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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness
INTERTRIGO




BASIC INFORMATION


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DESCRIPTION

Intertrigo is a type of dermatitis or skin inflammation caused by repeated friction of skin rubbing against skin. It can appear anywhere two skin surfaces lie next to each other and rub together, but most often occurs in the skin folds of the groin, inner thighs, and underarms, and between the ribs, underside of the belly and the breasts. This condition is most common in warm climates and during the summer.




intertrigo of the underarm


SYMPTOMS

Intertrigo appears as an intensely reddish, macerated, glistening rash that may be sore or itchy. Maceration of the skin occurs when it is consistently wet. The skin softens, turns white, and can easily get infected with bacteria or fungi. The edge of the rash extends just beyond the limits of the opposing skin folds. Satellite lesions, small areas of the same rash that are close to the main rash, are characteristic of intertrigo and other Candida skin infections. It usually progresses gradually, beginning as a mild chafing, then slowly, with continued exposure to moisture and friction, develops into a persistent itchy rash. Occasionally, a secondary infection (bacterial or fungal [yeast/Candida albicans]) may develop, causing the formation of pustules and weeping and oozing of the skin, as well as severe itching and pain. Severe intertrigo on the groin or thighs can impede mobility.




CAUSES

Intertrigo is usually yeast infection of skin folds caused by Candida albicans. In areas of the body that have skin touching skin such as the armpits, groin, and under heavy breasts or fat folds, the environment is warm and moist. This is the perfect environment for Candida albicans, a yeast that is normally found on the skin, to overgrow and cause symptoms. Other factors that can cause intertrigo include:
  • Hot, humid weather.

  • Tight or abrasive underclothing.

  • Poor hygiene.

  • Inflammatory skin diseases, like psoriasis, occurring in the skin folds.

  • The use of topical steroids.





RISK FACTORS

Intertrigo primarily affects overweight women who perspire heavily. People with diabetes also are more disposed than others to developing intertrigo and accompanying secondary infections. Persons who suffer from urinary incontinence are at increased risk of developing intertrigo in the groin area. there are also several skin diseases that can cause an intertrigo to develop (inverse psoriasis, Haily-Haily, pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, glucagonoma and others.

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PREVENTION

Prevention of intertrigo involves reducing skin to skin contact and keeping the area dry. Other factors that may help preventing intertrigo include:
  • Weight loss to reduce the size of fat folds.

  • Wear loose, soft underclothing.

  • Apply antifungal absorbent powder to affected areas daily.

  • Wash affected areas with soap and water daily.

Some women will place a clean, folded, dry absorbent, natural fiber cloth under each of their breasts to help absorb extra moisture and prevent skin on skin contact during hot weather days.




TREATMENT


MEDICAL TREATMENT OF INTERTRIGO

DIAGNOSIS

The majority of cases of intertrigo can be diagnosed based on the characteristic appearance. This should not be confused with other fungal infections such as jock itch, ringworm, or athlete's foot. If there is any question about the diagnosis, a KOH test can be performed to detect the presence of yeast.

A KOH test is used to diagnose fungal infections of the skin or nails. The skin or nail is scraped with a scalpel or glass slide causing dead skin cells to fall off onto a glass slide. A few drops of Potassium hydroxide (KOH) are added to the slide and the slide is heated for a short time. The KOH dissolves the material binding the skin cells together releasing the fungus. The slide is then viewed under the microscope looking for fungal elements.

A bacterial culture can help diagnose a secondary bacterial infection. A bacterial culture is used to determine if a rash is caused by a bacteria, the type of bacteria, and what antibiotics the bacteria is sensitive to. A bacterial culture is performed by getting a sample of pus onto a special cotton swab that is later rubbed onto a sterile Petri dish. The petri dish is incubated to allow bacteria from the sample to grow. If after 72 hours, there is no growth on the petri dish, there are no bacteria present. If bacteria are present, a sample is taken for gram stain to determine the type of bacteria. If bacteria do grow, antibiotic disks can be placed in the middle of the growth. If the bacteria around the disk die, the bacteria is sensitive to that antibiotic.

