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Yeast Infection After Being Glutened?

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Off and on for over a year I have had what the GYN called contact dermatitis. Gyn told me it wasn't a yeast infection and could not find any other reasons for my symptoms. Needless to say this year it got really bad (nothing I ever did helped) and treated myself with over the counter yeast infection medication. Well, it worked so I thought I was out of the woods. I began to suspect that my husband and I were passing it back and forth. So the next time I had symptoms my husband just happened to get the flu and broke out in a yeast infection at the same time. We both got treated with diflucan and both of us have been good since. I finaly came to the conclusion that this is a skin yeast infection and not a vaginal yeast infection (thus negative tests at dr office) I did have to take diflucan one more time after that but there wasn't any risk from hubby. :P While on vacation I got sick and I thought I was glutened by something. Day later I had other symptoms that seemed like the flu. Anyway, I came to the conclusion I had both :o and while I was over the flu in 24 hrs, I just now getting back to normal from the glutening. However, I have the horrible irritation back and I thought at first it was just from me having severe D when I had the glutening/flu (this was June 20th) but just don't think it would still be a problem a week+ later. I got to thinking back to the last time I had to take the diflucan and I had had the D before also. I'm starting to see a connection here. Is it possible that when I get glutened it upsets the bacterial balance enough to get a skin yeast infection from the D? I do not have any symptoms/problems aside from being glutened or if I have a gi virus. I took my first diflucan pill today and will take another in three days. I have never been tested for yeast overgrowth.

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I have had problems with getting yeast infection whenever I got glutened. I haven't had problems with it lately. I haven't been glutened much either.

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I have had problems with getting yeast infection whenever I got glutened. I haven't had problems with it lately. I haven't been glutened much either.

Weird..I thought the idea may be crazy. Hopefully when all the effects of the glutening wear off I'll be back to normal. Still not there 100% yet. I was telling my husband the only place I feel safe is at home in my controlled environment or literally packing a cooler everywhere I go.

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Off and on for over a year I have had what the GYN called contact dermatitis. Gyn told me it wasn't a yeast infection and could not find any other reasons for my symptoms.

This may not be the case for you but since your GYN said 'contact dermatitis' I thought perhaps my experience might be helpful. I have DH. When I get glutened it causes a flare as it exits my body where it exits my body. The reaction is not as bad now that I have been gluten-free for almost 9 years but it still happens. Prediagnosis I was told it was contact dermatitis also. Don't know if that is the case for you but since the doctor tested you for yeast and told you it wasn't a yeast infection figured it was worth mentioning.

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For several years before I was diagnosed, I had a constant yeast infection that could not be cured by anything, prescription or homeopathic, no matter what I did. I suspect I had intestinal candida that was preventing me from curing it. The week I went gluten-free, it disappeared. I had a weird diagnosis, so whenever I doubt it I just remind myself of that. Whenever I get a firm glutening (thankfully not often) it comes back.

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Weird..I thought the idea may be crazy. Hopefully when all the effects of the glutening wear off I'll be back to normal. Still not there 100% yet. I was telling my husband the only place I feel safe is at home in my controlled environment or literally packing a cooler everywhere I go.

I remember reading somewhere that when the intestines are inflamed it is a good environment for yeast. My mid-wife told me that yeast infections can come from yeast in the intestine. I don't have any references for this information though, so take it for what it's worth.

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Mostly the irration is around the peineal area but has spread to the skin in the other area at times before. It's always on the skin. No symptoms of the other type of yeast infection. I am almost symptomless today but I will take the other diflucan pill tomorrow. Weird thing also is happening. I have had this red, slightly rasied and dry area just below my eybrow about the size of a pencil eraser. It gets dry and scaley and when I would get the dry skin off of it it would just flake/scale back over. It just stays in that one spot and has never spread. It has been there for abouta month. It doesn't itch. Nothing I ever did would clear it up. I noticed this morning it is looking a little better. HMM... Unfortunately I think I am working on a sinus infection. I'm gonna wait it out over the weekend to see if I get any better. I really don't want to take an antibotic if I don't have too. I think it has been at least three years since I have taken one. I don't need to add that to the mix if I can help it.

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I remember reading somewhere that when the intestines are inflamed it is a good environment for yeast. My mid-wife told me that yeast infections can come from yeast in the intestine. I don't have any references for this information though, so take it for what it's worth.

My GYN told me the same thing and since it responded to the diflucan he said it then it is a yeast infection on the skin.

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