I have noticed small white spots on my skin for a couple of years now and they are muliplying, they are on my arms and legs only. Most are the size of sesame seeds or smaller, a few as big as a pencil eraser size, I'm tanning now so they really show up. It doesn't itch at all. I showed a Dr. before and he just disretgarded it and said "I don't know".
I've been reading some posts and I have read that using anything that makes the skin oily makes it worse, if it is a fungus. I have been putting olive oil on my skin the last few days, and yes, it seems to have gotten worse, I've noticed more of them.
What can I do to get rid of these, what is it? A fungus? for 2 years? This year is worse than last, I don't want it to get any worse.
Tea Tree Oil, selsum blue, Desinex? I don't know where to start. I've gotten off gluten and grains, I'm eating much more healthy, and vitamins, Liver Flushes, ACV, it just gets worse. I would prefer to use something natural that will restore the pigment on those little spots.
I've looked at photos of tinea versicolor and it doesn't seem to be that, those look alot like vitiligo photos, the white spots are all separated, not blending together, like white liver spots. I hope it doesn't get worse and get like those photos!...
Ted replies, "Dear Anita: My philosophy for treatment has always been to ascertain the cause of any underlying condition. A simple mind numbing removal, for me is simply not a cure. So to pursue the cure for mole by finding the cause is not easy. But after some research, a mole and fungus are actually the same.
For some reason or another this line of research were never pursued. Babies get fungus infection and moles exist. Moles are frequently benign like a cancer, but they can get malignant and become cancer. Often it is a well known fact that people will get a fungus infection (moles are one of them) before they get cancer. Perhaps the most difficult organism to get rid of or kill is admittedly the fungus. They can live longer than your own life span, while bacteria and viruses grows and multiplies very quickly because they have a relatively short life span
Fungus are a strange organism. Sometimes they eat up your melanin causing white spots (tinea) and sometimes the produce melanin to protect themselves, which you call moles. Is there any basis in all these strange observation, without going into a long thesis? I will just quote one brief research (there are many more):
Melanin and fungi.
Gomez BL, Nosanchuk JD.
Dermatology Department, St. Johns Institute of Dermatology,
Guy's Hospital, Guy's, Kings, and St Thomas Medical School, London, UK.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Production of melanin has been associated with virulence in diverse microorganisms. Melanization of fungi has been noted for many years in predominantly subcutaneous infections such as chromoblastomycosis and more recently most extensively studied in a yeast causing systemic infection, Cryptococcus neoformans. Pigmented fungi are increasingly important human pathogens and currently available antifungals are often sub-optimal for serious infections. This review focuses on recent publications on melanin in fungi with particular reference to the role of melanin in virulence, protection against antifungal drugs, and promoting survival in the environment. RECENT FINDINGS: Inhibition of melanin production by C. neoformans can prolong survival of lethally infected mice. In contrast, melanin in C. neoformans and Histoplasma capsulatum yeast cells can bind amphotericin B and caspofungin, thereby reducing the fungicidal affects of these drugs. H. capsulatum and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis have only recently been shown to produce melanin in vitro and during infection. Additionally, melanin derived from melanized C. neoformans yeast and Aspergillus niger conidia can activate complement, which may modify immune responses to infection. Studies on C. neoformans laccase have revealed that the enzyme is located on the cell wall, which may allow for interactions with the host. Melanization reduces the susceptibility of C. neoformans to enzymatic degradation and toxicity from a heavy metal, which may afford protection to the fungus against similar insults in the environment. SUMMARY: Melanin has been referred to as 'fungal armor' due to the ability of the polymer to protect microorganisms against a broad range of toxic insults. Recent publications continue to reveal important contributions of melanin to survival of fungi in the environment and during infection.
PMID: 12734441 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Ted continues... " While this doesn't point moles being fungus, its behavior, life span and other does indicate that moles can be cured.
The cure is simply to remove the fungus or kill the fungus so that the condition can return or become a normal skin.
