re: valley fever/coccidiomycosis -- I heard that a food grade peroxide will cure one from Valley Fever.
Los Angeles, Ca
Hello everyone, I just wanted to add a post to the Valley Fever section, and remind people to PLEASE research valley fever BEFORE posting misinformation. Firstly, VF has NOTHING to do with people's diets! Here are some facts from valleyfeversurvivor.com.
..."Coccidioidomycosis was first discovered in the early 1890's in Domingo Ezcurra, an Argentinean soldier. Some pathologists believed his skin conditions were the result of cancer. After tissue biopsies his illness was thought to resemble the protozoan coccidia, often found in chickens. To this day the name of coccidioidomycosis still represents this early misdiagnosis. The Ezcurra case was followed for eleven years and he ultimately died of his illness.
By 1900 coccidioidomycosis was established as a fungal disease. After an outbreak in the 1930's in the San Joaquin Valley of California, this disease was given its nickname “San Joaquin Valley Fever, ” often shortened further to “Valley Fever. ” The disease threatened national security during World War II when thousands of American soldiers became sickened while training in the Southwest. It even affects our military today -- as seen during a 2002 Navy Seal training exercise in California when 45% of the squad fell ill. There is still no cure for coccidioidomycosis and no vaccine.
Once a person or animal has contracted Valley Fever, the infection remains for life. Even if you were infected but lucky enough for your infection to become dormant, there is a risk that the disease can activate or reactivate at any time in your life to require surgeries, cause chronic illness, and possibly result in death.
If your doctor refuses to listen to you or to look at new information, we suggest you may wish to find another physician. A doctor's ego is not as important as your health.
Read much more here:http://www.valleyfeversurvivor.com/faq.html
I have not been able to get diagnosed yet, but I believe both my husband (a disabled veteran) and I have VF, I respond well to vitamin C and Protease, as well as heavy baking soda/hot water baths to help rash/skin issues-but the BC does NOT always help, and I have to use ALOT. Experienced some relief from Bronners tea tree soap previously for skin issues, may try this again.
I cannot believe how many people are really in the dark about VF, I hope if you post this it will open alot more eyes to it's seriousness, as I quite possibly feel the worst I have in my life from VF. Best wishes to all== Ty. Melinda
Fort Worth, Texas
I am a winter visitor to the area and appear to have valley fever. I am waiting on the confirmation of blood tests. What homeopathic treatments could benefit?
Albuquerque, New Mexico