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!
asked byEDubs (374)
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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.
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?