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Candida Question #57 Should I Visit A Doctor Or Take OTC Medication For Yeast Infection?

That’s a good question. That really depends on how chronic or severe your condition is and whether you’ve had it before, if it’s recurring, if it’s acute, there are many considerations here. If it’s acute and you haven’t really had it before, you can try some home remedies or some over-the-counter treatments. If it’s chronic and recurring, you’re best to get checked out and make sure that you get a resolution of this problem before it gets out of hand. You don’t want to have a chronic condition recurring, try home treatment, and just drive it further into the body.

I’ve seen many women with acute thrush issues, home treat, go to the doctor, get chronic treatment, then go back and home treat and end up with conditions like endometriosis, which I find quite often linked up with chronic recurring thrush.

So you can treat at home, but if there’s no resolution, you need to get checked out and a proper diagnosis before you can consider proper treatment. Once you know what you’re dealing with, then you can treat them more adequately or work out whether you want to have conventional medical treatment or natural treatment.

Naturally, I’m going to recommend natural treatment. And in my book, Candida Crusher, in Chapter 5, you can read all about this. There are many solutions and I’ve helped many thousands of women with vaginal infections overcome this problem with natural treatment. If that’s the avenue you wish to explore, then I applaud you for taking that step because you can get a good result with natural treatment without having to resort to pharmaceutical drugs and many women have.

So the choice is yours. Don’t let people push you into making decisions that you may later regret. Pharmaceutical drugs do work, but they work at a big price; a lot of side effects and suppression of symptoms and ultimately no cure. So it’s your call. You think about it.

Candida Question #48 How Long It Takes For Fluconazole To Work?

Good day, Erick Bakker here, naturopath, author of Candida Crusher with another frequently asked question. This one regards a pharmaceutical drug of fluconazole, an anti-fungal drug that many people are familiar with.

The way for me to answer that question would be to ask you, have you taken it before? What results did you get with it before? What’s the shape of your body? What dosage are you taking? What’s the health of your digestive system when you take it? How bad is your yeast infection?

There are many variables here. But fluconazole doesn’t take that long to work. It can work very quickly, a matter of days. My concern with fluconazole is your body soon gets used to this drug and when the fungus comes back, it will come back stronger and mutate requiring longer fluconazole usage, high dosages of fluconazole, and some of my patients take this drug once a week for years on end; a ridiculous thing to do.

If something works and then stops working, you should stop taking it. You don’t keep taking higher and higher dosages. Fluconazole has a big effect on the body in general. It can create nausea and liver toxicity and multiple side effects. It’s not something I recommend that you take. There are many strong natural things that you can take which counter yeast infections.

I’d like you to have a look in my book, Candida Crusher, Chapter 7, particularly Section 4 of that book where I explain about the special foods and also the special dietary supplements which are going to counter your yeast infection much more effectively than fluconazole without side effects but also without the resistance that the yeast will build toward these things.