I had cholestasis during pregnancy resulting in an induced vaginal delivery in October 2019. Since November I have had a severe candidiasis in my nipples which expanded into vaginal candida last month. For candida in my nipples I have been treated and my baby with topical creams: gentian violet, Nistatine, Pimafucin and Imacort (just for me). I took all of those creams, but they did not work very well. I was fully breastfeeding until 2 weeks ago then I decided to stop since the candida is causing me depression and fatigue. I have seen a dermatologist since some parts of my body (skin) was itching and she gave me some topical creams as well. I have visited a psychiatrist for sleeping disorders and anxiety, I take Trittico AC 150 (Trazodone) and Neurol 0,25 mg, respectively. I took Dostinex 0,5 mg to stop my milk production.
Regarding the treatment for vaginal Candidiasis, the pills Klion D100 did not work. Now taking Fluconazol 100 mg during 14 days. I would like to see some specialist as I consider my case a cronic Candidiasis perhaps a Gastroenterologist since this problem is more serious than it looks like.
Hellou, dear Mrs. Helga.
Candida albicans is a yeast that is normally ubiquitous and harmless in our body,
however, if there is an imbalance in the internal flora of the organism, the candida will multiply and cause infection - candidiasis. People with reduced immunity, allergies or ongoing viral disease are more likely to develop candidiasis. Yeasts live throughout our bodies, so candidiasis can take place in multiple places at the same time, and it is very difficult to get rid of it after the outbreak. Candidosis can break out anywhere in our body and can have many accompanying symptoms. It can cause headaches, allergies, chronic inflammation, depression, moodiness, or fatigue. Candidosis affecting the digestive system is manifested by flatulence, need for belching, alternation of constipation and diarrhea, and a general feeling of nausea. In the mouth we can observe aphtha and the tongue is as if coated with white coating. There may also be an odor from the gastrointestinal tract. I don't think that digestive tract is your case. Systemic candidiasis occurs especially in people with a weakened immune system - often suffering from AIDS - or also in cases where a trivial superficial yeast infection has not been treated or treated. Candidosis is treated by administering antifungals and changing the diet - it is necessary to exclude sugars and white flour. Mostly, medications are also used to increase general immunity, which should serve as a certain prevention against recurrence of the disease.
I recommend a comprehensive examination by a GP or immunological examination.
Upon your request I pass the question to the specialist in gastroenterology.
Please wait for his answer. Good luck.
Dear Helga, my colleague has already written perfect answer to which I have almost nothing to add. I do not think you are suffering from the candidosis, but of course you should get checked. Before going to a specialist, you can ask ypur GP to take the swab from your rectum amd mouth, the same at the gynecologist, where it will be vaginal swab. It is important to treat the infection based on the results of sensitivity to antimycotic drugs. Is is possible, your type is resistant to the antifunal therapy you have tried and it needs to be chanched and continued for sufficient time. Meanwhile you should avoid all sugery food and drinks including fruit, juices, honey, sweets, white flour products and everything with yeast such as pizza, bread, rolls, beer. Instead eat lots of fermented products, vegetables, cereals, try probiotics, you might benefit from Wobenzym as well. From homeopatic remedies you may try Guna Micox, for which you would need a prescription, there are some pharmacies which will get it for you (Arnika in Dejvice Prague 6 for example). You will also need to exclude you do not suffer from diabtes, which is a job for your GP. We will ask our nurses to get in touch with you shortly and help you make an appointment at gastroenterologist and immunologist/allergologist as well. Wish you get better soon. Best regards Sona Bouskova M.D.