That’s it! I tried to take this change in my diet slowly, but I must be a little hastier. I am going full vegan with a large portion of my diet becoming raw food.
Let me explain. Over a month ago, I stopped using deodorant because I kept getting these lumps under my arm. I went to the doctor and she felt that perhaps it was an infection, which can come from microscopic openings left under my arm from shaving and deodorant, sweat or other bacteria getting caught in the openings and getting infected. My doctor prescribed antibiotics and told me to try resting steaming rags under my underarms from time to time to help clear out any clogged pores or impurities. I’ve been too afraid to return to deodorant once the lumps disappeared, so have resorted to pouring baby powder under my arms each morning. I even have one of those facial puffs that I put powder on, and then pat my underarms, when I have a little more time and don’t want to make a mess.
Fast forward to Sunday. Out of nowhere, I developed a pimple-like thing on my left inner thigh. By nightfall, it had a huge white top and I developed a similar structure on the left side of my upper lip. I popped both and put acne medication on them before I went to bed. However, by morning, they were both back and bigger than ever. Ugh!!!!!! So, anyway, by the end of the day, my leg bump had burst due to the constant friction it had to endure under my pants all day. The lip pimple was alive and thriving. After I washed my face last night, I put the acne medication on my lip bump again and then was so desperate that I also put toothpaste on the bump to try and dry it up. By morning, the very middle of the white head of the bump seemed to by dryer, but overall the bump was thriving. I couldn’t go back to work another day with this stupid thing on my lip, so I popped it, cleaned it and put some stuff on it. Needless to say, now it looks like I had a cold sore, instead of a pimple. Smh! Soooo embarrassing.
Fast Forward to 10:00am this morning. I looked down and low and behold this exact same pesky pimple-like bump has appeared on my left forearm. WTH! My forearm? I don’t sweat or produce loads of oil on my forearm. Why would I get this pimple there?
Well, I decided to do what any self-respecting person would do under my circumstances……I took to Google and looked up white puss bump….or something like that. What I came up with is that perhaps this is some kind of boil or staph/bacterial infection on my skin. They make it very clear online that while your doctor can prescribe antibiotics; these types of bacteria often become resistant to medications. The best way to fight this (assuming that my hypochondriatic conclusions are right) is to change your diet and hygiene. Well, my hygiene’s pretty good. I don’t even touch bathroom doors when I’m exiting them in public restrooms and I always wash. My research also revealed that meat products and processed foods also contribute to these infections. Removing those items from your diet has been proven to be successful to both treat and combat these infections……as well as a thorough detox.
So…….forget my 12-step program to better health and detox. I am starting it all (or at least most) today!!!!! ….or tomorrow. I love my life and me too much to take any more chances. And if it is determined that I never had a staph infection and these are just pimples, it doesn’t matter. I will be healthier, have more energy, clearer skin, etc., etc. J God Bless America!