Malassezia – Almost There!???

 

    Almost There!??? 

Almost There - MQ
   My Primary Focus over the last Couple of Years has been
on Boosting, Restoring and Maintaining My Immune System
to the Best Level Possible – and bring it to a point where it can

1- Regain Adequate Control of Malassezia
unassisted by chemicals or natural remedies and elaborate maintenance
2- Reduce Malassezia Presence and Activity, and
3- Revert Malassezia Pathogenic Destructive Behaviour
back to its Naturally Occurring ‘Commensal Body Flora’ state

   I am Almost There!

    Yeiii bowdownthumps up

Using Only Minimal Acidophilus Aid
Gradually Reducing it to None
From 6-8 Capsules per 24 hours
Down to Only 1/2 – 1 capsule in 48 hours 

Currently and for the Past Three Weeks
For the First Time Ever for That Long
         In nearly 6 years -MQ
All Areas Are: Lesion – Bump – Scratch Free
      Including Nicely Healed Foot
       ~ Zero Protection Applied ~

            bowdown 2 2 thumps uphoorey

I am Not claiming any Miraculous Permanent Cure!

Treating it as a Temporary Reprieve
with no illusions the Battle is over – yet!
Rather as the Best State and Condition Achieved this far
and Always aware of Possible Relapses
and on the Lookout on Surprise Night attacks
but hopefully as time goes by – Less and Less of either…

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         This Entry is my…

Before i go -MQ

From before Sunrise until Sundown into the Night
I have worked very hard – and for very long
Eating my Meals with one hand -Typing with the other
During  weekends and holidays
With Broken Bones, Fevers and Chills
Through Tears, sobs, moans and groans
Through Unrelenting Agonising Pain and Discomfort
Always Carrying on… often falling asleep on the keyboard
but Never stopping …ever…

I am Totally Worn out and in desperate Need 
 for a Long deserved Break
Temporary or Permanent – Not sure at this stage
I  have still plenty to contribute 

And I May –or May Not– Return later on…

There is  Plenty to Read in my Three Blogs
and while Resting i may try – No Promise- to Improve
connectivity of Entries by inserting ‘Related Entries’ Links.

Thank You for Visiting Little Rose                                                                                              ~    ~   ~

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‘Targeting Intestinal Brooming’ Diet Results

 ‘Targeting Intestinal Brooming’ Diet Results 

Malassezia Intestinal Brooming Diet -MQ

                      K1- “diet for malissezia”

I am Always cautious in declaring Results as Positive or Negative
always allowing enough testing time, observing closely
and checking while maintaining consistency of conditions
for certainty and more reliable results.

During the Past Year i have been trialling
what was intended to be a Three Month Testing of a
New “Targeting Intestinal Brooming” Diet Experiment.

For Diet Experiment Entries, see :

 144- Malassezia-Best Ways to Reduce in the Intestines P1                                             145- Malassezia-Best Ways to Reduce in the Intestines P2

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Some of the Benefits of this Diet

Intestinal Brooming Diet -MQ

High, Bio-available, Sustaining, Healing Nutrition
• Rich in Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes and Omega Fatty Acids 
• Highly Hydrating
• High Anti-inflammatory 
• Highly Detoxifying
• Highly Diuretic 
• Balanced Acidity -Alkalinity     
• Light to the Kidneys, Liver and Digestion
• High Natural Unprocessed Fibre
• Promoting Intestinal Elimination
• Brooming and General Intestinal Cleansing

The Five Main Objectives of this Diet
1- Fortify Immunity
2- Increase Nutritional Elements
3- Increase Fibre
4- Test killing effect -if any- of Curcumin
5- Broom and Reduce Malassezia Presence and Activity in the Colon

Steady Results Observed during the 11 Month Trial
Minus Side: (based on the daily quantity I am able to consume)
1-Low in Protein and Vitamin D – (1*)
2- Reduced Hydration compared to my  ‘All Raw Fruit/Veggie’ Regular
 Corrected by Adding Raw Fruit/Veggies in Second Meal
 Dropping Sunflower Seeds
due to indications of been treated with chemicals
producing allergenic symptoms to Both Myself and Husband.
Replaced (testing) Minimal quantity of Pine nuts.

