Alternative Medicine/rash


dear tonja,
about 2 weeks ago i started to develop a rash on my calves and on my buttocks which spread to my mid back. it was terribly itchy& occassionaly burning and it seemed to have the symptoms of yeast infection. now it seems to be drying and i am shedding the old skin. it still get itchy but less (thank god).

i went to see a naturopath this week who doesn't think it's yeast causing the rash but my body trying to get rid of things. i was wondering if there is a way to tell if it is/isn't the yeast infection? (wish it isn't!) i need to know if i need to keep the strict diet i've been on.

i am 37, thin but like my carbs and pastries. i have had athleete's foot on and off for a while and my first 2 vaginal yeast infections in the last 4 y.  i have dealt with quite some stress&grief in my relationship about a year ago - can the body still try to heal itself this way?
thank you so much for your time!

Hello Esther,

It is my understanding that a rash is the body's way of trying to get rid of something. We have 4 chanels of elimination. The main two are colon/kidneys. If the body does not eliminate through these well the skin/respiratory system will help with this elimination.

Can it be candida? Good questions. I believe you can go to a dermotologist and have them scrape it and look under a microscope to see.

The adrenals also back up the skin. If the adrenals are stressed this can also promote a rash.  

If you feel it is the adrenals, I specalize in this area and do offer phone consults as well.

You can contact me at
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Tonja Wells is a Certified Natural Health Professional. (C.N.H.P.) and a Certified Herbal Health Consultation (N.H.C.). She is currently working on her Naturopathic Doctors degree. She has been working as an herbalist since 1992 years. Tonja can answer your questions on herbs and herbal health needs in most areas such as having more energy, weight loss, allergies, stress, depression, ADHD, hormones, stress, PMS, menopause, herbs for children and much more. She specializes in putting complete herbal health and nutritional programs together for clients.


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