It’s no surprise lowering carbohydrate intake has brought on a rash in all the typical locations: left and right side of my chest, middle of my back and down below – all that’s missing is the abdominal region.
Is this [Prurigo Pigmentosa] due to ketosis? Is it Candida, or possibly Lyme or other infection? My guess, all off the above. I’ll hopefully get a little closer to an answer when I see a Lyme doctor tomorrow.
Today marked Day 7 of my transition to a Zero Carb (ZC) diet – my first ever attempt. I’m hoping as toxins are released through the breakdown of fats, this rash will eventually let up on its own. Time will tell. In the recent past, I would merely up carb intake in order to make the rash disappear because I refuse to worsen my leaky gut with antibiotics.
Days 1 through 6 consisted of Intermittent Fasting and slowly lowering carbs to avoid keto flu, which thankfully helped. Today I consumed under five grams of carbohydrates. I will continue staying as close to ZC as possible moving forward. And I will keep tabs on the progress of my rash, whether you like it or not!