It would also imply that antibiotics may cause worsening of moles if you are just wondering and certain dietary preferences can potentially create more moles. In which case a removal of moles may not be helpful in the long run.
Once the cause are known or hypothesized, then we now know the treatment. Fungus have certain specific weakness, which are hydrogen peroxide, chromium chloride, copper chloride, borax, DMSO, MSM, garlic, lavender, germanium, rosemary, thyme, oregano, tea tree oil and other ester containing aromatic compounds to name a few. Certain toxic substances that are effective, I cannot mention here sorry.
Certain nutritional factors to prevent moles from "running in the family" appears to be preventable ever continuing this line.
Fungus and cancer are like siamese twins, they also run in the family unless someone cured himself nutritionally of cancer and then "suddenly" the cancer no longer runs in the family. So it appears to be at least to me a non-genetic factor, it merely passes by blood, and maybe not by genes.
In this case, mole cure is not on my priority list, but what I would likely pursue is hydrogen peroxide 3%, borax and vinegar solution. The other solution is a bit more better which is hydrogen peroxide 3%, borax and sodium carbonate solution. You won't kill it immediately, but it needs to be applied frequently enough and long enough and the moles should disappear. How frequent? I imagine 3-4 times a day and the solution stays about 5 minutes each time. The other is the chemical salts using chromium chloride 5% and copper solution 5% possibly adding boric acid of perhaps 10% to remove it, not immediately but over the course of a week should notice some improvement. Again this is a hypothetical experiment to test the fungus thesis as the cause of mole. Should I manage to find the answer, if I can afford a time to do it, I will posts the findings.
Also, what causes ganglion(sp?) cysts? I have them on wrist, finger knuckles.
Cysts are often caused by bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide 1% mixed with borax should help. The key is it must be applied frequent enough. Adding zinc chloride 1% to 2% will further the kill. The key to a good kill is applied every 15 minutes with at least 8 application may see some results. However, I often use lavender oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil in between the application to stop them so they won't bother me the next day. Again, I improvise depending on whether it itches, causes redness, etc. I wouldn't ignore tell tale signs and I often make changes according to those observations.
How can one reduce them and keep them from starting?
Alkaline diet, no bread, coke, and sweets. Those are acid forming and taking baking soda with ACV, or Lemon, or alone will help. Just see the alkaline page at earthclinic. Cleaning in non sensitive areas using borax and hydrogen peroxide solution 1% is one simple way. But there are many more ways I can try also.
Hope this helps. Further updating if i have any new leads to finding a way to remove the cause. Currently most popular is surgical removal or freeze removal, I just prefer to do it naturally then the cut or burn it off method. Ted "
Ted writes us again adding: "Certain kinds of moles may likely be a fungus cause, the reason why it is not part of the genetic makeup is I have known mole that covered a very large part on my myself that completely disappeared shortly after I was born. The only possible explanation is a fungus. Certain other moles I don't know and it is not possible to prove them all as to their origins. But this kind that I am referring to is treatable. Also cleaning using H2O2 at the time was also used could be one possible reason for its disappearance.
If you read other places, they don't even give you the slightest clue on the cause, therefore this is only an attempt on my part on some possible cause based on my own personal experience. Ted"
I just bought Selsun Blue (Selenium Sulfide) in hope of curing the little white spots on my skin.
I read online about Selenium Sulfide that is could be dangerous:
"Selenium sulfide. A topical anti-fungal ingredient found in many anti-dandruff shampoos, it works by splitting into selenium and sulfide ions in skin cells, and lowering the turnover rate of skin cells (opposite effect of an exfoliant). Side effects include hair loss or discoloration (turning green!), oily scalp and skin and eye irritation. Very bad symptoms include vomiting, abdominal pain and nausea, and the loss of fingernails. Selenium sulfide has also been linked to damage of internal organs."
I think I'm going to try the treatment/s Sans posted, or just cocanut oil.