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The Big Surprise!
Just as i had finished this project with a sigh of relief
i was struck by one of my brilliant ideas
which of course always mean more work, trouble …or both…
Having worked on the Old Original Photos
in order to Identify the ‘Common Characteristics’
of Malassezia Presence that this project was all about
i realised that there was no need to leave any area unprotected
and allow Malassezia to build back to take new Photos to study.
I could just instead Take New Photos Anyway of Current Samples
and see what the present state revelations are
so below are the results
I thought the Best Time to collect a Sample would be Early in the Morning
Early Morning before i insert the First Acidophilus capsule for the Day
and because there are better chances finding Malassezia in there
since it gets more active at night and more likely to sneak in
or make its way out uninterrupted while i am asleep – and so i did.
A small detail i must mention here about the interaction of Acidophilus
and the contents of the capsule in the Vaginal environment
because of a ‘Reflective’ effect on the photos i will be presenting below:
As the Acidophilus capsule starts to dissolve it creates a distinctly ‘wet’
environment as if the entire internal area has been splashed with water.
So, having inserting three capsules the previous day, makes obvious
that by the following morning when the sample was collected
the effect was significantly amplified
In the First Photo of a Part of the Sample viewed
i could not see anything much i could clearly identify
as what i am normally used to see
except for some varying short length smooth rod like lengths of sorts
(Click on Photo to Enlarge)
Photo 1-1A: Malassezia Hyphae or Acidophilus??
Looking at a Different Part of the Sample
One Rod like length comes up clear (Purple arrow)
(Click on Photo to Enlarge)
The Purple Arrow is pointing at a medium to small tubular length
of something i am unable to identify with any certainty
as either Acidophilus or Malassezia hyphen
even with employing the aid and comparison of Google Images (below)
Google Malassezia Images
Google Acidophilus Images
Comparing both Acidophilus and Malassezia above
they look very similar – to me.
Comparing My Own Sample to Each of the Above
The Shortish Length and Smooth Rounded look
indicates it as likely to be Acidophilus
but could it be early stage Yeast hyphen???…
The Segmented appearance can make it either Acidophilus or Malassezia
but different types of Microscopes as well as Photo Magnifications
can change and distort specimen appearances making identification
with certainty difficult, unless one has a trained professional eye.
Zoomed-in below Displays Smoothness of Segmentation
And Acidophilus Gentle Segmented areas
The Black Arrows on Photo point to the mentioned ‘Reflective’ interference
due to the liquid quality of the specimen reflecting the Microscope Lens back.
Initially i thought i had caught a Spherical Malassezia Globosa
but when magnified it remained perfectly spherical and strong
both in colour and quality in a way only a mechanical component could …
Magnification leaves no doubt it is a Reflection of the Microscope lens
Then i had an idea! … Yep!…another One!…Lol!
Something i had not used so far with our Microscope was OIL
supposed to minimise distortion and aid magnification and clarity
so i thought this was a good opportunity to do so
and satisfy my curiosity as to how it works
and below is the result.
View of Part 1 of the Sample
Grand Reflection of The Microscope Lens in all is glory
magnified and clarified by the Oil!
At least it confirmed that it was correctly identified as so
(Credit goes to my Very Smart Man! 🙂 )
View of Part 2 of the Sample
Multiple Reflection… and a Lonely Unidentifiable Length…
Photo was taken between 7.30’ – 8.00’ AM
Long, Segmented but Smooth…
Approximately Six hours later i had another look
All Reflective Fluid is gone – only one small Microscope circle remaining
and a … Fallen Tree Log?… Lol!…
No Menacing Blood filled Malassezia Hyphae
(as shown in the Original Sample below collected way back )
Almost Total absence of Malassezia in any ‘visible’ stage
across the entire volume of the Sample
even viewed with the magnification of Microscope Oil
which revealed those two ambivalent lengths as shown in the Photos and
which i am more inclined to consider as being Acidophilus
Of course Not so Surprising really
due to the Saturation of the area with Acidophilus
More of a Confirmation of the Efficiency of Treatment!
Perhaps now i can Crow from a Rooftop
ACIDOPHILUS! … ACIDOPHILUS!
IT WORKS!… IT WORKS! 🙂
( PART 10: Malassezia Current Faecal Samples – Another Surprise! )
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* 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