TREATMENT

Yeast (fungal) or bacterial infection can be treated with topical or oral medications. Intertrigo is treated with antifungal creams such as clotrimazole and miconazole.

Oozing may be controlled with moist compresses with Burow's solution 1:20 (1 part Burow's Solution mixed with 20 parts of water) followed by air drying, preferably using a hair dryer with a "cool" setting. Burow's compresses can be applied to the skin folds for 20 to 30 minutes several times a day to promote healing. Burow's Solution is an aluminum acetate topical solution and can be purchased at most chemical supply outlets such as Post Apple Scientific. It is also available online from Amazon.com.



Prescription topical steroid creams such as hydrocortisone can be used, but only for a few weeks. Stronger topical steroid creams will be more rapidly effective, but if used for more than a few days may cause serious skin damage.

Antibiotics may be prescribed by your health care provider if intertrigo is complicated by a fungal (yeast) or bacterial infection. If you must take antibiotics, you should be sure to take some form of acidophilus to replace the necessary "friendly" bacteria in the intestinal tract.

If itching is severe, an antihistamine may be prescribed.

Keeping the area dry and exposed to the air can prevent recurrences. If obese, weight loss is helpful. A wad of soft absorbent cotton, or a band of cotton fabric will help absorb sweat. Antiperspirants will help if excess sweating is part of the problem but should only be tried when it has completely healed. It also helps to wash daily with an antibacterial soap and dust with Zeasorb AF Powder.



Relapses are common with this condition, and revisits periodically to the dermatologist may be needed to adjust treatments in many cases.





HOLISTIC & NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Good body hygiene is important. Keep the skin surface clean, dry, and free of friction. Shower or bathe immediately following periods of heavy perspiration (sweating), and use a hair dryer on a cool setting instead of rubbing with a towel to dry the skin infected. Then apply baby powder. Do this several times daily, or as often as needed.


  • Use only natural, chemical-free soaps, deodorants, and other personal care preparations. Most health food stores carry such products. Avoid commercial products, which may contain substances that can further irritate the inflamed areas.


  • Wear loose-fitting 100 percent cotton clothing that does not rub against the skin. Many intertrigo sufferers find relief by remaining unclothed whenever possible.


  • Avoid sitting in one position for prolonged periods.


  • Avoid sugar and other refined carbohydrates. Both bacteria and fungi (yeast) thrive on sugar.


  • Add fresh garlic, soured products, and acidophilus to the diet.





  • HERBS

  • Alfalfa, Barley Grass, Dandelion Root, Horsetail, and Parsley root nourish the skin and aid in healing.


  • Aloe Vera Gel has excellent healing properties. Apply aloe vera gel to affected areas as directed on the product label or as needed.


  • Calendula has anti-inflammatory properties, promotes cell formation, and stimulates tissue growth.


  • Mountain Rose Herbs: Injur Heal Balm, Mountain Rose, 1 oz.

    A loving companion for athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and those who take part in strenuous activities. Wonderful to use on bruises, sore muscles, and general aches and pains. This balm is based on our popular & effective Injur Heal Oil. Use immediately after arduous exercise, exertion or injury to prevent, relieve and reduce swelling, bruises and pain. Do not use on open wounds. Contains: Organic Arnica Flowers, St. John's Wort flowers, organic Calendula flowers, organic Olive oil, Beeswax, Lavender essential oil, and Vitamin E oil. Packaged in a 1 oz tin.

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  • Chamomile is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial herb that soothes dry, blemished, and irritated skin.


  • Tea Tree Oil has skin-healing properties. There are many personal hygiene products available that contain this ingredient.


  • Herbal Remedies: Tea Tree Essential Oil, 100% Pure, NOW Foods, 1 fl. oz.





    NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

    The following nutrients are important for healing once appropriate local treatment has been administered. Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for those over the age of 18. For a child between 12 and 17 years old, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12 years old, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments
    Essential
    AE Mulsion Forte
    (Biotics)
    As directed on label. To aid in tissue repair and healing. Supplies vitamin A and E in emulsion form, which enters the system more rapidly.
    Plus
    Natural Carotenoid Complex
    (Betatene)
    As directed on label. Contains free radical scavengers and immune enhancers.
    Beta Carotene (Natural Dunaliella Salina), Nature's Way, 100% Natural, 25,000 IU, 100 Softgels,
    Multi-Carotene Antioxidant, Nature's Way, 60 Softgels,
    Essential Fatty Acids
    (Flaxseed Oil, Primrose Oil, Black Currant Oil, and Salmon Oil are a good sources)
    As directed on label. Relieves itching, pain, and inflammation, essential for healthy skin. Promotes lubrication of the skin. Needed for tissue healing.
    Barlean's Flax Oil, 100% Highest Lignan Content, Organic, Pesticide & Herbicide Free, 16 fl. oz.,
    Salmon Oil Capsule, NOW Foods, 120 EPA/80 DHA, 2000 mg, 250 Softgels,
    Evening Primrose Oil With Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), Barlean's, 1300 mg, 120 Softgels,
    Black Currant Oil, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 100 Softgels,
    Ultimate Oil, Essential Fatty Acids Supplement, Nature's Secret, 90 Softgels
    Free-Form Amino Acid Complex As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach. To supply protein, important for the construction and repair of all tissues. Use a formula containing both essential and non-essential amino acids.
    Amino 1000 Complete, NOW Foods, 120 Caps,
    Branched Chain Amino Acid Powder, NOW Foods, 12 oz.,
    Amino 1500, Chewable Blend of 20 Amino Acids, Predigested, NOW Foods, 150 Tabs,
    Branched Chain Amino Acids, Free Form, 120 Caps
    Garlic (Kyolic) 2 capsules 3 times daily, with meals. Has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Fights bacterial and fungal infection. Enhances immune function.
    Garlic Oil Tincture, Alcohol Free, Nature's Way, 1 fl. oz.,
    Garlic Bulb Cloves, Garlic Supplement, Nature's Way, 580 mg, 100 Caps,
    Odorless Garlic Supplement, NOW Foods, 50 mg, 250 SoftGels,
    Garlic Supplement, Kwai, Triple Concentrated, 180 Tabs,
    Every Day Garlic Supplement, Kwai, 30 Tabs,
    Garlic Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.,
    Aged Garlic Extract, Cardiovascular Formula 100, Wakunaga Kyolic Supplements, 300 Caps,
    Kyolic Liquid Aged Garlic Extract, Cardiovascular, Vegetarian, Wakunaga Kyolic, 4 fl. oz.,
    Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, One-A-Day, Vegetarian, 1000 mg, Wakunaga Kyolic, 30 Caps,
    Aged Garlic Extract, Cholesterol Formula 104, Wakunaga Kyolic, 200 Caps
    Silica
    Or
    Horsetail Herb
    As directed on label, twice daily. Supplies silicon, which aids in absorption of calcium and repair of connective tissues.
    Silicon Complex Supplement, 8% Extract, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 90 Tabs,
    Horsetail Herb Grass, Nature's Way, 440 mg, 100 Caps
    Silica Gel As directed on label. To supply silicon, needed for repair of skin tissues.
    Vitamin B complex 50-100 mg of each major B vitamin 3 times daily, with meals (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). B vitamins are needed for protein metabolism and is essential for healthy skin and hair. Aids in reproduction of all cells and healing and repair of skin tissue.