(1*) My Diet is Personalised to my Needs and Condition 
and Adapted to provide Optimal Benefits to my Own Body 
– Structured around and Restricted by Limitations and Intolerances 
Imposed as a Result of a Decade Long Term Antibiotic Treatment.
It is therefore Not Recommended for Long term implementation
but rather as a Guide of elements that can help Improve
Immunity and Control of the Malassezia Problem.

On the other hand: Adopting only Some of this Diet Elements
while Retaining Detrimental to general Health and Immunity
as well as Conducive to Malassezia Proliferation ones
Will Not prove as Effective or May Not work at All

Positives:
1- Hair and Nails (still) Growing – No breaks, no Slowing
Previously growth ended with end of Mango Season
2- Restoration of Hair Follicles
Hair growing anew in some previously bare areas
Not desirable but an indisputable sign of health
3- Overall Reduction of Presence and Activity
Strong Indication of Overall fluctuating Reduction
of Both, Yeast Presence and Activity
4- More frequent ‘Die Off’ recurrences
5- Regular frequent Elimination
Fewer enemas needed –if at all
6- Les Intestinal Gas and Bloating
7- Less and fewer incidents of Leg Jerking
8- More Quiet Restful Sleep at Night                                                                                      (finally back to a blessed normal 8 hours!)
9- Significant Reduction of Protective Substances
10- Less Regular Protective Maintenance
(Daily Cleanliness and General Hygiene remain Normal)

The Curcumin Testing:

Curcumin Extraction Methods

Consideration 1
Given the Chemical Extraction Solvents and Treatment Processes
of Commercial Curcumin,i do not believe for a moment that
arriving at destination point it is anything else but Absolutely Useless!
My Personal opinion and no hell or heaven can persuade me otherwise.

Consideration 2
The Negative impact on the Body of residue Chemical Solvents.

Consideration 3
* Quality, Potency and Bio-availability of Capsules.

There are many elements that can potentially render Curcumin’s
‘active’ therapeutic qualities and bioavailability ineffective

Bioavailability of Curcumin -MQ

In its Natural Bio-available state it is easier for the Body to utilise
and small quantity or potency can be far more effective
than something chemically processed that the body cannot utilise.
Nevertheless, for my Purposes i prefer the ‘Live Thing’
the way Nature provides it as part of … Raw unsalted Pumpkin Seeds!

(They too most likely are treated with some devils but at least they are
not Boiled, Cooked and turned upside down and ‘hung to dry! Lol! 🙂 )

               My Observations:
Several times throughout the 11 Month trial
i have come pretty-pretty close to declaring that it appears to Kill.
Guessing really by supporting follow  ‘Die Off’ signs
-and i am not talking about the strong Fishy smell of Pumpkin seeds
owed to their high content of its Beneficial Omega Oils.
As frequently though as i have arrived at this conclusion
i have found a day or two later those indications are in question.
Hard also to differentiate whether and when it is due
to the Overall High Fibre Brooming Intestinal Effect
or additionally to the Pumpkin Seed Curcumin content.
So, the closest and more reliable conclusion i have arrived at, so far
and can declare, is: It Seems to Be … Helpful!… 😀
I Cannot at this point fully Commit, either way, positive or negative
to anything more honest and specific than that.

Regarding the Brooming Diet Effect on Malassezia Cleansing 
Resulting in Long-hours of Peace and Quiet
and Gradual – Steady Reduction of Presence and Activity
I have No doubt whatsoever it has prooved Successful. 
and determined to Continue on – for as long as it Serves its Purpose.

