Why do I keep getting infections?

NickNick82 Asked: Why do I keep getting infections?

I have good hygiene, I make sure I'm clean. I never take a bath, without showering first. So how is it that I keep getting these random infections? In the past 7 months or so I've had maybe a yeast infection (that one im not sure about?), a sinus infection, ear infection, uti? (Im not sure) some sort of infection on my breast (had a weird itchy bump that didn't go away for two months and now has left an odd looking spot in it's place), belly button infection (no piercings), another naval infection, now I think I have a uti (again) and another naval infection. I'm not sure if I have a urinary tract infection, or what. All I know is twice the past four months I've had a two or three week period where I felt like I had to pee really badly, all the time. I never had to go much at all, but I literally felt like I couldn't hold it. and it hurt, bad. I guess it burned? I feel like I'm getting more infections than normal. I mean, I get the sinus infection nearly every year…but I've never had this other stuff. I have some amoxicillian left over from my sinus infection, could I just start taking that? Lol


ozgirl Answered:
I have been getting really sick quite a lot lately, I have a sinus and ear infection right now!

If you are taking antibiotics for these infections, they usually lower your immune system. If your infections are coming almost instantaneously after one another it is probably because your immune system is very low and it makes it easier for you to get infected.

I would just say your body it trying to fight an infection, therefore making it easier to be infected by other things! I am no doctor or have anything to do in the health occupation it's just from common knowledge and my opinion!

Maybe go see a GP and see what she has to say.
Hope you feel better soon!

Paige Answered:
Often the reason you get a reoccurring yeast infection is because what you are using to treat it is not attacking the root cause of the problem. Often times this happens when you use the OTC creams like monistat. The creams do a good job of temporarily eliminating the yeast infection, but they do a poor job of addressing the actual cause of the yeast infection.

Personally I think the best approach to permanently stopping yeast infections is the natural way. Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

Oh and BTW – That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

Oh BTW2 – That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off once again and you get a yeast infection.

Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans.

Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

You can change your diet in conjunction with using the creams that you've been using and that will speed up the recovery significantly. But what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution instead. I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.

If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

izzy Answered:
You need to ask your doctor why.
People are more prone to infection if they are under stress, not eating properly, lacking sleep.It is also posible to be too fussy re cleanliness.

If you have antibiotics left over from a previous prescription because you didn't finish the course, that could lead to bugs becoming more resistant to them.

Best to see if there is an underlying cause first, then if there isn't look at your life style.

lolit Answered:
it sounds you have a very low body immune system boost it with good diet . enough sleep . immunizations and avoidance of too much stress .

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