The Morgellons Confusion

The Morgellons Confusion -MQ
Q1- “mogllon is fungus malezzia”
It appears Morgellons is more widely known
due to general public confusion, than Malassezia is.
The Keyword above and the ones below
will illustrate what i mean by confusion:
Q2- “what is morgellons demodex mites”
Q3- “morgellons lice whats difference
         between lice and morgellons”
Q4- “morgellons candida
Q5- “was medusas hair morgellons” ****
The words in green, indicate creatures in their own right
medically identified and recognised, including Malassezia,
while Morgellons has yet to get there …
I am not refuting its existence but i am not in a position
to accept or reject, other than on personal level
until it is officially done by Medicine.
Q5- “was medusas hair morgellons”
I believe this Keyword refers to my Entry in Malassezia Blog
Malassezia Hyphae: Bloodsucking Medusas
The Reader is in a Malassezia site reading and looking
at a Malassezia Photo yet asks if the Hyphae ( hair)
                           
is … Morgellons!…

Medusa-MQ

 ‘I rest my case!’ 🙂

Q6- can morgellons be mistaken for lice
I would be more inclined to put this question in the Reverse:
Can Lice be mistaken for Morgellons?…
Lice is a Parasite while Morgellons is a bunch of symptoms
created by … ‘something’ either existing and confused as Morgellons
or Something not yet fully or officially identified or recognised. 

K1- “treatment for morgellons eye infection”
I wonder if this was a similar case to the ‘Medusas hairs’ entry
Reader intending to reach the Three Blepharitis Entries
Malassezia~Dealing with Chronic Blepharitis (PT1)
It is hard to tell which keywords were entered inside the Site
and which ones were keyed-in in external Search engines.

K2- “morgellons paper cuts”
A classic case of Malassezia mistaken for Morgellons?
I have mentioned in some earlier entries that some people
believing their symptoms are Morgellons while they may in reality
be Malassezia. Paper cuts are a characteristic Malassezia Symptom.

K2- “morgellon’s in intestines”
K3- “morgellons in vagina”
K4- “morgellons hair parasites”
K5- “morgellons lesions on the scalp”
K6- “morgellons lesions on buttocks”
K7- “near infra red morgellons”
K8- “cream of tartar morgellons”
This Entry in Malassezia Daily might be helpful
Morgellons&Demodex Symptoms-Malassezia Solutions

K9-“morgellons and the end of imes”
‘Morgellons and the end of T-imes’
Quite an Interesting Keyword…
I wonder what the Prophet had in mind
– Oops! …i meant the Reader! Lol! 🙂

K10- “mupirocin morgellons”
I am sure this keyword was not meant for any of my Sites
unless the Reader was already in one of them  
and inserted the keyword in the Site’s Search area.
I don’t know much about it so i Googled Mupirocin
and this is what i found.

“mupirocin cannot be used for extended periods of time,
or indiscriminately, as resistance does develop
and could, if it becomes widespread, 
destroy mupirocin’s value as a treatment for MRSA.
It may also result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms.”
( Source link provided below)

Morgellons-Mupirocin

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One Night with Malassezia

Night with Malassezia -MQ
             K1- “one night with Malassezia”
This Keyword had been used quite some time back.
It appears to have resurfaced again on a frequent basis.
Either the Reader liked my Earlier humorous addressing it
or has been using it as a way to land in the Site
to continue reading on Related to it Entries…
        Quite Nice whatever the case! 🙂

For those not familiar with what a Night with Malassezia entails
                            i shall say briefly:

Whoever has a Night with Malassezia, one things is guaranteed;
they wake up in the Morning – IF they have slept at all!-
                             Looking like this:

Night with Malassezia-MQ

Photo Re-Blogged from: Fresh-out-of-the-shower-and-ready-for-another-day 

             On a Serious note:

Malassezia being active at Night
becomes one … generous Insomnia Contributor…

Prior to falling asleep, many people,
some knowing they have Malassezia
-and many unsuspecting and yet to discover-
experience Restless Leg Syndrome
– a Sign of Malassezia Congested Colon –
as well as general Restlessness throughout the night.

There is a Two Part dedicated Entry
dealing with Ways to Improving Sleep

Malassezia and Sleepless Nights (PT1) – & (PT2)

I have applied these methods myself for a number of months
and have been enjoying a full 6-7 hours sleep every night
despite bathroom visits, so i guarantee they work
if one is willing to make the necessary changes.

            K2- “Malassezia in Tooth”
If Malassezia attacks the Lips and often the tongue and sides
of the mouth, it is not surprising it spreads on the teeth as well.

Sores on Lips1 -MQ

I remember many years back during a Dentist visit
my mouth was salivating liberally and he said:
“I m guessing you must be eating lots of Sugars”
He was right; back then i was a very young ignorant Sugar addict.
I felt highly embarrassed as if he knew my addiction, which
i was trying to curb with repeatedly failed promises to myself
till the day i had an epiphany that changed my whole Life
but that’s another story for my Defining Pathways Blog…. soon…

This embarrassment served to remember his comment
and in recent times i have often wondered whether it is the
rich saliva and presence of sugars –Only Fresh Fruit these days!- 
that attract Malassezia to the mouth. It strongly appears so.
I have also noticed that during periods of colds or flu and high
temperatures when there is a feel of dehydration and dry mouth
that my Teeth look like coated with an Orange Film
(The very familiar Malassezia Sticky Biofilm!)
I have taken recently to brushing my teeth immediately after
having a Fruity meal and noticed a marked difference in its
presence around the mouth, compared with my brushing
a little later in order to enjoy the Fruity taste a bit longer.

I must be clear here: Toothpaste does Not kill Malassezia.
It helps remove some of the Biofilm off the teeth
and washing and rinsing the mouth reduces any sugar presence
which also helps reduce its attraction to the area.

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A View into Candida Albicans

Candida Albicans -MQ

         There are a Number of Good Reasons 
for an entry devoted to Candida Albicans research:

1- As Part of General Research on Related Topics
2- As a Yeast with many Similar -if not identical-
    to Malassezia Symptoms
3- It is as much of a problem causing affliction 
     to as many People as Malassezia – if not even more 
     and possibly some of the Readers may be dealing
     with Candida rather than Malassezia
4- My personal interest  in learning about it, even though
    my Medical results, which i do not trust, were negative,
    so that i can compare and perhaps benefit to some degree.
5- Having come across 2 informative entries
    i believe will be of interest and benefit to many Readers
    and of which i shall Re-blog excerpts below
    with accompanying Links for those interested
    in reading the complete versions.

Needless to say that having no direct exposure
or personal experience of either its Symptoms
or Treatments, i rely on research sources and publications
of which i am not in a position to confirm accuracy.
I am presenting here what i find interesting and learning
about it myself. Its Malassezia Sister is a different story
because i know intimately its Ins and Outs… literally! Lol!

                                    About Candida
Candida is Part of our Body’s Flora but like Malassezia
turns to an Opportunistic Pathogen when the immune system
cannot control its proliferation.
It is capable of invading any site of the human body,
from deep tissues to organs, such as heart, lungs, kidneys
esophagus, genitals, digestive track as well as skin and nails.