    Ultimate B (Vitamin B Complex), Nature's Secret, 60 Tabs,
    Vitamin B-100 Complex, w/ Coenzyme B-2, Nature's Way, 631 mg, 100 Caps
    Vitamin C With Bioflavonoids 10,000 mg daily and up, in divided doses throughout the day. Needed for tissue repair and healing. Also reduces scarring. Use and ascorbate form. An important antioxidant to prevent tissue damage to the skin and to aid in healing.
    Vitamin C Liquid w/ Rose Hips & Bioflavonoids, Kosher, Natural Citrus Flavor, Dynamic Health, 1000 mg, 16 fl. oz.,
    Ester C With Bioflavonoids, Nature's Way, 1000 mg, 90 Tabs,
    Vitamin C 1000 With Bioflavonoids, Nature's Way, 100% Natural, 1000 mg, 250 Vcaps,
    The Right C, Nature's Way, 1000 mg, 120 Tabs
    Zinc 50 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Aids tissue healing and enhances immune function. Use zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc for best absorption.
    Zinc Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 100 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.,
    Colloidal Silver & Zinc Lozenges, Silva Solution, 90 Lozenges,
    Zinc Lozenges W/ Echinacea & Vitamin C, Nature's Way, 23 mg, 60 Lozenges,
    Zinc (Chelated), 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 30 mg, 100 Caps,
    Helpful
    Aerobic 07
    (Aerobic Life)
    9 drops in water 3 times daily. Aids in tissue repair and healing.
    Or
    Dioxychlor
    (American Biologics)
    As directed on label. For tissue oxygenation and to kill harmful bacteria and viruses.
    All-Purpose Bactericide Spray Apply topically as directed on label. Destroys bacteria on the skin, reducing the possibility of infection.
    Aloe Vera As directed on label. Has excellent soothing, healing, and moisturizing properties. Helps to slough off dead skin cells. Apply aloe vera gel topically on affected areas of the skin to promote healing.
    Aloe Vera Gel, NOW Foods, 32 oz.,
    Aloe Vera Gel, NOW Foods, 1 Gallon
    Colloidal Silver Apply topically as directed on label. An antiseptic to prevent infection, subdue inflammation, and promote healing.
    Colloidal Silver Liquid, SilvaSolution, Super Strength Pro 50, 8 fl. oz.,
    Colloidal Silver Pump Spray, SilvaSolution, 2 fl. oz.,
    Colloidal Silver Salve, SilvaSolution, 2 oz.,
    Colloidal Silver Lotion, SilvaSolution, 4 fl. oz.
    Coenzyme Q-10 60 mg daily. An important free radical scavenger that supplies oxygen to the cells. Removes toxins from the body, boosts the immune system, improves overall physical and mental processes.
    CoQ10, Vegetarian Coenzyme, NOW Foods, 30 mg, 60 VCaps,
    CoQ10, Now Foods, 400 mg, 60 Softgels
    Dimethylglycine (DMG) As directed on label. Increases oxygenation and enhances oxygen utilization by affected tissue.
    DMG Supplement N,N Dimethyl Glycine, NOW Foods, 125 mg, 100 Caps
    Herpanacine
    (Diamond-Herpanacine)
    As directed on label. A combination of vitamins, minerals, and herbs that is good for overall skin health.
    Kelp As directed on label. Contains iodine and other minerals needed for tissue repair and healing. Supplies balanced minerals needed for healthy skin.
    Kelp Supplement, Nature's Way, Certified, 650 mg, 100 Capsules,
    Kelp Seaweed, Norwegian, NOW Foods, 100% Natural, 550 mg, 250 Caps
    Multi-vitamin & Mineral Complex As directed on label. All nutrients are necessary in balance for healing.
    Super Multi-Vitamin & Multi-Mineral, Pure Vital Earth, 32 fl. oz. (98% Bio-Available for Absorption),
    Damage Control Master Formula, High Potency, Multi-Vitamin & Mineral, 60 Packets (30 Day Supply)





