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Malassezia Yeast: Symptoms - Photos and Comments

                                                          ( June 11 )

                         Malassezia Symptoms - Photos and Comments


                              " Crawl, Burn, Itch and Scratch All Day..."

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(Any number, combination and severity of symptoms may be experienced at different times.)

* General  Itchy, Prickly, Burning sensation all over the body

* A sudden strong, Acid like, Burning sensation on the skin

* Usually followed by maddening Itching

* Developing within hours into itchy Bumps

* Eventually breaking into Burning caustic Lesions
  (more details below in the comments section)

* Sharp but quick Pin Pricks in different parts of the body including face and toes.
  On Legs or Torso often they result on a Blood Red pin size Circle. (Photo 1)

* Spontaneous appearing usually semicircular Itchy / Burning Scratch Lines (Photo 4)
  on the skin often two or three together, usually on the arms, hands or buttocks.

* A thin, invisible to the eye, but highly Itchy, Burning, Grayish Sticky Substance
  on many areas of the skin, becoming visible when rubbed off
  by applying warm water or methylated spirits and gentle repeated rolling/rubbing
  pressure with the fingers. (Photo 5 - 6)

* Lice or Spider like movement* in the Hair and Scalp resulting in matting, hard to untangle
  and Burning, Itchy sensation on the Scalp, which if given a chance,
  eventually resulting in painful Bumps followed by Itchy Lesions.
(possibly stage 1 of Malassezia laying a Grayish Sticky Layer GSL, as mentioned above
   for the Gritty Granules that will develop onto Scalp Bumps and Lesions.

* Small white Gritty Granules, sand like, deposited on Hair, Scalp, (as above)
  as well as Eye Lids/ Lashes, on back, Finger Nails and Toes
  also eventually resulting in Painful Bumps followed by Itchy Lesions. (Photo 2 -3)

* Sudden Intense Shivering, topical or all over the body during mobilization
  in or out of the hair Follicles. May be experienced only topically on the legs or arms
  or all over the body. Usually followed by sensation of feeling sick internally
  i. stomach or as if blood has been injected with poison (most likely)

* Dry, Stretched, Prickly, Scaly Lifeless like feel of alternating areas of skin
  as if affected by corrosive liquid – the effect of the Grayish Sticky Layer.
  Very Painful and Uncomfortable as the skin ' pulls ' with every movement.

* Crawling sensation on different parts of the body at different times
  as if one or several creatures are crawling on some areas
  such as Head, Face, Ears, Torso back and front, Buttocks, Legs and Toes
  as well as outer Pubic / Genital / Anal areas.

* Crawling /Slithering sensation In and Out of the Private areas...

                                          ( Jan 12 )

* Recent discovery also indicates Restless Leg Syndrome
          (more below and in separate dedicated entry)



            Malassezia Photos of Symptoms and Effects


            1) Malassezia Blood Red Pinhead Size prick circle


                  2)  Malassezia  Lesions on Back / Shoulder


                Photo 3:  Malassezia  Lesions inside Buttock/ 
                Photo 4: Malassezia Paper Cut line inside Buttock


                 5) Malassezia  Grayish Sticky Layer Rub Offs


                6) Malassezia  Grayish Sticky Layer on Clothing

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Bump localised activity consists of combined small pin prick sensations
  and rolling sand like, spreading outwards to the surface, in alternating periods of activity
  approximately every 20 minutes or so,  and periods of rest.
  The skin surface is gradually damaged as the lesion is developing and the yeast digging in
  and spreading, the whole process usually lasting for approximately three to four weeks,
  then stops and skin starts to heal but with scars left behind, size depending on depth and
  extend of lesion. During the time of inflammation and bleeding it is not unusual
  for more bumps to be created adjacent to the area as more shards are attracted
  to ready availability of blood and prepared skin area. (Photo 2)

Scratch Lines seem to be the reverse of the bumps, in that they appear suddenly
  accompanied by intense itch and burning- and it is not clear to me so far
  if they spring from under the skin or dig in from the surface inwards
  by a sudden release of corrosive liquid that ‘eats’ the flesh
  while the bumps burn and itch first and gradually rise from under the skin.

Lice or Spider like movement in the Hair
  Several times daily and during the night  there is a Spider or Cockroach like 
  Crawling sensation on the Scalp / mainly the  Hair /or hair follicles.
  If i raffle my hair immediately for a while it appears as if the creature leaves the place
  and runs to either my ears, face or through the neck down to my back.
  During Bath time after a while having lathered the hair with shampoo it also feels as
  if the shampoo 'froth' ... starts to move away from the scalp/hair while there is no water
  running so i guess it is " It " relocating away from the shampooed area.

Small white Gritty granules
  I have collected some and they have developed within three weeks approximately
  and some when looked under the microscope looked like they might be
  or contain what appears to be fungus. (See Brief History and Photos)

Grayish Sticky Layer GSL
  Usually on my shoulders, buttocks, thighs, shoulders, chest and belly.
  I have to rub it off the skin almost every morning each time from one or two areas.
  (Having a hot bath with soda in seems to help)
(OCT 12 : More effective applying Zinc Pyrithione Shamppo "Head & Shoulders"
                  just prior to bath time, then scrub with a Nail Brush  -see Before-Now -How)  

Crawling / Slithering sensation In and Out of the Private areas
  I believe or rather i know for sure, they live there.
  I have used Combatrin (Bemedazole) for intestinal worms
  and Clotrimazol for Candida  yeast in the vagina and have observed
  -whether they die or just leave- that all gets quiet but only for a couple of days or so.

                                                 (21 Jan 12)

*Recently i have indications that it also causes Restless Leg Syndrome
 ( though not in all cases as there are other causes for RLS )
  because Malassezia concentrates both in the outer as well as inner Anal ring area
  constantly stimulating the highly sensitive nerve endings
  and this is felt more prominently at night when the person / body is resting
  and all muscles less tense.

The stronger the jerking the more Malassezia concentration in the area.

One or two 2 Ltr warm clean water Enemas, partially clean the area temporarily
and relieve the jerking for a short period of time until more go back.

I suspect and have indications -too long to elaborate here- that Restless Leg Syndrome
on the left leg in women is due to concentration in the Vaginal and / or Uterine area
(OCT 12 : where it also lives and is created - see later Entries).

Inserting Acidophilus capsules helps reduce concentration and relieves
leg muscle jerking / spasms as well as Increasing Friendly Bacteria presence.