Cant get rid of fungal infection... Help!

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Hi,

My girlfriend has had this skin infection for months now, doctors have given her antibiotics to clear it up which haven't helped at all, if anything it's getting worse, I'm not sure they even know what it is!!! They've given here two courses of pills which haven't helped at all... Her scalp is also dry which is really getting her down.

Just wondered if anyone had had this condition and know what it is and what they did to clear it up?

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    Fungal Infections are the worst and hard to get rid of. It honestly took me close to a full year of medication and extra steps I had to take it home in combination. My Doctor prescribed an oral dosage of Lamisil (tablets) which is taken once a week for at least eight months. Then I switched to an oral dosage of fluconazole, which is taken once a week. both medications are effective but they take a long time to work. I expected to not need to take these medications for quite so long but you really need to do so in order to fully get rid of the infection, so it will not return. I think stress in a weakened immune system contribute to this so she will need to get lots of rest. The steps I mentioned you need to take it home include: I ordered a really good antifungal bar of soap from Amazon, called DEFENSE. I would order for to 6 bars of defense at a time and wash my entire body with that twice a day, it has a soothing effect and also kills the fungus (natural ingredients) and prevent it from spreading. I then applied a topical cream such as Lamisil or Silka (terbinafine is the chemical name and what works). I HIGHLY recommend taking a daily probiotic pill (phillips colon health from the grocery store, at least to start) to remove the yeast/infection internally from her system, is highly recommended, and avoid a high sugar diet as sugar contributes to the growth of yeast. I washed all of my clothes in hot water if possible, and avoided getting hot and sweaty, as that seem to irritate in trigger the infection to spread . If the infection is on your hands or feet, wash socks in hot water and bleach. I added white vinegar to the clothing that I would wash, as white vinegar also will help illuminate the yeast (wash towels frequently in hot water and add vinegar to the wash cycle, use the SANITARY setting if you have one, dry clothes on high). I purchased white towels and white washcloths and bleached them almost daily. The Best product that helped and suits the infection, which I would apply at night and during the day, is plain old Vicks vapor rub, that stuff is amazing. Best of luck with this, hopefully you can get to the doctor and she can get on the oral medication soon, fluconazole or Lamsil really help, maybe start with one and give it a few months, if one doesn’t work try the other, but it will take six weeks or so before you see any difference at all . BE PATIENT.

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      Also, wear loose fitting, preferably cotton clothing, avoid heat in general (fungus loves heat, sweat, damp & dark places) wash your bed linens every few days & add white vinegar (buy the gallon size bottles) and keep everthing clean & dry. Keep the house cool or run the AC. This infection was very stubborn and made me feel like I was a bit crazy at times , so offer lots of support & eat greek yogurt daily. A combo of an oral medication and some of the natural products I recommend it will work best . GRAB VICKS VAPO RUB....its awesome.

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    Any doctor who prescribed antibiotics for this needs to be horse whipped. Antibiotics will only make this condition Worse. This clearly is a symptom of a CANDIDA overgrowth fungal infection. I know because I have been battling the same condition this summer. Stop taking the antibiotics--because there is NO bacterial infection here--this is a fungus. Start taking some good quality probiotics because this condition starts in the gut. Get a probiotic from the dairy case, because the ones on the shelf may be dead by the time you take them. Stay away from all white foods, sugar, wheat, milk etc. Most people look for a cure, a certain medicine that will kill candida, but it is a battle and ultimately the best way to get rid of it is for the own body to kill it. It can and it will. Find a decent doctor and have her thyroid checked to make sure her immune system is functioning as it should. Better yet, see if you can find a Functional Medicine practitioner. They use a dark field microscope to examine what is in the blood and treat it accordingly. If her body temperature is below 98.6 her immune system is not working strong enough to kill the fungus. She needs to have her thyroid checked--she probably has low thyroid which is a cause of the dry skin. There is a supplement called saturated solution of potassium iodide that was used by dermatologists for all skin problems from 1900-1970 but the AMA and the FDA could make any money off the SSKI so it was forgotten about. It has been replaced with expensive antifungals--you have read about them. They can be hard on the liver, where as SSKI is a mineral supplement that boost the thyroid to stimulate the immune system. I will give you a link to where you can buy this supplement. SSKI will stimulate her thyroid and her immune system will kill the fungus. Also, the fungal structure is composed of a substance called chitin. To kill chitin, get an enzyme with the product chitosanase in it. Do the research so you can see for yourself. This product has probiotics and enzymes in it to break down the chitin ::

    The best source for the SSKI is certified grade A product that you mix yourself with distilled water. Also, get a thermometer to check you girlfriend's temperature frequently. If it is low, when she starts taking the SSKI, it will go up to normal, but you will want to monitor it to make sure it is staying at 98.6 There are other SSKI products, but you don't know if they have been watered down or what else is in that bottle. With this product, you mix the crystals yourself so you know you have an authentic product. Here is the link for the SSKI, do not be put off by the name of the company. The man who started it discovered that the mysterious disease people were calling Morgellons disease was actually a fungus called Sporotrichosis, or Rose Picker's Disease. You can google search fungus and SSKI and come up with dosing instructions and get an understanding of how the SSKI boost the immune system so the body will kill the fungus. If you can't find a Functional Medicine practitioner with a dark field microscope, try to find the oldest dermatologist you can find. New derm doctors only know how to do three things : pass out antibiotics, pass out cortisone and burn off cancer. Anything else and they have not been trained to do. Buy the SSKI from this site : This is the way doctors used to cure fungal infections. Just because knowledge is old doesn't mean it does not still have value.

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    In regard to remedies for fungal infections, I was looking at some of the problems with oral antifungal medications. In the section under Fungal Infections, several people complained how Terbinafine and Lamasil caused them to suffer Loss of taste. I do not have any experience with oral anti-fungals, but can tell you for sure, I have been using SSKI (saturated solution of potassium iodide) for a fungal infection with NO problems what so ever. So, please look into some of the comments people have made under the topic ""Terbinafine Loss of taste"" before you decide to take an oral antifungal. Your pharmacist is the best resource for side effects of medications. Everyone thinks doctors have all the answers about medicine, but it's really the pharmacists who were trained to have the answers. When you talk to your pharmacist, be sure to tell him that you have already spoken to your doctor, but just needed clarification on a certain point. Because pharmacists ALWAYS defer to doctors--it is the Law. Most pharmacists have the knowledge and credentials to be physicians, but what most of them do Not have is the $250,000 for malpractice insurance to practice as a physician. Check out the Terbinafine and Lamasil and how it can cause loss of taste before you start taking it.

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    It looks like a yeast infection skin rash to me. Your girlfriend should try Fugacil cream. I also have a yeast infection that causes rash, itching and irritation in my vagina. I used this cream and it has helped me get rid of symptoms very quickly. Although I sometimes have recurrent infections, my doctor said that it might result from my hormone imbalance. Now I'm eating the Candida diet with a low-sugar, and anti-inflammatory foods to promote good gut health and eliminate the sugars that feed a Candida overgrowth. I suggest your girlfriend eat non-starchy vegetables, some low sugar fruits, non-glutenous grains, fermented foods, and healthy proteins. Hope this helps her.

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