Anne-Marie from Australia who is 47 at the moment has suffered from Hailey-Hailey disease since her twenties. It was always misdiagnosed as eczema until about three and a half years ago after a biopsy revealed the true cause. It began with outbreaks under the armpit which would then develop a bacterial infection. The severity of these outbreaks has increased with age.
The recurrent infections were always treated with antibiotics. Her GP began investigations and a biopsy was taken and a correct diagnosis made.
Following a hospital admission a year ago when her condition had worsened and she was being treated intravenously Anne-Marie did some research and discovered LDN and a Facebook worldwide support group of Hailey-Hailey disease sufferers.
Within two days of taking low dose Naltrexone prescribed by her forward-thinking GP, she noticed a distinct improvement with no introductory side effects. She began with only 0.5ml and gradually increased the dosage. The outbreaks dried up quite rapidly which was significant as the main problem with this disease is the risk of secondary infections. As a result of prolonged use of steroid creams causing thinning of the skin, she is susceptible to these. A mere scratch can trigger a Hailey-Hailey outbreak.
Instead of antibiotics, she is now able to treat the infections naturally with tea-tree, lavender and vinegar.
Living on the coast she is now, thanks to LDN, able to go to the beach, take her children swimming and do volunteer surf lifesaver work.
She recommends it to all fellow sufferers.
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