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Yeast infection

Posted by Maryjaine on January 07, 1999 at 13:53:10:

My husband and I were both put on Diflucan for yeast infection. One pill is taken the first day, followed by another 24 hours later. Is this enough to completely clear the infection? I ordered Grapefruit seed extract. Can I
use this after Diflucan to make sure the problem is taken care of? I had the infection three times last year.

As always, thank you so much,
Maryjaine


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Re: Yeast infection

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 09, 1999 at 11:04:04:

In Reply to: Yeast infection posted by Maryjaine on January 07, 1999 at 13:53:10:

Dear Maryjaine,

Where is the infection?

As I have described many times on this BB: there is NO antifungal that kills fungus (yet). All it does is keep it from growing while the body processes eliminate it. Remember, fungi ONLY live on dead tissue. That is their niche in the ecology.

This fact is both their strength AND their downfall so far as treatment is concerned. However, ANY "physician" who does not take this into account will NEVER have a permanent cure. Of course since his/her treatment WILL show short term results, s/he will now have a permanent annuity since the patient will continue to come back to be treated again. In the end, the individual has to become an expert in the pathologic physiology of the condition to make good decisions as to who to believe.

Walt



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Re: Yeast infection

Posted by Maryjaine on January 09, 1999 at 11:15:41:

In Reply to: Re: Yeast infection posted by Walt Stoll on January 09, 1999 at 11:04:04:

I have a vaginal yeast infection. My husband is being treated as a precaution.

Maryjaine


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Re: Yeast infection

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 10, 1999 at 10:43:59:

In Reply to: Re: Yeast infection posted by Maryjaine on January 09, 1999 at 11:15:41:

Dear Maryjaine,

Superficial infections like this should NEVER be treated with something as toxic as Diflucan--in my opinion.

Besides, the only effective thing, if you both needed it, would be to treat it topically for the 4 weeks needed to eliminate the fungus from the dead layers of our skin. I have an entire chapter in my book about why this is so and what to do about it.

If you are going to use Diflucan, you are going to have to both take it for at least 4 weeks. That will mean a baseline liver battery and regular comparative batteries every week.

Also, boiling your clothing after putting them through the wash on the hottest setting would be helpful to prevent recurrence.

In the long run, improving your immunity so that fungi do not have an opening to getting started, would be by far the most effective. These fungi are everywhere in all of our environments. WHY do we not ALL have it all the time???

Don't blame your doc too much. He is treating you like I was taught more than 40 years ago in medical school.

Walt



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Re: Yeast infection

Posted by Maryjaine on January 10, 1999 at 13:17:47:

In Reply to: Re: Yeast infection posted by Walt Stoll on January 10, 1999 at 10:43:59:

Dear Walt,

This will probably sound stupid, but are yeast and candida different problems? My doctor did suggest either microwaving our underwear before wearing them, or buying all new ones to prevent reinfection.

Thanks for your help,
Maryjaine


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Re: Yeast infection (YEAST VS FUNGAL FORM)

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 11, 1999 at 10:53:58:

In Reply to: Re: Yeast infection posted by Maryjaine on January 10, 1999 at 13:17:47:

Dear Maryjaine,

I agree with your doc not recommending cooking your clothes SO LONG AS YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND ARE ALSO TOLD, AT THE SAME TIME, TO PUT YOUR EFFORTS INTO IMPROVING YOUR IMMUNITY VIA "WELLNESS". However, I will bet that you were told nothing about that! If you do not improve your immunity, you have to reduce your exposure any way you can!

Candida is everywhere in the environment in its "yeast form". It is just like an apple seed---looking for a place to grow where the conditions for life are conducive. Once it finds a place like that (for the apple seed, soil, moisture and sunlight----for the candida seed [yeast form]) it converts into the "fungal form" and grows its mycelia (roots) into surrounding tissue. SO, the yeast form of candida is like the seed of any plant and the fungal form is like the plant. The fungal form of candida is even called the "vegetative form" by those who work with it in the lab.

Hope this is making sense to you. We ALL are soaked in the yeast form every day of our lives. So long as our immunity is good and our colonic ecology is healthy, our systems are NOT conducive to the yeast sprouting. That is why most of us do not have it as a problem AND why simply eliminating the fungal form is not enough to eliminate the problem in most people: We also have to change why we are a fertile place for candida to grow!

Walt



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Re: Yeast infection (Fluconazole)

Posted by leslie on February 04, 1999 at 00:59:21:

In Reply to: Re: Yeast infection (YEAST VS FUNGAL FORM) posted by Walt Stoll on January 11, 1999 at 10:53:58:

So, the last time I had a yeast infection, my doctor prescribed fluconazole -- take 1 pill and it's gone. it worked and is less of a pain than the creams, but i'm wondering if you know how safe this medication is. thanks.


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Re: Yeast infection (Fluconazole)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 05, 1999 at 14:56:19:

In Reply to: Re: Yeast infection (Fluconazole) posted by leslie on February 04, 1999 at 00:59:21:

Dear Leslie,

READ THE PACKAGE INSERT!!!!!!!!!

Even if it ALWAYS works (without any side effects), it is still just a sophisticated way of "cutting the wires to the doorbell".

There is nothing wrong with medications like this UNLESS that is all you do.

If you want to know what I mean, go to the archives. If you are still thinking that a "magic pill" really exists, save this reference so when it stops working (or, even worse, the next loudest "message" comes along) you will know where to come for the information you need.

Walt




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