Step 2 Answering Questions Is your face, chest or back covered in small, pus-filled sacs or pimples, blackheads or sore, red bumps? Yes No Do you have a flushed appearance, perhaps with redness around your cheeks, chin, forehead or nose? Yes Do you have a painful red bump or a cluster of painful red bumps? Yes Do you have a small, boil-like infection around a hair shaft or pore? Yes No Do you have red, tender and swollen areas of skin, perhaps around a cut or scrape?
Commonly referred to as a yeast infection, Candidiasis is a fungal infection that usually causes a watery, white, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharges. The discharge is irritating to the vagina and the surrounding skin. These symptoms are usually due to decreased hormones usually occurring during and after menopause. Current term is Genitourinary syndrome of menopause. It is associated with itching and irritation, but not pain during intercourse. Symptoms can last for several years.
In Stage 2, there is sparse growth of long, slightly darkened, downy hair mostly along the labia. This hair is usually straight or only slightly curled. In Stage 3, the pubic hair becomes darker, coarser, and curlier.
Education is the key. Not all doctors or medical facilities, especially in poor and underfunded areas of the country, can provide that education, and not all patients live in places where nutritional food supplies are readily available (see food deserts but you are correct, it can be managed with dietary monitoring.
Yup, that is almost identical to my experience with c. difficile, another terrible intestinal bug, last summer. I was very close to death by the time my neighbor called for an ambulance. Not a good experience at all.