Welcome to Atlantic Dermatology loed inWilmington, North Carolina. I'm Crane, I'm a board certified dermatologist, and I'mhere to talk about Pityriasis Rosea. Pityriasis Rosea is a condition that pops up usuallyjust onceyour life, so at least you don't have to deal with it on multiple occasionsand it's a rash. You might have a sore throat or a little bit of an infection, then threefourweeks later next thing you know you pop up with a spot that looks like a fungus or aringworm. And it will be first be noticed by a single circular area. It might be a circularred area on your chest, for example, or on your back, and that we call the Herald Patch.And the next thing you know, you got a lot
of smaller spots that sometimes will followyour skin lines around the belly, around your backshoulders, and it looks almost like lotsof little spots of fungus popping up on you. Sometimes it itches, sometimes it doesn't.Now lets say you have this rash that pops up on you; if you do nothing whatsoever aboutit, many a times it goes awaysix to eight weeks, butdark skinned patients it mayleave spots: dark spots, dark circular areas and you want to get rid of it because it mayitch or it may bother you or you just don't like the looks of it, then topical steroidcreams are often helpful. So you go, you see your dermatologist, often they'll prescribeyou something like Triamcinolone cream or
sometimes even Prednisone by mouth. And ifyou starton a topical steroid or the Prednisone by mouth, you'll often watch the rash disappearin a matter of three or four days or so, and it clears up, and that's the end of it. Soif you have Pityriasis Rosea, if you have what looks like fungus but doesn't seem tobe responding to antifungal cream, then see your dermatologist.
Candida Case Study 4 John Diabetes and Psoriasis
Thanks for tuning into my tutorial once again.I'm going to do another case history today. This time it's case history number four. I'mgoing to read a little bit from my book, Candida Crusher. This is a case study of a 58yearoldmale named John who lives hereNew Zealand. John's not his real name, of course.John and Susan are patients to our practice. Together they own a large and highly successfulnational franchise chain and have worked hard all their lives to achieve the amazing successthey now enjoy. John is a Type 2 diabetic with major patches of psoriasis that occasionallyspiral out of control. The scaly patches of skin up his arms and legs are quite an embarrassmentto him, and once he mentioned to me that he'd
dearly love to have beautiful skin for summertime,so he could go out and play golf without having to wear long trousers. He'd like to wear shorttrousersthe summertime. He also likes the beach. He's quite a wealthy man. He hasa huge property on the beach. He has a large avocado farm and he's quite an interestingcharacter. The problem with John, though, like a lotof people, he likes wine and chocolate. He loves red wine. He loves motorsports. He lovesgolf. He loves to chill out and relax with a nice big glass of red wine and a few piecesof dark chocolate. After a successful bout of liver detoxifiion, John experiencedalmost total remission of his psoriasis. And
when John adheres to the principles of theCandida Crusher program, he's basically free from psoriasis.What I should explain to you is what underpins a lot of psoriasis cases,fact, 78 percentof research shows a yeast infection underpins psoriasis. Many, many people out there withpsoriasis, when they clear their Candida up, they have an incredibly beautiful result withtheir psoriasis. They can almost clear up their skin entirely. Lots of psoriasis patientsare addicted to sugar. They'll either ink alcohol or they like sweet foods or take awayfoods. Many of them are high stress and they worked out that stress is a trigger. And,of course, when there's stress, they'll reach
for salt, sugar, or fat, one of those threebad things. And often that combined with the stress, which increases cortisol and stimulatesinflammation, bang, they've got a big psoriasis flare up or outbreak.John's a naughty boy. Occasionally, when he lets his hair down and has a whole bottleof red wine, he really flares up with his psoriasis big time and then he'll be on thephone to me, quot;Eric, what have I doneé It's really bad.quot; And then I'll talk to his wifeand I'll say, quot;What has he doneéquot; And she'll say, quot;Well, he's had red wine again and lotsof chocolate and he's been out with his inking buddies.quot; And, of course, you know, there'susually cause and effect. The point I'm making
is if you're really serious about gettingrid of your psoriasis and yeast infection, you need to look at these habits. Habituallyinking wine. I had a patient yesterday on Skype from Australia.A manhis 30s. He's a plumber. A very nice man. He got a total cleanup of his skin, butthen he went to his brother's. His brother has got a child, a one year old, who justhad a birthday party and he had 10 cans of beer. For two days later, his skin flaredup really bad and he's on to me saying, quot;What am I going to doéquot; And he said, quot;I know I'mbad. I've got to be good again.quot; The issue with this young man is he started to get sucha good result and clear up, he thought, quot;Well,
I'm okay now. I can go back to having a fewbeers,quot; and then bang! Away came the skin again. Cause and effect.What we can learn from case four, from John, is (a) there's certainly a link with psoriasisand Candida78 percent of cases; there's lot of research that validates that. You cango to Google and have a look, psoriasis and Candida, there's a clear link there; (b) manypeople with psoriasis and also Candida have got cravings and addictions to one particularlyfood I find, but it could be several. They need to cut that food out, to stop that anepair the lining of their gut, and that can give them a fantastic result and it boostsselfconfidence.