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).

However, I still get this rash and I’m neither pregnant nor nursing.

BUT, I can tell you that it is possible to stay in ketosis, without having to increase carbs or go on antibiotic, and get rid of the rash.

I was told to take dandelion root capsules or drink the tea. I chose capsules and used them during my pregnancy and now when I go into ketosis. The dandelion take a few days to a couple weeks to clear the rash, depending on severity. You might also need to adjust the amount of dandelion root you are ingesting, but, it works.

The rash will go away and you can remain in a state of ketosis.

Anyway, just thought I’d pass this on. Hopefully it can help some people out.

This is the first I’ve heard of dandelion root being helpful, which I’m not familiar with at all.  While, I can’t even begin to speculate on the mechanism of action, it seems to be another cheap option to consider experimenting with.  A quick check on Amazon shows that it’s only $8 a bottle.

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  1. Kita

    This is interesting – I started taking milk thistle capsules, which also are supposed to help with liver detoxification, and I found it kept my rash abated, though not completely – it took about 4 weeks instead of 2 to show up again, and when it did it was less severe. I’ll try the dandelion root as well.

  2. Kristina

    Dandelion root is very effective in assisting the liver.

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