sweetpotato added a topic in Diet & holistic healthWater dries my skin out at home, but not at gymHow can this be? It's not related to temperature - I never use too hot water. When I take a shower at home my face gets pretty dry and sometimes flaky, wheres after working out in the gym it doesn't happen.
Is it the water or something else?
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sweetpotato added a post in a topic Seborrheic dermatitis - I think I have it. A few questions.
sweetpotato added a topic in Rosacea & facial rednessSeborrheic dermatitis - I think I have it. A few questions.This part can be skipped:
I didn't want to post in the big seborrheic dermatitis topic, so I decided to make a new one.
I'll make this short. I first developed patches of flaky skin that later turned into rashes below my mouth. I thought it was perioral dermatitis, so I treated it with GSE. It went away but came back and this time it brought friends. I got the same thing around my eyes. I had to skip college for a few weeks. Fortunately it went away.
I decided to see a derm because I still had red patches under my mouth and light redness above my eyes. The derm told me it's not perioral dermatitis and gave me a prescription for a steroid cream (elocon). I started using it yesterday. Oh yeah, I forgot. More red patches developed on my right cheek, so I used the cream on those spots too.
Whatever it is, it seems to still be spreading. It seems to like the beard area. I also got a pretty bad case of dandruff after I first got the rash.
Dandruff = seborrheic dermatitis. So maybe that's it? Also, it seems to be in my eyebrows now... I am losing a lot of eyebrows every time I touch them and I can also see flaky/red skin in that area.
Since I count calories (have everything I eat logged online in FitDay) and keep a diary in my pc about everything new I bring in my diet and things like that, it should be pretty easy to find out what caused it. IMO it's definitely caused by diet.
I'll get straight to it. I think it's the massive amounts of sweet potatoes I eat combined with a low fat diet (vitamin A is fat soluble). I also eat a lot of frozen carrots, spinach and broccoli daily. All of these are rich in vitamin A. Plus I used to take a multi that also had vitamin A in it.
I eat 150g/5.3oz spinach packages and about as much broccoli daily.
As for sweet potatoes, I eat them every other day as my post workout meal - usually more than 1kg/2.2 pounds.
A BCAA product that had beta-alanine and betaine anhydrous in it seemed to cause it at first. I was certain that it was the cause of the rash around my mouth. The second time I took it I developed the rash around my eyes, which went away in a week or so.
But I haven't touched that product for a long time and I still have the problem, it even seems to be spreading.
I started my new fish oil product with q10 around the same time, so I dropped that supplement as well. Did not seem to help. Thought I was allergic to q10... It's possible.
The derm had no clue. He told me I should eat more flour products because my liver needs carbs. Lol.
How whacky is my sweet potato and vitamin A theory? Do I have what I even think I have?
Here is how it went down:
August 8 - started eating sweet potatoes again.
August 9 - more sweet potatoes. And from here on TONS of sweet potatoes every other day (workout days)
August 11 - started the BCAA product with beta-alanine
August 11 - noticed the flakiness or redness below my mouth (on the sides, the area directly below the middle of my mouth seemed be to unaffected and still is)
*battling with the weird rash until it almost went away?*
August 21 -
August 26,27,29 - tried the BCAA product again
August 31 - reaction around eyes. Times worse than what I had on my chin. It was so bad that it was ridiculous. I still went to gym though and got A LOT of weird looks.
I stopped using it immediately. And it went away.
September - discovered dandruff. Might have had it before though.
September 8 - stopped my multivitamin (cuz of the iodine, it was the cause of my acne around the mustache area).
September 12 - found a red patch in my beard on near my eye. It was like dandruff, but in the beard? Shaved and now I still have a red patch there.
It's still pretty bad. I'm gonna stop writing now because I have so much useless information that it would only make it harder to find the cause... I realize that I wrote quite a bit. No need to go through the whole post. You can get straight to answering my question about vitamin A and seborrheic dermatitis.
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