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Yeast Infection - help! (read through the archives but have a particular question not answered there)

Posted by Nathalie on July 24, 2000 at 00:52:51:

Several weeks ago now, I had a pilonidal cyst removed - and I'm still sufferering the after effects of not the cyst itself, but the antibiotics used to supposedly prevent infection!

Aside from the other stuff, the thing that's worrying me the most is the yeast infection that the doctor tells me I have now. I have never in my life had one before, so I'm pretty sure it's a result of the antibiotics.

I have tried to avoid drugs as a way of dealing with this; as you can tell, my brush with antibiotics really messed up my body, because I'm not used to taking drugs for anything - not even headaches. But I've tried yoghurt, milk containing acidophilus and bifidus, eating loads of fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of water, and getting lots of exercise. It seems less bad than it was a week ago but doesn't seem to have gone completely.

My next approach was to drag myself to the pharmacy and buy some Monistat - but I would like to know 1) how effective this really is and 2) it seems I would have to.. shall we say, stick things up in there :(. Which brings me to the embarassing part of my question, which I dare not bring up with the doctor. I have not had sex, used tampons, or anything like that.. so I am not sure if I can..be putting things up there.

I hope someone can help me with this little dilemma. I'm 22 years old if that helps any. Thanks!



Re: Yeast Infection - help! (read through the archives but have a particular question not answered there)

Posted by A Woman on July 24, 2000 at 02:55:35:

In Reply to: Yeast Infection - help! (read through the archives but have a particular question not answered there) posted by Nathalie on July 24, 2000 at 00:52:51:

Hi,

I don't know whether or not Walt recommends Monistat for a yeast infection (I have used this and it worked for me). BUT, in answer to your other question - there are a few types you can use. I have seen the kind that has an applicator similar in size to a tampon. This you fill with cream, insert, and inject the cream. The other kind is small "bullet" looking things that you insert with your finger. Neither one of these things will tear your hymen or affect your virginity. Tampons do not affect your virginity either, in case you were unsure of that.



Re: Yeast Infection - help! (read through the archives but have a particular question not answered there)

Posted by Peggy on July 24, 2000 at 17:55:45:

In Reply to: Yeast Infection - help! (read through the archives but have a particular question not answered there) posted by Nathalie on July 24, 2000 at 00:52:51:

There's a homeopathic remedy for yeast infection that I have used and it worked. It doesn't contain any pharmaceuticals. I think it's called "Yeast Away", or something like that. It's a bullet shaped suppository that you push up there for 7 nights. Get it in health food stores.

And then, of course, address your leaky gut :)




Re: Yeast Infection - help! (read through the archives but have a particular question not answered there) (Archive in pilonidal.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 25, 2000 at 09:28:25:

In Reply to: Yeast Infection - help! (read through the archives but have a particular question not answered there) posted by Nathalie on July 24, 2000 at 00:52:51:

Hi, Nathalie.

Routine, prophylactic, post surgical antibiotics have been discredited by every study done in the past 30 years and still docs do it. Their only effect seems to be what you are experiencing--additional problems.

Now that your normal bacteria (your most important first line of defense against infections) have been damaged, all bets are of and I cannot suggest you stop your antibiotics.

However, when your doc sees that they are causing more harm than good, he will have to deal with what he has caused first.

In the meantime, you MIGHT be able to help some by taking oral Powdered Nystatin at 750,000 units 4 times a day (see the archives about candida) and 6 billion acidophilus with each dose. See the archives.

Walt



Re: Yeast Infection - help! (read through the archives but have a particular question not answered there)

Posted by melissa on July 28, 2000 at 11:16:15:

In Reply to: Yeast Infection - help! (read through the archives but have a particular question not answered there) posted by Nathalie on July 24, 2000 at 00:52:51:

Yeast infections are not all that scary, but I do not like them. Antibiotics on the other hand, I do not like either. I am also on an antibiotic (for 5 weeks now) and am on my 3rd yeast infection (just started again yesterday). Unfortunately the reason we take antibiotics are to get rid of bad little bacteria's in our body, which also gets rid of good little bacteria that keeps our 'yeast' in check down there. When that good bacteria is removed, yeast takes over causing different severities of discomfort. Luckily for me it is just an aroma that I personally do not like, but no itching or burning or foul smells that can come with it. Monistat or any other 3 - 7 day regimen will do. They come with very thin plastic applicators that very gently and smoothly insert into your vagina. If you are nervous lay on your back (better to do it just before bed anyway) instert the cylinder and slowly push it in. Take as much time as you need, just make sure you don't dispense the cream or bullet to early. Push until you feel resistance (about 5 inches or so) or pressure in your abdomen. It won't hurt, just might feel funny. Once you reach that point push the tubbing so that the contents are released against your cervix (where they will stay until morning when you pee or after walking around for a while). As it is dispence from your body you may want to wear a panty liner to keep the cream from absorbing into your panties and causing personal discomfort from wetness.

Yeast infections are more embarrasing than anything, but make sure you treat it so that it doesn't worsten or cause any other bad infections.

melissa



PEGGY! are u there ?Re: Yeast Infection - help! (read... HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY for Candida ? ANYONE KNOW ?

Posted by
leon cavallo on July 30, 2000 at 02:22:16:

In Reply to: Re: Yeast Infection - help! (read through the archives but have a particular question not answered there) posted by Peggy on July 24, 2000 at 17:55:45:

Peggy, you mentionned the homeopathic remedy for a yeast indfection. Is this only for a female vaginal yeast infection ? Or is it also useful for systemic candida ? Is there another one for the successful treatment of candida ?
thank you



Re: PEGGY! are u there ?Re: Yeast Infection - help! (read... HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY for Candida ? ANYONE KNOW ?--(Doc Kim)

Posted by Paulette on July 30, 2000 at 13:10:41:

In Reply to: PEGGY! are u there ?Re: Yeast Infection - help! (read... HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY for Candida ? ANYONE KNOW ? posted by leon cavallo on July 30, 2000 at 02:22:16:


Hi, Leon

I'm not Peggy and can't answer your question reference to Homeopathic Remedy. Typed in Doc Kim as he's the one who has more information on Homeopathic remedies I'm aware.

You can search the archives for this information as well. You can surf the internet using gotgettem.com and come up with some links.

Hope this helps:-)

Paulette

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http://askwaltstollmd.com/wwwboard/messages/42106.html#followups

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Re: PEGGY! are u there ?Re: Yeast Infection - help! (read... HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY for Candida ? ANYONE KNOW ?--(Doc Kim) -ooops corrected

Posted by Paulette on July 30, 2000 at 13:11:46:

In Reply to: PEGGY! are u there ?Re: Yeast Infection - help! (read... HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY for Candida ? ANYONE KNOW ? posted by leon cavallo on July 30, 2000 at 02:22:16:


Hi, Leon

I'm not Peggy and can't answer your question reference to Homeopathic Remedy. Typed in Doc Kim as he's the one who has more information on Homeopathic remedies I'm aware.

You can search the archives for this information as well. You can surf the internet using gotgettem.com and come up with some links.

Hope this helps:-)

Paulette

http://www.snap.com/search/directory/results/1,61,home-0,00.html?tag=st.sn.fdsb&keyword=candida




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