Yeast infection after two months on WFPB Diet

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Hi guys,

What is best you can advise me on the issue?

I have got yeast or fungus infection in groin area after 2 months on whole food plant based diet. I do follow diet by Dr Greger from nutritionfacts.org and try to always get at least 80% of his daily dozen. Now's almost 3 months and it gets worst and worst every day. But I think it's something more as skin signs are weak. I have light muscle pain in affected area also temperature 36.9C, peeing like crazy in night too. And recently Red eyes , purple skin around eyes and headache.

The antifungal cream, better underwear, keeping area dry doesn't seem to help.

I had never such problem in my life.

Generally is very hard to catch cold as I use to get before lifestyle change.

I feel much better since drop of animal products in every other aspect. I am stronger, energetic, happier, sleep better, have much less anxiety and stress resistant.

But yesterday it hit me. I ate mushrooms almost every day since I started. Can that be the underlying true problem? Have you had or heard about such case?

I am going to visit dermatologist today so I will keep you updated

What I am afraid the most is that if I start eating animal products again I could actually make things worst.
 
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I eat mushroom constantly it's a staple in our diet. I don't get yeast infections. If it's that bad you should see a doctor.
 
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Thanks good to know.

I have visited doctor today I have couple of creams now. She did not suspect a diet to be the cause but asked me to do blood tests for vitamins, minerals just in case and urine tests. She said it's from hot temperature in days it started and probably sweemming pool.
 
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You could be allergic to something you are eating. Try eliminating possible triggers and see if there is any changes. I believe we are better at helping our bodies than doctors so if you are in tune with yourself and your habits it should be fairly simple to figure out what is happening. I am learning that as we age our bodies start to not tolerate things we used to be able to eat and it has nothing to do with being vegan.
 

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uh...are you female? I used to get yeast infections because I used commercial douche products (like Massengill, Summer's Eve etc) and probably also due to my diet. I don't remember the last time I had a yeast infection, it's been years. I haven't had a yeast infection since I went vegan. I also douche now only with apple cider vinegar and plain water once per month or less in a reusable home douche kit, and use a menstrual cup and cloth pads (no more tampons).

If you're a man you could have an allergy or be eating too much sugar. Apparently sugar can cause yeast infections in men or women. Also sitting around in wet pants or wet bathing suits.
 
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uh...are you female? I used to get yeast infections because I used commercial douche products (like Massengill, Summer's Eve etc) and probably also due to my diet. I don't remember the last time I had a yeast infection, it's been years. I haven't had a yeast infection since I went vegan. I also douche now only with apple cider vinegar and plain water once per month or less in a reusable home douche kit, and use a menstrual cup and cloth pads (no more tampons).

Are you aware that douching is unnecessary and unhealthy? It disturbs the pH balance of the vagina and removes the good bacteria that protect you from infections. See:
https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/douching
https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/vaginal-douching-helpful-or-harmful

Here is an interesting article about the horrifyingly misogynistic history of douching:
https://girlsareawesome.com/people/fresh-clean-investigating-history-douchebags
 

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Are you aware that douching is unnecessary and unhealthy? It disturbs the pH balance of the vagina and removes the good bacteria that protect you from infections. See:
https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/douching
https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/vaginal-douching-helpful-or-harmful

Here is an interesting article about the horrifyingly misogynistic history of douching:
https://girlsareawesome.com/people/fresh-clean-investigating-history-douchebags

That's why I don't use commercial douche products and only douche once per month or less. ACV and water are essentially harmless unless you use it too much. It's usually also listed as a natural "cure" for bacterial vaginosis, except in that instance you use the ACV and water for several days to neutralize the bacteria. I recently had a pap smear I'm totally fine but thank you for your concern and I do understand where you are coming from. It's why I mentioned that I think when I was younger using commercial douches with chemicals or scents was the root of my yeast infections, which I no longer get at all.
 

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I agree with Forest Nymph - sugar was the first thing that came to mind when I read your post. What is your sugar intake like? Stress and antibiotics are also associated with yeast infections, I think.

Hopefully the dermatologist will have some answers for you - let us know how you get on.
 
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stress and weak immune system causes mine. sugar is a myth.
I stay way from sweets but does NOT help.:confused:

I feel your pain!
vaginal probiotics and coconut oil can help.
it helps me but not a lot.
 

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stress and weak immune system causes mine. sugar is a myth.
I stay way from sweets but does NOT help.:confused:

I feel your pain!
vaginal probiotics and coconut oil can help.
it helps me but not a lot.
Sugar is in way more than sweets. I doubt staying away from sweets lowered your sugar intake enough to actually make a difference. It's in most sauces and packaged foods, even things you wouldn't expect it to be in. You have to read labels.