Candida caused by Asthma and Antibiotics
Q. I have asthma which recently evolved into bronchitis. The Dr. put me on an antibiotic and prednisone. I am much worse even though my lungs are clear, chest xray negative, and oxygen levels up. The Dr. thinks the prednisone may have caused a systemic yeast so he prescribed 10 diflucan pills. I did a little research online and can see that the diflucan is a temporary answer. I will have to take it b/c I am extremely uncomfortable in the upper resp. area but what can I use as a more permanent solution to this?
A. Since you are dealing with both these problems, I would recommend: OregaRESP, as it will help both conditions. It comes in liquid or pills, which ever you prefer. For acute bronchial infections, take 3-5 capsules two to four times daily until symptoms subside. Then for daily immune support and to fight yeast, take 1-2 capsules with meals or snack twice daily (or empty stomach if tolerated).
It is also VERY important to support your intestines with beneficial probiotics to help push the yeast out. I highly recommend:
- HLC Intensive – work up to 3 capsules a day for two weeks then reduce to 2 capsules a day for two weeks, then if all is not better at the end of 4 weeks we should add a higher potency probiotic which will help to further colonize your intestines. This product is called HLC Synbiotic.
The HLC Intensive only comes in a quantity of 30 caps, so you might want to order 2 bottles to start. You could go ahead and include the Synboitic with your order, because I think you will most likely need it. The reason I’m not recommending it first is because HLC Synbiotic has FOS, which can feed yeast. The HLC Intensive does not have FOS, therefore it is a better probiotic to use while you are working on clearing out the yeast from your body. Sometimes this takes time. You may need to be on the HLC Intensive longer than 4 weeks for the yeast clearing to take place, and may need to stay on a maintenance probiotic afterward.
Other helpful products are PaleoFiber and PaleoGreens.
- PaleoFiber – when consumed on an empty stomach will help move out dead and dying yeast, 1 TBSP a day mixed with water &/or a little juice.
- PaleoGreens – helps immunity and helps keep the body in a more alkaline state. Yeast are less likely to survive in the body when it is more alkaline, 1 TBSP a day mixed with water or juice.
- Immunitone Plus – this has strong immune boosting herbs, take one capsule, three times a day with meal. You could take 2 caps 3 times a day if you are very sick until you feel better. This will allow your body better support to fight the Candida yeast.
If your yeast infection is real bad, then you may want to go ahead with the Diflucan as prescibed. Dosing varies depending on what the doctor prescribes. If you have any questions about taking this drug, please consult with your pharmacist or physician.
Please keep me posted and let me know if you have any questions!