    lotions and creams


    INTERTRIGO / DERMATITIS SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS

    Supplements and products for Intertrigo and Dermatitis, a group of skin condition that causes inflammation of the skin.

    Acne & Skin Disorders Formula Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    This herbal remedy for acne and skin disorders contains herbs that are helpful for eczema and psoriasis as well.
    African Red Tea Beauty Cleansing Bar, 4 oz.

    African Red Tea Cleansing & Beauty Bar is very rich, long lasting, and has excellent lathering ability. Just read the ingredients and you will know this is the greatest soap you'll ever use.
    African Red Tea Face Cream, 1.3 oz.

    African Red Tea Face Cream is great for any type of skin, it contains large amounts of Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Zinc for a healthy, smooth skin.
    Avocado Oil, Refined, NOW Foods, 4 fl. oz.

    Avocado oil has a number of uses and may be used as a scalp or skin conditioner or as an emollient. Our refined food grade Avocado Oil is also edible and often used on salads.
    Black Seed Gourmet Ground Seed, 3 oz.

    Research shows that Black Seed contains more than 100 components, some of which are still unidentified, that work together synergistically.
    Black Seed Plain, 500 mg, 100 Caps

    Suitable natural alternative for all types of allergic and infectious disorders of the respiratory tract, such as asthma, allergies, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, hacking cough, and other cold-like symptoms.
    Black Seed Oil, Premium Cold Pressed, 8 fl. oz.

    Black Seed Oil is an excellent healer, and its areas of application range from external skin care (psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, joints & scalp massage) and to internal use as a treatment for various complaints (asthma, arthritis, immune system).
    Black Seed Theramune Ultimate With Garlic, 100 Caps

    Promotes healthy circulation, useful for arthritis and cardiovascular and respiratory support. It also supports digestion and is a natural remedy for ulcers. Garlic is known to lower cholesterol naturally.
    Black Walnut Green Hull Extract (Juglans Nigra) Tincture, Natural Fungal Remedy, Extra Strength, New Action, 1 fl. oz.

    Black walnut Bark contains a chemical that is a natural fungal remedy for conditions like ringworm, jock itch and athletes foot.
    Black Walnut Hull, C/S Powder, 4 oz. Bulk

    Black walnut is used to treat acne, thyroid disease, colitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, ringworm, sore throats, tonsillitis, skin irritations, and wounds and is a mild laxative.
    Black Walnut Hull Tincture (Green), 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Black Walnut is also used to treat acne, thyroid disease, colitis and eczema.
    Blood Cleanse Detoxification & Support for Healthy Blood, Banyan Botanicals, 90 Tabs

    Blood Cleanse is a blend of five powerful blood purifiers that remove toxins from the blood, lymphatics and liver, leading to vibrant, healthy skin. According to Ayurveda, most inflammatory skin conditions are a result of high pitta in the blood. Blood cleanse is formulated to remove this excess pitta, thus relieving skin irritations. It increases circulation and promotes healing as it clears out foreign tissues, obstructions and stagnant blood. Blood Cleanse also helps calm pitta emotions such as anger and aggression.
    Borage Dry Skin Therapy Adult Lotion, ShiKai, 8 oz.

    ShiKai Borage Dry Skin Therapy Adult Lotion for treatment of atopic dermatitis, eczema and other dry skin disorders.
    Borage Dry Skin Therapy Foot Cream, SkiKai, 4.2 oz.

    ShiKai Borage Dry Skin Therapy relieves dry cracked skin in days. It is clinically proven, dermatologist recommended and fragrance free.
    Borage Dry Skin Therapy Natural Formula Children's Lotion, SkiKai, 8 fl. oz.

    ShiKai Borage Dry Skin Therapy Natural Formula Children's Lotion soothes and relieves dry skin. Even dry skin from eczema.
    B-Stress Vitamin Complex With Siberian Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng Root), Nature's Way, 100 Caps

    If you're looking for herbal stress relief, you'll find B-Stress Vitamin Complex with Siberian Eleuthero, formerly Siberian Ginseng Root to be just what you are looking for.
    Black Seed Oil, Premium Cold Pressed, 8 fl. oz.

    Black Seed Oil is an excellent healer, and its areas of application range from external skin care (psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, joints & scalp massage) and to internal use as a treatment for various complaints (asthma, arthritis, immune system).
    Burt's Bees Evening Primrose Overnight Creme, 1 oz.

