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Fatigue, rashes etc Could be candida albicans?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 14, 2007
  • 06:03 PM

I've had very itchy rashes, which can appear anywhere on my body, for about 3 years now. I've been seeing my doctor regularly about this and she has yet to actually make a diagnosis. Mostly she's been prescribing steroid creams and antifungal creams. These do work! But it always comes back after I've stopped using the creams.

Combined with this symptom is fatigue. I sleep aprox. 8 hours a night, but I'm always exhausted during the day. I don't suffer from sleep apnea, I eat a healthy diet and am physically fit.

I've been reading a lot lately about candida albicans. I'm not one for herbal remedies and most the information has had a holistic approach. Are these remedies quack or do they actually work? Whats the best one? Has anyone else sufferend from this and gotten rid of it successfully?

I'd like to hear your stories, please help me!

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  • First of all, you really should get over your 'fear' of "alternative medicine". Sure there is quackery out there, but most holistic docs can treat candida overload MUCH more effectively than allopathic docs IME. Western allopathic medicine does not have all the answers, and is not the only treatment option out there - please educate yourself on the many and varied benefits of treatments such as acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I have suffered from candida overload for several years now, and have it currently under control. Candida overload is hard to get rid of (as it naturally occurs in the body and easily proliferates while under stress or if taking antibiotics, steroids, or bc pills). It also is easy to get a "relapse" of symptoms due to irregular diet, stress, etc. Herbal remedies that work are many and include the following: oil of oregano, tea tree oil (topical antifungal), a good aloe product, THREELAC, Chinese herbs, undecenoic acid, and others. My best advice is to try several different approaches and to give yourself AT LEAST two months to clear things up... repeated steroid creams, even though they are topical, are still going to wreak havoc on your immune system. Please try a different herbal cream to help you - Herbal Aloe Force skin gel is fantastic, if you can find it. Also, keep in mind that your skin condition can have a basis in a food intolerance, food allergy, or environmental allergy (soap, detergent, skin creme, etc). Dairy can be a real problem, so can soy, oats (especially if you use skincare that has oats as an ingrediant), and others. Unless you address the underlying internal balance, whether a food/chemical intolerance or candida or other, you are not going to clear this up. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 14, 2008
    • 09:22 PM
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