a steroid.
Are you familiar with Topical-Steroid-Addiction (Steroid induced Eczema) also Red-Skin-Syndrome . It could be, that as you stopped using the topical steroids you went into withdrawal and the flaxseed aggravated it. There are thousands of us with similar symptons as you. please visit (International Topical-Steroid-Addiction Network)This is an org address as its a charity. It only takes 2 weeks for the skin to become addicted to steroids. The only way to recover is to go cold turkey and recovery time is months to years but the results are amazing and Eczema will be almost gone. I'm 91 days into withdrawal, after 20 years plus of steroid use. its hard but i'm seeing big improvements.
I read your article and could totally relate...so much so I even at the start I wondered if I may have written it a few years ago 😛
First thing to say is your definitely not the only one who in attempt to improve yourself have made a wrong choice and then regretted it afterwards!...and massively regretted it afterwards!...
I have learnt the hard way to...and with natural products to..which just goes to show natural doesn't mean harmless...they can have big ramifications to...
I put this heavy pomegranate oil under my eyes for a week and suddenly my eyes went all thin and fragile and hallow aswell...even though technically pomegranate is meant to thicken skin!.....was so annoyed at myself as I was always so gentle under my eyes...just with basic rosehip oil..but then decided to change things around.....that's always when I get the biggest problems when I start to experiement to much...
The key is when you find something works ..stick to it!!
I read one response that resonated a lot from a girl who had also been through a similar thing and she said best thing to do is remain calm..relax..and just be patient....cos I foot myself so worked up over the regret and how much my skin changed that I got so stressed and got rally bad insomnia..worst was when I hadn't slept for 3 days straight..no joke..all due to worry..was horrible....now whenever I make a similar mistake again....cos as humans sometimes we have short term memories! And forget the mistakes of th past...I would have even worse retgrets and think why didn't inlearn the last time..land bam..insomnia back....and I tell you what from all that stress cortisol circulating around my body..and no sleep all I did was make my skin and my problems 10000 times worse!!
Only when I started to relax and try and not think about it to much and just have pure faith that in good time and the right lifestyle and skin choices the skin will repair itself by to how it was before....or make a massive improvement anyways!
And when I started doing that..sure enough that's when I would get the results....as I stopped focusing..and that calm energy floating through my body was healing and regenerating the skin....and a good tip is to take beaks from looking in the mirror.....and if you do just do it from far away for a bit..not with a mag hint glass like we all can do sometimes 😛
So yes best approach stop looking in the mirror for a while...maybe check in with yourself once every few weeks or even a little longer...and just swap fear with faith...faith that your body and skin will repair and you will start looking like your old self again...
The best under eye serum is prickley pear. Serum ...is full of natural vitamin e ...a lot more than argan oil..and has a high amount of vitamin k which is the inrgrediant you want for under eye circles and veins...it's also super high in essential fatty acids and will restore you skin barrier function....I can guarantee you that you won't find another serum that will transform your skin so much....it gives it a luminous even glow and will strengthen the skin...trust me!....Google it and you will see all the great reviews..kenza do an awesome one
Best collagen boosters are Msm and vitamin c...just start with 1/4 teaspoon of msm and add vitamin c powder...either ester or one with bioflavonoids...or even naturall vit c like camu camu.......it strengthens all connective tissue such as skin joints..tendons...it will rebuild collagen under your eyes...and make your skin clear and glow..helps wih pigmentation and also has brilliant effect on nourishing all your organs...I used to have bad upper bk pain and pains from endometriosis...as soon as I started taking this..as an awesome side effect I was expecting..the pains were gone!....once again Google benefits of msm powder and you will see
Next collagen booster is ceremides.....they have even now been FDA approved....you can get them either in the form of wheat germ supplement..or cereides from sweet potatoe or rice supplement .....they will help plump up your skin as they rebuild the layers of fat from the inside..and will actually strength alll 4 layers of skin...Google to!
Other great skin supplements is goto kula..shisandra and aloe Vera coenzyme Q10..and asthanxin..
You also need to have protein with every meal as protein is full of all the amino acids present in the skin and needed to rebuild...I buy hemp protein powder... Lysein and proline and two amino acids especially good for rebuilding collagen
You also néed to increase all your good fats so omegas 3 fish oil...or flaxseed oil..(internally of course 😜.... And borage seed oil..important to moisturise your skin from inside out..
