LS and accidity/alkaline

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I'm not a scientist.  Perhaps there are others among us who know more in this regard.  My thought is:  What happens when we age, other than hormonal change?  Does our body become more accidic perhaps?  Could that be the underlaying cause for some forms of LS?  In other words - could a chemical imbalance result in LS? 

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    I;ve been using three pinches of baking soda in my spray bottle with warm water;  this I use to rinse after every bathroom visit.  At first to make sure nothing would become infected.  So a form of cleanliness, I thought.  

    By now, after approximately fourteen days of diligent use I start to see a definate change in the LS affected skin.

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      Hi Hanny,  Ihave been away from here for a few days, but when I saw you had posted, I wanted to seee what you had to say.  What sort of changes are you seeing?  Improvement?  Did the Dr. say it was a good idea to use the bit of baking soda in the spray bottle?  I am having such a terrible time with stress over this condition...I am living in fear and anxiety...I am aware all the time that something is going on on my bottom and I can't forget it for even a min.  I have not been using a spray bottle, but I will start right away.  I would be so grateful if I saw a little improvement, too.  Thank you for this bit of hope...
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    I totally think LS is caused by a mineral/chemical imbalance. I put 1/2 a tsp in my protein shake everyday.
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      Do you know the effect of coconut oil?  I have used a lot of that as well lately.
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      I used to use coconut oil on the LS, but it started to sting just a little bit, so I switched to pure emu oil, which for me is very mild and does not sting.  Then I saw here that emuaid cream was good, so I bought some and have been using it for about a week after every bathroom visit...I really, really like it.  Even better than the pure emu oil.  For me, it is expensive, but I will not let myyself run out of it at all.     Also, Hanny, do you make up a fresh batch for every time you use it?  Or do you keep the prepared water until the spray bottle is empty and then make up a new batch?  Looks like this is something else I am willing to try!!  For 21...yes, 21 days...I counted....I have not had coffee, which I love, and have started drinking the raspberry leaf tea, which I do not like, but am doing as I saw here it is good for this condition.  I have not not a single gram of sugar for 21 days....I have dermasilk undies (which are very good in reducing the pain and burning!...look up the web info if you want)  I use emuaid cream...sheeesh...now I have to also start spraying with baking soda water.  And I will do anything anyone thinks will help!!

      I just want my old bottom back!!   cry

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      The spray bottle I fill every time again fresh with three pinches of baking soda added and with which I rinse the bottom thoroughly.  (Original thought was cleanliness and to keep infection at bay.) After that I re-apply coconut oil royally to keep the skin layers separated.  And after that I drink more herb tea to keep the fluid going.   

      I have been determined to make this dilation work.  Totally concentrated on the healing of this procedure that was performed approx two weeks ago now.  It was no easy feat, but it looks as if I'm gaining.  

      Tomorrow I will know what my gyna thinks of the result this far. 

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      Thank you for the info.  I hope most if not all of the pain is over with for  you.  I know that procedure wasn't easy.  I am also determined to do whatever i can to prevent my LS from going farther than it already has.  I only wish I knew about putting the clob. on right to the back, I wouldn't be  as bad off as I am now.  But from here on, I will do anything that might help.  My dr. also told me not to put ANYTHING o n    the entire area.  I am glad I learned here to put some sort of oil on to keep skin from sticking.  I am waiting for an appt. at a vulvar specialist...
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      Patricia, I'm one of the members here who's been sharing success with cutting sugar intake. But I just want to say, don't make yourself nuts over it. No way could I completely cut out sugar. I just don't have any big doses of it. A little spoon in tea, a spoon of my homemade jam here and there, one cookie... but I wouldn't dream of eating an ice cream cone or buying a chocolate bar or ordering a gooey dessert in a restaurant. I still have my two five ounce glasses of red wine. And I'm in good shape, much better than before I did this. I think coffee was more than half the problem. I wouldn't touch coffee for love or money!
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      In that I have no symptoms at all over than a bit of an itch if I consume to much sugar ( I have a very sweet tooth) Most of my white patches have gone, I have some atrophy of the right labia minora which is starting to reaappear over the last 4 weeks. 
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      What I experience here is lessening of white skin, even some color returning.  One very solid bridge is thinning.  

      Can you tell me whether this process will continue?  Or are you saying also that some of this nasty stuff starts to reappear?  

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      I'm not sure what you mean by your question, as I take it internally as a co factor to magnesium, boron and b vitamins. You are only spraying it on, am I correct ? But yes my colour has returned I have no stinging,soreness.  I have also made dietry changes Ie; no milk, but do eat butter and some cheese. I try to consume as little gluten as possible whilst working on healing my gut to strengthen my immune system.
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      Dietary modification cannot change the acidity of any part of your body except your urine. Your bloodstream and organs control acidity in a very narrow range. Anything that changed acidity in your body would make you very sick and could even kill you. Promoters of these products claim that cancer cells cannot live in an alkaline environment and that is true, but neither can any of the other cells in your body.

