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Malassezia~New Discoveries-PhotosConfirmations(5)




      *Malassezia ~ New Discoveries and Photos Confirming Old (PT5) *


Malassezia~ Now you See it – Now you Don’t! (PT 1) *


   PART 5 /1


The Day after the Digital Microscope was re-installed in my laptop

i thought it would be a good idea to check my fingers and see

how things with Malassezia were going and whether i could see

the same things as back then when i had trouble accepting what it was

and if my observations and interpretations of its liquid state

were as constant and correct.


Below is the first Photo i took of one finger

– the rest three or four of them looked pretty similar. 

  Malassezia after Treatment MD

   ( Dead after Acidophilus???… )                                                                     

  The First thing i noticed

  was the Dull Green Colour as if tinged with a touch of Gray.


The Second thing i noticed was that the View was Static!

Nothing was moving, nor Shining or Playing ‘Peek -a- Boo’

with the Digital Microscope Lights hiding then re-appearing etc

   as i had observe some time back no matter how long i kept

     the DM on, withdrew it and tried again and again…


 I had an hour’s Bath at 5.30’ am and it was now Noon.

       I had already applied a couple of Acidophilus treatments 

      in some areas due to movement i felt and some for prevention

 but had not directly treated my hands or fingers

  so i could not explain what exactly was the situation.


    This was now the Second time catching Malassezia

looking Green – but Not Fluorescent like below

Malassezia Fluorescent Green 2Malassezia Fluorescent Green

                                          as in the Entry

  “Malassezia ~ Acidophilus ~ and Fluorescent Green (PT1)


 Could the Grayish tinge be a Confirmation

that Orange/Yellow or Green (fluorescent) turned Gray  when dead?


                      Being Static seems to prove this idea 

                 but i never like to jump to quick conclusions

             preferring to put things under persistent scrutinising

            repeated testing and observing within a length of time

                    before i can feel reasonably comfortable

 accepting theories and possibilities as closer to facts.  


     And if dead … then what had killed it?


               Was it because my hand was handling 

                  and applying the Acidophilus Mix?..


  1- Original photo – 2 and 3 in two different hues to illustrate clearly

 the consistency of the dull Green look

Malassezia after Treatment 3 MD


To test the Theory of Acidophilus possibly being a slow Killer

but Killer nevertheless, instead of just a protector or healer

     i decided to take a different action and check results.


       So the next day…..

( Continues in next Entry)


     (DM* Digital Microscope)

          For your Convenience:

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(1)

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(2) 

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(3) 

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(4) 

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(5) 

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(6) 

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(7)

                       (Part 8 to Follow)





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Malassezia~New Discoveries-PhotosConfirmations(4)




*Malassezia ~ New Discoveries and Photos Confirming Old (PT4) *


* Malassezia~ Evil ‘Eyes’ – Two Weeks On  *


                                          PART 4


Blobby Ear samples left deliberately on BM* slides exactly as they were

in order to be observed in a few days again for any possible changes.


Below Blob One – First Day

As detailed in Entry

Malassezia~Acidophilus and the Creamy Yellow Blobs(PT2)

Malassezia Blob with Hyphae- Microscope MD 1

Long Filament like lines (hyphae?)


A week and a half later, part of the blob/gel like ‘Body’

  had partially dried and thinned out

  to separate droplet like particles

Malassezia  Revealed Hyphae MD

while some disintegrated leaving behind

     what initially had looked like  ‘Filament / Hyphae’ lines, 

      that Actually Were Hyphae!


   One Alive and Blood Impregnated

previously obscured by the gel

and the Other Gray and Disintegrating


They were very long and i had to scroll down the slide

taking several shots to cover their entire length.

Again i found it very hard to align the iPad camera

 with the Top viewer Eye of the BM*

mainly a ‘click – hit and miss’ pot luck effort

but i got a few good shots


Here is what the Second View Revealed 

  The Red ‘Live’ One

   (Scrolling from top tip along its length)

Malassezia Hypahen with Blood

Malassezia Red Hyphae 2 MD

I suspect the split indicates where a Nodule part may have been 

Malassezia Red Hyphae 3 MD

(Noting Similarity to Red Hyphae in the Earlier Original photo Below)

Malassezia  Coloured Filaments3 MB


The Gray Disintegrating One

Malassezia Disintegrating Hyphae 1 MD

  Malassezia Disintegrating Hyphae 2 MD

Malassezia Disintegrating Hyphae 3 MD


Below Emerging from the Blob

Malassezia Emerging Hyphen 1 MD

And Zoomed-In (by sere Luck!) for more Detail  


Malassezia  Semi-Circular shapes  MD

                A Circular shaped part also clearly visible                                                              

                       And as viewed by both Microscopes  Below

    Presente in  “Malassezia~Acidophilus and the Evil ‘Eyes’(PT3)

