Group B Strep in Non-pregnant Woman
Hi Ted, I have been following your recommendations on Earth Clinic for a couple of years now. I am very impressed by your suggestions and have tried a few that worked. In the past couple of years I have developed itching and foul odor in my belly button. A culture showed I have Group B Strep there. Recently, I had a Pap Smear and discovered that I had colonization of Group B Strep there as well. I have had unexplained vaginal itching and like a "coating" of discharge for about 5 years. Bacterial Vaginosis and Yeast have been ruled out. I was informally diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosis. But I also have vitiligo that covers that part of my body and 40% of my entire body for more than 20 years. Most recently (2 weeks ago), I have been diagnosed with a Urinary Tract Infection that was cultured and came back as Group B Strep. I was put on Amoxicillin and after taking it 3/day for 10 days I have had no relief and now I have a really bad yeast infection. I tried the sea salt and Vitamin C remedy last night with no success. I am going to try homemade boric acid suppositories starting tonight and continuing for 14 days unless you have a better suggestion (for the yeast infection). I have also started today D-Mannose (2500 mg capsules) I have read the thread on Earth Clinic about UTIs and Bladder Infections but I suspect most of those are caused mainly by E. coli. Doctors usually don't care if you suffer from GBS as long as you aren't pregnant as it can kill your baby. I am really struggling with what to do about this. I have also been taking 10 drops 3/day of Colloidal Silver for over 3 weeks to help with a skin rash that developed out of the blue under my arms and spread to my chest, thighs and arms.
This is just a snap shot of what I deal with. I know you probably talk to a lot of really ill people, much worse than myself. I appreciate your time to reply in advance. You may publish as much or as little as you wish of this on Earth Clinic. My hope is that a new thread would be started dedicated to Group B Strep in Non-Pregnant women. A google search suggests I am not the only one with this very real problem.
Basic stats about me: 28 year old, Caucasian female, general health is way too much to type here but, if you are really interested I would be more than glad to share!
Thanks so much in advance.
New Orleans, La