Best foods to eat to increase skin thickness is tomatoes...but best in the form of concentrated tomatoe paste...only buy from your organic store..and have a teaspoon a day on a rice cracker...you also have to swallow a dash of olive oil with it to enhance absorption..
Pomegranates also increase skin density...as does green tea
To increase your skins natural hydraulic acid have lots of sweet potatoe and also beans
Oh and one of the best things you can also do that will transform your skin and give your a natural glow..that will make you look like you have a nice glowy tan without the sun.lis carrot juice!,lli have two carrot juices a day with beetroot.....many studies have shown the more ppl have carrot and veggie juices ..it will increase the skin pigment in your skin and make you attractive to others...also swallow little bit of olive oil for absorption
Also drinking lots of purified water will also plump your skin out
And most important thing is to be kind to yourself!...we all do this stuff..and you only did it to improve yoruself ..so you came from a. Good place ..we are only human..I have done this stuff about 6 different time in the last year alone!!
Just take on board the above food and supplement advice...start to relax..replace ear with faith ( highly recommend you buy the book the wisdom of Florence shovel shin...will change your life) and already start to feel happy knowing that in time you will be bk to your old self 😃
I bet here on this forum, you keep sharing the Recipes of How to MOIST your skin and Look Healthy.... but have you Ever thought that DRYNESS of Skin can be just ONE of MANY indicators of INSIDE DRYNESS of the body which (will) lead to Many Health Disbalances? (!)..
(!) Dryness of the body, cracked lips/ heals/ tongue, Thyroid issues, Paralyses, Problems with sleep, High Blood Pressure (one of 3 reasons), Pain and Cracking in Joints (and many more) HAPPEN......???
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Well, according to AYURVEDA.. Cracked Heels are one of the indicators of Body Inside DRYNESS called Aggravation/ disbalance of VATA dosha... among other indicators could be: constipation (this or that sort), dry/ dryish stool, numbness, Cracked/ cracking Tongue, dry lips, dry skin (or skin prone to dryness), darkening of elbow joints (as well as knee ones), cracking on joints, pain in joints, darkish colour under eyes ( and around elbow joints), dark patches on tongue, splited finger nails, problems with sleep, bloating (vata dosha is related to Air accumulation), headache and many more. There are more than 80 different health issues related to Disbalance of VATA dosha (paralyses is on that list too).. So if you decided to go for a baby, then Both partners need to get ready for it by starting improving their Health at least 6 months before conceiving the kid by blansing Vata dosha inside their bodies through balanced and proper life style and Healthy eating habits otherwise those VATA imblances will be passed to their kid too.
If you have hairfall (and perhaps numbness of fingers.. anyhow, go for Blood test and check your Entire Endocrine system (!)... if you have issues with it then you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i will send you the links with a endocrine balancing diet.. even those who already have Hypothyroid CAN benefit or even fix it). It's Free, of course. :)
The VATA (Dryness INSIDE and Outside) happens mainly due to Wrong diet / eating habbits and not appropriate life style. There are 3 types of prakruti (body types we were Born with) some can have only one prakruti, majority of us 2 (one of them is Predominant) and some 3 (out of 3). It determines our body types (prone to Slimness or easy ways to balance the weight or... difficulty to make it happen). Also due to wrong diet and life style those doshas (vata, pita, kapha) which also determines our body type and even character traits and behaviors can be Aggravated or disbalanced thus it will require BALANCING... MOST of us have disbalance of VATA (dryness) dosha which can aggravate/ get worsen EVERY Day thus... Immediate actions should be taken into account IF, of course, u do not want to disbalance it even further... Too much of everything like too much sex, too much sport can Aggravate Vata in the body.. also Very Quick Slimming down Can do it.
