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How do you treat Malassezia in eyelids, gums around teeth?

by Karen
(Osceola, AR, USA)

I’m a Type 1 Diabetic x 46 years, age 68. I’m on an insulin pump and never thought my diabetes was uncontrolled. Highest Hbg A1C was 8.1 and that was many years ago. Most of the time it’s been 7.1 or 7.2, lately my pump-Tandem T Slim states I am in range 80% of the time, especially since I began on a Candida Diet about 4 months ago.

The eyelid drooping started in October of 2020. Which proceeded to genital yeast. Tried Fluconizole over 10 times. Didn’t work. Used numerous creams and ointments. The ones that help the most are Lotrimin and essential oils, that I put in my tea and diffuser.

I’m a retired RN so I’ve been experimenting with different treatment methods especially since going to over -2 specialists and no one knows what is going on. I finally figured out it was Malassezia.

Due to my long history of diabetes, then after losing weight on the Candida Diet, it threw my body into a state of malnutrition, went from 140 lbs to 117. Which fluctuates a little up and down. It seems to be getting better in the genital area but is causing a lot of trips to the bathroom.

Started taking Probiotics, vitamins, liquid greens, carrot juice, very healthy foods to build vitamins; A, B’s, lots of water and Salmon. What more can I do. Or am I getting ready to die?

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May 31, 2021

by: Dan

The best thing to do would be to do a culture of the infected areas and send it to a lab. The lab can identify the species and test to see which prescription anti-fungals work the best; your doctor could then prescribe that drug.

Testing is also a good idea because Malassezia rarely infects a person internally, it is mostly a skin fungus. If it's in your mouth it could be something else.

If you are not able to do that, for severe infections Voriconazole is the drug of choice followed by either Fluconazole or Itraconazole. Ketoconazole shampoo or soap would also be worth a try.

Natural treatment methods would include grapefruit seed extract, oregano oil and possibly cinnamon oil. These can all be hot on the skin and are typically diluted with olive oil, but Malassezia does feed on fats excreted from the pores so either straight or with water would be best.

Diet wise, many Candida diets are to strict on the amount of carbs you can eat. The red and white blood cells require some daily carbs to function correctly so you can't cut them out entirely. I suggest 60 grams or less a day but consume complex carbs from vegetables, low sugar fruits and the right grains, not simple carbs from breads, pasta, rice, sugar, etc. However, being diabetic you might want to lower those carb amounts to 40 grams. Monitor yourself and find what works best for you.

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