There are now over 74 comments now in the Treatments page and in one of the latest comments Susan shares her experience with treating keto rash using the antibiotic minocycline:
I have been dealing with this horrendous and incredibly itchy rash on and off for about 6 years and have seen countless doctors about it. I’ve desperately tried every single thing listed under treatments (and some), but to no avail.
It wasn’t until I came across this site that I found a solution that actually worked! I started minocycline 100mg daily 7 days ago, and today the active rash is completely gone (although I saw a dramatic reduction after only 3 days). My rash is extremely severe so obviously it leaves behind hyperpigmentation that takes around 4-6 months to fade, but for the most part I can say it’s gone!
I’d like to mention though that my rash directly correlates with weight-loss and not necessarily keto. I’ve found that increasing carbs kicks me out of keto, yes, but it also puts a halt to the fat loss too. I’ve tried a plethora of diets but the rash only seems to appear when the number on the scale falls.
Anyway I’m eternally grateful for this site and for finding a solution to this rash. The bane of my existence. Finally gone.
I’ll check back in a month and let you know if it comes back after I stop taking the antibiotics. Cheers!
I’m definitely looking forward to any followups from her to see how she’s doing.
Thanks so much for sharing Susan!