     Malassezia  Spores - Microscope Views 1 MD


Following the Hyphen all the way down its length…

Malassezia Long Filament MD


   * * *

(BM* Biological Microscope)

(DM* Digital Microscope)


For your Convenience:

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(1)

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(2) 

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(3) 

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(4) 

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(5) 

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(6) 

Malassezia ~ New Discoveries–Photos–Confirmations(7)

                       (Part 8 to Follow)





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Malassezia – ‘Dying Off’ Symptom – K



     Malassezia Keywords


K * malassezia die off symptom *

Malassezia Dying Off


       From time to time i do experience the  “Dying Off” Symptom 

                   but as an onset of a Group of Symptoms

                            rather than a generalised one.


      Most or all of those Symptoms usually occur Simultaneously.


– Intense ripples of Shivering all over the Body

  (not caused by fever or external temperature)                                                            

– Sudden outbreak of Catarrh

– Runny eyes

– Feeling as if my Blood is Poisoned

– General feeling of Illness like Flu or Cold

– Nausea


During those times it feels like a sudden outbreak or re-contamination                      

has taken place and those symptoms are the reaction of the Body’ s                          

    defence mechanism rather than Malassezia itself “dying off “.


I know when diyng–on an external part of the Body– it releases some evil stuff

but i have not discovered or isolated any item or group of , that may cause

Malassezia to die Internally and consequently producing those symptoms.


The fact also that during the onset of those symptoms i get to experience

increased activity confirms the fact that it is not  Malassezia dying 

but rather … growing instead – triggering the Body’s responses.                                                 

Malassezia and immunity                 

Additionally, in most occurrences i can trace it back

to coming in contact or handling something that has potentially

been carrying something ‘still able’to jump to life.            

The onset of symptoms can start as soon as an hour or so after contact

or a full day later and i am guessing that it is due to how long it has taken

for the ‘invader’ from a dormant state to start spreading and affecting the Body…


It has also happened -but more rarely- as if it all appeared out of the Blue

and have been unable to trace it back to anything i have touched or used etc.

I have never been able to connect it with any Internal or External treatment

as i have never used any Internal -except once-*1 and the External whether

Chemical as used way back or Natural  as during the past couple of years

have been Topical only and rather impossible to affect such massive response.


Usually when a ‘Die off’ syndrome occurs and cannot trace it back  

to some potential source of re-contamination, i try to determine  

whether there may have been a different type of exposure, such as

a mild cold or virus etc, which in turn by occupying my immune system

and weakening temporarily its defences is providing Malassezia

with a free, more favourable environment to proliferate uninhibited

                     -but never appears to be the case.

Therefore I am convinced that in My personal case and experience                      

 the “Dying off” Symptoms are not an indication of Malassezia itself

    Dying but rather my Body’s immune response to an outbreak.                                               

Malassezia and Inflammation R       

                                  Now one may ask:

      “ How can you tell the Dying off Symptoms are definitely due 

      to a Malassezia outbreak and not to a Flu virus or mild Cold? ”  

It would be a valid question and the lines of differentiation can often be too thin!

For example, if i had a Cold i would most likely experience

most of the symptoms as well as an increased Malassezia activity…



Time after time i have noticed that there are certain things that Thankfully

       though they never get to kill or even make a dint to Malassezia

   they severely inhibit its activity often bringing it down to an abrupt halt.          

              Another extraordinary thing is that Malassezia knows

           i am coming down with a Cold or Flu or severe Bleeding               

      about a day or two before i do and i am … the last one to know…

             therefore if the symptoms were due to a Cold or Flu 

       i would be experiencing a … suspicious slow down of activity.                   

Additionally, one of the symptoms specifically has never, in my case

been part of a Flu or Cold – and that is the ‘Poisoned Blood’ Feeling

which i am sure it is not a ‘feeling’ but either my Body’s Fighting

chemicals or Malassezia release of its own which cause

localised  inflammation as well as immune system stimulation  

                       – or possibly a cocktail of Both!

      Fortunately the Symptoms never last for more than 2-3 days

     and with Daily Maintenance, activity falls back to normal levels

                             and all symptoms disappear.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               *

*1  Refers to Internal Prescription Medication

     I had tried several internal treatments listed in 

Malassezia Yeast: Complete List & Results of Substances & Methods Tested



             It appears that some of an Outbreak  Symptoms

                    are also  experienced during a Die Off.

