Migraines and Headaches…

Headache - MQ

            Reader’s Keyword

K1 – “malassezia cause headaches”

Headache-MQ

Malassezia is a ‘Headache’ on its own, so to speak
but as far i can tell it does Not cause headaches directly.  

It does Indirectly in different ways:

  • Through accumulation of Chemicals used to fight it
    either taken internally or applied externally and absorbed
    via the Skin – having to be processed by the Kidneys;
    (Irritated, Inflamed Kidneys => Fluid Retention => Migraines)
  • Lack of Body Hydration ⭐ drives Malassezia to the Kidneys
    through the bladder- another cause of irritated Kidneys
    due to Malassezia’s inflammatory chemicals.  

I have already written about the Relationship  
of Kidney- Back Pain and Kidney- Migraine
both in Malassezia Daily as well as in the present site.
In this Entry i shall write about ways i found helpful
throughout time in relieving the headaches:

Form time to time i get a type of Migraine i have named 
‘Lobotomy’ – because the first time it occurred
-some 6 months into Hormone Replacement Therapy-
I exclaimed in Desperation
“Oh my God could someone perform a Lobotomy on me?’
i.e Cut Out the ‘Clamp’ in my Brain.
This type lasts for Three Days no matter what i Do or Not
– and on the third day it goes away on its own accord.
I have not discovered yet Any means of quick cure or relief
despite a Long list of ‘hopeful’ trials and measures
over the years, other than avoiding a List of Causes.
So i shall leave this one aside for ‘If Ever’.

Any other Type, ie, full head, half head, part of head
external ‘peripheral’ or internal as ‘a Nail’ through,
Pressure in Eye/optical nerves, Whooshing Ears, etc
these i find easier and faster to deal with
by applying some or all on a list of measures:

  • Drink either a cupful of Plain Hot Water(+2) or mixed with
    Freshly squeezed Orange juice – if waking up with it
  • First and foremost: I Avoid Protein – burdens the Kidneys !
  • Fresh Fruit for Breakfast
  • Continue with Fresh Fruit only- until signs of it retreating
  • If improved, include Light meals without spices, additives etc
    until all entirely clear.
  • TENS Massage applied to Kidney area
    (See Notes in Pain Management- Pain Relief (PT1) (2&3)
    where Malassezia is to be considered.
  • Vitamin C powder (as Calcium Ascorbate) 1/2 -1 flat teaspoon
    once or up to every 4 hours
  • In some cases Hot Food – but Not Fried or Roasted
    and Free of Spice, Salt, Pepper, Additives,
    as Some of These as well as Synthetic Types of Sugars
    contribute or Cause the Headache Presence in the first place.
  • A Hot, Diuretic -Broth like- Soup i make, works wonders
    quick and simple and quantities are approximate:
  • Stick of Celery
  • 1/4 cup diced Beetroot- and or leaves or sticks
  • 1/2 -1 diced Zucchini
  • 1-2 chopped Mushroom
  • 3/4 cup Water
    (Only fresh Veggies -Totally additives Free )

Beetroot -MQ
Very Low heat until water approaches start of Boil point,
turn off heat – let stand 2-3 minutes, strain broth and enjoy.
Broth will do the Healing – the solids i add 
to my …someone else’s dinner 😀

I usually get relief as early as 2-4 hours – or maximum
after a night’s sleep. If this does not work i know i am
In for a Three Day Fresh Fruit or Smoothies only.
TD-FFS Always works Irrespective of Type of headache
even the Three Day Evil one!-but it is by then on its way out.

(Quite a curious phenomenon is that if it does Not go away
by mid of Third day it ‘clocks in’ another Three days! 
Not 1 – not 2 – not 4 …ever! Its a … Threesome one, Lol! 😉 )

I have never been keen on Painkillers-except in rare cases
a) Because they Block the Signals
(Body’s language of communicating “I have a Problem” )
b) They Do Not Cure – only mask the Problem
c) They help Perpetuate the True cause, and so
d) Contribute to Building a Chronic condition
by false appearance of problem as solved / gone

If problem persists – the Headache is not the Problem
in fact it usually is Only the Messenger.

There are Tell-Tale Signs of Underlying Problems
(often Chronically Present on some people’s Features
so that after a while they are not noticed by them  
or ignored and forgotten altogether and eventually
falsely considered as their Natural state and look
while still noticeable to others – at least initially)
such as: 

Ailments N-MQ

1-2 Dark Circles 3-4 Puffy Baggy Eyes 5 Red Blood vessels
6-7 Protruding Veins 8-9-10 Puffiness / Oedema

  • 1-2 Black Circles around the Eyes
  • 3-4 Puffy Eyelids and Bags above and under Eyes
  •     5 Swollen irritated Eye Blood vessels
  • 6-7 Swollen Protruding Blue Veins
  • 8-10 Puffiness / Oedema on other Body areas
    such as hands, legs, ankles, feet
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Scanty, Infrequent Urination and so on…

I could write pages on this topic but they would Not be
truly related to Malassezia as cause.
A ‘general health’ Site would be more appropriate
and i have already constructed one ready to go
but i am holding back because i don’t think i can handle
another WordPress Blog with Fake ‘Followers and Likes’ 
that do Not deserve devoting time to reciprocal Reading
as i am Not the type to deliver Quick Fakes of either. 

