Jock Itch Causes Symptoms Treatment by Expert Eric Bakker
Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author of Candida Crusher. Thank you for tuning into my tutorial today. Today, we’re going to talk about men’s yeast infections, particularly jock itch or itch around the men’s private parts, around the scrotum, around the penis, around those areas. This is a condition I see quite frequently in males. A condition that drives a lot of guys crazy. In fact, I’ve had two cases in the last two days. One a 44yearold male not far from where I live here in New Zealand and another guy in his late 40s from Wellington, which is the capital of New Zealand. Both of these cases are quite similar. This is.
Going to be quite an interesting tutorial, particularly for males who’ve got itch in their groin region and have had no resolution. Let’s start with this 44yearold guy. It’s quite an interesting case and many men will be able to relate to this in particular. This guy had an itch that started about a year ago, and it just started around his belt line. He’s a hydraulic person, so he’s an engineer that deals with hydraulics and repairing trucks and things like that. This guy went to his ; he had a bit of an itch around the belt line, which quickly spread to the groin region. The had a look at this skin rash and did a biopsy.
And said, quot;You’ve got contact dermatitis.quot; He sent this man away with a bunch of creams. I’ve just made some case notes here. This patient came back to the in three weeks and the condition was not improved. So the patient got sent to a skin specialist, called a dermatologist. The patient then got told by the dermatologist it was scabies, which is a mite infection. Again, more creams were prescribed. And again, the same thing, patient came back to the specialist, wasn’t going away with the creams, this time went to another specialist. And this specialist said it was psoriasis. Quite interesting. This gave strong.
Drugs, steroids, which really knocked the patient around quite a lot. The patient improved but wasn’t interested in taking steroids and the patient then went to another . This is number four now. And this said, quot;You’ve got a fungal skin rash.quot; Finally, we got the correct diagnosis. But what did the do? He put this man on antibiotics, which I find quite interesting. Antibiotics are not something one would generally give for a fungal rash that he or she has diagnosed as a fungal rash. They will normally give an antifungal drug, but in this case, the decided to give a penicillin based antibiotic. And the condition exploded and now it went all over his torso, upper back,.
Neck, around the ears, scalp, all over. I’ll call him Gary. Gary said a few days after starting treatment, he had a shower and his whole body blew up in a terrible skin rash. Since then, he’s been to about 14 different people. You’re looking at a guy that’s been to about 20 practitioners all up with no resolution. Interesting case. Upon examination of the patient, I had no doubt in my mind that it’s a Candida fungal skin infection of the groin and various parts of the body. I found it interesting that nobody offered Gary any advice regarding his diet and lifestyle. Even the natural practitioners.
He went to offered only a small amount of advice here. My instruction to Gary was to wash the genital region, particularly, twice per day with a good tea tree oil based soap and also to use a watersoluble tea tree oil to wash the private area and to spot treat the tough areas with tea tree oil. This was to be done at least twice per day. I also recommended to Gary to go out and buy about 20 pairs of new cotton boxer shorts and to put on new underwear at least twice per day. This is very important if you’re a guy with a fungal yeast infection is to maintain very good hygiene. Change your clothing often.
A couple of tips for you are try not to hop in Jacuzzis or hot spas. They’re not a very good idea because you’ll warm the body up too much. Try to change underclothing frequently and wear loose clothing, particularly cotton clothing. Try to be careful with intimate relations with your partner. Maintain strict hygiene. And make sure your partner also is aware and probably goes on an antifungal regime as well. You can read a lot more of these tips in Candida Crusher in Chapter 4, there’s a section called a Quick Start Guide. There’s a nice section there for guys on how to get rid of the jock itch problem.
DermTV Very Itchy Fingers aka Dishydrosis DermTV Epi 6
Hello, I’m Neal Schultz pause And welcome to DermTV. This may be the season for itchy skin, but chances are if it’s your fingers that are itching, it’s not because they’re dry. Most of the time, itchy fingers are caused by a condition called Dishydrosis and the itch it causes can really drive you crazy.
And it’s not just itching that Dishydrosis causesâ€¦ You actually get little bumps on the bottom and sides of your fingers. And the bumps are actually tiny blisters. Dishydrosis literally means, â€œbad sweating,â€� and it used to be thought that these crazily itchy bumps were filled with sweat. That’s why it was named Dishydrosis. But the fluid isn’t sweatâ€¦ it’s actually serum, which is the clear fluid in your blood.
The most common cause of Dishydrosis is extreme stress, although not every outbreak can be linked directly to a stressful situation. On a personal note, I can tell you that I’ve only experienced Dishydrosis once in my life. It was early in my medical training after a very stressful night of being up all night taking care of a lot of very sick patients. The next morning the dermatologist was making rounds and I showed him my hands, and he said,.
quot;Boy you must have had a really rough night.quot; So. The itching and bumps both finally go away after a few days. As it gets better, there are these really interesting telltale little collars of dead flaky skin that peel off. Those tiny matchhead size collars of dead skin get larger. and then smaller. over a few days and are caused by the bubble of serum as it rises through the higher levels of the epidermis. It’s like taking horizontal slices through a sphereâ€¦.
Starting tiny at the bottom, then getting larger, and finally smaller again. To treat the itching and bumps, topical cortisone creams and antiitch lotions with menthol are best. If that doesn’t stop the itch, cold water can usually give temporary relief, but never try to stop the itching with hot water. Even though hot water feels good and stops the itch, it also causes the itch to come back worse a few minutes later.
After the itch and bumps are gone, the flaking skin can continue for a week. It can be camouflaged with a moisturizer, but finally goes away by itself. And don’t ever pull off the dead skin. That’s a great way to get an infection, and then you’ll have to visit your dermatologist!.