There is a list of foods to avoid and include in balancing Each dosha type (we till talk about it later for Sure) but the BASICS of it is a Healthy Eating Habits and a Proper Life style. In brief way: for VATA (dryness) dosha u need at least to REDUCE/ Better AVOID WHITE Sugar (it is Great disbalancer of it!) - use Jaggery or fruits instead (honey in Moderation), no soft drinks, Bubbly drinks (vata is related to Air), Crispy and dry food and dry fruits (dry fruits Should be Soaked for some hours), dry nuts (should be Soaked for at least 7 hours plus they will be Much easier digested).....Life style: going to bed at 10-11 p.m (they recommend Before 10 in the evening and getting up early (in 6-9 hours) and a few more (best time to get up is around 6 - it means 5.45 a.m). Vata is related to DISBALANCE thus you need to Structure your day, like eating in more or less the Same hours, always make bed and so on which will be repetitive and more or less in the same timings.. going to bed at the same time and rising in the morning Also will do the trick. Even if you are Kapha or Pita prakruti (body type you were born with) but you have VATA dosha Disbalance (as the majority of us have) then untill you fix it, you need to stick to VATA balancing diet. Also see what tastes will balance and aggravate all 3 doshas. It is Briefly I stated... :)
To REDUCE Vata (dryness) in the body a person Also need to Apply OILS on the body every day or in a day (if skin is dry) and 3-5 times a week if skin is ok (Morning time (!!!) is the Best for applying oils (30-60 min plus massaging it in). On Head (30 min and Massaging - Ayurvedic Ksheera.Bala oil, Ayurvedic Brahmi oil for Memory, Not refined pumpkin seed oil)... Ghee can be applied on body too (when you Know for Sure no other oils added to it!). Ayurveda beleives that it Greatly balances Vata dosha aggravations (Helps I would say coz Other factor Should be Also taken into account)..
If u feel too much Heat in ur body then apply coconut oil (cooling effect) or Pinda (ayurvedic oil). If your limbs (arms and feet) usually cool and u have a tendency to feel cold then u can choose from the following oils: UNrefined/raw olive oil, sesame seed oil, or some of the Ayurvedic oils - Ksheera.Bala oil (can be applied on body, head, Face - wrinkle softening one), Kottam.Chukadi oil, Dhanwantharam oil (rejuvinative and also very good fro pregnant ladies to apply on body)..
DO NOT(!!!) apply any oils if u have Flu/cold, Bleeding, Burns, Period (at the very end of it it is ok IF really necessary), Skin Irritations as it will WORSEN the condition (so those days SKIP applying oils on body, do Not apply oils those days) (!). :)
Read in the net about Dosha imbalances - vata, pita (pitta), kapha.... u will be Amazed of how well Ayurveda structured everything !! You also can place in a search program something like - how to balance vata (pitta, kapha), or just vata, pitta (pita), kapha body types and just educte yourself more...
In order to MAINTAIN your DIGESTIVE Fire at its BEST... Always take Showers BEFORE meals (when needed). If taken after food - digestive fire will be Diminished/ reduced Thus making digestive process NOT that effective.
A few words about Baby care:
New mothers Need Regular oil application and so do the babies (for mothers the best choice is Dhanwantaram oil and on second place Kshira.bala oil - see above when it should be avoided). Babies can be massaged Every Day for up to a Year after they are born and this can be contined throughout their life on occasional base at least. Whatever the circumstances, Both mother as well as the baby Must be oleated (apply oil) for At Least 45 Days after delivery (!). The baby can be massaged as soon as he is born (ayurvedic massage for sure) if you are Careful Not to touch umblical cord, or you can wait to begin untill the cord falls off.
Massage should NOT (!) be done Soon After the feed, when the baby is Hungry, having cold or fever, in the Evenings, Night and very cold weather. So the RIGHT time will be - Between the feed and between 10 a.m and 4 p.m. :)
Sesame oil medcicated with herbs is Ayurveda's traditional choice for massage oil. But Almond, olive, sunflower or coconut oil (all Not refined!) can also be used. NEVER apply Not edible (like Mineral) oils neither on your body nor your Baby's (!).
I realize you all are very busy people however I am writing you all (cure zone readers)this letter out of desperation and frustration. A few years ago, I noticed that my hair coming out in large amounts on my genitals, which at the time were not as alarming as the itching the accompanied, it. The itch was ignorable, The hair loss has continued to spread to my under arms, and about a year ago I have seen it cause major hairloss on my head, in particular my scalp (the sides mostly) my eyebrows and my eyelashes have been falling out in tremendous amounts. I have also noticed that I have \"tiny bumps \"on my forearms looks identical to \"goose bumps or goose skin\". Along with that, all the hairs fall out easily clumps at a time, they all a white bulb at the end.