The Three Malassezia Sites are sought out voluntarily
by either Truly ‘Health Topic’ Interested viewers
or in True Personal Need for Info seekers.
All 3 with scarce Followers and almost Non existent Likes
but more sincere and worthy of devoting my time to-
choosing to visit only sites i truly Like, in my Lunch break.

So i shall Conclude here that at any case, whether
Quick or Lasting, Occasional or Recurrent Headaches,
these helpful measure especially the All Fresh Fruit

                                are

– Harmless and Beneficial to the Body
– Targeting Detoxification
– Flashing and Clearing the Kidneys, and
– Resulting Relief of most Migraines and Headaches.

(Please Note:
These measures provide Relief Without Harm
whether the condition is Temporary or Serious
but they may Not Cure a chronic Serious problem
There are many other causes of various types  
of Migraines and Headaches — and Recurrent ones 
Require Serious Investigation and Doctors attention
(Good Luck on that department!… )

The reason i Drink plain Water or with Fresh Juice 
and do Not include Herbal Teas, as i used to
prior to Identification of Malassezia- is because
a) They are Fermented – Not Suitable for Malassezia
b) They contain Artificial Flavours/Colours of sorts
and may further irritate the Kidneys.

Fruit Reconstituted Concentrates even without sugars
are Not the same as Freshly squeezed Juice
– due to having been subjected to pasteurisation
with resulting loss of their qualities.

Now some readers may be rolling their eyes at thisrolleyes
but think about it: When taking a Painkiller
          one does not take it for its Sugars and Flavours
            – just gulp it down and thats it.
          Fresh Fruit tastes Delicious and needs Nothing.

I m Right? Of course i m Right! … I m Always Right! 😀1 tongue on cheek

 Malassezia – and Body Hydration (PT1)  & (PT2)

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             in  Malassezia Blog and  Malassezia Daily Sites.

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Malassezia- A Slithery – Sticky Affair

Malassezia Slithery - Sticky-MQ

Readers’ Keywords

K1 – “slithering sensations and high temperature”
K2 – “malassezia sticky chest”
K3 – “glitter and black specks in skin”
K4 – “hair matted in sticky scalp scale infection
K5 – “scalp and hair base with sticky gritty gunk”
K6 – “sticky layer of skin on scalp

Malassezia Immune bypass - MQ
K1 – “slithering sensations and high temperature”
Despite Laboratory Research finding that Malassezia
bypasses detection by the Immune system as in:

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Unlike most pathogenic micro¬-organisms,
which provoke an in¬flam¬matory response in their host
Malassezia slip under the radar of the immune system,
having an immunosuppressive effect.
Malassezia’ s ability to modulate the immune system
may explain how
it is able to grow so successfully on healthy individuals
as a part of the normal skin flora.
 (medscape.com/viewarticle/589255 2)
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it appears that when there is an Outbreak
the Body somehow Detects its presence and activity
and Raises the Temperature, not necessarily to Fever levels
but by a degree or so above the individual’s normal.
I have also noticed that sometimes it does the opposite…
Drops the Temperature Briefly to near hypothermic levels

Cold 1

usually with accompanying Shivers and Catarrh.
It could be a Response to Malassezia and/or Body
Toxins or Inflammatory Chemical Releases 
– i am no expert at that – only an ardent observer
of Frequently Repeated Patterns of my Body Responses
and Supporting Confirmations by my …Thermometer

Thermometer -MQ

Regarding the Keyword above:
and Assuming
a) It is a Malassezia case in regards to the Slithering sensation
b) The High Temperature is in Relation to it
It could be that either
a) Temperature, was caused by Flu, Cold, Infection etc
and set the Yeast in Motion, thus the Slithering sensation, or
b) Yeast –Outbreak– caused the rise in Temperature

Slithering is usually felt in the Genital/Anal/ inner Buttock area
or as warm liquid spreading outwards from these areas
actually being Sticky rather than feeling wet!
This i believe is due to the Early Stage Liquid quality of Biofilm.
It feels and IS Sticky and comes …in Colours!(+)

