How Do I Know If I Have A Yeast Infection


Today I would like to answer a question that
I frequently get asked. How do I know if I have a yeast infection? Well, there are many ways I can answer this
question. One of the most intelligent ways to answer it is to say, let’s just see if
there are any particular causes which could have contributed to your yeast infection in
the first place. I think that’s quite a smart move. So let’s have a look. Have you taken an antibiotic in the past several
years or recurrent rounds of antibiotics? Have you been on the oral contraceptive pill
for any prolonged period of time? Do you have cravings for sugar? Have you had any other
medications? Have you been on any steroid based drugs like prednisone or cortisone for
a while or perhaps inhaled steroids for asthma? They’re called preventatives. These are all
quite pertinent questions. Do you feel worse in a damp surrounding? Perhaps you live in
a moldy sort of environment. Does it make you cough or wheeze? These are all important
questions to ask, you know, if you have a yeast infection. Look at the signs and symptoms of yeast infection.
Can you relate to any of these? Do you have any aches or pains in the body? Any digestive
problems? Fogginess in the head? Do you have any toenail fungus or jock itch or vaginal
thrush? That’s how you’re going to know if you’ve got a yeast infection. If you go to yeastinfection.org, you can see
a lot of the common signs and symptoms on one of my pages there. There’s a very comprehensive
page I’ve written about the signs and symptoms of yeast infection. But probably one of the
most intelligent things you can do is to go to my quiz on CandidaCrusher.com. Very, very
good quiz you will find online. In fact, it’s the world’s best online Candida quiz. So by
going there and you can just follow the 20 odd screens for man, woman or child and just
go through the screens and you’re going to find out whether there’s a low probability,
moderate or high probability that you’ve got a yeast infection. It took a long time for me to put this quiz
together and many, many thousands of people now have done this quiz. I’ve had some incredibly
good feedback, so that’s a very smart way to find out if you’ve got a yeast infection. One of the best anti-fungal products you’ll
find anywhere in the world is called Canxida. It took me six months to develop Canxida and
I’m very proud of it, and it’s now being taken up by quite a few people. We’ve had incredibly
good feedback from Canxida. It’s unlike any other product you’ll find of its kind on the
market. It’s sustained release and contains 11 of the best ingredients in it. So thank
you everybody for your exceptional feedback for Canxida. So don’t forget, if you really want to know
if you’ve got a yeast infection, go to CandidaCrusher.com and please complete my online quiz. That’s
how you’re going to find out if you’ve got Candida or not. Thank you for your attention.

Vaginal Yeast Infection | How to Cure Yeast Infection

Vaginal Yeast Infection | How to Cure Yeast Infection


There is a relatively effective though one-dimensional
treatment for candida yeast infection called immunotherapy. In this treatment yeast infection
patients are ordered to avoid the consumption of basically all yeasty foods and sugary foods
and are given allergenic substance in dilute doses normally in the form of oral drops or
injection to enhance the immune abilities of the body and reduce the allergic response. The method also called Enzyme Potentiated
Desensitization (EPD) was developed by Len McEwen, M.D. (London) in the mid-60’s. The
newest form of this treatment is called Low Dose Allergens or LDA. In this treatment the patients receive up
to three injections every two months and for a maximum period of two years, depending on
the patients response to the therapy. The enzymes are suppose to enhance the candida
infection strength and may treat several other groups of allergens along the way. The EPD treatment for candida yeast infection
goes like this: For a period of ten days before the first
injection, the patients are given Sporanox, which is an anti fungal for systematic candida,
and De-Nol an anti- gastric ulcer agent that reduces the ability of candida to plant its
roots in the mucus linings of the intestinal tract. For approximately 3 days before the injection,
patients undergo a semi-fast in which they need to avoid the consumption of all food
allergens combined with the intake of the following supplements that improve the effectiveness
of the EPD treatment: Zinc, Folic acid and Vitamin D3. The response of the EPD treatment for candida
yeast infection varies among patients. Some patients may experience sudden and dramatic
improvement that wears off in time while some need increased doses through longer intervals
until improvement is maintained.

Fungal Infections and Antifungal Treatments Ringworm Candida Aspergillus Histoplasmosis

Fungal Infections and Antifungal Treatments Ringworm Candida Aspergillus Histoplasmosis


