*DAILY MAINTENANCE *
* 1- Acidophilus – Silent Knight at Work! *
* 2- Acidophilus – The Clean Up! *
1- Acidophilus – Silent Knight at Work!
This is the Toe Receiving Daily Acidophilus Protective Maintenance
as described in the Entry
Wrapped in Acidophilus Soaked Cotton Wad
and ‘Sealed’ with a round of Sports Rigid tape Elastoplast
one would tend to think it should be enough protection
to keep Malassezia away – but this is far from reality.
As i have already mentioned before
Malassezia primarily tends to Avoid an Acidophilus treated area
but there are certain areas that it stubbornly and persistently pursues
perhaps due to Suitability for Settling into
and Vulnerability of Skin area created by damage
caused after Repeated long term attacks.
So in these cases it only deters it from settling in the area
and given time, Acidophilus kills it
but it does not always stop it
from Invading the area and Attempting to Settle
especially when it has reached Cloning maturity.
Below is the Proof!
Left Side Cotton Wad Wrapping
Normal Clean White – indicating Malassezia avoided the area.
(A touch of colour on the side is due to briefly touching the other wad)
Right Side Cotton Wad Wrapping
Brightly Coloured Fluorescent Green Lime
indicating Malassezia Invaded but –confirming- that either
did Not attempt Settling or was Not Let or Killed by Acidophilus.
(Click on Photo to Enlarge)
Had i not Protected the Toe with the Acidophilus Wrap
i would have woken up to another painful disaster of
an imbedded cloning maniac and a four week havoc
and most likely another Nail Loss…
2- Acidophilus – The Clean Up!
New Container – New Experiment.
This is the type of Container i keep under the Urn
for rinsing my hands into, during Daily /Nightly Malassezia Maintenance.
The Urn provides constant customised 35C water temperature..
I Usually empty the Rinsing water every Second Rinse or so
to keep it Clean and avoid Malassezia growth.
For the Experiment though i let it Accumulate approximately 5cm max water
and let it stand until necessary to empty –without cleaning–
in order to Build a Rim and a Smooth Base after a few days – as it did.
I did not take a photo thinking there was only a wild chance for any result
worth recording, knowing the apparent slow action of Acidophilus
combined with the cost involved in wasting capsules for the experiment
instead of protecting my body.
But i did go ahead with it, starting to Rinse Acidohilus off my hands
immediately after every splash of it on any part of my Body
thus the Acidophilus now was collecting in the Container together with
the … ‘FluorOrange-SSezia’… and a possible ‘In-Bucket’ Battle.
Within a couple of days of doing so
i noticed the evenly laid Orange Base was starting to thin out
until progressively two large white ‘holes’ appeared
then the Base turning increasingly back to its initial White.
A Previous experiment showed that when the water was missing
the Orange just dried and died turning into a dull orange-brownish colour
but remained even at the base and did not thin out.
In this case though, it seems like it was either ‘Dislodged’ or ‘Eaten up’?
What was initially an Evenly Orange Base
Joined by the Upper thick Orange Rim
was now Cleared up by the Acidophilus Presence and Action
(Second photo -above- was taken days later when more base was cleared white)
I conducted the same experiment twice with the same results, i.e
i let it build an even Base of Malassezia first – then started collecting
rinsed Acidophilus off my hands until the base started to thin out again.
Having Confirmed Acidophilus Result i proceeded to add in the water
the same Heavy duty Bleach i had tested some time back
in the very First experiment – and within a short time
the remaining layer on the base and part of the sides was detouched
and flaked off into largish filmy Orange Strips.
Interestingly when i discarded it in the wash basin
while going down the drain
it kept making bubbles and some rather loud hissing sounds.
Perhaps some of it still alive?… or some Basin creatures dying by the Bleach?
I have also experimented some time back with several substances
such as Pyrithione Shampoo, Toothpaste, Hand Wash liquid etc
but None produced any results or any sign of effect
except for some Heavy Duty Beach i had tested in the Initial experiment
See Entry: 8- Malassezia and Bleach QA
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