Tag Archive: increase carbohydrate intake

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

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

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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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

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

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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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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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A Reader’s Keto Rash Experience: Travis Part 1

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[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