Anecdotal

Follow Jasmine’s Keto Rash experience at jasminesvision.com

Jasmine, a long time supporter of this site is currently experimenting with a zero carb diet that has predictably brought upon the keto rash, something she’s dealt with before.  She has some pictures of her rash on her most recent post: “Transitioning to Zero Carb: Day 7.”

I encourage you to stop over there to follow her experience with this rash.  Hopefully she’ll be able to figure some things out that she can share with us!

She also has some great articles on a variety of topics which I’ve enjoyed exploring.… Read More

A Reader’s Keto Rash Success Story: Jude

Jude[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from a visitor of the site who wants to go by Jude.  I think its wonderful for folks who have the keto rash to share their experiences for the benefit of others.  We all know how little information there is out there regarding this, so the more cases we can accumulate the better.  Please, if you think this is something you have, I’d encourage you to share your experiences here.  Many of you have done so already in the comments section, which is fantastic. Read More

Successful Treatment of the Keto-Rash by a Visitor to this Site

Apryl

Every once in a while people will contact me about a rash that they think might be keto-rash. I do my best to respond to all of them, and sometime I hear back and sometimes I don’t. Well here’s a case where someone with a rash tried treating it by increasing their carb intake and provided wonderful followup.

In early December I received this e-mail from a visitor named Apryl:

“I found this page by Googling “low carb diet rash”… after breaking out into a rash under my breast and rib cage area.

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A Reader’s Experience Treating Keto Rash with Doxycycline

In the comments section of the BJJ Caveman keto rash page a reader named John wrote:

I had no reoccurrence of the rash after taking Doxycycline for 11 days without any change in my diet 9 months ago (see above and be aware of rare but possible severe side effects affecting mood). In order to avoid antibiotic-associated diarrhea I took Saccharomyces boulardii together with the antibiotic.

I now do intermittent fasting daily throughout the work-week without any problems. My longest fast was 36 hours.

Maybe Doxycycline wipes out certain types of gut bacteria that can proliferate extremely well under the conditions of ketosis, but not otherwise and produce a substance that causes the rash.

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