Distinguished future physicians welcome to
Stomp on Step 1 the only free videos series that helps you study more efficiently by focusing
on the highest yield material. I’m Brian McDaniel and I will be your guide on this
journey through Fungi. This is the 1st video in my playlist covering all of Microbiology
for the USMLE Step 1 Medical Board Exam. We are going to review Opportunistic Mycoses,
Systemic Mycoses, Superficial Fungal infections and Antifungal medications. This info isn’t very high yield for the
exam, but I want to give us a little bit of a foundation to build on. Fungi are a group
of eukaryotic organisms that present as either a unicellular organism (Yeast) or a multicellular
organism (Mold). They are nearly everywhere in nature, but only a small percentage can
cause disease in humans. Most of the infections that occur are asymptomatic or so mild that
that are not detected. Many of the pathogenic Fungi are dimorphic, meaning that they are
present in the form of a mold in colder temperatures and present in the form of yeast at warmer
temperatures (such as body temperature after infecting a human). A way to remember this
is the mnemonic “Mold in the Cold, Yeast in the Heat.” Fungi have a complex reproductive
life cycle that includes formation of Spores which can live in the environment in a vegetative
state. Humans usually contract fungal infections by acquiring these spores from environmental
sources such as soil. Most fungal infections do not have a person to person spread. Mold form hyphae while Yeast form budding
yeast and psuedohyphae. Both hyphae and Psuedohyphae are branching filamentous vegetative structures
of fungi and each form spores. True hyphae have septae or cell walls between sections
while psuedohyphae are formed by budding without a true cell wall/septae between sections. The high yield fungal infections can primarily
be broken down into two groups, Systemic and Opportunistic. Fungi in the systemic category
have a higher virulence and can infect health individuals. While these fungi can infect
immunocompetent individuals the infections are usually mild and localized to the respiratory
system. In immunocompromised individuals the infections can more commonly spread from the
lungs and disseminate to the rest of the body. Systemic fungi are found in specific geographic
regions so when a question stem mentions a specific state that should be a buzzword to
consider these fungi. Opportunistic Fungi are lower virulence and have to “wait for
the right opportunity” to infect a host. Opportunistic infections usually only occur
in immunocompromised patients such as those with AIDs, transplanted organs or cancer.
For both systemic and Opportunistic Mycoses infections the route of infections is most
often inhalation of a spore from an environmental source. This first leads to a respiratory
infection, and then given the right circumstances the infection may then spread to other parts
of the body. Candida is the exception as it is normal skin flora. We all have Candida
present on our skin and it only causes a problem when factors lead to an overgrowth of the
fungi. The highest yield systemic mycoses are histoplasmosis,
blastomycosis & Coccidioidomycosis. The highest yield Opportunistic Mycoses are Candida, aspergillus,
cryptococcus, mucormycosis & Pneumocystis Jiirovecii. For the most part, these different fungal
infections cannot be differentiated based only on the signs and symptoms. Most of the
fungi present like pneumonia with vague flu like symptoms. Therefore, the different fungi
are primarily differentiated based on histologic examination of the sputum, biopsy or swab.
A stain such as PAS or silver stain is usually needed to visualize the fungi. You should
be able to identify the histology of each fungus via a pictures and a text description
of the findings as you can be presented with either in the question. Coccidioidomycosis is one of the Systemic
Mycoses. I give it a high yield rating of 3. If you would like to learn more about that
rating system please go to my website. Coccidio tends to be found in the southwestern part
of the US. Question stems for Coccidioidomycosis may also mention a recent earthquake or an
occupation such as construction which can help spread spores from soil into the air.
Appears as “Spherule full of endospores” on sputum culture. Here you can see the larger spherule with
the smaller endospores inside of it. Eventually the spherule will rupture releasing the smaller
endospores. Histoplasmosis is another Systemic Mycoses.
It is found primarily in the Mississippi and Ohio River Valley. Histoplasmosis questions
may make mention of the patient being in caves or cleaning bird cages as it can be found
in sole contaminated with bat or bird droppings. On histology you find “macrophages filled
with many ovoid cells” since this fungi is intracellular. Here is a picture of that histology, which
could be better but I’m limited by copyrights with what pictures I can show you. If you
want better pictures just google it Blastomycosis is also a Systemic Mycoses.
It is found east of the Mississippi River and is often associated with exposure to bodies
of water like ponds and riverbanks. Histologically it appears as a large yeast with “Broad
Based Budding” which you can remember with the mnemonic “All Bs” for blastomycosis,
broad, based and budding. Here are a couple pictures of that histology. Here is a map I made that shows roughly where
you can get the different systemic infections in the United States. You have coccidio in
the southwest. Histo in the eastern part of the country from the Mississippi River over
to the coast. And Blasto is sort of in the middle of the country around the Mississippi
and Ohio rivers. Note that there is an overlap between Histoplasmosis and Blastomycosis. Cryptococcus Neoformans is an opportunistic