Malassezia Bioflim Colours-MQ

(+) Related Entries in ‘Photo Analysis’ Category
and in Malassezia Blog Blog

K2 – “malassezia sticky chest”
K3 – “glitter and black specks in skin”
I Believe ‘glitter’ refers to the Fresh Sticky Biofilm.
Black Specks are Entry points where Malassezia Digs in
and starts to draw Blood via Filaments/Hyphae
as part of its Cloning process(+)

Malassezia Bumps with Black Specks 2-MQ

(+) See Related Entries in Malassezia Daily)
The Specks may be on Bumps created by Malassezia
aggregation or completely Flat – at least to the naked Eye…

K4 – “hair matted in sticky scalp scale infection
The ‘Scale’ is formed by either
 Dried layers of Biofilm, from where spores are released, or
 Solidified stage Malassezia –usually developing Hyphae
and creating ‘burning’ itchy lesions.
Hard to tell which just by brief Keyword Description
and without any other accompanying details.
In any case, Scalp requires thorough Soaking in warm water
followed by brushing to break down Scaling
and remove Sticky Biofilm.
There will be plenty left behind, spores etc
deep in the Hair Follicles which will require time

and repeated treatments(+) and maintenance(+) to relieve area.
(Relevant (+) Entries Malassezia Blog and Malassezia Daily)

K5 – “scalp and hair base with sticky gritty gunk”
The ‘Gritty’ part is Malassezia at solidification and proliferation stage
Relevant Entries in the Mother Blog Malassezia Daily

K6 – “sticky layer of skin on scalp

Scalp Anonymous C1- MQ

 (Click on Photos to enlarge)

Scalp Anonymous C2- MQ

Please Note:

I am Not qualified nor able to Diagnose or Confirm
Malassezia Condition or Presence on above Photos.
I can only offer my Personal view on what i Think i see
– which might or might not be caused by Malassezia.

– Some of the Follicles appear (Malassezia?) Impregnated (3)
– Presence of Light Orange Biofilm in areas (circled)
– Presents of (what appear to be) Hyphae in Photos (1-2)
– An additional Photo provided below,
  indicating Tinea Versicolour Discolouration

Hand Anon C-MQ

(All Malassezia Symptoms – or at least Similarities)

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Intestinal Bacteria – Friends and Foes

Intestinal Bacteria FF -MQ (HTML)

After a Decade Long Treatment of Antibiotics 
and Consequences(+) i have been suffering during and since
i need no more convincing about the Truth
of the Antibiotic Research findings (below).
(+)Malassezia one of the most persistent, and annoying
and this  …after managing to eventually downgrade it
from its initial torturous levels of proliferation and destruction.)

(Presentation in Flash Cards and in Text for those using ‘Translate’ Function) 

Intestinal Microbiota                            

Microbiota 1CO- MQ

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Human beings have clusters of bacteria in different parts of the body, such as in the surface or deep layers of skin (skin microbiota),
the mouth (oral microbiota), the vagina (vaginal microbiota), and so on….
Gut microbiota (formerly called gut flora) is the name given today to the microbe population living in our intestine.
It contains tens of trillions of microorganisms,
including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria
with more than 3 million genes (150 times more than human genes).
Microbiota can, in total, weigh up to 2 kg.
One third of our gut microbiota is common to most people,
while two thirds are specific to each one of us. In other words,
microbiota in your intestine is like an individual identity card./strong>
-Re-Blogged- http://www.gutmicrobiotawatch.org/gut-microbiota-info/

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              Why is Microbiota Important?     

Microbiota 2CO- MQ

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WHY is it important?
While each of us has a unique Microbiota,
it always fulfils the same physiological functions
and they have a direct impact on our health:

– It helps the body to digest certain foods that the stomach
and small intestines have not been able to digest.
– It helps with the production of some vitamins (B and K).
It helps us combat aggressions from other microorganisms,
maintaining the wholeness of the intestinal mucosa.
It plays an important role in the immune system,
performing a barrier effect.
– A healthy and balanced gut microbiota
is key to ensuring proper digestive functioning.
Re-Blogged- http://www.gutmicrobiotawatch.org/gut-microbiota-info/

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Unwanted impact of Antibiotics

Microbiota 3CO- MQ

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           Unwanted impact of Antibiotics
Broader, more Complex than previously known 

40 percent of all adults and 70 percent of all children
take one or more Antibiotics every year
They also kill intestinal epithelium.
Destruction of the intestinal epithelium is important
because this is the site of nutrient absorption
antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant microbes
caused significant changes in mitochondrial function
…………………..
…………………..
Healthy microbiota may also be another way to address
growing problems with antibiotic resistance, Morgun said.
Instead of trying to kill the “bad” bacteria causing an illness,
a healthy and functioning microbiota may be able
to outcompete the unwanted microbes and improve immune function.
Re-Blogged http://clinicalnews.org/2015/02/11/unwanted-impact-of-antibiotics-broader-more-complex-than-previously-known/

