I began to realize how important this page may be for those who are bound to a wheel chair, perhaps those who are paraplegic or tetraplegic. I had a Skype consultation with a 31 year old lady just yesterday who was in an unfortunate accident when she was 18 years old and broke her cervical spine (neck). This brave lady has had a struggle for many years trying to adapt to her lifestyle but finally overcame most all of her obstacles. Her problem was one I regularly see with wheelchair bound patients – a yeast infection. If you are a wheelie patient, and especially if you can relate to what I’m writing here, then I would highly recommend that you buy a copy of the Candida Crusher, it will give you the best information if you want to keep that yeast infection at bay, regardless whether you are in a wheelchair or not.
Wheelchair Bound Can Mean a Long-Term Yeast Infection
When you think about it, it makes sense. Being in a wheelchair certainly affects your mobility to a large degree. You may well end up (like many) with a recurrent urinary tract infection due to catheterization. Some have recurrent digestive issues like constipation, requiring suppositories or other medications. In many instances, infections seem more common in those who are wheelchair bound, and infections mean antibiotics. And what happens when you take an antibiotic recurrently? That’s right – you are a sitting duck for a yeast infection. And what happens if you are constantly on a low-grade antibiotic? You guessed it, you will end up with several species of Candida besides candida albicans, besides other bugs like parasites and “bad” bacteria.
8 Yeast Prevention Tips for Those In a Wheelchair:
Did you know that sitting down all day long with little chance of moving around will mean that you are creating a perfect environment for those bugs like yeasts and various bacteria to grow? This is because the urinary tract, digestive system and particularly your crotch all provide the best possible environment for yeasts and bacteria to thrive. This will be even more so if the person is unable to look after her own personal care or is trapped in a nursing home or facility with poor care by the nursing staff, which is more common than you may think.
I’ve learned a few tricks from various health-care professionals like doctors, occupational therapists and physiotherapists as well as by trial and error with many infirm patients how to prevent most vaginal yeast infections and antibiotic-induced yeast infections.
- Proper personal hygiene is important, be sure that the crotch and rectal areas are thoroughly washed with an antibacterial/anti-fungal soap like tea tree oil soap. Those who are disabled are best seated on an appropriate chair such as a shower chair.
- Be sure to rinse these private areas carefully and thoroughly with clean running water to move away any traces of dead skin, debris, bacteria and yeast. Use one of those removable shower heads.
- Use a hair dryer to ensure a more complete dryness of the crotch and rectal areas, this is a neat trick that works very well and discourages moisture which yeasts thrive in.
- Use a little natural anti-fungal powder (see you local health-food shop) to help mop up any perspiration in these areas as well.
- Be sure to only sit on cotton materials which tend to absorb perspiration, and real sheepskin is even better. Merino wool is one of the best products to use close to skin, merino undergarment are good as the breathe and take perspiration up, thereby keeping it away from the skin.. Avoid wearing nylon underwear or sitting on synthetic materials like plastic.
- Try not to wear clothing that is too tight or restrictive. If you perspire a lot or the weather is quite warm, like in summer, then get into the habit of changing clothing more frequently to avoid the accumulation of excessive perspiration.
- Take natural medicines if you get frequent urinary tract infections. Ask your practitioner about Mannose powder, is is a natural medicine that will help prevent bacteria that cause yeast infections from adhering to the wall of your bladder and urethra, thus helping to prevent a urinary tract infection, in addition to help you overcome your existing infection faster. Buy some kidney or urinary tea from your health-food shop and take a probiotic regularly. Drink plenty of water.
- Reduce but better avoid the foods which may have an effect on kidney function, such as chocolate, silverbeet (Swiss chard), rhubarb and fizzy (carbonated) drinks.
Be sure to get a copy of Candida Crusher, it contains many hints and useful tips on how to overcome your yeast infection.
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