The Oral Infection is called Thrush and affects the mouth
The Vaginal Yeast Infection is called Vaginitis
Candida Penis Infection does not appear to have a name
and neither does the Intestinal track one.
Onychomycosis is the term when it affects the Nails.
Candida causes Oral Thrush and Nappy Rash to Infants
( and i suspect digestive disturbances as well…)

Morphological Characteristics

Candida Morpho-MT

At the end of the video one can see a few elongated cells
developing into Hyphae.

See also:  Malassezia ~ Candida – Are they the same?

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 Excerpts Below Re-Blogged from Candida Albicans – Alcohol and Sugars…

Today a brief summary of the sugars in our diet and the similarity between sugar’s effect on the body, and that of ethanol, the active ingredient in alcohol beverages. Candida is a yeast and thrives on sugars – but the worst offenders are not natural sugars but those contained within our processed foods. To understand the role of these sugars you need to become aware of the impact of every mouthful you ingest on one of the most important organs of the body including the liver which is the guardian of our health.
………………………………
We tend to eat and drink mindlessly – it is all about the taste and the immediate gratification or even high. When we are young we rarely think of long-term consequences of our actions. However, our over consumption of sugars in our daily diet and the current binge drinking culture in some of our countries, is going to manifest in a great many health problems. Not just those in middle to old age, but for a younger and younger generation.
Why is your liver so important? 
What happens to the liver when you consume either ethanol or sugar? 
Should you eat fruit and drink alcohol if you have an overgrowth of Candida?

Below Excerpts of: The opportunistic pathogen lurking in 70% of us… 

 What happens to Candida to allow it to take over?

If Candida yeast is allowed to grow unchecked, it changes from its normal yeast fungal form to a mycelial fungal form that produces rhizoids. These long, root-like components are capable of piercing the walls of the digestive tract and breaking down the protective barriers between the intestines and the blood. This breakthrough allows many allergens to enter the blood stream causing allergic reactions. Mucus is also formed around major organs and in the lining of the stomach. This prevents your digestive system from functioning efficiently. The result is poorly digested food and wasted nutrients. Your body begins to suffer a deficiency of these nutrients and it leads to chronic fatigue, an impaired immune system and disease.

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Malassezia – Yeast or Fungous?

Yeast or Fungous -MQ

 Q1 – “Difference between Yeast and Malassezia”

Malassezia is Both Yeast and Fungus.
Being too small and imperceptible by the naked eye
it is hard to tell with certainty what the difference is
between its Yeast Form and its Fungal/Hyphal Form
other than what can be seen under Microscope
or the Severity of Symptoms.

(Click on Images to Enlarge)

Malassezia Smell
This does not mean that the Yeast does not develop Hyphae
as is evident bellow and in the Photos of my own Samples.

Yeast Hyphae
With the Caution in mind that i am not a qualified scientist
– not to mention the fact that Malassezia appears to be a source
of confusion even among the Qualified ones- i will say that
from observation of Both
– My Sample Photos –viewed under Microscope- and
– Severity of Symptoms (Significantly Changed)
it appears that the Yeast forms Smaller Hyphae
and Some of the Symptoms such as the Lesions
are not as Severe or as extensive as in the Fungal form.
This of course could be only my personal experience
based and as a result of treatments and methods i use
and may not be true to other people in regards
to severity of Symptoms, but not sure if this would also
apply to the size of the Hyphae as well.

Q2 – “can malassezia cause odor”  

Yes, it has a very characteristic Smell.
Actually i have identified three different ones.
One when in the initial stages of its development
one when it dies Internally – known as ‘Die Off ’–
and one when the Biofilm actually starts to dry and die externally.
The First one is a peculiar Sour type of smell like something
has gone off and not very perceptible to other people.
I also believe it may vary slightly from person to person
depending on their skin, perspiration and personal body smell, etc.
Perhaps this is what Van Abb describes as Fruity
-I m guessing a Researcher with a funny sense of smell –
as it smells nothing anywhere near fruity at all…

Malassezzia Fruity-MQ

The Second one may also be varying depending on individuals’
diet and Internal Canal condition. Lucky not have smelled
anyone else’s but mine is a very characteristic
rotting fishy sewerage …with a ‘freshly… dead’ hint to it.

The Third one is Common To Practically Everyone.
I have smelled it on My Man, Myself and Numerous Strangers
both Men and Women of Different age groups from Teens
to Elderly – many more elderly than the younger groups. 

Ash

It smells strongly like Ash left in ashtray for days but without
the cigarette pang – much like dead skin burned to Ashy stage.
Very Pungent …

Q4 –  “can black walnut kill malassezia parasite”

When i first read this question my mind had a spontaneous reply:
‘The black plague cannot kill Malassezia’
Nevertheless i better return to a more sensible civilised mode
and say i have tried black walnut leaves for some time
but… i don’t need to say more do I?…
Anyone who has read carefully though my Bogs would know why.  

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Malassezia – Internal or External ?

Malassezia Internal or External -MQ
Q1 “is malassezia internal or external” 

Malassezia is Both Internal and External
Internal as in the Intestinal Track and Vagina
And External as on Skin, Practically every area on Body

Malassezia in Faecal-Vaginal Samples S-MQ
Photos above show Malassezia in Faecal(1) and Vaginal (2) Samples
                 and Below Malassezia on Fingertips

Malassezia Fungus on Finger Tips 1-MQ

Q1-2  “is malassezia internal or external” (2)
Another way to look at this question is, as
 Is Malassezia Endogenous or Exogenous

Endogenous:
1- having an internal cause or origin
2- growing or originating from within an organism.
 Exogenous:
1- having an external cause or origin.
2- growing or originating from outside an organism

I am not sure if Researchers have established firmly whether
Malassezia is Endogenous or Exogenous or Both.
The Info i have read while researching has been suggesting
exogenous as being airborne, but recently while searching
for something i came across an article referring to it as
‘…therefore indication is, it is Endogenous…” 
unfortunately i did not stop to copy that part and not sure
whether it referred to it as generally so or as in a specific case.

Going by my own experience and considering that i cannot see it
or confirm its origin other than its presence in Samples taken
both from internal as well as external areas, and the fact that
it appears to be able to complete its Cycle both Internally
as well as Externally, i strongly believe it is Both!

The One very puzzling -to me- and still unexplained mystery
is its consistent Trips ‘ In and Out’ of the Genital areas
i.e Anal Canal and Vaginal area and the ‘When’ and ‘Why’
and ‘How Many Times’ in the Cycle – as i cannot confirm 
if what comes out goes back in –and possibly returns outside
or stays inside – or if what goes inside stays inside 
or comes out again and/or back inside…
A Microchip or Distinguishing Biofilm Colour could prove helpful
for tracking it Lol! …but none available to me other the sensation
and proof of what i can Intercept as soon as i sense it in Motion.

Q2 “is malessia yeast alive”

I am guessing the Reader means
Is Malassezia a Live Creature or a Condition/Symptom
such as Allergy , Dermatitis etc – again guessing.
Yes it is Alive as seen under Digital Microscope 
and it does cause a host of Conditions /Symptoms including Dermatitis. 

Malassezia on Finger Tips 1-MQ

In Photos above Malassezia on Finger tips in motion
moving constantly, changing shapes, separating into smaller
‘puddles’ then regrouping each time into different shapes.
Disappears under the skin then reappears again.
Its density and appearance changes as it matures.