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* * *

 Infant Antibiotic use Linked to Adult Diseases

“Previous studies showed links between antibiotic use
and unbalanced gut bacteria, and others showed links
between unbalanced gut bacteria and adult disease.
Over the past year we synthesized hundreds of studies and found
evidence of strong correlations between antibiotic use
changes in gut bacteria, and disease in adulthood.”
Knights and his colleagues developed a framework
to map how antibiotics may be acting in the gut
to cause disease later in life.
In the case of allergies, for example, the use of antibiotics
may eradicate key gut bacteria that help immune cells mature.
These cells would have been essential for keeping
the immune system at bay when confronted with allergens.
Even if these bacteria return, the immune system remains impaired.
Related to obesity, antibiotic-induced changes
in the gut microbiota resulted in increased levels
of short-chain fatty acids that affect metabolism.
Re-Blogged: http://clinicalnews.org/2015/05/14/infant-antibiotic-use-linked-to-adult-diseases/       

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Pain Management- Pain Relief (PT3)

Pain Relief- PT3-MQ

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Pain Management- Pain Relief (PT1)
Pain Management- Pain Relief (PT2) 

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Pain Management- Pain Relief (PT3)

Important points in this Entry:

1- Does  IF- Interferential machine Kill Malassezia?
2- Does it Relieve Pain?
(Have been covered in Pain Management- Pain Relief (PT2) 

Continuing on

3- Difference Between IF and TENS Machines
4- IF vs TENS Machine Characteristics – Pros and Cons
5- The Massage Benefits
6- The Diet Part

3- Difference Between IF and TENS Machines

TENS machine Characteristics – Pros and Cons

    TENSE MACHINE-MQ

1} I enjoyed the experience and the relief it provided
and had it working hard for 15-30 minute sessions
on different parts of the Body while watching TV
or Reading a Book – always starting with the Kidney area.
2} Usually after the first 15 minute session i would start
frequent trips to the Bathroom releasing fluid that was
previously Congesting the Kidneys.
3}  I Could Feel the Effect of the Current Pulse
going through, Reaching Deep and the Benefit of
Relief of Congestion or Pain, Stiffness as well as
Invigoration and Lightness on area of application.
4}  Could Feel Current Pulse from level 2-3 right up to highest
Usually 4-6 was most comfortable and effective – but had
to be increased when using Battery after 3-4 day sessions.
5}  Duration of results in light cases was lasting long, while in
Specific Problems varied depending on Severity of ailment/s.
1}  In the described above situation of the Pelvic accidents
– having to use the ‘Toy’ version of TENS- due to unavailability
of the Better and stronger Brand/Model i had
i found it had almost No effect if any at all on Pain
either temporary or up to the time i replaced with the IF.

INTERFERENTIAL – Characteristics – Pros and Cons

Interferential Feedback 1

1} I could Not feel the Pulse at all – unless at Full Blast
and even then very faintly, being unsure whether it was working
or had stopped, having to check at the operation display screen
to verify session had started or finished.
Recommended level was 2-3 i used Highest–possibly detrimental.

2} Overall Feeling was of Heaviness and Light-headedness.
3} Had to use during Day time or could not Sleep at Night!
(Instructions manual warn about – i ignored- but was true)
I also found that although did not put Electrode pads
anywhere near the upper chest area, it caused me
Lung Bleeding after each session – perhaps due to high 
intensity setting – could not verify and had to stop using it.
1} IT proved Highly Effective in regards to the Specific
Pelvic/ Spine Intensity of Pain – Reducing it after 2-3
30 minute sessions by near 70-80% giving me some
temporary mobility for a few hours before Pain returned.
2} This indicates the claim of IF current reaches Deeper
than the TENS does and result is longer lasting, is correct.

I also use this Wooden Roller every Morning and Bedtime

Wooden Foot Roller-MQ

For a Quick Smoothing and Soothing of the Nerve Endings.
It’s a ‘Feel Good’ little Toy for Stiff or Tired Feet
– No more than that…

I had also purchased a number of years back
before the Malassezia plague, an electric
Foot Massager with Heat, which i also had to give up
because Vibration + Heat caused Blood Flow in the area
which attracted a full Blast Malassezia attack!
It took losing my Toe Nail almost completely twice
-right after a near complete recovery-
for the penny to drop that whatever was causing this
Nail ‘Infection’ was exacerbated by those 2 elements.
Did not know anything about Malassezia’
or its s existence at the time.

