FOLLICULITIS caused by Candida Albicans??

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    FOLLICULITIS caused by Candida Albicans??

    Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin.

    That from Wiki,
    but I've read somewhere (I'm from Israel and it was an Israeli article :P) that this disease can be caused by Candida Albicans..could that be true? and might it be related to Keratosis Pilaris?

    interesting. It's also mentioned that Follculitis is pretty itchy, which KP really is, at least in my case (I have pretty much the most severe of KP possible, it's really thousands of super-red dots all over my torso[sides of my back] and it is super bumpy, some of the dots are more like pimples, or actually more bumpy .. I dunno), I think that some of us(like me) might have a mixture of KP and this disease, cause my KP often itches and I have some pimple-like dots.. I dunno really what to think.

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    Re: FOLLICULITIS caused by Candida Albicans??

    orichamo - Getting rid of candida was/is one of the mainstays of http://www.keratosispilaris.org/gene...e-76-a-81.html
    baronster's thread. You may wish to read thru there. I think that there are many health conditions that can be improved by an anti-candida diet or similar. Killing candida involves not giving it sugars and simple starches to eat - so you, the human, don't eat those things for a while. But I would recommend doing some reading or finding a knowledgable ND or nutritionist if you can and wish to pursue. Someone who is familiar with the connections between celiac and skin problems, allergies (including food allergies) and skin problems and, food sensitivities and skin problems. - bd

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    Yah I know that there is a connection and I'm actually trying this wheat-free,sugar-free diet, but I just can't seem to avoid sugar on the morning and actually every time, cause i feel that my mouth is smelly without having sugar and i feel that I cannot start the day without a cup of fresh orange juice.....it's really pretty hard to cut out sugar completely, cause I just can't handle without the glass of juice twice a day...

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    Orichamo - well, one of the things that "scared me straight" about sugar (esp. white sugar) is the book "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes. I think it's a misleading title cause it really more about all the research on insulin in the last few decades and how the high carb diets that are pushed in the U.S. may be wrong for many of us. Don't know what is inspiration for you but that one sure works on me.
    And, yes, i fell off the wagon a little over a week ago on a road trip. and i agree, cutting out fruit juice was hard - they quench my thirst really well.
    and as far as itchiness goes, i get that too. I have wondered of late how much that has to do just with allergies because allergic rhinitis (nasal allergy) can also trigger itchy skin which might explain some of my summer itch attacks.
    have you tried any tea tree oil treatments on your torso? it's a strong antimicrobial and helps knock out candida - am using it on a horse who has thrush in hooves, it's a really common treatment for that. if you're interested, test it first - some people can't use it. - bd

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    Re: FOLLICULITIS caused by Candida Albicans??

    No I haven't, but i'll try it, it's easy to get here (unlike body dermabrasion aluminium crystals which aren't available in the market [maybe at a cosmetician, haven't checked], who could also possibly hold it? I've gotta get it cause I think that for my super-most-severe-ever-KP, only this will help smoothing the bumps which is the most important thing for me... btw you're free to suggest me the best way of smoothing bumps you know !!)

    Anyway, shouldn't candida be killed fom the inside by starving it from sugar and taking probiotics or Threelac and things like that???
    and I'm not completely positive ive got candida, cause even though it showed that I have candida, I tried my it with pretty much normal tap water (actually it's not xactly regular tap water cause I live in a city where the tap water are actually GROUND WATER of really really high quality, it's better than water you buy at the supermarket and got tons of minerals inside it, and tastes really good too)
    anyway I don't think it's possible for the average human to cut out sugar completely, maybe minimize the amounts and only eat an ice cream once in while instead every week which I do , I really can't do without it I feel miserable If i haven't put even the least-sweet thing into my mouth.
    BTW I'm no american (Israel rulez ) but I've never heard of high carbs diet !! I guess with all the diets available today, there are some high carbs diets too .... lol

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    Re: FOLLICULITIS caused by Candida Albicans??

    Orichamo,

    If you aren't sure if you have candida overgrowth, google "Dr. Crook's Candida Test". It is a good indicator as to whether a person has it or not. If someone does have candida over-growth, it is believed that they will never be able to get rid of it unless they stop eating sugar 100%. Otherwise, even very small amounts of sugar keep the candida in its overgrowth form.

    There are three things to do to rid oneself of candida overgrowth:

    1. Stop feeding it sugar in all forms, including fruit, all dairy (except butter) and carbohydrates (which convert to sugar)
    2. Build up the immune system
    3. Re-establish good bacteria, by taking probiotic supplements or eating fresh sauerkraut or fresh kimchi everyday. Both of these are excellent sources of lactobacilli.

    kebod

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    Re: FOLLICULITIS caused by Candida Albicans??

    and is it certain that candida, if present, is the main cause for the most severe KP case ever?

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    No, this is not certain. Is a person has candida overgrowth and they have severe KP, there may be a connection, but we don't know this for sure.

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    Re: FOLLICULITIS caused by Candida Albicans??

    Hello,
    you say all sugar? :O can you not have complex carbs like rice etc. or yeast and dairy and sugar free bread? if you eat these will candida still overgrow?
    Thank you x

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