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Malassezia: Chilli Hot Horror – Flowers in the Field?

 

Malassezia: Chilli Hot Horror? – Flowers in the Field?

Malassezia and Chilli -MQ

                                               K1

       Chillippeps -MQ

When i asked Peppers of all kinds

Peppers

Yellow, Green, Red – Hot or Mild
-including Chilli Powder-
if they Could Kill Malassezia
They all invariably Looked at me like this

Horrified Peppers -MQ

Need i say more???…..

K2- “killing malassezia with natural food”

I have not found Any Foods, Herbs or Supplements
                 Killing Yeast Directly
or Any immediate Noticeable Change
nor Signs of Steady, Sustainable Changes

I have noticed some marked Differences
in Yeast Activity -in Overall Diet Quality,
such as

1- High or Low Hydrating Quality of Foods
2- Degree of Digestibility  (1)
3- Adequate amount of Fibre

(1) Depending on 
a) Type of Ingredients (2) 
b) Way of Processing  and Cooking (3) 
c) Presence of Nutrients
– most importantly Live Enzymes Retained

              (2) For Foods & Conditions Contributing to Yeast Proliferation                                                              See Related Entries in  Malassezia Daily   
             (3) Put Simply… Best if Food is Not Dead!
                  Meathead                            

       Can one Kill what is …already Dead? 🙂

I have noticed Temporary Activity and Reduction
after Cleansing the Colon area
or Applying Acidophilus Topically Externally.

(Due to the encapsulating agents causing me Headaches
i have been unable to take Acidophilus Orally long enough
to adequately observe and assess any Internal
Substantial, Sustained effect.)

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      Between Fun and Seriousness 

Take a Moment to Laugh -MQ

Q1- “very tiny black thing comes in urine what is it”

                Yep!… good question! what is it?

Q2- “is yeast morfellona”
Morfellona??? …A Medieval witch? … or heroine?…

K1- “the skin on my pubic area feels like its crawling”                                       Any skin, in any area ‘feels like crawling’ when it hears the word

                                    Malassezia22_yikes

K2- “genital sores that are purple and looks like flowers”

                      A Forbidden Garden? TOC

OK, I have a Little Devil in Me and i m heading ‘down’ …fast

Little Dark Devil -MQ

None of the above is a laughing matter – i know first hand
but seeing the funny side of things helps coping with the dreary.

                            So Let’s get some Help -MQ

Q1- “very tiny black thing comes in urine what is it”
Very hard to tell without viewing the very tiny black thing
and even if visible to the naked eye it would likely require
a Microscope and an Expert to tell.
I would take a Photo if possible, transfer it to the Computer
and Zoom it to see if there are any clues.

Q2- “is yeast morfellona”
May we assume this was typed on an iPhone
and meant to be Morgellons?
Well – No!- Yeast is Not Morgellons
– if one could tell what exactly Morgellons is-
but many symptoms ascribed to it are similar
if not identical to ones produced by Malassezia.

K1- “the skin on my pubic area feels like its crawling”
Crawiling is usually felt when Malassezia develops Hyphae
Often it digs into that place and starts drawing blood
and multiplying – but sometimes it just dries and dies.

K2- “genital sores that are purple and looks like flowers”
Not quite a desired kind of Flower arrangement…Lol!
Yes, it is several Blood Bubbles of incubating Malassezia
forming a Cluster which with an artistic imagination
can look like a Flower but with the potential to develop
open up and turn into Burning Fire…

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Coming Soon Diet EXP-MQ

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 145- Malassezia-Best Ways to Reduce in the Intestines P2

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Quick YES – NO Answers to Readers’ Questions

Malassezia Q & As -MQ    
A Brief Addressing of Previously Presented Issues

Q1- “can you get pityrosporum on your lips”
Q2- “crawling sensation around the rim of my lips with bruising”
YES, also on Eyebrows, Eyelashes, Nostrils etc
Basically the Entire Body -not just isolated areas- is its Planet.
Samples collected and viewed under 2 types of Microscopes
Display its Presence in all Different Stages and Characteristics.

