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05-21-2006, 11:03 PM
I have rashes in different spots on my body and they won't go away. I've had some of them since I started raw in January and some have appeared recently. I've tried tea tree oil, coconut oi, neem oil, and olive oil. They only help to a point...they don't get worse, but they don't get better. They itch pretty badly, especially if I forget to put the oils on and they are really dry and flaky. Some are rather dark looking and crusty and one looks like ringworm. I've always had skin problems and rashes all my life and acne. I have just this week changed all my body care products so I don't have SLS, prabens and flouride in any of them. What should I do for these rashes that I've had for almost 6 months now that just won't leave? I'll try just about anything right now. Is it possible that it's just more detox still? Oh...I've also tried my urine and peroxide compresses. These are darn stubborn rashes!! Any help would be great. Thanks.
05-22-2006, 02:36 AM
Melissa, I started having rashes on my forehead and back for about 6+ months when I first went raw too and finally changed shampoo thinking that might be what it was. I was right. Something about going raw made me more sensitive to certain toxins and my body was reacting to the toxin in my shampoo. Hopefully changing your body care products will make a difference!
05-22-2006, 02:48 AM
Hi, rashes aren't fun, that's for sure.
I've stopped using all shampoos,conditioners, hair spray, hair dye, make up deoderant, etc, no laundry soap either, and I have no rashes.
The skin is the largest organ of elimination on our body, so that is probably what it is.
However, if you've had this rash for 6 months, I'd go see a doctor, rashes can mean alot of different things,and although I don't want to alarm you, a rash can be the only symptom of some pretty heavy diseases.
I would get in to see a doctor right away.
tea tree oil is anit fungal, anit bacterial, and anti viral, so if that didn't stop your rashes, then it must be pretty intense.
05-22-2006, 08:24 AM
Thank you both for your replies. I was headed into my dr.'s office today to get a couple of things, so maybe he'll have a minute that we can talk. I sure hope these things go away soon. They just keep popping up all over and in wierd places! GRRRR!!! :(
05-22-2006, 09:41 AM
i just posted in another thread about this...ive had rashes on my hands and arms the past week or so. they itched terribly. i started 3 or so days ago with a good multivitamin and vitamin d (vegan) supplements, as i was low in quite a few areas. maybe track your vitamin/mineral intake via fitday.com and see if perhaps your low in areas that would affect the skin. vitamin a, vitamin e, etc. then if you are, maybe consider supplements? or altering your diet. i just cant alter my diet much because i cant handle certain things (like nuts, for example) and i cant eat any more than i am because i have such an incredibly small appetite. so for me, supplements is the way to go, and it has helped.
05-22-2006, 07:58 PM
I had a very itchy rash on my hips and it ended up being my laundry detergent. Detox rashes are also very common though.
05-22-2006, 09:17 PM
Hey RP, what do you use to wash your clothes? Just water? I developed a Tide alergy 4 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. And the other products really don't work that well anyway... Hmmm...
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