Foot Massager -MQ

So i cannot testify for its effect on Pain
I did not have any serious pains back then other than
Kidney ones whenever naughty by ignorance.
I had basically bought it for General Relaxation
and from what i remember it was good at that
and great for warming up the feet on cold nights.
Alas… the Mother of all evil arrived in my life and took
away that comfort from me- together with many other…

All Fruit Diet –All ProsNo Cons! 🙂

My All Fresh Fruit -MQ
One of the very First Actions i took was to go Temporarily
on an All Fresh Fruit Diet – of Fruit Smoothies and Salads
in All Raw, Fresh – No Additives, Sweeteners of any Kind
in order to provide High Nutrients and Help
Reduce Kidney Inflammation and Congestion
and thus Relieve Some Spine and Pelvic Pressure as well.
Fruits have High Diuretic effect and could feel its benefits
of–at least temporarily- Freshness and as if Cooling down Fire.

When the Combined methods started to produce
some gradual Improvement i started adding gradually
additional Raw, Unprocessed Foods with high
Nutritional content targeting Anti-inflammatory Properties.

Anti-Inflammatories -MQ
        ( More about the Diet in Malassezia Daily 

I am uncertain how much each of the concentrated methods
-each with its own merits, contributed to the gradual
Improvement of the Pelvic/Spine and Kidney Condition
until -as i have mentioned earlier- my Man’s daily
Massage routine, which changed the temporary, slow
and gradual to Fast, steady and Noticeably aiding
to regaining my mobility back to almost pre-accident levels.

My Personal assessment 

  •  Any method applied alone would not have worked.
  •  Due to the severity of the trauma and necessary burden
    and aggravation of any movement, it could have even
    turned the situation into a Chronic one
    due to Blocked Flow of Circulation, Prolonged Stress,
    and Inflammation and Congestion in each connected area.

What Each Method Contributed

Diet:

  •  Light to the Kidneys, Liver{-} and Digestion
  •  Rich, Bioavailable, Sustaining, Healing Nutrition
  •  Diuretic –Anti-inflammatory Action
  •  Promoting Intestinal Elimination
  •  Helpfully Detoxifying {-}
    ({-} Liver is affected during Stress – Trauma Situations)

Interferential Machine:

  • Relieved Temporarily Pain and Stress
  • Relaxed Peripheral Muscles
    (and possibly compressed Nerves)
  •  Temporarily Stimulated Circulation

Head- Spine/Kidney- Foot Massage

  • Soothed Head Peripheral Pressure and Promoted Circulation
  • Relived Kidney, Spine and Pelvic Pressure
  • Smoothed out Knotted Nerve areas along the Spine
  • Relived Spine Congestion Pressure, and thus
  • Facilitated Circulation
  • Foot Massage Soothed Nerve endings and Internal Organs
  • Stimulated Circulation
  • Promoted Kidney, Bladder and Intestinal function
    and their elimination processes.
  • Not to underestimate the magic of Human Touch!
  • Cat Massage

Cats Know Best! 🙂

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Pain Management- Pain Relief (PT2)

Pain Relief -PT2-MQ

         To Read First  Pain Management- Pain Relief (PT1)

Pain Management- Pain Relief (PT2)

Having Used several TENS machine Brands and Models
i knew which ones were Toy-rubbishy ones, 
so i purchased an Electricity and 9 V D Battery operated 
The AA or AAA battery ones are very weak and near useless.
Additionally, the batteries run down too fast
making them ineffective and costly.

Here is the One I bought on eBay
Electricity and 9V – Battery Operated (as a back up)
(I do not Promote Business so i shall not mention Supplier)

Interferential Feedback 1

Below i have Copied Important -to me- Specification details
and Highlighted parts indicative to better quality and strength.

Interferential Specifications-MQ

I must note here this is my first acquaintance
with this type of machine and selection was based
both on comparison of similar ones available on line
as well as different Brands and models of TENS machines
according to their Specifications and my previous experiences.

Now to the Most Important Parts of this Entry:
1- Does it Kill Malassezia?
2- Does it Relieve Pain?
3- Difference Between IF and TENS Machines
4- IF vs TENS Machine Characteristics – Pros and Cons
5- The Massage Benefits
6- The Diet Part

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1- Does it Kill Malassezia?
I can confirm it does – Topically!
At least in one particular place on the Leg

But there are Drawbacks:
1- Not sure it worked on all other areas or if Not – why!
2- The area it worked, took a long-long time to clear :
Malassezia Alive causes havoc as it Moves in / out of places
but it moves and changes and the Biofilm dries up
Malassezia Dead, as in Bulk thick Liquid Biofilm stage
remains ‘Puffy’ under the surface of Skin unchanged 
until eventually ‘absorbed’ and disposed by the Body.
3- Though not absolutely sure, i believe it only kills what
is right under the electrode pads or very-very near by
but not sure whether  it Does  …or does Not
Kill the Spores, or Affects them …or Not 
so that Can or Cannot Develop after been Blasted 🙂 .
I Know this sounds like neither here nor there
but i never take firm position until i have
repeated confirmations of what Is or is Not
and in this case i did not use it long enough
to establish certainty, for reasons i shall explain further on.
4- I have already mentioned the Malassezia attraction
to the adhesive quality of Pads (Entry PT1)
and no washing/scrubbing clears off all gel residue on skin.