I have also come to identify one which is characteristically different

                    when an Outbreak  than a Die Off.

    A rather Peculiar very Strong Taste and Smell in  my mouth

    which is simultaneously Sour and Bitter during an Outbreak

        but Awful like Sewerage or Dead Blood when a Die Off.

           The Sourly-Bitter one  is frequently faintly present

                but Overpoweringly Strong during Outbreak.    




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Malassezia Categories of Treatments (5)-D


Malassezia Dictionary

Malassezia: Deterrents – Fakes  Killers – Breeders

On the Opposite side:

   Malassezia Fighter Benefactors 

Malassezia Benefactors


Malassezia: Defenders-Soothers-Healers

Applied On the Body Externally


* Acidophilus Capsules – Deterrent – Soother – Healer

* Seawater and Seaweed – Deterrent – Soother – Healer

* YAM  Mixture –  Deterrent – Soother – Healer

    (Yoghurt – Milk – Acidophilus Capsules Mix)

* Aloe Vera – Soother – Healer

   ( Fresh Plant Only! -No Commercial Gels)

 * * * * * * *

* Head & Shoulder (Zinc Pyrithione) – Deterrent

Methylated Spirits– Deterrent – Only Temporary while wet

* Mycil (Tolnafate ) – Deterrent  – Only Temporary till powder scatters

* Neutrogena* – Cleans Dead Layer Skin

– Requires several applications

– Must be left on for long time or overnight

– It contains Salicylic Acid*– Blood thinner – may cause Bruising or Bleeding

   There are better and safer alternatives available .


Treatments  Internally


Malassezia T3




Regular Daily intake:

* B complex, B1. B2, B3, B5, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E etc

Additional taken for many months:

Amino-Acid Complex, L-Tryptophan, L-Tyrosine, L Lycine, L-Methionine,

Phenylalanine, Cysteine Hydrochloride, Melatonin, Lactoferrin,

Inositol, Biotin, Vitamin D, Rutin & Bioflavonoids, Magnesium Orotate,

Iron plus, DHEA, Alfa Lipoprotein.  



Pau D’Arco, Dandelion Root, Liquorice Root, Fennel, Milk Thistle, Slippery Elm,

Spirulina, Horseradish, Kelp, Ginseng, Echinacea, Hawthorn, Gingko Biloba,

Olive Leaf, Alfalfa, Withania, Bloodroot, Wormwood, Colloidal Silver,


Parasite Treating 

Herb Infusions, in Capsules, Internally and Externally as Poultices 

Wormwood, Chaparral, Black Walnut Leaf additionally to Green and Black Tea

Chamomile, Lemon Myrtle and whatever other varieties available.
Foods -Fresh Raw and Some Dried


Garlic, Onions, Ginger, Parsley, Mint Leaves, Lemon

Chilli Peppers, Green and Red Capsicum, Apple Cider Vinegar


In addition to the tonnes of my regular daily variety of Bananas

Paw Paw, Avocados, Cherries, Grapes and other seasonal available:

Apples, Pineapples and Kiwi fruits, some Grape Fruits


There was Never an Absolutely Clear indication

either on adding or stopping any item

  that made any difference.


I have also experimented with Whole Diet Changes for several Months

and some Detailed Reporting of Findings is due in Upcoming Entries.


–  Medications

Some Medications could partly fill the role of a Missing Eliminator

                                     but even them

Require Long Term Treatment and Only have a Temporary Effect


Malassezia Defender

More details about Treatments and Methods

 see:  * Malassezia Blog

               * * *

  Malassezia Categories of Treatments List 

Malassezia Categories of Treatments (1) – D  

Malassezia Categories of Treatments (2) – D  

Malassezia Categories of Treatments (3) – D   

Malassezia Categories of Treatments (4) – D   

Malassezia Categories of Treatments (5)-D





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Malassezia Categories of Treatments (4) – D


Malassezia Dictionary

Malassezia: Deterrents-Fakes- Breeders and Killers

Malassezia and Environmental Treatments

Malassezia T4


In the Bath and / or Directly on the Body – (Topical Results)

* Laundry Detergent

* Pool Salt in bath water when seawater not available.