Some back ground information I have lived in a moldy house for a few years and have not been able to move due economic constraints. We also adopted a dog a few years back as well, who is outside a lot. (I am not sure if either that has anything to do with my condition) I have since started college and am now living in the dorms on campus, What is of great concern to me is that my roommate who I have only lived with for a couple of month is starting to suffer from the same hairloss on the sides of his head and eyelash loss and my question is what could this be? A fungus? A bacteria? A virus? And what do you all recommend that I do concerning this matter?
Well things continue to digress. I am in constant pain from my skin- the terrible burning sensation and the ceaseless itching are driving me mad. My skin bleeds all of the time. It seems like I am losing even more moisture from my body- my skin is so tight that I literally have a hard time moving.
It hurts to lay down at night (i get very little sleep anyway). My scalp is covered in scabs and pustules. When I run my hand through my hair, it comes out with blood, pus, dead skin, and dark flaking scab bits all over it. These sores HURT so bad...even the pillow hurts them.
My body is still white with dead skin- no kind of exfoliation process works at all, nor does any type of lotion. People always say "Dry skin? Just put on some lotion"
I could put on a whole bottle of lotion and my skin would be cracking and peeling off 20 minutes later.
I can't even show any emotion in my face any more because expressions cause such pain. Even a slight smile tightens the burning skin and worsens the rash and causes a cascade of dead skin to fall from my face. I have dead skin everwhere! I have to brush it off my bed and it literally falls on the floor like snow.
I know trysten has acne too but she appears to have only this one problem. Acne is just a TINY part of my problem and my overall problem is getting much worse.
I am trying to have hope but I'm finding it extremely difficult. It's hard to stay positive when you are in constant pain (i know some can commiserate with this).
The doctor that I am going to right now (alternative leaning) specializes in skin and digestive complaints. He has absolutely no idea what is going on with me. He's never seen a skin condition like mine before and he's been practicing for like 40 years. We're trying test after test after test after test but nothing is coming back conclusive. He's grabbing at straws. He's got me on about 6 different supplements right now (and have been for months) and he's really frustrated that I show NO improvement whatsoever.
I guess he'll end up having to give up like all of the other doctors did. I don't know why I thought that he would be any better, but I did. My mistake. $250 a visit to do test that I've already had done numerous times before and to take supplements that I've already taken in the past with no success.
So, I'm thinking of just starting something like a month long water fast. I know that sounds severe but my condition is severe and it's killing me.
I've done juice fasts in the past (10 day fasts) and have never recieved any benefits from them and I've read that the only true fasting is with water- the body goes into hyper healing mode when it only has water.
Have you ever heard of seabuckthorn oil? I've tried Aubrey Organics seabuckthorn cleanser and soap and Demedox and they all dried out my skin more, but I got seabuckthorn seed oil from bluesagenaturals and they sent me a free sample of their soap and it's only been a couple days but so far it's the best soap I ever used. I got seborrheic dermatitis, peeling lips, dry, itchy skin, and occasional acne, and I know what you mean about not being able to smile and sometimes even talk without your face hurting. I've had times where I could barely open my mouth without the corners of my lips bleeding. But back to the point, the bluesagenatural soaps are really expensive but they might help. They have one marketed as super moisturizing, but it costs twice as much as the others. I'm going to try some seabuckthorn pills I saw on iherb as soon as I get more money and I might try bluesagenatural's moisurizer and eczema cream if the soap doesn't stop working and I'll let you know if they help.
I am sorry you had a bad experience with Blue Sage, and especially Seabucthorn.
I hope that you will try again with Seabuckthorn. I recommend using the products from Sibu. The seabuckthorn they use is grown wild in the Himalayas and has tested to have much better nutritional profile and 5x the amount of Omega 7 (which is the best constituent for your skin).
You can visit their website at sibu.com. Try the Rosacea kit.
I have been using Blue Sage Naturals for years and it's wonderful. I have very sensitive skin. I use the Skin Savr and my skin looks so good I don't wear any make up. My fine lines have diminished greatly.
My husband has had a rash on the sides of his face for years near his hair line. The dermatologist said it had something to do with his dry scalp. He started using Relief And Rescue and all his rash cleared. He uses it daily as an after shave and his skin looks great.
Both my daughters are very fair skinned red heads and have very sensitive skin. Kind of skin like Nicole Kidman. They both use Skin Savr and love it.
We have been very happy with the good products and fast shipping. Janine is very sweet and even offers a prayer if needed. I highly recommend Blue Sage Naturals.