mycoses infection associated with exposure to pigeon droppings. Following inhalation
and infection of the respiratory system, Cryptococcus has a predilection for spreading to the meninges
and causing Meningitis. Cryptococcus is monomorphic and not present as a mold. Its main virulence
factor is an antiphagocytic polysaccharide capsule which can be seen with India Ink stain.
Histologically it appears as singular budding yeast with a “halo.” Here is just a gram stain so you can’t see
the capsule. Here is a picture of india ink staining where
you can see the capsule halo Aspergillus Fumigatus is an Opportunistic
Mycoses with a number of different high yield presentations. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
is when the fungus colonizes the airway of patients with CF or asthma leading to a hypersensitivity
reaction. It presents with asthma like symptoms and migratory pulmonary infiltrates. It can
be identified with an aspergillus skin test. An Aspergilloma (AKA “Fungus Ball”) is
when the fungus fills up a cavitary lung lesions previously formed by a TB infection or other
lung injury. Here is a picture of a fungus ball filling
up a cavity in the lung Aspergillus is also associated with hepatocellular
carcinoma as the fungus produces a carcinogenic Aflatoxin. Histologically aspergillus presents
with “V-shaped” hyphae branching at acute angle Here is a picture of the branching hyphae
with acute angle of roughly 45 degrees or less Pneumocystis Jiroveci is an opportunistic
infection that primarily presents as Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP) in patients with AIDs. PCP
usually has diffuse bilateral interstitial infiltrates in patients with CD4 T Cell counts
below 200. Once counts are below 200 AIDs patients should be given Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole
prophylaxis to prevent PCP. Previously known as Pneumocystis Carinii. Mucormycosis & Rhizopus (AKA Zygomycosis)
are opportunistic mycoses that are usually seen in diabetics (most often during ketoacidosis).
It results in an infection of paranasal sinuses or the eye that can extend into the brain.
The fungi infect the vessels and can form a clot leading to a necrotic black eschar.
Histologically it has “ribbon like” hyphae without septae branching at a wide angle (about
90 degree). Here are a couple examples And here is one more example where you can
see the ribbon like hyphae without septae We have already discussed the more serious
fungal infections which can spread through the body. Now we will move onto the less serious
infections which are localized to the skin, mouth and/or vagina. Tineae is a group of common fungal infections
that are primarily localized to the skin, hair and/or nails.
Dermatophytes cause Tinea Corporis (AKA Ringworm), Tinea Pedis (AKA Atheletes Foot), Tinea Capitis
(a superficial scalp infection) & Tinea Unguium (infection of the nails). Scrapes of these
superficial fungal infections can be shown on KOH prep to have a “spaghetti and meatball”
pattern of hyphae and yeast balls. Athlete’s foot is a scaly pruritic erythematous lesion
of the feet most common in young adults. Ringworm usually presents as a scaly erythematous
circular lesion with central clearing. Tinea Capitus is a scaly area on the scalp
which may have localized alopecia (or hair loss). Infections of the nails (AKA Onchomychosis)
are more commonly in elderly individuals, are very tough to treat and present with thickened
opacified nails. Tinea Versicolor is caused my Malassezia Furfur
and leads to well demarcated areas of hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. It is more common in
young adults especially in hot weather and occurs on the trunk more than other regions. Candida is part of normal skin flora and the
most common cause of fungal infection worldwide. It is an opportunistic infection that most
often effects the vagina (AKA “Yeast Infection”), mouth/tongue (AKA “Thrush”), and genital
area (AKA “Diaper Rash”). However, it can also occur in the esophagus (particularly
in HIV patients), between skin folds (primarily in the obese), and heart valve (IV drug users).
Infections can arise soon after antibiotic treatment as the removal of “good” bacteria
allows for overgrowth of the fungal flora. Histologically it presents with oval budding
yeast and psuedohyphae. It forms germ tubes (true hyphae) when incubated at 37 degree
Celsius for a few hours. And I also have a picture of oral thrush here.
I’m going to do an entire video on vulvovaginal infections so I will save the details of that
type of candida infection for that video. Sporotrichosis is seen when spores on a thorn
get introduced under the skin by a thorn prick. Question stems usually mention a rose gardener.
In immunocompetent individuals it causes a localized subcutaneous nodule and/or an ulcer
at the site of skin breakage. That brings us to the antifungal medications.
The Azoles (Fluconazole/Diflucan, Ketoconazole, Miconazole, Itraconazole …) inhibit the
cytochrome P450 Lanosterol 14 Alpha Demethylase enzyme which is necessary to convert Lanosterol
into ergosterol. Ergosterol is important for fungal function as it acts in the cell membrane
similar to cholesterol in our cells. Mutations that encode for the enzyme can prevent the
drug from binding to the enzyme and lead to drug resistance. This class of drugs has a
wide range of antifungal uses, from serious to mild. Some are even available over the
counter. Amphotericin B & Nystatin bind to ergosterol
in fungal cell membranes creating pores. Nystatin is most commonly used in the form of “Swish
and Swallow” mouthwash for thrush. Amphotericin B is used only for serious systemic fungal
infections or fungal meningitis due to its severe side effects. Soon after it is administered
Ampho B can cause fever, chills & hypotension (AKA “Shake and Bake”). The drug is also
nephrotoxic.

