Please help (ketoconazol)

So I have this skin fungal infection on my neck and my back called Tinea versicolor, resulting in skin discoloration patches, and the dermatologist prescribed for me Ketoconazole shampoo which is a very known anti-androgenic anti-fungal shampoo, and I’m worried about the possibility that it would make my symptoms worse and at the same time I have to get rid of this infection because it’s embarrassing and it’s causing me a social anxiety

Any suggestions?

It’s up to you what do you prefer, taking the risks of worsening your symptoms or having fungi in your skin.
I would honestly don’t even think twice, it’s not worth it IMO, but you do you.
Do you really think it’s a safe gamble? You could loose much for too little.

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I’m pretty sure there is other anti-fungals that are safer than Ketoconazole. Maybe she can prescribe one of those?

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Look into other anti fungals, this stuff is poison and there is a good reason the oral version was taken off the market, It absolutely messed me up, you can read my member story

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What about Shampoos that contains selenium sulfide, do you know if it has any anti androgenic component in it ?

In early 2019, I was prescribed clotrimazole lozenges for a fungus. It was out of stock at the pharmacy for whatever reason. Maybe that was for the better. I asked the pharmacist what I could use over the counter in the meantime. She recommended coconut oil saying it won’t be a quick fix though to give it time. It was all gone by the time my next appointment with the doctor was with her saying I no longer needed it, and the prescription was still not available yet. The fungus never returned, thankfully. I still wonder today what strain of fungus it was. Candida comes to mind. They never tested it. Fungal, bacterial, or viral, all infections can become life threatening, so I would not ignore treatment, especially if it gets worse. Infections are a more serious matter than cosmetics.

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What anti fungal treatments are there that are safe for pfs patients?

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DON’T. It’s not worth it!

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How are you doing, brother? Is the fungus going away? I pray it goes away and never returns.

Did it develop before, during, or after Ramadan fasting?

Hello brother, I appreciate you asking about my situation, actually I haven’t done anything in regards to my fungus infection, I’m feeling a little bit low after Ramadan because my libido went down, I’m trying to get back to fasting again but not eating or drinking the whole day requires a lot of motivation, which is hard with this devastating diseases, feels like this life is gonna be a very hard journey for me, and this depression is only making things worse

Anyway, about your question, the infection was there before Ramadan and it’s spreading with the same rate before and during Ramadan, also it has nothing to do with PFS, I had it twice in my life at the same area, and ketoconazol treated it for me, but this time I’m afraid to use it

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If it was me, I’d be looking at alternate anti fungal treatments and trying to find out if any of them aren’t anti androgenic.

A common theme seems to be that going on and off these substances before getting the disease is common. The 2 courses of shampoo may have your “primed” your body then the fin pushed it over the edge. “The straw that broke the camels back” comes to mind. When you used the shampoo before, did you have no side effects at all, or did you have side effects but they went away? Titan1 mentioned that he quit fin and the side effects went away, but they did not go away after he took it again and quit the 2nd time at half dosage. I don’t want you to ignore treatment because a fungus can kill just as a virus or bacteria can, but I don’t want your PfS symptoms to get worse either. (I did not capitalize the f because fin does not deserve its name capitalized or spelled out.)

The pleasure from eating and drinking seem to be 2 things most of us here never lose. Yeah though, my libido was actually higher during and shortly after my 3 day dry fasting than it was before this disease. Sadly, the boost slowly tapered off. I plan to do it again soon. I noticed that drinking licorice tea before fasting makes me not feel thirsty. Beware that licorice lowers potassium and raises blood pressure, so monitoring is essential. I guess if your potassium is high and blood pressure is low, licorice theoretically could help. I am fond of the taste; my favorite coming from Egypt.

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No brother I’ve never experienced any sexual side effects before finasteride, or even any significant health problem, all came up after my one and only dose of this poison

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I used Ketoconazol shampoo during my PFS times, and it didn’t worsen my symptoms. I doubt a shampoo would do much harm, or at least it didn’t in my case. I recovered.

Only one dose of my toxin of choice profoundly changed my life as well. Every day of my life I regret it.

On a better note, I did not eat anything at all yesterday and did not eat or drink anything at all today.

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There’s actually a famous Youtuber his name is Connor Murphy, he said that he suffered from finasteride side effects for 2 years and he’s back to normal, he did a 40 days water fast which is insane :joy:, but I don’t know whether fasting contributed to his recovery or not

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I wish I could fast at a clinic. I cannot afford the exorbitant price. 40 days is longer than I am comfortable with at home. I am so confident in fasting that even non-Muslims, including Christians and Atheists should participate during Ramadan. After 3 days of dry fasting, my libido gets higher than before I took the toxin. Dry fasting is preferable to water fasting in my experience. It is as if my body says: “I’m starving so I need to spread my seed quickly”.

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40 Days is a stretch and doesn’t seem safe at all, I can go 7 days max and even that has its risks. I’ve fasted in the past since getting this condition with some minor improvements but they always go away shortly after

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My local clinic charges around $500 (US) dollars a day for a private room. That is robbery!

I read that 1 day of dry fasting is superior to 3 days of water fasting, so that would mean 3 days dry fasting > 9 days water fasting. Maybe I’ll fast 1 day; eat the next day; fast the next day; eat the next day; so forth and so forth. The boost will hopefully stay and eventually because permanent, hopefully.

Feel free to do what you like, I am not trying to tell anyone what to do.

Fasting has been talked about around here since the beginning of the forum, I think. For years. It has not been something that reliably helps people. I’m not denying anyone’s experience, but I wonder if people who say the feel better after a fast feel better because their body has been screaming for food and it’s finally been given it.

As with most of the things that people have been talking about for years around here, if taking vitamins, going to the gym and fasting for x number of days was the answer, we’d all be cured.

I have been posting here for a few years and feel that the longer the Community spends time talking about things that cannot be proven and do not have a reliable track record, the longer we spend not focusing on getting real research into a treatment that works for everyone.