Acidophilus or ACV?

Posted by Nancy (Chicago, IL) on 12/10/2006

I am confused - some of your contributors say they went off their "yeast medicines" while others swear by their acidopholus. As it turns out, I had great success for yeast infections from Jarro Acidopholus, but I am suffering from reoccurring contact dermatitis on the palms of my hands and dry, red, itchy patches under my eyes and around my mouth. In the beginning it occurred from touching geraniums. Then contact with angorra. And now, god knows what! Do you think I should first go off the acidopholus, try the ACV cure and see what happens? Or should I stay on the acidopholus? Any advice would be most welcome! N

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Nancy: Alternative medicine has a tendency to be holistic in nature and synergistic. Everyone have different body chemistry and yours is no different. You can try both or one or the other, to know which works. There is a general rule of thumb for me: it takes 3 days to know, whether ACV + baking soda works, or acidophilus works or both. If you are a purist and want to know what is best you may need to compare one each, then do both at the end. If you are in a hurry, you will try both then after you are cured, but will never know. In principle a purist approach is to try all three combinations, acidophilus 3 days, ACV+baking soda 3 days (with baking soda works the best), and finally both for 3 days. And see how it goes to settle the debate.

suffering from reoccurring contact dermatitis on the palms of my hands and dry, red, itchy patches under my eyes and around my mouth.

If it is a contact dermititis, it would be much easier to just use topical application to work the best. So apply lavender + tea tree oil 6 times a day and if this doesn't work out after three days, just try a hydrogen peroxide 1% plus saturated solution of borax.

If you are in a hurry, often a simple bottle of plain old vinegar applied to the skin in question often enough will stop the problem, so no need to go a long way such as yogurt, or acv or other things. Try the simplest possible approach first: keep appling vinegar for 6 hours (this is the time to get a 100% kill for most viral organism in practice but this is applied every 15-30 minutes), with many applications during that period and see how it goes. And if it works find keep doing it for a couple more days just to be sure. Should you have problems during application of vinegar in the first couple of minutes or an hour, just stop.


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