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* Malassezia ~ Product Clarification and Warning *
For Several Months now and throughout several Entries
i have mentioned i had been Lucky to have found
Two Good Probiotic Formulas and One Good Shampoo
which i have been Using and Relied upon heavily
as part of my Daily Routine and Maintenance
– together with the application of Seawater and YAM-
in keeping a practically Sore and Lesion Free Body
and tolerably Low Levels of Malassezia Presence and Activity
I only recently deviated slightly – or so i thought
seeking an even greater improvement
using a Different Probiotic
and Same Brand Variation Shampoo
Both of Stronger dosages in the Ingredients
supposed to help produce these good results.
Alas, it was a Highly Regrettable move
for which i paid a memorable price
as Detailed in the Entry:
After the Unexpected Nasty Surprise
i Discontinued Both and posted in a following Entry
a Possible Probiotic Formula Ingredient
that may have contributed to the sudden onslaught
in conjunction with the variation of Shampoo.
When i started to recover i Re-tested the suspected Shampoo again
in order to make absolutely sure it was part of the problem
and not just caused by the Probiotic itself
but what followed was the Return of the same Negative indications
Right after finally sorting out the causes
i am now faced with the New Challenge
this time from my Regular and up until now Reliable Shampoo
‘Head and Shoulders’ – Smooth and Silky-Zinc Pyrithione!
As i have mentioned before in several entries
i used it not only as Shampoo for the Head / Hair
but in the Bath and as Hand wash
and practically as a replacement of soap generally…
I had just recovered from the latest result of the initial Malassezia attack
and back in good ground having cleared lesions and sores
and reached Lower levels of threat
though still some signs of ‘Orange’ production
evidenced on my clothes.
Then my Man brought home a slightly different container of H&S Shampoo
announcing a Change of the Pump and a Noticeable jump in Price.
I Liked the new Pump and did not care about the Price
since it was producing good results allowing me some better life
so i eventually forgot all about it.
I could not exactly recall which day i changed
from the Old H&S shampoo to the New one
– i had no Reason to mark it …Had I???…
except that after a couple of days
i started to notice a series of weird and bothersome events:
1) Something in the house wafted Strong Coconut Fragrance
all around me, whatever part of the house i went
all throughout the day.
I thought perhaps coming form the people downstairs
deodorising their carpets or having their luxurious Coconuty Shower
and it followed me like a Perfumed Puff Cloud around the house
even in the evenings when we closed most windows and doors, etc.
2) Yeast started to Spring from Practically Every Inch of my Body
as if it was a Baking Loaf of Bread on the Rise!…
and most of all, my Scalp felt like a Maniacal Nursery
of Newly ‘hutched’ Yeast!…
This caught my serious attention and put me on Alert!!
There was No Doubt
Something was Wrong Somewhere
but what and where
since there had been no change i could think of
– or was there…?
3) The Foam in the Bathtub seemed to disappear quickly
water turning ‘heavier’ much greasier looking than usual
despite same amount of Shampoo Squirts.
Then an accidental but Fortunate minor Spill
of the New Shampoo Pump
was the lucky incident and the clue that had evaded me
and helped reveal the cause of the above nuisances
especially the Coconuty Smell:
After i had wiped the Spill with my Finger, i did not wash it
leaving any Shampoo residue on it as a Yeast deterrent.
Then within a few minutes i noticed that whenever my hand
came close to my face the Coconut smell seemed to intensify…
…or rather … come straight from my FINGER!…
So Overwhelmingly Strong for both my liking
as well as my Poor Sensitive Lungs
that even the Coconuts themselves Rolled their eyes in disbelief…
My Old Regular Shampoo had a rather delicate Flowery fragrance
that lasted a few minutes while handling it but never intrusive
when used to wash my hands etc – while the steam in the bath
seems to have a blocking or obscuring effect
on both the delicate as well as the strong fragrance of the New one
making it harder to detect and place it earlier.
So, i deliberately sniffed the coated Finger repeatedly
to make sure this was definitely the source
that carried the same constant fragrance
which had been following me for the past few days.
There was absolutely NO doubt that this was IT!…
and the wafting Coconutty Smell all around me
had been coming from my very Own Head and Body!
I Cannot describe how Dismayed and Frustrated i was…
I proceeded immediately to Check and Compare the List of Ingredients
in both Old and New Shampoo Containers for any listed changes.
( Full Presentation in Following Entry )
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Malassezia and Medical Research
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