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Malassezia ~ Cold – Crazy and Starving – Lol! (PT 2)
To Read PT1 First:
Malassezia (PT 2)
* Bubbles & Bumps
* Fingers and Breasts
* Salicylic Acid and Zinc Oxide
K2: * malassezia bubbles on fingers *
Bubbles and Bumps
* Both are usually Itchy
* Bubbles are filled with a Corrosive Stinging and Burning Liquid
* Bumps are more Gritty
* Both usually Break into Lesions
I have not been able to collect any liquid samples from Bubbles
to observe under the Microscope if there are any differences
because i do not get them often and when i do they are tiny
even if in large quantity like the ones in the Breast attack
They might be Different stages of Development
but i Believe the Bumps are Produced
by the Fungal Malassezia
while the Bubbles by the Mycelial / Yeast One.
K3: * bumps under large sweaty breasts *
Large or Small Breasts Malassezia is not Fussy, likes them All!
Sweating is an Inviting Element – I keep Clean and Dry
Wash with Warm Water and Facecloth – No Soap or Body Wash
Pat Dry and apply Acidophilus Mix (1 Capsule in 3-4 TBS Warm Water)
to Prevent the Pain and Mess of Bumps or Bubbles opening into Lesions. .
Must be done as Early as possible
If Not and they Progress into Lesions
Acidophilus Mix helps Sooth Itching and Promotes Faster Healing.
Once the area is Clear – I Keep Dry with Perfume Free Talc
or Feet Powder to Deter Recurrence for a while
then discontinue use of Talc and leave to adjust to Natural state
making sure i keep a Clean and Dry Daily maintenance.
Q3: *can salicylic acid kill malassezia yeast *
Salicylic Acid is a Blood Thinner
And must be used sparingly and with care
Therefore i have not been able to test it on its own.
It is one of the Ingredients contained in the Oil Free Neutrogena Face Cream
and as such i have applied in the past in different areas for quite some time
– and initially in some quantity as well- with good results
regarding clearing hard, dead, lizard skin – but
Have Not been able to determine whether it kills Malassezia.
I only use it rarely nowadays and in very small pimple size areas
and it Does Not appear to Kill
I have generally replaced everything chemical
with Acidophilus Mix – with far greater results.
K5: * zinc oxide kills Malassezia *
Again, No Absolute Certainty or Evidence that it Kills.
I have used it in two different forms;
1) As a Cream – for Nappy Rash
but it contains a lot of Peanut OIL
and OIL – – – * ANY OIL*
Is an Absolute ‘NO! – NO!’
when it comes to Malassezia!
2) As a Foot Powder:
( Zinc Undecylenate, Zinc Oxide, Talc, Aluminium Chloride )
I used it on my Feet out of necessity some time back,
but it did not make much difference, only short deterrence
so i Replaced with Acidophilus Mix for the Vulnerable Big Toes
and Sea Water for the rest of the Foot.
As a powder has proved an effective deterrent
in the Under Breast Area keeping it Dry.
NONE of the ingredients of either
Zinc Oxide or Talcum Powder
are good for the Body.
A necessary evil i ONLY use In That Area
Alternately with Fragrance Free Talcum Powder
and only for a s long as necessary.