I just recently started eating paleo. I am a 5'4" 114 pound female. I notice I get this weird rash at night after eating dinner and my night snack. It's right under my chest on my upper abdomen. There are all these little red dots. I noticed the rash before I started eating paleo, but dismissed it as being a one time thing, but now I'm pretty sure it's probably been there more often then not. The only thing different I do at night is eat my biggest meal and a Greek yogurt, which I know isn't paleo , but could the small Greek yogurt cause this rash? I will try to eliminate it and see what happens. Here's a pic if this link works http://tinypic.com/r/2rrqb7d/6
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on August 27, 2013
at 07:27 AM
If your new diet is a drastic shift from your old diet, it can trigger major changes in various hormone levels; especially over the short to medium term. This can also explain the seemingly targeted nature of the rash.
I won't give the vague "it's your body flushing toxins" spiel as in practice your body just changing metabolic gears can cause enough discomfort in itself. If you've had or going to have the Low Carb Flu, you'll know this first hand...
If you have the opportunity to get some unfiltered warm sunlight on it, that can help ease or counter the rash until you determine the root cause (or it goes away).
on April 20, 2013
at 08:00 AM
You might have a milk allergy.
Check out milk allergy, lactose intolerance, and rash: http://www.livestrong.com/article/445095-lactose-intolerance-rash/
on April 20, 2013
at 02:38 AM
I don't think foods can cause those types of rash. If you're allergic to some of the foods I think you'd have a broader area that would be affected and not only your chest area. Maybe it's something on your clothes or a different thing.
on April 19, 2013
at 12:33 AM
Do you wash your clothes with hypoallergenic detergent? I had a girlfriend who used to get something similar so she used hypoallergenic laundry detergent to prevent it. You should still try eliminating certain foods in case you have an allergy to one of them them though, it might very well be the yogurt that's making you break out in a rash.