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Ending itchy skin?

Commented on April 02, 2014
Created September 03, 2013 at 3:09 AM

Starting about a year ago, I ended a course of antihistamines and started eating 100% Paleo. Since then, I have had itchy skin on my hands, feet, ear canals, and anal canal. It is very annoying, and I cannot seem to get rid of it. What could this be? Eating any amount of sugar at all and vegetables of any kind tends to exacerbate all of it. As well, antimicrobials seem to help but have never gotten rid of the rashes completely. The rashes will always come and go, sometimes to the point of almost being gone for as long as a month or two but eventually return.

There is a lot additional information to write, but for the sake of keeping this brief I am stopping here. Feel free to ask more questions but there are so many factors to consider I have tried so many things nothing is working, but only some things are helping.

Didn't mean to mislead you by mentioning the antihistamines... I don't have this reaction to any particular food.

I do notice though that increasing my vitamin D intake or exposure (sunlight) has helped to reduce my itchy skin rashes significantly.

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on April 02, 2014
at 03:48 AM

same thing happened to me. was probably 90% pale0 for the last year and went from just having a wheat/gluten allergy to casein and egg whites too. weird. do you have any sources that document that paleo might exacerbate? curious. thanks.

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on April 01, 2014
at 09:46 PM

I do greatly appreciate your time in writing this list it for the last. 9 months I have been following these suggestions 100%, other than I use no dairy.

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on March 31, 2014
at 09:10 AM

If you've lost 60lbs, then you're obviously not eating enough food for energy, as your body is having to burn itself to stay fed. You're burning more than 1.5 lb a week from a calorie deficit. You've likely been eating under 1200 calories per day on average for months.

You say you're eating many fresh greens, but, it doesn't seem to be enough to sustain your weight. You need more calories.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23159185

I see under Synthroid -- "Talk with your doctor if you notice these side effects -- Hair Loss, Appetite changes"

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on March 31, 2014
at 08:52 AM

what sort of macro numbers (grams) are doing?...esp your net carbs?

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on September 03, 2013
at 03:19 PM

not an actual allergy, more like intolerance

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on September 03, 2013
at 05:44 AM

I don't feel as if that's part of the problem, but thanks for your consideration

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on September 03, 2013
at 05:35 AM

i get itchy (& dry) skin when i go too low in omega-6's (yes omega-6). this seems to ring true for only a minority of people.

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on April 01, 2014
at 12:11 PM

This definitely seems to be the case of Histamine intolerance:

Try to follow low Histamine Diet:

1. Use cream cheese, mild cheese and cottage cheese instead avoiding mature cheese.

2. Eliminate alcoholic beverages .

3. Avoid raw and cured sausage products.

4. Avoid processed fish products. Use freshly caught fish and seafood instead.

5. Avoid tomatoes, pickles and citrus fruits.void products made with yeast.

6. Avoid soy sauce and fermented soy products

7. Avoid black tea and green tea

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on April 01, 2014
at 09:46 PM

I do greatly appreciate your time in writing this list it for the last. 9 months I have been following these suggestions 100%, other than I use no dairy.

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on March 31, 2014
at 09:16 AM

If vitamin D helps your skin, go get your 25OHD3 checked and see where you're at.

I would suggest a food allergy panel to see if you're eating anything that gets flagged.

Do you have excessively dry skin? I found by dialing back the temp on my water, much less oil gets stripped.

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on March 31, 2014
at 02:48 AM

I have been on Paleo for the last 9 months, lost 60 pounds, and have experienced itchy skin, which I never had before. My hair is also thinning rapidly and coming out in clumps at times. I eat many fresh greens and vegetables. I have taken synthroid for decades and my thyroid tests are within the recommended norms. Any suggestions?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on March 31, 2014
at 08:52 AM

what sort of macro numbers (grams) are doing?...esp your net carbs?

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on March 31, 2014
at 09:10 AM

If you've lost 60lbs, then you're obviously not eating enough food for energy, as your body is having to burn itself to stay fed. You're burning more than 1.5 lb a week from a calorie deficit. You've likely been eating under 1200 calories per day on average for months.

You say you're eating many fresh greens, but, it doesn't seem to be enough to sustain your weight. You need more calories.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23159185

I see under Synthroid -- "Talk with your doctor if you notice these side effects -- Hair Loss, Appetite changes"

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on September 03, 2013
at 02:39 PM

Sounds like you might have developed a food allergy? I developed a sensitivity to eggs when I went paleo (hives...). I feel like paleo can make existing intolerances/sensitivities/allergies more pronounced.

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on September 03, 2013
at 03:19 PM

not an actual allergy, more like intolerance

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on April 02, 2014
at 03:48 AM

same thing happened to me. was probably 90% pale0 for the last year and went from just having a wheat/gluten allergy to casein and egg whites too. weird. do you have any sources that document that paleo might exacerbate? curious. thanks.

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on September 03, 2013
at 12:39 PM

Sounds like a histamine reaction yeah. I had it much worse before. Some foods that set it off were Fermented foods, Aged Cheese, Gluten and Shellfish, now when my Immune System is in a little bit better shape after the summer I don't get it much, so I tolerate shellfish again for example. Aged Cheese and Fermented foods still screw up my stomach though even if I dont get that itchy from it anymore

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