Can You Have A Yeast Infection With No Symptoms?

Can You Have A Yeast Infection With No Symptoms?


Thank you for tuning in. Can you have Candida
with no symptoms? That’s an interesting question. Well, if you’ve got no symptoms and you’re
concerned that you have Candida, you probably have got Candida because Candida is a naturally
occurring organism. It’s a yeast that lives in a lot of people. Not everybody will have
Candida albicans in their digestive tract, but a lot of people do have this, but it’s
kept in a harmonious balance. There are estimated between anywhere from four to five or even
several hundred more species of bacteria that live in your digestive tract, and no doubt
there will be many different kinds of fungi that will live in there as well. All sorts of organisms live in our bodies
and on our bodies, but everything is kept in balance. It’s just like how the world is.
The world is a big ecosystem where things are kept in balance, and our body really is
a mini-ecosystem where things are kept in balance. But when things get out of kilter,
out of balance, that’s when we start looking at yeast infections. Symptoms are something that you feel; you
experience. These are subjective. Signs are something we can measure or see or quantify
through testing or analysis. Symptoms, you may, for example, have a lot of bloating or
burping or gas and think that you’ve got Candida, but it may not be Candida at all. It could
just be a case of having low stomach acidity, which is very common, and this often comes
about from stress or improper diet. Go and get checked out by a health care professional.
Speaking to somebody if you’ve got concerns, if you’re not sure if you’ve got Candida or
not is a very smart move on your part. So before you jump in with self-treatment, before
you go to Doctor Google and start looking for answers, it might pay to go and see your
naturopathic doctor, for example, get some expert advice, or a nutritional, friendly
doctor. Go and see someone with a bit of knowledge and skill set and talk with him or her about
your concerns, about your symptoms, to see whether they are Candida or not. Also do my yeast infection quiz. That’s quite
a good one to do. Go to CandidaCrusher.com and do my yeast infection quiz. That will
give you an idea if you’re mild, moderate or severe. So that’s a good start for you.
I hope that answers your question. Thank you.

Can Male Yeast Infections Involve The Penis And Scrotum?

Can Male Yeast Infections Involve The Penis And Scrotum?


Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author
of Candida Crusher. Thank you for tuning into this video today. You may have seen some of my previous videos
regarding menls yeast infections. Ilve made a few recently regarding jock itch. Another
popular video which many people have looked at is one regarding small white bumps on the
penis. In this video today, Ilm going to talk about a condition I see quite a lot in males
and is basically an itching area of the private parts again of the penis and also scrotal
and anal/rectal areas. These video clips Ilm going to do because
theylre very important and you can understand why Ilve disabled comments on many of my videos.
Many YouTube clips I look at are from health care professionals like myself that have gotten
very inappropriate comments. Thatls why I donlt believe I should enable comments on
these videos. Pardon me for taking that liberty. Letls continue on. This is an important video
because this is a condition I see in many men, and this is a condition that not many
people talk about due to fear or embarrassment. But I can tell you people out there now, women
suffer from yeast infections; we know that, but lots of guys suffer from them, too. And
they hate them. Theylre embarrassing. Theylre uncomfortable. They just find them awful,
but they live with them; they deal with them. And they go and see their doctor and often
get a cream and itls ineffective. The causes arenlt addressed and the condition goes on
unabated and sometimes for years, and it can ruin a guyls life entirely. Ilve seen dozens and dozens, hundreds of men
with this condition. Let me tell you now folks, this affects men from all backgrounds, all
incomes, all cultures; it makes no difference whether you are Indian, Muslim, American,
or Irish, it makes no difference. If youlre a male and youlve got a penis, youlve got
a – obviously you have if youlre a male – a typical guy can be prone to a yeast
infection if the conditions are right. Remember, yeast likes dark; it likes moist; it likes
warmth. And for this reason, obviously, the groin and the private area and the armpits,
these are prime targets for Candida yeast infections. The guys Ilve seen with yeast infections range
over a wide range of men that Ilve seen with this condition. Ilve seen lots of mechanics
with it. Constructions workers, geologists, taxi drivers, bus drivers, truck drivers;
Ilve seen airline pilots with it. Ilve even seen scientists with it and lab workers. Ilve
got a couple of high court judges and many police officers; many, many different men
have this condition. And thatls because men are men. Men like beer. They like wine. They
like spirits. They like eating the foods that guys like to eat. They like football. They
like hunting. They like all the things that guys like to do. As I say, it will not discriminate.
This condition is not specific to a particular blue-collar worker or a laborer; it makes
no difference what type of guy you are. How is a man going to get the infection? Well,
the typical things we find are imbalances in the lifestyle. You may have read the case
history of my father in my book. Dad liked sweet foods. He wasnlt really a big alcohol
drinker, but he loved sugary foods. He liked a cigarette. He liked snacking on foods. And
he didnlt pay a lot of attention to what the doctor said because the doctor was king, was
god, the doctor gave drugs, the doctor never mentioned about a lifestyle, which his unfortunate. Men, for example, who drink alcohol, are prime
targets for yeast infections, particularly, when they start taking antibiotics or pharmaceuticals
regularly. Men who take drugs for acidification of the stomach – these acid blockers – are
also prime targets. Guys who take any type of pharmaceutical drug over time. Guys who
tend to work long hours or shift workers. Men who wear tight clothing, coveralls, for
example, or sit for long periods of time, who eat at weird times, wholve got shift work,
who push their bodies hard. They go hunting and fishing, those sorts of things. These
are the typical things that I will see. And often it will start off just with a small
area, and a male can typically have an area here in the groin. It can be on the inner
thigh. And youlll see a picture popping up now on
your screen of a male with typical jock itch that I see. This is a picture of jock itch
that youlll see right now. Jock itch will generally start on the inner thigh. It can
also start around the scrotal region. It can also affect the anal or rectal region quite
a lot. That whole area can be affected, and it can be itchy like drive you crazy. It can
really drive you crazy. And sometimes the application of a lot of hot water on the region
can be just absolute bliss for a person with a yeast infection. Unless the skinls cracked
or the skinls irritated or open and then it can be quite painful and irritating indeed.
Some men find their itching a lot worse when the area is warm. Others find it so in bed.
Others find it more when theylre working. And then the condition will come and go, come
and go, and often there will be one major contributing cause underpinning this condition,
one or two. There will be a dietary indiscretion and there will be some lifestyle habit, and
those need nailing; they need fixing up. Drugs are not going to help you. Skin treatments
are not going to help you. You really need to treat causes. The penis infections Ilve seen quite a lot
in men, too. Roll the foreskin back and youlll get like this creamy, cheesy white discharge
all around there. It can be quite odorous. Prostate involvement is quite common in men,
too. More common than you think. It can be a really burning, terrible pain deep inside
where the prostate is. It can be quite painful. One male told me it felt like he was punched
hard in the stomach. Others will tend to get a lot of pain in this region here. A yeast
infection can affect men internally as well, absolutely. A good urologist friend of mine has told me
hels seen many men with prostate yeast infections. Not many medical doctors really understand
that the prostate can be affected by yeast, but it certainly can. A woman has a short
urethra, the male has a lot longer one, but a male can certainly pick up a very bad prostate
yeast infection through a female with bad thrush. You may read about a 27-year-old drummer,
a well-known drummer in a rock band here in New Zealand, that came to see me with a seriously
bad prostate infection. On further inquiry, his girlfriend had quite a serious vaginal
thrush that we cleared up and got on top of the condition. Ilm going to cover that in another video.
Suffice it to say, these conditions are quite common in men like penis infections, prostate
infections, scrotal infections, thigh infections. And think about heat, think about itching,
think about redness, think about sugar cravings, then youlre thinking about menls jock itch. I hope this video was of use to you today.
Thank you.

