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STD (Fungus)- Please Help!

IF STD’s ARE YOUR SPECIALTY, perhaps I could use your HELP!

In October 94 I contracted an STD which was diagnosed as contamination
by a fungus. I am not circumsised and the infection formed inside the pre-
puce. It turned red, with boils and it was relatively itchy and somewhat
painful.

A sample was collected because Herpes was suspected, but the test came
back negative. I was given some preventive anti-herpes medication,
and also some "Canestan" which is available over the counter.

The infection disappeared for a few weeks, only to come back with new
symptoms. This time, the skin of the prepuce was a bit swollen, red and
covered by a sebaceous substance much like smegma(spelling?). The doctor told me
it was because I didn’t care for myself properly (which is not true) and
told me to just wash it well with soap and water.

It was quite sore, and the skin was breaking easily. At the same time I
developed a skin rash on my face. The doctor suspected it might be the
same type infection. I was then prescribed Nizoral 30g 2%. After only
a couple of days both infections had disappeared. The doctor and my
pharmacist informed me that Nizoral was curative. I used it for over six
weeks, only to have the infection return.

The rash on my face has returned only once after a year, but the fungus
on my penis returns every 1 1/5 or two months. Each time I have treated
myself with Nizoral cream, but I am convinced that there must be a
curative, rather than palliative treatment for this condition.

I intend to get married, and I am sure that my future wife would not
at all be pleased to know that I am bringing a fungus into this union.
Even though my doctor has said that this is much like yeast infection,
it is not something I wish to carry around nor pass on.

If anyone has any information concerning this, i.e., any sort of treatment
whether it be traditional or non-traditional, I would be most pleased
to hear from you. Please send e-mail to ra_t…@alcor.concordia.ca

Thanking you in advance for your kind co-operation,
R.A

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8 Responses to “STD (Fungus)- Please Help!”

  1. admin says:

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    On Sat, 24 Feb 1996, Rubens Taveira wrote:
    > Date: Sat, 24 Feb 1996 11:02:14 -0500
    > From: Rubens Taveira <ra_t…@alcor.concordia.ca>
    > Newgroups: sci.med.pathology
    > Subject: STD (Fungus)- Please Help!

    > IF STD’s ARE YOUR SPECIALTY, perhaps I could use your HELP!

    > In October 94 I contracted an STD which was diagnosed as contamination
    > by a fungus. I am not circumsised and the infection formed inside the pre-
    > puce. It turned red, with boils and it was relatively itchy and somewhat
    > painful.

    > A sample was collected because Herpes was suspected, but the test came
    > back negative. I was given some preventive anti-herpes medication,
    > and also some "Canestan" which is available over the counter.

    > The infection disappeared for a few weeks, only to come back with new
    > symptoms. This time, the skin of the prepuce was a bit swollen, red and
    > covered by a sebaceous substance much like smegma(spelling?). The doctor told me
    > it was because I didn’t care for myself properly (which is not true) and
    > told me to just wash it well with soap and water.

    > It was quite sore, and the skin was breaking easily. At the same time I
    > developed a skin rash on my face. The doctor suspected it might be the
    > same type infection. I was then prescribed Nizoral 30g 2%. After only
    > a couple of days both infections had disappeared. The doctor and my
    > pharmacist informed me that Nizoral was curative. I used it for over six
    > weeks, only to have the infection return.

    > The rash on my face has returned only once after a year, but the fungus
    > on my penis returns every 1 1/5 or two months. Each time I have treated
    > myself with Nizoral cream, but I am convinced that there must be a
    > curative, rather than palliative treatment for this condition.

    > I intend to get married, and I am sure that my future wife would not
    > at all be pleased to know that I am bringing a fungus into this union.
    > Even though my doctor has said that this is much like yeast infection,
    > it is not something I wish to carry around nor pass on.

    > If anyone has any information concerning this, i.e., any sort of treatment
    > whether it be traditional or non-traditional, I would be most pleased
    > to hear from you. Please send e-mail to ra_t…@alcor.concordia.ca

    > Thanking you in advance for your kind co-operation,
    > R.A

  2. admin says:

    In <Pine.OSF.3.91.960301162148.9248E-100…@alcor.concordia.ca> "R.T."

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    <ra_t…@alcor.concordia.ca> writes:

    >On Sat, 24 Feb 1996, Rubens Taveira wrote:

    >> Date: Sat, 24 Feb 1996 11:02:14 -0500
    >> From: Rubens Taveira <ra_t…@alcor.concordia.ca>
    >> Newgroups: sci.med.pathology
    >> Subject: STD (Fungus)- Please Help!

    >> IF STD’s ARE YOUR SPECIALTY, perhaps I could use your HELP!

    >> In October 94 I contracted an STD which was diagnosed as
    contamination
    >> by a fungus. I am not circumsised and the infection formed inside
    the pre-
    >> puce. It turned red, with boils and it was relatively itchy and
    somewhat
    >> painful.

