Zinc/manganese Combo with Zinc/copper Combo
Indeed, I do feel the zinc/manganese combo has helped a lot: no more problems with greasy face or scalp. I understand zinc and copper compete. Perhaps years of drinking water from copper pipe (my building is 50 yrs old and I discover telltale blue -green stains in the sink and tub) and inadequate zinc in the diet has led to a deficiency. All I know is something is helping. I've stopped the manganese but continue to take 75mg zinc a day. Unfortunately, I still have problems with my face in the beard area. The dermatologist now thinks it's a mixed bacterial infection (for staph was present in a swab). He has me on topical clindoxyl, which helps only a bit. I still get painful pimples where the beard hair will fall out and not grow back. It is obvious the problem is more than skin deep! I'm wondering what other areas I can look at to help this problem. Could it be Vitamin D deficiency too (as Vancouver is very cloudy)? I know my skin always improves in sunlight. Mercury toxicity (as I have a lot of fillings)? How can one test for this? As for the PH balancing... I have yet to try it. Will it potentially help such an infection that includes p.acnes and staph bacteria? So many questions. Thanks for your time and attention!