I have been plagued with jock itch for years, and have used ointments, creams, prescription drugs.... all to no avail. The only relief has been in applying collodial silver to the affected areas, but it has not yet cleared me of my symptoms. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have noticed that abstention from dairy products seems to help. I am willing to do most anything to ease the embarrasement of this condition. Thank you!
jock itch comes from inside and you need to fight the bacteria.
get ACIDOPHILUS TABLETS from a health food shop, they should be strong 25 billion good bacteria or more.
they are kept in the fridge and that is where you store them.
take 4 or 5 tablets a day and your rash should clear in 3-4 days.then take 2 a day for a few weeks.later you can take 1 every second day to keep the rash away.
You said to use acidophilus tablets. Do you have the name of the brand you used and does the 25 billion or more good bacteria have to be acidophilus only or can it be 25 billion or more total probiotic blend? And do you have to use the maintenace amount for life?
Yes it will go away. First of all you need to understand that jock itch isn't an external condition. It's an internal condition. It's systemic. You have a toxic overload and the wastes and toxins are trying to come out through your skin. Clean up your diet. Do the liver cleanse and other cleanses you read about on Curezone. Your jock itch will be history.
First of ALL, always wash your whole body with a wash cloth. Little comes off with soap and the naked hand especially on the face, ears, underarms, back and privates. I am a female but I have suggested the use of Vagisil Cream to two males with nasty itch, redness and irritation and they claim it worked liked a charm. A couple of days use and has never been back. 6 years ago on one and two years ago on the other. Although I would strongly recommend natural remedy above all else, it is just as painful to watch a man constantly itch and readjust himself as it is to actually be doing the itching and readjusting.
I had jock itch for a very long time. I used
Every over the counter cream spray that was offered
I did not find success.
I have now found it that's why I am here
To finally come full circle to share this
Information with you.
How did I cure this nasty jock itch and began
Enjoying my life?
I was like everyone else surfing the web. Googling
Hundreds of house on the internet. Meanwhile itching
With embarrassment all the time.
I found a post that informed me of Yeast Overgrowth
In the body. The post led me to understanding that Yeast Overgrowth is from Sugar feeding bad bacteria in
The stomach. This leads to jock itch and other
Skin problems. I learned of kefir grains and how important
For us all to be drinking homemade kefir. This was the turning
I made the kefir which is good live bacteria
Subsequently I drank the kefir and applied some topically
To the jock itch. A miracle occurred the jock itch was
Gone after one week. It felt like overnight.
Kefir grains are basically free or a few dollars
And all a person really needs are the grains milk
And a container. God bless the simple yet complex
Things in life! I have kefir grains and store and use them to this
Days with many health benefits.
Jock itch and other vegetable parasites/fungi can be indicative of a system wide Candida Infection . One sure fire way to get rid of it is to use Nutiva organic virgin coconut oil. Take 4-6 tablespoons a day either by cooking with it or just eating it (it tastes incredible!). Then, each night apply a thin layer to the affected area. Put on a pair of boxers to keep the oil from rubbing off. Then, wash in the shower with ONLY DR Bronners soaps. They are organic and truly natural and will not strip the protective acid mantle from the skin. While still damp from the shower, massage a thin layer of coconut oil into the affected area and even over your entire body if you want. You will be amazed at the results.
Why coconut oil? This wonderful oil is made up of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that have remarkable healing qualitites, especially when used topically. These MCFAs, when broken down either by stomach acids, salivary enzymes or beneficial bacteria on the skin, are converted to free fatty acids that destroy harmful bacteria, parasites, fungi and even viruses. Any pathogen with a lipid coated cell wall has no chance against coconut oil. They simple dissolve and die as soon as they contact the free fatty acids.
Why Nutiva? It's the purest and best I've found. Spectrum is another good one as well as tropical treat? Can't remember the name exactly. Just get virgin, organic UNREFINED coconut oil. You may also want to consider using a good probiotic like Jarro-Dophilus to strengthen your immune system and kick out the Candida Infection .
Try that and keep us posted!
Thanksfor this post. I suffered from an extreme case of jock itch, covering my entire scrotum and base of pemis. For months I used every cream they sold in stores for jock itch. When that wouldn't work I visited an urgent care who gave me a clomitrazole cream and 1 Diflucan pill. Still nothing. Next went to another doctor and explained everything and guess what he gave me? ClomitrZole cream, which I had already explained didn't work! So I did research because at this point I had been trying to get rid of this for about 5 months. When I found this post and others similar to it( I was very skeptical) I decided to give it a try. So I started applying virgin coconut oil, which I mixed with a little bit of tea tree oil. I bought dr. Bronners soap, and only used it to wash with. Then I would swallow around 5 tbsp daily of the coconut oil. I also bought acidophilus tablets, taking 4-6 a day. I also bought pills that were garlic extract/oregano extract, as I read these would help kill the overgrown candida in the body. I still used some ClomitrZole cream, alternating between it and the coconut/tea tree oil mixture. Within 24 hours my condition noticeably improved. I continued this and my condition basically completely cleared up in a matter of days. Additionally I believe I cleared up the problem of systemic Candida Overgrowth I wasn't even aware I had. I now have much more energy, less craving for sugar, stomach discomfort went away, and just feel much better overall. I owe all of this to research and posts from here! I never gave much credit to all-natural or homeopathic remedies before, but after this myopinions are changing. Thank u
You certainly have Candida and if you are looking for a wonderful cream to help,then you should try Forever Living Aloe/Propolis creme. The products are wonderful from health and nutrition to personal care. If you would like to purchase the products at wholesale price then check me out in the market forum, under the heading Aloe Vera.
