Monthly Archive: March 2016

Relationship Between Gut Biome and Keto Rash?

Recently posted in the Forums, a reader with keto rash wonders if there is a connection with a stool analysis that was done previously.

Hi Philip,

Thanks for your website – it’s good to know I’m not the only one that has suffered. I too get a rash when I embark on a high fat, low carb diet. It’s happened to me at least twice now and usually comes on about 1.5 weeks or so into the change in diet. For me it starts in my arm pits and then spreads across my trunk, although my skin as a whole feels very hot/irritated.

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Keto Rash, Pregnancy and Dandelion Root

Another reader’s experience who reached out to me on Facebook.

Hi There!

So, I want to share my experience in hopes that it can help others.

I was pregnant and diagnosed with gestational diabetes. With that diagnosis, I had to manage it beginning with my diet, which means going into a state of ketosis, managed by my doctor. I could eat some carbs, but not enough to rid my body of the keto rash.

However, since I was pregnant, my rash was misdiagnosed as PUPPPS (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy).

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Treatment of Keto Rash with Healthy Oils and Oregano Oils

Jennifer Facebook Ketorash

Recently, many readers have been reaching out to me on Facebook to share their experiences.

So I had the rash that started a week into keto and I’m happy to say that after day 60 of the keto diet that it is completely gone! I would say just stay consistent of very low carb, and lots of healthy oils. Also I took oregano oil for about 10 days. The rash was also all over my armpits and chest…it actually got a bit worse than the pic shows.

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Samantha Successfully Treats Keto Rash With Doxycycline

Samantha Keto Rash 1

Samantha developed keto rash but didn’t want to stop doing the diet so she opted to go with doxycycline which successfully treated the rash.  She did a wonderful job documenting her experience with photos as you can see.

Here is Samantha:

 

Around day 9 of keto, I noticed a small rash under my breasts. It wasn’t itchy at first, but it spread VERY quickly and within 3-4 days my chest, neck and some areas of my sides and back were covered in bright red bumps and splotches.

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Victor’s Experience with Keto Rash

Here are a series of comments and e-mails I received from a reader named Victor, who like many people have been seeing success from a ketogenic diet with weight loss and overall feeling better, and then the dreaded keto rash appears.

He does a good job of tracking his blood ketones and diet and details his experiences below.  At one point he finds success with a chinese herbal medicine, but then discovers it was just a confounding variable, and ultimately successfully treats the rash by increasings his carbs.… Read More