Q3- “what causes labia prickling”
Malassezia does
But this does Not Exclude Numerous Other Possible Causes.
Prickling sensation is felt when it starts to Dig into the Skin.
In the Yeast form Temporary Reddening and Pain may follow
with no other symptoms. In the Hyphal Form it creates Lesions
that unless interrupted they remain Active and Reproducing
for approximately four weeks.

Q4- “is scalp yeast infection contagious”
YES, but all depends on the Individual’s Immune System
whether it becomes a problem or not – considering that
Malassezia is Present at All times on All People’s Bodies
but kept under control by a Normal Immune System.

Q5- “is melassezia contagiuos to other dogs”
Q6- “is malassezia contagious between pets”
I cannot answer this question with certainty
I only assume and extrapolate it might be similar to humans
i e Depending on the Animal’s Immunity Strength

Q7- “morgellons symptoms do they include matted hair”
This Question can only be Answered by those
who Name their Symptoms and Condition as ‘Morgellons’.
Morgellons -so far-is Not Medically Recognised 
either as a Cause or Condition.
Malassezia causes Matted Hair
I Cut mine Regularly and Keep Short
to minimise Biofilm and Spore presence and accumulation.
I have written several Entries regarding Morgellons’
Possible Misdiagnosis or Connection with Malassezia
and Hair /Scalp Care in MB & MD Blogs

Q8- “why are parts of my vagina purple black”
Malassezia Symptom and Possible Cause
-Not excluding Other possibilities-
as it Burrows under the skin creating Blood Blisters
and drawing Blood for its Reproduction Requirements.

Q9-” is my trich due to Malassezia”
If by ‘Trich’ Reader means Trichotillomania
-What a Confusing term!- 😦
Malassezia is Considered to Cause or Contribute to it
as it causes Burning and Itching and a strong Urge to Pull the Hair
offering a sense of relief, something i experienced strongly
but briefly during a bad stage of Scalp Infestation
so i am only able to verify the Connection
but not to determine the Cause of Trichotillomania
as there have been other causes attributed to it
Of course when one goes to a Specialist with Malassezia
they come out with an ‘Its All in your Head/Nerves etc’ diagnosis
termed ‘Delusional Parasitosis’, so who knows… 
Trichotillomania, may be a similar victim of Specialist ignorance
but in this case i might be too in regards to it 
as i have not delved into any Scientific explanations about it.
I have written more and included info links about Trich
in the Parent MB and MD Blogs.

Q10-” is demodex slimy”
Q11-“can demodex leave scratch marks on skin”
I am not sure what are these questions specifically referring to
Q10- I am not sure what is the Reader specifically asking
-Slimy as having a Biofilm? – Slimy in itself ? – Slimy mess on Skin?
Demodex is not a Yeast and i don’t know if it creates Biofilm.
Some Photos on the Internet -if correctly diagnosed as Demodex-
indicate a local mass appearing as ‘Fatty’ or Slimy
but i have no personal experience on how it looks or feels.

Q11- Again, is the question referring to the equivalent of
Paper Scratch Marks of Malassezia – or General Scars?
From Internet Photos -if correctly diagnosed as Demodex-
the Bumps and Lesions appear similar
but i have No personal experience.
(More in Related earlies Demodex Entries)

Q12-“what does malasserzia feed on”
I have not found specific information regarding its ‘Food’
I have thought about this question a lot and in connection
with the only Information i have found in regards to it

Malassezia Composition1 MQ

The Purpose of Food /Feeding/Eating is to Build and Sustain a Body
– Specific to each creature. Creature ‘Eats’ – Body ‘Utilises’
If we Interpret the word ‘Uses’ as i have described above
then we can say it Requires these elements and the question then
is shifted to: How Does it Obtain them?
Many of the Questions asked by Readers can be answered
in a Number of Entries –Each dealing with the topic in Different ways
or from Different angles. That is why i have been saying that
if one is truly interested to know and not wanting quick shallow answers
has to devote time to Read through – Not ‘Scan’ through quickly…
This topic especially is one of them and so is the one below.