My Male Yeast Infection Keeps Coming Back

My Male Yeast Infection Keeps Coming Back


Thanks for checking out this video guys. My
male yeast infection keeps coming back. It’s driving me crazy. How can I get rid of it?
Why doesn’t it go away? I’ve done all the right things. I went to the doctor. Took all
the pills. Took creams. I listened to your advice. It’s not going away. I’m really pissed
about this. What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I get well? Well, the reason why it’s not going away is
because you’re not making the right kind of changes or you’re not making the changes long
enough to get the body well. It’s as simple as that. Okay, there’s something you’re not
doing right, so maybe you’re living in a false sense. Maybe you’re doing things that you
think are right, but perhaps they’re not right. Maybe you’re still having a couple of beers
on a Saturday, but you’re not drinking during the week, and you’re thinking that cutting
back is going to get rid of the Candida. Maybe you’re trying to do a healthy diet, but it’s
not really that healthy. You’re still having some bad snacks here or there. You’re still
sneaking the wrong kind of food here or there. You’re committed, but you’re not fully committed.
That’s the difference. It’s like anything in life. Going the extra
mile or prepared to do a little bit more than you should will usually give you the kind
of results you’re looking for. I’m like that with YouTube. I keep on keep on keep on keep
on, so I’m not a person who ever gives up on anything in life. And that’s probably why
I got rid of my severe jock itch in 12 months. If you get rid of like really serious yeast
infections, you can do it. No matter how bad it is, but you need to have the persistence,
the commitment and the dedication. I’ve got a saying which I like and it’s “Persistence
breaks resistance.” So if you persist with something long enough, there’s no way in the
world that you’re going to fail. You’re going to break that persistence. You’re going to
get rid of that Candida. It’s going to go away. And the good thing also is not only
is it going to go away, but you’ve learned, you’ve learned that you can actually get on
top of this. That’s going to make you quite a strong person. And then you’ll understand
when it comes back next time, you can beat it, and you can probably beat it a lot quicker
because you can be even tougher on yourself. The only way you’re going to get rid of this
thing is by doing it yourself. No doctor’s going to do it. Your mother-in-law won’t do
it. Your wife won’t do it. Your girlfriend won’t do it or your boyfriend won’t do it
or whatever friend you’ve got or person. Don’t look at other people. You’ve got to look at
yourself and look at what you’re doing wrong. Look at the kind of ruts you’re stuck in.
Maybe you’ve got a dead end job. Maybe you’ve got a dead end partner. Maybe you’re just
not happy with life. Maybe you need to make some serious changes. There are a lot of reasons
why you’re not getting rid of this problem, but the answer lies with you. It doesn’t lie
with anybody else. Taking things like antifungals are going to
help. Making the diet change is going to help, but making the combination of the lifestyle
change and attitude change, all those things together, is going to give you the solution. And remember commitment. You’ve got to stay
on track. You’ve got to really be hardline about this if you want to get rid of this,
especially if it’s a bad problem and you’re sick and tired of it ruining your life, your
intimate life, or however else it’s affecting you. If you want something bad enough in life,
you can always get what you want by applying the right kind of principles and staying on
track long enough, you’ll get there. I’ve got no doubt about it.
So just remember that one thing that I said, the persistence and determination. Staying
on track. Following my advice in Candida Crusher. Go to yeastinfection.org. There’s plenty of
articles for guys you can read there on how to get on top of all kinds of male yeast infections.
Doing my quiz. If you go to CandidaCrusher.com, I’ve got the world’s best quiz for yeast infection.
For male, click on the little male image there and just go through those pages and find out
whether you’re mild, moderate or severe, and then follow my advice. I’ve worked with thousands of guys like you
for a long, long period of time. I got many patients in Canada, America, Germany, the
UK, and Australia. I’ve treated jock itch for probably as long as I can remember, and
I haven’t met many guys yet that can’t get on top of this problem. Just take it from me, you can get rid of this
thing permanently if you follow the right principles and you stay on track long enough.
You don’t have to live like I used to live in my 20s. It was hell on earth. I can remember
what it was like having this jock itch. It was terrible. You can get major depression
and anxiety. It can screw up your intimate relationships, and you can even get suicidal
with this condition; there’s no doubt about it. But the balls is in your court. It’s all
up to you, so don’t forget that. And I’m there with you all the way. I’m going to help you
guys out and that’s why I make these YouTube clips. So check out my other YouTube clips and do
my quiz and we’ll keep in touch. All the best.