Jock itch rash is caused by lead in the Lymph system of the body. L- methionine, an amino acid will chelate it from the body and alleviate the rash. You need 2,000 mgs. Methionine
a day for 3 weeks, then 1,000 for 3 weeks and finally 500 for
2 weeks then you are finished and do not need anymore.
Not all brands are potent, therefore I'll mention a few I know are, Twin Labs, Solgar, & Country Life. I have no affiliation with these companies.
Alright, my story is long, I'll tell you first what works for me, in case you don't want to or don't have the time to read the whole thing. Then I'll list what I tried and what didn't work.
What works for me: COCONUT OIL APPLIED TOPICALLY (I use Organic Extra-Virgin , I'll tell you which brand if you want but it probably doesn't matter). I had a terrible case of jock itch for about three years, thinking it was herpes the whole time. Its a long story as to why I thought it was herpes so I'll skip it, but it might explain the other things I tried...all of which didn't work for any decent amount of time.
Basically: I had to apply the coconut oil multiple times daily (whenever I started itching again) in the beginning, because my case was so bad. The jock itch finally went away, but comes back in a mild form every so often...so I just apply more coconut oil whenever that happens. THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT HAS EVER WORKED FOR ME! Even the over the counter creams and sprays never did the trick, which is simply bizarre, in my opinion.
What I tried before finding coconut oil:
1) I would wake up every night itching like crazy, so I'd go to the bathroom and put some rubbing alcohol on some toilet paper and apply that, which would make the itching go away for the most or all of the night...IT OBVIOUSLY BURNS LIKE HELL, so I wouldn't recommend it!
2) Raw Garlic...orally; topically (olive oil and crushed garlic); and finally, cut up slices of raw garlic, placing the slices where it itched.
3) Liver Flushes/Cleansing/Vegetarianism (2.5 years vegetarian)/going Vegan, etc.
4) Valtrex (hahaha...I couldn't understand why my "herpes" wouldn't go away even with massive daily doses of 1000mg for months) - This obviously was useless and I would have never done it if my doctor had taken a closer look at my problem.
5) DSM and Hydrogen Peroxide (Topically): this was when I still thought it was herpes . Some people in the herpes forums and internet sites said this would work, but it did little, since this wasn't herpes!
6) Ozone therapy; Autohemotherapy (in Spain, which is where I found out that it was a micotic infection, not herpes.) I only had three sessions, and they were so expensive that I had to stop them (and they weren't working)...these were the doctors that actually told me it appeared to be jock itch.
7) OTC creams and sprays for jock itch: These worked for a little while, but they're nasty substances and didn't make the jock itch go away even after weeks of multiple daily applications.
8) Liquid dish soap, applied topically. (I read about that on curezone,
Okay, I probably tried more than what I listed, but this is all I can remember for now. Basically, COCONUT OIL applied topically is the only thing that has worked for me. If you can't find anything that works, DEFINITELY give coconut oil a try. Be persistant, applying more whenever you itch. Taking it orally doesn't hurt either, but orally alone didn't do the trick for me.
Shoot me an email if you'd like; I'd be happy to answer any questions that anyone might have! Feel free to pass this info along, as I didn't look for the "perfect" place to post this info...I just felt it was finally time I gave back to the curezone community.
It's bizarre to me too! If something as simple as coconut oil works, you would think they could make a cream that incorporatesthat or at least actually worked. I tried every cream they sell, combinations of creams, prescription creams (which were the same ingredients as otc creams anyway), and nothing worked. Once I added coconut oil to my list of remedies it immediately had an effect!
Hi all. It looks like a while since anyone has posted, but worth a try. I was wondering what type of coconut oil or what brand works best? Also how much to apply, rub it in or just spread it?
I have a similar issue and i too thought it might be herpes, but now i'm wondering. Machado, if you have the time, can you please tell me why you mistook it for herpes?
I have had a similar itching around the base of my penis for over 2 years now and have tried everything from anti fungals to anti yeast products. I seem to itch as i start to warm up but not when i sweat around the base of my penis, right left and just above.
I seem to get hours of relief when i shower or have a workout. The itching is always in the same area.
It might be some sort of deep (internal)fungus issue. You probably need to address it internally,topically and externally (clothing).
Neem soap and oregano oil is really good for fungal infections. Since it's in such a sensitive area, I'd get some neem soap (online, health food store or indian market) and use a grater to shave some in a small jar and add hot water to liquify and add a few drops of strong oregano oil. Wash the area with it, let the lather stay on as long as comfortable, if it stings a lot, that's the oregano oil. After shower, you can add the oregano oil topically diluted in some carrier oil. I'd do this twice a day.
Wash all your unmentionables in hot, hot water. If everything is white, add bleach in the wash. Wash again a second time with white vinegar, it'll neutralize the bleach.
You should probably wash your pj's and sheets the same way too. If you can't use bleach, use the hot water and vinegar wash too. You can also wash with hydrogen peroxide. I've never tried that, but I've used it several times to steam clean my carpet and it doesn't "bleach" it. It's great for carpets in removing pet stains and cleaning without a soap residue. The woman who told me about hydrogen peroxide for cleaning the carpet also uses it in the wash. Get some big bottles from the drug store.
Take internally some anti-fungal, anti-parasitic herbs/kits like paragone and candidagone. You may need to do it for a few months. Add to that, neem capsules. They can be taken internally. Neem is antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial.
