Sharon Successfully Treats Keto Rash with Carbs

Sharon shared her experience on Keto Rash Facebook Community and described how she tried many things unsuccessfully before finally increasing her carbs to treat her keto rash

Hi everyone.

I’ve been reading up on other instances of Keto rash wherever I can find it on the Internet and just thought I would share my experience. I have had a rash on and off on my arms for the past 3 years or so. It would appear and last for months at a time and then go away seemingly on its own. I never equated it with Keto even though I was following various low carb plans during that timeframe.

This last round of the rash had lasted 4 months and was particularly itchy and red. I tried everything: Benadryl, cortisone creams, antibiotics, antifungals creams, psoriasis creams, gold bond, eczema creams, etc. nothing helped.

I went to a dermatologist and allergist and neither one knew what was causing it.

Finally, I couldn’t take it any longer and decided to up my carb level and see if that helped. It’s been 4 days now and the rash has substantially improved. The itching is gone, the raised parts flattened and the redness lightened.

Has anyone found a level of carbs that has kept the rash at bay or has anyone tried carb cycling and still lost weight?

I’ve lost 70 but have 50 yet to go.

[I responded to her question by saying this: “yes, there have been a few people that have found the perfect range of carbs to maximize their weight loss while reducing their carbs. Other folks have just taken the antibiotics to treat the rash while remaining low carb.”]

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1 Comment

  1. asuru

    I suggest you find your tolernace level by trial and error. Buy some ketostix and measure the ketone levels daily. Experiment. Alos try to increase your protein levels and may be decrease fat levels. That way you can still lose weight without being in deep keto.

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