Our advice comes down to two things.
First, the symptoms of itch
. Contrary to your assertion, there are not
really "dozens of reasons to have an itch even when you are perfectly fine", at least in your case. Use of soap (by any pseudonym) is in itself
a very common provocative factor and Candida most certainly is another.
While not everything there is quite correct, the site you cite does
point out that Candida is frequently present in the bowel and to a lesser extent, on the skin, and not all infestations (the site does mention that the word "infection" is not entirely appropriate) are dramatic, so a recurrent
itch actually suggests intermittent overgrowth which on most occasions, resolves spontaneously.
point is that you clearly describe a critical episode with sudden damage to your foreskin, which you yourself
believed to be an "infection". Now the simple fact is that most
"infections" of the foreskin are either Candida alone, or are secondary
to a Candidal infestation, and many if not most are provoked
by the use of soap, damaging the skin or mucous membrane and facilitating the ingress of the hyphae into the skin layers.
The Netherlands Candida site does not
post Candida as a "much more serious imbalance that goes way beyond a mere local inconvenience". It correctly observes that the Candida is generally a commensal
- an organism that is present in the bowel which is relatively harmless and may even be quite helpful
in some circumstances as many bacteria in the bowel are.
yeast, and the treatment is the treatment. All we have said, is that you treat it until the problem is visibly
resolved, and for some time longer to reduce the "load" of the organism to a level at which it will not return soon.