    >> A sample was collected because Herpes was suspected, but the test
    came
    >> back negative. I was given some preventive anti-herpes medication,
    >> and also some "Canestan" which is available over the counter.

    >> The infection disappeared for a few weeks, only to come back with
    new
    >> symptoms. This time, the skin of the prepuce was a bit swollen, red
    and
    >> covered by a sebaceous substance much like smegma(spelling?). The
    doctor told me
    >> it was because I didn’t care for myself properly (which is not true)
    and
    >> told me to just wash it well with soap and water.

    >> It was quite sore, and the skin was breaking easily. At the same
    time I
    >> developed a skin rash on my face. The doctor suspected it might be
    the
    >> same type infection. I was then prescribed Nizoral 30g 2%. After
    only
    >> a couple of days both infections had disappeared. The doctor and my
    >> pharmacist informed me that Nizoral was curative. I used it for over
    six
    >> weeks, only to have the infection return.

    >> The rash on my face has returned only once after a year, but the
    fungus
    >> on my penis returns every 1 1/5 or two months. Each time I have
    treated
    >> myself with Nizoral cream, but I am convinced that there must be a
    >> curative, rather than palliative treatment for this condition.

    >> I intend to get married, and I am sure that my future wife would not
    >> at all be pleased to know that I am bringing a fungus into this
    union.
    >> Even though my doctor has said that this is much like yeast
    infection,
    >> it is not something I wish to carry around nor pass on.

    >> If anyone has any information concerning this, i.e., any sort of
    treatment
    >> whether it be traditional or non-traditional, I would be most
    pleased
    >> to hear from you. Please send e-mail to ra_t…@alcor.concordia.ca

    >> Thanking you in advance for your kind co-operation,
    >> R.A

    You need a battery of tests.

  3. admin says:

    In article <4hat8l$…@cloner3.netcom.com> Chicago, chic…@ix.netcom.com
    writes:

    >You need a battery of tests.

    Plagiarism! I _know_ you stole that line from an old episode of _Dr.
    Kildare_. :)

    Ed Uthman, MD
    (uth…@domi.net)                       "Nemo liber est qui
    Pathologist                              corpore servit."
    Houston/Richmond, TX, USA                           -Seneca

  4. admin says:

    On 4 Mar 1996, Ed Uthman wrote:

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    > Date: 4 MAR 1996 02:52:19 GMT
    > From: Ed Uthman <uth…@domi.net>
    > Newgroups: sci.med.pathology, sci.med
    > Subject: Re: STD (Fungus)- Please Help!

    > In article <4hat8l$…@cloner3.netcom.com> Chicago, chic…@ix.netcom.com
    > writes:

    > >You need a battery of tests.

    > Plagiarism! I _know_ you stole that line from an old episode of _Dr.
    > Kildare_. :)

    > Ed Uthman, MD
    > (uth…@domi.net)                       "Nemo liber est qui
    > Pathologist                              corpore servit."
    > Houston/Richmond, TX, USA                           -Seneca

    Is this a serious Newsgroup?
    Mr. UThman

    Judging from your sig I assumed you would be able to make an
    intelligent guess concerning my problem (?)
    If you have anything concret, please e-mail to Ra_t…@alcor.concordia.ca
    Thank you

  5. admin says:

    In article <Pine.OSF.3.91.960307124341.8717F-100…@alcor.concordia.ca>

    R.T., ra_t…@alcor.concordia.ca writes:
    >Is this a serious Newsgroup?
    >Mr. UThman

    Yes, which is why I challenged "Chicago" to describe what he meant when
    he glibly said you needed "a battery of tests."

    >Judging from your sig I assumed you would be able to make an
    >intelligent guess concerning my problem (?)

    It’s impossible to diagnose a dermatologic problem without actually
    examining the lesion. That said, if your doctor thinks what you have is a
    fungus infection, but it keeps coming back despite treatment, then I
    would wonder of it were something else. As far as I know, one can never
    be sure that a given rash is due to a fungus without doing a KOH prep of
    scrapings of the lesion. Was this done in your case?

    Ed Uthman, MD
    (uth…@domi.net)                       "Nemo liber est qui
    Pathologist                              corpore servit."
    Houston/Richmond, TX, USA                           -Seneca

  6. admin says:

    Well, my wife is a Doctor, but she is in bed now.  I’ll ask her in the
    morning. Anyway I do think that this sort of thing occurs when all
    means of killing STD have failed.  But don’t take my word for it,
    Tomorrow for sure I will have an answer.

    In <torins95-0903960050450…@mac38.hist.umu.se>

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    torin…@student.umu.se (Tor Ingels) writes:

    > Hello!

    >You will get one serious answer at least (never saw your first post or
    any
    >answers that had manners in them). Sorry to say I am not a docter yet
    >though.
    >I have encountered the problem you have via girlfriends and some from
    book
    >studies. It is a pain to have and sort of ruins your sexlife. Almost
    all
    >the friends I have do complain that the doctors dont understand or do
    >enough.
    >I think they are correct in the critizism. The main reason for it is
    >probable that it isnt a disease with risks. Some doctors view it as
    normal
    >and perhaps wont do much about it. Well it isnt considered an STD yet,
    but
    >it might become.
    >Would be nice if you post the ideas you have gotten from people. I am
    very
    >interested and I know many that are.