2- Does it Relieve Pain?
I can confirm it does! – and for some length of time.
Whether its Operation caused reduction in Inflammation
or simply Numbing the Nerves and the Pain signals, i cannot tell
a) Because my condition was so very bad that needed time, and
b) because the Pain returned eventually to inestimable
difference to be compared or established as a steady reduction.

It happened in time but whether it was
The Machine
Time
My All Fruit Diet during that time, to relieve the Kidneys
 All of the above Combined, it is hard to tell.

When my Man started massaging Head-Spine-Feet, though
that did make a quick, marked unmistakable difference
… So now he is hired for Life! 🙂

Coming next in: Pain Management- Pain Relief (PT3)
3- Difference Between IF and TENS Machines
4- IF vs TENS Machine Characteristics – Pros and Cons
5- The Massage Benefits
6- The Diet Part

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Pain Management- Pain Relief (PT1)

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Following the Story of the Triple Accident
and the Very Painful resulting consequences
as detailed in:

 Malassezia Caused Oedema and Bruising – PT1    
 Malassezia Caused Oedema and Bruising – PT2   
 Malassezia Caused Oedema and Bruising – PT3   

I shall now devote this Entry to the additional ways 
i addressed Pain and Kidney Inflammation
and Recovery of  Pelvic – Spine and related areas

while observing effects on Malassezia rapid built up.

As i have mentioned in the above Entries
some measures produced a somewhat slow, gradual
improvement in the related areas of Inflammation
and a miraculous Resurrection by my Man’s dedicated
daily Head-Spine-Foot Massage, but no effect from any
or All combined, on Malassezia pace of spreading
except in  the areas i could reach
and take care myself as usually… or almost so.

Looking at the Photos below one can see how much
Nerve ‘Cabling’ goes through Spine and Pelvic area

Pelvic 1

     Also Below the Kidney and Pelvic Cabling connection

Pelvic 2

And how Inflammation in One area can Affect the Other
(often being the cause of or starting as Lower back pain)

Inflammation

Pain Relief Aids

After the First week of unbearable unrelenting intensity of Pain
and near total immobility, during which my Man took work leave
to stay at home and look after me, i thought it was time for some
drastic measures to speed the process rather than waiting
for it all to subside on its own accord.

For a near Decade before the Malassezia saga started and during
the initial stages -when not yet knowing much about it-
i had been using extensively  TEN machines – several models
–as described in a Malassezia Blog / Treatments Entry
and had found a terrific aid for so many ailments and areas
such as Minor Aches and Pains, Stiffness, temporary Arthritis
Relaxation, Massage, Circulation, Kidney Relief, Fluid Retention.

I could not establish its effectiveness on Malassezia, though
for the simple reason that i did not know back then its attraction
to Adhesives, Glue, Grease, Oils, Creams, Lotions etc.
and consequently to the area the Electrode Pads were attached
So in the end when i finally learned and established through
Research and Hard Personal Experience, its Lipophilic nature
i was forced to give the T / machine up and pack it away.

TENSE MACHINE-MQ

Being desperate though now to relieve the Pain
i retrieved it again to give it a try, only to find
neither channel worked either by battery or electricity
and neither could i find  a replacement of this  model
as there were no Suppliers.

I had a smaller back up of a 3A Battery and Electricity one
but it was neither strong nor of good quality- and did nothing.
So until i could search and find an equivalent replacement
i resorted in purchasing a simple Foot Spa, with inbuilt Massager
and hoped for some partial relief even if temporary.

Foot Spa -MQ

It was good for refreshing and relieving briefly
the burning and stretching pressure of the Feet

     Malassezia and Bruising Recovery N-MQ

but soon i had to give up the massage option as it stirred
Malassezia activity and finally i decided the effort of
setting it, filling it, emptying it etc was too much extra work
at a time my Man was doing absolutely everything for me
so i gave it up altogether…

In the meantime, i could not find equal quality replacement
for my TENS machine and it appeared there was something
New on offer – i.e The INTERFERENTIAL types of Machines
similar but -supposedly- more effective than the TENS ones.
Different Brands, Strengths and Qualities too
and NO available People Feedback for advice.
This is one good reason i am addressing it here,
more as Feedback for the Type of machine
for those seeking Pain Relief or management
even though it too presents the same issues with Malassezia
as the TENS machines, having to use Adhesive Electrode pads.

