way TMI - loose skin
I need to say that I shower twice a day, everyday. I also powder all those parts twice a day, everyday.
I think now it's due to the heat. I pretty much stay damp in that area all the time. It's hot at work and I workout - alot.
Is there anything else I can do? My doc prescribes Diflucan and I take it when I have to. All that's documented so hopefully my insurance will agree to a panni removal. It's as much thigh skin now though. I doubt my insurance will pay for a lower body lift. I'm not ready for that anyway. I've got alot of thigh to lose before then. And my panni really doesn't hang down, at least not to or past the mons.
on 5/29/12 6:36 pm
Do you put powder down there? If so STOP. The powder on the vagina promotes candida (yeast) overgrowth.
Try thoroughly drying the area. Change panties often - several times a day after a once over with a wash rag and cool water only (this of course is after you've already had your ONE shower for the day) Make sure the area is dry. Wear ONLY 100% cotton underwear. Do not douche under any cir****tances. I found that Y.I. medications that stay in the vagina for along time worked best for me when I used to have them. Take acidolophus (spelling) as much as it's safe to do so. Meaning, if you can take them 2 to 3 times per day....do it. I believe that the medication that I used to buy over the counter was Femstat. The more days of treatment the better, because the cream stays in the vagina for a long time. Apply right before you get into the bed.
I used to drink ALOT of malt liquor in the past, and I was plagued with yeast infections for a long long time. I was also plagued with them when I used to work out in the gym. But I followed the above advice (cut out the malt liquor) and I haven't had a yeast problem in like 15 years.
When dealing with yeast infections, sometimes less is more. I know you will have your skin removed so of course it will get better after that.
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Since they discovered that talc is actually a bad thing to use (it gets into your lungs in a very bad way) more baby powders have corn starch in them.
try this stuff called "monkey butt", its awesome.
Also, what you probably need is a mons lift (either in addition to, or instead of, a panniculectomy). A panniculectomy covers ONLY the removal of the excess apron of skin below the belly button but above the pubic area. In most cases, to get the panni removal approved it must hang down over the top of the pubic area. A mons lift, on the other hand, which is generally NOT covered by insurance even when you have pictorial and medical documentation of issues, pulls up the excess skin in the pubic area (and usually involves removing skin -- and the hair, BTW -- from the very top of the pubic area). If teh problem is truly that the skin that started out over the mons is hanging down too far, even removal of the excess thigh skin won't help.
I had the misfortune of also having a lot of excess skin there (in addition to the panni), and even when I had lost almost all the fat everywhere else, I still had some fat there. I had to have a separate surgery to do the mons lift after I had the panniculectomy. My PS said it was the largest mons he had ever worked on.
Good luck, and even though it is embarrassing, be sure to have medical documentation because that is your only HOPE of getting the PS covered by insurance.
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