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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!!!!
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

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

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.
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.
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.
Computer acting up in storm so this will be short.  H7N9 Avian influenza, newly discovered in 2013 has evolved dangerously.  It is now killing 40% of humans infected in China.  Ferrets, the best human proxy appear to have a considerably higher death rate after aerosol transmission from ferret to ferret, but in terms of the numbers, the sample is small.  This is one to watch and be well prepared for. Along with the prevention presented here, it might be prudent to increase vitamin C intake to four or five grams a day in the absence of negative indicators.

Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: Grover's disease
« Last post by TomA on Tuesday October 31, 2017, 02:28:06 PM »
I've tried the Apple cider vinegar for a month or so now. At first it appeared to really be helping, especially on itchy spots. But in time, it seems to irritate true, irritated Grovers spots, so I had to go back to the Triamcilone. I'm doing some going back and forth now. I've tried the Head and Shoulders a bit. If like to know what others have found if you've tried it. Iain is at the one year mark, which is when normal Grovers typically goes away., So that my help explain his success.
Tom A
Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: Grover's disease
« Last post by golfboy307 on Monday October 30, 2017, 08:41:26 PM »

Great to hear from you!  So glad you are still in remission!  I was wondering about your status, so good news.

Based on your story, and several others, I reached out to Dr. Dantzig as well in 2015.  I had four fillings removed (one broken apparently), and have eliminated seafood.  I did two short rounds of chelation, but that's it.  I have to say my Grover's is 90% better, but it took over a year and a half.  Mercury was certainly part of the problem for me, but not the entire puzzle.  I can still flare especially when I am exposed to salt water (swimming in the ocean).  But the flares clear up a lot more quickly now.  He probably wouldn't list me as one of his miracle cures, but I was greatly helped by eliminating mercury from my system.  I still get spots from time to time, but they are very limited. 

Hope the rest of you are doing well. 
« Last post by lesathomas on Wednesday October 25, 2017, 10:36:12 AM »
Yan can take care of your skin without purchasing expensive cosmetics and skin products. Even though some skin products can help to maintain a specific skin tone to a certain extent, not all of them are free of harmful chemical elements. Moreover, skin products only boost the outer overall look and do nothing to maintain healthy skin from the inside. To improve your skin health from the inside and avoid common issues like pimples, it is a must for you to follow diet plan. It is common to lose skin flexibility and produce wrinkles as you age. However, even this can be controlled by having a diet plan in place. A diet plan consisting of antioxidant rich foods is the best for your skin. Listed below are some of the top foods that should be a part of a proper and balanced skin care diet plan.

Green Tea
Green tea contains high amount of antioxidant, which is proven to reduce inflammation. The antioxidant present in the green tea may prevent your risk of skin cancer. Studies have already proven that this healthier drink fights redness and pimples.

The skin requires moisture to stay elastic. Drinking plenty of water is one of the best, cheapest and most helpful ways to get there is to assist to body hydrated. If your body dehydrated it will cause your skin look dry, flaky skin, tired. So, it is always beneficial to drink eight to ten glasses of water a day. If you are working in the office, keep a large bottle on the table it will remind you to drink.

Lemon Water
Drinking lemon water is a good for healthy skin. Lemon water helps to reduce fat soluble free radicals and old hormones. Regular drinking of lemon water will help to reduce wrinkles and blackheads.

Carrots have a lot of helpful effects on your skin. Taking four or five carrots or drinking a carrot juice daily can works as a natural sun block. Having carrots regularly can be very beneficial for people who frequently suffer from pimples issues.

The omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish help to ease inflammation in the body. This can be helpful in reducing as well protecting your skin from sunburn and might even prevent skin cancer. Eating salmon fish can help to improve the skin’s natural remedial process. Salmon and other cold water fishes rich in omega-3 fatty acids are regarded as to be among the best foods for improving skin flexibility. This is because they help to improve the production of keratin, collagen, and melanin. Those who don’t eat fish can have flax seed to improve their intake of omega-3 fatty acids.

The fact of berries rich in antioxidants makes them excellent for your skin. It required for a strong immune system, glowing skin and help blemishes cure properly. The best sources, berries like blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc. are helping to fight free radicals.

General Health / Re: migraine headaches
« Last post by alexpik on Tuesday October 24, 2017, 01:30:24 PM »
What should I keep track of in a headache diary?
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