How Do I Know If I Have A Yeast Infection Or A Bacterial Infection?

How Do I Know If I Have A Yeast Infection Or A Bacterial Infection?


Here’s a good question, an intelligent question.
I like intelligent questions because they require me to really think about giving quite
a reasonably good reply. This question comes from a lady in Australia. How do I know if
I have a yeast infection or a bacterial infection? What is the difference? How can I tell how?
How can the doctor tell? It’s a tough one. It really catches people
out and, in fact, it’s something I struggled with, too. To be quite honest, I don’t care
what kind of infection you’ve got. All I care about is trying to find out what caused the
problem and how I can fix it, how I can remedy the problem. The two key things that you look at with people
when they come to you presenting with problems are the signs and symptoms. I may have spoken
to you about this before. Symptoms are very important to me. Symptoms are subjective;
these are what the patients tell you. You can’t measure them. You can’t quantify them.
You can’t see them. You can only go by what the person is telling you, what they’re experiencing,
what they’re feeling; whereas, signs are something we can see with our eyes. We can test. We can see cuts. We can see wounds,
for example. We can see hair loss. We can see skin rashes. These are signs. Also tests
can pick up things, but sometimes these things don’t match; the signs and symptoms don’t
match. And with infections, it’s very difficult to try to piece the signs and symptoms together
because both of them can create a similar outcome. Bacterial infections can create fevers
in the body or temperatures that can create tiredness; all sorts of problems can occur,
so there’s no clear-cut way really of finding out. Some people will argue with me that there
is, but in the end, it’s not really important. The important thing is basically to find out
what got the person in this mess, help them overcome it, and prevent them from getting
into this mess again. So a couple of telltale signs that will determine
the Candida infection will be the sugar craving. The craving for sugar is the blood sugar drops,
particularly around meal times, they’ll have some food, they’ll go down really quick, they’ll
develop gut problems quickly, many of them after meals. These are things. So look at
the symptoms that are characteristic of Candida infection, which can point you in the direction
of that person having Candida, the itching, the bloating, gas, craving for sugar, the
vaginal infection, the jock itch, the toenail fungus, itchy anywhere on the body. It’s less
likely that the person’s going to have itching in and around their body if it’s a bacterial
infection, but it is possible. But in the end what you’re going to find is
that most people with a Candida infection will have a bacterial infection anyway, especially
in their digestive system. There will be parasites and bacteria and yeast infection there. All
of that needs treatment. Then it becomes less important to worry about what the person’s
got. After doing many, many thousands of stool
tests, I can tell you that nearly every patient I see with a Candida infection, we can culture
it and we can see it through a microscopy that that person will also have various kind
of dysbiosis or SIBO, small intestinal bowel overgrowth. They’ll have bacteria there. Probably
in about 15 or 20 percent of cases, there will be parasites like Blastocystis, Dientamoeba
fragilis; they’ll be present there as well as the bad bacteria. And the other thing that you probably haven’t
even thought about is what about the good bacteria? Because people with bacterial infections
may have not a bacterial infection, they may just have a lack of beneficial bacteria. And
in that case, the bacteria that are generally okay like e-coli may become pathogenic or
turn into criminals or “militants” as we call them today. Guys with their guns running around
shooting. We may get that scenario as well. As you can see, there’s a lot more at stake
here than just determining whether they’ve got a bacteria or Candida affecting their
body, and generally, most people will have both. When they’ve got a bacterial infection,
there’s often an element of Candida. When they’ve got a Candida infection, there’s often
a bit of an element of bacterial there. So the main thing is to treat through way of
diet and lifestyle and targeted supplementation, and you’ll see all about that in my other
videos. Thanks for tuning in.

