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    KikiH
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    Are there any males with Candida that can report a tingle or itch at the tip of the penis constantly without any visible rash? My son has had this for a year. Sometimes it turns into a constant urge to pee but not always. I had suspected that this was an allergy or auto immune issue (for which he tested positive) but even after eliminating many foods including gluten this still exists. All urological disorders have been ruled out.

    He had a positive IGg response to yeast and I’m starting to realize rashes on his ankles, itchiness in the corners of his mouth and increased penis itchiness seems to correlate with increased sugare (ie the past holidays and birthday Dec-Jan). I was told this could be Candida causing the penis irritation but there has never an external rash in that area.

    It is relieved by him pinching the tip of the penis.

    Any experience with this?

    Thanks so much. Desperately want to help my little guy. And although I prefer a natural approach to everything, I am considering an anti-fungal medicine of some sort. Diflucan was recommended.

    #114875

    raster
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    Sounds like he has it…has he ever taken antibiotics?

    -raster

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    KikiH
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    He’s only ever had one dose when he was about 1.5 years old. I wonder if he was born with it. Cradle cap, baby acne, skin rashes – mostly face, gassy tummy, TERRIBLE sleeper. It was a rough first few years. I thought it was food allergy and avoided allergenic foods. Was doing pretty good until last year. In late january he got the most horrible mouth ulcers inside his cheeks that lasted 6 weeks. At the same time the penis irritation started. It was worse during that time.

    I’ve worked with a Naturopath, convential pediatrician, urologist and internal medicine doctor because of this issue. His blood reported High Eosinophils (16) and crazy high IgE. Tests with the internal med doctors revealed a positive ANA but it was right at the starting point for positive. She said in the absence of other symptoms to do nothing and that possibly its a virus of some sort that the body is dealing with. Anyone else have these type of tests done that have similar results because of Candida?

    He has a very clean diet, probiotics, etc. etc. I try to keep sugar at a minimum but he is 6 year old so he does have fruit daily.

    #114881

    impossible
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    You said what I was thinking, it sounds like he is carrying some sort of virus, most likely hhv. Have you had a viral panel ran yet? Immune suppressing virus’s create the perfect immune conditions for a fungal overgrowth also.

    It might be worth it to check out the methylation symptoms/conditions page too. Theres a link to it in one of the stickied pages. Alot of toddlers/children with those types of issues have problems in that area of the physiology.

    #114891

    KikiH
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    What is hhv? They did check for hsv-1 but not hsv-2. I have just recently learned that I have hsv-2 and have had it for quite sometime and have not known it. I’m thinking I should have him tested. My husband does not have it so it must have been prior to my marriage 8 years ago. My son has never had any cold sores or anything else resembling herpes. Oddly enough though, I just had this checked during my annual because during the time my son was getting over the mouth ulcers was the first time I had any sign of something. I had a small out break on the side of my tailbone. I first thought it was somehow caused by the bacteria in his mouth because he scratched my that area while pulling on my jammies. It was so strange but I wasn’t sure what to think of it. Also during his issue last year he had pinworms and I thought maybe that was somehow related. So many variable that it’s hard to pinpoint.

    #114892

    KikiH
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    I just looked up hhv. My son had Roseola about a month before the ulcers and penis started. This is very troubling. What should I do?

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    raster
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    Well, the pinworms might indicate parasites and its quite common to have them in general. All humans have parasites, we just have them at different levels.

    Did your son have any skin problems before the antibiotic use?

    If you want a good probiotic, i recommend trying hmf neuro which is the only probiotic on the market with human micro flora. This likely will greatly benefit him in general. I would continue to keep his diet strict. I would try out a gentle antifungal such as coconut oil, or sf722, various acids, etc.

    The skin conditions may relate to liver health directly because if your liver is clogged up, then you’ll detox via a different method. This includes the hair and the lungs. Some people who have these conditions have both skin problems and asthma and it goes back and forth between the two.

    The candida on the penis may indicate yeast inside the kidneys and this has to be cleaned out with special remedies.

    From my experience, if you address the liver, then the detoxing will improve and so will the symptoms.

    What was wrong with the naturopath? Are you interested in any others? I’ve sent 4-5 other people on the forum to one here in portland if you’re interested in another one.

    Stomach acid problems also can relate to skin problems:
    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst6027_Hydro-chloric-Acid-and-Health–written-by-Dr–McCoombs.aspx

    Everyone you need to do with a child must be done very carefully and well thought out. A lot of people dive head on into the diet and treatment without a good plan.

    -raster

    #114901

    KikiH
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    raster;53415 wrote: Well, the pinworms might indicate parasites and its quite common to have them in general. All humans have parasites, we just have them at different levels.

    Did your son have any skin problems before the antibiotic use?

