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Yeast infection help

Posted by @the1boss, Mon, Dec 3 12:17pm

Hey three days ago I had signs of a yeast infection and I went to the doctor; he prescribed cephalexin and ketoconazole both of which I’m suppose to take/use three times a day. My questions are, the antibiotics are for what exactly as from my research they don’t really positively effect yeast infections and also on applying the ketoconazole I notice that after washing off any discharge and drying it off, when I apply the anti fungal, that minutes later it will start having a clear discharge which turns into a mucus white transparent discharge hours later, is that ok/normal as I know keeping the area dry is important?

-I’m uncircumcised and the area is my foreskin/side on penis glans.

Thanks.

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Hi @the1boss and welcome to Connect. That is a very interesting question.

I wanted to share these links in hopes that they can provide some answers.

Yeast Infection in Men: https://www.mayoclinic.org/male-yeast-infection/expert-answers/faq-20058464

Yeast Infections (how they are generally treated): https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/yeast-infection/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20379004

I also wanted to share this thread on yeast infections to see if anything within can be helpful: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/uti-and-yeast-infections/?pg=2#comment-244221

I wanted to tag fellow users @peabody88 and @cehunt57 as they have experience with yeast infections and may be able to share their experiences with you.

Have you spoken to your doctor about this? Did they give you their reasoning as to why he prescribed antibiotics?

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Hi @the1boss and welcome to Connect. That is a very interesting question.

I wanted to share these links in hopes that they can provide some answers.

Yeast Infection in Men: https://www.mayoclinic.org/male-yeast-infection/expert-answers/faq-20058464

Yeast Infections (how they are generally treated): https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/yeast-infection/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20379004

I also wanted to share this thread on yeast infections to see if anything within can be helpful: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/uti-and-yeast-infections/?pg=2#comment-244221

I wanted to tag fellow users @peabody88 and @cehunt57 as they have experience with yeast infections and may be able to share their experiences with you.

Have you spoken to your doctor about this? Did they give you their reasoning as to why he prescribed antibiotics?

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Thanks for the links, but I've already seen similar articles while researching :s, also as for the reason my doctor gave the antibiotics, I assume he was worried about a bacterial problem?

My last ditch resort to help with chronic yeast issues as a woman were to follow a 2 month detox diet by Dr. William Crook. It's simple. NO SUGAR AND NO CARBS FOR 2 MONTHS. Sugar in any form, processed or natural in sugar, breeds yeast, just like in an alcohol still. Give up all carbs, not just gluten. I am talking- all as in rice, corn, wheat, quinoa and so on. Eat all the meat, chicken and eggs you want. No aged fermented cheese, but fresh cheese allowed and probiotic yogurt. All veggies, except legumes (beans and peas) and mushrooms (a fungus). No alcohol, especially beer. Only sweeter allowed is Stevia- nice to put in plain probiotic yogurt. His book list 3 nutritional supplements which kill off the yeast.

After 4-5 weeks noticed big improvement and after 8 weeks all issues at zero. Now on week 9 I am adding back a small amount of good carbs (still no white flour for life and no yeast products). Also allowed 2 pieces of fruit a week and then check for reaction. My yeast living in my intestine had to starve to death. Yeast sends signals to our brain like other addictions to smoking and drugs. The yeast demands to be fed and craves sugar and carbs. You will go though craving withdrawal. After week 6 also noticed a sharp decrease in craving for ice cream, candy and other sweets. Now I don't miss it at all. I can watch my diabetic husband eat a mounded bowl of ice cream and I am not interested and my mouth doesn't water. He has had chronic issues of yeast in the folds of his skin between his legs and torso which he uses Nystatin on or cortisone. It is chronic, but he is not at all interested in giving up any of his food or alcohol pleasures. I believe he doesn't feel the pain or the severe itching like I used to, as one must be motivated to deprive themselves and for me pain is a big motivator in changing life style.

Something to think about.

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