Thanks for the tips. I will certainly try what you have suggested as I have pretty much tried everything pharmaceutical. I live in London, England and even bought some extra strong butenafine hydrochloride imported from America, a new ingredient in Lotormin Ultra I believe. Just doesn't help and at times makes it worse. The only thing that has helped is putting miconazole body powder down there, altough this gives me long relief, the itch really wins at the end of the day. This is definitely something fungal right?
This is such an irritating thing I have and it is really starting to affect the quality of my life. I find myself getting very irritable and snappy as I am constantly feeling the burn, itching, tingling sensation down there. I have noticed that it really kicks in when I am sitting down for long periods at work, by about 2 - 3pm, like clock-work, I get this burning prickly sensation above my penis in my pubic hair that becomes so uncomfortable that I have to get up and walk around.
If this is fungal, why would I feel a lot better after exercise, also why would I get the sensation only as I warm up and not when I am sweaty down there? I am due to get married soon, arranged type of marriage and I am petrified that I am going to pass something on to her. The doctors keep sending me a way with creams that cost me more and more money, but to no avail. I have also been prescribed Fluconazole tablets, but yet this mysterious problem persists. I am constantly trawling the internet looking for similar problems, but the forums always seem to end with no result. I have even tried changing my eating habits and probiotics.
If anyone else is male and has a similar issue, please get in touch.
I'm only guessing, but it sounds fungal. Get some LugolsIodine and and start on both. Can't hurt and might help. If it is fungal, you'll notice an improvement with the neem soap and oregano oil. That's what finally cleared up ringworm on my daughter's shoulder blade. We tried everything, but nothing worked until we used the neem and oregano oil. You might be re-infecting yourself, which is why I suggested washing everything in hot water with bleach.
Funny it doesn't itch when you're sweaty. I would think you would be.
Hope what I've suggested helps!!
PS. I totally feel for you! I've had more than a few yeast infections so I can totally appreciate the torturous agony of burning and itching "down there".
Humaworm sells anti-candida herbs as well as anti-parasitic herbs. I dunno if you'll have a problem getting in UK or not, but you could try cross-posting on the humaworm site.
But in the meantime, give the neem soap (it also comes in an oil you can try topically, but I have to warn you, it smells vile!) and oregano oil a shot. It worked quickly on my daughter and cleared the rash up in about a week after suffering through it for a couple of months using otc creams and gentian violet. I'm a believer in the power of neem and oregano oil for fungal stuff.
I did a lot of research on the subject of jock itch, ringworm and athlete's foot. My daughter had athlete's foot, which she gave her brother, he had ringworm on his back, and then on his groin, which is what is the famous jock itch.
These different problems are actually manifestations of one single agent: the tinea fungus. You can try pharmaceutical products, like Tinactin, and spend a lot of money. Or, understanding all of this is one and only one skin fungus, you can cure it for no money at all, quick and easy. The best cure: vinegar. I did use apple cider vinegar, 'cause I like natural stuff, in the hope of nurturing good flora on the skin, but cheap white vinegar, called "boot vinegar" in our snowy northern area, (as one of its main uses is removing calcium stains from winter boots), will just work as well.
Tinea is just a skin parasite, like any other, and it doesn't depend on your level of, say, health or personal correctness, if you catch it or not. You can get it from contact with infected people, or walking barefoot at the pool, for example, as the fungus will survive for a while in humid areas. Cats and dogs can be carriers too. There is a lot of cross-contamination between people and their animals.
Vinegar is very acidic, and this fungus cannot live in an acidic medium. To cure the problem forever, just use a cotton pad or ball soaked in vinegar. Just apply a little vinegar on the lesions, at least once a day, and let it dry without rinsing. You can do it morning and night, it's going to heal quicker. Use a new piece of cotton each time, of course. On my 6-7 years old son's groin, he couldn't do it himself, so I used a spray bottle, to not touch him in that area. He was pretty sensitive, his skin was probably creviced, so I cut the vinegar half and half with water to ease the sting.
Do that everyday, and it will disappear from your life, within 10 days to 3 weeks. Garanteed.
Of course, we change all our clothes everyday. I was careful to use a disinfecting agent in the socks and underwear washes (just regular chlorine or oxygen bleach).
I also discovered that heels that crack till bleeding, that no amount of lotion will soften, are also often infected by the tinea fungus. I sprayed my feet all over with vinegar and let it dry. It worked! That painful problem had plagued me for long, and and I can now say I have been free from it since more than 2 years.
Here are 2 more products you can use to help you get rid of that fungus: Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca Australiensis), and Neem oil. Just apply one or the other to the affected areas after the vinegar treatment. Tea Tree oil is well known. Neem oil is from India, a very powerful antifungal and anti-parasite. You can find it in many Indian grocery stores, or on the Web. A 3-4 oz bottle is 5-6$ max. Don't get ripped! ;-)
I have a friend who has had fungus in his toenails for years. He got a shallow covered dish to keep the vinegar in, filled it with apple cider vinegar, soaked his whole feet in it for 20 minutes every night, let them dry without rinsing off the vinegar, etc. I thought it would take 2-3 months for him to see an improvement, as the fungus attacks the nailbed, and nails need a couple of months to grow back. Well, after only a few days, he told me he was already feeling much better: the fungus had been causing inflammation in his toes so they were swelling up, and that was already receding. I told him to massage his toenails with Neem oil after each treatment, making it penetrate in every little corner and crevice, trying to get it under the nail and to the nail bed, that this would amplify the effects of the treatment. I hope he gets himself some Neem oil, but he already sees a vast improvement with just vinegar.
I have another friend who is a podiatrist. She knows about these traditional uses of vinegar. She couldn't use it when she was working with doctors at a medical clinic, but now that she has her own clinic, she does use it instead of other medications in cases of nail fungus.