    Burt's Bees Evening Primrose Overnight Creme utilizes the well known rejuvenating properties of Rosehip Seed Oil, an excellent source of Natural Vitamin A, rapidly penetrates facial skin and help repair and diminish early signs of aging.
    Chamomile Flowers Herb, German Chamomile, Nature's Way, 350 mg, 100 Caps

    Chamomile flowers have a relaxing effect on the digestive system.
    Chamomile Tea, Caffeine Free, NOW Foods, 30 Tea Bags

    Chamomile Tea is the worlds most popular evening drink because chamomile tea has a soothing effect on many.
    Chamomile Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Chamomile is used for the treatment of pain and inflammation in the intestines and stomach, as well as inhaling Chamomile vapor for asthma and other lung problems.
    Colloidal Silver Lotion, Silva Solution, Homeopathic, 4 fl. oz.

    Effective for minor skin irritations, rashes, hives, insect bites, sores, burns, inflammation, skin swelling and dry, itchy, cracked skin.
    Colon & Liver Cleanser, Truman's CAC Tea, Loose Leaf, 1/2 lb.

    Use of this cleansing tea has many additional benefits: improves overall digestion; strengthens the immunity; helps to prevent cancer; makes the skin more emollient and flexible: clears the eyes; and provides an overall tonic effect on the body.
    Comfrey Leaf Powder, 100% Organic, 4 oz. Bulk

    One of the most well-known healing plants, especially for its ability to heal tissue and bone.
    Cranberry Juice Concentrate, Natural Premium Quality, Kosher, Dynamic Health, 16 fl. oz.

    Our Cranberry juice concentrate is in an 16 oz space saving size and is ideal for smoothies and makes a delicious healthy topping.
    Dandelion Root (Taraxacum Officinale) Powder, 4 oz. Bulk

    Dandelion root is known as a Blood purifier used for liver and kidney disorders. Dandelion root also contains nutritive salts to build up the blood.
    Dandelion Root Tincture, 100% Organic, 8 fl. oz.

    A blood purifier used for liver and kidney disorders; contains nutritive salts to build up the blood and is very useful for skin problems and diseases.
    Eczema Cream, Homeopathic Florasone, Boericke & Tafel, 1 oz.

    Florasone Homeopathic Eczema Cream is fast acting, pleasant to use, non-greasy and absorbs quickly.
    EpiSilk Natural Hand & Body Lotion, Hyalogic, 8 oz.

    Episilk Natural Hand and Body lotion contains high concentrations of hyaluronic acid.
    Essential Fatty Acids for Baby & Children, Organic, 8 fl. oz.

    Excellent for Infants and Children - All aspects of a child's physical, emotional and mental growth and function are dependent upon EFAs. Essential Fatty Acids are called essential because they are required for so many important functions in the body and brain.
    Evening Primrose Oil, NOW Foods, 100% Pure, 4 fl. oz.

    Evening Primrose Oil is rich in Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). Each 1 ml of oil contains 80-100 mg of GLA. Evening primrose oil has been cold pressed at a low temperature to obtain a pure, natural, and virgin oil.
    Flax Seed Oil Sugar, Cold Pressed, 100% Organic, (20%) Lignan, Nature's Way, 16 fl. oz.

    Super Lignan Flax Seed Oil is a rich, vegetarian source of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids beneficial for many ailments.
    Flax Seed, Whole, Certified Organic, 1 lb. Bulk

    Flax Seeds are an important source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including Omega-3, plus Magnesium, Zinc and dietary fiber. Flax oil from flax seeds is the richest known source of linolenic acid.
    Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) Liquid Concentrate, 1 Gallon

    Grapefruit Seed Extract may be used topically as an antiseptic wound cleaner and to treat infections of the skin. Internally, the concentrate is useful as a supportive treatment for a wide variety of ailments.
    Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) Liquid Concentrate, 2 fl. oz.

    Grapefruit Seed Extract may be used topically as an antiseptic wound cleaner and to treat infections of the skin.
    Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) Liquid Concentrate, 4 fl. oz.

