Candida: The Dreaded Rash
Very few people manage to escape a Candida albicans overgrowth in their body without experiencing a yeast related rash at some point during the infestation. The reason is for a rash appearing during a Candida infestation is, when an overgrowth of Candida develops in the intestines, a Candida outbreak can literally take place anywhere in or on the body which of course includes any place on the skin. These areas are usually referred to as a “superficial Candida skin infection” even though the rash stems from an overgrowth of yeast in the intestines.. Some of the more common places for a Candida rash to appear are; on the torso, legs, under the breasts, the groin, the bend in the arm, and the genitals. These patches of reddish skin usually itch or sting or both and are sometimes mistaken for different types of skin diseases or allergies and therefore, more times than we’d like to believe are treated improperly with medications which often cause more harm than good.
There are several different forms of the rash that can be caused by fungal yeast, below are several of those forms.
Intertrigo is normally seen as an irritation in the folds of the skin such as under the arms, behind the knee, or in the bend of the arm. The areas that these patches normally cover are places that are more likely to perspire and therefore are usually moist areas of the skin.
Candida or Yeast diaper rash is unfortunately rather common in babies, especially babies who are bottle fed with regular cow’s milk, and of course this affects the diaper area. The result is usually a painful, red outbreak across the baby’s bottom. This area is almost always moist, so changing the baby’s diaper as often as possible would be one of the first steps towards stopping the rash. Babies will often have the yeast breakouts in the bend of their arms or behind the knees. For yeast problems in babies, a topical treatment by the name of Aveeno is sometimes helpful as well as virgin coconut oil. Whichever topical treatment you choose to use, you should start with a very small dab of the ointment to test for reactions.
Erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica, which is another rash-looking area, can appear between the fingers or in the “webs” of the fingers. Redness, itching, and a softening of the skin are normal symptoms of EIB. If a person is wearing rings, the moisture can remain under the rings adding to the problem.
Finding a topical cream solution to the stinging and itching of a yeast-caused rash can be difficult, and the experience can be quite severe at times, which often leads to questions such as the following:
Often Candida sufferers will have a terrible, red rash on different areas of the body. Then they start a Candida treatment and diet and, even though they’re taking the die-off supplements Milk Thistle, Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate, and vitamin C, the rashes may become worse after starting the diet and treatment. Of course then they go in search of anything that could possibly make the horrible rash less itchy and bothersome.
A Candida infestation or another form of yeast is usually the basic cause of this type of rash. Many people find relief by rubbing coconut oil on the rash, but it may only work for a short period of time if you are not treating the infestation in your intestines.
The fact that the rash may become worse when you begin a Candida treatment is not surprising. This happens quite often with other Candida symptoms because of the Candida toxins that are being released by the dying Candida. These toxins and the healing process combined can cause any of the regular symptoms to worsen and can also cause additional symptoms such as the rash. Some of these symptoms are caused by the die-off toxins and others stem from the process of healing; either way, the symptoms will cease to exist as the Candida infestation begins to shrink in size.
Following the treatment and diet plan on this website is the best advice we can give anyone, but in the meantime, you need something to lessen the severity of the rash.
Soap: The soap that you use when you have a Candida rash can make a difference sometimes. First you don’t want use any type of soap on the rash which contains antibacterial properties because this will destroy the beneficial bacterial on your skin and leave the yeast. A type of soap with the proper pH balance can also be of help. Soap that is made of goat’s milk has approximately the same pH balance as human skin, and it contains zero antibacterial properties.
Virgin Coconut Oil: As mentioned previously, some people find success and relief from rubbing virgin coconut oil on their rash. Coconut oil is a natural antifungal plus it will benefit the beneficial bacteria on the skin. You should also be taking the virgin coconut oil by mouth so that it will destroy the Candida in the intestines.
Treating from the Inside: Unfortunately, other than possibly alleviating the immediate symptoms of itching and stinging, over-the-counter topical treatments are only temporary. This is because you need to treat the yeast overgrowth from inside your intestines since this is where the Candida cells are located. The Candida population will have to be reduced by a large degree at which point the fungal gene can be turned off, and any Candida that are still in the body will be changed back into a benign yeast form. At that point, all of your symptoms should go away.
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