Last Updated on December 7, 2019
1. Regular psoriasis treatment does not work for me. What else can I do?
Psoriasis, an autoimmune disease, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin and joint. The skin becomes red, itchy and has scaly patches over it. It happens when an overactive immune system attacks healthy skin cells. Research has shown that 60% of people who have psoriasis also have candida. If the regular treatment for your psoriasis is not working, you may want to consider getting tested for the level of candida through a comprehensive stool analysis. Most people with psoriasis will have some sort of functional digestive problem.
In a different study, researchers studied different psoriasis patients to find what their gut flora was like, what problems these patients encountered. What the study determined was that many patients who have psoriasis also have candida albicans. This establishes a very obvious link between yeast infection and psoriasis as these patients also exhibit the same cravings for sugar and have many of the same signs and symptoms.
You can prevent and manage your psoriasis by avoiding skin injuries, sunburn, scratching of affected surfaces, etc. Most creams that are used to treat psoriasis are anti-fungal. If the creams don’t work and you have candida, try doing a candida cleanse which can help tremendously in getting rid of the psoriasis. Because patients with psoriasis have high levels of candida in their saliva, ensuring good oral hygiene will prevent the occurrence of oral thrush.
2. Why do I keep getting ear infections?
If you have recurring ear infection and regular medication for treatment is not effective, you may be dealing with a fungal ear infection, also medically know as otomycosis. It causes inflammation, dry skin and a smelly discharge. If you live in a warm place, or play lots of water sports, you may be more prone to getting otomycosis. It can easily be treated with the prescription of antifungal medications.
Otomycosis is most commonly caused by aspergillus which is a type of yeast. Itchy ears is one of the most common symptoms of otomycosis. Others include hearing loss, a feeling of fullness, pain, inflammation, etc. A fungal ear infection means that the conditions are just right in your ear for a yeast overgrowth. You may have heard of Swimmer’s ear or athlete’s ear? If you are a swimmer or a surfer, always ensure that you get rid of the excess water from your ears by tilting your head to the side. Tea tree oil is a very effective treatment for this condition. First, dry your ears with a q tip. Once dry, put a few drops of tea tree oil in the ear and rub it around. Furthermore, if your ear infection is due to candida, reconsider your diet. Avoid sugars and carbs.
3. My vagina is swollen. What could be the cause?
Vulvovaginitis is the swelling or infection of the vagina or the vulva. Candida can cause vagina swelling, not as a symptom however. If you are dealing with a vaginal yeast infection, chances are that your vagina will be swollen not because of the infection but because of the constant scratching of the area. Infections can cause inflammation, redness, irritation, heat, immune malfunction. Constant scratching can create release of histamine and other chemicals that can stimulate a strong immune response. If you are unsure about having a yeast infection, go get it checked. Your doctor will swab the area and test it for cultures of yeast for candida albican.
A vaginal yeast infection occurs when the number of candida in the vaginal area increases. Other causes can be the use of spermicides, vaginal sponges, perfumes, and baths. To help fight the infection, refrain from having unprotected sex so you don’t pass it back and forth between yourself and your partner. Avoid douches, wear cotton panties. Wear loose fitting clothes. Use pads instead of tampons as they can cause the swelling to increase. Avoid the use of antibiotics if you can. Antibiotics are known to kill good bacteria which keep candida in check. If you are dealing with vaginal yeast infections more often than not, stop treating it locally and start treating it from within.
4. Is it possible that I have tapeworms? If so, how can I get rid of it?
Tapeworms are probably one of the single longest parasites that can live in our bodies. They come from uncooked meat such as beef, pork, lamb, fish, etc. There are different species of tapeworms that live in different kinds of animals. If one is not careful about washing hands and hygiene, you can pass tapeworm eggs or larvae onto other people through food handling practices. No matter how scary it sounds, tapeworms are rare in today’s time unlike blasto, which is a more common parasite.
To find out you have tapeworms, you will need to do a stool test. A stool test can pick up eggs successfully for tapeworms. Symptoms of having a tapeworm is similar to symptoms of having other parasites. Nausea, vomiting, weight loss, bloating, anorexia, lack of appetite are some of the most common symptoms. Once it has been confirmed that you have tapeworms, you can begin your treatment. Your doctor may prescribe some medical treatment, however, one can successfully get rid of tapeworms naturally. Pumpkin is nature’s medication for eradicating tapeworms. Pumpkin seeds are effective because they contain an amino acid, cucurbitacin. This amino eradicates tapeworms by interfering with its reproductive cycle and by directly affecting the worm itself. Fresh carrots and beet root can do the work as well. It cleans up the liver and regenerates the gut. Pineapples and papaya are effective in getting rid of tapeworms as well.