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itchy scalp after sugar

Discussion in 'Fungal Infection (Yeast, Candida)' started by Sherlock, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Sherlock

    Sherlock tart cherry etc. for joints, insomnia

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    I can get the feeling of itchy scalp within 20 minutes after having sugar. What possible mechanism can make that happen so fast?
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Allergy?:

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/316123-sugar-sensitivity-itchy-skin/

    Incidentally, googling 'itchy scalp after eating sugar' turned up a lot of stuff (it actually auto-completed the search term) so you're clearly not alone.
     
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    Sherlock tart cherry etc. for joints, insomnia

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    Thanks, @Sasha. I should have included that it happens usually but not always, so that tends to leave out allergy. Also, I never get hives.

    Maybe it's leaky gut, but I was guessing that 20 minutes seems too fast a response for that...
     
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    Sherlock tart cherry etc. for joints, insomnia

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    Thanks, ahmo. Hey, Rebecca says that she puts on her "sleuthing hat". That sounds familiar.

    I know that I have had candida for many years, and also apparently have high histamine - though high histamine foods don't bother me. Still, that leaves me wondering how/why sugar in the stomach leads so quickly to histamine getting to the scalp via circulation.

    Though you never know. People get a spike in insulin from certain articial sweeteners. Or, if I take a strong drink of cloves in water, I can immediately (usually) feel a sensation in my ear canals.
     
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    ;)

    Your signature says
    So, you have a known mast cell issue, it seems...Mast cells, histamines, itchy scalp...Not unrelated. Re how histamine from sugar gets to scalp...My sense, not my scientific understanding, is that as soon as you feed the critters, they're actively eating, which activity can feel like itching.

    There were several overlapping Summits online recently. I believe the person I heard using the term "yeasty beasties" was Mikell Parsons, though candida is not in the headings of her website, linked below. In any case, there were repeated references to candida as a big player in all manner of symptoms, and 2 of the popular ingredients to combat them, recommended by several speakers, are berberine and caprylic acid. I'll be researching the differences and choosing which of these to proceed to for my own situation.

    http://www.naturalpathfresno.com/
     
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    Thanks, I had tried a bottle of caprylic acid about 25 years ago to zero effect. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

    Effective killers for me: olive leaf extract, clove powder.. always on an empty stomach so as not to dilute them. Or, I reasoned that since iodine is such an effective topical antimicrobial, then iodine tablets with food might help - and that seems somewhat true.

    At one time, baking soda worked - which was a serendipitous thing for me.

    Biotin helps prevent conversion to the harmful fungal/rhyzome form for me.

    Still it's never really ever gone.
     
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    Sherlock tart cherry etc. for joints, insomnia

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    I had ramped up exercise since Christmas Eve, so had also consumed more sugar... and now have the burning/blurry eyes and also more joint problems. I had thought that I would get away with the sugar because I was taking iodine at the same time (as an antimicrobial). But as it turned out, that didn't prevent the eye inflammation. C'est la vie.
     

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