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I've diagnosed myself with lyme and probably babs and now waiting for my LLMD appointment in early April. I've been on doxy for three weeks.

I have on-going rashes on my lower legs and other joints since August 2006. I googled yeast infection and saw this image that looks like the new red-dot rashes I have

Actually I began to have this type of rashes before I started abx and now I have more.

Is there any test for yeast infection? The ID doctor I saw and my PCP couldn't figure out why I have these rashes.

Any suggestion is highly appreciated!

PS: I drink water with fresh pure lemon juice and have extra virgin coconut oil now and then.

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Someone posted about a similar rash, but I can't remember the cause. Did you check out bartonella??

Look thru these links for rash pics:

Treepatrol's links

As for the yeast...Great Smoky Labs are the best for testing yeast. I would go with the DIET and see if it improves your rash. It may take a few weeks on the diet.

Can you talk your LLMD into giving you Diflucan and/or Nystatin in the meantime??

Candida diet and elimination:
Lyme symptoms list compared with yeast symptoms

"Successful control and elminiation of a Candida Albicans overgrowth requires a multifaceted program as described below. Failure to follow ALL the steps simultaneously will result in slow progress and will lengthen healing time significantly. The program should be tailored to the individual and must balance the need to eliminate the Candida and deprive it of its food source while insuring proper nutrition for the individual."

Five Steps to Candida Elimination:

1. You must starve it into submission by eliminating its food source.

2. You must kill it with anti-fungal herbs and supplements.
[e.g....garlic, onion, caprylic acid, Pau D'Arco capsules or tea, clove, grapefruit seed extract, olive leaf extract, oil of oregano, tea tree oil, Echinacea, Goldenseal, black walnut, MSM, barberry root, uva ursi, neem leaf, biotin]

3. You must reestablish the proper balance and quantity of probiotic bacteria in the digestive tract. [...multi-strain lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus capsules with FOS should be taken between meals to maximize repopulation of the digestive tract by beneficial bacteria.]

4. You must reestablish proper levels of all B vitamins (yeast free) and utilize other immune enhancing supplements to boost immune system function. [e.g ... B complex vitamins (yeast free), biotin, beta 1-3 glucan, colostrum, maitake mushroom, vitamins A, C, E, zinc and selenium]

5. You must cleanse and heal the digestive tract to promote proper elimination of toxins and Candida and assimilation of nutrients. [e.g...chlorophyll, MSM, omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed and salmon oils, GLA found in borage, evening primrose and black currant oils. Pantothenic acid, digestive enzymes between meals]

Opinions, not medical advice!

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