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Can Diet Affect Fungal Infections On The Skin
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Can intestinal yeast or bacterial overgrowth cause pink rash both sides of butt crack? Can it come through the feces and affect the skin there?
Get evaluated: GI doctor, colorectal surgeon, dermatologist can help you. They will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment or ask to perform further evaluation of the rectal lining. Problem may be dermatologic, infectious, inflammatory, functional, etc. ...Read more
Fungus & moisture: Fungus like warm moist environments. Areas with skin-on-skin contact (the folds of your body, armpits, groin, under breasts, etc) or increased sweating are more prone to fungal infections than drier skin areas. Drying agents, like powders, can help prevent many fungal infections by minimizing the moist environment they prefer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?
Yes: Some yeast infections will cause intense pruritus (itching) of not just the vagina but also the vulva - this is called vulvovaginal candidiasis. The itching can be so intense that the patient can literally break or injure the skin of the vulva due to extreme scratching, which is sometimes inadvertently done during sleep. The doc will note what are called excoriations (shallow tears or abrasions). ...Read more
Unlikely: Generalized reaction or itching happens very rarely. ...Read more
Will i need oral antifungal drugs to treat candidiasis intertrigo, which is a yeast skin infection of skin folds?
Maybe: There are topical medications that are effective for treating that condition as well. ...Read more
No : No health problems associated, other than potentially problems with shaving bumps - if your skin is prone to irritation. ...Read more
Yes: There are several things than may cause this, yeast or candida infection being one of the most common. This is usually treated with a antifungal pill or an ointment that combines a steroid and an antifungal together. Vulvar care is very important to minimize irritation while you are healing. Look at this web site for specifics: http://www.Nva.Org/self_help_tips.Html. ...Read more
Can taking oil of oregano internally for GI issues cause a rash around butt crack? Or is the rash related to my tummy issues, ie yeast overgrowth?
Unlikely unless...: Oil of oregano may cause rashes when applied topically but may rarely cause rashes when taken internally in people who are allergic to oregano. It is far more likely this is related to intestinal yeast. You can try a cream with tea tree oil on your rash. I advise you also take probiotics and follow a diet low in simple carbs. Also consider taking Yeast Ease: http://tinyurl.com/lazjwoa ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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