According to what I read from Alletess Lab, less than 100 is normal. So, the test is negative.
There is only one more test I can advice. Candida Delayed Hypersensitivity on Skin. If this test is positive, I doubt he has a persistent yeast overgrowth that doesn’t respond to a systemic drug treatment, at least it be a very resistant yeast species such as candida krusei, glabrata, etc.
“I doubt he has a persistent yeast overgrowth that doesn’t respond to a systemic drug treatment, at least it be a very resistant yeast species such as candida krusei, glabrata, etc.” I’m not sure what you mean by this. Just to confirm, he has never been diagnosed as having any yeast issues and therefore has never been treated with drugs. However, because of other bacteria he was on a program of Grapefruit Seed Extract for about 3 months.
I didn’t know he hasn’t been treated for yeast overgrowth with a systemic drug. I thought he didn’t respond to a systemic antifungal drug.
A systemic antifungal drug is necessary when yeast go intracellular and deep inside the tissues. Topical treatments DON’T work when people experience an intracellular penile yeast infection. It must be an effective systemic antifungal drug to cure it.
When yeast go intracellular (very common after treated with topical creams) there isn’t swap or superficial test that can detect it. It must be a biopsy and microscopic analysis to detect the yeast cells. Can you imagine a penile biopsy ?? I won’t do it to my son. The best thing you can do is to ask for a treatment trial. You can explain to his Dr yeast are deep in the tissues and can not be detected with a swap collection. The fact that his Dr may not know about it doesn’t mean he may negate the treatment. The only solution for it is a systemic drug. He may respond to it perfectly and eliminate it. He needs a proper dosage according to his weight and age. Lowering the dosage doesn’t help. Proper and for long enough effective treatment.
The problem is at this point I don’t have anything clearly telling me he has an intracellular yeast problem or any yeast problem at all. He has not been treated with topical creams. We haven’t really had any treatment for yeast other than probiotics and Grapefruit Seed Extract (which was given for other bacteria and not yeast really). What I do know is that he is Homozygous for C677T (and everything that goes along with it), He tests positive for ANA 1:80titer, his body shows oxidative stress and has low Carbon Dioxide (17)so it is possible that the penis issue is related to any number of things.
Is it common to do a DHT in the absence of any yeast diagnosis or prior treatment at all? Will they think I’m nuts? Am I better off just trying the prebiotic to you mentioned? He recently did not tolerate MindLinx probiotic which the new doc prescribed. It gave him frequent stools, gas and itchy butt. I suspect it was the FOS in it. He’s never had that before and I believe it fed the bad bacteria; maybe yeast. He was on it for almost 4 weeks. The itchy butt started in about 4 days. We’ve been off it now for two weeks but still has itchy butt. This makes me think yeast but i don’t know for sure. Very confusing.
Without any visible penile symptom such as redness, inflammation, or burning, it is difficult to associate it to a yeast infection. Even the residual intracellular yeast infection cause visible symptoms. He may have a bacterial urethritis.
On the other hand, you can request the DHT to be sure he responds to candida antigen.
The Prebiotic is great since he has intestinal symptoms and records showing yeast in stool. I will do it. This is better than any pharmaceutical probiotic.