Itch On One Toe and Groin Area
(Sacramento, Ca. USA)
Wow where to start? I am a 55 year old female. Post menopausal now. In the past many years I have had a lot of weird, seemingly unrelated, symptoms that I finally have connected somewhat.
Most recently I found I had very low Vitamin D levels which I am correcting now.
Then I found I had gluten intolerance found by a biofeedback session. Went off gluten and very quickly found I felt so much better in the abdomen area that was really starting to create havoc.
Previous to that I had more upper digestive problems i.e. heartburn (10 years), acid reflux (5 or so years ) and sleep apnea for about the same as reflux.
On top of all that I had a really weird rattling like the flutter of a hummingbird wings going on in my left ear that would happen when I laid on it... for many, many years and drove me crazy. Which has almost all disappeared after about a month on the gluten free diet... *insert big smile here* never expected to have an end to that annoying thing.
At about the same time I started the heartburn I also noticed an intense ear itch in my left ear that would drive me crazy, esp at night. I could never live with out q-tips! That is how I deal with the itch.
More recently I have now added a ringing in the ears...then to add to all that I have had this itch on the side of my big toe on my left foot for quite some time now.
Also about March of this year I had a yeast infection in the groin area which still comes and goes. Also had a UTI which added to the misery. That is cleared up now.
Oh, and for about 5 years now I have had this strange smell that only I could smell...I noticed it would happen after eating a lot of sugar. That has now almost completely cleared up. I think it must have been fungus in my sinuses?
So glad that is on its way out. It was really not fun! I did have a brain scan just to be
sure that it wasn't from a brain tumor. It was clear.Things I have done
- Vitamin D - since beginning of March
- Went on a sugar free/candida diet beginning of March
- Off Gluten- March 11
- I have used tea tree oil and Grape seed extract for the toe
- I have used Grape Seed Extract for the yeast infection topically as well as internally.
- Colon Cleanse followed by a good probiotic maintenance
- Green Drink every morning with my vitamins
Right now I feel pretty good with the exception of this toe and the itchy ear which has been with me for years and seems to be hanging on.
I never cheat on my diets of sugar free and gluten free. The smell of yeast has disappeared but I cannot figure out why I am still so itchy??
Sorry it is so long.
Thank you for any help you might be able to share.
It sounds to me like you are doing all the right things but that you need to keep on at it a little bit longer.
You mentioned that your symptoms have been troubling you for many years. It usually takes at least a month for every year you've been unwell.
Since you just began your cleansing, etc., in March, you have only been at it 2-3 months. I think you'll find that if you continue on for a few more months, you'll just keep improving. :)
I generally recommend that someone doing a cleanse with Herbal Fiberblend
make it at least for 3 months minimum. It takes a while to clean out the build up of toxins and old fecal matter, not to mention parasites or an overgrowth of fungus.
You are moving in the right direction. Just keep at it. Continue with the colon cleansing and the regular probiotics. Stay on your low sugar diet.
You may want to start including some EFA's (essential fatty acids) to your regimen. You can take it along with your morning green drink. AIMega
is a good combination.
I hope you'll report back in several more weeks to let us know how you are progressing. To your good health!