Q13- “foods that cause malasezzia yeasts”
I am not sure if any foods can ‘cause’ Malassezia
since it is Part of Natural Body Flora
but Some, such as Cooked Indigestible Fats, Refined Sugars, Alcohol
certainly contribute to its proliferation especially in combination with
other factors such as Constipation, Colon Congestion, Poor Fibre intake.
( More in Related Earlier Entries)

Q14-“can malassezia furfur affect the digestive system”
Although i have been Sceptical about its Survival in the Stomach
i have experienced a few incidents when my entire mouth has felt
coated with its specific strong smell and bitter-sour taste of its Biofilm
right down to the oesophagus and to a miserably sick stomach
that holds ‘slimy’ food for hours as if not knowing what to do with it.
As for the rest of the Digestive tract from the small to the large Intestines
and the Final part of the Internal Anal area, it thrives growing hyphae
and Utilising readily available Nutrients.
I don’t know how long or If it eventually survives the stomach juices
but for the rest of the digestive tract there is No Doubt in my mind
that Interferes and Robs, if not even Damaging the walls given a chance.
I have Published Sample Photos under Microscope showing hyphae
and Blood presence. (See Entries in Photo Analysis Category)

Q15- “where does malassezia come from”
    Lol!…   An Evil …Stork brings them of course 😀

Stork

It appears the Answer might be:
‘It is Practically Everywhere’

Malasseia Ubiquitous 1
More Detailed Information about All of the above Questions
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(You Didn’t think all these ‘Typos’ in R-Qs are mine Did you? TOC
Of course Not…  I announce mine especially – I just enjoy the Fun)

I intended ‘Quick YES – NO’ Answers but i found it impossible
due to the nature of some Questions to strictly do so.
I also intended to address only New Keywords or add new elements.
I find though that having already presented many Q Topics

throughout my Primary Blogs, this creates unnecessary extra work
so this is the end of addressing any Q Topic Repetitions. 

Imprortance of Understanding -MQ

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Digging Holes in the Skin!

Digging Holes in the Skin!

Malassezia Digging Holes-MQ

One Characteristic i have mentioned in Earlier Entries
is how Malassezia seems to lodge in an area persistently until it devastates it
and then it abandons it for quite some time –until … its next chosen time.
I have Speculated it might be that, that particular area does not provide
anymore the elements it needs for continuing its multiplication 
but one rather hard to confirm.

One Consequence i have mentioned in Earlier Entries, is of applying any
Deterrents -Chemical or Natural- that do not Kill it on Impact
thus allowing it to Relocate to a different area.
Whether its Relocation in the new area attracts New batches,
or some part of that particular batch Unaffected by treatment
manages to Reproduce and start a new cycle there, is Unclear to me. 
The Relocation though IS clear and fairly quick, usually to the closest
areas to where treatment was applied, if caught in the initial Mobile stages.
If already settled and solidified, depending on treatment, it dies off gradually
or creates a big -and often painful-mess. 
One good reason for acting Sooner rather than later. 

One Maintenance Rule i apply, also mentioned in Earlier Entries, is that
when i manage to clear an area -either by voluntary departure or consequence
of …war!- once i am sure, i reduce or cease application of deterrents/healers etc.
and allow the Skin to build its own Resistance – until the next round 😦
The same i apply to Less Vulnerable areas where i can feel Temporary Traffic
but usually not followed by trouble, i just wash the area with an old, rough 
face cloth and leave as is, without further protection.

