Itchy Irritated Skin Causes
This page contains educational material primarily about Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome due to a water damaged building (CIRS). This is a biotoxin illness that is caused by mold and the interaction between mold, bacteria and chemicals used in building materials. Other biotoxin illnesses have similar signs and symptoms. They are also treated similarly. Some of them are discussed on this site. Additionally, there is imformation on this site about Nutrigenomics and Biotransformational pathways as you really can't treat someone with a biotoxin illness without including analysis and treatment of these pathways. This information is for educational purposes only. Nothing in this text is intended to serve as medical advice. All medical decisions should be made only with the guidance of your own personal medical authority. I am doing my best to get this data up quickly and correctly. If you find errors in this data, please let me know.
Although reactions to water-damaged buildings are a common source of skin irritation to people with CIRS, there are other causes of itchy, irritated skin. I have decided to collect some of the less common or less known causes of itchy, irritated skin here on this page. Please be patient as I list them and get links written up to them all. Remember, I do this in my nonexistent spare time.
Bacillus oleronius - A bacteria associated with demodex spp. that is implicated in blepharitis, acne rosacea and demodicosis.
Borrelia burgdorferi - Spirochete bacteria that causes Lyme Borrelliosis. Chronic Lyme Borrelliosis may be associated with a condition called Morgellons.
Demodex spp. - This mite is considered a normal inhabitant of the skin, but has also been implicated in a variety of skin disease processes such as demodicosis, blepharitis and acne rosacea. Other skin diseases are also suspect but not proven yet. It has been shown to harbor some microbes that are released under the skin when it dies. It may also pull other microbes down under the skin with it as it enters the skin.
Malassezia - Fungus that is implicated in multiple skin diseases but little talked about.
Morgellons - This illness has some overlap with CIRS-d/t water damaged buildings. If you are not getting the results you expect, I suggest you check out this illness. This is a complicated disease that has been associated with various causes including microbial caused and toxin related. I suggest you check out the research site link to the left, but look up other things. I will write up a page about it when I have time. Don't dismiss it because it seems odd to you. The most recent research points to this illness being caused by the spirochete bacteria that causes Lyme Borreliosis.
Nervous System Irritation - The nervous system can cause you to feel creepy crawly things, zings, shocks etc. Environmental toxins can cause many different types of skin irritations. Toxic ingredients in dental materials (not just mercury) are one of these toxins. There are many things that can cause an irritated nervous system. Dental materials are just one common possibility. A physician named Omar Amin has researched people with Morgellons and found that they may have a nervous system reaction from toxic dental materials. He calls this "Neuro-Cutaneous Syndrome and you can read more about it here: http://www.parasitetesting.com/morgellons.cfm
Toxins - Many toxins can cause itchy or irritated skin. Environmental exposure or unhealthy habits are the places to look for most toxin exposure. Examples would be heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, genetically modified food, toxins from parasites, fungus, and microbes, other chemicals, etc. This is a lengthy topic, but the best thing to do is avoid all toxins as much as possible and support your bodies ability to transform and eliminate toxins. To see how to support your body in this transformationals process, go to this link. See "Nervous system Irritation" above for specific data on dental material toxins.
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