Coming next: Pain Management- Pain Relief (PT2)

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“Malassezia Caused Oedema and Bruising – PT3”

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                        Malassezia Caused Oedema and Bruising – PT2   

So we started the Treatment and what followed was as 
astonishing as in some Previous occasions when 
Treatment brought Live Creature against Live Creature
locked into Collision and Combat
(One Mighty Helpful – the Other Mighty Evil)

Every evening my Man’s task was to

Apply Acidophilus Mix on each Leg
  from below the Knee area right down to my Toes.
Then Cover the Top of each Foot with a Cotton Wad
  soaked through with Acidophilus Mix
Wrap each Big Toe with Cotton Wad
  also soaked through with AMix
Secure with a Long Strip of Cloth or Gauze
Put on a pair of Tight Socks

I had to use some of his old motorcycle boot socks
because my feet were too swollen and painful, near impossible
to squeeze into any pair of mine no matter how old or stretched.

And then came the Test and Verification -the War had started
as i had anticipated – but not the way i had expected it…

Within 2 Minutes from Application, there was Response!
My Legs started to Sting as if bitten by dozens of Wasps
and Jerking with uncontrollable Spasms.
Muscles Pushed and Pulled Repeatedly in Painful Cramps
while the Skin Surface Burned like Acid Fire eating into
the flesh – On and On and On for a Full 15’- 20’ minutes.

This Torture was repeated Night after Night after Night
and for the first Three weeks nothing else happened.
No visible or felt change other than the Painful and
uncomfortable battle between Malassezia and Acidophilus.
Then all suddenly the battle duration started to get shorter
and shorter down to 5 mins and the Swelling to decrease fast.
It took approximately 6 Full Weeks at least with still some
resistant puffy pockets remaining and several persistent
attempts of new batches – dealt and stopped by the A Mix.

Then a Blessed morning …or should i say my Blessed Man
just before departing for wok, lingered and then went
behind my chair and gave me a quick head massage!
And from the next morning onwards he established
a longer head and back massage routine.
Within a few days this started to produce what every other
treatment had failed to the date, i.e miraculous, unbelievable
Fast and Lasting results of Pelvic, Spine and Kidney Recovery
and consequently Pain Relief and a Lazarus resurrection
into walking and wheeling the wheelchair as well as resuming
some of my personal care and even duties.
I could finally raise the armchair footrest and thus my feet
rapidly returning back to their normal Cinderella size.

Lets not get too carries away though…
There is No ‘Forever After’ with Malassezia.
Just a Daily Maintenance Routine achieving and ensuring
minimal presence and activity for 95% of the Body
with reduced chances and miniscule casualties
for the more vulnerable –difficult to access–areas
with the occasional nasty surprises of evil
done during sleep.

And now we come to the Under Skin Bruising
resembling the Blood Vessel Bursting Ones:
I Do bruise easily so i am quite familiar with the look, feel
and duration of the different types depending on the area
of occurrence – and have never attributed any of them
to Malassezia as i had no reason or indication to do so.
This one though, shown in the photo below, which was taken
at a much later stage well in the recovery stages, felt and looked
suspiciously a piece of its work but i had no way of verifying.

Malassezia and Bruising1 -MQ

The widespread drying Orange-Gray Biofilm on the Toes
and Top of the Foot is obvious but there was no other specific
indication that the bruise was created from underneath the skin
by Malassezia invasion. Then i had an idea:
I enlarged the Photo and made it lighter for clearer viewing
and there was waiting a great revelation
-the detail that served as the specific indication.
The very familiar Malassezia Lesion ‘Cheesy Center!’
                                A Triple one!
               (Green arrows in Photo below.)

Malassezia and Bruising2 -MQ

This of course was an extreme situation due to circumstances
both in regards to the Degree of Swelling as well as the Blood Bruise.

                  Below Two Stages of Swelling Recovery
                            (1- 2) early – 3 later stage.

Malassezia and Bruising Recovery N-MQ

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Malassezia Caused Oedema and Bruising – PT2

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Before a following display of unbelievable photos
i must give a brief account of how things got there.
I say brief –as is possible to condense a story
stretched over several months – because i have already
written, also as briefly as can possibly be, 
in an earlier Entry in the Malassezia Daily site.

A Triple Home Accident starting with an Unexpected
– to allow Body Cushioning and Support – Cough
caused a Pelvic Muscle Pull and Inflammation
followed by Tripping over a quad Cane i borrowed
as a result of the first incident. 
Lost balance and bounced on the wall,
further aggravating the condition,
followed right after by a Slip in the Bath,
rendering me in a Wheelchair with Agonising Pain
and almost total Immobility for several months,
during which i was unable to take care of myself
and apply properly the Daily Maintenance Routine.

