Malassezia and Perspiration / Humidity – again! DM
Something i ate the day before caught up with me yesterday afternoon.
Heart palpitating like crazy, severe anxiety and sense of panic
and i knew whatever the reason that something
had triggered a panic button in my body.
It lasted for a couple of hours then culminated in heavy perspiration
of my underarms – strangely enough only there!…
None of this has anything to do with Malassezia, but eventually
it came to confirm once more its Attraction and Need for Humidity
and possibly other excreted elements during Perspiration.
With recent events having to turn my daily routines up-side-down
in order to cope better -i have been having my baths upon rising
in the morning rather than in the evening as i used to before.
Therefore, whatever elements this perspiration produced
were obviously not cleaned off entirely with a quick rinse at bedtime
so though the area itself was technically dry after the panic attack
it had a rather rich oily… wet feel to the touch…
I did not think much nor connected the pieces at the time
but in the morning when i woke up it felt highly itchy and sticky
and when rubbed my fingers over the underarm area
i got the usual grayish/ orange sticky scrapings of Malassezia
rarely -if ever- in such concentrated quantity in that area.
A couple of reasons i rarely get any disturbance in the underarm areas
a) due to lack or ability for hard work or exercise anymore
i very rarely perspire during the day
b) having been a daily swimmer in a chlorinated pool for over a decade
the chlorine has damaged the roots of the hair follicles
and both underarm areas are totally hairless and dry!
(Every woman’s dream!- Lol!)
I do though have frequent Perspiration –Night Sweat– Drenching incidents
due to Atypical TB and during those times Malassezia goes crazy
( Additional details and photos available in * Malassezia Blog * )
So, in order to avoid Malassezia greasy spreading in underarm
or other area the Rule is:
* Attend to Perspiration Area Immediately
* Wash thoroughly, Scrub and Rinse meticulously
* Dry Well with towel or Hair Drier
… and keep fingers crossed action was adequate!
Recommended Reading Entries in Order of Posting
* MALASSEZIA BLOGS *
* Malassezia Blog *
Photos – History of Treatments and Results
* Malassezia Daily *
New Photos – New Discoveries
Treatments and Results
Malassezia Issues – Related Topics
Readers Questions Answered
Malassezia and Medical Research
Health and Immunity – Nutrition Diet