Hi, Problems started with long term ( athletes foot ), & tinea. Went to ER after several treatments Tina cured. In middle of many ER visits for above I started to have red infections all over my body. Not normal pimples, no popping, just liquid, like small infections. Seems as if I have Staph. From tests of sites no staph, came back as gram - Have always had rosacea, acne (bad as a kid, took accutane ), and skin problems but nothing like this! They seem more like ingrown hairs but are not always in the right area for them to be ingrown hairs, red, sore, itchy, infected. One thing is for sure. Since I started Doxcycline Hyclate, 50MG 2 day, it goes away. Been on it for 5 months. If I miss a dose it comes right back, does this prove anything? Perhaps that it is Bacterial? After 3 Apps and almost 8 months I have zero answers. 3 biopsies, nothing. Would a nasal test for bacteria be the next thing to have done? Can anyone please give me ideas on what to say to him so he will not dismiss me? Does Gram - Folliculitus seem possible? I keep thinking the fact the antibiotics keep it at bay m be helpful? This seemed to have started when I had an open cut in toe and was visiting ER. No pets, no Allergies, no drug interaction, etc. Any help means so much, direct or as a conversation. They start as a small raised red itchy bump I tend to scratch then it becomes infected horribly the worse from there.
Yes it does prove something. You need a different antibiotic or one added to your regimen. The doxycycline is slowing the bacteria down but not killing them all. Something like keflex added would be good, but for more then the usual 7-10 days. The other thing is wash your skin with 10% bleach solution, and keep your bedding clean. The bleach solution will kill the bacteria on your skin.
Do you have spa pool by any chance?
What you have is Demodex mites. Everyone has some but immunocompromised people get basically overtaken by then. Rosacea is caused by Demodex mites as well as the other sores you've described and the hair/scalp issues. Flagyl topical cream will take care of the sores on your skin and face because it kills demodex mites. Doxycycline also has an effect on the mites but the reason your sores and issues keep coming back is because at the same time the antibiotic is killing off or keeping under control the mites, it is severely compromising and damaging your immune system and organ function. So when you stop it, the mites grow out of control again because you have no natural immunity left to ward them off, making each time worse. Stop the Doxy, start the flagyl, and possibly a short 1 to 2 week script of Terbinafine/Lamisil Oral Tablets or Granules Antifungal, this med gets into tge sebum in your skin and the hair folicle making the mites run for dear life.
Also, and this is most important, do not eat any sugar! Stay away from sugary foods and drinks as much as possible! You have to build your immune system back up naturally with healthy organic foods and clean your gut of all bad stuff that makes yoyr immune system function poorly because its too busy fighting off gut bacteria, get some Diatomaceous Earth food grade powder and mix 1 tbsp a day with juice and drink, THIS STUFF IS A MIRACLE!, and you can also get some Colloidal Silver water which is an extremely potent natural antibiotic. Good luck
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