* MALASSEZIA DAILY MAINTENANCE *
( July 13 )
Sitting in my Recliner Chair with feet raised parallel to the ground
resulted in draining all Puffiness and Swelling off my Feet
and Reduced Malassezia attraction to almost near zero presence!
Been in agonising pain through suspected wearing of frail Spinal Disc
affecting Spine, Kidneys, Lower and Upper Back
and making it impossible to keep up with Malassezia daily maintenance
i discovered that in the end it becomes its own enemy:
It spread on my legs and thighs and the skin became dead dry
with a feel as if covered with a thin sticky gray plastic film.
Dry Dead Skin on Left side of Leg – and on Inner Thigh (below)
Middle of Left leg, as shown above, was Unaffected – Clear and Normal
Left Side back of Left leg – a similar effect also on Right leg
(My Man Commented the two Photos put together look like a Female Breast – Men! 🙂 )
This usually i correct quickly within a day or two reverting back
to soft smooth baby-like skin, by applying Sea Water* or YAM*
but being in excruciating pain i had to let go of it
and to my surprise once it had done the damage in the area
any new batches i could feel spreading there
did not /could not settle or do any more damage
so eventually the area was avoided and abandoned.
This does not apply if lesions or sores are involved
But there were no Lesions or Sores either even by the first batch
just dead dry skin surface which ended up becoming a protective seal
against any more batches settling in the area.
It flaked out on its own eventually and this now has me rethinking
what actions are necessary – if and when.
I tried the same letting go of the feet as well, when swelling subsided
and i allowed a reduced presence of dead skin
without applying the 3 x Daily YAM*
except once -at night time- just some Sea Water*
after skin had turned like plastic…
Soon that area too was also almost totally abandoned
especially with Puffiness and Inflammation gone.
Except that one Night there was an unexpected huge attack
and the unpleasant discovery in the morning
of a very painful Bump filled with a devil’s mother of hell
and a red hot burning area at the base of the big Toe
which Malassezia has been harassing for a near decade
and only in the last couple of years i have managed to reclaim
by applying my treatment, making sure to cover every night with Band aid.
The result of the attack being in its early stage
i tackled by wrapping the area
* First Day/Night with Methylated Spirits on a cotton wad
* Second and Third Day/Night with Seawater
* Fourth with an Acidophilus capsule in warm water
and covered the cotton wad with band aid.
I had to dig out painful Cheesy matrix from its center
and that was the end of its cycle of an otherwise 4 weeks of hell
This latest discovery of the Swollen Feet Confirmed Malassezia’s
Attraction to Inflammation and Humidity ( as in Oedema.)
Now i wonder how useful these pieces of discovery are together
or individually and how i can take advantage of them
… without looking like dried dead Lizard
but i think i prefer it compared to either swollen feet looking like
whales impaled in tree logs and Malassezia harassing them
with painful itchy lesions on top and producing more of their evil spawn
from their centres – as the night attack case mentioned above.
( Note to Self ) 1:
I shall have to test if this discovery is valid upon complete recovery
or whether Malassezia will return to its usual destructive activity
irrespective of feet positioning, no swelling and /or plastic film cover
caused by previous activity )
( Note to Self ) 2:
I have recovered adequately and have re-arranged work area
utilising armchair with a Table over Chair for my Laptop
with feet still up and still following the same No action plan
other than covering Susceptible Toes with Band aid at night.
Still the same result – no lesions – no Sores nor surprise Bumps
but somewhat slightly increased either traffic or activity – not clear which)
There may follow a ‘Note to Self 3’ – – – Or a Separate Entry
if change in M behaviour is noticed requiring change of action.)
( Note to Self ) 3:
Feet still unattended -other than covering both big toes with Band-aid strips.
Feet areas still largely avoided – but Malassezia has started creeping up
surreptitiously in more vulnerable areas left without routine maintenance.
Cannot afford complaisance and risk troublesome build up
So… Back to the usual Protectors and Deterrents!…)
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