I was also unable, due to intensity of Pain, to raise 
my Chair’s Footrest to keep my feet off the ground 
and minimise Malassezia traffic in the area 
at a time that was easier to reach Timbuktu 
rather than my feet or anywhere below knee level.

Not wanting to load  my man with additional tasks  
than he had already shouldered and believing
i would improve within a week or two and be able
to take care of myself, i watched Malassezia 
moving there and establishing itself steadily  
building a problem that i could have never anticipated
or imagined possible.
The Photos below hardly need any explanations

            Within just over a couple of weeks
         Going from a Normal Size feet as this

Malassezia on Feet- MQ

                       To an enormous size like this!….
( Noting the photos were taken at a later Recovery stage – not at Peak)

Leg and Feet Swelling 1 -MQ

No need to elaborate about Pain Discomfort and Stretched out Skin
They are Obvious yet hard to imagine unless one has been there.
Neither about All efforts and ways trying to Reverse the condition 
or Prevent the Progression that did not prove successful in this area
while unable to apply the One i knew for sure would work.
Maybe in a future Entry i may detail success in the other areas
such as Pelvic and Pain relief which involved Product Purchasing.

Here I shall explain how i arrived at certainty
that Puffiness and Swelling were caused by Malassezia 
built up under the Skin rather than Kidney /Heart 
or resulting Uric acid crystal accumulation 
due to the severity of the Pelvic Inflammation 
as initially my Man and I thought it to be
-and as the most reasonable explanation:

1- As always, i could feel the beast spreading, burning, itching
    crawling and going through all its usual so familiar sensations.

2- There was Redness (Purple arrows below)
    and abundant Orange Biofilm spread, (Orange arrows)
    on Leg, Foot and Toes, initially sticky light orange
    then drying up and turning grayish and flaky

Leg and Feet Swelling2-MQ
3- My Kidneys started to Respond to the Other Treatments
    and Function improved considerably 
    -assessment supported by many signs such as:
 Reduced feeling of Nausea and aversion to drinking water
Improving Appetite
Improving Digestion
Increasing Urine Output
Clearer head (previously dull, hazy and feeling waterlogged)
and General Body Pain and Movements aslo improved,
while Legs and Feet seemed to be going 
quite the opposite direction and kept Ballooning up
to Dangerous levels of Skin Stretching, to the point
that despite my resolve not to burden my Man
with more than he was already doing for/ and because of me
i had to ask his help for the Only Treatment capable of success.

I knew by now without doubt, that all the evil result
down my Legs and Feet had nothing to do with 
Heart or Kidneys fluid built up. It was All Malassezia!

The final test and Proof to this would be – not only in the result
but in Immediate -IF Any- Response in the area:
I said to my Man – who was still believing and worried 
about a Heart and Kidney connection- that if it was so,
neither the Fluid of the Oedema nor if it was Uric Acid
would respond to the application of Acidophilus Mix,
since neither was alive or could be affected
              while  Malassezia would
  -as a live organism against another-
and from several previous experiences of results
of Acidophilus and Malassezia confrontations as in
 ‘Malassezia – Acidophilus Round 2 & The 8 Hour Kill?’
and Malassezia – Vibration and Sound

 Treatment-Duration-Comments-Photos and Results
                       Soon in Next Entry:
“Malassezia Caused Oedema and Bruising – PT3”

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Malassezia Caused Oedema and Bruising – PT1

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K3- “Malassezia and bruising” – (PT1)

I am not sure if by ‘Bruising’ the Reader means an area on the Body
feeling ‘Bruised’ on touch or Blood vessel type of Bruising.
                        If the former then Yes! …
Malassezia does cause this sensation when it overcrowds
a particular area, in which case depending on the area

1- It may look puffed up, much like oedema as in first Photo below.

Malassezia caused Swelling -MQ

2- It may look Red and feel burning and sensitive to the touch
    like under the Nails, near Cuticles and on Finger tips as Below

(Click on Images to Enlarge)

Malassezia and Bruising 3 -MQ

           Green Arrows show ‘Live Specs’ of Yeast

3- It may look like a Blood vessel-burst Bruise, as Purple circled below

Malassezia caused Swelling 2-MQ

Blood Bruising, under the Skin is not something i had encountered
during the past 5 years other than very small pimple sized ones
where failed to erupt into Lesions. The usual is on Surface
where the skin is corroded and exposed when a Lesion is formed.

 All until this -not so recent now- incident and developments

Malassezia and Bruising -MQ

The Story attached to the above photo is coming in Next Entry
with details about events that followed a Triple Accident at home
that took place a number of months back
and what Malassezia did when left uninterrupted
been unable to fully implement Daily Maintenance
in inaccessible, due to pain, areas of my Body.

           Story and Photos in Next Entry:
 Malassezia Caused Oedema and Bruising – PT2

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