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Candida, Seborrhea, Thrush, Bone Infections, Craddle Cap, you name it

Posted by Kimberly McDonnell on December 10, 1998 at 23:43:07:

Dr. Stoll,

I'm wondering if you think that perhaps my daughter may have a candida problem. I've told her pediatrician that I suspect that many of her problems are related to candida. It seems that her pediatrician doesn't seem to believe in this candida stuff and isn't of much help to me in this area. Hopefully, you will be.

Well, let my attempt to briefly give you Caitlin's medical history. When Caitlin was born, she had thrush and her pediatrician did not feel that she needed to treat it with medication. Well, as a result, I developed sore nipples and was unable to continue breast feeding her. Oh, by the way, at the time, I didn't realize that my sore nipples were related to the thrush. When Caitlin was about 2 1/2 months old, she developed a yeast infection on her neck and in her diaper area. Her doctor prescribed Nysatine (? spelling). Well that worked great and the infected area was better in just a few days. When Caitlin was about 2 months old, I notice that she had some yellowish crusty stuff on her scalp and pointed it out to her doctor when she'd gone in for one of her many appointments with her pediatrian. Her pediatrician said that she had cradle cap and said it had to do with my hormones, blah, blah, blah. He never prescribed anything for the cradle cap and she had off and on until age 4. She is 5 years old now and I have seen a few spots off and on within the last year. When Caitlin was 3 1/2 months old, she developed a rash that looked like eczema on her trunk. I noticed in the evening, so I took her to the urgent care located at the medical center where her pediatrician is also located. The urgent care doctor diagnosed the rash as eczema and prescribed some kind of cream (I believe it was some sort of hormone cream). Anyway, the cream didn't do any good and, in fact, the rash got worse. So, I tried to get her in to see her pediatrician, but he was on vacation or something. So, I took her back to the urgent care. This time, they took her from the urgent care to the pediatric department of the medical center and had a pediatrician look at her. The pediatrician told me not to use the cream on her anymore and said that it was too strong for her skin and told me to use Cortizone Cream instead. She also changed my daughter formula to Soy and told me to use special soaps and fabrics, etc. Well, the rash didn't go away right away and as I recall, it took several weeks. Something odd though happened. Within a week of taking Caitlin to the urgent care for the 2nd time, I noticed that her right shoulder was swollen. I called the urgent care, which was about to close within 1 hour, and spoke to a nurse, who did not think it was something that needed to be looked at that night and told me to call her pediatrician in the morning. So, the next morning, I called her pediatrician's office and made an appointment for that same day. At first, her pediatrician had thought that her shoulder was dislocated and was preparing to pull it back into place, but after my insistance that it couldn't possibly be dislocated, he decided to do an x-ray first. Well, he said that her right humerus was fractured. A few things I left out, during the time between Caitlin's 2 urgen care visits for her rash, I notice that she'd been favoring her right arm and figured that it was because it bothered her rash on the side of her torso when she moved her arm and pointed it out to the doctor at her 2nd urgent care visit, who didn't seem to think it was relevant or important, or maybe just wasn't paying attention to me. Well, because the fracture was so wierd to me because Caitlin hadn't gotten hurt, etc., I asked her pediatrician to give me a referral to take Caitlin to an Orthopedic Specialist. Well, the orthopedic specialist said that when he looked at Caitlin's x-rays from the visit with her pediatrician that he could not see a fracture, but what appeared to be healing on the bone. At the time, my husband and I figured that maybe she did some how get


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Re: Candida, Seborrhea, Thrush, Bone Infections, Craddle Cap, you name it

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 11, 1998 at 19:38:16:

In Reply to: Candida, Seborrhea, Thrush, Bone Infections, Craddle Cap, you name it posted by Kimberly McDonnell on December 10, 1998 at 23:43:07:

Dear Kimberly,

Caitlin's journey just makes me angry. Nearly all of this was unnecessary. The causes of her condition were known in the late '70s. How long should it take for seeming 'professionals" to catch on???????

You can thank the allopathic monopoly for all the trouble you have had with Caitlin. You know more about what this is than the "doctors" you have been seeing and yet you are paying THEM? Only a monopoly could deliver such a poor service & stay in business.

Let me know what part of the country you are in and I hope I know someone personally in your area you could see to get in control of this. This poor little kid is suffering & will suffer more if this is not stopped.

Start by getting copies of all the medical records, xrays, lab tests, etc you can get you hands on. They will be invaluable to anyone competent to look for causes. Keep these records in her permanent home files. If anyone wants to look at them let them make copies.

THIS IS A SEVERE CASE OF C-RS. I have read of such cases but have never seen one myself. You need the best the country has to offer. I hope I know someone in your area.

You could begin to learn more by reading anything by Sherry Rogers, MD or Doris Rapp, MD. Get your library to start looking for stuff by them about candida.

Let's get cracking on this.

Walt



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Re: Candida, Seborrhea, Thrush, Bone Infections, Craddle Cap, you name it

Posted by Robin Pollan on December 11, 1998 at 20:31:00:

In Reply to: Candida, Seborrhea, Thrush, Bone Infections, Craddle Cap, you name it posted by Kimberly McDonnell on December 10, 1998 at 23:43:07:

I don't have any answers for you. However, I did want to let you know that my heart was breaking while reading your story, I have a niece named Kaitlyn and she is two months old. My prayers are with you and your daughter.

Robin Pollan



Dr. Rapp's website

Posted by Peter Wray on December 14, 1998 at 12:43:49:

In Reply to: Re: Candida, Seborrhea, Thrush, Bone Infections, Craddle Cap, you name it posted by Walt Stoll on December 11, 1998 at 19:38:16:

You cna find Dr. Rapp's website at the URL below.

Peter




Re: Candida, Seborrhea, Thrush, Bone Infections, Craddle Cap, you name it

Posted by Sherri Russo on December 14, 1998 at 22:40:40:

In Reply to: Candida, Seborrhea, Thrush, Bone Infections, Craddle Cap, you name it posted by Kimberly McDonnell on December 10, 1998 at 23:43:07:

Please have your daughter tested for sensitivity to gluten; in fact, you may just want to go ahead and remove all wheat, corn and dairy products -- and of course, all sugars -- from her diet immediately. Our 3 year old son has a history very similar to your daughter's, except for her antibiotic usage. We wish we would have looked into this earlier, when he was just complaining of stomach pains and had those strange rashes, irritability and cradle cap...a month ago he was diagnosed as diabetic and we're really scrambling to fix the Candida problem now! I think this problem is much more widespread than can be imagined. Best of luck to you.






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