    Grapefruit Seed Extract may be used topically as an antiseptic wound cleaner and to treat infections of the skin. Internally, the concentrate is useful as a supportive treatment for a wide variety of ailments.
    Grape Seed Extract, 350 mg, 90 Caps

    A very powerful antioxidant, this standardized Grape Seed Extract helps maintain capillary health, and has the ability to neutralize free radicals.
    Honey Aloe Cream (Pitta), Kaya Ayurvedic Skin Care, 1.5 fl. oz.

    Honey Aloe Cream from Kaya Ayurvedic Skin Care can be used for all-season moisture balance.
    HoneyBush Tea (Organic Loose Tea), 3.2 oz.

    HoneyBush Tea is a herbal teat that is caffeine free and very low in tannic acid. It has a very pleasant sweet tasting honey flavor and also a very healthy drink.
    Immune System Formula Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    The Immune System Formula can be used for AIDS, Auto-Immune Diseases and Cancer.
    Kelp Seaweed Norwegian, NOW Foods, 100% Natural Acophyllum Nodosum, 550 mg, 250 Caps

    Norwegian Kelp seaweed contains nearly thirty minerals which nourish the glands, especially the thyroid and pituitary. Kelp, also known as seaweed, grows in the rich ocean beds, far below surface pollution levels.
    Lanolin Oil, NOW Foods, 100% Pure Liquid, 4 fl. oz.

    Pure Lanolin Oil (Liquid Lanolin) is a very high quality thick liquid and may be thinned with, Olive oil, Emu oil or cocoa butter. Pure lanolin oil can be used like petroleum jelly on chapped skin and as a moisturizer.
    Macadamia Nut Oil, Organic, Non-GE, NOW Foods, 16 oz.

    To ensure quality and purity, NOW Foods Macadamia Nut Oil uses only unrefined unhybridized macadamias, grown in Australia.
    Molybdenum Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 10 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.

    WaterOz Ionic Molybdenum is a pure liquid Molybdenum supplement. Molybdenum is instrumental in regulating pH balance in the body. For each pH point increase (e.g., 6.1-6.2), the oxygen level is increased ten times, thus increasing the metabolism and enhancing the body's ability to burn fat. Also promotes general well being, aids in carbohydrate metabolism, has proven itself useful in MSG (or other chemical) sensitivity, increases libido, and may enhance the effect of fluorine in tooth decay prevention (dental enamel is rich in molybdenum). It also induces sleep.
    MSM Hair Conditioner (Methylsulfonylmethane), 8 fl. oz.

    MSM Hair Conditioner helps moisturize the scalp and hair. Great for itchy scalp, dandruff, dermatitis and psoriasis.
    MSM Hair Shampoo (Methylsulfonylmethane), 8 fl. oz.

    MSM is a special biological sulfur needed by the body to maintain beautiful, strong and healthy hair. TriMedica's MSM shampoo is thick, concentrated and adds body and life to all types of hair.
    MSM Lotion (15%), 8 fl. oz.

    MSM Lotion contains methylsulfonylmethane, a form of sulfur, which may be helpful in treating skin disorders including acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, scabies, diaper rash, and certain fungal infections.
    Multi-Vitamin Without Iron, Nature's Way, 100 Caps

    The vitamins and minerals in this Multi Vitamin without Iron play many important roles in the body: antioxidants to protect fats, cells and DNA, coenzyme precursors for energy production and metabolism, and cofactors for hormones and enzymes which regulate body processes.
    Nature's Antiseptic Tea Tree Oil & Grapefruit Seed Extract, CJ Puotinen, Paperback

    Nature's Warfare, this book covers tea tree oil and grapefruit see extract use in safely destroying viruses, bacteria, molds, yeasts and parasites that want to live in us and on us.
    Neem Cream, TheraNeem Leaf & Oil Cream With Sweet Orange & Ylang Organix South, 2 oz.

