Anecdotal

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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Samantha Successfully Treats Keto Rash With Doxycycline

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Samantha developed keto rash but didn’t want to stop doing the diet so she opted to go with doxycycline which successfully treated the rash.  She did a wonderful job documenting her experience with photos as you can see.

Here is Samantha:

 

Around day 9 of keto, I noticed a small rash under my breasts. It wasn’t itchy at first, but it spread VERY quickly and within 3-4 days my chest, neck and some areas of my sides and back were covered in bright red bumps and splotches.

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Victor’s Experience with Keto Rash

Here are a series of comments and e-mails I received from a reader named Victor, who like many people have been seeing success from a ketogenic diet with weight loss and overall feeling better, and then the dreaded keto rash appears.

He does a good job of tracking his blood ketones and diet and details his experiences below.  At one point he finds success with a chinese herbal medicine, but then discovers it was just a confounding variable, and ultimately successfully treats the rash by increasings his carbs.… Read More

Melanie’s Keto Rash Experience

Melanie

Reader Melanie was kind enough to allow me to share her experience with the keto rash.  She also sent me a photo of her rash that she gave me permission to share.

Thank you for this blog! I just started a strict keto diet about 3 weeks ago and got the rash about 5 days ago. It started small and then spread into a pretty symmetrical rash all over my sides, lower torso, and mid back in two patches. The itch is making me crazy! It was only minimally calmed by hydrocortisone and calamine.

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Keto Rash Successfully Treated With Topical Lemon Juice

This reader treated her Keto Rash by simply applying lemon juice.

While I’ve never heard of using lemon juice before and I haven’t come across any literature on this, if this works, it’s definitely a cheap and easy solution.

I would like to tell you that after trying all the advice and remedies I could get my hands on (starting from your blog to other sites), including antibiotics, I have in the last month successfully cured my keto rash.

I simply started applying lemon juice (from fresh lemons) twice a day.

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How a Doctor from Germany Treated Keto Rash While Staying In Ketosis By Slightly Increasing Carbs

Earlier this year I received an e-mail from Rainer Haarfeldt MD, a physician in Germany.  He described how he managed to treat keto rash while staying in ketosis simply by increasing his carbohydrate intake by 10 – 20 gm per day.

While this wasn’t possible with me, the fact that it was effective with Dr. Haarfeldt definitely makes this a method worth considering.

Hey Philip,

My name is Rainer, I´m from Germany and I´m a medical doctor for internal medicine.

I´m engaged in endurance sports (mountain running, biking, cross-country-skiing)f or 35 years and work with many athletes (endurance sport).

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Keto Rash Successfully Treated with Clarithromycin – From A Reader in the UK

Every once in a while I’ll get an e-mail from someone detailing their experiences with the Keto Rash and most of the time they’re willing to let me post their stories.

Here’s one I just received from a reader in the UK describing how she successfully treated her keto rash with an antibiotic.

Hi,

I developed a rash exactly like all the descriptions here (except mine was never itchy) after cutting my carbs down to 20g a day.

It took a few weeks and gradually spread, initially I thought it was a sweat rash (little red dots under the band of my sports bra or the waist of my sport leggings) but it spread across my abdomen, axillary tail areas and the sides of my waist.

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Jasmine just posted her 60 day Keto Rash update at jasminesvision.com

She is currently experimenting with a zero carb version of the ketogenic diet (talk about ultra low carb!), and just published her latest post, “Zero Carb Update: Day 60.”

Unfortunately the rash hasn’t gone away yet.  At this point it doesn’t look like zero carb is that right answer… at least not 60 days out.

Check out her site to see updated pics of her keto rash and to learn a bit about methylation.… Read More

A Reader’s Keto Rash Experience: Travis Part 1

Travis LeftSide

[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from a visitor of the site named Travis who’s been dealing with this rash for the past 15 years and just recently found this site.  He volunteered to write a about his experience and submit photos along the way has he himself experiments with it.  We plan on making this a series of posts.  Again, I invite anyone who’s interested to share their experiences too.  I’m more than happy to help put together a guest post if the process seems intimidating.]

Here’s Travis:

On two separate occasions in the early 2000’s I developed this rash when deep in to ketosis via an Atkins diet.… Read More