Skin issues? There could be a deeper cause. It’s more than skin deep.
We often overlook the fact that our skin is our largest detoxifying organ. And when it comes to what we put IN our bodies, our skin does its job – protecting us from harmful toxins. But sometimes these toxins build up in our body and come out through the skin in the form of rashes, spots, or other conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Here is a list of common conditions that you may be experiencing and some of the potential causes of them:
– Eczema or Psoriasis: The skin is dry, red, itchy, with painful blisters that sometimes ooze. This can indicate an immune system deficiency (toxins causing inflammation), Leaky Gut Syndrome (food allergies), nutritional deficiencies (lack of omega 3 fatty acids or vitamin D) or other internal inflammatory disorders (arthritis).
– Rosacea: The cheeks are red and blotchy, with small blood vessels visible on the face. Rosacea can be caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in the gut which leads to yeast infections and food sensitivities. Common food triggers include dairy products, wine and spicy foods.
When you have skin issues, it’s important to look deeper for a cause. If a rash, hives, acne, or eczema are involved, there is a good chance that the food you eat may be causing the problem.
These skin conditions have been found to be related to the foods eaten and also to recipes that include certain foods. If you can find a pattern of these skin outbreaks after eating certain foods, then you can be pretty sure that your diet is involved in the problem.
If you can’t figure out what food is causing an allergic reaction, consider getting tested by an allergist who will do either blood tests or skin tests to determine what foods are causing the allergic reactions.
I have had a scabies rash for about 2 months now. I have been to 3 different doctors who have diagnosed it as “heat rash”, “allergic reaction”, and “stress”. Obviously none of these things were the case. The first doctor prescribed me hydrocortisone cream and told me to come back if it didn’t go away in a month. The second doctor told me to stop taking my birth control pills, and the third doctor told me to take benadryl at night before bed. None of these things worked, so I made an appointment with a dermatologist who prescribed me permethrin 5% cream that I used twice over the course of 4 days. Unfortunately that did not work either. I am so frustrated because this is ruining my life! It’s all i can think about!
Can anyone please help me?
I was wondering if anyone can recommend something that might work or any other ideas on what this could be?
Also, I live in New York (the city) and am currently studying abroad in London, England.
The last few weeks I have been seeing a rash that I now know is scabies. I had no idea what it was and assumed it was just dry skin. It was on my arm and seemed to be worsening.
I finally went to Google to see if I could figure out what it was. Sure enough, there were plenty of images of scabies rashes to choose from. They looked exactly like the rash on my arm.
I learned that scabies is a parasitic infestation of the skin caused by very small insects called mites that burrow into the skin and cause severe itching.
The key words here are “burrow into the skin.” Scabies are not contagious, but the mites are passed from person to person through direct contact with another person who has them, or through contact with personal items such as bedding, clothing or towels that have been used by someone else who has them.
I know this because I am a healthcare professional and I understand scabies treatment and prevention of the spread of infectious diseases.
I also know what a dermatologist would tell you if they saw your rash: Go home and immediately wash all personal items such as bedding, clothing or towels in hot water and dry them on high heat for 30 minutes.
A rash is a response of the skin to an irritant. The most common symptoms are itching, redness, swelling, scaling and lumps on your skin. The cause for a rash is typically genetic or an allergic reaction to something external.
Scabies and psoriasis are two of the most prevalent skin issues that cause rashes. They are often mistaken for one another because they both have similar symptoms and they can be transmitted through contact with clothing or bedding. However, they are different diseases caused by different bacteria or viruses.
Psoriasis is one of the most common skin disorders in the United States. Psoriasis causes red, scaly patches that can itch or burn. It is caused by an overproduction of skin cells and it typically affects areas such as the elbows and knees but can appear anywhere on the body. Most people who get psoriasis are between 15 and 35 years old and there is no cure for psoriasis but it can be treated with medications and lifestyle changes like stress management.
Scabies is caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei which burrows into the layers of your skin which causes intense itching that gets worse at night. Scabies spreads through direct contact with someone who has scabies or
Scabies is a common and contagious skin condition caused by mites that burrow and lay eggs under the skin. The female mites are the only ones that burrow, which they do in order to lay their eggs. The eggs hatch after about three to four days and new mites leave the burrows in search of sebaceous glands to feed on.
As these mites feed, they cause an allergic reaction in humans, which results in itchiness, pain and rash. Before this reaction occurs, scabies can be difficult to diagnose due to the fact that it takes several weeks for symptoms to appear. Scabies can be easily spread between people through prolonged contact and sharing of clothing or bedding.
To treat scabies, you need prescription medication from your doctor, such as permethrin cream or benzyl benzoate lotion. Over-the-counter treatments will not cure a scabies infection. Apply the prescription medication all over your body, including underneath fingernails and on soles of feet. You may also have a mild itch after treatment is complete, which should resolve within a few weeks.
According to MayoClinic.com, you can avoid spreading scabies by avoiding direct contact with others until the condition clears up. Allow clothing
Scabies is a skin infection caused by mites. It is highly contagious, and it spreads through close physical contact. A person with scabies may take longer than usual to develop symptoms, making it difficult to determine when they became infected.
Scabies causes an intense itching sensation and a pimple-like rash. In this article, we look at the symptoms of scabies in adults and children, as well as how to treat it and prevent it from spreading to other people.