--- I am 41 yr old female. Weight 330 - 350. Diabetic with severe mobility issues. Since this time last year I have been fighting a very bad yeast infection. It goes away for 1 - 3 weeks then is back. I have been to my Gyno/Ob several times, the ER a few times and a fungal infection specialist has been consulted. I have gone with out any yeast products in my diet, watching my sugars and carb intake, using no fragrance and eliminating baths. I have used home remedies,oral, intra vaginal and topical and a full combination of the above. I am getting frustrated and my husband is not pleased with the no sex sinceour anniversary feb 14th this year. No toy use either.We change the sheets, wash the area that is infected with a damp cloth 3 - 6 times a day. We pat it dry and try to keep it dry. I did not even go swimming this past summer. Anyone got any ideas?
I would suggest that you have a good chat with your doctor. If your liver function is good and you are not on any medicines already that may have an interaction with oral antifungal medicines then they should consider prescribing it to you. Oral antifungals should get rid of it once and for all. Also a good idea would be to treat your husband as well ... men don't have any symptoms even if they do have thrush ... so it's better to treat him at the same time as well.
Since you are diabetic, you certainly need to speak to a healthcare professional about a specific no sugar, no Carb diet. , but, normally, to kill yeast, you may wish reading below.
Yeast is most difficult to get rid of, especially when it becomes systemic. They of course live anywhere it is very moist and warm, so, its making everything more difficult for you. Yeast thrives on sugars, so, you will have to eliminate sweets, carbs, and any starches that the body converts to sugar, so the yeast doesn't feed and multiply. A doctor should have you on a long term diflucan prescription to help, as well, they may recommend other meds, and a very strict diet. Sexual partners or spouses can carry yeast, and give it back to you once it goes away. Making of bread, beer, or drinking alcohol will keep reinfecting you, or strengthen the infection.
Alcohol is made from sugar with yeast, and converts back to sugar in the liver, so drinking while infected will cause a stronger, massive infection.. If you are around dry yeast of any kind, you may wish to use a mask, because it becomes airborne, and will re enter the body through the mouth, sinuses and lungs. A full body infection is the worst to battle, as I have, and is very, very difficult to get rid of. I caught my infection from long term antibiotic regimens , so, the best thing you can do ,is to eat lots of plain yogurts that are sugar free, without fruit (very important)
Please be sure to strictly follow a Candidaisis diet and ask your Doctor for help. Be sure to bring the husband to the doctor and make sure he isn't infected. Athletes foot, and or nail fungus goes hand in hand with Candidate(yeast) infections. It can cause hundreds of terrible symptoms if you have it for years as I have, and if it gets into the joints and organs, it can be life threatening. This is one of the easiest, and most overlooked healthcare issue doctors never contemplate, as well, some don't even believe it, because everybody's body has yeast. Our bodies.just need the correct bacteria and flora to keep the yeast in check, so it doesn't get out of control. Starving the yeast of all types of sugars can become very painful, as yeast die off creates many nasty toxins. I wish you the best of luck. I have the same infection, except mine is a whole body infection, and I am male. I have been suffering severely now for 3 weeks, while being treated. I didn't know what was wrong. I've been to numerous doctors over 3 years, so, my Podiatrist actually diagnosed me, since I have been battling a foot infection for 14 years... Expect to get worse before better, and please follow a candida diet to succeed.
I know what What that is like! I'm 50 now but when I was in my late 30s I went through this too. I tried the usual things like canesten and diflucan but it would always come back. I watched to make sure I didn't wear tight clothes, wore white cotton underwear, made sure I used white not recycled toilet paper as much as I could. They are all recycled in the stores and restaurants. I watched my sugars as well and starches. So finally my Gyno who delivered babys sent me to another Gyno who dealt with women issues only. She put me on Diflucan one a week for four weeks, then skip a week and then a Diflucan for 3 weeks and skip 2 weeks, then Diflucan 2 weeks and skip 3 weeks then Diflucan 1 week. I think I even had to repeat that again. I had such a hard time getting rid of the yeast infection. Ask your Gyno if he has used a regiment similar to this. See if you can find this info on the internet to help you out. I never thought of searching it till now.
Also she told me to use Cetaphil wash (blue label) in white bottle to wash my vagina area. She mentionned that if I go dry when I went through menopause to use the Cetaphil (green label) lotion. Just a drop goes a long way. Don't use the lotion when you are having yeast infection.Otherwise do not use anything when you are done with the shower. I found when I finally got rid of the yeast infection I was really sensitive down there still. I had to watch everything. Sometimes I was just sensitive and had no yeast infection It was just my skin getting thinner in that area and so it is more sensitive now. If you have any more questions I will friend you so you can private questions me. Good luck and take care,
First of all try going panty free at night. Us girls do need air down there. And since you are a diabetic, its the increase in you blood sugar that making it hard to get rid of your yeast infection. Remember yeast feeds off of sugar.
So try to keep you blood sugar in check and no panties at night. I hope this helps. Nurse Nett
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