    If you want a good probiotic, i recommend trying hmf neuro which is the only probiotic on the market with human micro flora. This likely will greatly benefit him in general. I would continue to keep his diet strict. I would try out a gentle antifungal such as coconut oil, or sf722, various acids, etc.

    The skin conditions may relate to liver health directly because if your liver is clogged up, then you’ll detox via a different method. This includes the hair and the lungs. Some people who have these conditions have both skin problems and asthma and it goes back and forth between the two.

    The candida on the penis may indicate yeast inside the kidneys and this has to be cleaned out with special remedies.

    From my experience, if you address the liver, then the detoxing will improve and so will the symptoms.

    What was wrong with the naturopath? Are you interested in any others? I’ve sent 4-5 other people on the forum to one here in portland if you’re interested in another one.

    Stomach acid problems also can relate to skin problems:
    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst6027_Hydro-chloric-Acid-and-Health–written-by-Dr–McCoombs.aspx

    Everyone you need to do with a child must be done very carefully and well thought out. A lot of people dive head on into the diet and treatment without a good plan.

    -raster

    Raster, We’ve had 2 stool tests with the ND and a blood test with the Infectious Disease doctor and no parasites were found just various overgrowth of some bacteria w/ the stool tests. Candida was not found just a lower amount of yeast. However on an IgG test with the ND, he reacted highly to bakers yeast and brewers yeast so from that time forward I removed most of the gluten free carbohydrates (with the exception of a rice/quinoa pasta w/o corn) and almost all refined sugars (except for recently with holiday and birthday).

    Since starting him on solids at age 1 we’ve been avoiding these foods after testing them with him and subsequent allergy testing: Dairy, Egg, Soy, Peanut and Tree Nut and green peas. Since May of last year we removed all Gluten. Couple months later we removed all Corn products and for the past 4 months or so we’ve been following a more Paleo diet with the exception of the GF rice/quinoa pasta.

    He has primarily had an organic diet since birth. No processed foods with artificial ingredients and colors (what people like to call kid food). I also breast fed for two years and no vaccines.

    In a response to “impossible” i talked about finding out recently the i have hsv-2 and that my son has Roseola a month before this whole thing started. I’m going to look into getting a virus plan (not sure who would provide that) as he suggested. I’m not sure about staying with the Naturopath i’m working with. I’m not feeling like there is a real plan to work with this so i’m open to meeting with someone else. Would be nice to have a referral to someone local.

    Also the probiotic he’s on is by Organic3 and then also a boulardi by NAC. Organic3 removed acidopholis because of a concern of acidosis in sensitive individuals. They cater to the autisitic community and those following a GAPS diet, etc.

    I use coconut oil for for cooking but I assume there would be an effective dose as an antifungal. would he just swallow the oil or can it be give via food?

    I completely agree with doing everything very carefully. The human body is so complex! I don’t want to create any other issues. I’m not a fan of prescription meds and am very hesitant of giving him Diflucan. However, in a brief chat with Dr. Wendy Myers (ever heard of her?)here in Austin she said if the liver was in good shape she would probably give him Diflucan. She was a book signing (not hers) and I just chatted with her for a moment. She is a Functional Medicine Doctor and is making a name for herself, although some reviews of her are not very good.

    One last thing, sorry for the rant, last year he was given Neuro Biologix Neuro-Immune Stabilizer topical cream (active ingredients 5-MTHF,hydroxycobalamin, methylcobalamin, pyridoxal 5′-phosphate, natural vit D3). Would this be feeding the Candida? At the time it was assumed the mouth ulcers were a result of a B12 deficiency due to a malabsorption of nutrients due to leaky gut.

    Thanks again!!!!!!

    #114905

    Floggi
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    No vaccinations yet, at age six???

    That means you must ensure your poor son always stays within areas where the majority of children does get their vaccinations. That’s the only way to protect him from some very nasty infections. You’re then relying on the group immunity of the majority of the population.

    As soon as too many parents decide to not protect their children, group immunity will break down, and most unprotected children will acquire diseases. Depending on the disease, a number of them will die.

    #114906

    KikiH
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    Floggi;53426 wrote:
    No vaccinations yet, at age six???

    That means you must ensure your poor son always stays within areas where the majority of children does get their vaccinations. That’s the only way to protect him from some very nasty infections. You’re then relying on the group immunity of the majority of the population.

    As soon as too many parents decide to not protect their children, group immunity will break down, and most unprotected children will acquire diseases. Depending on the disease, a number of them will die.

    Floggi, My post is not a question regarding whether or not I should vaccinate. I am fully aware of the risks of vaccinating and not vaccinating. If you have any helpful information regarding my question it is welcomed. As a side note, my son has a positive ANA and there are several vaccines that should not be given to a child with auto-immune disorder. However, this discussion is not related to my post and issues at hand.

    #114907

    Floggi
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    I do not know, of course, if you do have good reasons to forego vaccination.

