Skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Dandruff, dry skin, Tinea Versicolor, Rosacea, Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Acne are in many cases thought to be caused by the fungus Malassezia. Few people know this but natural healthy skin has a pH around 4. That is quite acidic and actually a good thing. Acidic pH helps maintain skin integrity and keeps beneficial flora attached to the skin and bad flora such as fungus away.
For the past year my girlfriend Adelle has been suffering from an unidentified ailment that caused extensive dry skin across the body and intense itching. No amount of moisturizing lotions or good fats in the diet such as coconut, omega 3s, fish oils, borage oil, primrose oil, olive oil, castor oil helped with the dry skin and antihistamines as well as corticosteroids could not relieve the itching. Recently Dr.Dan managed to identify it as "cholestatic pruritus" [...]