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I broke out with a severe rash adn red welts all over, does any one have the same problem?

Edda asked this question Apr 20th, 2011 1:29 am

I broke out with a very itchy rash all over my body after starting the Ideal Protein Diet , has anybody else experienced skin problems such as welts and rashes? Please let me know, it is driving me up a wall. Edda

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My daughter in law had a similar problem and her IP sponsor had her do a cleanse. He said it was the toxins coming out of her body.

posted on May 9th, 2011 11:46 pm

Karen Van Dyck

Hi Edda - I'm not a physician - I am a herbalist and have some understanding that might help. It sounds to me like it could be one of two things: it could be an allergy to one of the ingredients in the protein blend - in that case hyou would experience itching, swelling and possibly heat. Could be a soy allergy or a dairy allergy. THe second possible reason is that when you are on the Ideal Protein diet you are thrown into a detox quickly - a lot of toxins that have beenheld in the fat are in your bloodstream and being processed by your liver. The liver is directly connected to the skin and this can result in rashes, eczema, acne, hives.... This should be temporary and if you are drinking your water this should help. Add Milk Thistle or Dandelion root to your plan (you can use roasted dandelion root as a beverage) and this will help support the drainage. Also light excercise to stimulate the lymphatic system will help. Hope this helps you!

posted on Jun 4th, 2011 2:13 pm


I also had horrible huge hives..from my waist to my knees everyday. Im off the diet & hives are totally gone

posted on Aug 25th, 2011 1:53 pm


I had an allergic reaction to the splena that is used in certain ip foods. Too much and I would get a rash. So I cut back on the sweeter foods and the problem went away.

posted on Aug 28th, 2011 10:30 am


Are you using Splenda (Sucralose) in your diet? I suffered with terrible rashes and hives that itched beyond explanation - I saw 3 doctors who all made different "guesses" - I finally figured out it was the Splenda in my diet - it took almost SIX weeks before the itching and hives stopped completely - but it's absolutely the Splenda - even the smallest amount brings the hives/itching back within minutes/an hour... and they last for weeks... Hope this info helps...

posted on Feb 3rd, 2012 6:54 am


Edda, could you share the diet with me please. my address [email protected]
I live in Latin America and don't have access

posted on Feb 23rd, 2012 6:36 am


I did the IP diet a year ago or so and about a week into the program broke out in a terribly itchy rash on my chest. I didn't know if it was IP or not. Took a long to to go away - miserable! I went off the program and fast forward to now. I'm on day 6 of the program and a itchy rash has come up on my collar bone. I don't know if it's something in the IP products or my body's reaction to being in ketosis. Did you ever find any thing out about this? I came across your post while looking for some answers.

posted on Nov 5th, 2013 1:03 am

lisa w

i have been on the program for 4 weeks. After 3 weeks i have developed a horrible rash with irregular borders, large, that connect and spread. it is all over my chest, arms, back and legs. Do you think it could take 3 weeks to start this reaction to IP? I am not sure what to do. Steroids do not seem to be helping much. All my doctors are stumped, thinking it is a reaction to a drug. But just this morning i had an ah ha moment and thought IP???

posted on Dec 21st, 2013 7:20 pm

Juanita Reynero Martin

I have a severe itchy rash too. Please offer any suggestions to help relieve this soon!

posted on May 25th, 2015 10:40 pm


I developed a terrible, itchy rash in phase 3. After 6 weeks it finally went away only to return in other parts of my body 3 months into phase 4. I'm still miserable and after multiple doctors and treatments, still no relief. Help!

posted on Aug 19th, 2015 4:08 am