How Do You Get Rid Of A Yeast Infection Under Your Breast?

How Do You Get Rid Of A Yeast Infection Under Your Breast?


How do I get rid of a yeast infection under
my breast? This is a question I’ve been asked a couple of times. Not so much as many of
the other ones, but it’s an important one to answer. First thing to determine is whether it is
a yeast infection or not, and sometimes a swab will do this. Sometimes a good visual
inspection will give you that idea, but generally in areas like the folds of the skin around
the belly or under the breast or between the buttocks or even around the thigh area, if
a person’s quite large, of course, this is going to be a perfect breeding ground for
Candida. You’ve got the darkness, the moisture, perspiration, all that in that area and Candida
is going to like to grow in that area. The most obvious thing to do is to if it’s
possible is to look at some kind of breast reduction or how we can stop this skin from
sort of like hanging together there creating that. Maybe a bra or some kind of a device,
but you’re going to spend regular attention to that area to help overcome it. This condition
needs to be treated both locally as well as systemically.
I’ve had many women from Australia, New Zealand; I’ve treated with this condition over the
past many years, and generally I find my satisfactory long-term resolution is weight loss. Weight
loss will help because it’s going to help the body generally strengthen the immune system,
increase digestive function, we can get the bowel back in order again, reduce the ability
of the body to grow Candida internally, and also help it, therefore, externally. And externally,
we apply things like calendula cream or tea tree oil. We have showers twice per day. We
can get a natural kind of a powder and put dry powder under the breast area there to
keep the moisture away from the region that’s causing it. I wouldn’t use fungal creams if
I were you. I’d probably use a tea tree oil cream, as you can get these kind of products
at a good health food shop, a good cream with tea tree oil.
So dryness, sunshine, these are enemies of Candida. Allowing sun exposure to that area.
Keeping the area dry. Maybe some form of barrier for a while. Weight loss. Local application.
Internal treatment. Internal treatment follow my Candida Crusher program. Go to yeastinfection.org.
Do my quiz on CandidaCrusher.com to determine if you’re mild, moderate or severe and then
definitely treat the outcome based on the quiz. The quiz is amazing. We spent a lot
of time and money on that quiz to get it perfect. It’s the best quiz online. So you’ll be able
to determine with a high degree of accuracy how bad this is affecting you internally as
well as around the breast region. So give those suggestions a go. Thanks for
tuning in.

What Causes Recurring Yeast Infections?

What Causes Recurring Yeast Infections?


I’ve got a question here on somebody. What
causes a recurring yeast infection? Recurring yeast infections are caused by probably
a partial recognition of the problem and some treatment that’s been effective to a degree,
so you may know you’ve got this problem, you’ll fix it up a little bit. It’ll go away to a
degree, but then it will recur; it will come back again, so I commonly see this with people,
many different people, who are quite busy and active. They sort of want to get rid of
their yeast infection, but don’t invest the right amount of time or effort to really eradicate
it properly. This is very common with working people, busy
people, with moms with a couple of children, for example, or guys that are self-employed
or working quite hard, you know, have got jock itch, for example. These people are very
busy. They go about their life. They get symptoms. They treat the symptoms. The symptoms go away.
They feel good for a while, and then their symptoms recur. The only way you’re going
to prevent these recurring symptoms is by tackling this thing properly and by getting
on top of the problem or making the right lifestyle and diet changes long enough, usually
four to six months, consistently making these changes to eradicate this infection. Then
being vigilant, being very careful that you don’t get recurrence while monitoring this
condition. And then if the symptoms come up slightly, is to knock them on the head really
fast while making those changes again. I write about this a lot in my book, Candida
Crusher, that the big danger period for a lot of people is when they’re actually in
the recovery phase. Many people have got a lot to learn about a full recovery because
partial recovery with many chronic conditions is much more common than full recovery. I’d
say 75 percent of people partially recover. Partial recovery can be meaning as symptom
free for weeks to months, but full recovery means no symptoms for 12 months plus. There’s
a big difference. Most websites and books and practitioners you see will pitch to you
partial recovery through their treatments because they don’t push you hard enough or
give the patient the right information they need to fully recover. What causes recurring yeast infections is
a partial application of wanting to get well, not fully committing. It’s almost like you’ve
got a job and from eight to five, five days a week, but you turn up at the job three or
four times a week. You don’t go five days a week. You’re not really fully committed
to that job. You’re going to annoy a lot of people. You’ll probably end up getting fired
from that job. It’s the same with a yeast infection. Some
people say to me, Look, I will do everything you say, but I’m not going to give up alcohol.
Of course they’re going to get recurrence. Or as soon as they get a cough or a cold,
they go straight for the antibiotic. Bang! Recurrence. Or they’re over at a wedding and
they’re feeling really good. They’ve felt good for two or three months. They’re at a
wedding, and they get offered some champagne, some nice cakes, and some candies and things
like that, and then they really go into this. They binge on this. They come home and a day
later, Oh, I feel so bad. I’ve got bad bloating, or things like that. Recurrence. So Recurrence is more common if you’ve had
a period of feeling really good, and then you go all out and you go crazy and have a
bit of a binge on something, and then wham, the symptoms recur. It pays to be vigilant
and to be careful with your diet and lifestyle for a good four to six months at a minimum
before you start going back into some of your old habits that lead you to the yeast infection
in the first place. If you can bear some of those points in mind,
you can prevent recurrence of Candida infections. I hope that answers some of your questions. Thank you.

