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I can't stop itching

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 16, 2013 at 2:33 AM

I started primal/paleo two weeks ago. Last week i developed itchy spots on my inner thighs, on fatty deposits I've had all my life. The itch spread to the genital region, very similar to a yeast infection, so I tried what has always worked for me, a lot of fresh air. The itching spread to the fat on my lower belly mainly on stretch marks. After several days of itching, i resorted to Benadryl so i could actually get some sleep. The skin on my inner thighs has become almost leathery to the touch. I still have some minor itching there, but now I have breakouts (so to speak) on my chest, neck, upper arms.

My first thought was is this a candida infection of the skin? Is that even possible? Could it be toxins being released from fat cells, and this is how my body is dumping the waste?

I have not consulted a doctor yet, as I am hoping this is just my body settling into a better way of living. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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on August 23, 2013
at 02:12 AM

I haven't found a doctor yet that doesn't treat just the symptoms without first trying to determine a cause. As of today, Aug 22, most of the itch has faded.I think that me asking a question here helped to calm my nerves, just by putting it out there and seeing if anyone else has had anything like this. I do appreciate everyone taking the time to answer me, Thanks!

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on August 23, 2013
at 02:09 AM

nope, no new foods. Thankfully the rash, or whatever it was has seemed to run its course. I still have some itchiness in a few isolated spots, like my chest and neck... but those are tapering off also. And yes, I am a mom of 7, thanks!

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on August 16, 2013
at 06:37 PM

Is there any NEW food you are eating now that you weren't eating pre-Paleo? And are you really a Mom of 7? If so, hats off to you!

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on August 16, 2013
at 06:21 AM

each to their own, if i had a leathery rash from my thighs up to my neck & arms (& seemingly still spreading), i'd be straight down to the docs to find out what it was. with a diagnosis in hand, i could then make an informed decision on how to treat it, which could be as you have suggested. ...always good to eliminate some nasty ones; herpes, dengue fever, syphilis, meningococcal,.......

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on August 16, 2013
at 06:19 AM

each to there own, if i had a leathery rash from my thighs up to my neck & arms (& seemingly still spreading), i'd be straight down to the docs to find out what it was. with a diagnosis in hand, i could then make an informed decision on how to treat it, which could be as you have suggested. ...always good to eliminate some nasty ones; herpes, dengue fever, syphilis, meningococcal,.......etc

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on August 16, 2013
at 06:18 AM

each to there own, if i had a leathery rash from my thighs up to my neck & arms (& seemingly still spreading), i'd be straight down to the docs to find out what it was. with a diagnosis in hand, i could then make an informed decision on how to treat it, which could be as you have suggested. ...always good to eliminate herpes, dengue fever, syphilis, meningococcal,.......

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on August 16, 2013
at 06:17 AM

each to there own, if i had a leathery rash from my thighs up to my neck & arms (& seemingly still spreading), i'd be straight down to the docs to find out what it was. with a diagnosis in hand, i could then make an informed decision on how to treat it, which could be as you have suggested. always good to eliminate herpes, dengue fever, syphilis, meningococcal,.......

77188106a9c27a22ad47d0ef7318de7a

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on August 16, 2013
at 05:25 AM

treat with olive oil/coconut oil and essential oils

77188106a9c27a22ad47d0ef7318de7a

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on August 16, 2013
at 05:24 AM

just eat high quality animal products and organic fruits and vegetables. nothing else because it sounds autoimmune related.

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on August 16, 2013
at 05:23 AM

dont see a doctor

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543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on August 16, 2013
at 03:49 AM

go see a Doctor, tell them this has 'come on' since changing/improving your diet.
give a basic summary of how your diet has changed before/after, but do not mention words like paleo, primal, caveman etc
just how you are eating now ie. meat/fish/veg/fruit or whatever, no processed foods etc...(& how this differs from 'before')

& if you have lost any weight, detail this as well

77188106a9c27a22ad47d0ef7318de7a

(922)

on August 16, 2013
at 05:23 AM

dont see a doctor

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on August 16, 2013
at 06:19 AM

each to there own, if i had a leathery rash from my thighs up to my neck & arms (& seemingly still spreading), i'd be straight down to the docs to find out what it was. with a diagnosis in hand, i could then make an informed decision on how to treat it, which could be as you have suggested. ...always good to eliminate some nasty ones; herpes, dengue fever, syphilis, meningococcal,.......etc

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on August 16, 2013
at 06:17 AM

each to there own, if i had a leathery rash from my thighs up to my neck & arms (& seemingly still spreading), i'd be straight down to the docs to find out what it was. with a diagnosis in hand, i could then make an informed decision on how to treat it, which could be as you have suggested. always good to eliminate herpes, dengue fever, syphilis, meningococcal,.......

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on August 16, 2013
at 06:18 AM

each to there own, if i had a leathery rash from my thighs up to my neck & arms (& seemingly still spreading), i'd be straight down to the docs to find out what it was. with a diagnosis in hand, i could then make an informed decision on how to treat it, which could be as you have suggested. ...always good to eliminate herpes, dengue fever, syphilis, meningococcal,.......

77188106a9c27a22ad47d0ef7318de7a

(922)

on August 16, 2013
at 05:24 AM

just eat high quality animal products and organic fruits and vegetables. nothing else because it sounds autoimmune related.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on August 16, 2013
at 06:21 AM

each to their own, if i had a leathery rash from my thighs up to my neck & arms (& seemingly still spreading), i'd be straight down to the docs to find out what it was. with a diagnosis in hand, i could then make an informed decision on how to treat it, which could be as you have suggested. ...always good to eliminate some nasty ones; herpes, dengue fever, syphilis, meningococcal,.......

77188106a9c27a22ad47d0ef7318de7a

(922)

on August 16, 2013
at 05:25 AM

treat with olive oil/coconut oil and essential oils

2336de8b42dd4e223fb37b9eb820e7fb

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on August 23, 2013
at 02:12 AM

I haven't found a doctor yet that doesn't treat just the symptoms without first trying to determine a cause. As of today, Aug 22, most of the itch has faded.I think that me asking a question here helped to calm my nerves, just by putting it out there and seeing if anyone else has had anything like this. I do appreciate everyone taking the time to answer me, Thanks!

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on August 16, 2013
at 03:28 AM

It could be possibly a release of toxins, although it seems pretty intense... Did you add a completely new food since you made the dietary changes? Maybe it's eczema from food allergy.

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on August 18, 2013
at 10:45 PM

So scratch. Problem solved.

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