    Organix-South's Neem cream is silky-smooth, antioxidant cream, enriched with Jojoba oil and Shea butter.
    Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (Mother), Organic, Dynamic Health, 16 fl. oz.

    Dynamic Health Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is made from the juices of organic certified grown apples.
    Pau D'Arco Extract (Incan LaPacho), 100% Natural Herbal, 4 fl. oz.

    The Incan Lapacho Co. Pau D'Arco extract is made from the inner barks of Plantation Grown Purple Lapacho trees found on or near the ancient Inca Trail.
    Pau D'Arco Tea (Incan Purple LaPacho), 48 Tea Bags

    Pau D'Arco Tea has shown that it may support the bodies own ability to ward off many diseases.
    Poke Root Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Poke Root is usually used in combination with other herbs to cleanse the lymph. Use externally for skin infections, scabies, eczema, parasites, and other skin problems.
    PsoriasEase, Balanceuticals, 60 Caps

    Chinese medicine uses the ingredients in this formula for their detoxifying, antipyretic, blood cleansing and regulating, anti-allergic, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, skin nurturing and natural healing promoting properties to deal with skin irritation and eruptions.
    PsorXma, Alphacura, 60 ml With Dropper

    PsorXmaİ treats and alleviates eczema, psoriasis and associated secondary bacterial and fungal skin infections. It is absolutely safe to use as often and as long as needed.
    PureaSkin Urea Cream, Unscented, 2 oz.

    PureaSkin is the first and only all natural urea cream ever and contains 20% urea which has been medically proven in various clinical studies to have extraordinary moisturizing, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.
    PureaSkin Urea Lotion, Unscented, 4 fl. oz.

    PureaSkin Urea Lotion, promotes smooth, beautiful, wrinkle-free, younger-looking skin.
    Pure Emu Oil, 100% Pure, Naturally Refined, 8 fl. oz.

    Thunder Ridge's Pure Emu Oil is a natural skin softener and protector. This pure Emu Oil supports skin hydration and elasticity and improves skin surface blood flow and healing.
    Pure Virgin Coconut Oil Cream, Cosmetic Cream, NOW Foods, 7 oz.

    NOW Foods Pure Virgin Coconut Oil Cream can be used in recipes as it is food grade, but also as an excellent hair and skin treatment.
    Redbush Chai Tea, Yogi Tea, Certified Organic, 16 Tea Bags

    The total experience of our Organic Caffeine Free Redbush Chai by Yogi Tea is taken to an exciting new level with the addition of Organic Rooibos Leaf, an African leaf that is sweet and earthy.
    Rooibos Body Lotion, 6 fl. oz.

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    Sarsaparilla is used for sexual impotence, rheumatism and skin disorders.
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    Selenium is an essential component of glutathione, the body's most potent natural antioxidant system. It is a popular choice in many antioxidant regimens.
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    Vitamin E has potent antioxidant activity, supplies oxygen to the blood, aids in strengthening capillary walls, and plays a beneficial role in cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention, anti-aging benefits, circulation, wound-healing, immune function, nervous system function, PMS, hot flushes, diabetes, vascular disease, eye health, tissue repair, athletic performance, leg cramps, skin and hair health, and alleviating fatigue.
    Vitamin E, Natural D-Alpha-Tocopherol, 100% Natural, NOW Foods, 400 IU, 250 Softgels

    Vitamin E is a major antioxidant and the primary defense against lipid peroxidation. It is particularly important in protecting the body's cells from free radical/oxidative damage.
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    Nature's Way Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice offers you the rich benefits of the most potent part of the aloe plant. Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice contains an abundance of advantageous components not found in most aloe gel filler products.
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    Yellow Dock is an excellent blood-builder as its iron content is easily digestible and it contains up to 40% iron compounds.
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    Nature's Way Zinc lozenge boosts cold season defense with zinc, widely recognized as an important nutritional support during the cold season, and echinacea pupurea, clinically shown to support the immune system, and Vitamin C, a vitally important vitamin for general health maintenance.





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