Q3  “do mallassezzia yeast have legs”

Reader very generous on ll‘s, Ss‘s and Zz‘s 🙂
No, it has no legs… but it often develops Hyphae/Filaments
and during that time it often feels like it crawls on the skin
but the sensation is deceptive because at that stage
it is topical, stationary and ready to start digging into the skin
to obtain blood and does not -cannot- crawl anywhere.

Malassezia Filaments -MQ

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Is there Yeast on my Skin?

Malassezia on Skin or Body-MQ
Q1 “how can i tell if there is yeast on my skin”
Q2  “can you have a malassezia infection in your body”
Q3  “malasezia a parasite”

Practically Every Person has Yeast on their Skin and Body
Top to Toe – Internally and Externally
Not Just Malassezia but other types of Yeast as well.

Malassezia Normal Skin Flora 2- MQ
Most, like Malassezia, are part of Natural Body Flora.
Some are Beneficial to the Body but some, like Malassezia
are opportunistic ‘creatures’  and turn into Pathogens
when something goes wrong with the Immune System
caused by Illness, Stress, Antibiotics, X-Rays, 
Chronically Poor Diet, Grief or Bad Relationships, Lol!
-ok that was meant to be a joke … but Divorce is real!-
as many other of Life’s circumstances.

So, Malassezia ‘Technically’ is Neither a Parasite
Nor an Infection as such but when it turns into a Pathogen
its Behaviour and Symptoms resulting,
closely resemble either or both!
It can start a chain of  Symptoms in either predominantly
isolated areas or cause general Problems all over the Body
and the Condition can become chronic
– if not dealt effectively in the early stages –
or cause general Problems all over the Body.

Many Symptoms are often puzzling or confused with other
ailments or causes, especially because many people
do not know much -if anything- about Malassezia.
As to how one can tell if they have a Malassezia “Problem/ Infection”
or it simply lives quietly on their skin 
can be determined by Symptoms or Ailments if Pathogenic
or signs if its presence is ‘Silent’ and causing no discernible trouble.

Signs of its Presence if not causing any great Problems
can be detected as the occurrence of

– Dry or Cracked Skin
– Dirty, Black looking Nails for no apparent reason,
– Poorly looking Breaking Nails,
– Sensitive, withdrawn, Red Cuticles,
– Red Itchy Eyes,
– Unexplained Cuts on Hands,
– Non healing Sores
– Restless Leg Syndrome,
– General Restlessness – and many more …

I have described and detailed how i have dealt
with most – if not all – its many Pathogenic Manifestations
in great Detail in  Malassezia Blog and Malassezia Daily Sites.

Malassezia Mini Gallery 1-MQ
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Malassezia Head to Toe (2) – A

 Malassezia Head to Toe 2A -MQ

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         Malassezia Healing Lesions and Scars on Back

Malassezia Lesion healing 1 -MQ
All Photos in this Entry are simple Phone Camera Shots
neither magnified as when under Microscope nor Enlarged for details
and still easy to see
– Widespread Orange Biofilm
– Red Healing Lesions
– Healed Lesion Scars
The least of my worries back then was whether the Scars would be
permanent – in fact i very much expected they would be –
but the majority have totally cleared and any remaining
are very faint, hardly visible at all.
Great really considering that back then the Lesions were
frequent, large, extended, fairly deep and lasted near 4 weeks
compared to the occasional tiny, pimple size ones that may
sneak up nowadays that usually last for a few days.

Malassezia Healing Blisters under Breast (1)

Below the First of Two major attacks i have suffered throughout

Blisters under Breast 1 -MQ
The Blisters shown above were already in a healing stage.
The initial affected area was much more extended.
The Left side shows the Gray -Drying and Dying- Biofilm.
If Scrapings were examined under Microscope they would reveal
still virulent hyphae ready to create more Blisters if left undisturbed.

Malassezia Healing Blisters under Breast (2)
       The Second of the two major attacks.

Blisters under Breast 2-MQ
It was primarily caused by a forced Malassezia relocation
from Scalp due to a Shampoo and another Product change. 
Much more severe than the First, quite extended and painful
but this time with the right treatment the healing process was faster
and surprising, it left No trace of the event behind it.

Below stage 2 – on the Recovery

Blisters under Breast 3-MQ
The Redness and Inflammation still strong but Blisters smoothed
and area around it clearing. The hardest part was to keep away
new batches attracted to the inflamed area.

(Click to enlarge)

Malassezia Blisters under Breast 1- MQ

                          Stage 3 and 4 Recovery

Malassezia Blisters under Breast 2- MQ
Fast Progress and steady Clearing – Miraculously No scarring…

              Malassezia Biofilm on Shoulder and Neck

Malassezia on Neck and Shoulder 1 A-MQ
Widespread Biofilm on the Skin making it look dirty
and if layer is thick makes the Skin dry as it dries out
and feels rough to the touch like a desert Lizard.
Some Itchy Redish areas still visible (circled).
If not interrupted have the potential to develop into Bumps
and eventually break out into Lesions.

More on the Legs below

Dry Skin 1- MQ
The Skin looks dirty and distinctly Bumpy in the covered areas
but smooth and lighter where free. 
It starts Orange or Semitransparent but turns Gray as it dries
and much  harder to clear off.

                           Malassezia Biofilm on Feet

Malassezia on Feet1- MQ
Much the same as above – areas affected marked with arrows.
Initially it causes a Burning, Itchy sensation, then as the Biofilm
dries and its ready to dig into the skin it feels like it is crawling
on the surface. 
At this point it must be scrubbed off before it causes problems.

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Malassezia Head to Toe (1) – A

Malassezia Head to Toe 1A -MQ
                  Malassezia Affecting Eyelashes (1)

Blepharitis 2-MQ
The Eye area Provides many elements vital for Malassezia,
   such as:
Hair Follicles
– Moisture
– Natural Eye Fluids
A naturally preferred Malassezia area  during periods of stress 
or diet related dehydration and a refuge for when trying 
to control and contain  
a Scalp problem bombarding the head
with chemicals and medicated shampoos. 
None Kills Malassezia on Impact  -if at all- and therefore forced
to re-locate to another area- Ears and Eyes the two closest ones.
If there is a general weakness there, it is liable to settle 
and start a Cycle of Blepharitis.
The photo above  is one testament of such a Cycle 
which i have been fighting periodically to this day
– only now i know how to keep it under control  
and prevent it causing the problems evidenced above.

Malassezia Affecting Eyebrows 1A-MQ

Starting from the Eyebrow, we can observe parts 
                  Thinned out and Missing.
In the Photo below the Top Eyelid is Swollen and Red

Blepharitis 2-MQ

So are the Eyelash beds Top and Bottom.
Particularly noticeable is the total lack of Eyelashes
on the lower part while on the top they are poor
with thinning gaps in between.

Malassezia Affecting Eyelashes (2)

Eyelashes 1 -MQ
Closing the Eyelids can observe the built-up of Malassezia
at the Gritty solidified stage. Very hard to clear it off
and takes time when it has reached this well-embedded stage.
(See earlier Entries for Grit view under Microscope)

Malassezia Affecting Eyelashes (2 -2)

Eyelashes 2-MQ
Eyelid Stretched to maximum for easier view of details.
Top Eyelid shows how densely imbedded is the Grit
-took me a while to realise what it was doing and by discovery time
it was too late for effective clearing – so i concentrated on prevention
and deterrence while gradually clearing the crusty Grit.
The Bottom part shows the scant presence of eyelashes
and looking carefully, several Bumpy areas as indicated by the arrow.
 