Coming now to the Surprise of the Nasty built of an Overlooked situation:

Namely … the Holy Foot!… TOC

Whether it was the Characteristic or the Consequence or part of the Rule
i am not sure.  The story goes like this: For a few days i was fighting something
and had slightly raised temperature – this drew the yeast in the Genital area,
which prompted me to increase protection there.
As a Consequence it moved away. Then my Temperature went further up
and whatever it was, my Body cleared it and all was restored, including reduction
in protective measures and when i was sure it was all quiet i completely stopped.
Simultaneously though, i noticed after the recovery stage that there was 
systematic traffic under my Foot. Having never had any Lesion problems there, 
i thought it best to wash and leave it alone so that it won’t return back up 
to the privates or Relocate to more vulnerable or sensitive areas.  
As it is hard these days to reach easily my Feet and see the underneath  
i attended  to the area without Looking or applying Protection Day or Night
                                                        BIG MISTAKE! 
By the time i started to actually Feel Pain and Burning and all the Familiar signs
of TROUBLE , it was Too Late!… It had engraved an …Embroidery of Evil work!

Malassezia on Foot 1-MQ

Puffy Swelling – Blood Holes – Cheesy Centers

Malassezia on Foot 2-MQ

Photo1: Puffiness, Swelling around Blood Spot of developing Lesion
Photo 2: Puffiness, Swelling in Raised area, circled, creating two parallel 
                    vertical creases in between Big and Little Toe
Photo 3: Cheesy Centers –shown by arrows

The Swelling indicates accumulation of Liquid/Biofilm under the Skin Surface
meaning until all erupts upwards nothing can affect it except Peroxide
but i could not withstand the hours of Immense Pain let alone the Mess 
it would leave behind, so i was applying different options.
During the Day i  still washed when i felt activity or itchiness, then dried
and instead of using talc which can be absorbed through the open wounds,
i used a large Cotton Wad to Pad the Foot, Absorb Moisture 
which attracts it and Dry Malassezia as it erupted upwards.
This also Prevents Temporarily New Batches settling in the area.

If i still detected activity i alternated Seawater or Acidophilus Mix.
Too much Acidophilus gives me headaches due to the encapsulating 
agents and sugars, so i usually try to keep low usage during the Day
and increase when necessary, or at Night time.

At Night i empty an entire Acidophilus Capsule in a New Cotton Wad
and use Dropper to soak it with Wet Mix, to Work and Protect.
Once Malassezia has Passed the Spore stage
Acidophilus has the upper hand!

All Activity and Lesion Expansion in the area has now Ceased
and is in the Healing Stage, so i am keeping a vigilant eye
and making sure it is Dry at all times.

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                              in Related  Malassezia Daily Entries
   and Several Entries in the “Readers Keyword Questions” Categories

                        Sonatas  Section

Action -MQ

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Malassezia – Digging Holes in the Skin – A

Digging Holes in the Skin! -A

Malassezia Digs Holes -MQ

             The Holy Foot!… TOC

                                                        ……………………………
As it is hard these days to reach easily my Feet and see the underneath  
i attended  to the area without Looking and No Protection either Day or Night
                                                            BIG MISTAKE! 
By the time i started to actually Feel Pain and Burning and all the Familiar signs
of TROUBLE , it was Too Late!… It had done a great Evil …Embroidery work!

Malassezia on Foot 1-MQ

Puffy Swelling – Blood Holes – Cheesy Centers

Malassezia on Foot 2-MQ

Photo1: Puffiness, Swelling around Blood Spot / Lesion
Photo 2: Puffiness, Swelling in circled Raised area creating two vertical creases
                    in between Big and Little Toe
Photo 3: Cheesy Centers – indicated by arrows

The swelling indicates accumulation of Liquid/Biofilm under the Skin Surface
meaning until all erupts upwards nothing can affect it except peroxide
but i cannot withstand the hours of Immense Pain let alone the Mess it will leave
behind, so i am applying different options.

