I have been looking for answers for my rashes for 11 years. Thought perhaps it was related to Hypothyroidism since I was Dx about the same time.
Anyway, years of suffering ...
I now wonder if Intertrigo is the problem with my ears as well as other skin fold rashes I have.
By way of update to my friend who suggested rose hip oil-- I tried rose hip but it did not help. The intensity of condition comes and goes it is chronic all the time. I am considering Intertrigo with a genetic factor and taking P5P (the active form of B6) to see if that helps. Someone also posted on Wedding Bee of all places that Cider Vinegar with drops of the Essential oil lavender had helped her with Intertrigo so I am going to try that as well.
I'd been to many MD's (one Dx as candida rash- and that might be a factor), DO's Nutritionists, Metabolic Counselors, multiple Dermatologists (one Dx as Seborrheic Dermatitis ) Endocrinologists, Chiropractors and Naturopathic doctors and holistic retreats for 11 years trying to get help. I've had tons of blood work and an expensive hard to get processed Genova Diagnostics Cardio Ion test that included Organic Acids tests. I paid a lot of out of pocket fees was sold supplements, prescriptions and herbal tinctures etc resulting in little to no help.
I happened on this article http://www.naturalremedies.org/vitamin-b6/
which listed low Vitamin B6 can cause Intertrigo (which is a rash of the body folds) and when I looked up the pictures they match what mine look like.I reviewed the Organic Acids part of my Cardio Ion test and if I am reading the results correctly it does NOT indicate I have low B6.
...for some time wondered, 'Why do I have such problems with my ears? I have wax build up, swimmers ear and scaly to Wet/Dry skin behind my ears and they itch.
Intertrigo is also a known symptom of vitamin B6 deficiency. I would think the P5P form would help Intertrigo and low B6 is also a factor with chronic inflammation, mild Depression and SAD and high homocysteine which I have also suffered with.
B6 can be depleted by many medications (oral contraceptives, hypertension drugs) and exposure to common toxins such as pesticides.
I am pretty sure I am not deficient in B6. Well, unless absorption or cellular factors matter.
I take a methyl B complex and just began taking P5P but both of those supplements are not food based and I am considering a food based B supplement from Dr. Axe. But really I am sick and tired of pills.