I know what it's not but what is it?! Dry, red patches all over, pitted fingernails with no cuticles left!?!

Question: I know what it's not but what is it.?! Dry, red patches all over, pitted fingernails with no cuticles left!.?
I have been to the doctor four times now... They have ruled out eczema, psoriasis, fungus, hand foot and mouth disease, lyme disease, ring worm and vitamin b deficiency (that was my specific worry). I'm concerned its candida really bad. I can't grab anything because my finger tips are so raw, my finger nails look like crumpled soda cans without cuticles, i have red patches all over my body a little bigger than a quarter. I have about 21 on my back alone. The doctors are baffled and have no idea they keep saying go to this doctor, get referred and go here. I can't stand it. I can barely sleep because my fingers itch so bad some times and also its itchy down there sometimes too. Its not constant but sometimes i get like an itch attack. What could it be.?.?.?.?Health Question & Answer

The classic telltale signs of a yeast overgrowth ....... candidiasis ...... are those of a white tongue (thrush), toenail or fingernail fungus, jock itch or athlete's foot, and vaginal yeast infections........... an overgrowth of yeast can affect virtually every system of the body with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous and immune systems being the most susceptible.... common symptoms of candidiasis include:

Digestive disorders, including IBS;
Gastrointestinal symptoms: thrush, bloating gas, rectal itching;
Vaginal yeast infections;
Urinary tract infections;
Athlete's foot or jock itch;
Fungal toenails or fingernails;
Cravings for sugar, bread, or alcohol;
Diaper rash;
Irritability (especially when hungry);
Premenstrual syndrome and menstrual problems;
Brain fog;
Skin problems or itching;
Numbness or tingling in the extremities;
Respiratory problems;
Short attention span;
Loss of libido.

Candidiasis almost never occurs in people with healthy immune systems who eat a diet low in sugar and yeast....you need to avoid all yeast and sugar products to kill a yeast infection ......... sugar will literally feed the yeast overgrowth allowing it to flourish......... ditch the alcohol and sodas and diet sodas too if you drink any .......... antiobiotics, especially broad - spectrum antiobiotics will also kill the helpful bacteria which you need for a healthy gut ........ supplement with a good quality probiotic to rebalance gut flora ......... this part is absolutely essential for without the good flora your system will remain completely out of whack ...... eat more alkaline forming foods such as leafy and green vegies, fishes such as tuna, salmon, sardines and whiting, organic nuts and seeds such as almonds and brazil nuts........ all these foods are rich in magnesium and will thus encourage the production of hydrochloric acid in your tummy aiding in digestion and effective elimination ........the leafy greens and fishes are also rich in calcium and protein and the fish are a rich source of vitamin D too ....... eat organic brown rice and quinoa (prounounced keen ~ wah) as they are both a rich source of the B complex of vitamins and will provide you with the carbs you need for sustained energy and the quinoa is also rich in calcium and iron .......... don't forget about getting enough iron on a daily basis too ie ~ lean red meats ..... Avoid sugars such as honey, molasses, fructose, maltose, lactose (that means all milk and dairy products) and fruit juices ...... avoid artificial sweetners and foods containing brewer's yeast - ie - alcohol such as beer, wine, brandy, whiskey, rum, ciders and root beer.... avoid baker's yeast ie ~ breads and rolls and pastries .... avoid mushrooms ... avoid fruits and vegies with any sign of mold growth on them .... avoid fermented beverages and condiments including mayonnaise, ketchup, pickled vegies and pickles, salad dressings (use lemon and olive oil instead), soy sauce and vinegar .... avoid all types of hard cheeses which are a pretty good source of mold.... avoid processed and smoked meats and fish, including hot dogs, sausages, luncheon meats etc....... these meats are processed with sugar, spices, yeast and other preservatives .... avoid canned bottled or frozen fruit and vegie juices cos they have loads of sugar and are commonly made from overripened or damaged produce; generally the skin of the fruit contains surface mold and rotten spots, which are pulverised into the juice... avoid dried fruits.... avoid coffee & tea as much as you can as caffeine will aggravate yeast overgrowth..................... you don't need to use medications to kill a yeast overgrowth ..... simply eliminate their food source and they will disappear on their own ...... if you normalise the bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract you will feel much better and in most cases won't need drugs ?

truly, eat loads and loads of green and leafy vegies, squeeze lemon juice over it to spice it up and help torch bacteria and bolster both your immunity and digestive process ........eat some low sugar fruits each day too such as strawberries, pears and watermelon and cold water fresh fishes and brown rice / quinoa and watch it clear up........ oh, drink loads and loads of fresh filtered water to ... to ensure you are properly hydrated as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one .

make sure that you only eat organic nuts and seeds like almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds too as they "preserve" the commercial varieties with sulfites and other nasty chemicals that will upset sensitive digestive systems.

Your crumpled fingernails are displaying calcium deficiency caused by the yeast infection...... i know without a shadow of a doubt because i dealt with the same issues on my fingernails until i dealt with the candidasis ......... mine looked like corrugated iron.. really nasty... but very cureable mate.

Supplement with pharmaceutical grade fish oil tablets to heal your raw and painfull fingertips ....... in the meantime soothe them with some calendula cream from your local health food store.

Simply follow the instructions on the bottle for the fish oil tablets.

Hope you feel better soon.

peace baby
?Health Question & Answer

from the sounds of the following you may want the drs to take a good hard look for this... sorry

Some of the most frequent Candida symptoms are:
abdominal gas



excessive fatigue

cravings for alcohol



rectal itching

cravings for sweets

inability to think clearly or concentrate


mood swings








sinus inflammation

pre-menstrual syndrome


poor memory

persistent cough


low sex drive

muscle weakness


learning difficulties

sensitivity to fragrances and/or other chemicals

cognitive impairment


athletes foot

sore throat


acid reflux

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I suggest you go see a homeopath, works really well all round! You could look at abchomeopathy online about symptoms but best to see someone qualified... www.homeopathy-soh.org.

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