About domestic animals: if there is jock itch, ringworm, or athlete's foot in your home, you also have to treat ringworm lesions on cats or dogs. People often are infected by their animals, and the opposite is also true. For small lesions, just wet the affected area with vinegar, massage it into the hair down to the skin, and let it dry. Try to repeat regularly and soon everything will be gone. If your animal has more than one lesion, it would be advisable to treat him all over. One cure often used by cat breeders is lime sulfur. The animal or the botanical variety work just as well, but the botanical variety is less expensive. (Is this a case of inflation due to the name tag?) The animal variety is easily found on the Internet or at farm supply stores. The botanical variety is found at every hardware store or garden center. For all that matters, sulfur is a known fungicide. To use it, you just spray the animal all over with a dilution of the stuff and rub it in the hair down to the skin, not forgetting the belly, around the ears and face, the rear end, and between toenails. (Very important: animals scratch itchy areas, so toenails can be infected, and the area between the toes too). Dilution should be between 1:16 to 1:32 with water. Again, let dry without rinsing. I think it is easier than wetting a whole cat or dog with vinegar! Most of all, with vinegar, you would absolutely need to avoid the eye and nose areas, as well as the ears and other orifices, as it would be highly irritant. Lime sulfur is much less irritant. Some cat breeders just make a bath of lime sulfur in which they dip the animal; however, in my opinion, it is easier to spray and rub than dip and rub, as you need to get the product down to the skin. And you need less of it.
Last but not least, vinegar will rid you of warts, much better than expensive medications or painful nitrogen burning. Just soak a piece of cotton in vinegar, put it on the wart for at least 20 minutes, let dry without rinsing. Do that every day and Missy Wart will soon be gone. My daughter had a wart under her big toe. No medication from the drug store worked. We had it burned many times with nitrogen at a medical clinic. The next week, the nurse would scrape it with a scalpel. It was painful, we had to wait a lot, and the wart kept on growing back inwards, the thick skin under the toe covering and enclosing it. After so many complaints from my daughter, I researched alternative wart cures, and this was actually our first encounter with the healing properties of apple cider vinegar. I just soaked a cotton pad in apple cider vinegar, put it on the wart area, covered it in plastic film, secured everything with scotch tape so the whole thing wouldn't slip off her toe, put a sock on that foot and left it like that for the night. Repeated the treatment for 10 days, after which no more wart, no more pain. What a relief, after months and months of hassle and unsuccessful, painful, expensive treatments.
Since then, we saw warts cured on many people thanks to this simple recipe.
So simple and easy: I guess the wart virus, just like the tinea fungus, doesn't like acidic mediums. It's logical, too: vinegar has been used for many centuries to preserve food, precisely because most life forms cannot survive in such an acidic medium. Soaking a fungal lesion or a wart in vinegar, we are actually pickling it, killing the microorganisms generating it. That's the beauty of this long proven, simple, traditional folk medicine recipe.
Please let me know if you try it, I'd be really glad to get your feedback.
Good luck to you! :-)
Anyone looking to these cures should definitely look up their side effects e.g. by searching for Neem side effects WebMD. For example Neem may cause fertility problems in men, Lavendar oil might cause breast growth in boys, Tea tree oil may cause muscle tremors (and this is when using these products topically ie on the skin). Also bear in mind that the skin is not an impervious barrier and topically applied products can go straight into the blood stream, where they are MORE toxic than orally ingested products (because they don't get broken down by the digestive system). Look up 'Oil enter skin' and 'skin absorption'.
Also, Vagicil's only active ingredients are topical pain killers (search for 'Vagicil ingredients)
Update: what's working for me is Coconut oil - get one of the organic ones, Tesco sells one I think. It's like a white butter that melts in the hand. The effects last for a few hours. As soon as it starts itching again put more on. Half an hour after putting some on you'll get itching as it starts to work, then it dies away, then when it stops working the itching starts again. I keep a small jar beside the bed so that I can put a bit on if I wake up. One jar lasts for ages. I also ended up with a little bit of the same rash on my back where I sweat a lot when exercising.
Winter - two duvets and underwear, it's easy for the genitals to get very hot and the itching starts again pretty quickly. My solution was to ditch the underwear just to keep the temperature down.
I also tried vinegar - peeled off a layer of skin after going all scabby, no long-term benefits. Lemon juice - again, a scabby layer of skin that peeled off but actually made it worse, my theory being that the lemon juice contained sugars that the fungus thrived on. Milk of Magnesia - did nothing. Garlic - very painful, skin peeled off, no long-term benefits. Tea-tree oil - same as garlic, skin peeled, no benefits but there are dangerous possible side effects including hormonal dysfunction and poor coordination. Over the counter Daktarin containing miconazole (any ingredient ending in 'Azole' is likely to combat the two main types of fungus causing the problem) - very very slowly cleared it up but I wasn't keen on the chemicals in it getting through the thin skin of my scrotum and it was getting pretty expensive.
I can highly recommend this website. It's by Linda Allen a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Health Consultant.
There is an excellent ebook available, which has some interesting ideas on fighting yeast infections, such as Jock Itch.