Malassezia Liquid, Grit and Discolouration

Malassezia in Eye and Eyelashes 1 -MQ
In Photo above, white circles are Microscope light Reflections.
Dark Cream Arrows point to Malassezia at the Liquid stage.
It is transparent but clearly visible and distinguishable
with an in-between water and jelly, look and viscosity.
Gritty particles on the Eyelashes, in both photos, i.e a later
more advanced stage – as well as Eyelash Edges Discolouration.

Malassezia Liquid and Orange Stage of Biofilm

Malassezia Biofilm on Outer Surface -MQ
On the Left –Orange Arrow point to Orange spread of Biofilm
on the outer part of Eyelid and on Right, red semicircle points
to Transparent Liquid stage. Under Microscope it shimmers
and constantly changes positions and shapes.

Eyelashes Before and After Treatment

Blepharitis 1-MQ
The Double Photo above shows the Two States
of Before and After Triple Action Healing Treatment
was consistently applied for sometime:                          
1- Daily Cleaning Maintenance
2- Daily Deterrent Application
3- Healing and Eyelash Enriching Treatment
Details:
Malassezia~Dealing with Chronic Blepharitis (PT1)
Malassezia~Dealing with Chronic Blepharitis (PT2)
Malassezia~Dealing with Chronic Blepharitis (PT3) 

             Scalp Recovery and Rich Hair Growth

Hair and Scalp 1 - MQ
At the time when my Hair had started falling off
-fast and in clumps, estimating i had only a few days left 
to act before going bold – i was in too much distress
to think of taking any photos.
The Photos above are at a Total Recovery stage of Scalp
clear of Redness, Burning, Itch, Bumps and Sores
and A healthy Rich Growth such that the scalp
was not visible through anymore (photo 3)
Back then i used Lethal Drastic Methods
for which i Paid a Price and learned a Lesson
but have maintained control and containment since
with a much healthier way of care and maintenance.
Details in: 
 Malassezia: Lethal Strategiesof the Past (2)
 Malassezia: Hair and Scalp Treatment
 
And Several Later Entries in Malassezia Daily  

Malassezia Bumps and Lesions on Outer Ear and Face

Bumps on Face - MQ
These Photos above were also from earlier times 
when i had suffered repeatedly some really vicious attacks 
in the outer part of the Ears and the Crease point at back.
I scrub meticulously there every day to dislodge and interrupt
any attempts of Malassezia settling in the area.
There was also some brief time i had Facial Bumps
and some -but not all- opened into bleeding lesions.
Both areas have been trouble free in recent times
but i have been keeping a vigilant eye.

Malassezia Bumps and Sores on Lips (1)

Sores on Lips1 -MQ
They can be easily mistaken for Cold Sores or Herpes
because they have similar Blister Cluster look, symptoms
and duration and usually strike during Colds, Flu, Fever
which cause dehydration and lowered immunity.
They both last approximately 3 – 4 weeks.
During those times as described above
i find difficult to tell with certainty which one it is
except perhaps that Malassezia, does not stop just there
but spreads well in the peripheral skin area
of mouth, chin and cheeks.

Malassezia Bumps and Sores on Lips (1-2)

Sores on Lips 2A -MQ
Circled areas showing the most visible Bumpy Blisters

                  Photos date From 2010 Onwards 
——– For Farther Details on some of these Photos                                                  Methods and Treatments used – see
     — Malassezia Blog and  Malassezia Daily

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Morning Calm -MQ

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Toe Nail Havoc – A

Toe Nail Havoc A- MQ

     (Click on Images to Enlarge)

    Toe Nail after Malassezia Attack

Toe Nails View 1-MQ

This Poor Toe has suffered a full decade of Malassezia menace.
The story started years back – a short time after starting
long term Antibiotic Treatment for my Lungs.
Not knowing what it was back then – and for a long – long time
i kept bombarding it with antiseptic Oil antiseptic greasy Creams
Ointments and All the wrong things that Strengthened Malassezia
and aggravated the problem to the point where i lost the entire
nail several times. Typical proverbial behaviour of
‘Keep doing the same thing expecting different results”
but to my defence, there is something warped about the Brain
that believes that Oil somehow can kill everything
even to obvious contrary outcomes and results.
In this instance ‘feeding the enemy’ while ‘killing the victim!’
Eventually i learned what the problem was and was quick
to turn around and discard my misconceptions.
( I know many of my Readers still cannot resist the concept
and impulse of a ‘Bit of Oil’ or  ‘This type of Oil or that…’ 
Repetition and time will eventually convince…)
Actually this photo is from a latest attack when accidentally
smeared Oil on it during an ‘Oil Experiment’ and allowed it
to stay on overnight been too tired to attend to it properly…
Yes, you read correctly!… Oil Experiment…
( Full Story in Malassezia Blog   )

         Accelerated Toe Nail Healing during Treatment

Toe Nails View 4-MQ
Once the wrong treatments were stopped and the right ones applied
the healing was much faster than all previous times, usually taking
many months with long setbacks in between.

Healing Toe Nail protection during Treatment

Toe Nails View 5-MQ
Because most severe and uninterrupted attacks take place at night
when Malassezia is more active and our body in a less alerted state
i always take proactive measures to deter it from settling there
and starting a new lengthy cycle.
During the healing stages i wrapped it with Acidophilus Mix
on a Cotton wad and sealed it with Sports tape.
Now, being completely healthy i often dare leaving it uncovered
even at night but usually sensing activity there i cannot find peace 
of mind so i still cover it with a Cotton wad and deterrent agent.
(Noting here that Malassezia is both aerobic and anaerobic
meaning it can survive without oxygen, so covering it with just
band-aid does little to protect – may deter briefly from settling
but the glue on it is also attracting and inviting
so a more active agent is needed. Details in Malassezia Daily 

Stages of Recovery

Toe Nails View 2-MQ

Toe Nails View 8-MQ
The Double Photo above shows the state of Full Recovery
and Two of the three Stages of Recovery during Treatment.
Photo below shows All Four Stages of Recovery – Start to End

(Click on Images to Enlarge)

Toe Nails View 8-1MQ
Photo 1 – Shows Fragments of Sick Dead Nail Remained.
I kept cutting out what was progressively coming loose
to help clearance and accelerate healing and new growth.
Photo 2 – Cuticle loose and (not clearly visible here) some
new growth of a few millimetres from the root area.
Photo 3 –  Fresh smooth, clean growth covering 2 /3 area
still some partly affected but recovering nail at the top.
I kept cutting when possible to clear and accelerate growth.
Photo 4 –  Fully Recovered – still some Orange affected
clearing out and replaced by new.
Cuticle Restored, closed and tight, doing its job protecting
from Invasion. Brings tears to my Eye, women consistently
punish it by cutting back for the sake of some ill perceived
concept of Beauty – and i know some of you Readers will
hate me for this remark but Malassezia and other Myces
love what you are doing Both to your Finger and Toe Nails
making their entrance so much easier… and then laughing 
off all the antiseptic creams and lotions thrown at them
as i did persistently myself for a near decade …
Is Beauty – if it can be called so- worth the trouble 
this action may initiate?
Consider this:
How beautiful does a Toe Nail like the one in the first Photo
look like?… 
The fungi and Myces do not simply and accidentally                                             find their way there – They LIVE there!
That’s why Nature created a Stopping Door – The Cuticles!…

           Finally Toe Nail Fully Recovered

Toe Nails View 9-MQ
Now This looks Beautiful to me and cannot have enough
looking at it …and hardly believing i finally managed to Heal it!
                                    Absolutely Precious!

