Malassezia Yeast: Important Things to Know
There is No Place Malassezia Cannot or Will Not Go
-It is Highly Responsive – but Not Affected – to the slightest
Temperature Fluctuations either side of the scale of Hot or Cold
and Retreating quickly into Internal areas
while in the Liquid stage of its development.
-It is also Highly Responsive to Bright Light.
Retreating quickly from exposure to Bright light or Outdoor Sunlight
into Internal areas or down deep into the hair follicles,
while still in the Liquid stage of its development
often causing a shivery reaction.
Prefers Dark or semi Dark, indoors environment.
-It usually Resides and is Attracted to areas where there is:
(Eyes, Eye Lashes, Nostrils, around Edges of Lips, Underarms
especially during Perspiration
Under fold of the Breasts, Vagina, Vulva, Tip of Penis, Anal ring )
* Warmth (+ Moisture)
(Inner and Outer Pubic area, Vagina, Vulva,
Penis, Scrotum, Inside Upper Thighs)
*Grease / Fat / Wax / Oil
(Hair and Scalp, Ears, Back, some Facial areas)
* Hair Follicles
(Scalp, Ears, Nostrils, Pubic area, Legs, General Body Hair Follicles)
* Mucous/ Moisture, possibly Hormonal /presence / Discharge 1*
(Eyes, Nose – Inner & Outer Male / Female Genitals )
* Inside the Anal Rectal Canal
(especially when haemorrhoids present – but even if not)
* Inflammation and / or Blood when easily accessible near the surface
(haemorrhoids, fresh bruises, bleeding wounds etc
even or especially those caused by its own lesions)
* Dry, Oil Free areas
(Some Facial areas, Neck, Chest, Buttocks, Legs, Feet)
* Under Finger and Toe Nails
(Practically always there, even if never causing any serious problem)
In Fact There is No Place where Malassezia Cannot or Will Not Go
The Entire Body is its Kingdom containing and Providing
All the right Ingredients for its Growth and Proliferation
and Only a Strong Healthy Immune System can keep it in check.
My observations indicate that it originates / is produced
in the Internal Private areas and more likely in women in the Uterus
rather than just Vagina and Rectal / Intestinal areas.
Not sure of the equivalent part -to uterus- in Men’s anatomy
-possibly Testicles?- and if or how affected.
* During the initial stages of growth it does not create any substantial problems usually quick and imperceptible in some areas and as far as i know, never in some, 1* until it progresses to a more mature stage of development
(Its Cycle is approximately 3-1/2 – 4 Days but Lesions last up to 4 weeks)
For example during the spore and early development as liquid it is not visible
or felt on the fingers nor in the eyes, other than as mucous discharge. 2*
* As it develops,
It picks different areas as mentioned above, and at some stage
during the liquid development appears to release or cause
a caustic burning sensation on the selected surface
and which it covers as a Grayish /Orange Sticky Layer.
A quick burning sensation is briefly felt followed by either eruptions
of Paper Cut Scratch Lines or Lumpy, Itchy, Bumps,
gradually changing and becoming more Itchy, Burning and Painful
and usually braking open into Lesions lasting approximately Four weeks.3*
Malassezia Lesion on Chest
Paper Cut Scratch line on Fingers / Thumb
Not All areas where it settled during its initial quiet stage/s are affected simultaneously
Different people experience the problem concentrated in different, specific areas
while many may or may not be aware of any Malassezia presence in any area.
I am guessing that the concentrated manifestation of the problem in certain areas
is due to different skin susceptibilities and degree or lack of body /chemical defence
combined with the presence of Malassezia favouring elements such as mentioned
I am sure many are familiar with using some substances that seem to produce
some temporary results, yet the problem persists and in many cases after the initial
apparent success the problem seems to get worse – usually if the user has been
convinced as myself have been repeatedly – to use some kind of ‘helpful’ Oil!
The first case of the temporary success is due to the fact that Malassezia
has been treated only topically- one not being aware that it is practically everywhere,
spores and all!- and naturally it appears to return, though it has always been there,
or chooses a different spot and the story starts all over… the same or different
I believe that unless a substance is applied that can kill it immediately on impact,
it simply relocates! … and even if a treatment kills what is topically in that particular
spot …there is always a lot more in other areas developing by the tick of the clock.
The second case is simply that, as mentioned above, it has been provided
with OIL which is the perfect element for its growth… without any need or effort
of synthesising its own. 4*
Notes on above references:
1* – Such as the internal part of the Eye, depth of Nasal cavity or depth of Ear
2* – When discharge rubbed between finger and thumb until it dries it feels gritty
revealing Malassezia spore? presence
3* – On Fingers and some other areas develops to Spontaneous Paper Cut like lines
4* – I tried do the same myself,- provide it with the right environment i.e. Oil
so that it might – perhaps!- stop digging into my flesh creating the lesion havoc.
Unfortunately it turned out to be a very Painful and Ugly story!
My Personal View is:
1) In regards to using Oils as a treatment:
Considering that ” Labs use OIL as a medium to ‘Facilitate its Growth’
in order to Diagnose its Presence” i am not prepared to use ANY Oil
direct or as contained in any other preparation
Taken internally, i still maintain, it highly depends on the individual’s body’s ability
to process it effectively so it does not end up in the most proliferate colon area
where it can become Its ‘Lucky Haven! and the Individual’s ‘Unfortunate Hell’
2) That unless Internal medication, of sufficient time and dosage is administered
or there is a dramatic change in the individual’s immunity for the better
the results, no matter what substance used and how effective might be,
so far as i know, can only be temporary.
I am Not endorsing internal medication and i am personally very cautious
in taking anything internally – i am merely illustrating and stressing the point
that unless Malassezia is affected Both Internally as well as Externally
any external topical positive result can Only be Temporary.
3) Malassezia grows Constantly and it is practically Present Everywhere
on the Surface of Body and Specific Internal and External areas
but most people become aware of its presence only during times
of focal points of ‘Casualties’ caused by it at certain stages
of its development, while totally unaware of the whole picture
which is way bigger than the obvious topical.
This Google Photo Below shows a Plethora of spores
invisible to the naked eye.
I have seen them in all our samples too – so many in just a tiny sample
which makes me wonder what a tremendous number
there can be scattered all over the body.
(not visible on our photos due to the camera’s insufficient strength)
A good comparison to help see the Big Picture:
Just 1 medium-small size Acidophilus capsule contains approximately
25 Billion Bacteria
and that includes the Inulin
(plant derived sugar serving as their feed)
All in 1 small capsule!
How many Times ( x ) Billions? of Malassezia spores in comparison
can be Deposited and Scattered All over the Body?…
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4) In regards to Topical and Visual:
Acting immediately at the earliest sign of Malassezia presence
or commencement of activity, in the correct way,
and very simple it may be -no need for drastic measures-
it considerably increases the chances of interrupting its development
It may also affect to some degree its ability of returning in the internal areas
which it does with a compelling propensity and kamikaze determination
when its times comes to return and where, of course, it becomes inaccessible
and undisturbed to continue and prolong its existence.
5) Most Important to Understand and Remember:
Lack of Awareness of Malassezia’ s General Presence
– in many More Areas than the Obvious ones where problems manifest-
Especially the Internal ones – in Both Men and Women–
where Malassezia Originates and Constitute the ‘Production Factories’
can be Dangerously and Disappointingly Deceptive
when it comes to Effectiveness of Treatments and Lasting Success.
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