How To Treat Male Yeast Infections

How To Treat Male Yeast Infections


How to treat a male yeast infection. That’s
a question I get asked quite regularly. How do I treat this problem that I’ve got? What
do I do to overcome it? Many men that I speak with with male yeast
infection think that they can cure this problem with local treatment. That’s what they do.
They just put some cream on or they take some pills, and they’re going to cure this condition. It doesn’t really work like that. You need
to look more at a holistic treatment program. If you have a look at my website, yeastinfection.org,
or if you purchase my book, Candida Crusher, have a look at Chapter 7 and you’ll see that
it’s a five-stage process. If you put this program together properly and tackle it from
five different areas, you’re going to actually get rid of this thing. It could take three
months. It could take four months. It could take six months, but you’re going to wipe
this thing out, and that’s the aim. That’s what you’re trying to achieve. You’re trying
to get rid of this yeast infection, and you can achieve that by following my five-stage
program. So let’s just talk about that five-step program now. One of the most important of all of these
five stages is eating the correct kind of food. There will be a lot more videos you
can read about the Candida Crusher three-stage diet, but I’ll give you a bit of a brief overview
on what this diet is. Basically, we start off taking junk out of
people’s diets and do what we call “the big clean up.” We remove all the crap. We take
alcohol out. We take out all the junky foods, the soda drinks, the candy or the sweats,
the pizzas, the takeaway food, a lot of the crappy foods that people eat, lots of white
bread, jams and things like that. We take a lot of sauces out of the tomato sauce with
a lot of sugar in it, we’ve got to get rid of that. We get rid of a lot of the high sugar
fruits out of the diet. We take out a lot of foods that contain lots of sugar, processed
foods, for example, not a very good idea to have. We’re trying to really look for a diet
which is high in good proteins, lean meats, eggs, plenty of vegetables and also some yogurt,
these are good foods to eat. Stage two, we’re going to look at immunity
and stress, in particular, and also what I call the metabolites of Candida. It’s very
important for you to understand that poor immune function leads to a stage where you’re
going to get certain hormones produced in a lesser amount, so your immune system is,
in fact, powered a lot less than it should be. So unless it’s powered up, you can’t really
get rid of this infection. Not many people focus on stress and poor immunity
when it comes to eradication of Candida. They tend to look at killing Candida and getting
rid of sugar and using antifungals, but they don’t look at powering up the immune system.
So a big focus of my work is for you to understand that stress and poor immune function will
perpetuate the male yeast infection. You need to get a handle on this. Read some more of
my articles on stress and you’ll understand the connection. The third stage is cleansing and detox, so
most people need to clean up their bodies, particularly if they’ve been drinking alcohol,
lots of caffeine, poor foods, high stress, they need to clean up their liver and their
kidneys and their digestive system. Having a clean body means you will be able to get
rid of a lot of waste more quickly, and your body’s immune system will work in a lot greater
capacity as well. Cleansing and detox is a very important part of the Candida program.
That’s the third element. The fourth element is special foods, supplements,
and in particular, dietary supplements. You got food supplements. You got dietary supplements.
The sort of special foods you can look at are things like garlic, fresh garlic in the
diet, and oregano. Oregano is one of my favorite herbs for Candida, but other herbs like thyme
and basil and rosemary, these are also very good to use. Coconut, coconut oil is a special
food. And, of course, there are certain dietary supplements that are going to really help
you get on top of this condition. So take a look at my product called Canxida. Canxida.com
is the website to look at if you want to get some of the best yeast infection eradication
products anywhere available. You’ll find those on Canxida.com. The fifth one, last but not least and probably
the most important part, is looking at the lifestyle. This, of course, includes stress
as part of the lifestyle, but you need to look at the kind of life you’re leading because
it may actually help the Candida along if you’re not getting enough sleep, if you’ve
got poor sleeping patterns, they are very important. How much time do you spend on the
internet with your electronic devices? How many times do you check emails? How are you
in your relationships with people? How are you in your work environment? Yeah. I said
these are all important considerations by looking at your own behaviors and the type
of person that you are and how this could be affecting your inability to recover from
Candida. And again a very important element is lifestyle, and recovery from poor lifestyles
is paramount in your quest to get rid of a male yeast infection. I want you to think about those five points
I mentioned, diet, immunity stress, cleansing and detox, special foods and dietary supplements,
and lifestyle. Those are the five key elements on how you’re going to get on top of your
male yeast infection. Those particular topics you’ll find in other videos. Thanks for tuning in.