* Mineral tablets in bath water whensea water not available

* Bicarbonate Soda

* Natural Sea Salt (Celtic)

* Epsom salts 

* Alfalfa, Wheat Grass, Barley Greens

* Charcoal Tablets

  ( Some  More Aggravating or No Effect whatsoever )


Some Methods Used

Water Bombs with a richly wet facecloth

  (LOL! when i was a Naïve Newbie and did not know the right way to do it)

Hair Drier , Heater and Cool Fan

   (Deterring until Area returned to normal temperature – Cool Fan Ineffective)

* Extremely Hot Water or  Air – ( No Difference )

* Extremely Cold Water – wash /dip in wash basin   ( No Difference )

   (Perhaps if emerged area for an hour in ice blocks

   and manage to avoid hypothermia, clotting, heart attack etc….

   would such risk be worth the effort to treat topically only and temporary?)

* Extremely Cold Water –  walking in the Sea

    (Highly Effective especially when temperature 16 C)

* TENS Machine (Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation)

   Topically Effective -Drawback: the pads are coated with glue gel

   thus re-inviting yeast when currents stop


* Dousing and Treating Internal Vagina area

   (Temporary relief but not effective clearing)

* Inserting Vitamin C powder -tablet

   (Appears Malassezia likes acidity – seems to attract instead of repel)

* Inserting Salt and Soda individually and together –(Made no difference)

* Clotrimazol Cream as well as Tablet

   (Tablet only may have been OK but not available in quantity.

   Cream was a disaster of Malassezia attraction due to its emollient basis.)

* Inserting Antibiotic tablets -Temporary deterrent

* Inserting Cotton Wool  ( to keep area totally Dry)

   (Initially deterring while dry -Malassezia avoids dry- then becomes inviting

   due to its hair/fibre like quality and moisture absorption.


* Creating Environmental ‘Arctic Effect’

   (Winter 5-8 Celsius during Night- No heating-leaving window/door open

   and turning the fan on – no Blanket no pyjamas just light vest and knickers)

   No Effect on Malassezia – could easily come with me to the North Pole…

* ‘Heat Effect’ – Using Hair Drier on High

– On Head/ Scalp

– Near as close as possible to delicate Private areas

– Anywhere where a crawling sensation was felt

  (And while i was getting singed i could hear Malassezia laughing!)


* Intentional Perspiration Drenching

– Turning On Electric Blanket on High All Night

– Long Flannelette winter pyjamas

– Woollen Beanie on head

– Covering Body with Quilt plus Blankets

   (This certainly brought it out of all areas but did not do it any harm

   Perhaps the heat threatened it or perspiration /humidity stimulated it.

   One beneficial result was that a lot of Malassezia Gray /Orange sticky

   was on my Clothes rather than on my Body)

Malassezia on Clothes 1 MD


* Heat Soak – Nail Brush Scrub- with Pyrithione Zinc

  (Seems to be a moderately effective control on both body and scalp

  It is still  part of my daily routine.


until suspected formula change with detrimental effects – and discontinued 


  ( Generally most of the above except where otherwise stated

     either More Aggravating or No Effect whatsoever )


Environmental Treatments

* Swimming in Chlorinated Pool – (not anymore)

   (Drove Malassezia into internal areas -took me a long time to realise

    although i could feel it crawling as soon as i hit the water

    and chlorine dried the skin rendering it vulnerable to easy Malassezia digging)

* Swimming in Salt-Chlorinated Pool – (not anymore)

   Same as above but more quiet time before its returning to the surface

   which i had also initially wrongly interpreted for a while as clearing.

* Washing All Bedding and All Clothing Daily (still Do!)

   Yet there have been times when i was dealing with fractured bones

   and was unable to follow strict routine yet there was no dramatic change. 


* Bombing the House with Permethrin and other Pesticides 

   No Effect whatsoever!

* Discarding Furniture, Bedding, Clothing etc.

   (2/3 of All Contamination Susceptible items replacing with new)

   Felt good buying new ones but No effect on Malassezia 

* Moving Out of Home and Renting – in Newly Built Apartment

   A very Expensive Eye Opener to the Reality and Nature

   of what i was truly dealing with. 

   Many helpful discoveries – Many puzzle pieces came together

   many false beliefs or interpretations cleared and observed 

   with a more open accepting mind,  leading to better

   healthier and more effective solutions been followed since .



