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10/10/18 11:02 A

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I had one other thought on this topic.... If you think the redness might not be a rash, but an irritation from skin being rubbed by clothing or other skin, you could try to use a product called Body Glide in the area. It makes the skin "slippery'-- used a lot by runners and cyclers. Look in the Sports stores, or REI, or online. It comes as either a semi-solid stick or a crème. I've used it cycling, and between my toes/ on heels for blister prevention...
Hope you're getting better already!
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I strongly suggest that if this rash continues, and especially if it gets worse, get it checked by your Dr. A lot of 'home remedies' can, at best, do nothing, and at worst, actually make some problems a lot worse.

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10/9/18 12:10 A

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I also suggest a trip to the doctor if it persists.

I might be wrong, but let me throw another idea into the ring. If the rash is in a folded area of skin, then maybe that is the problem.

Otherwise there is the possibility that you have something known as "Keto rash". You can google that. But the theory is that your fat cells are a place that your body stores toxins to get them out of the way. Like here with fatty fish:
www.today.com/news/toxic-or-not-reel-our-s
afe-fish-guide-wbna5932670

where it says:
"Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, shark, swordfish, and herring are the most likely to contain dangerous chemicals in their fat tissues."

So I think that when you loose body fat, your body faces those toxins. That is indeed a potential reason that the body doesn't want to loose weight, it doesn't want to face the toxins. One way for the body to get rid of those toxins is through the skin, hence a potential rash when loosing weight.

I could be completely wrong, but its worth consideration.

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10/8/18 10:21 P

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Some great advice so far...!

If it persists, I'd suggest a trip to your doctor though. My MIL had a weight issue, also wore a lot of tighter polyester pants (hey it was the "norm" for her generation!) as well as worn out elastic topped underwear. When she finally mentioned the irritation at a doctor's appt... turns out she had an overlying yeast infection...on top of irritated skin from allergic/sensitivity reaction to the exposed elastic.... Sigh..... We don't know how long she had kept quiet about it!! Don't suffer... get it treated!!
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As I gained weight over the years, I got the worst stretch marks all over my stomach.
They looked like deep red cuts when they first appeared. It did freak me out. With time, the red color did fade, but the stretch marks didn't.

I still have them even though I've lost the weight. The rash might be the first signs of stretch marks. Not only can a person get them when they gain the weight, they can get them when they lose the weight too.

Will they disappear ? most should fade with time. but depending on how much weight you need to lose, like me, you may just be struck with them.

Could the rash be something else ? Does the rash itch ? Did you recently change your detergent or soap ? In past, when I got a rash, it was usually an allergic reaction to something like soap, detergent, insect bite, food allergy, etc.

The rash could be a result of wearing pants that are too tight. I remember the good old days when I'd wear tight jeans because I thought they looked great. Everyone wore tight jeans back in the 80s. Everyone got red welts on their waist line as a result. Could your pants be causing some chaffing ?

These are just educated guess because we don't know anything about you or the rash you have developed.


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it could be from the skin being a bit lose, try some powder or I even use deodarant



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I have been stressing about how much weight I have lost. The measurements tell me I am heading in the right direction, but the scale doesn't always agree. That is a fact that I know and accept, BUT I noticed this weekend, I have developed a red rash down by the hanging part of my stomach. I always thought that if I was losing weight, I wouldn't get a "rug rash" by my stomach. Any suggestions or am I just being overly sensitive? Is this what I have to look "forward" to since I am slowly losing?



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