I had it too for quite some time. I tried a lot of different powders, sprays, pills that helped until I stopped taking them and it kept coming back. I travel a lot and I am in and out of hotel showers and it's easy to pick up athlete's foot. Same fungus. Had mildew smell to towels and clothing and my research said that the fungus can survive washings. I had bought a new front load washer. Drained the water left over after washing after about 4 months of not doing it and the smell was awful and water black. Decided that maybe the fungus WAS surviving washes and decided to try and locate something to kill the fungus in the laundry and the washer. Found a product called Odoban. Comes in three scents. Lavender, citrus and eucalyptus. You can buy at Sam's club (eucalyptus) and Home Depot (citrus and lavender) I recommend the lavender but have not tried citrus. We washed everything (started with all of my underwear) as usual then added Odoban to the clothing during the rinse cycle. You must use it every load but the jock itch went away, the laundry smells clean again and I am very happy. Drained the washer several times since then and it smells like Odoban. No more disgusting smell. Many people complain about the odor from front loading washers. THIS FIXES IT. If you want to be rid of the problem once and for all, THIS IS HOW TO DO IT UNLESS YOU HAVE AN UNDERLYING MEDICAL ISSUE. THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT WORKED. I know how frustrated you are. I was there. I only signed up to post this and help someone because I know how hard I worked to figure it out.
I get a bad case every 2-3 years in summer.
Wash with Dr Bronners teatree oil soap... blow dry... lots of powder to keep dry day & night... no underwear.
I tried every OTC product... none worked.
One year dermatologist prescribed Econazole... worked in 1-2 weeks... so next time i bought on ebay from china for $11... worked again
Here's the two biggest errors people do that allow candida growth:
1) Use soaps that specifically aren't "PH balanced" or acidic, so that they are alkaline which robs your skin of its natural acidity for 4 hours. And some people bath twice a day.
2) Due to typical errors from the false medical profession people avoid putting salt on their food. Salt is highly anti-fungal and antibacterial. If you sweat and the sweat has little salt then that's little protection against fungus and bacteria that would grow there.
I am a male that fought jock it for over ten years. I went to th
Doctor early on when I realized I couldn't get rid of
It I with hydrocortisone and anti fungal creams ands
Sprays. I spent thousands and countless trips to
The drug store over the years. Anyways a combination
Of two items cured it completely. Homemade kefir applied topically
To the problem. The other tool was antibacterial hand purell applied
Which burned but seemed to turn off the infection for a day.
I am excited to tell you to research kefir, probiotics and
Controlling yeast in the body.
Drink it regularly Homemade. And apply topically to scarred area
I believe it was a gift from heaven. Not only did it cure
Me I no longer have other skin problems such as itching
I don't ever have stool problems either
If you find this as your cure too let me know
Google kefir grains to find out this miracle microorganism
That kills jock itch asap.
It's gone! Enjoy your life and new knowledge
Email me if it worked.
While I have no clear cure, a suggestion is order. After years of anti fungal creams and medications a Doctor finally got a skin scrape test. Yes I don't have a fungal infection, get a check on the actual skin. If it is not fungal not sure but could be candida or something similar.Seeing a publicly funded specialist, unfortunately a immunologist and not a dermatologist. Good luck, didn't know so many were suffering from this horrible affliction.
I too have had jock itch for years. I'm 41 now and first got it at 19. It never responded well to prescription creams, over the counter sprays, or at home treatment. I gave up on it and just lived with it until it started going away this past year. About a year ago I started taking Vitamin D3 to successfully treat LPR (its a type of reflux). Interestingly once my D levels went above deficient the jock itch has gone into remission. I always avoided getting out into the sun since it would cause me to sweat and make the jock itch that much worse, but it turns out the Vitamin D that your skin makes from sun exposure helps your immune system and more. Research it a bit and talk to your doctors about it.
I have been plagued with the same thing, and tried 2 different kinds of Lotrimin to no avail. I came here, and found several of the cures and tried them: Coconut Oil, both internally, and externally, Dr. Bronner's soap, Acidophilus tablets, and L-Methionine amino acids, and vagisil cream...
All seem to be a waste of time... I went to a doctor, and he simply said that this is very common problem, and if you don't have big sores, most likely is either a yeast infection, or a bacterial infection that has gotten into the hair follicles. Scratching only makes it worse.
I was prescribed 2 different pills, and a cream to apply.....
Knocks it out fast ! Just see a doctor, they will save you a lot of grief and time with all of these trial and error fixes....
After sunburn gel
Resolve .05 anti fungal cream
Burn aid gel
Tea tree anteseptic
First aid spray
Nair hair removal cream
Inner health plus tablets
I found an inexpensive solution for jock itch. Witch Hazel with 40% alcohol. Found it at Walmart. Apply as much as you can stand and as often as you can stand. Will burn for a while until skin heals. I've tried all sorts of creams and powder sprays, but this very cheap solution has worked best for me.
Hi, i too have encountered what i thought was jock itch. Ive tried antibiotic creams, antifungal creams, went to the the dr. they said nothing wrong with me, i thought i was a form of incurable herpes!!! scabies cream, i tried pills, i tried rubbing alcohol, neem, tea tree oil, calamine lotion, apple cider vinegar, steroid creams, toothepaste, menthols powder, vicks vapor rub, boiling water,, salt water, bleach n water, gasoline and deisel ..i mean nothing would get rid of this damn itch! i thought i would have it for the rest of my life and never be sexually active again!!..if u have tried all of these products and u still have jock itch or a an itch the dr. cant diagnose, i will tell give you the cure......DETTOL , yes Dettol!! i didnt even buy yht name brand,,but you buy that right now..and u pour it in your hand, and u rub it where it itches,..do it for as long as it takes, maybe 3-7 days,,,no powder at all.. and I SWEAR TO GOD THIS WILL KILL ALL BACTERIA AND FUNGUS AND YOU WILL SEE YOUR NORMAL FLESH ANS NEVER ITCH AGAIN!!!! I PASS IT ALONG CUZ I HAD IT FOR MANY YEARS AND WAS GOING CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU HAVE FOUND THE CURE!!! AMEN.
