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Helpful Remedies / Re: New light treatments being used to treat acne
« Last post by SharonBlaine on Thursday December 14, 2017, 05:44:59 AM »
It's fundamentally a light that infiltrates the skin and eliminates microorganism’s cells. Or on the other hand. enough it should. The blue light should eliminate microscopic organisms. The red light should recuperate and un-kindle.
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Let me introduce myself ... / Re: LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF
« Last post by Ritz on Wednesday December 13, 2017, 09:47:07 PM »
Hi dianet28,

I was recently diagnosed with PLC too! I don't remember falling severely sick or getting any infection, but i do remember having extreme stress in my personal life for more than a couple months right after which this started. It started a couple months back, i noticed a little red ulcer like wound on my left upper inner arm, i remember wondering how i got hurt there!! it went away in a couple weeks, in the meantime i noticed similar spots on my inner thighs. Now i have them on my whole body, thighs, legs, arms! Can't look at myself in the mirror- looks roasted and burnt!!
I am taking doxycycline and applying a triamcinolone steroid cream for the last 10 days, i don't think its helping yet... i still see new spots every day and feel pricks all over my body!! Trying to change my diet to anti-inflammatory foods. My doctor suggests oral steroids, i am still considering it. I am very depressed and cant think straight right now!
If anyone has any suggestions, please help!

Thank you
Ritz
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Eczema Board / Eczema Due to exposing to Clorox or Foodstuff; Meat, Water and/or Flour?
« Last post by ronaldcheng on Monday December 04, 2017, 03:10:03 AM »
        I do not know when Dyshidrotic eczema issue began or appeared. I never had this condition before until in year 2015 which in June I started working as a full-time Chef Baker, at that time I was sort of ignorant, do not know what is right to do or wrong. So usually whenever our work is finished, before going home, we would always first wash our dirty tablecloths with clean water, then submerge them into a bucket of water along with a few small cups of Clorox bleach and I do the submerge job with my bare hands to get everything even for like a few seconds and I did so continuously for like 12 months, and yeah, I know I was a total idiot. And on the 13th month, both of my whole hands started feeling this weird itchiness on the surface but there weren't any this so-called "Tiny blisters" thing, just looking normal on the outside and so I ignored applying some medical cream and scratched them like I used to.

        The next day I woke up the itchiness was still there but this time, some slightly reddish and tiny blisters starting to appear, however still, I ignored applying some creams, stopped washing the tablecloths with bare hands; started using plastic gloves and went to work as usual continuously for like 6 days and guess what, the condition got worse day by day to the point I could barely hold a knife's fat handle, let alone chopsticks as my fingers got fatter and fatter and some crack-line-looking wounds on each of my fingers' joint surface above starting to appear and got thicker and deeper.

       I have no idea what went wrong with my fingers but my mum scolded me for stupidly continuously touching, submerge and exposing my whole bare hands to Clorox bleach resulting in complete reduction of my skins natural layers of protection and thus creating higher chances to get Dyshidrotic eczema easily just within 1 whole working day of continuously exposing my fingers to tap water, flour, condiments, sauces, and meats.

      Before I started my first job as a Chef Baker, I studied at Bakery and Pastry school and there I touched quite a lot of stuff for training purpose back in year 2013. But during my whole schooling period, I hadn't encountered such problem. My question now is, were my hands really poisoned by the Clorox bleach or was it the other thing? Flour? Tap water? Cream? Meats?

Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.
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Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Granuloma annulare
« Last post by kool-Aid on Monday November 20, 2017, 11:55:33 PM »
I have had GA for the last 2 years and I have decided not to treat it because I have been told it is only cosmetic. But, I have been trying to figure out what causes it and I think it is related to food allergies or gut bacteria. I have read glutton free diet has helped people cure their "spots" as I like to refer to them as. Has anyone noticed a change with their GA with a change of diet?

I think there is a correlation how sugars affect gut bacteria, gut bacteria affects an autoimmune function, which might activate GA. What do you think and does anyone have any experience in this.

My GA suddenly appeared after a few months of drinking a mostly liquid veggie juice diet without a lot of fiber. I have been reading about why the lower gut needs fiber and how plant fibers feed these lower gut microbes.
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Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: Calling all Granuloma Annulare sufferers
« Last post by kool-Aid on Monday November 20, 2017, 11:48:46 PM »
I have had GA for the last 2 years and I have decided not to treat it because I have been told it is only cosmetic. But, I have been trying to figure out what causes it and I think it is related to food allergies or gut bacteria. I have read glutton free diet has helped people cure their "spots" as I like to refer to them as. Has anyone noticed a change with their GA with a change of diet?

I think there is a correlation how sugars affect gut bacteria, gut bacteria affects an autoimmune function, which might activate GA. What do you think and does anyone have any experience in this.

