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Old 12-27-2011, 13:31   #1
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I have been suffering with this for awhile and need some real advice I started itching all over also I have been taking metorformin I dont know if I spell it right but I really do need some advice it is driving me crazy

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"If you know that it is a yeast infection, buy Monistat Cream;

If you Think that it is a yeast infection, see your doctor.

PROBLEM: I itch … down there.
Most women at some point will experience a vaginal yeast infection. Women with diabetes, however, are much more likely to get annoying and painful infections with the candida yeast. Since candida basically feeds off glucose, it’s easy to see why diabetes is a risk factor. Not sure if you have a yeast infection? Look for a white, cottage cheese–like discharge, itchiness, and a foul odor. Over-the-counter medications for treating yeast infections abound, but Carolyn Alexander, MD, a gynecologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, suggests visiting your doctor instead of self-treating. To prevent yeast infections, maintain good blood glucose control, skip scented soaps, avoid douches, and keep your vaginal area dry by wearing cotton underwear and avoiding tightly fitted pants.

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I have been suffering with this for awhile and need some real advice I started itching all over also I have been taking metorformin I dont know if I spell it right but I really do need some advice it is driving me crazy
InsulationTim gave you great advice. I suffered for over 1-1/2 yrs with a systemic yeast infection that I kept treating as a yeast infection. I even went to the gyno several times and they couldn't knock it out. I finally went to a somewhat holistic doctor who prescribed a 3-month regime of Diflucan. It finally kicked it out of my system. However, keep in mind that if your blood sugar has been out of control that is why you cannot rid yourself of this infection. Try taking a strong probiotic, eat active yogurt, keep yourself extremely clean and dry down there, and drink lots of green tea. Avoid all sugar if you can (especially carby foods that are pure starch and turn into pure sugar in your system). I know this is difficult but I've been where you are and I know how miserable it can be.
Keep us posted. Good Luck. Oh, by the way, don't try all the over the counter stuff or home remedies. Big waste of money and doesn't do anything.

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InsulationTim gave you great advice. I suffered for over 1-1/2 yrs with a systemic yeast infection that I kept treating as a yeast infection. I even went to the gyno several times and they couldn't knock it out. I finally went to a somewhat holistic doctor who prescribed a 3-month regime of Diflucan. It finally kicked it out of my system. However, keep in mind that if your blood sugar has been out of control that is why you cannot rid yourself of this infection. Try taking a strong probiotic, eat active yogurt, keep yourself extremely clean and dry down there, and drink lots of green tea. Avoid all sugar if you can (especially carby foods that are pure starch and turn into pure sugar in your system). I know this is difficult but I've been where you are and I know how miserable it can be.
Keep us posted. Good Luck. Oh, by the way, don't try all the over the counter stuff or home remedies. Big waste of money and doesn't do anything.
Back in the dark ages when I was a Pharmacist I told all my female customers suffering with this complaint to eat Yogurt with LIVE ACTIVE Bacteria. As I recall, Dannon fit the bill. Also, there is a product called Activa which contains the live bacteria.

Active yogurt also helps if you are taking a Broad Spectrum Antibiotic and have diarrhea. The antibiotic has killed off all of the "good" bacteria in your gut. The yogurt reseeds it.

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I suffered from the same itchy problem around the same time as my diagnosis. Thankfully since getting my sugars under control it hasn't been a problem since

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Before I was Dxed I had a MRSA infection on my leg that required 3-4 sets of antibiotics to clear. Needless to say I had a yeast infection covering my entire body, and in places no man wants a yeast infection. The most painful was in my ears, never thought my ears could be so inspiring.

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Yeast infections are very common with diabetics. The best way to get rid of them is to control your BG. Or else they keep nagging you time and again.

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I had the male equivalent when my sugars were high for extended times. It was horrible and embarrassing (I passed a yeast infection onto my wife, non diabetic). I thought it was a hygenic issue so was meticulous and it didn't really make a difference. Once my sugars were under control, it went away.

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I second the eating yogurt, you can also get probiotics in pill form.

Doctors can also prescribe a one-dose pill to treat it, so I wouldn't be afraid of going to the doc!

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Yeast infection can be managed effectively by frequent cleaning with hot water and treating it with turmeric water (turmeric dissolved in water), because turmeric is an effective antiseptic and can fight against yeast infection and provide relief.

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