When Candida Becomes Resistant
It’s a shock when Candida becomes resistant to the usual treatment for it, whether that be the caneston cream or fluconazole or their brand equivalents for your country. It is such a common thing to have a bit of thrush after a course of antibiotics that you don’t even bother the doctor with it, you just go to the chemist. Within a few days the irritation is gone and you forget all about it. If it has always worked this way for you, you may even be suspicious about websites offering cures thinking they are a scam – because surely, all people need do is use the cream!
I know I thought that way until I got an infection that couldn’t be quickly cured, and then I was just confused – what do I do now? It was even more confusing when the doctor had no answer.
Those sites that I was initially suspicious of suddenly became important reading matter. But there is so much information and so many different remedies and it’s very confusing.
What to do if your Candida is probably Candidiasis
First – Get blood tests
So the first thing to be done – and which I did eventually – is to get blood work done and check for immune problems. Candida is a normal part of our body and only generally gets out of hand when the body’s natural defences are lowered for some reason.After my blood tests I discovered I was hypo thyroid . But people with other disorders, like diabetes, are also prone to resistant candida. So if you’ve already tried the usual treatments for thrush and failed to cure it – go see the doctor and ask if you need to get blood tests.
Second – Read up on Candida
You’re doing that already or you wouldn’t be reading this, but don’t stop at a simple explanation. On the top menu there is a link called Reference links. This is where I have collected the links to websites I found really useful, especially the health boards ( forums) where patients give support to other patients. I will also add more articles here as I find the time, but on the health boards you’ll find people who have the same type of problems as you which may not be true of me. You may be looking for a cure of oral thrush or candida and another disease – use the links to find the forums and then search there for more information.
Third – Try some suggested treatments and keep notes
You don’t have to write a book (or a website like me!) just, keep a diary and write down what you tried and whether it helped, how long you used it for and other symptoms that occurred.
If you are lucky you’ll cure candida within two months, if not generally you’ll manage to reduce the irritation and keep it manageable until you find your cure for it. Some people say this may take a year or more. The Candida diet is pretty strict but it does help and you may be required to restrict yourself to it for a few months before a cure will hold.
Start by removing all cane sugar from your diet and gradually reduce or refrain from eating the other food types as you can manage. Think of it as being good for you – either way!