…………………………….

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Eyes and Nails–What do YOUR Photos Reveal?(PT2/1)

Eyes-Nails PT2-1MQ

Entries Below Show Both Male and Female Nails and Eyes.
New Visitors will be able to Relate Better to the 3 Part Entry
              after Viewing in order the Entries in Category
                 PHOTOS-Photo Analysis-Comments

To Read First Eyes and Nails–What do YOUR Photos Reveal? (PT1) 

                           Eyes  (PT 1 of 2)

About Malassezia

Rich, Famous, Powerful, Glamorous Young or Old
– or Poor, Ordinary and Totally Unknown
We All have Malassezia Living on our Bodies.

Malassezia Colonisation2-1 MT

    To the above i would add:

“And can often Cause Problems especially on Elderly,
Chronically Ill and Immuno-compromised individuals”

     Selection of Photos

The Photos presented below were Randomly Selected
for appearing to display Similarities of Symptoms
in order to illustrate the Prevalence of Malassezia

I Remind the Reader that i am Not Qualified
to Diagnose any Medical Condition(s)
and i am only noting ‘what I see’ and shall let the
Regular Readers of Malassezia Blog Malassezia Daily
and Malassezia Health Quest make up their own minds.

    About the Photos

Although All Photos are displayed openly to the Public
and are viewed, no doubt, by thousands of people
Every possible Care has been taken
to Remove any associations with Web Sites
and Best minimise identification of Nail and Eye Owner.

I wish to NOTE that what is visible to my eye
is also easily visible to All individuals visiting those sites.
They are Not Photos taken by a Microscope.

1 tongue on cheekThe only ‘Microscope’ here is my … ‘expert eye’  😛   

How ‘Normal, Healthy and Strong’ Looks 

Before we get to the Malassezia signs of Symptoms, let’s See
How Normal, Strong and Healthy Brows and Lashes Look
(despite what appears to be Biofilm presence under the Eye)

   Normal, Healthy Look of Eyebrows

     (Click on Photos to Enlarge)

            Kings of the ‘Bush’ 

Healthy Eyebrows-MQ

    Normal, Healthy Look of Eyelashes

In Google Image below – i have intentionally modified the Iris
to cover fancy lenses attracting attention, in order to display
without interference, how Normal, Strong Eyelashes should look.
Light Mascara appears to have been applied to enhance the look
but still looking Strong and Healthy – even if without
– unless they are … implants? – but do not appear as being so.

Healthy Eyelashes-MQ

Another possibility: If photo taken by special magnifying lenses
the look could be deceptive, as i noticed with mine below (blue)
-the only one taken by Digital Microscope- where the lower
lashes look Impressively Rich and Dark! 🙂
Any how,  the photo above was chosen only to illustrate
what Healthy, Strong Eyelashes should look … without tricks!
(I wish i could publish my Grand Son’s Eyes
so the Reader would see clearly what i mean
but i am dead against publishing children’s photos on the Net.)

            Sample of  Photos to be Explored

Collection of My Own Photos Presenting Malassezia Symptoms                               (To be Compared to the Collected Photos)

Malassezia Eye Symptoms

Some of the Collected Photos with Detected Similarity of Symptoms                 (To be Presented in Groups for Comparison of Symptoms)

Exploring Eyelash Trouble M 1-MQ

Exploring Eyelash Trouble F 6-MQ

This Topic was intended to be a 2 Part Entry
but Second Part being too long for a single Entry
i thought it best to present it in two parts.
Second Part of Detailed Observations
Coming soon in (PT2/2) 

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Eyes and Nails–What do YOUR Photos Reveal? (PT1)

Eyes-Nails PT1-MQ

Entries Show Both Male and Female Nails and Eyes.
New Visitors will be able to relate better to the 3 Part Entry
                    after Viewing in order the Entries in 
                  PHOTOS-Photo Analysis-Comments

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Nails –What the Photos Reveal  (PT1)

Ever since the Startling Surprise
of Viewing my Perfectly Healthy looking Nails
under the Digital Microscope 
i have become obsessed with detecting 
similar -deceptive- appearances in other people’s 
Perfect looking –or not so– Nails and … Eyelashes!