My GA suddenly appeared after a few months of drinking a mostly liquid veggie juice diet without a lot of fiber. I have been reading about why the lower gut needs fiber and how the bacteria.
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Let me introduce myself ... / LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF
« Last post by dianet28 on Saturday November 11, 2017, 05:44:05 AM »
Hi all, I have just recently been diagnosed with pityriasis lichenoids. I guess there are worst things in life. It was very interesting to read all about this skin condition. Does anyone else feel they they have contracted this condition after a lot of stress. I have fairly carefree all my life but in the last 18 months have had a run of "bad luck". Commenced and exercise program to lose weight after giving up the fags (57 smoked all my life but put on 15 kgs). Hadn't been exercising very long but got a hip injury. MMI confirmed i needed to have a hip replacement due to arthritis in right hip. As a complication of this operation, they unintentionally broke my femur so had 2 major operations in 3 days. That fracture didnt heal properly (had cement from the hip replacement stuck in the break) so another operation approx. 12 months after the first. Then my partner of 15 years decided he didnt care for me and so we split up. Forced to move out of my home due to verbal abuse. Went thru a property settlement etc etc..... Also had a lot of stress at work at the time all of this was going on. The company I worked for got taken over. Was just starting to feel like things were looking up and then noticed 1 rather large spot appear on my stomach. Wasn;t worried about it until a few weeks later, hundreds of small dots started appearing all over my body. I just had a course of antibiotics and also "the miracle skin tablet - steroid" but still getting spots on an almost daily basis although they don't seem to get as large. My skin specialist wants to start me on a 6 weeks course of phototherapy. Will give it a try.
Does anyone else feel that this condition occured after a long period of major stress. I was also on TARGIN (strong oxycodone) for a period of 12 months but went off it before i got this condition. Could this also be another thing that provoked this condition.
ANY comments from anyone would be very much appreciated!!!!
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Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: Grover's disease
« Last post by Iain on Tuesday November 07, 2017, 08:21:45 PM »
TomA I saw you've used and quit using apple cider vinegar, I was very sorry to see that and
I apologize if my description of overall treatment of the symptoms wasn't clear enough.
 Vinegar only addresses increased acidity and sebum removal which prevents  Malassezia yeast over infection which causes the itch. Malassezia can't thrive in acid skin, and vinegar is cheap. Fluconazole is essential to tackle the systemic fungal infection coming from the gut. It is a long process of daily 150mg fluconazole tablets. It will work, it's not cheap but it's very effective.

If you prefer ordinary white wine vinegar because of the smell of acv it will work just as well. Zinc pyrithione found in head and shoulders is an alternative to kill the itch because it kills the yeast causing the Itch. But without fluconazole you will not eliminate the systemic infection causing the spots.

There are several factors I see at work causing Grovers.
These are:

1. A Decline in the body's overall immune System, (Ageing Stress or heavy metal intoxication (Mercury etc.)
2. Intestinal leakage (Illness, Diverticulosis, Deterioration, Damage from heavy metal intoxication)
3. Insufficient skin mantle acidity to protect from infection or yeast/fungus( ph above 4.0)
4. Systemic fungal infection from (Candida) entering blood from gut causing skin spots, and superficial yeast over growth on skin by (Malassezia) feeding on sebum.

Dannyfc refers to Mercury intoxication from teeth fillings, and to Mercury built up in predator fish.
I believe correctly so.
It fits the sequence 1 to 4 above as a causative agent of long term damage to intestines and the immune system.

In my own case I had mercury fillings removed 4 years back before any Grovers symptoms, and certainly that procedure will have generated toxicity from mercury which I will check out.

The detoxification from heavy metals such as mercury is a delicate long term and specialised procedure. But it is likely to be one of the most probable causes of the damage to the immune System, which then allows Grovers to develope, as it was the mainstay material for fillings for dental treatments of those in our age group.
As a pure speculation maybe mercury can be also one cause of Irritable bowel syndrome
With kind Regards
Iain

If you are interested in further reading I should be glad to provide links.



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Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: New here, new skin problem
« Last post by SharonBlaine on Monday November 06, 2017, 09:15:46 AM »
It is best to counsel on your specialist or dermatologist in the person who can give an effective idea.
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Helpful Remedies / Re: This works for PMLE!!
« Last post by Ryusadoms on Friday November 03, 2017, 06:45:48 AM »
This is so wonderful that I found it.
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General Health / Re: kidney stones
« Last post by anthropositor on Thursday November 02, 2017, 01:44:33 PM »
Hello Bamawing.  Nothing new on this thread for five years seems to indicate you are no longer troubled by these stones.  I hope that is the case and that it didn't require surgical intervention.  I am no urologist, but having had friends with similar intractable problems, I was determined to attempt whatever preventions I could devise.

It is of no inconvenience for me to pee into a 500 gram beaker (the maximum amount I am likely to express in a single sample).  The questions are, what is one to look for, how to look, and why.  The why is simple: to stave off potentially preventable difficulties necessitating professional attention or even surgical procedures.

Almost always, in any kind of empirical research I do, I do not know with any certainty, what exactly I am looking for, and I try to retain that mindset even when I start to focus in on something specific.  That is look at the entirety as much as possible without previous expectations of what you observe.

You know from a lifetime of experience, even when you were not giving it your analytic attention, that your urine stream is usually a clear or fairly transparent liquid of a fairly uniform faint characteristic odor.  Generally you have observed this sample for seconds with little real attention, and the sample disappears in the gurgle of the flush.  End of story.  But using your various senses, this can be the beginning of more understanding.  That greater understanding can very easily prevent very disagreeable episodes of whatever it is that ails you, before it ails you.

Imagine I have collected intermittent samples, from various times of day; before meals; after a full nights sleep; stressful times; partying... and if you overindulge in some fashion, does that have some impact or other on the post-activity sample?

Most samples show nothing immediately remarkable out of the ordinary.  Just note whether that seems to be the case most of the time, which is good, and then go on to discover what you can in the samples with irregularities.  The anomalies.  But be aware that you are now looking with greater attention and depth.  Of course you are going to see things that you have never seen before.  Don't let that alarm you unduly unless it happens a lot.

I personally look for turbidity of any sort, inclusions, lipids on the top surface of a standing sample.   More later.  The sun rises.  Sleep beckons.
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