A significant discovery was made in 1997 (research had been going on for years previous). Some pathogens such as candida and the bacteria responsible for Lyme’s disease were found to live in film structures that hid and protected them from antibiotics and the human immune system. They were named “biofilms” and consisted of a matrix of minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron as well as other bacteria. It could be considered a colony that derived much mutual benefit by living together in such an arrangement. Biofilms is a major reason why getting rid of candida is difficult. Antifungals are given and kill significant number of cells but after the antifungal moves on, the biofilm acts as a nursery supplying more baby candida cells to come out and re-infect the host.
To tackle the problem of biofilms it was found necessary to attack the matrix the biofilm is made of. Chelating agents can be given such as EDTA which binds to and carries off the minerals making up the matrix. Certain enzymes are able to attack the cellular structures of the matrix. Attacking the biofilm in these ways will allow holes and spaces in the biofilm structure so that antifungals can enter and kill the hiding candida. The topic of biofilms is somewhat lengthy and involved so I just want to mention the salient points. If you have been harboring candida for years and years, you most certainly have biofilm in your system. If you have been taking antifungals at least twice a day on an empty stomach in sufficient dose quantities and still have the same amount of die-off and seem “stuck” you either have biofilm or you aren’t being strict enough with your diet. There are SOME people who have only had a candida problem for a year or less who don’t have biofilm and can proceed with anti-candida protocol with no problem. When I get to talking about enemas in my next post I will discuss what are known as “ropes” or “strings” of yeast eliminated rectally from the colon. I had those and examined them. They had a tensile strength that could not be from candida alone. I am sure they were biofilms. Some were gray-green (stained by bile for a long time) and opaque (candida is translucent). So if you have suffered from candida for a long time you can benefit from anti-biofilm protocol. Below are two links from biofilm experts that I recommend you read:
From the first link, Dr. Ettinger lists supplements useful in breaking up biofilm. Some I have mentioned before like coconut oil, monolaurin and xylitol from my discussion on antifungals. Below are the ones (in the order I give them of importance) that I think are most helpful against biofilms:
Interfase Plus – Enzyme product that contains the important enzyme beta glucanase which attacks yeast cells. Also contains EDTA which removes minerals from the matrix thus weakening it. Take 2 or 3 capsules right before bedtime.
Serrapeptase – Important fibrinolytic enzyme that attacks the biofilm. Take at least 120,000 units right before bedtime.
Nattokinase – Another fibrolytic enzyme that attacks biofilm. Take 4,000 units right before bedtime.
NAC – N-Acetyl Cysteine – An amino acid that is a component of glutathione and which has anti-biofilm properties. Take 1 gram per day.
Lactoferrin – Scavenges iron so as to keep it unavailable to biofilm formation. Take 250 mg. once or twice a day on an empty stomach.
When taking the enzyme products (Interfase Plus, nattokinase and serrapeptase), they are best taken right before bedtime on an empty stomach. They will work overnight punching holes in the biofilm so that when you take your antifungals first thing in the morning, the antifungals will be much more effective. The other biofilm supplements can be taken during the day: coconut oil 2 or 3 tablespoons a day, monolaurin 2 teaspoonfuls a day, xylitol 2 or 3 teaspoonfuls a day.
After about a month of antifungal therapy it would be good to add some antifungal probiotics to your protocol since they can get to the colon because they aren’t absorbed by the gut. Also, yeast can’t become immune to them. So, what are antifungal probiotics?
They are bacteria that have antifungal properties. I’m not sure if they “eat” the candida or not but they do kill candida directly. These weren’t known about until the early 90s when a product hit the market called Threelac. It contains three different bacteria that are microencapsulated to survive the acid of the stomach and be released in the gut. Threelac comes in small foil envelopes that you tear open and either pour directly on the tongue and chase with water or you can dissolve it in a glass of water and drink. Tastes like a lemon Lucky Charm. The three bacteria contained in Threelac are:
Bacillus Subtilis – A soil-based bacteria that does not colonize in the gut (eliminated from body after 3 days).
Bacillus Coagulans – A soil-based bacteria that is a lactic acid producer thus favoring other friendly bacteria and disfavoring yeast. Supports and improves immune function.
Enterococcus Faecalis – A bacteria normally found in the human colon. Competes with yeast for food thereby edging it out. Some hospitals say that this bacteria is capable of transferring antibiotic resistance to other bacteria. Well, as long as you don’t take antibiotics with this you should be fine. I personally have had no bad side effects taking Threelac but some people have and they blame it on this bacteria. The vast majority of people report no bad effects.
The makers of Threelac claim that no special diet is required. It is not stated on the box so I’m going to guess it’s made in an advertisement or video. Like I’ve said previously, if you don’t adhere to a strict anti-candida diet, NOTHING you do to treat candida will work. So don’t think Threelac is any different in that respect. Threelac is fairly low in bacterial counts per pack. There are only one-half billion bacteria of each of the three strains per pack. So start off taking two packs each morning before breakfast. After a month increase to two packs twice a day. I don’t think Threelac is a miraculous ‘silver bullet’ against candida but it is useful none the less. Threelac produced die-off in me after I had plateaued with regular antifungals so I know it was doing some good.
The bacillus coagulans can be purchased as a stand-alone probiotic. Potencies in the 5 to 6 billion microorganisms per capsule is common and a good dose. Take one a day after being on Threelac for 2 or 3 weeks. This probiotic really does major damage to the yeast colonies. I had major die-off for over an hour so I know it was working. After 2 weeks I increased my dosage to one capsule every 12 hours and am experiencing the most improvement in my fight against candida.
