Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear that you are having such difficulties with thrush or Candida infection after your treatment with antibiotics for the upset tummy. I don't know which probiotics you took, but I would suggest that you first try using Vagiforte Plus (Lactobacilli & Bifidobacteria)which is recommended for the restoration of vaginal microflora and for the treatment of thrush caused by Candida. You can buy the Vagiforte Plus at health shops. The treatment consists of tablets you take by mouth to restore the normal microorganisms in the digestive tract and suppositories for restoring your vaginal microorganisms. At the same time it is essential that you start applying a low-fat, low-GI (glycaemic index) diet strictly to get your type 2 diabetes well under control. It is essential for anyone with insulin resistance or diabetes to consult a registered dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your diabetes, medications and other conditions such as overweight and raised blood lipid levels, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low-fat and low-GI. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’. Once your vaginitis has cleared up and you have finished the Vagiforte Plus treatment, I would advise that you take Acidoflora (Lactobacilli) which is recommended specifically for the treatment of small intestine disorders and the control of Candida overgrowth (also buy at health shops). Not all probiotics are equally successful in treating problems like Candida, so stick to using the ones I have mentioned and please get your diet under control.
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