Yet Some Measures Necessary to a Moderate Degree

As Reasonable Daily Maintenance


( For More Details See Relevant Entries 

   on right side Menu –  and on Malassezia Blog)


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Malassezia Categories of Treatments List 

Malassezia Categories of Treatments (1) – D 

Malassezia Categories of Treatments (2) – D   

Malassezia Categories of Treatments (3) – D   

Malassezia Categories of Treatments (4) – D    

Malassezia Categories of Treatments (5)-D


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Malassezia Categories of Treatments (1) – D


Malassezia Dictionary

     Malassezia Categories of Treatments (1)

Malassezia Fighters


Malassezia: DeterrentsFakesBreedersKillers– Introduction


In the Very Long List of items i have used throughout the time

there have been some items with different qualities and results

depending on the way used –i.e On the  Body Internally or Externally

or on Environment i.e Carpets/Furniture/ Bedding/Towels/Clothing etc.


Since this may be confusing to the reader who usually lands

on an isolated Entry found through Search engines by Keyword

i decided it might be helpful to attempt to file them

in particular categories and then clarify some points

about their operations and results.


Some of the items belong to one – two or all three categories

depending on the way and / or conditions used.


  I have Observed Four Main Categories:

      Applied On the Body Externally


The Deterrents The Fakes  The Breeders  – The Killers


*  The Deterrents can be divided in subcategories:

– The Neutrals – Neither Kill –Nor  Attract Malassezia

                             just Prevent and Stymie Yeast cycle completion

– The Bilaterals  – Deter initially -for a short time- then Attract back


*  The Fakes  – Expected to work – – – But!…

                          Have No Effect or very Short and Undetectable


* The Breeders  – Theoretically and Falsely Believed to Kill

                              Instead Facilitating Yeast Multiplication


* The Killers can be divided into three categories 

–  The Bullets – Effective on Impact

–  The Poisons – Slowly over time

–  The Bombs –  Blast the embedded Yeast but leaving a painful mess


On the Opposite side we have the Fighter – Defender Benefactors:

     The Defenders  –The Soothers and The Healers   

–  They Defend the Area, Sooth Burning and Itching and Heal Lesions


            Coming Next:   Malassezia Categories (2)

                                          * * *

        Malassezia: Deterrents – Fakes – Breeders – Killers 

            Malassezia Categories of Treatments (2) – D 

            Malassezia Categories of Treatments (3) – D 

            Malassezia Categories of Treatments (4) – D 

            Malassezia Categories of Treatments (5)-D







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Treatments: “Big Difference-No Difference” – D


   Malassezia Dictionary

     Malassezia Methods and Treatments

* Big Difference – No Difference *

                      Malassezia Chart MD

        * One Important point of Clarification  *


                                       When i Say:

“Something Does/Did – Does Not/Did Not  make Any Difference”

     i mean it in regards to Curing / Eliminating  Malassezia.


As i mention throughout several entries in the * Malassezia Bog*

        there are many things that DO and Have MADE

      a great deal of Difference –  in my Own Condition

          Compared to How it was in the Beginning

                    and How it is  Now regarding 

                Malassezia Presence and  Activity

         as well as its Symptoms and Effects on my Body.
             The Difference has been Tremendous                                                                                      
       … yet Malassezia is still Present and Active.

    Only a Good Immune System can keep it in Check and Unnoticed

                 – – –  though Still Present and Active – – –

          as a Naturally Occurring Body Flora – on ALL People.


There are though,  Methods and  Items that serve

as Deterrents – Healers – Soothers and as Killers

that when  applied under Certain Conditions

Can Treat Successfully Specific Needs and Purposes 

   * Topically – Externally – Temporarily *


          Most ‘Medicated’ Items appear near useless

while some Medications fill the role of the missing Eliminator 

requiring Long time Treatments and even them have only

a temporary effect due to high Malassezia Recurrence.

( I shall deal with Each Category above in Detail in upcoming Entries ) 

  * * *

  Also wherever i use the term ‘Spores’ it is because of lack of a better

      descriptive word for the  newly ‘hatched’ Malassezia cloned sister

                    and the ‘meatball’ spherical  appearance 

                   of surrounding hyphae developed shards 

                   viewed under Microscope and in Photos

                 – mine as well as those in Google Images.

      (More on the subject of multiplication in upcoming entries)


              Malassezia Immunity MD

       For Additional Info and Details on Treatments and Methods see:

        * Malassezia Blog *


    Recommended  Reading Entries in Order of Posting  

                *  MALASSEZIA BLOGS  *

Malassezia Blog WP

                   Malassezia Blog *   

       Photos – History of Treatments and Results

Malassezia Daily WP.

                   Malassezia Daily *

New Photos – New Discoveries
Treatments and Results


                Malassezia Health Quest *

Malassezia Issues – Related Topics
Readers Questions Answered
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