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kescah
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Hi Joy,

I am finding that it is certain foods that make me have the "allergic itch". However, I also have the "need to peel" itch, which is not nearly as deep seated or severe. It is relieved by scratching off the scales.

Has it ever been determined by a culture that you have/had staph? If so, you could try homeopathic staphlococcus. Much safer than cortisone or any drug. Do you have a discharge from the spot or fever? A staph discharge is yellow in color.

Or does it peel like psoriasis?

I suggest going to a homeopath about it, because the remedy would be chosen by the symptoms, even if a diagnosis cannot be made.

ABJoe, Thanks for the input. I do know that green beans, a diamond, make me itch badly- I wind up tearing off a lot of skin.

I am going to go off all common allergins for a time, such as soy, peanuts, dairy, etc. and eat only my diamonds. Then I will add them all back in one at a time to see what I react to. But I will also have to watch what happens with my diamonds, since I think I am allergic to some. I am eating just plain foods- no sauces or spice mixes.

With all that I have been doing, inc. diet, NAC, oiling my skin, and wearing only cotton, I am suffering about 1/4 as much as I was a few months ago. I am also using homeopathy, which normally is fabulous for me, but in this case we (me and doc) can only try to get the right remedy- the picture is mixed, as if I need four different remedies for different reasons. I'm trained in homeopathy- I know how it works (one remedy) but there is a lot to this mess. So I am not getting the normal excellent results this time. At one time a single remedy did help this, though, so don't anyone be discouraged from trying that route.

I am also going to order the Deflect and other suggested supplements from Dr. D.

I need to drink more water!!! And exercise more.

In case anyone did not see this on the Agave thread, here is a list of things that contain corn. Some of it really surprised me. http://www.cornallergens.com/list/corn-allergen-printable-list.php


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Kescah,

I am going to consider going to a naturopath about my skin condition.  The dermatologist I went to is top rated in my area but that only goes so far.  I'd rather give homopathic staphloccus a try because all the cortisone creams were like a bandaid.  I have scaly bumps that itch.  

I just bought a large (and I do mean big) aloe vera leaf from the grocery store down here.  I know people either have it growing in their yards or can purchase a plant but this leaf I just cut off a portion and slit it to put on my leg.  It gives instant relief at least until morning.  

Also, I have used Braggs apple cider vinegar during a shower which is alkaine on the skin and alleviates itching.

Just thought I'd share a few helpful hints because I know what it is like no matter the origin of the skin condition.

Please keep us posted as to your findings of foods that are allergies for you.

Hope you get relief soon also.



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Hi Joy,

Thanks for your nice thoughts and the anti-itch tips.

If you find an actual homeopath (not the same as a naturopath or herbologist), he/she can pick your constitutional remedy. I would ask if he/she uses homeopathy for 85% of his/her treatments. Many naturopaths use homeopathic remedies, but are not skilled in constitutional prescribing. Though, of course, some are. And that is my preferred treatment, but I don't mean to be pushy.


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Arghhhh.

I had decided to quit the main kinds of allergen foods, which I thought to be soy, milk products, etc. Then I did a search for allergens in adults, and I found this information:

In infants and children, the most common foods that cause allergic reactions are the following:

    Egg
    Milk
    Peanut
    Tree nuts such as walnuts
    Soy (primarily in infants)
    Wheat

In adults, the most common foods that cause allergic reactions are the following:

    Shellfish such as shrimp, crayfish, lobster, and crab
    Peanut
    Tree nuts
    Fish such as salmon

Another site adds sesame and various fruits and veggies.

This makes me want to just go to some wonderful buffet dinner and give it all up!


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But on second thought. I'd itch.

And this might mean I can eat some of the things that I thought I could not. Trying to be chipper.


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Peanuts and soy are "avoids" for me and for my type B son. They'd likely cause gut problems if we ate them. If you read "peanuts and soy cause gut problems" from a source that wasn't BTD specific, then I wouldn't trust it at all. Os and Bs in the test group may have skewed the results.

Similarly, why worry about foods that "are common allergens" if you're not personally allergic to them? Get allergy tests if you're worried that you have undiagnosed allergies- but otherwise just trust SWAMI.

Go ahead and eat  the foods SWAMI recommends for you, unless you've discovered that you're allergic or intolerant to any of them. Don't worry about any "one size fits all" dietary advice.

What you do eat is as important as what you don't eat. Cutting out more and more foods will NOT lead to greater health. You need good nutrition to heal.


