Yeast infection--SO FRUSTRATED!!! Please help.

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80sChick
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   Posted 11/22/2010 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
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). 

answers4me2
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   Posted 11/22/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Stephanie, I have also suffered rom the dreaded yeast. YUCK mad
 
When I went to see my stoma nurse at the wound care center, the doctor came in to take a peek. He said I had a yeast infection and I needed to take diflucan for 14 days straight. I took 2 tablets of 100 mg each the 1st day and then 100 mg everyday for 13 more days. He said that yeast on the skin is very stubborn and needed this aggressive dose of diflucan to get rid of it. I am still using nystop powder and so far, the rash seems to be gone. :-)
 
I hope this helps you, Tracy
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2006-sacralcolopopexy
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy. Parastomal hernia discovered in November, so more surgery, probably end ileostomy with relocation of stoma.

80sChick
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   Posted 11/22/2010 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
That makes me feel better that you had to be on it for 14 days. I was on it for two 5 day courses and my dr says that should be enough. I am so frustrated!!!
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). 

sparkn
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   Posted 11/22/2010 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had a lot of skin issues, a constant painful and itchy rash for several years now. have gone through a ton of nystatin powder, etc. Not sure if it was yeast, or fungal, or what but moisture made it much worse. My doc and nurse couldn't find anything that helped. I was avoiding showers like crazy, which is nearly impossible in the summer sweaty months. I found a new product last year that I LOVE, but insurance doesn't cover the cost at all...but I swear it is the reason my rash cleared up. They are called sure seal rings, you put it on over the tape of the flange and it keeps the flange totally dry! But somehow lets the skin breathe, not sure how they do that! I switched ostomy brands this summer and the seal didn't cover it completely enough so I switched back to my old brand. Now that my rash is gone I don't wear the seals every time now. Which is much better on my wallet, but I use it when I know I will shower before changing my appliance (which I have to change every 2 days...if I went longer I would use the seal every time).

Sorry for the rambling! I hope you can clear the yeast up soon.

betsaronie
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   Posted 11/22/2010 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
once you get the spray, try putting duoderm on top of it before putting on your wafer. its a barrier made to help skin heal and its from convatec. I know it was talked about in a recent thread, but it might help and i know you have some irritation issues as well. i hope it clears up for you!
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-Now IBD is indeterminate tests will be done after healing if still UC J-pouch surgery, if Chron's take down of colostomy

killcolitis
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   Posted 11/23/2010 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Would you consider trying to cut out sugar, bread and other yeast feeding foods for a time (a month or two) and take natural anti fungals like wild oregano oil, garlic, olive leaf extract etc. You can google anti yeast/fungal/candida protocols and find a lot of information. It might clear up for you that way?
Good luck!

Collicat
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   Posted 11/24/2010 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
If this is really a yeast infection it is normally not treated with steroids. You should be on oral as well as topical antifungals. Maybe your doc no longer believes it is yeast?

Yeast love warm, moist areas so try to keep the area as clean and dry as possible. Cutting sugar out your diet is usually only helpful for internal infections.

killcolitis
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   Posted 11/26/2010 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Collicat, That's interesting. If it's a topical infection then why do they prescribe oral anti fungals?

Collicat
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   Posted 11/26/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My understanding is that some of the drug will diffuse through from under the skin. As well, when the area is red and swollen that means that the blood is getting to the area so it is just another route to get the drug to the site of infection.

I think they usually start with topical antifungals and if those do not completely do the trick they add in oral drugs as well.

This is at least the way that I understand it
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