Tinea on the feet and blisters in the palms - diagnosis?
The foot fungus was a large infection and was tenacious. I remember showing my boyfriend pointing to what looked like a series of red large lumps between my toes and saying “what is this??". He said, “I think that’s tinea". Ewww! I thought. I had never thought I would get tinea!
Especially at my age!
I started looking at health blogs and at Curezeone and started reading about all sorts of different healing protocols. My reading drifted into the world of “parasites” and decided I should do a parasite cleanse since fungus and parasites are both technically parasites. I bought some cream off the shelf for my foot fungus. I started a 30 day parasite cleanse.
Suddenly out of nowhere (within that week) I developed a horrible excrutiatingly painful rash of blisters in the palms of both hands. At night it was most painful and kept me awake all night. This was at the same time as the tinea outbreak which had taken over my left foot as I said. I was really starting to worry. It was incredibly painful too and I was really starting to worry that the the wheels were really coming off. I started to research and spent alot of time on the internet looking for answers. After alot of research I found the answer. The erruption on my palms was an id reaction (a reaction to the fungal antigen)to the foot fungus on my feet. It took me a long time of sifting through the usual information on ecema, psoraisis and other explanations to come to this one. Put simply an id reaction of this kind is basically an auto-immune response of the body because the brain records feet and hands similarly therefore an auto-immune response errupts in the hands in response to the infection on the feet.
With my answer, I knew I had to get this foot fungus under proper control and this is what the literature suggested needed to be done.
But what I find do find interesting on reflection now is that products off the shelf will control the infection, but never get rid of it. For 2.5 years I’d have to say, I controlled the infection with products off the shelf, reducing it to a manageable level where the id reaction disappeared, but legions on my feet would come up from time to time. The infection also spread under a toe nail; but it was nothing like the original outbreak which had been very severe. Happily though, I got the infection on my feet under control so that the id reaction disappeared from my palms. It was a relief because the palms had been extremely painful.
Later on I have found better ways to deal with the foot fungus; ways that were much more powerful than products immediately available off the shelf. For example I found thyme oil as well as oil of oregano helpful. Most helpful of all though has been household bleach dabbed on with cotton wool. Fancy that, but true.
Sadly though, these superficial outbreaks of yeast were just the beginning of controlling my candida, as what happens outside the body on the skin is a sign of what is going on inside the body…. The 30 day parasite cleanse also produced a handful of bright yellow stringy worms and one large worm.
At this point, I knew I was sick and I was at the start of a journey.
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