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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?

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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



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

Please see arm and my bodybody

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?

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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Experience: Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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