      All chemical reactions in your body are started by chemicals called enzymes. For example, if you convert chemical A to chemical B and release energy, enzymes must start these reactions. All enzymes function in a very narrow range of acidity. (The degree of acidity or alkalinity is expressed as "pH."). If your blood changes its acidity or alkalinity for any reason, it is quickly changed back to the normal pH or these enzymes would not function and the necessary chemical reactions would not proceed in your body.

      For example, when you hold your breath, carbon dioxide accumulates in your bloodstream very rapidly and your blood turns acidic, and you will become uncomfortable or even pass out. This forces you to start breathing again immediately, and the pH returns to normal. If your kidneys are damaged and cannot regulate the acidity of your bloodstream, chemical reactions stop, poisons accumulate in your bloodstream, and you can die.

      Certain foods can leave end-products called ash that can make your urine acid or alkaline, but urine is the only body fluid that can have its acidity changed by food or supplements. ALKALINE-ASH FOODS include fresh fruit and raw vegetables. ACID-ASH FOODS include ALL ANIMAL PRODUCTS, whole grains, beans and other seeds. These foods can change the acidity of your urine, but that's irrelevant since your urine is contained in your bladder and does not affect the pH of any other part of your body.

      When you take in more protein than your body needs, your body cannot store it, so the excess amino acids are converted to organic acids that would acidify your blood. But your blood never becomes acidic because as soon as the proteins are converted to organic acids, calcium leaves your bones to neutralize the acid and prevent any change in pH. Because of this, many scientists think that taking in too much protein may weaken bones to cause osteoporosis.

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      After my dilation, a procedure that stretches the skin,  I was afraid of infection.  So I used an old method my mother used - rinsing with baking soda, as I yesterday explained to my specialist where I was for another check up.  And at the same time noticed that the LS, for now, has calmed down.  My LS was/is of the very vicious kind, leaving me no alternative other than this earlier mentioned procedure in order to urinate.  

      My specialist thought the whole environment looked well enough to go back to maintenance level of the use of clobetasol.  And of course there is nothing that can prove that my spray bottle use with a bit of baking soda in it has 'done the trick'.  I also use loads of coconut oil down there for the necessary lubrication.  It is a task and a half to keep the two opposite layers seperate.  So far so good.  Together with the healing it has been very helpful of course that the LS lays low for now.  

      However, this morning I was woken up by the well known 'zing!' of LS.  Treated it with baking soda this time and all is calming down.  Tonight I have to use a small amount of clobetasol again, as per instruction of my specialist.  

      I have been very strict with my diet for the longest time, also due to thryoid and adrenals.  I'm given extra B12 and extra B vitamins.  It's a big list by now, among which also magnesium,  I eat gluten free, due to being gluten sensitive for eons,  don't drink milk anymore for the same reason that it made me very nausiated, only some cheese.  And have greatly benefitted overall.  My intestines are behaving much better because of all this.  I'm no longer catching every bug and haven't had a cold in a long time.  I think I'm pretty much on par with what you are doing and it might be that we're talking about a similar form of LS.  (I suspect that there are various kinds.)  

      Though I realize that I'm living in between two worlds.  Or perhaps I could say that perhaps this is where the two worlds meet.  Would you tell me about your internal use by personal message? 

       

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      As you say Sue, if we stop eating healthy, our body will protest.  You are what you eat, some say.  Diabetics type 2 tells part of this story, don't you think.  I have been watching my diet for a long time now, ever since that test strip started to show its high number.  I have learned to quickly estimate the right size of a portion of meat, for example.  It's 'desire and temptation'  that cause me to go wrong and the constant 'disbelieve' that watching my diet can hold back this possible next step - becoming a full fledged diabetic. To find a balance, I find, is hard work.  

      And of course, if a vital part of the body starts to fail -  we're getting poisoned.  That last part often seems to be a matter of luck.  The human body is a fascinating 'machine' and by now I'm convinced that there is a lot more to it than we know at present.  As my family physician says - the longer I'm in this profession, the more I realize that we know so little.  Heroic of him to be able to freely admit that.  So I keep thinking that it is important, in order to be able to learn more, to keep asking questions. A surgeon friend of mine keeps puzzling over auto immune diseases.  Could it be ,,,?  I like his exploring mind.  There are no answers yet.  But by staying open to different angles of thinking an answer might be found.    

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