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Seborrheic dermatitis is associated with PD. It has links to neurodegeneration

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In an ongoing effort to determine links between autoimmune diseases and PD, and the role fungal infections gut and otherwise contribute to PD, I stumbled upon this.

The fungus that is a contributing cause to MS is the same yeast / fungus causing seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is common in PWP. I think we therefore need to seriously address the causes of Seborrheic dermatitis.

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Malassezia - links to PD

The same fungus in the brain?

Bolt_Upright profile image

Yes. I agree that fungus is likely a problem. This is why I focus on eradicating pathogens.

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Any research you find compelling on fungus beyond the gut? I’ve just started looking in to this. Skin, oral, olfactory Oddly enough I just read today that topical Retin A is beneficial and salicylic acid is anti fungal.

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Hi, It does make sense but how does one get rid of their fungal infection naturally or otherwise? Thanks!

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From what I have read (watched) EVERYBODY has the fungus on their skin. It is how we react to it that is different.

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Malassezia is a family of fungi. There are many members of this family. It was first described in African Rhino: Malassezia pachydermitis. Later is was found in humans: Malassezia Folliculitis. It was a common condition in my 40 years of veterinary practice. If you ever had a dog with black skin at the base of its claws he probably had Malassezia. There are cases where an animal condition gave immunity to humans. The most known one was Cowpox. It caused mild lesions in cows. People milking those cows were resistant to SmallPox. Where I found the best remedy was for dogs with otitis; Ear infection. I used ozone, I would infuse the ear canals with ozone. Ozone kills fungus on contact. It also kills most bacteria on contact. It kills pathogens that have become resistant to antibiotics. I've never had a Malassezia Infection.

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Do you have recommendations for how to learn about ozone? Very curious!And I always appreciate your veterinary experience and out of the box approach! Problem solver mentality benefits us all!

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This is the center where my husband has ozone therapy. Actually, he had Ozone treatment yesterday. The detoxification effect was severe! Today, he is a brand new person! He has the 10 par therapy. Check it on the site.

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Very interesting!

Does he also do hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Or sauna?

We are going to get a sauna in the near future. Since your hubby improves with a hot shower maybe sauna would be good? Just ordered a vibration device that should hopefully improve blood flow. I think my new rebounder is helping to increase brain blood flow. My basement is becoming a health center and we are the neighborhood health nuts. ☺️

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He only gets the 10-pass. It takes approximately 2 hours! He has also done lymphatic drainage, another time-consuming therapy. It's either one or the other.

We have an exercise room but no space for sauna. Wish we had a basement. :)

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I'm not an original thinker. Luckily there are doctors who are; Shallenberger, and BOCCIO have written much on the subject. I got interested when a doctor in Utah used ozone to treat my sprained ankle.

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I will seek out info from those doctors. And I beg to differ, you introduce things out of the standard dialogue and I appreciate it bc for a laymen like myself it is helpful.

Thank you

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Thanks. I wrote this a few days ago: "I now I have appointments with a gastroenterologist, a neuro-ophthalmologist, a GI specialist, I must read a bunch of material before having a focused ultrasound treatment and I have to have an MRI on my c-spine in a few days."

In the medical world they try to connect all symptoms to one disease. But sometimes there isn't one disease, instead there are two or more at work. in the past three years I've been diagnosed with MS, APS, Parkinson's, Lupus, Liver tumors, had a 100% obstruction of the LAD, a major cardiac artery, prostate enlargement and hypertension.

I do AHT and plan to get the red light therapy device. Both are designed to help my brain. Next weeks round of specialist exams is for eye problems and gastro-colic problems. Both of which are common to Parkinson's Disease.

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Robins and Robbins are also into ozone. Not sure which but one of them has a Facebook site.

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Is there a connection between this and SIBO? I have to wonder

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I believe there is

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Parkinson's Disease: A Comprehensive Analysis of Fungi and › articles › PMC7053320

by D Pisa · 2020 · Cited by 15 — In this regard, these diseases could be treated/prevented by administration of safe antifungal and antibacterial compounds years before motor problems or dementia are evident

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Wow! Awesome post and answers! Add me to the list of ppl with seborrheic dermatitis. I had a lesion/ulcer on my leg biopsied that didn't heal that's a reaction to a systemic fungal infection.

I've been treated with Rx grade antifungals and corticosteroid creams with no success. This is the only thing that has helped so far, it contains colloidal silver.

There was a post on this forum a year ago on red light therapy. Worth a look for seb. dermatitis. and connection to PD.

"Tremors are caused by tremorgens. Tremorgens are a group of toxins produced by fungi, e.g. Penicillium spp,. which causes serious muscle tremor”.

"Malassezia and Parkinson’s Disease. Once Malassezia's presence in the CNS is confirmed, and a weak Th1 response against Malassezia in PD patients who do not have SD is demonstrated, the key additional proof of Malassezia's involvement will be the efficacy of CNS-penetrant antifungal drugs such as voriconazole in preventing PD or slowing PD progression.

Confirming Malassezia's role in PD would open many new treatment avenues."

I'm also intrigued by ozone therapy.


I posted this video previously but it’s worthy of a repost

Godiv profile image

I never had problems like these with my scalp until diagnosis and symptoms starting. Ugh. I might’ve missed the answer but which came first? Did our immune systems get beaten up by Parkinson’s in someway so we were vulnerable to a fungus or two? But it’s sounding like the fungus came first. So this is cool and definitely worth exploring.

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