Bacillus Laterosporus BOD is another antifungal probiotic that is soil-based and does not colonize the gut. It is good at what it does but the capsules it comes in are only 100 million microbes per capsule. That is one-tenth of a billion. If you take 10 capsules a day to achieve 1 billion organisms, your bottle would run out after 6 days. A bottle is only $15 but still it’s what I call pricey if you want an effective dosage.
Again, I want to repeat my disclaimer to those who are overwhelmed by all the info and supplements I’m mentioning in my posts:
Since it is fairly hard to know how serious or widespread a yeast infection you might have, I am going to assume it is a serious infection. If your infection is not that serious then if you take my advice you will get over your infection much quicker than normal. All of the things I discuss here are helpful to curing yeast infection. It is impossible to answer what is the least you have to do or buy to get over your yeast problem. I am writing to a large audience. Each person’s needs are different. Don’t ask me if you HAVE TO do any one thing or combinations of things I’ve discussed. Take responsibility for your own health. Do your own research like I have and EXPERIMENT wisely.
If you missed my previous posts in this series you can read them here:
Yes, I agree. Severe cases need enemas and an enzyme that disrupts biofilms. EDTA and Interfase are two of the most important products. Nystatin retention enemas, those I have been advising for a long time, are vital for many chronic sufferers. There is nothing oral that reaches the cecum to eliminate candida colonies living there. The cecum is the biggest reservoir. Moreover, candida albicans biofilm matrix is mostly glucose. Water dissolve glucose, so the enemas are really important. I have documented all my research and experience in this forum to help other candida sufferers. You are doing something good helping others with your experience and knowledge too.
It could be good if you give details about what specific diet you followed ?? For instance, did you eat some fermented food such as fermented cabbage ?? Kefir ?? Yogurt ?? What kind of carbohydrates if there were some in your diet ?? The amount of them and how many times a week. The worse part for many people is to follow a restrictive diet. Probably, many people fail because the don't restrict enough the diet. I personally stuck with green vegetables, chicken, fish, and eggs at the end of 2013 and was when better results I got. With the diet, I was taking a lot of antifungals and doing enemas. I had to cut even the almonds to get more die-off reaction. Olive oil was my source of energy at that time. It wasn't easy to follow but necessary in my case. Jorge
I know there are good cookbooks for people with candida. These can be good for people looking for more variety in their diet. I don't expect people to be able to do the diet I am on. I am not telling anyone they have to eat the diet I am on but if you do choose to I can tell you it is safe.
Scrambled eggs (using almond milk instead of milk) and sausage patties. Protein is very important and this fits that bill.
Steamed broccoli and cauliflower with either steamed fish (tilapia loins) or roasted chicken. Also guacamole as a side item. Drink almond milk.
Large bowl of Bob's Red Mill gluten free Oat Bran mixed with two tablespoons of melted butter and mixed with 1/4 cup almond milk and pure stevia to taste. Sometimes another package of guacamole.
I am now eating almond butter which has no sugar. Trader Joe's sells this at $7 for a 16 oz. jar.
Both the Oat Bran cereal and the Almond Butter are great prebiotics (feeds the good bacteria in the gut). In the beginning I thought maybe they were feeding the yeast and maybe they were but I think I have progressed enough that I don't think they are bad anymore for me. When I discuss probiotics I will give links for how oat bran and almond butter are good as prebiotics.
I am not losing weight on this diet and I don't have cravings or feel starved but a couple of years ago when I wasn't so strict on my diet I did have strong cravings for things like fruit and chocolate or a bakery product. I had some slip-ups and finally I got desperate enough to just stay the course on the strict diet. After a few months I felt really good and the cravings left. I did find that eating 3 tablespoons of coconut oil killed any hunger for 8 hours even if I ate a light lunch. I have found that the brain can get fuel from the ketones that coconut oil supplies. Try it and see.
Sticking to a strict diet is the hardest part of dealing with candida. A long time ago when I thought that maybe flour or noodles were feeding the yeast I thought "NO WAY" that's not fair, that can't be. Well I found out that was true and I slowly accepted and adjusted to reality.
Again, I don't expect anyone to adhere to a monotonous strict diet like I am eating. That's why I suggest candida cookbooks for those people. But I find that a lot of fellow candida sufferers do eat steamed vegetables (non-starchy, non-sweet) and steamed fish or roasted chicken (from the grocery store).
Thank you.! Your testimony leaves clear one more time that to overcome a severe candidiasis you need to adhere to a restricted diet. No everybody needs to follow the hardest version of the candida diet but a lot folk need it. When the case is severe, the diet must be severe. By the way, I agree with you, the diet is the hardest part.
Oat meal is made from the oat grain and is very starchy. Oat bran is the hull or husk that surrounds the oat grain. Oat bran contains soluble fiber which is a good prebiotic which feeds the good probiotics. I have seen oat bran listed on many sites as being OK to eat for those with candida. I've not had problems with it. Oat meal is not the same thing as oat bran.
candidiasis symptoms are often the result of a weakened immune system. sometimes it is not the obvious factors that suppress the immune system, and for that reason it is worth taking a look at other factors that impact the health.
hey frostymug, what "
Bacillus Coagulans" supplements do you recommend. Also you I have followed all your 5 posts about candida. Can you please list all the supplements and probably where to buy them. I am in this war for so long I need guidance. I would really appreciate your help.
And since I am cured now I am not going to try and remember and then write down everything I took. I wrote down everything in my posts. I am not going to spoon feed each person that asks about something I've already gone over. Sorry.
I wish you well in your quest.
