Re: What Can Help My Eczema, Allergies, and Inflammation?
Both my gynecologist and my general practitioner said the coating on my tongue is possibly connected to my eczema. I actually did get my mouth swabbed and the yeast culture came back negative (I didn't ask if it was for both candida yeast and non-albican yeast). What you said is similar to me; as the day goes on and I eat certain things, the coating on my tongue gets worse especially if I eat bread. There are times when I would clean my tongue really well and all of the coating comes off, within the hour I can start to see it showing up again. I try not to clean it too hard because I heard about a controversy about brushing too hard leading to oral cancer because bacteria enter the gums or something like that. I've been trying to pay attention to how bad it gets after I eat certain things. Bread, coffee, and sugar makes the coating worse. I don't smoke or drink either.
I never bothered asking my gynecologist that I want to be put on yeast medications because my yeast cultures would always test negative (for all yeast including non-albican yeast) and I'm afraid I could be doing myself more harm than good taking something that I may not even need especially if their antibiotics. The last thing I want to do is over do it with antibiotics.
When I went on my diet, I didn't notice immediate results. I noticed a slow but consistent improvement. I didn't jump into the diet though because I tried to at one point and I lost so much weight and I have a small frame so that wasn't good. I began testing the foods that would flare my symptoms every now and then and within the hour I would start experiencing symptoms.
I'm kind of on a yeast-diet/macrobiotic/raw food diet. I also try to avoid eating meat since most meat is pumped with hormones and toxins including antibiotics. After consistently staying on the diet for many months, my eczema is clearing up, my skin isn't as dry, my vaginal and tongue issues aren't half as bad as they used to be, and my allergies weren't a huge issue. I can't do much about being allergic to dust/dust by-products and mold. I just continue taking OTC allergy medications.
I'm pretty sure you can take the Fem-Dophilus even though it's specifically made for women. It's just a probiotic, the worst-case scenario for you would be that it doesn't work. There aren't any other probiotics that I know of that contain those strains of bacteria except for RepHresh Pro-B which is basically the same thing.
Do immune related conditions run in your family (i.e. Hay fever, allergies, eczema, asthma)?