    >(personal experience)
    >Some had their debute of the infection after antibiotic treatment.
    >Medicin they got for the problem was; "Canastena", Pevaryl, and if
    Pevaryl
    >is not the one there was one medicin that lowered the pH and sort of
    >boosted the nice flora (better then yogurt perhaps *smile*). That last
    >medicin was the one with effect (felt/believed) in the long run. It
    takes
    >time to get rid of these infections at least for most I have talked
    to. I
    >have more views on your problem, but I dont wanna babble. For sure I
    think
    >it is a sexual problem that ought to be more taken cared of. I have
    faith
    >in that better medicins and more up to date doctors will come along
    soon.
    >Since I know the effects it causes and that many do have it.

    >If you cant find the medicin I try to explain for you (the one which
    will
    >be dear to you if you need to combat the fungus for a while) just give
    me
    >an email.

    >Take care and good luck!

    >Tor Ingels
    >torin…@student.umu.se

    >> No one forward it to alt.brains either!
    >> Although I have received some suggestion as to what to do
    >> with the Fungus/Yeast Infection problem, it is still far from
    >> solved.
    >> I have been to an infectious disease specialist here in Montreal
    >> and he was clueless, or careless, or couldn’t care less! :)

    >> Anyhow, I’m still looking forward to reading serious posts
    concerning
    >> the problem at hand.
    >> I’m convinced that if we can send man to the moon, we can certainly
    >> cure a fungus/yeast infection (?)
    >> R.T.

  7. admin says:

    In article <4hodeo$…@uunews.computize.com>, Ed Uthman writes:
    >It’s impossible to diagnose a dermatologic problem without actually
    >examining the lesion. That said, if your doctor thinks what you have is a
    >fungus infection, but it keeps coming back despite treatment, then I
    >would wonder of it were something else. As far as I know, one can never
    >be sure that a given rash is due to a fungus without doing a KOH prep of
    >scrapings of the lesion. Was this done in your case?

    There is an opinion that often times this condition is misdiagnosed as
    yeast / fungus when actually it is a mycoplasma infection.  I think the
    treatment is Zythromax or Byactin (that is phonetic spelling – I don’t know
    the real spelling!) for a couple of weeks.  This treatment has a high
    success rate in curing supposed "yeast" infections.  Consult your doctor.

  8. admin says:

    I must start out by saying that I am not an M.D., so you can take my
    advice at face value.

    The first and most important question is whether or not your girlfriend
    has been to a gynecologist to indeed establish that she is suffering from
    a yeast infection and not another underlying problem.  Usually, the first
    line of treatment for a vulvovaginal candidiasis (vaginal yeast
    infection) is clotrimazole, which is now available over the counter.  It
    should first, however, be determined that this is actually the cause to
    her vaginal irritation and/or discharge.  She may have another organism
    which is resistant to clotriamazole and/or she may have more than one
    organism which needs to be addressed and treated.  Generally,
    clotrimazole will clear up the problem in approximately one week, but it
    is important to complete the entire seven days of treatment, even if the
    symptoms are controlled/disappear in less time.  During the time in which
    your girlfriend has an exacerbation/flare of this, if you are to
    participate in intercourse, it is important that you wear a condom so
    that you are not passing this back to one another.  It is possible that
    you will both need to be treated (men can be infected and be
    asymptomatic) with an agent such as Nystatin, an anti-fungal agent
    available in a pill form.  If there is another party involved as well, it
    is important that he/she also be treated.  

    In addition to controlling this with medications, your girlfriend may
    need to make some dietary modifications. For example, she may want to
    stay away from a large consumption of breads or other yeast-containing
    foods.  Beer contains yeast (even the non-alcholic brands) so she should
    abstain from that as well.  Sometimes yogurt will help control this; make
    sure that the brand that you choose contains live-yogurt cultures.  It
    should say this somewhere on the label if it does.  

    A certain level of yeast is normal in the vaginal vault; however, it is
    when an abundance of yeast develops that one has a "yeast infection".  
    Certain things can help precipitate this, e.g., taking antibiotics.  If
    your girlfriend takes antibiotics, she can get a prescription for a
    medication called Diflucan which taken in a single dose on day 1 of the
    antibiotics, will help to prevent this from happening.  If indeed she
    does have a yeast infection at this time, at any time when she needs to
    take antibiotics in the future, she should inform her doctor as such so
    that possibly this could be avoided.  Of note, if a woman is on any type
    of hormonally-based contraceptive e.g., birth control pills, Norplant,
    etc., while taking antibiotics, another type of contraception should be
    used in addition.  

    If after consulting with a gynecologist and undergoing appropriate
    treatment the problem still exists, it’s time to get a second opinion.

    Hope that helps!

    Jennifer