Keto Influenza, keto breath, keto crotch … What's next? Unfortunately, new side effects of the ketodite continue to occur. People now break out into full body, painful rash after going on extremely low carb diet. And perhaps the worst part is that this "keto rash" can leave brown marks on the surface of the skin that stays around for life .
This is what happens when you stop carbohydrates  One of the most popular dietary trends during this decade is that the idea behind the ketodite is to limit the carb intake to an extremely low number while eating large amounts of fat will deceive the body. to get into ketosis, a condition where the body burns fat for fuel. Ketosis is difficult to maintain, but when achieved, the body can respond to strange (and in this case painful) way.
If you search for "ketoutslag" on Reddit, you will find dozens of dieters who ask for help with the condition, sharing anecdotes about unpleasant itching and discomfort. Emissions tend to start near the chest and spread and reach all parts of the body, including the scalp.
"I noticed a rash over my left breast within 3 days," a Reddit user recalled. "At day 1
A Reddit user, ketoko, said that they had to wear gloves in the bed to prevent them from scratching all night. "I'm starting to develop scabs and blisters and it hurts only hurt," said ketoko in a post.
Even when the rash was lowered, some found that the marks were stuck for good.
"I spent years trying to overcome uncertainty. I decided to try keto to finally change, say" user donut peach ", but now I have a completely different problem that prevents me from showing my skin … it spread Too fast and left discoloration. I am now of keto and have awesome marks all over my chest, shoulders, neck and back. "
The condition is called prurigo pigmentosa. Existing scientific literature shows a link between ketosis and rash, although studies show other intervening factors (such as sunlight, extreme heat, allergens and sweating) may exacerbate the condition. Going on the keto diet is not the only way people can go into ketosis. Side effects such as diabetes mellitus and anorexia nervosa can also lead to this condition, as well as fasting and dieting.
A 2018 case study showed that prurigo pigmentosa can only be treated by eating much more carbohydrates – ie stop keto. Other options, such as topical creams and anti-inflammatory drugs, may temporarily relieve the symptoms – but if you do not stop the diet, the rash will likely return in full force when you stop using them. "There is no dietary option to successfully treat the rash without sacrificing ketosis," the study reads. And when the rash disappears, there is no known method to get rid of the dark brown spots that prurigo pigmentosa leaves.
Not everyone on the ketodite experiences this symptom. But you should know if there are serious risks to a diet before trying it. Keto is not the only diet with drawbacks – these other popular diets also have hidden side effects.