Long story short: raw honey mixed with a “hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E” serum, left in the hair overnight, wrapped in a flour sack towel (or shower cap). Recommended once every other night for four weeks. Then as often as you want.
After the four weeks (or in the midst of), consider combining hemp seed oil and Glover’s “dandruff control topical medicine” and leaving in hair overnight as well.
Let me know how it works for you!
I’ve battled scaling, redness, and flakes on my scalp for the past 10 years (I’m 24 now, so this has plagued much of my life so far). Only recently have I found a treatment that has given me amazing results - after many failed attempts.
I had heard about the raw honey treatment for a while, but who seriously has a three hour block of time every other day to sit at home with honey in your hair? (I’ve got a life to live, people!)
So I decided to take a risk and leave it in overnight. I wrapped my head with a flour sack towel from Walmart (I didn’t want to sleep with a noisy shower cap, and I aim to reduce plastic exposure as much as possible). I tied the rag like a bandana, except with the knot in the front, so I could actually lie down to sleep.
This helped! I experimented with adding other ingredients to the honey mixture with varying results (freshly pressed raw garlic, Sea Salt , bee pollen, noni fruit powder). You’re welcome to experiment with some of these to see if they help.
However, the most effective mixture came from mixing in a skin serum I got off Amazon. It contains vitamin C, vitamin E, and (important) hyaluronic acid which pulls in moisture from the air. I used the stuff from “Radha Beauty,” but I’m sure there are others that will work equally well. (I have no affiliation with this company.) http://a.co/bRtF8QF
[Note: make sure you are using truly raw honey. It should be nearly solid at room temperature and a light yellow - not a runny dark amber. I tried some local “raw” honey that was runny and dark, and it didn’t help at all. It actually made the problem worse. I waited a couple weeks and tried again with the real stuff. Worked like a charm. Make sure the honey is completely unprocessed.]
I mix a few large spoonfuls of raw honey, a TINY bit of warm water (don’t want it to be too watery or else it runs down your face), and two tinctures full of the skin serum. I apply it to my entire scalp, rub it in for 1-2 minutes, wrap my head, and go to bed. It comes out easily in a morning shower. It has worked GREAT for me!
My sister recently asked about the state of my scalp, so I showed her - she was VERY impressed. She cuts my hair, and has often been grossed out by the lumps and scales. Not anymore! My scalp is clean and healthy.
I’ve also been getting compliments that my hair looks thicker. It definitely seems like it! (But I’ll wait to see if this continues.)
The important thing is that the scaling is 99% gone, redness 99% gone, flakes probably about 95% gone, and my scalp feels healthier overall. This is a HUGE weight off of my shoulders.
I’ve also recently added a mixture of hemp seed oil and Glover’s “dandruff control topical medicine” (http://a.co/gdUBt0e) into the rotation. Now I switch off between the raw honey / skin serum and this new mixture every other night. At this point, it’s been about 5-6 weeks and I’m still doing this every two nights, mostly because I want to see continued hair growth and I don’t mind doing it. Honestly, it makes my hair feel great.
Note: this is a treatment, not a cure. Also, I am not a doctor. Just a long-time researcher and human guinea pig.
It is my understanding that seborrheic dermatitis is a systemic issue. It is deep rooted, and most likely caused by an imbalance of fungus and harmful bacteria in your gut. It can ONLY be healed through very intentional nutrition over time.
Essentially, three things are required to experience long-term healing:
1.) repairing the gut wall,
2.) getting rid of the bad bugs, and
3.) getting more of the good bugs.
Each of these has many rabbit trails, but that’s the core focus of “healing the gut.” This treatment is proving to be very helpful in the short-term while I work diligently to heal my gut long-term.
If you’re curious about my gut healing protocol, here are few things that are helping…
• Supplementing with liposomal colostrum from Sovereign Laboratories
• Drinking about bone broth (about 48 ounces a week)
• Eating raw sauerkraut (and kimchi)
• No gluten or wheat, and very few oats and rice
• Gradually eating more vegetables, and less sugar
• Drinking my most recent invention, “Pau-R Tea!” (Haha pau d’arco tea mixed with a spoonful each of coconut oil, ACV, and raw honey. Delicious and healing.)
• Taking a broad-spectrum probiotic
• Supplementing with collagen peptides
• Occasionally drinking concentrated aloe vera juice
• Cycling through (natural) antifungals such as oregano oil, caprylic acid, pau d’arco, etc.
All of these have been really helpful in this healing journey so far.
I would REALLY be curious to hear how this topical treatment works for other people. Hopefully this is a solution that will help MANY of us beat this issue as quickly as possible. Please let me know how it works for you, and pass it on if you know of anyone suffering.
I'm looking for ways to help ease the joint pain and swelling I have. Diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis (The only psoriasis I have is a small circle on my right ankle, about the size of a pencil eraser. It is so small it rarely bothers me) after the birth of my daughter in 2013. I began the Autoimmune protocol diet, had my Amalgams removed, chelated,started taking Low Dose Naltrexone, and was feeling really good for the past year. Now, I'm 17 weeks pregnant and having immense joint pain and swelling in my right foot, right wrist, and left middle finger. Blood work shows that my ESR and CRP are high, other than that everything is normal. My quality of life is quickly declining and I'm not enjoying this pregnancy at all. I can't walk for more than 5 minutes without having to sit down or use a cane/wheelchair.
Here is a list of the things I do daily to help, but they don't seem to be working anymore:
-Supplements include: Wobenzyme,Fish Oil,Probiotics,Pre-natal vitamins, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Turmeric/Curcumin.
- Epsom Salt Baths several times a week.