So i compiled a Collection of Famous People’s Photos
selected Randomly from Popular Web Sites, Ads
and Google Images, initially from mere personal curiosity
and comparison and then progressively considering
whether it might be of interest sharing the observations.

Although All of them were displayed openly to the Public
and have been viewed by thousands of people
every possible care has been taken
to Remove any associations with Web Sites
and Reduce to absolute minimum, identification 
of Nail or Eye owner – not an easy task overall…

I am starting with Nails first because if i publish the Eyes
i may have a Ninja visiting through our veranda at night
1 tongue on cheekto serve me with a silent, Revenge bullet in the scull
before i have a chance posting about the Nails… 😛             

                      Observations on One of my Own 
                        Additional Photos and Details in 
                    “PHOTOS-Photo Analysis-Comments 

Finger Nails View 2-MQ

 My Observations on Various Collected Photos

Blood Spots – Inflammation – Biofilm

The edges of the Nails look painted white
and presumably Cuticles have been trimmed back
making hard to judge their state of health and quality
but i can see clear signs of trouble – marked in Photo 2:

(Click on Photos to enlarge )

Exploring Nail Trouble1-MQ

  • Red arrows ~> indicate Blood Spots Under the Nail
    i.e Malassezia dig-in entrance points.
  • Curved lines ) indicate injured – Nail Root inflammation area
    and drying Biofilm on Skin surface – also present on Second Toe [ ]
    as well as widespread Biofilm presence on Foot surface
    -marked by arrows below- looking like dirty patches of skin.

Exploring Nail Trouble1-1 MQ

Blood Spots – Inflammation – Corrosion

Exploring Nail Trouble2-MQ

I will assume the Ragged Nail edge is due to poor Filing
and not Poor Nail health, though i am much inclined
to believe it is the second…

Inflammation – Corrosion – Biofilm

Exploring Nail Trouble3-MQ

These being a gentleman’s Nails, i presume there was no
intentional Cuticle pullback, therefore their complete absence
is due to Fungal Corrosion, observed on All sides of Nail
with prominent inflammation areas and widespread Biofilm
on fingers and hand  (intentionally cropped off original photo)

Fungal Cuticle Corrosion – Inflammation – Biofilm

Exploring Nail Trouble 4-1-MQ

Exploring Nail Trouble 4-2-MQ

All Three Photos display prominent Fungal Corrosion
along –eaten up– Cuticles, dark area 2 &3 (orange – ( -circled)
of indicative Nail root Inflammation and Biofilm on surface
and Third photo shows additional widespread Biofilm
on base of finger ( ( circled in red – (– )

Cuticle Corrosion as in the above photos.

Exploring Nail Trouble5-MQ

Ladies Nail problems are more difficult to detect
because they are usually covered by nail polish
which conceals but can also potentially initiate
or definitely aggravate an existing condition.

Trimming or Pulling back the Cuticles opens area
to vulnerability and is issuing a deadly Invitation
to Fungal problems that once they start and set in
require a lot of effort to contain or reverse
and always subject to chronic recurrent attacks.

Next Soon: (Eyes)
Eyes and Nails –What do YOUR Photos Reveal? (PT2)

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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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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
                 For All Photos and Details See Category Series:
                       PHOTOS -Photo Analysis-Comments

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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.

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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.

This Entry concludes the “Photo Analysis” series.

For All “Photo Analysis” Entries, click below

PHOTOS -Photo Analysis-Comments

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

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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 
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Morning Calm -MQ

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Toe Nail Havoc – A

Toe Nail Havoc A- MQ

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    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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