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Recurring balanitis and coating on tongue?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 04, 2013 at 4:57 AM

Hi guys I can't seem to fight off this problem I'm having. I've been strict Paleo for a long time except for alcohol(which I've eliminated now as well), which makes my symptoms flare up. Anyway here are my symptoms:

-Can't tolerate fruit at all, causes my tongue to turn yellow and my symptoms flare up

-Alcohol, turns my tongue yellow and causes my symptoms to flare up

-recurring balanitis(not very serious, just a little red, which I couldn't rid with an anti fungal cream), flares up from alcohol or fruit

-starches cause my tongue to become more furry than normal and instead of a yellow coating, I get a thicker white coating, what can this mean?

-acne which flares up from alcohol and fruit(face itches) but nothing noticeable from starch

-starches may have actually improved my balanitis a little bit but I can't seem to tell

-Probiotics seem to have a neutral effect but the more I eat the less of a white tongue I have when eating starch, it seems I sneeze when I eat probiotics

-garlic and peppermint oil caused my tongue to become very thick yellow and acne flared up while balanitis was neutral

I'm not sure of what to do, this is a persisting problem even though I have been strict Paleo for a long time. I take probiotics in pill form and also have raw sauerkraut and kimchi that I eat.

Does anyone have any idea of what I can do? I was thinking about getting a DNA Stool Analysis to get specifics but it's so darn expensive.

Thanks!

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on April 12, 2013
at 06:34 PM

For diabetes symptoms could be be extreme thirst, weight-loss, dry skin, excessive urination, headaches, nausea etc

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on January 04, 2013
at 05:39 PM

Hmm, maybe look into fructose malabsorption? The Primal Parent blog has info on that.

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on January 04, 2013
at 12:22 PM

I think you should eat starch if it makes you feel better (I would if I wasn't T2D). Just something to be aware of - thrush feeds off of sugar in your excretions.

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on January 04, 2013
at 11:50 AM

I'm only 18 and honestly I feel that upping my starch intake makes me feel better. I zero carbed for a month and didn't notice any improvements. Is there any other symptoms to look for?

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on January 04, 2013
at 11:02 AM

I've been FODMAP free for a while now :/

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on February 01, 2013
at 12:51 PM

I suggest you read one of the books by Dr. Crook, the expert on systemic Candida infections. It sounds like you have the classic symptoms. Going ZC should have shown some improvement but perhaps you need to go zero carb for a bit longer?

Otherwise, ... see a doctor. He/she might want to get culture tests for what is growing on your tongue and penis (, presumably they are the same pathogen). You will be prescribed an antibiotic or antifungal med, and your problem should go away. But I fear your problem might come back unless you learn to adhere to a low carb diet for a very long period (a year or more) and start taking probiotics (..homemade yogurt or sauerkraut would be good too).

_Lazza

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on September 06, 2013
at 02:49 AM

Are you sure you don't just have geographic tongue? It's common and benign.

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on February 01, 2013
at 12:05 PM

Just throwing another rabbit trail out there ... maybe SIBO?

http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-SIBO.html

Also Grapefruit Seed extract to kill yeast ....

Take probiotics at bedtime without food ....

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on February 01, 2013
at 10:36 AM

Things to consider:

white coating on your tongue MAYBE a sign of low stomach acid, poor/sluggish digestion, bacteria presence, etc.

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on January 04, 2013
at 09:11 AM

I agree with Autumn. Recurring balanitis is a tell-tale sign of diabetes. You should get your self checked by a physician. I had constant balanitis for about 6 months before I was diagnosed. As soon as I started low-carbing it went away forever.

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on January 04, 2013
at 12:22 PM

I think you should eat starch if it makes you feel better (I would if I wasn't T2D). Just something to be aware of - thrush feeds off of sugar in your excretions.

Ac44930a62044d038e16f027629b9206

(85)

on January 04, 2013
at 11:50 AM

I'm only 18 and honestly I feel that upping my starch intake makes me feel better. I zero carbed for a month and didn't notice any improvements. Is there any other symptoms to look for?

81feb1022a28f534867616b9316c7aa4

(638)

on April 12, 2013
at 06:34 PM

For diabetes symptoms could be be extreme thirst, weight-loss, dry skin, excessive urination, headaches, nausea etc

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on January 04, 2013
at 05:22 AM

Seems like you have a reaction to sugars, maybe look into the FODMAPS diet.

Ac44930a62044d038e16f027629b9206

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on January 04, 2013
at 11:02 AM

I've been FODMAP free for a while now :/

0c2e0f4af974345195292ea70c586c35

(0)

on January 04, 2013
at 05:39 PM

Hmm, maybe look into fructose malabsorption? The Primal Parent blog has info on that.

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