How Do I Know If I Have A Yeast Infection Or A Bacterial Infection
Here's a good question, an intelligent question.I like intelligent questions because they require me to really think about giving quitea reasonably good reply. This question comes from a lady in Australia. How do I know ifI have a yeast infection or a bacterial infection? What is the difference? How can I tell how?How can the tell? It's a tough one. It really catches peopleout and, in fact, it's something I struggled with, too. To be quite honest, I don't carewhat kind of infection you've got. All I care about is trying to find out what caused theproblem and how I can fix it, how I can remedy the problem.
The two key things that you look at with peoplewhen they come to you presenting with problems are the signs and symptoms. I may have spokento you about this before. Symptoms are very important to me. Symptoms are subjective;these are what the patients tell you. You can't measure them. You can't quantify them.You can't see them. You can only go by what the person is telling you, what they're experiencing,what they're feeling; whereas, signs are something we can see with our eyes. We can test. We can see cuts. We can see wounds,for example. We can see hair loss. We can see skin rashes. These are signs. Also testscan pick up things, but sometimes these things
don't match; the signs and symptoms don'tmatch. And with infections, it's very difficult to try to piece the signs and symptoms togetherbecause both of them can create a similar outcome. Bacterial infections can create feversin the body or temperatures that can create tiredness; all sorts of problems can occur,so there's no clearcut way really of finding out. Some people will argue with me that thereis, but in the end, it's not really important. The important thing is basically to find outwhat got the person in this mess, help them overcome it, and prevent them from gettinginto this mess again.
So a couple of telltale signs that will determinethe Candida infection will be the sugar craving. The craving for sugar is the blood sugar drops,particularly around meal times, they'll have some food, they'll go down really quick, they'lldevelop gut problems quickly, many of them after meals. These are things. So look atthe symptoms that are characteristic of Candida infection, which can point you in the directionof that person having Candida, the itching, the bloating, gas, craving for sugar, thevaginal infection, the jock itch, the toenail fungus, itchy anywhere on the body. It's lesslikely that the person's going to have itching in and around their body if it's a bacterialinfection, but it is possible.
But in the end what you're going to find isthat most people with a Candida infection will have a bacterial infection anyway, especiallyin their digestive system. There will be parasites and bacteria and yeast infection there. Allof that needs treatment. Then it becomes less important to worry about what the person'sgot. After doing many, many thousands of stooltests, I can tell you that nearly every patient I see with a Candida infection, we can cultureit and we can see it through a microscopy that that person will also have various kindof dysbiosis or SIBO, small intestinal bowel overgrowth. They'll have bacteria there. Probablyin about 15 or 20 percent of cases, there
will be parasites like Blastocystis, Dientamoebafragilis; they'll be present there as well as the bad bacteria. And the other thing that you probably haven'teven thought about is what about the good bacteria? Because people with bacterial infectionsmay have not a bacterial infection, they may just have a lack of beneficial bacteria. Andin that case, the bacteria that are generally okay like ecoli may become pathogenic orturn into criminals or quot;militantsquot; as we call them today. Guys with their guns running aroundshooting. We may get that scenario as well. As you can see, there's a lot more at stakehere than just determining whether they've
Male Yeast Infection Need internal And External Treatment
First of all, I'd like to thank the many menwho have purchased my book, Candida Crusher, in the past 12 months. This has shown manymen also suffer from yeast infections that are interested in looking at a resolutionand also clearly shows me that yeast infection is not a women's problem like many practitionersunfortunately think it is. Many men suffer from yeast infection of theprivate areas of the inner thigh, of the scrotum or in the rectal area, and also around thepenis, the glans penis. All those areas can drive a guy crazy when they become infectedwith Candida Albicans. I've seen many hundreds of men come to mecomplaining of these symptoms. Some of them
have got mild problems and, in fact, somepatients are pretty desperate and even suicidal because they've been sent from one to another and given some vaginal cream or some stupid treatment, which generallydon't resolve anything at all. If you're a guy watching this now and havegot a men's yeast infection, I can help you. I've helped many men, so you'll find a lotmore in Chapter 4 in my book on some quick solutions and also yeastinfection hasgot some good ideas on it. So what are you going to do if you've gota yeast infection and you're a guy? You just going to use Vagisil or something like that?Don't laugh, but this is something that many
men have told me that's been recommended tothem by their general practitioner. It's quite a stupid treatment. Yeast infection requires internal treatmentas well as external treatment. It's very important you tackle this area on a couple of differentfronts if you want to get a good resolution. Internal treatment, I mean you need to cutout alcohol for some time. So if you're a guy watching this now and you've got a yeastinfection of the penis or the rectal area driving you crazy, it's itchy, and you'redrinking beer or wine or spirits and you think you can cure it with some cream, well, you'rewasting your time. You need to make some changes.
You really need to make some changes to yourdiet and lifestyle long term to stop feeding this yeast infection, to reduce the food supply. It's very important that you consider thispoint that 'm making here. I've seen all too many people who just consider it an externalproblem that needs a cream. So you can read more of my writings on ericbakker as wellregarding diet and lifestyle. You need to need make changes. So what kind of changesdo you need to make? What I think is one of the better diet approachesfor the guy is the MEVY diet, so meat, eggs, vegetables, and yogurt. So a kind of Paleoapproach is going to work well, but I don't
want you just eating a whole bunch of meat,barbeques and foods like that and ribs. You need to have plenty of vegetable matter aswell, green leafy vegetables. The fermented and cultured foods are important,too, to put good bacteria back into the body, so good quality yogurt and kefir is also good.Kefir is quite an important food to eat to put lots of beneficial bacteria there. Changeof pH of the gut. But probably by far the biggest one for males is cutting out alcoholfor some time. I'll tell you now, guys, if this problem is really driving you crazy,and you are really at your wit's end and want to get rid of this problem, you need to listenup. You need to make those changes because
treating this thing purely on the externalis a waste of time. Okay. It really is a waste of time. You can cure this thing completely.I had really bad jock itch in my 20s to the point where it drove me nuts. I was itchingand scratching the skin. It was bleeding. Having a shower or going swimming was justa nightmare. It was pain. It stopped me from wanting to have relationships. I got verydepressed over the whole thing, so if this is you right now, I've been where you are. You can cure this thing completely, right?But you need to make those changes for at least three to six months, and you need todo the external treatment. And you can read