Thank you Ted, for that information. After about one month of Poikiloderma of Civatte, it had spread from my neck creases to my chest, just about where a necklace would be. The itching got to be just too much. I stumbled on Ted's account of the kangeroos eating grass with a fungus in it. I did research online to find out what to eat in an alkaline diet. Actually I could see improvements within 24 hours and a big change in 48 hours. I am now on day 10 of the diet and I have no more symptoms. I did cut back one day during that time and I ate more acid food, but then the itching started to get worse, so I knew the diet was working. I am eating brown rice, hard boiled eggs, nuts, green apples, lots of fruits and vegetables, lemonade, some yogurt, only very small amounts of meat & shellfish once a day (because these are acid), no sugar at all. I am willing to stay on this diet indefinitely to protect my liver. Do you have an estimate of time when I can eat more acid foods such as raisin bran with milk for breakfast? (age 68, female)
I suffer from Poikiloderma of Civatte. Doctors here in Boston say it is sun damage. Even though I have used sunscreen extensively it is getting worse. It is on my neck and upper chest. I have tried 4-5 liver cleanses using the olive oil/grapefruit method and I take supplements (Vit A, C, E, D) probiotics, quercitin, flax oil. I am intrigued by your article, however I only saw one response.
1. have others had success doing this?
2. Is there a way to reduce the redness?
3. I read Borax is poisonous, how can you apply it to the skin.
4. is there a better way to cleanse the liver?
Hi Ted, just wondering how much hydrogen perioxide to apply to the neck and chest and baking soda do you use in the water for piokilderma. is there anything else I can do for this condition? Thank you
I've had this condition for 30 years. They aren't patches (spotty) but my back is all read and chest neck and face. Chest and neck are the worse. I was told to try IPL but it costs $1,000 and I don't have that much.
Hello Sir, in my opinion I DO NOT think you should try IPL laser treatments. My husband I believe has this condition, it started out with some discoloration. He wanted to nip it in the bud so to speak, so he went ahead and had several treatments. He regrets it now big time. It exacerbated his symptoms immensely, the discoloration is the least of his problems now. He now deals with tingling, itching and extreme pain. I wish someone would of warned him of the dangers.
Heat aggravates the Poikiloderma so IPL is useless and only agitates. Notice how the red get more pronounced whenever you exert yourself or in hot weather even if you are out in the sun? There is a cold 'laser" treatment I have been told Fraxel Repair laser can be more effective but all paths are expensive so I am looking for a natural way. Anyway, I just wanted to reach out about the IPL and other "HEAT" producing treatments, the Poiki monster lives on heat and just reproduces. Good luck. I wish I had all the answers, I would be a very wealthy woman. :-)
Just wondering what is best to rid the redness from Poikiloderma?