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After trying almost everything, Sharon finally finds relief with increasing her carbs

[If you’ve been following this site, this is now a familiar story.  Person goes low carb, gets rash, tries all sorts of creams and pills to treat the rash to no avail, only to find that increasing their carbs will do the trick.  I am surprised that antibiotics didn’t help Sharon though, although I wonder if she took oral antibiotics or used topical antibiotic creams/ointments.  Sharon shared this on The Keto Rash Facebook Page.]

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.… Read More

SP finds relief with Turmeric and CoQ10

[SP Posted this on The Keto Rash Facebook pageWhile I’ve tried turmeric before, the one I like is Thorne Research’s Meriva, a formulation that binds curcumin (the active ingredient of turmeric) to a phytosome for enhanced absorption, I personally didn’t find it helpful with keto rash when I had it.  I haven’t tried the CoQ10 before, so that may be something to explore if/when the rash returns.]

So I got keto rash on my back and between my breasts. I exercise daily and it started to spread rapidly.… Read More

Christina, Another Korean American, gets Keto Rash

[While not having any pictures of the rash, Christina’s description of the rash and it’s distribution is very convincing for keto rash.  Of course the only way to actually tell is to increase carb intake for bit to see how the rash responds. ]

Hello Philip.

I ran across your blog and your Facebook page a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to comment on the page but wasn’t sure if it would show up in my friends’ timeline. So I had planned on sending you a message but didn’t know what exactly I wanted to say lol.… Read More

Ruth Is Misdiagnosed With A Food Allergy, Turns Out It’s Keto Rash

[In perhaps one of the most pleasantly detailed e-mail exchanges I’ve had with a reader of this blog, Ruth shares her experience with the Keto Rash and how it was initially misdiagnosed as a food allergy when she saw a doctor.

The rash popped up for her after she began eating a low carb version of the Whole 30 program which is a diet I was also following at the time (If you’d like to know more about the Whole 30, I wrote a summary of the diet here).Read More

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.… Read More

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