R u on your fast? I have never encountered anyone with a skin condition like myself. It is dry all over, and in its worse stages it is like being trapped in an itchy aggravated dead corspe that i want to scratch and get out of.
These days I am better and it is at its best stage but it is still dry.
Yes, a cleanse is good...the best one i have done is a candida cleanse. I don't recommend you take this kind of cleanse to the extreme or do a water fast. It is way too intense of your detoxification organs...and it is not really loving in this way to your body, emotional body or even spirit.
Start with a few cleansing regimes..and when u are comfortable do more. Let it not be so forced. Be gentle with yourself. I know it is really hard when u are really sick.
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I can relate with all of you...and I've been exactly where you are, Plastic. Had to leave school because of it and haven't been working for awhile, because I needed rest. I just want to say that the one thing that has helped me has been a chiropractor who knows applied kinesiology (sp?), which is basically "muscle testing" to see what supplements your body needs. But even better than that, he muscle tests for hidden emotions that are trapped within my body. I have to tell you, it wasn't until this emotional element was tapped into and released did I get much much better. I had been grieving for my grandmother who passed away while I was ill and had a really dramatic release. I think it's the combination of getting adjusted neurologically--getting your brain to work in order to reestablish good communication with the body again--and also tending to specific food-based nutrition and emotion. The first two months were the hardest. The next thing we are doing is a gentle cleanse. If you could find a place that does ionic foot baths, that is very gentle even though it can be expensive. I guess when I saw that you paid $250 a visit to you doctor I had to post a message also because I've spent thousands of dollars I didn't have on doctors who only helped partially and not holistically. If you look up applied kinesiology there is a list of doctors somewhere online and maybe you could find one. Good luck and I give you good energies. I'm still struggling with this chronic condition but it's so much better. There is hope and you're not alone.
Hi, I have a little problem with my stool. There are white/grey stuffs, (similiar to dust) on it. (was asking myself why there is dust in my body?) I can't figure out what is my problem. I feel very tired everyday, I have no strenght, and low bloody pressure. I feel better after eating foods with sugar. I also have dry skin under my beard and under my hair.
Hope you can help me, sorry for my English. Thanks!
Just wanted to give a quick update around a month or so ago i realized I had candida. All of the symptoms: Athletes foot, mouth thrush, Seborrheic Dermatitis on my face, head and ears, Dandruff, systemic unbearable itching .... list goes on and on. Came to this site and found some great protocols and insights.
Basic protocol i am using:
Lugols Iodine-Worked up to 100mgs
All the brownstien co-supplements
Vit. D3-Loaded 50,000 mgs for 24 days then down to 5-10000
Washed face and hair with baking soda for 3 weeks.
Drank baking soda in the evenings to help keep me out of acidity.
Took cream of tartar for about 10 days. Ran right thru me, couldn't keep it up.
Diet, gave up all gluten, my daughter has celiacs so it wasn't hard. Had issues when traveling for work. Probably had some cross contamination but pretty sure no direct contamination. Had a couple of drinks here and their. Stuck to only vodka and mineral water or plain water. Did not give up caffeine.
Over all my itching stopped pretty quickly, I'd say about a week after getting all full protocol going.
Attached pic of the Psoriasis progress.
Mouth thrush is better.
Been gargling every night with lugols.
My overall health feels great. I have been losing some weight 7-8 lbs. But nothing has changed with diet other than gluten. My wife and I always tried to eat paleo. I strongly believe the weight loss is due to the Iodine.
Bottom line i have success with the Seborrheic Dermatitis, don't know if one thing is contributing but its working, doubt that this thing can be beaten with a single bullet.
A month ago I had a permanent red dot on my forehead that's gone now and my uncontrollable itching is also gone. I think this is going to take some time but as long as I feel good and able to enjoy life Ill just stay the course. So whatever works. Take or leave it.
I had a small patch pop up on my left elbow... itched like crazy!
I used the Lugols & coconut oil topically and it webt away, but it will come back if I don't stick to my guns and knock it off with the sugar. I was cheating and indulging in lattes again. 1 a week was fine, none at all is even better... but I had 2 in a day twice that week. Without added sugar, they have 14.5 tsp of Sugar in them... so I have that info written on post-its on my fridge and my car.