Below additional Notes regarding a detail in a Photo above

Left Side Photo – a Lightened version for clearer detail viewing
Right Side Photo – Original unclear version

 (Click on Photo to Enlarge)

Toe Nails View 8-2-MQ
The Photo above was taken at night in my Bathroom
with lights on using my low, only 3mp Phone camera.
Obviously, poor lighting produced a greeny- blue background
-actually our white bathtub wall- and also a greeny- bluish hue
on the Cuticle and part of the Nail, as well as on the base of
some of the smaller toes. Initially i was puzzled and thought
there might be some bruising so i checked closer and it looked
quite clear, i pressed and did not feel discomfort or swelling
then i thought the bathtub is bright white, not blue, therefore it
must be the poor lighting and poor camera combination
but i am not dismissing the possibility that the hue on the Toe
might be Gray ( = dead) Malassezia Biofilm
as it does persistently attempt to make a mess out of it, Lol!
One good reason i always protect it at night.

            Malassezia Lurking Unnoticed on Toe

Toe Nails View 6-MQ
This is my Man’s Toe – at first sight looking nice, clean and tidy.
-except perhaps to the …trained Eye – i.e… Mine! 🙂 that notices
that there is No trace of Cuticles  – and i can assure you
… he does not do the Beauty thing! Lol! 🙂
and Zooming the Photo reveals the Evil Presence around the edges
but in his case remaining unnoticed and uneventful… until!….
A small accident produced blood and inflammation in the area
and the devil quick to the opportunity, attacked and took hold!
I told him to let me attend to it but he wanted to finish the job first
despite warning him by then it might be too late.
And it was… Below is what followed…

Toe Nails View 7-MQ
Within hours the nail was dead and separated from the nail bed.
Fortunately for him he had an Experienced Healer at home 🙂
and restoration took less time than it would have normally 
and it had a good ending. Details in Malassezia Daily   

                  Photos date From 2010 Onwards 
——– For Farther Details on some of these Photos                                              Methods and Treatments used – see
     — Malassezia Blog and  Malassezia Daily

Sonatas SnapShot – Photographing Selfie Shadow…
(Kept following me so i needed evidence of ‘stalking’ 🙂 )

Shadow -MQ

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Malassezia Affecting Finger Nails – A

Finger Nails A-MQ

(Click on Images to Enlarge)

Malassezia Solidified Grit under the Nails

Finger Nails View 8-2MQ
Back when i took these Photos i was looking for the Liquid stage
presence and a ‘Before and After’ treatment effect.
There are two white Liquids dots (circled above) and None visible
on the Right but i had entirely missed the two more advanced
stages present, i.e. the Orange colour faintly showing on the Left
Photo in the groves of the skin but even the more prominent
solidified Grit collected under the Nails. (Red Arrow) 

Malassezia Gray Biofilm under the Nails

Finger Nails View 7-MQ
Gray Sticky Biofilm, looks like Nails are dirty and hard to clean.
This Nail belongs to my Man, he washes his hands like a beaver
they always look immaculately clean and he is neither a tool man
nor a gardener so the Gray view was a surprise.

Malassezia Corrosion of Nails and Cuticles (1)

Finger Nails View 2-MQ
Even now looking at the Photo on the left
find it hard to see these nails as not clean and reasonably healthy.
The cuticles are on the thin side but intact
and no marks visible on the Nails but appearance is deceptive.

Malassezia Corrosion of Nails and Cuticles (2)

Nail Corrosion-1 MQ
Viewing under digital Microscope the revelation was shocking!
Serious Corrosion of Nail edge, Cuticle side and Nail bed red
with blood blisters.

Malassezia Corrosion of Nails and Cuticles (3)

Nail Corrosion-2 MQ
Malassezia Corrosion of Nails and Cuticles (4)

Finger Nails View 3-MQ
                                       Photo below zoomed for details

Finger Nails View 4-MQ

Nails and Cuticles Healing After Treatment

Finger Nails View 5-MQ
– Blood Splinters gone
– Cuticle Corrosion healed
Healing, Growth and Extending of Cuticles clearly observable
White showing on the sides is Acidophilus capsule residues
left for healing/ protective purpose.
Different Treatments have been applied in different times.
Details in Malassezia Daily  

Finger Nails View 6-MQ

                  Photos date From 2010 Onwards 
——– For Farther Details on some of these Photos                                                                   Methods and Treatments used – see
     — Malassezia Blog and  Malassezia Daily

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Malassezia Now You See It–Now You Don’t–A

Now You See it-A-MQ

                        Malassezia on Finger Tip (1)

Malassezia Fungus on Finger Tips 1-MQ
Had it not been the Devil that it is, it would have been an absolutely
fascinating experience watching it Alive and moving constantly
and changing shapes, under Digital Microscope.
These white spots in the Photo above and the ones to follow below
were shimmering much like the sunlight keeps moving constantly
on the surface of the Sea.
A few seconds, then sensing the light or heat of the Microscope
ducked quickly under the skin surface and disappeared.
A few more seconds then started to reappear – checking?-
repeated a couple of times then all fell quiet as in photo below

                           Malassezia on Finger Tip (2)

Malassezia on Finger Tips 1-MQ
Several Days, different Samples, different Fingers, 
Same Behaviour of Hide and Seek with the D Microscope.
Perhaps that’s what it does all the time anyway…

(Click on Images to Enlarge)

            Malassezia on Finger Tip (3)

Malassezia Fungus on Finger Tips 2-MQ
Like small semitransparent paddles, appearing, disappearing
changing shapes – separating, re-uniting but never the same…

                      Malassezia on Skin near Eye

Malassezia Biofilm Colour1-MQ
The same Liquid, semitransparent quality and behaviour
was also caught at a different time – more recently– photo above.
This Liquid, same as in the Eye, when rubbed between fingers
until dry, reveals tiny gritty particles –Spores?
(See Earlier Entries in these Series for view under Bio Microscope)

                           Malassezia on Finger Tip (4)

Malassezia Fungus on Finger Tips 3-MQ
Closer examination of the Photo revealed the presence
of a small Spore Beaded Hypha – with the potential of developing
into a Scratch Line if not removed or perished (as Below)

Scratch line on Thumb A-MQ
              Below Photo Magnification for Hypha Detail

                         Malassezia on Finger Tip (4-2)

Malassezia Fungus on Finger Tips 4-MQ

     Malassezia on Finger Tip – Before and After Treatment

Malassezia on Finger Tips 2-MQ

Malassezia Fungus on Finger Tips 5-MQ

   Different Fingers – Same Result:
* Photo on the Left: Alive and Moving
* Photo on the Right: Static – No signs of Life
(Original Photos and Story in Malassezia Daily    
 Series  “What the Photos Reveal (PT 1-12)”

Malassezia: What The Photos Reveal – (PT 1) 

                  Photos date From 2010 Onwards 
——– For Farther Details on some of these Photos                                              Methods and Treatments used – see
     — Malassezia Blog and  Malassezia Daily

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UE-Sonatas Photo 7-MQ

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Malassezia Scalp Hyphae-Eye Grit-Lung Sputum–A

Scalp-Eye-Sputum A-MQ

                        Malassezia Grit in the Eye

Grit in the Eye1-1-MQ
There is nothing new to add in this section that i have not already
written  in the original Entry in Malassezia Daily
so i will briefly repeat the main point:
A hardly visible to the naked eye crystalline Grit caught
in the transparent stage Liquid Malassezia Biofilm in the Eye
at a Budding, Cloning Stage.
Arrows in Photo above show the point of the Forming Collaret

Malassezia Reproduction

Below Comparison of shape with Google Images

Grit in the Eye2-MQ
What might be of interest here is comparing
the difference of appearance of the same Grit
when viewed under Digital and Biological Microscopes.

