I've had a very annoying and itchy yeast infection under my wafer for almost a month now. I'm so frustrated. I have used Nystatin powder under my wafer for the entire time, and it isn't doing much. I used two different courses of Diflucan (oral tablets) and each time, it would get almost completely healed, and then I would run out of my 5-day supply.
Now my dr is refusing to give me more Diflucan, and says he will give me Kenalog spray but to use it SPARINGLY because it is a steroid and it is not good to have under your wafer. I am just so frustrated and so scared this will never go away. I am going to see an ostomy nurse asap.
I would just like to hear some encouragement...has anyone had a bad yeast infection that just wouldn't go away but they finally got rid of it? I'm scared that it's going to get so bad that i'm not going ot be able to wear my appliance and will be house-bound again. It's like, after ALL THIS, two surgeries, crohns, etc, and now the thing that is about to ruin everything is A STUPID RASH!! :(
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).