I am posting this account of my skin problem in the hopes it might help other sufferers. Two years ago my family had taken in a feral cat with a horrible bleeding wound on its face. I developed a rash on the front of my leg below the knee. The rash was oval shaped with raised red areas. Itchy. I assumed it was a fungus and the general practioner/family doctor prescribed fungal cream, which did nothing. A dermatologist prescribed steroids and hot baths. This made it worse. The rash spread up my legs to my torso and arms. I had bumps on my back stomach and shoulders. The bumps itched like crazy, especially after a bath. The bumps grew into large itchy raised areas. One glass wine or beer would also make it itch. I then found another dermatologist who tried everything. She tried antifungal pills like ketoconazole, then tried antibiotics. Meanwhile she did two biopsies which showed nothing of substance. A blood test for toxoplasmosis showed a high titer of IgG. Clintomycin, a strong antibiotic which is effective against protozoa appeared to be working, but the side effects are so dangerous that the doctor wouldn't let me take it for more than two weeks. Sulfadrugs gave me dizziness. What I found to work well and with no side effects is an herb called Artemisia annua. This is a Chinese herb proven in western style testing to be effective against parasites like malaria protozoa and worms. It also considered effective against toxoplasmosis protozoa, which is what I believe caused my rashes. I buy the herb online in powdered form from KT botanicals. A two week supply (500 grams) costs $15 total. The dosage I use is three heaping teaspoons in a glass of water, three times a day. I had a severe case and it is taking about two months of this regime to clear it up. The rashes slowly dry up forming scabs. The rashes eventually clear from the center outward, living a ring and which clears up. I don't know it this is a permanent cure. It may be that I'll be taking this herb for the rest of my life, as people with malaria, also a protozoal infection, are never completely cured. But, at least the herb controls the symptoms. If this fits your symptoms, I suggest you give it a try. I suspect that many people who have been diagnosed with chronic psoriasis and eczema actually have cutaneous toxoplasmosis. Good luck.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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