1

votes

Hack my rash...uhhh

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 28, 2012 at 1:13 PM

I am a 24 y/o female and have never had a problem with acne or pimples before (even at the height of adolescence). I now have a pimple-like rash in a small patch on my chest, more diffuse on my shoulder, and my cheeks. I have no idea what is causing this; I tried OCM, didn't work. Some days, I wake up and the rash is less apparent, but some days I wake up and it is worse/I have new "pimples" on my face. Fungal infection? If so, what would I do about it? I know that fungal infections thrive with lack of carbs, but I don't eat particularly low-carb (or do I? I'm still utterly confused as to what actually constitutes low-carb).

This is so not cool, I want my beautiful skin back, somebody help!

01eb62476756ea980bf8fc048179d4bc

(374)

on May 31, 2012
at 11:24 AM

Ha thanks borofergie

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on May 30, 2012
at 02:48 PM

+1 for the "former-beauty" tag (although I'm sure it's not true).

01eb62476756ea980bf8fc048179d4bc

(374)

on May 30, 2012
at 12:57 AM

Breakfast: Coffee with coconut oil and grassfed butter (I have tried eliminating butter completely and it did not help the skin. I have no problems with butter so I keep it in my diet), pastured pork breakfast sausages or bacon. Lunch: Ground beef cooked in coconut oil, steamed kale with butter, sweet potatoes if I did crossfit. Occasionally I'll have a square or two of dark chocolate or some strawberries with lunch. Dinner: Tonight it was chicken liver, sweet potatoes, and a salad with romaine, tomatoes, avocado, and dressing of balsamic, EVOO, and mustard. Maybe some chocolate.

01eb62476756ea980bf8fc048179d4bc

(374)

on May 30, 2012
at 12:55 AM

No, it's not symmetrical. It's a splotch on my chest, on my left shoulder, and on my cheeks and forehead.

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on May 30, 2012
at 12:20 AM

Is it symmetrical? Are you noticing it in the same places on both sides of your body? What does your diet look like?

01eb62476756ea980bf8fc048179d4bc

(374)

on May 29, 2012
at 05:43 PM

I don't see why I would develop acne in my early twenties...

01eb62476756ea980bf8fc048179d4bc

(374)

on May 29, 2012
at 05:43 PM

I've had the rash for a while; maybe close to a year actually. No,I have not been snorkeling. I saw a dermatologist and he said it was probably acne and tried to give me Doxy, but I said no. He said the other two things it could be were hormones or yeast. Yeast sounded most likely to me, so I'm going to try diflucan and see if that gets rid of it.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

(1368)

on May 29, 2012
at 01:52 PM

How long have you had the rash? Did you go swimming or snorkeling? I had run into fire coral 2 weeks before a horrid rash showed up and didn't even think of it until someone asked had I been swimming.

01eb62476756ea980bf8fc048179d4bc

(374)

on May 28, 2012
at 04:16 PM

You're right, I guess not everything can be DIY!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on May 28, 2012
at 03:56 PM

You really need to go see a dermatologist & get a diagnosis first. There are many, many rashes with many, many causes.

  • 01eb62476756ea980bf8fc048179d4bc

    asked by

    (374)
  • Views
    1.3K
  • Last Activity
    1279D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

2 Answers

1
747f9c27424619fe3ae717c7455c292e

on May 28, 2012
at 04:18 PM

Try taking some activated charcoal and see if that resolves anything. (It does for me). If that helps you might (like me) have some gut issues to resolve.

The activated charcoal is supposed to mop up toxins that might be making it through a leaky gut. It's not a long-term solution, but should help you figure out if the problem is coming from your digestive system.

0
01eb62476756ea980bf8fc048179d4bc

(374)

on May 30, 2012
at 12:16 AM

This is actually now part 2 of my question...don't think that's how it works but I'm gonna do it anyway!

The dermo prescribed me a topical antibiotic (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) which I agreed to use, because if it's not mauling my insides I don't care if it mauls my skin (yes I realize my skin is also an organ, but I want these things gone!) Is there any reason that I don't know about why I should not use it?

As I mentioned, he also prescribed diflucan. Is there any reason not to take this?

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!