Yeast infection in women

November 10, 2015 16:55
Yeast infection in women

Just like, you are aware that, there are several types of yeast infections, luckily, there are even several types of treatments for vaginal yeast infections. Choose the best ones from the below, that appears your kind.

Candida Albicans is a fungus generally found in the gastrointestinal tract and also in warm and moist places on the body like the mouth, rectum, vagina etc.

The fungi are normally kept in check by other microbes of the body. But the thing is, it can sometimes overgrow and cause a vagina yeast function, which is also known as  vulvovaginal candidiasis.

To find out whether you have yeast infection or not, observe the symptoms like itchy, red and swollen at the vagina area. Along with this, during urination and sex, there would be a lot of pain and also an unusual vagina discharge, which is generally chunky and thick.  

Treatment for yeast infection   

There are several drugs to treat vaginal yeast infections, like an antifungal cream, ointment, tablet, suppository, or medicated tampon.

All these are a part of the class of antifungal drugs. But they may cause vaginal itching and burning or even worsens those symptoms, if you already had them from your infection.    

If you opt for the treatment, the yeast infection will pass after one to seven days, (depends on product you are using).
If you feel that, a week is too long, use a single dose of a powerful azole oral medication, fluconazole (Diflucan).

What if there is complicated yeast infection?           

Generally, the pregnant ladies, or people who have uncontrolled diabetes or women with a weak immune system, experience the complicated yeast infection.   

For this type of infection, a long course (7 to 14 days) vagina therapy of an azole medication or 2-3 dose course of an oral azole, will do the favor.

Along with this, to prevent recurrent yeast infections, a maintenance plan, which involves the treatment with oral azole tablets for up to 6 months, should be performed.

Natural remedies to cure Yeast infection              

All bodies might not support to the medicines and other modern techniques. Such people need not google now, for the natural remedies. Probiotic yogurt and supplements, Boric acid suppositories, Tea tree oil, Garlic, can do all the favor, naturally.

It is to be noted that, home remedies are not completely backed up by the clinical trials.

Boric acid suppositories, would be effective against the yeast infections, including those caused by non-albicans Candida species.

Yogurt and supplements containing Lactobacillus, can treat the yeast infections. Even capsules of garlic and tea tree oil, is expected to do the same.   

By Phani Ch

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