Essential Facts On The Treatment Of Candidiasis
You will find that yeast infection treatment via oral modalities is limited to a handful of approved medicines. The problem comes up when we take into consideration that the cellular membrane of the yeast fungus is about the same as the cellular structure of the fungal membrane. The trick is to find efficacious compounds to kill the fungus and not harm the human cells. The outcome is that only ten or so drugs have been approved as antifungals that can be used orally.
These serious drugs are not for treating external yeast infections, but are reserved for the much more severe internal yeast infections.
The only way to accurately, safely and effectively treat a yeast infection is to receive an examination and evaluation from your doctor. Otherwise, you are most likely taking a guess even if you have seen the symptoms before. There are three different conditions that are called "vaginitis" and you could have one, two, or a combination of all three. What you want to avoid is using the wrong treatment and then experiencing even worse symptoms. When this occurs you end up making a visit with your doctor after all.
Oral thrush is the name given for a Candida albicans infection in the mouth and often occurs in children. Nystatin (nystatin oral) is an anti-micotic polyene antibiotic, obtained from Streptomyces noursei and successfully treats oral thrush To take Nystatin you simply swish it around your mouth, gargle, and swallow. Just keep in mind that if you discover a case of oral thrush in you or your child, it will require treatment and evaluation from a doctor. This isn't something you can treat yourself. Your health care provider might prefer another type of treatment. One major warning if you have oral thrush - do not ever try to remove the white patches by scraping. You will cause bleeding and more damage to the tissues under the patches. Also, the condition will become much more painful if you attempt to scrape it off.
If you have an internal yeast overgrowth or oral thrush, you may find the treatment is more complex than a topical yeast infection. Your doctor will have to monitor your treatment if you require any of the oral medications. The main group of drugs, as we stated above, that are used for antifungal treatment are the ergosterol inhibitors, which includes the azoles. Some azole drugs stop the ergosterol in the fungal cell membrane from being synthesized in the first place, so the cell cannot live. Regardless of which azole compound you use, the ergosterol is compromised and the cell will die. Human cells will not be compromised by the use of these azole drugs. They are specifically formulated to act upon fungal cell membranes. The more you study yeast infection treatments and symptoms, the more you will come to appreciate that it isn't a simple, straightforward condition. We only bring this up because we have seen that treatments vary so much. Some are a one-time pill that clears your infection up in a week and other treatments last a long time and don't respond quickly to the treatment. You might be facing another form of vaginitis - bacterial vaginosis or protozoal vaginitis. Both have similar symptoms but significantly different treatments. That's why we keep stressing to you that it is not a good idea to diagnose your infection without seeking the advice of your doctor.
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