Hv, My 27 yr old son has a terrible rash. It started out as jock itch and has spread to his chest and head. It is red around the edges.
Sounds like he was likely scratching and spread the fungus.
He kept going to the doctor and getting a cream which worked for a little while and the rash would keep coming back - He hasn't been health conscious at all with his diet. or with the things he's put into his body. Now he's desperate and willing to do what it takes to get rid of it.
I looked on this forum and this is what you recommended if I have it right...
bitters - 1/2 dropperful with meals
zinc - 50 mg daily with a meal
TMG - 500-1000 mg 3x day
Rice bran or oat bran for b vitamins & to feed the friendly flora
Kefir and cultured veggies as well as brans
60 - 80 drops of thyme essential oil in an ounce of coconut oil applied externally several times a day.
Did I get everything?
Pretty much. The last two, thyme and coconut oil and sterilizing the clothes are the most important.
How much does a good diet have to do with it?
Not as important as external treatments.
How soon can he expect to see results?
Everyone is different, but if he can kill off most of the fungus and restore the pH of the skin then he should get quite a bit of relief within a week.
Is there anything else besides the coconut oil mixture that he can use that isn't so oily?
Applying water kefir to the skin to restore the flora and acidity to the skin. If you do not have any handy then a weak citric acid solution can also be used to at least kill the fungus and to help maintain the skin's pH, which helps prevent skin damage that can help fungus take hold. But the water kefir would be a much better choice to help reestablish the skin flora.
I'm sorry, but what is a 'citric acid wash'? Lemon or lime juice and water? I'm afraid I don't know - could you explain? I can order water kefir but while I'm waiting I would like offer something for him to use.
You can get pure citric acid at some health food stores, craft stores in the candy making section, Indian markets or wine making supply companies. It should be around $4 a pound. I recommend a heaping teaspoon to 16 ounces of water.
Hv, I take it you don't recommend using iodine is that true?
Yes, and it can give you a nice pseudo-tan in the process