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I thought I would join this thread rather than start my own.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

ISSUE/SYMPTOMS
On April 16th, I believe I may have been exposed to an environment toxin, in the process of trying to clean up contaminated soil from a leaking sewage pipe.... under our house.  

Although I wore protective clothing and a HEPA mask, there was one point where I reached under my mask to scratch an itch.

I think it was the next day, or a few days later I can't remember, that I started to notice that my lips felt dry, cracked. Like I needed lip balm when I've never had cracked lips in my life.  

My symptoms increased and spread.  I then developed a rash, a mild bumpiness around the edges of my mouth and chin, and on my forehead between/above my eyebrows.  The rash became slightly flaking around the edges of my mouth/chin.

The only thing I've had slightly similar to this, are small patches, on my abdomen/chest when I've eaten wheat/corn/avoids.  

The area of itch has spread farther than the rash itself.  I have small patches of mild rough flaking skin around my eyes. Most of the itch is on my face, ears.  I've felt the itch on my scalp, and random areas of my body for isolated incidents.

The itch is somewhat mild, bearable most of the time, but I have scratched it.  I don't know if random quick feelings of itchiness I have on other areas of my body are related.

DIET
My SWAMI diet is 99.9% avoid free, and has been for over three months.  (At times, I do exceed the fat and rice portion sizes.  The only avoid I've had is a recent batch ~in the last couple of days~ of home-made mayo with one avoid ingredient, white vinegar, and that's because I haven't found umboshi plum vinegar locally.

TREATMENT
I initially applied Ghee to soothe the itch, but it didn't do much of anything.  Tea Tree Oil was too drying at first. So for a time, I didn't put anything on it.

Yesterday, I applied 100% Tea Tree Oil to my face twice, in a span of about 6 hours.  Although drying, it did help calm the itch.  I'm thinking of trying to see if I can find a Calendula ointment from HEEL today, or just continue with the tea tree oil, since it does have an ability to kill bacteria/virus.

Supplement wise, I have been taking Type O Deflect, Polyflora; Bromelian and Boswellia.  I also take Intrinsa, Gastro D and ARA Plus->small dose, trying to heal old gut damage.

I'm not sure which specific D'Adamo Health protocol would be best to follow: antibacterial, antiviral, allergy, inflammation, or even possibly the yeast protocol, or a combo.

I don't have Quercetin but could pick it up.  My husband thinks I should take the herb Pau D'Arco, because he has been ranting and raving about herbs from the rainforest; he takes Royal Breakstone for his chronic kidney stones, and he's been recently educating himself about other rainforest herbs (big eye roll here).

He thinks I've got a yeast infection, and is pressing me to read up on Pau D'Arco.  Thing is, I took Pau D'Arco for years before BTD for my gut/yeast overgrowth and it didn't do squat for me, but that was long before, pre-BTD.

My rash has some aspects of the clinical descriptions of eczema, and some of psoriasis.

Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. I don't have health insurance and limited funds at the moment.


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KK,

There can be lots of nasty agents in the sewer pipe.  I doubt that there is any way to know what it is without a culture - and you'll probably be over it before you could get results.  I usually bathe any contact areas with hydrogen peroxide or colloidal silver right away, as well as increasing immune enhancers before, if possible, and after...  Alcohol is really drying and you already have that, but if it killed what was there so the skin could return to normal, it might be worth it...

After reading Dr. D.'s article in this month's newsletter, I would take a healthy dose of ARA for a week to see if that would boost the immune system enough.


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Ruthiegirl, thanks. I think you are right. I am going to stick to my SWAMI unless something on it makes me itch. I've read so much and had to digest it all, so I have changed my plan frequently- but I find that some foods on my SWAMI leave me feeling fine, not itchy, and my pulse corresponds, so I will just add one new diamond at a time and check each one out.

KK, Pau d' Arco didn't help with your candida? That is odd. It knocked mine out of the game for a while with every cup. But I had itching that made me very aware of its success. It cannot kill it long term; that can only be done by building up your immunne system. But it should be a temporary relief.

Your symptoms do sound like psoriasis, but it could be other things, too, so like ABJoe said, you need to find out. It does seem to have come on a bit fast for psosriasis. I had a tiny patch for years before it spread like yours  has.

Is there a free clinic in your town? There probably is. Or your county clinic might have sliding scale help.






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KK,

I did some research on Pau D'Arco because I thought it might help with the itching and it could be candida.  I got some liquid drops at the HFS today and will see how I feel tomorrow.

