Steroid use

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Hi I'm just over a bad case of thrush and bacterial vaganosis , most likely brought on by steroid use , the canesten hc cream reacted and made me raw so for 2 weeks I stopped everything , steroid , canesten , coconut oil , bakin soda washes on my gp orders to let the skin heal , anyway I normally just suffer with burning like my skin is inflamed a bit and skin sore to touch so iv gone back on the steroid once a day and after 5 days the sireness and burning are almost gone , so do I keep using the steroid for the recommended once a day for a month and then 1 every second day for a month until I'm down to 2 a wk ? I think if I cut down now though my inflamation will return as it did before when I cut bk steroid , I'm so afraid of getting the thrush again so I'm not using coconut oil or washing between toilet as I don't feel urine burns me , I think doing all this gave me thrush in the first place and I didn realise I had it until it was at overgrowth stage and now 3 weeks later I have thrush on my tongue !! what should I do about steroid use and coconut oil etc , I must add I havnt been diagnosed with ls yet but gyne thinks I have it from symptoms and private app is 7 Mths away !!! I'm so scared of the steroid but need it to keep burning and soreness away

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    I did the same thing when I had a reaction to the clob.  I stopped the clob., used the cream for the yeast infection, continued the emul oil.  Then didn't use anything except the emul oil for about 3 weeks. Then after seeing the specialist, I started using  triamcinolone steroid once per day.  She recommended  using the Crisco shortening three times per day and insert crisco in vag. at night.  After only a week, irritation is much better.  The band at vag. opening,  we talked about on threads a few days ago, is softening and now can be pushed back without pain.  I still have the red, scar looking areas under the band but they are less sensitive.  
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      Crisco shortening must be like or similar to the Epaderm some of us use.  Epaderm is like goose grease but unlike shortening it mixes with water and becomes like a soothing wash lotion.  It can be easily washed off and you can use it to wash with.  I think from what people have written Hydramol must be similar.  That is amazing that the Crisco has softened the band so maybe this may be another treatment we can all use.
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      Hi Chrisy, may sound silly but for now it seems to really be working.  The band is still there, but it is softer so that I can actually massage it down to where it disappears.  Haven't tried sex yet but soon.   
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    Wigster....Do as your doctor suggests for a while and give your skin a chance to heal itself, the less you apply to your skin the better.

    Don't rinse unless you need to, any type of regular rinsing is going to weaken the skin mantle.

    If you feel any irritation smear with a small amount of vaseline or neutral oil.

    For skin health we need hormones which I suspect a lot of us are short of !

    The necessary base for hormones is good cholesterol.

    Include eggs and salmon in your diet if you can as they contain healthy hdl cholesterol.

    Cholesterol has had an unfair bad name for too long and the so called health minders are now doing an about turn on that one.

    The ratio of hdl to ldl number is far more important than total cholesterol number.

    If you can help your body from the inside it can go a long way to reaching the outside.

    This is what I do.


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    I had a bad case of LS this summer so I use my clabatesol and doing ok but still itching for some days so I swam in the ocean for a week. First day or two burned a little and after WOO HOO so much relief. I just use few times a month and use MONKEY BUTT women's friction powder and longer underwear like volleyball shorts.


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