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Non-stop Itching / Skin Crawling, No Rash

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7 hours ago, knitty kitty said:

True links....but typically this occurs in severely immune compromised people (e.g. AIDS).  

"The mortality rate of invasive candidiasis is high in critically ill hosts."

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Apologies for not providing an explanation with my previous post.  Battery was low.

Yes, these studies were done on critically ill patients, and mice and rabbits.  But some interesting things were found.

Candida lowers gastric acid production, and use of antacids allow colonization.  Insulin resistance may facilitate candida infiltration. Overuse of antibiotics make Candida overgrowth possible.  Lactobaccillus and Bifidobacterium help prevent Candida proliferation.

No, they don't have all the answers, but they are working on it.

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Oneloved,

I like Knitty Kitty study a lot about nutrition and find there is often a "vitamin/mineral" for that???

Sometimes not right, but often there is and the doctor's don't study nutrition enough to know the difference.

But many times there are and we just don't know which one(s) to take.  Believe me I know because I have tried most (at one time or another) and when I found the one that I was low in .  . . my health improved drastically.

Knitty Kitty's link is a good one.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4199287/#!po=1.04167

My blood sugar improved when I took Vitamin D but doctor's don't focus on your nutritional deficiency often.

Though the doctor knew Vitamin D might help it me the patient I had to prompt my doctor to test me for my Vitamin D deficiency.

Who knows if I had known about my Vitamin D deficiency sooner  I might of not developed the dental/enamel defects/issues I have had most of my life.

Having said that for itching try Niacin at 50 mg with each meal.  This will cause a "Niacin flush" depleting histamine reserves over two to three days to a week max usually.  After the 30minute flushing has stopped from the Niacin flushing the  itching should improve until you no longer flush after taking Niacin.

After the first couple doses (worse on an empty stomach) the flushing becomes less intense each time till it (flushing) usually goes away after a few days of Niacin.

Here is a couple links on the Niacin flush.

http://www.dpic.org/article/professional/niacin-facts-flushing

http://getwellstaywellathome.com/blog/2015/06/seasonal-allergies-and-the-niacin-flush/

try it for a couple weeks prior for yourself so you will know what it is and are able to explain it to your kid.

also look in to Molybdendum for help with the Candida dysbiosis.

Here is a link about the role Molybdenum plays in detoxification.

https://www.thecandidadiet.com/molybdenum.htm

Potatoe skins are a great dietary source of Molybdendum in the diet.

Also for the Zinc try cold lozenges.

Once it becomes sour/metallic in your mouth you have enough zinc.

It is my favorite way to take zinc.  Otherwise take zinc/copper together so their ratios don't get out of balance.

One (zinc or coppper) controls the level of the other in the body and why they are typically sold together in a 15 to 1 ratio.

here is a fact sheet on Zinc.

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/

Zinc is important for smell and tied to ADHD and IQ.

Pumpkin seeds are a great source of Zinc.

****this is not medical advice but I have found often nutrition is the root cause of many maladies and doctor's too often treat the symptom and not the cause.

good luck on your continued journey.

I hope this is helpful.

2 Timothy 2: 7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” this included.

2 Corinthians (KJV) 1:3,4  3) “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4) who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

posterboy by the grace of God,

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UPDATE:

I decided to try eliminating nitrates in August 2017 after advice from a friend.  Within days my daughter was no longer complaining of constantly itching all over.  

Despite being off nitrates, her itching symptoms returned two months later.  I began to suspect that the daily ½ dose of Miralax every evening was to blame.  She has been on Miralax for nearly 2 years per the orders of her gastroenterologist, with no sign of her body improving enough to eliminate without it.  

In March, we decided to discontinue cyproheptadine, which her gastroenterologist had prescribed to increase her appetite.  Since it constipation is one of its side effects, it seemed to be aggravating the cycle of constipation, suppressed appetite, and inability to get off the Miralax.  

With the cyproheptadine gone, we decided to discontinue Miralax and switch to a daily dose of magnesium instead.  It has been a difficult transition, with my daughter often not pooping for up to 4 days, only to finally eliminate by diarrhea.  However, the itching and “skin crawling” symptoms are completely gone. 

In May I cooked a meal with nitrates to test whether they were safe to reintroduce, and she began complaining of itching within hours, so that will stay out of her diet.  

One week later, I decided to test her reaction to Miralax and gave her a ½ dose in the afternoon.  She began complaining of itching by bedtime.  We have deduced that Miralax has likely been the primary cause of her itching symptoms for over a year, and will not put her back on it.  

The challenge has been to find the correct dose of daily magnesium to keep her regular without diarrhea, but with our naturopath's help, it appears we are finally on the right track to a solution. 

We also decided to have her genetically tested for celiac, and the results came back negative.  The specialist I spoke to said that it doesn't necessarily rule out celiac, however, because geneticists are constantly making new discoveries for genetic markers that were not previously known.  She recommends retesting several years down the road. 

Thank you all for your help and advice.  

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Oneloved,

I am glad you found out what it was.

Here is a nice cbsnews article on the problems with Miralax in children.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/miralax-side-effects-in-kids-should-parents-be-concerned/

You should join the Parents against Miralax petition. As of a year ago according to cbsnews it had 16K+ members.

Posterboy,

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1 hour ago, Oneloved said:

UPDATE:

I decided to try eliminating nitrates in August 2017 after advice from a friend.  Within days my daughter was no longer complaining of constantly itching all over.  

Despite being off nitrates, her itching symptoms returned two months later.  I began to suspect that the daily ½ dose of Miralax every evening was to blame.  She has been on Miralax for nearly 2 years per the orders of her gastroenterologist, with no sign of her body improving enough to eliminate without it.  

In March, we decided to discontinue cyproheptadine, which her gastroenterologist had prescribed to increase her appetite.  Since it constipation is one of its side effects, it seemed to be aggravating the cycle of constipation, suppressed appetite, and inability to get off the Miralax.  

With the cyproheptadine gone, we decided to discontinue Miralax and switch to a daily dose of magnesium instead.  It has been a difficult transition, with my daughter often not pooping for up to 4 days, only to finally eliminate by diarrhea.  However, the itching and “skin crawling” symptoms are completely gone. 

In May I cooked a meal with nitrates to test whether they were safe to reintroduce, and she began complaining of itching within hours, so that will stay out of her diet.  

One week later, I decided to test her reaction to Miralax and gave her a ½ dose in the afternoon.  She began complaining of itching by bedtime.  We have deduced that Miralax has likely been the primary cause of her itching symptoms for over a year, and will not put her back on it.  

The challenge has been to find the correct dose of daily magnesium to keep her regular without diarrhea, but with our naturopath's help, it appears we are finally on the right track to a solution. 

We also decided to have her genetically tested for celiac, and the results came back negative.  The specialist I spoke to said that it doesn't necessarily rule out celiac, however, because geneticists are constantly making new discoveries for genetic markers that were not previously known.  She recommends retesting several years down the road. 

Thank you all for your help and advice.  

Life changing tip with magnesium citrate dosing....get a scale and go by grams. I spent a month measuring it....that 2tsp can be 4g or up to 12g.....it depends on how you scoop it and how settled the powder in the container is. Natural Vitality Calm is what I used for the longest time, recent bowl habits have me scaling back to more magnesium from doctors but but it does not have the laxative benefits....just with the nerves.

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