It does seem to be effective for a number of issues, so IMHO, I say kudos to your husband for mentioning that to you (it's worth a try) and for you posting it as part of your current issue.

I do hope you find the solution to that nasty situation you have around your mouth.  Please let us know what works for you.

Joy
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Could any of you with itchy skin be dealing with elevated blood sugar? I know, for me, the itch was driving me crazy.


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Thanks for the idea. I will check mine, but it was not bad last time I did about six months ago. Or a year... lol.


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It's true.  I don't really know what my blood sugar is right now.  All I know is I'm doing research on any and everything that could cause this relentless itching.  

Today was not too bad.  My left ankle is still bad.  It's trying to heal but as soon as I detect a dry patch of skin I have to pull it off.   Is that bizarre or what?  

Anyway, I'm taking this Pau D'Arco as directed today for the first time and feel a bit better.
I just may be dealing with candida.  Will keep you posted.

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KK I am so sorry you are suffering this way... I'd recommend getting some querctin!!
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Joy, me too. I can't leave it alone. I have to scratch off the scaly dry patches. People tell me not to scratch it- I want to tell them that if they had it to deal with, they'd be scratching it too!

But that is not the bad itch. The allergies are the bad itch, and I wind up digging off healthier skin.

One of my diamonds today left me mildly bad-itchy. So I will have to eat both of them on separate days to see which one it was.

What fun this is.



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I can't believe how many people want me to just slap something on my skin and make them more comfortable around me. They would never dream of changing their diet, and they don't want me to do so!


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I did another full face treatment of 100% Tea Tree Oil yesterday. It was uncomfortable for a short time but eventually the stinging went away.  Tea Tree Oil is very drying.

Whatever it is, is drying up and the itch is much improved.  The skin around my mouth area has improved.  There are still a few areas or slightly raised, red rashy skin but it is much less than before.

I'm guessing that, if I had treated with tea tree oil from the very beginning it probably would not have spread like it did.


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I'm glad you found something that's working!


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KK,

I've used tea tree oil on a skin condition and it is very drying.  But as you stated it does make the itch go away so the area can heal.

Glad to hear you're feeling better.

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Glad you are getting better! I could not tolerate any more dry than I have. My arms look like the grand canyon when I wake up. Ridges 1/4 inch deep!


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Are you taking lecithin with flax oil everyday?


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In case anyone did not see this on the Agave thread, here is a list of things that contain corn. Some of it really surprised me. http://www.cornallergens.com/list/corn-allergen-printable-list.php

Please be aware, though, that the author of this site stresses that all the items listed don't necessarily contain corn - they simply might. I react pretty badly to corn and some of the things they list I use every day without a sign of a problem. One of them being lecithin.


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KimonoKat, I had a red raised blister type rash over my chin and sometimes around my eyes last year. I kept far away from gluten and used Dr. Bronner's bar soap (lavender scent) to wash my face, then applied coconut oil liberally all over my face, and then applied Penaten diaper rash cream (zinc oxide), this brand was the only one that worked for me, other diaper creams did not - I had a couple from my youngest lying around. Wow, I was sensitive to everything last year. Being completely and totally gluten free, being super careful of cross contamination seems to help me be totally healthy. I also read a lot of references of how psoriasis and gluten/celiac are closely tied. Although what was going on on my face was not psoriasis, it was a different kind of rash but all cleared now - with no doctor visits either!
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gardengirl, kudos to you for clearing your rash without doctor visits.

I did not go to the doctor.  I did more treatments with tea tree oil. It's what I had in the house. I didn't have to buy something.  Although the initial application of tea tree oil was uncomfortable (the stinging; the smell) after a while it felt better.

I would say that my rash is 99.9% gone. I don't feel anything on my face. I occasionally get flashes of itch on my body, but that's not necessarily from the initial contact with the environmental toxins.


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Andrea,

I took lecithin for quite a while, but did not see results. I was eating allergins at the time, though, without realizing it. No on the flax oil- another thing I should be doing, I know. Trying to afford everything I need is really hard. Thanks for the suggestion; I will check this thread from time to time as I see how one thing works or doesn't, and try another.

Thanks for the comment, Spring. Glad to know it.

Gardengirl, I am interested in the psoriasis/gluten connection, though I read on this forum a few years ago that an A type does not have gluten problems. Does anyone disagree with that?

Also, I am not eating grains, so as far as I know, I should not have that problem. Right?


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