Tag Archive: increase carbohydrate intake

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

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

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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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The Keto Rash in 50 Koreans – The Most Comprehensive Study Yet!

PP 50 koreans 2This is a great paper with one of the largest series of keto rash cases assembled to date.  They also do a wonderful job going into the history of the rash, and is probably the most comprehensive paper available.  Let’s dive in!

Prurigo pigmentosa: Clinicopathological study and analysis of 50 cases in Korea

Published in 2012, in the Journal of Dermatology

They report that this rash was first described in Japan, in 1971 (can’t wait to look at this paper), with more than 300 cases reported at the time of this papers publication.… Read More

The Keto Rash after a Strict Ketogenic Diet

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NOTE: A version of this was originally published on bjjcaveman.com (here) on August 28, 2014

This one had a very promising title and was in Pediatric Dermatology on December 30, 2013.

Prurigo Pigmentosa after a Strict Ketogenic Diet

This was a single case report about a 17 year old white boy who presented with this rash on his chest, upper back, and abdomen for 2 weeks.  He also had pain in his knees, wrists, elbows and ankles.

Because of his joint pains, he was initially diagnosed with dermatomyositis and was treated with IV corticosteroids (methylprednisolone). … Read More