Can I do anything except submit to my skin's yeast intolerance?
February 27, 2011 10:54 AM Subscribe
I am on a self imposed yeast free diet after I realised it really triggers the seborrheic dermatitis-like condition that I have on parts of my face. Am I going to have to eat like this forever?
posted by tumples to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
When I don't eat breads and drink alcohol the redness and itchiness is really reduced. Not totally gone, but barely traces left. I have had the condition for about eight years now since I was 13, and this recent discovery is the best treatment I have found after too much time messing around with ineffectual steroid creams that just treat the redness and not the underlying cause, amongst other products.
Yesterday I ate one sesame seed bun and today it is back in all the usual places, looking red and being pretty itchy. Fine, I learnt my lesson and won't eat the bread again, but is this really how it has to be for the rest of my life? I love pizza, I love bread, I love beers and wines. I feel sad that these delicious lovely things are going to have to be severly restricted if I want to have a not even great skin condition rather than terrible. Is this it? Is there some thing I can do to build tolerance in my body to eat these foods and my skin not go crazy? Or am I going to be yeast intolerant forever?