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So I gathered that I am going through the herxheimer effect

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So I gathered that I am going through the herxheimer effect reaction
About a month ago I tried this method of oil pulling to get my teeth whiter with coconut oil from tesco...
.I kept it up for about two weeks and it was on & off....after that I started noticing some bad reactions on my skin, which included some rashes all over my body making my body really itchy, after seeing that I stopped immediately with the oil pulling, however my skin is still not clear up to to this day, how do I get rid of this skin allergy?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--can you describe the rashes?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

They're all over my body, mainly arms chest stomach and shoulders...they're like big itchy black dots which are very uncomfortable to look at; if I don't touch them nothing happens however if I do they become irritable and very itchy.


 


Is there a cream or a home remedy I could apply to get rid of them please ?


 


Kind regards


 


 

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--sorry for the delay. Could you post a photo on this page?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Please see attached...my arm and my bodybody

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK. These look like seborrheic keratoses. Not cancer and really not serious but obviously bothersome for you. You can try over the counter tretinoin cream three times a day for two weeks but if that doesn't clear this up I'd suggest you see a doctor--preferably a dermatologist--for prescription tretinoin cream
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok where can I find this cream?


 


And how dangerous is it?


 


Is there any other solution rather than the cream? does that mean I'm allergic to coconut oil?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Nothing dangerous and you can get the cream over the counter at any apothecary or drug store. It would seem you have a coconut allergy so I would avoid anything with coconut in it. These may resolve in time but the cream will accelerate that process
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