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Alexander Successfully Treats Keto Rash with Doxycycline without going out of Keto

This is a post shared by Alexander on the Keto Rash Facebook Community where more and more readers are joining every day!  With the help of doxycycline he manages to treat the rash WHILE fasting and staying in ketosis.

I’ve successfully lost 30lbs with keto during the last 2 1/2 months. However, I’m really struggling with this rash and it has become a huge obstacle in my current weight loss journey.

About a month and a half ago, I developed this rash on my stomach and my primary doctor believed it was shingles!

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Case Report of the Keto Rash in the journal: Pediatric Dermatology

The Pediatric Dermatology journal published a case report of the keto rash, prurigo pigmentosa, in their March-April 2015 issue:

Prurigo pigmentosa after a strict ketogenic diet.

 

This was a report of a 17 year old kid who developed a rash and joint pains.  They thought he had something called dermatomyositis which involves inflammation of the skin and muscle, and treated him with intravenous steroids.  This only helped his joint pains, but his rash remained.

Steroids Did Not Help

The ineffectiveness of steroids is typical of keto rash.… Read More

Susan Successfully Treats Keto Rash with Minocycline

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!

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Denise’s develops the Keto Rash from the GAPS diet

Denise went on the GAPS diet and developed the keto rash.  The only thing that helped it go away was eating a huge amount of carbs!

I finally got rid of the keto rash and thought your readers might be interested in my story. I got the keto rash after 3 months of doing the GAPS diet. First I want to say that GAPS is truly amazing. I lost all the excess weight, no more cellulite, no more UTIs, felt better overall. I’m convinced my gut flora improved, exactly what GAPS is supposed to do.

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The Diet Doctor’s Thoughts on Keto Rash

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Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, aka The Diet Doctor just published a post yesterday on the Keto Rash:

Keto Rash – Why Some People Itch on Low Carb, and What to Do About It

He has an interesting theory in that he believes the itching and rash is caused by “ketones in sweat” because it usually starts soon after ketosis, gets worse in hot weather or after exercising, and distribution matches areas where sweat accumulates.

His recommendations include wearing more comfortable clothing, showering immediately after exercising, and exiting ketosis.… Read More

Keto Rash in Greece?

Here is an e-mail from Dem in Greece:

I am sending to you my case of “keto rash” in case you find it interesting for your very helpful website.

Wanting to lose some weight after my holidays I decided to follow to the letter the Dukan Diet protocol because I know from the past that it works but I had never because followed it strictly.

So I started with the Dukan Attack Phase eating for 4 some days ultra-low carbs. On the fourth day I noticed the rash on my skin.

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Ilya’s Experience with Keto Rash

[Ilya shared here experience in the Comments section of the Treatment page:]

I started the keto diet in January 2014, after I hit the 117 kg mark and I decided that it is finally time that I should make a change. My weight problems in my opinion were coming due to my inability to fight sugar and carb cravings, which most of the days was leaving me at probably more than 300 grams of carb intake. For the following two months on the keto diet, I have experienced weight loss of around 22kg, dropping down to 95kg by following a very strict carb intake regime at practically zero.… Read More

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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