    The sound of this particular remark in your posting did startle me, however. Probably due to the casual tone. That’s why I felt obliged to point out the inherent risks. If not for you, then for others who might be reading this thread.

    By the way, for many vaccinations, there exist alternate forms that are designed for children who don’t tolerate the normal forms. (Just wanted to make this explicit, even though you probably are already aware of these alternate formulas.)

    #114929

    impossible
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    Look up floggis post history and decide for yourself why he makes it such a point to bring up and push vaccination.

    Alot of people with chronic immune/infection related health problems if probed report symptoms of viral activity at the start of it. There are actually alot of antiviral therapies. If an active immune suppressing virus present, treating it is a crucial part of cleaning the body of chronic infections. A GOOD functional doc is a great place to start. Looking for and correcting possible physiological causes can possibly reap great rewards too. I wouldnt hesitate for a second spending the $100 on a 23andme test and run the raw data through geneticgenie for the methylation data if my son had the same problems as yours. Yours has alot of the symptoms/problems that are typical with children with methylation or related problems that the panel, as well as others that can be derived from the raw data, can reveal. Other tests such as the nutreval are really good at exposing problems too. A good doctor will be familiar with all of those.

    http://www.centerforhealthandhealing.org/ (if thats austin tx you’re refering too)

    If they are familiar with the immunology involved in what I am talking about and know how to look for and treat active infections in an immune suppressed type environment (i suspect they would) then they would be a good fit. A good CFS specialist would be a good fit too, possibly the best actually.

    Expect floggi to blast this because they treat autism biomedically.

    #114930

    KikiH
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    impossible;53450 wrote: Look up floggis post history and decide for yourself why he makes it such a point to bring up and push vaccination.

    Alot of people with chronic immune/infection related health problems if probed report symptoms of viral activity at the start of it. There are actually alot of antiviral therapies. If an active immune suppressing virus present, treating it is a crucial part of cleaning the body of chronic infections. A GOOD functional doc is a great place to start. Looking for and correcting possible physiological causes can possibly reap great rewards too. I wouldnt hesitate for a second spending the $100 on a 23andme test and run the raw data through geneticgenie for the methylation data if my son had the same problems as yours. Yours has alot of the symptoms/problems that are typical with children with methylation or related problems that the panel, as well as others that can be derived from the raw data, can reveal. Other tests such as the nutreval are really good at exposing problems too. A good doctor will be familiar with all of those.

    http://www.centerforhealthandhealing.org/ (if thats austin tx you’re refering too)

    If they are familiar with the immunology involved in what I am talking about and know how to look for and treat active infections in an immune suppressed type environment (i suspect they would) then they would be a good fit. A good CFS specialist would be a good fit too, possibly the best actually.

    Expect floggi to blast this because they treat autism biomedically.

    Thanks! I’ve actually looked at that group of doctors a couple of times online. Did you just Google them or did they come up as a reference somewhere? What is a CFS specialist? At this point a $100 is nothing! $700 in urologist visits for nothing! I will mention those tests to the next doctor I meet with (quite possibly that group)

    Ya, I took a look at the post about mercury and vaccines and read some of the comments and could see he was all over it. I’m used to the haters… Ain’t nobody got time for that!! I have a son who needs healing, I’m done arguing with people about vaccines. I thank God we didn’t vaccinate him because guess what?… He has a positive ANA and they would have never known it because they don’t screen babies for issues before they inject them. Vaccines are not a one size fits all answer. That’s all I’m going to say about that!

    #114932

    impossible
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    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Good ones know how to systematically root out and treat these types of bugs and find physiological reasons for their existance and also offer support to the body so that it can handle these problems on its own. It really is an art form. Theres only a handful of really really good ones. You might not need all of that, and someone with pediatric experience with these or similiar conditions (cfs docs usually dont have much, that im aware of anyways) is a plus too because there are usually specific reasons to have such large problems in such a young person. Traditional allopathic medicine doesnt offer jack $&!% when it comes to resolving problems like this. Typically antibiotics and some symptom managment at best. They’re training doesnt even teach them to recognize the actual problems or how to effectively find them.

    #114933

    impossible
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    Fyi, you order the 23andme test yourself. Its an at home spit test. Make sure if you help him you dont contaminate the vial with your dna, if you do the test.

    https://www.23andme.com/

    http://geneticgenie.org/

    http://www.mthfrsupport.com/

    One of my write ups on methylation:

    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst9468_The-methylation-cycle-simply-explained.aspx

    Read up on HHV 4,5 & 6. They are common and their implications in chronic disease are just beginning to be discovered, they are no joke if you are susceptible. Alot of people with active infections will actually stop having the viral symptoms, thats usually when things like allergies and sensitivities, other infections, and other complications like neuro or muscular symptoms really start up or get bad. It has to do with how they suppress part of the immune system while upregulating another part of it.

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