Malassezia Eye Grit under B Microscope -MQ

The same of a Fatty Blob collected from the Ear

Malassezia Fatty Particle under Microscope -MQ

 And Scalp Hyphae

Malassezia Scalp Hyphae under Microscope -MQ
Full Story of Experiment and Lung Sputum in Malassezia Daily
                   “What the Photos Reveal” Series 1-12

Malassezia Fluorescent in Sputum1-MQ

Malassezia Fluorescent in Sputum2-MQ

Malassezia Fluorescent in Sputum3-MQ

         “What the Photos Reveal” Series 1-12
                             Link to Part 1:

   Malassezia: What The Photos Reveal – (PT 1)

                  Photos date From 2010 Onwards 
——– For Farther Details on some of these Photos                                                  Methods and Treatments used – see
     — Malassezia Blog and  Malassezia Daily

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Sea and Sky - MQ

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Malassezia BuddingYeast Stages-BloodHyphae–A

Budding Yeast Stages  A-MQ
          Malassezia Budding Yeast in Lung Blood (1 &2)

Malassezia Budding Yeast 1-1MQ
I have had periodic indications of Malassezia Presence
in my Lungs but unable to confirm until i finally obtained
a Fluorescent Green Sputum and examined a Blood sample
under the Microscope.
The Fluorescent Green i was quite familiar with
but the look of the photo above without Hyphae or Spores
looked rather uncertain except for what looked like a possible
formation of a Budding Cloning Collaret ( see green Arrows below)
which prompted me to leave the sample in the same spot
under the Microscope to examine at a later stage for signs
of development and confirmation of the Collaret indication.

Malassezia Budding Yeast 1-A-MQ
Here we can see a developing elongation of the shape
and Collaret forming. Even though i initially thought
there were no Spores visible, observing the size 
of some still developing buds (Black arrows) 
they most likely are Spores at an early development stage.
Behind the cluster of Black arrows two smaller also distinctly
elongated buds can be observed.

          Malassezia Budding Yeast in Lung Blood (3)

Malassezia Budding Yeast 2-MQ
The Photo above shows more clearly a developing Collaret.
No more development was observed after the third day 
without a host to provide nutrients and other elements …

Malassezia Budding Yeast Comparison with Google Images

Malassezia Budding Yeast 3-MQ

       Malassezia Budding Yeast in Faecal Sample (1)

Malassezia Budding Yeast 6-MQ
This too was a Recent Sample as the ones above
and -compared to those of much earlier times- highly confusing!
No plateful of a usual ‘Spaghetti and Meatballs’ i.e Hyphae
and just a number of too Large and too Fatty looking
spherical shapes to be Spores (meatballs).

* Looking for a familiar Repetition it never occurred to me
back then they might be Spores … in Development stage…
* I was also more familiar with the earlier Robust Fungal Form
not realising that the changes and improvements
had perhaps affected a change to its Yeast form.

Malassezia Budding Yeast in Faecal Sample (2)

Malassezia Budding Yeast 8-MQ
View of a Second Sample produced similar results
except that it contained one lonely isolated Hypha
shown in the Photo below

Malassezia Budding Yeast in Faecal Sample (2-2)

Malassezia Budding Yeast 5-MQ
I guess the Hypha is a tell tail linking indication of Budding Yeast.

Malassezia Budding Yeast in Faecal Sample (2-2)
Leaving the Sample on the same spot under the Microscope
for a later observation provided more “Budding Yeast’ evidence.

Malassezia Budding Yeast Augmentation 7-MQ
The Buds shown in Top Photo had augmented to touching point
closing the gap of distance between them.
Fat Globules could not have done that…

On the right side behind the two Buds there is also Blood
as shown in Photo below

Blood in Faecal Sample2-MQ
One more ‘Budding Yeast’ confirming Point?

      Blood in Faecal Sample ( Click on Images to enlarge)

Blood in Faecal Sample3-MQ
The full version of the same Photo above shows a second
smaller Spot of Blood and Zooming it reveals 

Blood in Faecal Sample4-MQ
the presence of a thin small Hypha dangling under the Blood

             Malassezia Budding Yeast – Blood and Hypha

Blood in Faecal Sample 5-MQ
             A close up shows Hypha is empty

Below the Two Faecal Samples with their
Budding Yeast – Blood and Hyphae Contents.

    ( Click on Images to enlarge)

Malassezia Yeast - Blood- Hyphae 1 -MQ

Below Google ‘Malassezia Budding Yeast’ Images for Comparson

Malassezia Google Images 1 -MQ

Malassezia Google Images 2 -MQ

                        Malassezia Free – Vaginal Sample

Vaginal Specimen A- MQ
The Recent Vaginal Sample seemed to be Malassezia Free.
No Blood – Hyphae, Budding Yeast in site
except for one long shallow segment filament, looking  more
like Acidophilus Bacteria than a Malassezia Hypha.
Black circles in photo are reflections of the Microscope Lens.

Below some Google Images of Acidophilus for Comparison.

Acidophilus Google Images

Acidophilus Google Images 3

The Good News seen the milder Presence in the Recent Samples
is Proof that the condition has Improved considerably
comparing with Samples five years back…

                  Photos date From 2010 Onwards 
——– For Farther Details on some of these Photos                                                  Methods and Treatments used – see
     — Malassezia Blog and  Malassezia Daily

Sonatas SnapShot – Crossing Seagulls

My Place -MQ

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Malassezia Biofilm Galore – A

Malassezia Biofilm A-MQ

Malassezia Biofilm in water Containers

Malassezia Biofilm Layer 3 -MQ
Above two containers i have used under a 10 Ltr Urn
installed in my Bathroom to supply steady hot water 24/7
– more economical than drawing from the hot water tank.

Urn

The purpose is to catch water while cleaning my hands
after dealing with Malassezia in different offended areas.
I empty and rinse the container after every use
but noticed it still tends to build a base and rim
around the walls after a few days.
The above ones were deliberately left to stand with water
until half full before emptied and not cleaned
for a number of days for the conduct of an experiment.
The Colour of Base and Rim while the Biofilm was Fresh 
was Orange and turning Gray when started to die.
I repeated the experiment with the wash basin
to see if there would be similar results
being a wet area but without collected or standing water.
The Photo below shows repeat of both colours and stages. 

                  Malassezia Biofilm in Sink – Test

Malassezia Biofilm Layer 4 -MQ
Both Orange and Gray can be observed but there is a difference.
Starts Orange as usual but appears to turn Gray faster here
in the outer drier areas while closest to where the water drains
it remain Orange longer wile in the buckets where there is
frequent collection of water it stays Orange much longer. 