1st part of message got cut off.............I feel for you, i havent had issue with Sugar mine was bread but and always did paleo and Ketosis/Atkins but never gluten free. My symptoms never cleared on ketosis i guess i was still eating gluten and my immune system was soo weak trying to fight the gluten. Keep up the fight
Surprisingly, I never had the gluten issue.. I could live on steal cut oatmeal with fruit and a splash of milk and eat it 4 times a day and be happy. I'm a small person so I eat small portions and as long as I don't go overboard, I can eat pretty much anything (real food, not processed food) without any major affects... i could never go paleo though... that much meat would make me feel like crap. i can do hard boiled eggs and chicken or fish... but maybe once or twice a year i'll enjoy a steak and then have my fill.
But those damn lattes suck me in all the time. I went like, 6 weeks without a single one... but fall and football season clouded my judgement.
I figured out a great way to make hot chocolate with almond milk and an a chocolate syrup made with cocoa powder, hot water and stevia. 0 Sugar - as long as the almond milk contains no cane juice.
I eat protein like no ones bizz, my achilies is bread w/butter and sweet savory. I also could go crazy on the hard core candies. I grew on that crap. Hard core Sugar like jolly ranchers/sweet tarts/sour patches just typing this makes my mouth water and Im going into the Halloween season. God help me!
Anyway Im happy as all hell with my progress. Ive decided to give up all grains yesterday. They serve no purpose, I watched a video and it explained how all these processed grains are all crap. We have 50% more gluten in grains than we did 20 years ago. Our food is changing and our bodies are still in caves. I read it takes 20,000 years for the human body to evolve, our food has evolved in 300 years to what it is now.
I strongly believe our crappy food will be our mass extinction /our black plague / our meteor.
Completely grain free? As in, not even oatmeal?
I keep hearing baaaad stuff about grains, but omg half of my diet is carbs and grains. I eat oatmeal for breakfast and sometimes in the evening before bed. Its my comfort food. Im not a fan of meat... do like chicken, fish and hard boiled eggs... but the kids want steak all the time. Too much meat makes me feel sluggish. I try to balance everything, but always come up with more grains.
I know wheat is bad news but I grew up with my grandmother stuffing us with food that is filling, not so much for nutritional value and I find myself doing the same with my kids. She would roll in her grave if I fed them something that wasn't filling or if they went to bed hungry. Ughhh bad habits are hard to break! Especially when theres a 99 year old dead woman still guilt tripping you from the grave. We are all small/skinny so nobody thinks of how bad eating habits affects the body in other ways besides weight.
It's hard to make good choices with food when everything is gmo or pumped full of crap.
Even getting my teenagers to drink water was a chore. They were afraid that it wasn't safe... seriously? Like im sure Coke/Pepsi uses carbonated tap water before they add all the poisons in. I bought a very expensive fridge with a super water filtration system... that's hooked up to the main line that has an even more amazing water filtration system that uses UV lights and all kinds of cool stuff.. but that's not even enough to convince them. They think I'm over reacting about the diet thing. Go ahead.. drink your brominated vegetable oil...
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I like flax seeds in my morning oatmeal! I saw a container of chia seeds the other night when I had a pineapple craving and ran to the store. I'll have to grab some next trip. I keep reading about them but never tried them.
What no vitamin A?
Seriously interesting. You could have just taken 28 days of double dose Oral Nystatin or 25,000 IU vitamin A for 90 days. Any which way to kill Candida (and geo trichum and other opportunitic pathogens.) Also would be FMT .
If you have Seborrheic Dermatitis, diet is actually a big factor in improving your condition, but it also vary from one person to another. Keeping you skin moist using moisturizers can also help. In my case, I am using Manuka honey to avoid flare ups. I also avoid exposing my skin to direct sunlight.
For all your skin related itching problems, please search google for Mrudula herbal skin cream and ask for a free sample to test on you.
You will agree with its results. Please mention CureZone as your reference site.
Dr.Bhaskaran PK (Herbage, Coimbatore, India.)
Lufenuron is the easier option. It can be bought on the internet and although a vetinary product has been used with success in humans as well as cats dogs and apes in zoos.It kills the chitin layer in fungus/candida and the body's immune system then breaks it up and eliminates it.
I just want to put caution to wind when it comes to using baking soda. It can be too abrasive for the face. While I like your suggestion to mix it in water then drink it for alkanizing purposes, however I would strongly suggest you use a gentler treatment for your face. I like using all natural raw honey to act as a gentle cleanser because of the antibacterial/antifungal properties. Also its very gentle and works well against dry, flaky, red skin.