                  Malassezia Biofilm on Cabinet Handle

Malassezia Biofilm Transfer on Items1-MQ
A New – All White Cabinet installed in my Bathroom.
Body still milky white as in first Photo (left) but the Handle
also milky white originally, has picked up the Malassezia
Orange, especially the bottom part where my hands touch
several times daily.

             Malassezia Biofilm on Pool Sides

Malassezia Biofilm Layer 5-MQ
There is a Malassezia and Pool Entry in Malassezia Daily.
The Orange Gray is easy to see in the Photo
and i have seen it Daily for a Decade at ‘eye to eye’ closeness
when i was used to swim but did not know back then what it was
–other than the commonly referred to as ‘Built-up Scam’
and wondering why the Chlorine was not clearing it…
For the same reasons it was not killing it on my Body!

Malassezia Biofilm on Vest after Perspiration

Malassezia Biofilm after Perspiration1-MQ
Gray and Dead.  Yet, No Soaking, Washing Powder or Chlorine
can clear it off the Vest – or any other piece of Clothing
from Underwear to Bed Sheets.
When Gray on Clothes it looks like Mould 
and when Orange it looks like Rust – making clothes fit 
for the Rubbish where they normally end up.

Malassezia Biofilm on Undies after Perspiration

Malassezia Biofilm after Perspiration2-MQ
The same as above, washed off by Perspiration on the Clothing
and nothing can clean it. Usually worse during Summer time 
especially on items that come into direct contact with the skin
so i buy bulk and when affected i throw them out.
Of course, considering the Contents and their Potential
despite Biofilm being Gray and Dead
-Contents still being alive and virulent!-
it is better to spill on Clothes than stay on the Body…

Malassezia Gray Biofilm on Bath Stepping Stool

Malassezia Biofilm Transfer on Items 3-MQ
A good eye opener about the incredible adhesive quality
of the Biofilm: Any illusions about thorough cleanliness
-earned by Soaking for One full Hour in a hot Bathtub
while Brushing,  Scrubbing and Scraping diligently
every inch of the beleaguered Body- then there is nothing
like the Devils Gray ‘Footprints’ to Shutter them!
Actually the Footprints are mine for the few brief seconds
i step on the Stool getting out of the Bath, while the Gray
is the Devils Biofilm … laughing at my face and whispering
from under my Feet “ And you thought you got Rid of me? ”
If the Pool Chlorine does not faze it and if a Bath like mine
which by the way sometimes back contained industrial strength
killers – but not anymore!- it speaks volumes about the little
creams and oils many rely upon for treating it…
Remember, i have Been there!…

Malassezia Biofilm on Dress after Perspiration

Malassezia Biofilm after Perspiration3-1-MQ
And here is the ‘Rust’ i was talking about and which was
to blame for thinking our washing machine was causing it
even though it was not really old but promptly replaced anyway
while the Rust … kept re-appearing despite! Lol!
Funny really, looking at the photo it pretty much looks like
a true Imprint of a Paper Cut Scratch Line (compare Insert)
and i am inclined to believe it likely had the Potential
if Perspiration had not washed it off my Skin.

A Good Question here is:
If an Hour’s Hot Scrubby Bath cannot wash off sticky Biofilm
how come Body Temperature Perspiration can wash it off
onto Clothing /and Bed wear?
My Guessing assessment is:
One cannot tell for sure but one thing i know 
and have mentioned in several of my Entries, 
is that i have observed and taking advantage 
of the a simple fact that : when it is very Fresh 
and before it settles on the skin it comes off easily
with warm water and a harsh cloth and even with
a cotton wad for delicate areas such as eyelids, etc.
Therefore, i am guessing that what washes off on clothes
is fresh and this also explains why despite Perspiration
i feel sticky all over – and that does not come off easily!

   Malassezia Biofilm on Cotton Wad Wrapping

Malassezia Biofilm Transfer on Items 2-MQ
The Cotton wad wraps above were used to protect
my vulnerable to attacks Toenails during the Night.
This is an exhibit from the bright Lime Green era, Lol!
Had the Wads not been well Soaked thoroughly through
with some good … Ol ’Dophilus protection
there would have been tears in the morning for sure…
( More details in Malassezia Daily Blog)

The Series of Photos Below show the Biofilm
in a more solidified fatty blob like stages.

Malassezia Fatty Blob on Cotton Bud (1)

Malassezia Fatty Blob 1-1MQ
This was Viewed and Photographed under Digital Microscope.
No ordinary camera could capture that – let alone my phone one
even though often similar copies of this had been visible
to the naked eye or using magnifying glasses.
Deceptively worm looking like had me wondering back then
before Malassezia identification.

Below a Magnification of the Photo for viewing detail

Malassezia Fatty Blob on Cotton Bud (1-2)

Malassezia Fatty Blob 2-MQ

        Malassezia Fatty Blob Collected from Ear (2)

Malassezia Fatty Blob 3-MQ
Similar Shape as the above of a more recent specimen
but ended up a bit distorted during transferring it
onto the glass pane for Viewing under Microscope.

          Malassezia Blob Collected from Ear (3)

Malassezia Blob 3-MQ
Again the Elongated Worm looking like shape
but in a later Solidified Crystalline stage.
I was in doubt back then about it because of its larger size
in comparison to previous ones and had not connected yet
all the stages of its transformation.
Unfortunately the Purchase of the Biological Microscope
that helped piece things together followed sometime
after the Digital one and i missed the chance to examine
its finer details, i e any Hyphae or Spores etc.

    Malassezia Fatty Blob Collected from Eye

Malassezia Blob 4-MQ
A Repeat of Shape and fatty looking consistency
this time collected from the Eye.
Two stages can be Observed here. On the left side 
we can see an earlier stage of semi-transparent Liquid form 
and on the right side the Thicker Fatty looking one.

Malassezia on Cotton Wad Inserted in Ear

Malassezia Biofilm on CottonWad 1-MQ
I have spoken in earlier entries about the one time that Malassezia
gave me trouble in the inner part of the Ear.
Above is a Cotton wad with Acidophilus i had inserted in the Ear
and when i took it out i was mystified about its Rich Green colour
– one of the many that followed during that period that coincides
with an almost All Green Diet* i was in at the time.

* The Green Diet may have partly contributed
    but was not the Only cause of the Fluorescing appearance

Malassezia Fluorescence -MQ

No Wood’s Lamp needed for Any of my Samples 
to see the Rich Brilliant Colours of Malassezia’ s Biofilm 
from the Transparent to Yellow, Orange, Lime, Green or Gray!

Malassezia Bioflim Colours-MQ

                  Photos date From 2010 Onwards 
——– For Farther Details on some of these Photos                                                                   Methods and Treatments used – see
     — Malassezia Blog and  Malassezia Daily

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Malassezia SporeBeadedEyelets and Hyphae–A

Malassezia Eyelets and Hyphae-1A MQ

(Click on Images to Enlarge)

                    Malassezia Spore Beaded Hyphae

Malassezia Beaded Hyphae2 -MQ

                                   Photos Above and Below
A Long Hypha with Spores beaded throughout Ready to Burst
and Scatter as Hypha Disintegrates, and Start a new Cycle.

Malassezia Beaded Hyphae1-MQ

Malassezia Spore Beaded Hypha attached to Single Hair Strand

Malassezia Hyphae 5- MQ
No matter where from each sample was collected
– From Head to Toe – Internally or Externally
There are always some common typical characteristics
to be observed, such as
1- Presence of Biofilm in varied colours and viscosity
     depending on the stage of Cycle
2- Hyphae at different Stages, with Blood or Spores
3- Spores in Hyphae, in Eyelets or Scattered
Above a single Hair Strand with a Spore beaded Hypha attached
4- Frequently also Blood

Below a Sample containing Three of the above elements

Malassezia Biofilm, Spore Beaded Hyphae and Eyelet

Malassezia Spore Beaded Eyelet 1-MQ

All Clearly Visible:
1- Semi-Thick Orange Biofilm, with
2- Spore Beaded Eyelet enclosed
3- Free Long Beaded Hyphae

Malassezia Spore Beaded Eyelet with Surrounding Biofilm

Malassezia Spore Beaded Eyelet 2A-MQ
An additional element to the Biofilm surrounded Spore beaded
Eyelet, is the Presence of Blood.
Perhaps or rather most likely this is always the case
but not visible in all my photos.
 
Malassezia Spore Beaded Eyelets in Hair Follicles

Malassezia Spore Beaded Eyelet 3-MQ
Typical Spore Beaded Eyelets inside Hair Follicles in Buttocks
Maddeningly Itchy and eventually breaking into Painful Lesions

Malassezia Hyphae and Spore Eyelets in Ear Scrapings

Malassezia in Ear Scrapings1-1 MQ
Several Semi-Circled Shapes – usually filled with Spores.
Also long Hyphae present. All look at a deteriorating stage.

(Click on Images to Enlarge)

Malassezia Green beaded Hyphae in Eye Liquid

Malassezia Liquid and Hyphae in Eye2-MQ
                                 Photos above and below
The Long beaded Hyphae were Not a Surprise – Their Colour was!

Malassezia Liquid and Hyphae in Eye3-MQ
When suddenly the Colour of the Biofilm changed
from the usual Orange to initially light Lime
and progressively to a much richer Green i could only suspect
my then near one year High Sulphur Natural Green Diet
affecting all Malassezia phases and appearances
with sample after sample containing some part looking
like a Young Green Frog!
There have been several months since a changed diet
from Rich Green to now Predominantly Orange
and the colours are back in the Orange scale again,
so it appears whatever elements in the Greens were utilised
by Malassezia were contributing to its different … outfits! Lol!…
The Eye liquid was collected during the Green Diet period
and thus the Long Green Hyphae.
Was Malassezia perhaps parading a possible fact
that Sulphur does not faze it???

Malassezia in Toe Nail Scrapings1-1 MQ
1- Parts of some Hyphae are still wrapped in Biofilm (Circled area)
2- Possibly Spores inside Hyphae (indicated by arrow)
    but photo not very clear for certainty.

Malassezia Spores in Biofilm in Scalp Scrapings

Malassezia Spores in Scrapings2-MQ
One thing that was surprising to me was that the Scalp Scrapings
were Gritty but viewed under Digital Microscope they looked
like Fatty Blobs. This of course is due to the still present
but not visible to the naked eye, Biofilm.

Malassezia Spores in Scrapings1-MQ
                               Spore Presence is Clearly visible.
 
                        Malassezia Spores in Biofilm Scrapings

Malassezia Spore in Biofilm Scrapings 1 -MQ
A Large Circular Spore Beaded Hypha can be seen above
as well as lots of Scattered Spores throughout in Biofilm Scrapings
viewed under Digital Microscope.

(Click on Images to Enlarge)

     Photos date From 2010 Onwards
For Farther Details on some of these Photos
  Methods and Treatments used – see
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Malassezia Hyphae Stages (2) – A

Malassezia Hyphae Stages 2-2 A-MQ

Malassezia Black Speck and Hypha from Body Scrapings

Malasseia Black Speck 1-MQ
A Black Speck Scraped off the Skin and examined under Microscope
Reveals Presence of
1- Attached Hyphae
2- Blood
3- Not sure if  the ‘Body’ is Biofilm or a typical Cheesy Center

 Malassezia worm like shape collected for Ear

Malassezia Ear Blob 1-1MQ
The Insert (1) is from a Sample long ago viewed under
Digital Microscope. Many similar ‘worm looking like’ shapes
were visible to the naked eye on a cotton bud.
The almost constancy of shape from ear samples is quite puzzling
and can be deceptive because Malassezia is not a worm.
Number (2) is a later specimen and looked under Biological
Microscope – higher magnification and visibility of details
as the Biofilm starts to thin out and dry, as will be seen
in the Following Photo.

Malassezia Hyphae emerging from worm like Shape

Malassezia Hyphae in Ear Scrapings1-1 MQ
Right side of Photo shows Large Hyphae (red arrows)
unfolding as the Biofilm starts to thin out.
Circled – Two Biofilm thinned out areas

 Malassezia Blood and Hypha in Faecal Sample

Malassezia Blood and Hypha 1-MQ
This a Photo of a Recent Sample – only a small, thin lonely Hypha
spotted, copared to much earlier ones resembling spaghetti dishes.
I am guessing the earlier ones were of the Fungal Form
while the above might be of the Yeast Form – but cannot be certain.
The Circled area shows Blood.
This i consider as confirming a couple of things:
1- Malassezia can complete its cycle either internally or externally
2- It digs into the intestinal walls for Blood
3- Needs and /or utilises Blood for Reproduction
    and possibly -but i am Not sure
   for providing Spores with Sustenance Nutrients.

 Malassezia Hypha in Finger Nail Scrapings

Malassezia in Finger Nail Scrapings1-MQ
A Long Hypha surrounded by drying Broken down Biofilm
some still attach to the Hypha.

Malassezia in Finger Nail Scrapings2-MQ
More Hyphae also among deteriorating Biofilm.

Malassezia Hyphae in Toe Nail Scrapings

Malassezia in Toe Nail Scrapings1-MQ
Similar as with the finger Nail Sample
Hyphae and a large piece of Biofilm
Enlarging the section (below) can be observed

Malassezia in Toe Nail Scrapings1-1 MQ
1- Parts of some Hyphae are still wrapped in Biofilm (Circled area)
2- Possibly Spores inside Hyphae (indicated by arrow)
     but photo not very clear for certainty.

Malassezia Hyphae and Spore Eyelets in Ear Scrapings

Malassezia in Ear Scrapings2-MQ
In Both Photos,  above and below, can be observed
Long empty, disintegrating looking Hyphae

Malassezia in Ear Scrapings1-1 MQ
among several semi-circled shapes – usually filled with Spores.
(More about Beaded Eyelets in Following Entry)

Malassezia Hyphae Free Pubic Hair

Pubic Hair - MQ
This is the Result of Consistent Treatment.
Despite Regular Malassezia Traffic in and out of the Genital area
All Pubic Hair Strands Examined show
– No Hyphae
– No Trace of Biofilm
– No Blood
– No Semicircular Shapes
– No Spores – on them.
Of course it can be deceptive in regards to Spores
but certainly No pieces of Biofilm or Hyphae visible
and this is a Biological Microscope view.

I would say this is a Thumbs Up! Thumbs upmoment

I m Happy

     Photos date From 2010 Onwards
For Farther Details on some of these Photos
  Methods and Treatments used – see
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